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Thread: Anyone met their examiners before viva?

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29-Apr-17, 11:14
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posted about 2 years ago
At my uni we were not allowed to have any form of communication with the examiners until after the award was finalised.
And when I had some questions regarding my minor questions, my supervisor contected them and then got back to me with their tesponses

Thread: PhD in distance learning?

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28-Mar-17, 13:08
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I was a PT and DL student, but it is not written on my certificate. It was not written on the confirmation letter either.
If I were you, I would ask about whether it would be on the certificate, eventhough I don't think it matters

Thread: Paper Request

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22-Mar-17, 08:41
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posted about 2 years ago
If you don't need it right now, and you can wait until the evening, I think I can access it.

PM me your email

Thread: Examiner Disagreement

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08-Mar-17, 16:29
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posted about 2 years ago
Massive congratulations! You desrve it!
Celebrate a lot!!!!! You, also, deserve it!!!!!

Thread: Paper help

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01-Nov-16, 05:31
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posted about 3 years ago
Anybody?????

Thread: Paper help

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30-Oct-16, 08:27
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posted about 3 years ago
Good morning!!!

Anyone with access to this?

Thread: Can anyone obtain the following paper for me?

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26-Oct-16, 13:13
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posted about 3 years ago
I have it! PM me your email

Thread: First year of PhD. Full time job and part time PhD student!! Please help. Writers block since June!!

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15-Oct-16, 15:45
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Maria212:
@enmaki - Wow..!!!!! I'm really impressed! I work 8 hours a day so wouldn't be able to fit 6 hours of phd everyday, maximum is 3 hours hence why I work on the weekends. Do you have any tips.?

So you invest 30 hours a week, howe did you approach your literature review.? How many books did you read every week.?


I have only one tip: Make a schedule and stick to it!!!! Make yourself "able" to study!

I can't tell you how many books I read every week, as 1) I am not that organised to read something from the beginning to very end, rather I always read from several books and papers at (almost) the same time, and 2) Quality is better than quantity!

Thread: Low ranked university, but fully funded and great supervisor

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14-Oct-16, 11:41
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I was at a low-ranked university, PT, self-funded student. I chose that uni because it was easier to access it (I work and live abroad) and because I liked the supervisors when I had my interview.
During my studies, they were enthusiastic, helpful and supportive. During my studies and with my sups help I managed to build a good cv with many presentations at international conferences and a few papers at journals.
I passed my viva with (very) minor corrections, and now (less than 6 months later) I have secured an academic position at a good uni in my country,
So, in a nutshell, my experience was not negative at all.

Thread: First year of PhD. Full time job and part time PhD student!! Please help. Writers block since June!!

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12-Oct-16, 10:36
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posted about 3 years ago
I did my PhD part time, while working Ful time in another country. On top of these, my thesis is written in English which isnot my native language.
You need to have a programme in your life and you need to be strickt with it.
I used to work for 6 hours every day, then 1 hour break for lunch, then 3 hours of PhD work, 1 hour at the gym, 1 hour break, and then 2-3 hours PhD work again. I almost never worked on the weekends.
I did it! So can you!

Thread: Viva prep: how many hours!?

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04-Oct-16, 07:38
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posted about 3 years ago
I don't think that anybody can tell you that you need X hours per day. It depends on a lot of things, i.e. how productive you are, how fast/slow reader you are etc.

When I was doing my viva prep I read my thesis 3 times, made a list of possible viva q&a (and almost all the questions I got were from there) and read 3 or 4 of the main papers I had cited (two of them just before my viva and I got 2 questions out of them!!!!).
In total I don't think I spent more that 4-5 full days of preparing, spread into 4 weeks, as I was also working full time and I am not a native speaker of the language my thesis is written in.

Good luck!

Thread: viva preparation

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16-Sep-16, 15:42
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posted about 3 years ago
If I were you, I think that I would prepare a presentation of my phd journey.... How I chose the topic, why there research questions, how smooth (or not) was the whole thing....
The examiners have your thesis in their hands and have already read it, so they know what's in it. Why tell them again? If they have quetions regarding your thesis they will ask, but they don't know the whole journey....

Good luck!!!

Thread: Viva Experience

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22-Jul-16, 14:20
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posted about 3 years ago
Well done RLD! You are more than half way there!!!!!
It is really good that the examiners explained what they want. It helps a lot!

I am sorry that you did not enjoy the experience, to tell you the truth I didn't either. It is s very stressful experience, although as time goes by you will feel better about it.

Thread: Off topic question

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16-Jul-16, 16:17
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posted about 3 years ago
So, my graduation is in a couple of weeks. After the ceremony I would like to take my supervisors out for dinner. But, since I am not living in London, choosing a nice, but not so expensive, restaurant that offers a good vegetarian selection is quite tricky.
Can any of you suggest any place where we could have dinner?

Thanks!

Thread: help with paper

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10-Jun-16, 15:39
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posted about 3 years ago
Why don't you try emailing the authors? Usually they are happy to help sending a paper.... At least the ones I have contacted sent me their papers almost immediately.
Good luck!
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