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IN my opinion, the best thing for you to do now is relax!
I had my viva five weeks ago. I got so worked up and didn't sleep properly for ages before it.
I enjoyed my viva and I think from people that I have spoken to having been through it, tend to agree.
You've done the hard work now.
You supervisor SHOULD not of let you submit if they had any doubts about it passing.
Hope this helps!
The chapters in my thesis varies. The shortest was the intro which was 5 pages. My lit review was only 15 pages!! The main three chapters were all 60 pages (about 11,000 words).
What does your supervisor say.
I was worried about my Lit review but my supervisor said it was fine
When I submitted, I only had to do two soft copies.
I had my viva on Monday with some typo corrections, and now have to submit the hard bound copies.
It does cost alot to print it yourself. I used about ten cartridges printing all my copies, and it takes ages, but as I said when I had it professionally done, the images didn't look right.
When I spoke to the graduate studies office, they suggested places to get it bound and printed. Is there anywhere within the uni that could do it cheaper.
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I printed mine myself, it was a nightmare! I had two softbound and that cost £5, which was ok. The printing was cheap because I did it myself.
So far, so good!
For my hard-binding I printed six copies - two to submit, one for each supervisor, one for myself and one for the company I do research for (six copies). Its going to cost me £200 just to get them bound! (£35 each)
I think printing the thesis yourself is a good idea. I preferred it, because I have lots of images and I wanted to check the quality. I had some one print my transfer document and the images came out rubbish.
The thing that made me feel better it thats its almost over!!
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Its put a smile on my very anxious face!!
Good luck Smilodon. I'm sure you'll be great!
I'll be thinking about you.
I'm with bug, I'll hopefully (!) contribute to this thread after monday when I have my Viva :-s
Yep I feel your pain! I submitted my thesis two weeks ago and am in limbo.
I have funding till september and my supervisor is trying to get a grant to stay on for a year but I've been offered a really cool job starting the beginning of aug
I don't want to let my supervisor down but I never wanted to stay in academia!!! I don't know what to do
Do i take the job or risk the post doc?
I am also waiting for comments on a paper like yourself!
Do you need to sort out the childcare now?
I know I am clueless about these things having never had children!
As my husband keeps telling me - keep patient!!
Hope things work out for you
Just wondering if you have had any luck with the viva date?
It seems like an age since you submitted!!
I hope you studying is going well!
Its too hot to work!
I am so so sorry bug. I really feel for you, your family and family neighbours.
I am not sure what to say, except I am so terribly sorry.
Thats fab news.
Hope you have a nice rest now and forget about the thesis for a bit!
I am very much a non-believer!!
I much prefer my husband to pamper me every day of the year!
My husband is working today, so my plans include tidying the house, food shopping and trying to finish a chapter which seems to be never-ending!!
Congartulations - what great news! 8-)
I have to agree with you the accountabilty thread is a great motivator!
Haven't posted on here in a while - but thought I'd give you some encouragement since I'm awake early!
You can do it. I've seen your story unfold since you joined the forum and your so so close now
You go girl!!!
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