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Thread: Part time work

18-Apr-12, 19:33
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posted about 7 years ago
I asked this question myself a few months ago prior to starting my fully funded phd, to find out if I needed to quit. What I can tell is that my uni had no real guidlines on this so I emailed my supervisor to ask about it, as he already knew I worked part time as it was on my CV when I applied. The response I got was that it didn't matter but that a full time phd should account for a minimum of 35 hours put into it each week, outwith that he said no one checked and it had never been an issue for students to give up earning a little extra money while the studied as long as they were still putting the work in on their research.

Thread: Contacting PhD supervisors

11-Jan-12, 15:20
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posted about 7 years ago
For me, I stated how interesting I found their project, explaining my background and why I thought I was a good fit. I then said that I'd like to apply for the post and any more info on their plans for the project would be good to have.

Always seem eager and that their project is your main focus (even when its not)

If you get a nice reply, showing interest in having you for the post, you can then as if you could come in for a visit and face to face talk (informal) to get a clear indication of if its right for you; the supervisor, the project and the university.

Although in the end for me this didn't work out (my MSc supervisor offered me a phd) I did get several interview offers.

Good luck!

Thread: Can I work part time during a funded phd?

10-Jan-12, 16:43
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posted about 7 years ago
Hi guys, I'm due to start my phd in a matter of weeks, but I read somewhere that you shouldn't be working at all on a funded post.

Could someone please help me out here?

I currently work 14 hours at the weekend which both my supervisor are aware of and haven't mentioned anything about not being allowed to keep my job.

Am I going to cause a problem with my funding later on?

Thanks for any advice!
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