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First APR review


Today I had my first annual progress review. Before the actual meeting, my supervisors read the progress report I submitted and congratulated me for the work done, saying that they were sure the pannel would remain impressed and satisfied with the work done so far. The actual review process started really well, with one member of the panel congratulating me for the report and commenting that he had enjoyed reading it. The interview process went quite well, considering I was really nervous at first, but I replied well to every question. I was surprised, therefore when after the panel had to decide on an outcome, they gave me a pass with small amendments. Now I feel I have let my supervisor down and that I didn't do a great job either writing the report or explaining it to the panel. At the end of the review, my supervisor sent me an email that had CONGRATULATION! as an object where he congratulates me and says that he is confident I can achieve the amendments required. I am afraid he is just being nice and supportive while I actually let him down after he took a chance on me supporting me in a PhD subject in which I wasn't specialised. I know I probably sound silly but I am always pretty unsure about my potentialities as a researche.