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Thread: Is it a disaster?

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04-Aug-19, 16:42
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posted about 2 weeks ago
When is the deadline? You might be able to do lot in that time.

Thread: Is my PhD ready to implode?

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30-Jul-19, 23:05
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Well I certainly didnt have that.

Thread: Is my PhD ready to implode?

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29-Jul-19, 23:58
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Its hard to judge as we dont know what data you have etc but I know my friend was told that she didnt have enough data for transfer and was fine.

I know its easier said than done but dont let that bother you too much and just get on with your work. Try your hardest, see what happens.
Or maybe you can set up a meeting with him and aks him why does he think you will not pass and what does he think you need to do to pass.

Good luck!

Thread: phd interview

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29-Jul-19, 23:53
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Questions likely to come - 1. Why do you want to do this PhD? 2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?/Why academia 3. Tell me about the most recent article you have read. 4. How do you organise your time? ...

Presentation. Slide 1 - Who are you background, skillset and a strong statement that you are good candidate because .. (background in microbiology/whatever) - max a minute here

7 minutes - focus of the main findings of your project, dont underestimate intro

last slide - apart from the these technical skills I can also bring - 1. I am a fast and independent learner - because I did this and that, I am problem solver because I did this and that....etc.


Good luck

Thread: Terminally ill parent during PhD

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01-Apr-19, 01:19
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posted about 4 months ago
I am very sorry for your loss fruibat. I am glad you got to spend some time with her.

Thread: Pregnancy during PhD: dealing with chemicals and advisor

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10-Feb-19, 23:48
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posted about 6 months ago
Hi,

congratulations!

It really depends what chemicals we are talking about i think. I would personally check all chemicals I am working with to see what the risks are.

Thread: Feeling totally defeated

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07-Feb-19, 00:59
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posted about 6 months ago
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Hi Nesrine,
I am in my final year now so I dont yet have the experience. However, just reading about the experiences of others (and obviously witnessing this myself) I have decided to leave academia.
Academia is much more unfair environment. They would retain many more great people, if they would appreciate people's hard work and talent. I am done with it.

So please dont feel like a failure if you do go elsewhere. It might be the best thing you have ever done....


To be fair any environment where there are more people who want to work in it, than there are jobs, is going to be highly competitive and feel very unfair to those who miss out. Academia is far from alone in that. I have a friend who is an actor - the horror stories he's told me make academia look cuddly.


Acting might be worse that's true. But the criteria for success are much easier to understand in industry than in academia.
Nowhere is completely fair.

Thread: Please help - considering formal complaint against University.

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07-Feb-19, 00:56
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posted about 6 months ago
I dont understand what is your problem really... I think you need to start taking responsibility for your own action/inaction.

Thread: Feeling totally defeated

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03-Feb-19, 19:54
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Hi Nesrine,
I am in my final year now so I dont yet have the experience. However, just reading about the experiences of others (and obviously witnessing this myself) I have decided to leave academia.
Academia is much more unfair environment. They would retain many more great people, if they would appreciate people's hard work and talent. I am done with it.

So please dont feel like a failure if you do go elsewhere. It might be the best thing you have ever done....

Thread: How much did you get drilled on knowledge of techniques you used during your viva?

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04-Dec-18, 21:42
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posted about 8 months ago
Hello,

just as the title say, I wanted to ask how much are you expected to know? I used quite a lot of techniques and I am quite nervous as to how much detail will I be expected to know.
Techniques such as Circular dichroism.

How much into detail do you need to know?

Thread: Kicked off PhD

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29-Mar-18, 21:12
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posted about 1 year ago
I agree with Tree, this is very unusual.
Dont make any rushed decision, I understand you are gutted and humiliated but do think about the appeal. This is weird.

Thread: First day of PhD but found out my stipend is 1500 e/month instead of 2800 e/month.

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23-Feb-18, 23:31
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posted about 1 year ago
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In all fairness to the poster, I know someone who got the full Marie Curie monthly salary in the UK i.e. around 3k a month. So, the poster has a point. Doing a PhD is hard work. It's rewarding work, but living off 1.5k a month is pretty tight. Most of us have to subsidize with outside work.


If people can't live off £1500 pm they have a problem. I lived off £800 pm during my 4th year and I lived on my own in a 2 bed flat and I had a car.

Surely not in London.
There are places where you can, there are places where you cant.

Thread: PhD application. Do I stand a chance of a funded PhD in Biosciences?

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13-Feb-18, 21:33
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posted about 1 year ago
No. Always an interview.

From my experience, it is harder with no first at both degrees but certainly not impossible. All PhD's in bio are competitive, not just the cancer ones. Plenty of people already have a good research experience, do you have a summer spent doing research or something similar?

Anyway, good luck.

Thread: Not enough to do?

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17-Jan-18, 10:12
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If you are already not a great programmer, I would start working on your programming skills. R is great for statistics (and can make beautiful figures) and python (or other language) in general. Great skill to have.

Thread: Hotdesking and laptops

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08-Nov-17, 18:05
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posted about 2 years ago
I find hot desking so distressing that it did play a role in my decision which PhD to go for. I hate not having my own (little!) space and would be stressing out every day if I will have a place to sit. Where do you keep your files, food etc.
I know its getting more popular as it saves a space but I will avoid it for as long as I can.

I have a work laptop but this was budgeted for from my grant. Could you ask your supervisor to get you one so you dont have to drag your own?
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