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Thread: Quitting a Phd that I already accepted

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10-Sep-19, 15:53
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posted about 3 months ago
I think eng is being harsh, you shouldn't take a position unless you are sure about it / can put up with it. My advice would be that, but to bare in mind that rejecting this position could be a very grave risk. I wouldn't reject it UNLESS you get offered something else you prefer, as you might end up with nothing. Eng is right, it won't be much of a strife for the Uni if you did quit, slightly annoying maybe, but plenty of others will be available to take your place. Your last question - is it wise? Probably not! But you only live once. Think long and hard about it.

Thread: Just received my PhD, interested in supervising grad students in field?

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02-Aug-19, 16:20
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posted about 4 months ago
Also - no chance of being able to supervise without being affiliated with a Uni - as who would award the degree?

Thread: Just received my PhD, interested in supervising grad students in field?

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02-Aug-19, 16:19
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posted about 4 months ago
Not really sure what you mean - if you want to do those things, you need to find a university that is looking for someone to do that and then apply for the job. They would be unlikely to offer you work like that if you contacted them unsolicited. Some of those roles would be what university academics do so there wouldn't be roles to, for example, help students with initial research - that's what the supervisor does. Some of your ideas sound like a research assistant role. So take a look and see whether there are any roles you're interested in.

Thread: A hazardous supervisor?

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27-Jul-19, 07:35
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posted about 5 months ago
Definitely stop collecting and move onto the next phase. Remember your supervisor cannot stop you from submitting you thesis when the time comes (eg he can't say 'you needed more data so the thesis isn't ready', if you and your other sups think it is ready). Could you try and freeze out your main sup by working primarily with your other ones, who seem more supportive? Remember again your supervisors are there to support, not control. Consider recording any future meetings, literally, in a device, (openly, not clandestine). If the supervisor is the grant holder you probably can't swap him, but you could try and minimise your contact with him.

Thread: Landlord and tenant...

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24-Jul-19, 17:26
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posted about 5 months ago
Tell him to take it, or he can jog on! Greedy swine.

Thread: Got a PhD in Teesside

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26-Jun-19, 06:37
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posted about 6 months ago
Also, Middlesbrough is a town not a city.

Thread: Got a PhD in Teesside

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26-Jun-19, 06:35
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posted about 6 months ago
Hello - please don't tell southerners but Boro is fine. It's a poor-ish ex-industrial town and has some problems that come with that, but no worse than plenty of other places. Good parts and bad parts but the town centre is generally OK, just a bit dated. There are also lots of students there now so you'll not be lonely or out numbered. The Uni is decent, small and friendly. You'll be fine, so long as you're not expecting Harrogate or Chelsea.

Source: from Middlesbrough, wouldn't want to come from anywhere else.

Well done by the way.

Thread: acceptance of offer

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10-Jun-19, 09:28
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posted about 6 months ago
Yes, you can say you've changed your mind. It's your life, not the University's!

Thread: Paper request

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07-Apr-19, 10:42
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posted about 8 months ago
The book is on Copac so your University should be able todo an interlibrary loan.

Thread: Good way to present multiple regression?

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22-Jan-19, 17:58
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posted about 11 months ago
To compare your whole model with the null, area under ROC analysis is pretty cool. Otherwise tables is the usual way.

Thread: PhD or job? Help please!

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09-Apr-18, 18:56
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posted about 1 year ago
Personally, I would take the job. Bird in the hand and all that. I would take the job, leave the PhD to someone who desperately wants it and will love it, and enjoy your time in the CS.

Thread: Feeling lost due to the strike

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29-Mar-18, 07:51
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posted about 1 year ago
For the record I'm a lecturer but I wasn't at a striking University. PM you are always going on about needing to stand up for yourself, well that is exactly what the lecturers have done. I guess you just don't like it when it affects you or your daughter? I suppose you think a strike would still be effective in the middle of summer? Lecturers don't ask to become rich (most won't) but have asked for the terms and conditions they signed up to to be protected.

In relation to what students can do. You will need to be active in your learning, which it appears the OP has done. It might not be as satisfactory but the whole situation isn't really satisfactory. The Universities themselves will have to come up with a solution to mitigate the damage done, so personally as a student I wouldn't be too worried. It will be top of the Universities' agendas as to what they are going to do. The lecturers don't intend to damage their students' education, obviously. In fact it might be an education in people power. It is unfortunate that students are the innocents caught in the crossfire here, but ultimately (especially as most students support lecturers) they are both fighting for future students.

Thread: Negative results...

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11-Mar-18, 08:51
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posted about 1 year ago
What do you mean by negative? As in - not as expected? Or you've done it wrong?

Thread: Almost written up, but feeling trapped

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16-Feb-18, 16:27
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posted about 1 year ago
Wholly agree with PM - jobs are in short supply, take it and tell your supervisor you've got a job elsewhere, so will have to make arrangements to submit.your thesis.

Thread: Start PhD in 3 weeks: no supervisor or project

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11-Sep-17, 11:17
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posted about 2 years ago
No, I haven't found myself in this position, but I think it is clear that you need to be contacting the University / Department with some urgency to get to the bottom of it.
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