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Thread: First months of PhD and already thinking of quitting

12-Feb-19, 11:59
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posted about 3 months ago
Hi all,

So I just started my PhD at a Uk uni. Problem is I have been here couple of months doing random trainings and haven’t started any experiments yet. I am not really sure if this is normal or not but there doesn’t seem to be any plan for my project and I have no samples and honestly I have no idea what the hell I am supposed to be doing. I pretty much so reading and go to trainings but it is hard because ppl giving trainings want to know what and when you will be using the equipment and it’s hard to do a training without data/samples. I understand that it is a PhD ans you are meant to drive thinga yourself but I thought you’d get at least some guidance at the beginning. I feel utterly useless and have a feeling the rest of the group members think the same and don’t like me at all. I am kinda terrified of my supervisor as he might snap at me and not sure how to really bring this up and tell me to figure it out. I am constantly worries about my lack of progress and feel like if this is how things are going now two months in I might as well just quit. Has anyone had these issues?
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