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1. As per below, questions will be asked regarding why you didn't make a formal complaint sooner.....
2. I'm pretty sure your supervisors' choice of examiner is final. Whatsmore, very few supervisors would want the stigma of having you fail therefore it might be wise just to go with it.
3. Most universities require a minimum period of registration (2 years?) before you submit a thesis. Plus, you're not going to be able to submit work for a PhD at one institution, having been awarded an MPhil for the same work at your current one.
So I didn't get an interview for the teaching assistantship in my department which is paying the insanely low wages. I have to say, I'm a bit annoyed as they're only interviewing people who've taken the course and so are 'familiar with its structure'. I took a very similar course at another university, though have experience of (a different) Masters course at my uni.
Teaching positions seem impossibly hard to come by (which is why people will jump for next to no money) and as there is so little in my department it looks like I'm going to have to go without teaching experience. This is particularly riling when I've just finished a three day teaching course!
Sorry for ranting, I just wanted to get it off my chest!
I'm interested in knowing what people get paid for being a teaching assistant on a course in their department. My department offer what amounts to £225 for 20 weeks (two terms) teaching/administrative assistance on a masters course. They insist you sit in on the lectures (2 hours per week) + there's a two hour seminar you're expected to attend each week. Plus administrative stuff. They pay only for one hour of this. How ethical is that!?!
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