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Thread: Working and PhD study

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31-Jul-18, 14:12
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posted about 1 year ago
It depends on what work you mean. I worked pt at the weekend throughout my phd which my supervisor was aware of. As long as it's under the work limit set out by your uni it should be fine.

Thread: Research Tech to PhD with lower entry requirements at Oxbridge

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30-Jul-18, 15:44
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I had a PI that would only accept out of EU postdocs with government or industry (their countries industry) funding. And that funding went into a 'lab fund pot' where he decided what it got used for. :/

Thread: Research Tech to PhD with lower entry requirements at Oxbridge

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30-Jul-18, 15:42
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As said, you'll find it's not what you know but who you know when it comes to academic funding of projects and giving phd spots. Money talks.

Thread: Revise, resubmit, reviva

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27-Jul-18, 15:16
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There is a point you have to reach where you accept that in order to get your phd you have to fix/format your work to the standards of people you might not agree with. Suck it up. Do the work. Move on. And forget this.

Thread: Postdoc in academia to industry

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24-Jul-18, 14:14
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Especially rn in the CRO industry the chance that UK don't join EU compliance will hit the industry and threaten to kill it off in the UK. Companies (very well known ones) aren't investing big right now.

Thread: Postdoc in academia to industry

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24-Jul-18, 14:12
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I agree with both posters, but keep in mind that today's job market isn't great. The money will be there but they'll want experience or the other way around. Best to start applying early.

Thread: Tutoring undergrads while doing your Phd

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20-Jul-18, 15:38
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My best bit of advise is to know exactly what you are teaching them. Have answers to basic questions and have real life examples of what you are teaching. Entertain them with knowledge and you'll do great!

Thread: Major corrections and no financial support! :-(

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31-Dec-17, 22:08
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posted about 2 years ago
Don't want to be rude but get a job? Lots of students have to juggle writing up without financial help.

Thread: Postdoc/researcher without grant/salary

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20-Mar-17, 14:09
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Working for free in a lab will have insurance issues. Maybe look for a part time role and offer to teach for free would be better but I don't think you'll find a 'job' opening without a salary. Good luck.

Thread: I need a solicitor !!

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20-Mar-17, 13:26
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Do you 'own' the rights to your work though? It'll be argued that it's property of your PI or the university department. I'm sorry but I don't think you'll win and it'll cost you money to pursue. Think carefully.

Thread: Failed Viva

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18-Mar-17, 22:56
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Okay. Deep breath. You are not 100% at fault, your supervisors should not submit your thesis if it isn't to standard. Have they provided detailed issues w/thesis, and can you address these. If you can rewrite.

Thread: PhD Interview - what to wear (female)

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18-Mar-17, 22:51
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Have to agree with others, wear what you're comfortable with. I tend to wear dress trousers and blouse for interviews/conferences and I'm ALWAYS overdressed but it's nice to show you take it serious. Good luck!

Thread: Can I get a phd idea from an already advertised project?

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23-Jan-17, 01:16
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If the project is being advertised someone will carry it out and publish their results and thesis. While similar projects a par for the course, unless you have a unique finding your likely going to run into problems if they publish work before you as your results (if they demonstrate the same methods/outcomes etc) will run the risk of being done before. You then need to reference their work and prove you haven't just copied them. That you have your own experimental questions that you are investigating.

You might also run into funding problems and if your name is remembered from this university and you start publishing work they feel comes from their project.

If you like the project, research it and see what else you can add to the proposal, is their something else that can be the focus of a new project on the same subject? What you don't want is to spend 3/4 years working on something that a external examiner can say 'this was all published last year' or 'this looks exactly like what x group published' if you end up with that you are risking your phd if you can't show you've done something of significance that hasn't been done yet.

Thread: Sick of 2.2 haunting me. Please read and help me understand what I have to do!

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13-Jan-17, 19:45
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Quote From csonm:
Hi all. Thank you for your answers. I precisely did an MSc by research at the University of Kent, which was 1 year of research from day 1, and without a taught component. On my diploma, its written MSc, not MRes.


This I don't understand because an MSc is different to an MRes. I can't see how it's possible to do one and be awarded for the other.

I am almost 33, still with the same (if not more) passion to pursue research at the academic level as I had when I completed my MSc at the age of 22, yet I am scared of a 2.2 as almost all PhD positions ask for undergraduate transcript. It's crazy....


Okay wait, so it's been over 10 years since your undergrad and MSc? But you're currently applying for a PhD?

I'm not saying it's impossible, but you now need to show you have the relevent industrial experience or it will be very hard to compete with students just finished their undergrads and masters. Your age won't be the deciding factor but being away from the research will if techniques have moved on and you now have a lack of skill.

You will have to carefully consider what positions you are best appling for, ones that you can show you have the right skills for and passion to improve on. Good luck.

Thread: Sick of 2.2 haunting me. Please read and help me understand what I have to do!

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13-Jan-17, 17:59
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Also I don't even mention my grade for undergrad I just put Bsc in X, MSc in y. It never stopped my phd application going through, I didn't even mention my masters was a distinction. The fact that you can study to the level of MRes and complete, that should be enough to get you a phd, its just that you'll be up against other students with various grades and experience.

I agree with all that's been said, you need to let it go and continue with what you want. In the UK and MSc will automatically lift your 2.2 to a 2.1 and is more than enough to get a phd if you're the best candidate for the post.
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