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Thread: Apply for a PhD when already enrolled

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14-May-19, 09:44
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posted about 6 days ago
It could be helpful if you share here why you are having a hard time. I had a bad experience in my PhD and I might spot the real bad signs and the "normal" bad signs.

Thread: Apply for a PhD when already enrolled

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13-May-19, 14:31
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posted about 1 week ago
Hi. Of course you can. Actually I would encourage you to do so. Do not get stuck in a PhD you do not like.

Thread: How to apply to research PhD in UK

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08-May-19, 15:30
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posted about 1 week ago
Hello.
First you have to find a supervisor who is happy to supervise you and happy to help you to apply for appropriate funding either in Uni or councils. To be honest, you will hear a lot "I am happy with your application but I have no funding available". Also for non EU students, it is far more complicated. Everyone wants to go to the UK to do a PhD while the funding is limited

Thread: Email etiquette... how would you reply to this person?

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07-May-19, 11:42
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posted about 1 week ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:

Now I really should finish my thesis. Printing this week!

This is really big. Congratulations deep from my heart.

Thread: Email etiquette... how would you reply to this person?

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06-May-19, 15:01
by eng77
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Hi. I agree that addressing someone with name and no greeting is actually rude (not seeming rude). If I were you I would just use Hi/Hello first name. It is waht I think is best available response.
Be ware of something. Email communication is usually more rude than normal talk. I try to contact the persons personally or by phone first. of course this is not applicable in many cases such as yours. Also I found out that sometimes whatsapp group message communications tend to be less polite and less friendly than normal communications. It is just like that so try not to get offended (Sometimes I try and fail :)).

Thread: Should I quit my research assistant post!

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23-Apr-19, 14:26
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Is your PhD fully funded? Do you need the job financially as a full time? If your PhD is fully funded, I woud agree with ncrbrts to try to work less hour for less salary. If not possible, I would recommend to take a retail job.
Career wise it would be nice, but you tried it and believe me, there is no good coming from what you describe.

Thread: Publishing undergraduate thesis - NEED URGENT ADVICE!!

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11-Mar-19, 10:50
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posted about 2 months ago
Hello. First congratulations for getting something worth published in peer reviewed journal in Bachelor's work. It is really something.
The situation you described is not easy and you know it. I think you can only reposnd saying that this analysis was outside the scope of work. If the reviewer think it is mandatory to accept the paper, there is nothing you can do to convince him.
The second alternative is to submit to another journal which less strict criteria. Then the chance is higher. I had a paper gone back and forth for two years until accepted in another journal. In your PhD application cover letter and CV, you should mention your paper and state it is under review. Not all PhD applicants (and even graduates) have publications.

Thread: to brush up on basics or not

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10-Mar-19, 10:02
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posted about 2 months ago
You can put studying what is required immediately as a priority while spending (at least) two hours a day in refreshing the fundamentals. In my field, I found that the fundamentals are almost everything. In industry interviews, I was only asked about the fundamentals. Also having solid theoritical background would help in presentations and viva and improve your image in front of colleagues.

Thread: US Universities charge PhD students out-of-state tuition?

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01-Mar-19, 17:43
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posted about 2 months ago
It looks like a soft rejection. In UK they used to say they have no funding for non EU applicants. It looks like the US version

Thread: I Am Struggling and Don't Know What To Do

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28-Feb-19, 08:09
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posted about 3 months ago
I am sorry for hearing you had this horrible cold harted experience. If supervisors are not to support their PhD students, then of what use are they?
Having a prominent academic and a distinguised professor in the panel was not the best idea. Your supervisors should not have done that from the first place. They are academics who rarely like any work and are very hard to impress.
I would recommend to fight for the PhD and try as much as you can to prevent the downgrade to MPhil. In the meantime, you could take a short break (a week or two). It is also not a bad idea to start looking for another PhD just in case.

Thread: 'Anonymous' peer reviewer just emailed me about my article...

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27-Feb-19, 11:59
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posted about 3 months ago
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It's quite confusing when one reviewer is happy and recommends only minor changes and the other completely rips it apart and says that I need to completely change the angle of my argument.


Reviewers differ from each other. After reviewing many articles, I have "discovered" that I am of the kind of "soft reviewers". But I do not have intention to change this. On the other hand, I had colleagues who were really hard reviewers and tend not to like or appreciate any work submitted.

Thread: 'Anonymous' peer reviewer just emailed me about my article...

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27-Feb-19, 10:40
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by eng77
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posted about 3 months ago
I would recommend that you reply thanking him briefly for his feedback. Then follow the "official" recommendations from the journal reviewers and look at his personal recommendation if they are different from what he wrote offcially and try as much as possible to follow them. It is not nice I know but this is life. Not everyone knows how to express his opinion nicely.

Thread: The outcome of a viva was a resubmission

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20-Feb-19, 12:05
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posted about 3 months ago
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The rules state that for a resubmission, there is re-viva with the same examiners. Psychologically, emotionally, and mentally, I can not see the external again. I am angry for the unfair way that I was treated and felt let down my the internal, who was also the chair, for not intervening.



Perhaps you can discuss with your supervisors and head of postgrad to change the external examiner. In my uni, the external examiner is selected based on the recommendation of the supervisors with the agreement by the senate. Perhaps ask your supervisors to recommend a better external examiner?

This is terrible. I am sorry for this. I hate those cause pain for others just because they do not like them.
This is a general problem. Before viva, supervisors can recommend external examiners. But after viva, you cannot change the external because you do not like what he said. Now the argument should focus on "lack of fairness" and how she was unprofessional and spoke about irrelevant things. Theoritically, the internal examiner, who might also act as a chair of examination process, can push twoards a new external examiner. In paper submission and review, you can request that a particular reviewer NOT be a part of the review process and you might recommend some reviewers. Hopefully the faculty can understand this and appoint a new external.

Thread: Checkmark for guaranteed SR = WR

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15-Feb-19, 12:26
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posted about 3 months ago
Execuse me, what is this? does anybody understand anything?

Thread: Not sure if I should transfer?

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06-Feb-19, 23:25
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posted about 3 months ago
I would say your "contact" is more likely jealous. She is from this kind of people who suck happiness from us. They say negative comments in order to destroy your moment of achievement. Go forward and concentrate on your research. Remember that many brilliant students do not get a chance to do a PhD at all.
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