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Thanks AMartian for your reply.
That's so awful that you felt like that.
My days of being able to spend weeks away from home are certainly over. I think a frank conversation with my supervisor is on the cards!
I don't plan to go into academia. I haven't 100% ruled it out but I am doing this for other reasons.
Thanks for those replies. Much appreciated and made me feel better!
Thank you for your reply rewt. Glad that I was leaning towards the fact that I could not be forced to go.
I am doing my PhD as an older student. Married with care commitments, a husband who often works away, pets and a mortgage. My single with zero commitment days are long gone!
Looking for some views on the following situation.
I am undertaking a funded PhD. My supervisor recently suggested it may be a good idea for me to do an placement overseas as part of my PhD research. This is something that I really would not want to do. The country in question is also not one I would even want to visit. I really don't like being away from home and am at a stage in my life where I cannot spend extended periods away from my family. The thought of having to spend months in a country I don't want to go to fills me with dread.
No travel overseas or was mentioned in the advert for the PhD. In fact, the PhD is very much focussed on the UK which was ideal for me.
Do I have to travel if my supervisor things this would be a good idea or am I completely within my rights to say thanks for the suggestion but no thanks?
Many thanks for your input.
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