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Try atleast for an MPhil. This will save you 1.5 years if you study for PhD again in future.
Writing for publications is a very good idea before Submission. But, I also have heard that many people gained PhD after failing in the overall task as well. I think it depends on your supervisor.
Working part time seems an attractive option or you can also take a leave of absence for 3-6 months to work on publication whilst keeping a temp job and save...
Hi, It is not clear from your post that if Etching/Fabrication etc would be a requirement or only simulation is needed for this PhD. Personally, I do not like Glasgow as a city, been there during early 90s and lived in Maclay Hall near woodlands road and Kelvin Park. Left within 3 months and I hated the local Accent. I found Glasgow a terrible city littered with street begging and drug gangs. I been to Birmingham University to visit a mate doing PhD there and she is not very happy about the help received from her department and had been left alone to perform her research. I think she was in Engineering College.
Personally, I think that Leeds has far better + a professional research reputation. Go for Leeds(up)
For UK you can check this website (http://www.findaphd.com/) for any PhD advertisements. You did not make it clear where are you based in the world and where you have been looking for PhD courses.
From my experience funding is first dispersed internally. So sometimes it's best to contact university where you gained your previous degrees to see if there is anyone offering funding.
I could not travel to USA due to greater expenses but universities like UCLA, MIT are super institutes that offer far better research techniques than any UK based university (in my subject atleast)
I always follow people who are doing doctorate in American Universities. Most of the research work in UK universities in really crap as far as my discipline is concerned.
My faithful advice is always go through the supervisors research pages to see if there is any ongoing research work. Do not go for a supervisor who has not produced reasonable publications.
That sort of supervisor could prove as a liability which you would need to drag with you in order to become successful at a later stage..
With the match fixing issues in almost every form of game, I do not want to engage deeply with my heart in any international competition. But I remember in 90s I almost watched every game with passion including football and cricket. However, I might go through a few games just for Ladbrokes and Willhill.
First of all 'Congratulations and wish you all the Best' If you really love that pic then you can write to the company who holds the copyright to get permission. But I think if you are not getting any commercial gain from using that picture then it would be absolutely fine. You can also cite that in the reference section as well...lol
I was in similar situation when I started my PhD about 3 years ago. I took 14 months break from studies to concentrate on similar matters and also resolving issues related to a stressful married life. It is true that many scientists spend all their life concentrating on issues which they later regret in life. This is analytical way of life anyway, the natural phenomenon is too complicated to understand successfully with the current state of the art (perhaps mankind will never or maybe in afterlife). Even a small home fly is much cleverer than any of my algorithms... that take ages on a Quad core processor to execute and generate enough heat to keep my room's warmth.
We can forgive ourselves and justify our research understanding that we are only humans and cannot compete with supernatural forces of nature....
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