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Thread: Interpreting Supervisor Feelings

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14-Jan-13, 16:47
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posted about 7 years ago
Hello, I second what most of the others have said. When I first read the title of your thread my first thought was, why on earth would you want to know what your supervisor is feeling. Just listen to what he says about your work... You have a crush, it will pass. If you still have feelings for him after your PhD then you can think about the possibility of romance but even then tread very, very carefully.

The relationship we have with our supervisors can be confusing because it is a bit like a marriage: there has to be trust, cooperation and commitment, but don't let this fool you! Good luck, you've come so far now, don't let this damage things for you.

Thread: Even if you have a PhD you are not qualified to...

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06-Jan-13, 14:03
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posted about 7 years ago
In an ideal world it wouldn't happen, but it does all the time, especially with people who have a little knowledge but no real understanding of a subject. It's happened to me a few times. You just have to ignore it where possible and defend your position when necessary - which usually isn't too difficult given that these hecklers are not often well informed.

Thread: A PhD - Great, Now what...

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06-Jan-13, 11:40
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posted about 7 years ago
I feel similarly at the moment: I just want to finish the PhD and move on to prperly paid employment... Or a PGCE that will lead to a reasonably paid job/temp work. I've been looking at the fast track scheme which only takes six months. I want to continue writing my stuff though, I will keep plugging my research and hope an academic post comes up for me, either here in the UK or abroad.

Thread: research questions

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18-Dec-12, 08:22
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posted about 8 years ago
Yes that really does help. A lot! Thank you... Your examples are particularly useful. FAB!

Thread: research questions

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17-Dec-12, 13:44
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posted about 8 years ago
Hi forum folks, are there any humanities people out there who know about research questions? Things like, how many secondary research questions should you have, is five too many? It seems like a lot to me, maybe I should try to merge some of them. But I don't know... Does anybody out there have a clue?

Your wisdom would be muchh appreciated. XX

Thread: PASSED with very MINOR corrections!!!!

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13-Dec-12, 10:25
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posted about 8 years ago
That's all truly wonderful! Congratulations xxx

Thread: Is There Life After PhD? Jobs Market is Terrifying...

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09-Dec-12, 16:30
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posted about 8 years ago
I meant to say if you have a curriculum subject at any degree level! Haven't figured out how to edit on the new format yet! Just worked it out!!!

Thread: New forum design - what do you think? Any problems?

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09-Dec-12, 11:30
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posted about 8 years ago
I see Adam, it's all making sense now...

Thread: Is There Life After PhD? Jobs Market is Terrifying...

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09-Dec-12, 11:27
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posted about 8 years ago
Hi Eimeo,

I've been having some similar feelings lately, as I am - hopefully - coming towards the last leg of my PhD...

We are all hard working bright people though eh? The grit and determination I have had to have to get just this far in the process is collosal, much more I'm sure than is needed for most professions. I think if we can do this we can do most thinks we set our minds to. Yes it is very, very sad of we cannot use our PhDs for our careers, but that may be the case in the future... I'm just trying to deal with this possibility myself now and stay motivated to finish. I am determined to find career success after the PhD, in academia or otherwise. For me the PhD was always something I wanted to do for itself, so at least I will have the knowledge that I have done it to console me if academia doesn't pan out, or even if it does!

Perhaps there are better things out there than academia... Have you considered teaching in a private school? It is something I am considering as an option. By all accounts it's a good life with plenty of time to spare for your own interests and family etc. If you have a curriculum sibject at any level this could be a possibility for you.

Thread: I did it! Successful viva.

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08-Dec-12, 11:05
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posted about 8 years ago
That's wonderful news! Congratulations Pam xxx

Thread: September 2013 Finish - Hopefully!

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07-Dec-12, 10:01
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posted about 8 years ago
Hi all! I have had a tricky month with food poisoning, nuisance neighbours and some financial strife. So I am a month behind, still working on the 6k chapter and my outline... Christmas is my deadline son am aiming for 20th and hope I can catch up!

Thread: New forum design - what do you think? Any problems?

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07-Dec-12, 09:51
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posted about 8 years ago
It's ok. Quite a bit colder than the previous graphics, plus what's the compass/Bowie flash thing on the PGF logo? Also is it still possible to have the latest post come up first on a thread? Scrolling down is doing my head in a bit. Maybe I'm missing something.

Thread: Independent Chair

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04-Dec-12, 17:34
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posted about 8 years ago
Hi Pam, I agree that this all seems like a good thing! I've been looking up viva procedures lately, for my own reasons and this corresponds with good practice, from what I can tell.

Thread: Working at home

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30-Nov-12, 07:16
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posted about 8 years ago
Good morning Emaa, I had a very bad tummy on Tuesday and travelled to my uni yesterday, so that took all my time - I hope you had a good day! And I hope you have a good day today too.

I am getting a bit fed up of the whole PhD thing now, my crcumstances, being a student etcetera, I really want to start moving on and wrapping up the thesis. So I have to get cracking. This morining I am going to continue the re-drafting I was doing earlier this week and then go into the library later on.

Hope to hear from you later.

Thread: Working at home

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27-Nov-12, 10:00
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posted about 8 years ago
Morning, I've only just got up and had my breakfast. Am having a slow start because my blooming nuisance neighbour is ringing door bells at funny times of the night and morning 3am, 6am and 9am. Marvellous eh! So I have had very little sleep. He wnet through a patch of rining mne so I had a switch put in for it, but now it seems he is ringing other people's, and I can hear it! AArrrgghhh.

So anyway, I have an appointment early this afternoon so I plan to work until about 12:30, get some editing done, and then do some more work again after that. Maybe two hours more. See you later flks.
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