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Blog: Are PhDs meant to be this stressful?

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27-May-19, 13:41
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posted about 1 year ago
We have all been there and it is a very real and horrible phase of PhD life, my only advice to you is be kind to yourself and try not to focus too far on "post-PhD life" until you really have to.

Thread: Upcoming viva - any tips?

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25-Apr-19, 09:27
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That's really helpful, thank you. My fear is not being able to answer those tough questions and the whole thing unravelling from there lol.

Thread: Should I quit my research assistant post!

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23-Apr-19, 16:25
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posted about 1 year ago
my job isn't related to my PhD at all but I sacrificed the job and the wages for less hours/stress and I am currently working as a receptionist but I have just submitted my thesis so just do what you feel is right for you.

Thread: Should I quit my research assistant post!

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23-Apr-19, 16:19
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I can totally relate to this, I have worked full time all the way through my full time PhD and it has really not been easy. I totally knackered my back going from a desk job to my home desk for so long, however

Thread: Upcoming viva - any tips?

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23-Apr-19, 16:13
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Well done on passing and getting minor corrections, I practically wrote my entire thesis in 6 weeks so the best I can hope for is major corrections I reckon. I just want it over with now.

Thread: PhD viva passed - some advice to return.

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18-Apr-19, 10:43
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I have just received my viva date this morning so I'm hoping I will be where you are in a few months lol. It's good to hear a positive story, well done!!!

Thread: Acknowledgements when your supervisors were awful

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18-Apr-19, 10:38
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Hi

I had this exact same issue but I only had one supervisor and she has more or less gone awol for the last year of my Ph.D. I acknowledged her as vaguely as I could, I tried to twist the truth as best as I could by saying that she had provided guidance and support and blah blah, I basically lied but I just kept the whole thing vague, like rewt said above, it's only acknowledgements and you have nothing to gain by pissing them off.

Thread: Upcoming viva - any tips?

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18-Apr-19, 10:33
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I submitted my thesis a few weeks ago and have totally taken the past few weeks off from anything PhD related, I have just received my viva date and it has brought it all crashing back lol.

Anybody got any tips on how to prepare for the viva and not get so nervous I forget my own name.

Thread: Publishing undergraduate thesis - NEED URGENT ADVICE!!

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11-Mar-19, 15:28
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I agree with eng77 but I would also suggest adding it into recommendations for future research, that way you have acknowledged the limitation of it within the paper.

Thread: Achieved my goal even with the lack of supervisors

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11-Mar-19, 15:25
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Well done on getting minor corrections - this gives me hope!!

Thread: Do family understand

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08-Mar-19, 14:27
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I can absolutely relate - my Gran asked me recently "have you finished yet, when can I start telling people I'm proud because we have a Dr in the family?" Apparently it's frowned upon to tell an elderly lady to F off lol.

Thread: Epistemology and ontology worries, please help

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14-Jan-19, 16:13
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Hey HennyPenny, I totally get the struggle with this. I have recently been writing this section of my method and have found Bryman's (2008) Social research methods to explain it fairly well.

Thread: Some tips I want to share about dealing with PhD anxiety now that I've completed it!

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14-Jan-19, 16:08
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Just what I needed to hear right now. Thanks!

Thread: Reassure me- I’m about to quit!

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14-Jan-19, 15:01
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posted about 1 year ago
In all honestly, I wish I had realised it wasn't for me sooner and saved myself all these years of misery. If you feel like this already, I say quit now and follow your passion.

Thread: 2nd year blues?

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26-Nov-18, 10:57
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posted about 2 years ago
Hey it could be worse, you could have 10 weeks left to do most of your qualitative analysis and write your entire 100k word thesis with no chance of an extension, like me, I'd say you're doing fine lol.
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