Hi everyone...newbie to this thread, here.
I've just started my 4th year (has to be my final year due to finance and the fact that I couldn't cope with a 5th!)
I have to finish some analysis (been awaiting (substantive) supervisor input for months) and then all the writing up! Had huge anxiety issues over the summer which are still continuing and I keep feeling like I'm losing time.
I have just submitted! So happy about this. My second supervisor raced through the final chapters in record time in the last couple of days once she had managed to work her way through some responsibilities and I made the corrections every time I received some feedback. Worked round the clock in the last day and evening and it has been uploaded and officially submitted.
Whew!! I will let people know of outcomes/corrections when it's marked. Most likely at least another 3 months or so before I even hear, but ah well. Best of luck to all on this thread-its a great feeling to be here at long long last. Just under 6 years to the day of starting the PhD as a part time student :) :) :).
Hello all, first time poster in this tread, I'm due to sumbit in early March...this is after getting an extension. So I already feel like a failure.
Worried I'm going to fail. I have very unsupportive and basically absent supervisor. On top of that I feel I'm slow and at this point feel resistance to reading over what I've written so far...it seems crap.
On top of that I'm n ot even sure I have enough data.
I have 4. 5 months technically , but the weeks go by so fast.
New member and first time blogger.
I received some general comments from my primary supervisor about my first complete rough draft, and there's a lot of work that needs to be done. I appreciate that it's my first complete rough draft and at least two of the chapters was my first attempt to draft them at all, but I still felt a little gutted and blaming myself for not taking more time. My maximum submission date is September this year, but time goes by so quickly and I don't want to lose a moment. Is anyone else experiencing doubt about their abilities and all the rest?
I am an Engineering Ph.D. student, and I will finish my 4th year this April. I have invested quite a lot in my research while striving with a lousy supervisor. I am working on a topic that doesn't fit into the institute I am working in. I know I shouldn't complain because I accepted this in the beginning. The lack of proper references caused me to always be in a self-evaluation mode. I have selected the position I have because I was passionate about my topic and I couldn't find any other advisor at the time. Because of the amount of work that I have to do all my hobbies faded away and now I only do this seemingly addictive activity called research. Although my colleagues describe me as a successful candidate, I always feel under a tremendous amount of pressure on what comes next and how to prepare for it. My supervisor is also no help at all. I have read on the forum that you shouldn't expect this, and that from your advisor, or the state of being continuously uncertain about your topic is natural but as I read more, I feel alienated more. I ask myself how people are handling these issues much better than I do. I have contacted several people in my topic and established small connections, to reduce the lack of context. However, I can't say that it helped much for the reasons that I don't know either and the damn pressure is just continuing to kill me. One day I am delighted that I became an independent researcher, the other day I blame myself to be a silent researcher who no one pays attention to. Just before the Christmas, my advisor asked me to stay another year, and I don't know why the hell I said yes to that.
At this stage in my life, I am very doubtful of what I should do next because I have lost the sense of what is normal and what is not anymore in decision making.
I have submitted my corrected thesis after carrying out major corrections which were suggested from the viva. However the internal examiner has asked to see me to go through the corrections. I'm feeling so anxious and stressed that she will not pass me. Has anyone had anything like this or know if it's a good or bad sign that she wants to see me?
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Dear all is this also a thread for applying for lecturer jobs? does anyone have experience on that? I have been working after my PhD in unis abroad and in industry but wanted to apply in the UK. My first attempts were rejections although i fill 90% of the criteria except the HEA licence.........anyone got tips on how to proceed? thanks!
I think I am trying to write (on history), but every sentence I write seems garbage to me. This is my final year, I am pushing myself so damn hard to finish my work, but I am constantly devastated by distractions. My problems are basically;
1-I can't seem to remember some vital, general details, although I thought I have known very well.
2-I constantly see other people's work, who worked on similar topic ( although I know mine will be very different from them, I know this is social science, I can't help but feeling hopeless, insufficient)
3-Although I write stuff, I fell its useless
4-I have an absent supervisor.
5-Time flies, I feel I am falling apart. I am totally lack of self-confidence.
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