Signup date: 19 Dec 2007 at 11:04pm
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Just ask yourself , ''can I work like this for another 3 years ? '' Once you complain , the relationship between you and the supervisor will goes from bad to worst.I would give it another month or two before taking any action. Also, since your collegues are not happy as well, you should speak to them and take action as a group , which in my opinion is a safer option .
I didnt slam the door , but I should have done to make a more dramatic exit . I was angry with the panel as well at one point because they asked me alot of impossible questions and it was a no win situation . I got the offer in the end but I wasted £25 on the application , £62 on travel which they didnt reimburse , 2 references and a whole day !
I also had to wait a month for their decision as well ; by then I wasted more time to apply to two more universities . I should have phoned them like you did CM , but I wasnt that bother as it was going to be my 3rd choice at the time.
For my interview at Cam I was floored by about 5 questions , but still got the offer . I have said '' I am not sure '' so many times in that interview , I thought they were getting sick of hearing from me. We didnt even shake hands in the end and I literately storm out of the room, thats how bad I thought it went.
I still cant believe they offer me the funding , maybe they prefer someone who is honest in their answers . I was polite and charming until the final 30 seconds , may be thats the quality that they were looking for. I prob were their 2nd choice anyway , as the other person turned down the offer.
EJc, I am at Leeds and not London !
Many thanks ! Kirsty , will there be any chance you are base at Bart's Medical School (Queens Mary University) , because I saw a project there on Cancer therapy , viral vectors and thought of applying but didnt at the end.
I had to wait 4 weeks for the offer from Cambridge after the interview , but it wasnt my first choice anyway so I wasnt too nervous waiting ; but the one at Leeds which was my first choice - I had to wait a week until I received the offer . It worth the wait thou since I really like the project and the department there . And some of my fiends are already there ! It is a fantastic City.
Nice, I think it is this time when everyone should get their places sorted !
ejc, are you studing in the field of cancer research as well, and where are you and Kirsty going to base at ? I am abit excited about the phD but also abit nervous about what I suppose to achieve in the first year .
Thats the same field I am goin to do in September , I got my place in Leeds after turning down the offer from Cambridge because I thought the supervisor in Leeds is more approachable and the project is more relevent and exciting. It is on the regulation of p53 protein / apoptosis , I prob will meet you at one of the conference or somewhere
I applied to three got interviewed for two and got both offers ! My advice to you , is to concentrate on applying one at a time , and make sure you understand the research topic you applied for . Also you have to ask yourself if this is really what you want to carry out research in .
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