Overview of kikothedog

Overview

Avatar placeholder
kikothedog
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 4:37pm
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at 9:25pm
141
Login to send a private message to kikothedog
page 1 of 9 recent posts

Thread: University Applications for PhD Study

posted
08-Jan-19, 21:04
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 1 week ago
If you provide your own funding most applications will be of interest to a university. If you are applying to funded PhDs the Uni will only care if they make you an offer and you tell them you're waiting to hear back from your other applications. You can accept one position and later withdraw for a better offer but this is frowned upon. But really, who cares, this is your career. Good luck.

Thread: Dilemma Another Postdoc (after a bad experience in both postdoc and PhD) ? Industry ?

posted
08-Jan-19, 20:59
edited about 3 seconds later
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 1 week ago
Nowadays, if you don't know the PI, your application will need publications, proof you can provide funding for projects, and are an 'expert' in the field. These things do matter in STEM

Thread: How do you keep to a research timeline?

posted
03-Jan-19, 22:16
edited about 16 seconds later
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 2 weeks ago
Don't kid yourself that you have time. You don't, you need to have a review done by yr1, experiments carried out and result to present yr2, further direction yr3, publish, publish, publish

Thread: Full time work while finishing

posted
27-Dec-18, 08:19
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
Needless to say that wasn't possible so I worked and struggled through the write up with very little help from him and it took two years due to 'communication' problems with my 2nd super. It'll be hard but you can do it.

Thread: Full time work while finishing

posted
27-Dec-18, 08:18
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
I was in the lab until my funding ended. Had to get a job to pay the bills while writing up but this did not go down well with my industry supervisor who thought I should take a year out to write up.

Thread: Over-60 Looking for Funded PhD

posted
22-Dec-18, 20:54
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
To me it sounds like your location may be a bigger issue than your age. Most UK PhDs are RC funded and age is not a deciding factor. But you may need to relocate. Good luck!

Thread: How can i find any proofreading job after university?

posted
21-Dec-18, 15:18
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
What are your qualifications for proofreading? And why hasn't your course prepared you for applying for these such jobs?

Thread: Unfair co-first authorship

posted
21-Dec-18, 14:16
edited about 2 minutes later
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
You may be/feel angry but imho you shouldn't. Just because you are doing 'different' work to the other student does not make you more important/first author over them when it could be their idea/study design.

Thread: Viva examiner close collaborator of supervisors - implications?

posted
21-Dec-18, 10:44
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 3 weeks ago
My first thought is you are likely to pass with minors!! But on a serious note, the external will be an expert in the field which is probably why they become first port of call for your supervisor. Nothing to worry about.

Thread: Disappointment:A PhD Retrospective

posted
15-Nov-18, 16:11
edited about 9 seconds later
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 2 months ago
If you have to published papers you have more than some PhD holders. Just push forward with your write up, submit and move on to a better project/department/career. You've earned it after years of work.

Thread: Disappointment:A PhD Retrospective

posted
15-Nov-18, 16:10
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 2 months ago
Projects can be handed off because you no longer have the time to start/complete the new line of research, and also because it can secure further funding for the dept. Don't take that to heart.

Thread: Finding a PhD with 2.2 in undergrad

posted
07-Sep-18, 09:17
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 4 months ago
A 2.2 will rule you out unless you have an MSc which then becomes more important than your 2.2 especially if you achieve a merit or distinction.

Thread: PhD dropout - finding jobs :(

posted
28-Aug-18, 10:55
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 5 months ago
Just because you get the chance to interview doesn't mean you get the job, I've been beat out by people with more years experience. That actually counts in industry against people leaving academic research roles.

Thread: PhD dropout - finding jobs :(

posted
28-Aug-18, 08:06
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 5 months ago
Remember if you were still studying you wouldn't be available for the role you interview for. Explain you'd learnt as much as you could and wanted to move your career on and the job you interview is perfect.

Thread: PhD dropout - finding jobs :(

posted
28-Aug-18, 08:04
edited about 7 seconds later
Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 5 months ago
As someone recently doing a round of job interviews, those questions are few and far between. If you can nail down the job requirements, show you are suited to the job, the whys don't matter as much.
page 1 of 9 recent posts

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, 77 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766