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Thread: Can I still appear for interviews after accepting?

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28-Nov-16, 14:17
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Your supervisor for the project should have an idea if s/he will get funding. These things are very rarely last minute decisions. Send a polite enquiry about the position and ask if you can have assurances that the funding will be granted and be honest, say you can't self-fund and are considering other offers.

There's no point in accepting if the supervisor is already aware there won't be funding for the research. My current department and previous one where I did my phd have knowledge of how much funding they'll likely have which dicates how many phds/postdocs and research assistants they can hire for specific projects.

Don't put all your hopes on this one project as much as you want it to happen, it would be best to keep your options open and apply to other positions that interest you.

Thread: Advisor issues-quitting PhD

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24-Nov-16, 12:20
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Is it possible to have more theoretical chapters on what you aim to achieve and back it up with extensive literature reviews. Then propose a few pilot experiments which would show some of your objectives? You may have to organise equipment use yourself, it can be good networking and grease wheels with 'collaboration' papers.

Not all phds show ground breaking experimental results. You just have to show what you are trying to do is new to the field of research and has the possibility to advance knowledge. Good luck!

Thread: Guidance Needed!

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15-Nov-16, 15:23
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A phd is expensive when self funding and don't take this the wrong way but your supervisors won't care too much about your concerns. Look out for your own interests and don't waste your money on this.

Thread: Guidance Needed!

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15-Nov-16, 14:52
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If you are self funded and unhappy (which you sound) then walk away. Take a year or three in the real world, enjoy life and if you become motivated again and can still self fund you'll get another try. Good luck!

Thread: Bioscience PhD: time it takes to get used to lab techniques and be more confident.

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15-Nov-16, 12:33
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In general terms 3-6 months would be the norm but depends how often you're using them. If you keep getting something wrong ask for advice from someone else in the lab. It's okay to get help as you learn.

Thread: Acept Phd, then cancel again?

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09-Nov-16, 12:01
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Also, supervisors will have plenty of people ready to take the place if/when you turn it down. The funding is in position and student are really a dime a dozen. This is your future so be sure to do the project you want.

Thread: PhD prospects after disappointing MSc results

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09-Nov-16, 10:52
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Just have BSc in subject X, MSc in subject Y. Grades don't matter as much as demonstrating the level of research you are capable of. And you've shown that by getting the MSc. Don't worry so much.

Thread: Starting off PhD with a new project (from scratch)

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08-Nov-16, 11:10
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Also set up a meeting w/ your supervisor and explain your project and decision making at this stage, is your plan workable and do you have good methods to build the foundation of your research on? Good luck!

Thread: Starting off PhD with a new project (from scratch)

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08-Nov-16, 11:06
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Unless you used the methods and techniques during undergrad then you aren't expected to be an expert at this stage. Ask your lab mates for advice, chat about what your doing and what's going wrong.

Thread: Quitting the PhD at the Final Hurdle

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08-Nov-16, 10:11
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You need an income so look for a job, any job. And you might not like it but get that extension and finish writing up. It may be of benefit later in your life to have a phd no matter how much you hate the process rn.

Thread: Acept Phd, then cancel again?

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08-Nov-16, 10:04
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Sounds like your first choice will be taking you, maybe email your supervisor and state you have been offered another phd position but if he could confirm his intentions of giving you his post you can turn it down?

Thread: Very depressed over typos in Phd thesis...

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03-Nov-16, 11:49
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If typos are the only problem in your thesis then you are golden. Seriously, take a list into the viva with you, correct them before getting it bound. Done. They won't care as long as it doesn't affect the results you give.

Thread: RR corrections list

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02-Nov-16, 10:33
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It might sound hollow right now, but break it down chapter by chapter and section by section and just do everything that's asked and at the end of that you'll have your phd. Get it done, and move on. Good luck.

Thread: Advisor Stepped Down: Don't Really Know Why

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02-Nov-16, 09:53
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Regardless of why he stepped down, if you have results and can write a thesis, what's preventing you from submitting? Surely you still have supervisors who can advise you with what you have left?

Thread: Industry Job help/general entry-level job help etc

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27-Oct-16, 10:34
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But a phd, if funded, will offer you more training, the chance to publish, improve your employability and keep the bills paid for a few years. PhDs are hard, but they can be very rewarding. It's worth considering.
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