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I am so cautious that I would keep thinking that I was going to get a flash on my screen saying FRAUD!! I know, really silly but that's just me. I was wondering if there was actually a way to just get access 'legally'. I have been offered one from someone but they are in IT and I tried once but can't access anything neuropsychologically-related. I will just keep chipping away at the ones I can access and when my supervisor has finished my funding proposal, I will bug him again to send me some papers through.
I am between degrees, I finished my MSc in Nov. and I start my PhD (officially) in Sept. The problem is, that my Athens account has been cancelled by my old uni and the new one won't issue me with a new password until September. This is really frustrating as I have started already to try and cram this big PhD into 3 years, together with my supervisor's support. He has tried to get me earlier access to no avail. Is there anyway to join Athens without going through registration day or are there other databases that are easier to access journals free. I have been here two hours and managed to download ONE full-text. I know my svisor will help me by accessing them all for me but I really don't want keep bothering him.
Otto, so profound
I did my MSc at the OU and I did my poster presentation and oral at MK. I liked the open-ness of the city, they have an active tree planting program and the OU is situated out of town in a nice area. It doesn't have character but would be a nice place to run (flat). The buildings of the OU are quite modern and new and really neat and tidy. There are buses that run from the campus to town regularly. I was invited for an interview for my PhD there but I was offered a place at my first interview with free fMRI facilities (worth £30000) in research money, so I grabbed with both hands. I cannot fault the OU, I have done a BSc Hons and an MSc through them and they are extremely supportive, helpful and most of all, they want you to do well and pass. I cannot speak as a PhD student but this has been my experience so far.
I am really sorry about your Nan and can only say what I did in a similar situation.
I lost my Dad when I was 20, an absolute shock, he was only 55. I went completely numb and just threw myself into my Honours year to get through but not a day didn't go by when I didn't cry first and then get on with it, it was a conscious decision to exist. The next year my best friend since childhood, also now my sister in law died from a brain haemorrhage at 25. Not only was I besides myself with grief but I was ANGRY. The only way I actually got through was by setting aside times to be angry and grieve and then getting on with the day. I never felt bad about my 'grief time' but it helped knowing it was my time to be angry and upset each day. I am dedicating this PhD to my sister in law because she was the one who told me to go to Uni with her and helped make it happen for me, it just didn't happen for her. Like Fluffy said, it gives me focus.
Filmfundi, that is funny, sorry
It is only a matter of time before the same happens here, my shelves are ditching in the middle
I have come to the conclusion that I am not going to feel guilty anymore but I am going to get more electronic (EndNote) and organize this mess, but where to start......
Well, now it is Saturday night and who's working tonight? I mean, it is party night. I am trying to decide whether to slump in front the TV with an unread journal ( I have a huge huge pile, still in plastic with my address label on ) or stay on here and try and find some more articles to print off and fill my growing bulging study with or just stay on here and spend money I don't have on Ebay and Amazon or just stay on here and upload more music onto my iPod or try and work out how EndNote works or work out how the new SPSS works or just make some tea and fall asleep in front of something on the TV that I actually don't want to watch but I am watching because my husband would like to watch it . Wow, so many decisions, I will start with tea........
I did an OU MSc Psychology instead of the MSc Res Method Psychology one. I am very fortunate that my supervisor is applying for the funding in his name and if we are successful, he is giving it to me because we are working together on my research. If it doesn't happen, then it is evening jobs, writing jobs, loans and more applications. The first year is the hardest and then once the pilot study is up and running, it is more attractive for funding for the 2nd and 3rd years, apparantly. I have no regrets, I have done the course that I wanted to do and now I face the funding but I am pig-headed and stubborn and don't give up!
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