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Hey pineapple, I think you will find your interview experiences much more positive now you have been awarded your PhD so keep up with the applications! I did an interview yesterday and the panel didn't quiz me as much about it as others have done in the past. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this? Also, I think I probably came across much more confident in myself now my PhD has actually been awarded.
I actually had a bit of a cry (tears of happiness/relief) when I was finally awarded mine- it is a very strange feeling indeed to know you have made it after such a horrible experience.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. You deserve it :D
Good luck Pineapple. I hope they let you know soon!!! It sounds like they have completed their individual reports and are trying to reach consensus on the joint examiners report- most likely on what corrections might be needed. I am every faith you will not fail. Please try to keep positive (which I am sure may almost be impossible at this stage). I had a few further corrections to do after my resubmission, it is of course annoying but at least you know for definite the end is in sight. I had to add another table, change the structure of my discussion (again), and had a few other smaller issues to address e.g. inserting a few references to work they thought should have been included. So don't worry if you do indeed have a few few additional things to do :)
I have everything crossed for you and am sending you loads of positive vibes and a massive virtual hug!!! :)
I can't believe this. But as you say, try to focus on other things. Try to enjoy the holidays as much as you can- if nothing else than to relax and take a bit of a breather from the stress of it all. I really do wish you all the best for January as I am sure they could not possibly justify keeping you waiting beyond the end of the month.
Pineapple it really does seem that perhaps luck has not been on your side. If your internal is no longer at the uni, this is most likely the reason for a delay (amongst other things), but I understand you can't help but think negative thoughts!
I really think you will be ok, and I am sure at this stage any corrections will not phase you as you will just be so glad to have a final decision.
In no way in my previous post was I suggesting rushing anyone into a decision, but merely highlighting that I know how this feels, and I think it is awful they have kept you waiting so long. You obviously do not want to rock the boat until you have finished, but at the same time I do think you have been let down badly.
Thinking of you this week and really hope you get some news.
Hang in there :)
I would like to think that the examiners should realise the immense anxiety you are experiencing. Surely they will not keep you waiting until after Christmas??????? Is there a way you can check the guidelines for the examiners set out by the university? Within my institution is stated a decision must have been reached within 6 weeks of them receiving the thesis (I would give a few weeks over depending on when thesis was submmitted). In your case they have had more than enough time!! This is a disgrace and I really feel for you. I would be beyond anxious now and just getting angry!! In fact as someone who went through the resubmission process I feel really angry on your behalf haha!! :)
Hey, I was in a similar position to yourself last March. Please wait until you get your examiners report outlining what exactly they require you to do. It may not as bad as you think. Yes you have a bit more work to do but put it this way- if they thought you were not capable of doing it, and thought the end result would not be sufficient for a PhD, they would have awarded you a mphil instead. This way, you sort of get a second chance? I would definitely take the job. You are not the first person to have major revisions to complete- it is more common than you think. What I will say however is that during this process it is vital to have the complete support of your supervision team. I would be lying if I said it was easy but if you have got this far, I think you can definitely see this through to the end! :)
I really hope you hear soon. I know too well the impact awaiting the decision has on confidence levels. Look at every interview as getting one step closer. I always made a list of the questions I was asked after an interview, and soon could predict the type of questions they would ask depending on requirementts of the post. You will get something- I know how frustrating it is, but try to concentrate on the positives :) i.e. you ot short-listed, you are getting interview experience.
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