This is the first time I have posted in this forum but I wanted to have a moan!!
I had my viva earlier in the year- I was given a revise & resubmit verdict.
Annoying thing number 1: They said this was because I was starting a new job & didn't want to put pressure on me to resubmit in four months. (I have just resubmitted after four months anyway!)
Number 2: I only received a joint examiners report and had to base my revisions on the points outlined within this- this was 1 page long and consisted of about 5 points I had to address. This was despite the guidelines for examiners document stating in black and white that a student should receive a list of revisions required from the internal.
Number 3: I was initially told only my internal wanted to see the resubmission- however, it was then discovered that this in fact was not allowed and the external would have to re-examine (didn't realise guidelines had changed apparently?). It was my external who had the most issues with my thesis so I am now panicking he will rip it apart again!
Number 4: Lack of support from certain people whose job it is to provide such support and respond to emails of concern.
I have to say my supervisors have been great throughout this process. I completely agree with the majority of the comments made by examiner. That was bad thing about my viva- it was more "why didn't you do this?" rather than allowing me to defend- I was basically preached to for an hour! I feel that my internal never liked my work anyway, and the external was the one type of person we never wanted examining my PhD. I can't believe my supervisor thought he/she was a good choice (I had no say on the matter what so ever!)
I didn't agree with a revise and resubmit based on a few comments that were clearly not going to take me a year to complete. I also can't believe I was basically penalised for starting a new job and changing location. I got started on my revisions the day after I received the report and have worked every evening and weekend to get them finished.
So, I resubmitted last week and I will be anxiously awaiting the verdict. I am hoping it will be clear how much work I have put in and I have outlined in a document how I addressed every point. It is just a little concerning that I didn't have much to go on.
Anyway, moan over
Keen to hear from anyone who has had similar expereince..............................8-)
Congratulations, that is fantastic news; well done for all your hard work, excellence and perseverance.(up)
I just wanted to congratulate you on getting through your resubmission and passing. I'm delighted for you. So inspirational to see that it IS possible to pass a PhD after a resubmit verdict.
I resubmitted my thesis back in August and I'm expecting results in October. via an email from my department. I asked my examiners at the viva last year of a second viva voce and they said no.
I know my resubmitted draft was MUCH better than my original submitted draft and I made sure to cover all of their major recommendations. I covered almost all of their suggestions for improvement, but due to the changes I made covering the major recommendations, some of their suggestions for improvement were irrelevant. I'm starting to feel sick with worry :( Just hope I've done enough. I don't know what I'm going to do if it's bad news. I'll be letting down so many people if it's bad news.
Anyway, massive well done frazzled. You're my inspiration :)
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