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Thread: Reassure me- I’m about to quit!

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07-Jan-19, 14:06
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posted about 1 year ago
You have not said why you want to quit and why "it's just not for you". Some perspective may help others give sound advice.

Thread: what are my chances of getting a funding for my phd

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26-Sep-18, 18:57
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posted about 2 years ago
The more applications you make, the higher your chances will be. Of course these applications should be of acceptable standard and tailored to each position.
Since you are an international, limit your applications only to positions that offer funding to overseas students. FindaPhD is a good starting point t. I am an international and I got my PhD scholarship through it.

Best of luck

Thread: Is it possible to link your phD to industry scheme after staring?

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30-Aug-18, 19:23
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I am an international PhD student in biomedical sciences in UK at the end of my first year. I am funded for my phD by the university except for the tuition fees difference between UK and international rate (difference = £9000 per year). I am wondering if it is somehow possible to link my project to industry so that they can fund me for the rest of the following years and assuming my supervisor has no problem with that. I understand that this will also have effect on intellectual property and such things but I am just curious to see if someone has done this before or similar approaches.

Thanks

Thread: 3rd yeard PhD and I feel hopeless

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30-Aug-18, 19:09
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Quote From pm133:
What worked for me was designing my thesis into chapters to get the overall "plot". I then subdivided each chapter into a series of headings, subheadings etc until each chunk required no more than 3 to 6 pages and was a self contained unit. I did all of this without writing a single word. Each chunk of a few pages was easier to manage and writing was easy. An additional benefit of doing this was that I kept the plot intact and everything flowed seamlessly. My further drafts were then fairly easy as well. This is a trick I learned as a software engineer. You dont write a line of code until you have broken everything down into manageable pieces. I have seen countless people broken by the experience of writing and thinking as you write. The job becomes overwhelming and the result is an absolute mess.

This is the best advice in my opinion. thanks pm133

Thread: Will I be too old to apply for Ph.D. at the age of 30

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05-Jul-18, 22:12
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I have several PhD colleagues who are in their late 30s and 40s, so as others already have said age isn't an issue. However, just because your colleagues are going for a PhD doesn't mean that they are going to be better off. Each path has its own pros and cons depending on your circumstances. Go for a PhD if you think that it will benefit you in the end (whether going into academia or getting positions in industry that necessitate having one).
Best Wishes

Thread: Supervisor Question

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09-Feb-18, 13:44
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Normally PhD students are not advised to teach in the first year of their studies to focus on their projects. I am a first year phD student and that is what I was told when I asked. So I think it is normal.

Thread: How much reading did you do in your first year?

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06-Feb-18, 17:20
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If you carefully read one paper/day (in my field papers are normally 7-10 pages) that will amount to more than 360 papers a year which I suppose will be more than enough. Quality reading and consistency is the key here.
Imagine having fairly understood almost 1000 papers (more or less) after 3 years. I guess that would make you an expert in the field and worthy of a PhD in the end.
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