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Thread: I have been cring whole days about why this happen

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26-May-20, 21:36
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TQ, I am convinced I was dropped on my head a couple of times as a baby :-D

Thread: Postdoc applications

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26-May-20, 16:27
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Quote From bewildered:
Anecdotally I've been hearing at my university, that application levels for the small number of postdocs that can be advertised during a hiring freeze are very high and that the HR side is very slow as their systems don't work too well away from the university network. I'd give it a month to 6 weeks before writing things off at the moment.


This doesn't surprise me at all.
Unfortunately, I think the next few years are going to be particularly brutal for all of academia.

Thread: I have been cring whole days about why this happen

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26-May-20, 16:22
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It's also a shame that in the current climate, the original poster has not shown the slightest sign of care that her examiner could have contracted a potentially fatal virus.

Some people.......sheesh.

Thread: Can published peer reviewed articles of sections of research be used as validation?

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24-May-20, 21:07
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Looks like phd by publication is still an option.
Still requires 5000 to 10,000 words but well below the volume needed for a PhD.

Thread: Confusion about major revisions

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23-May-20, 17:44
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posted about 2 weeks ago
A good outcome is passing your Viva which you have done.
Congratulations.

Major revision just means you have a lot of changes to bring it up to the necessary standard to have it published. Nobody cares about this sort of thing but it can dent your confidence a bit to be told you have major corrections.
It probably won't take you 6 months and honestly I would just swallow your disappointment and get it finished so you can move onto the next stage of your life.

Thread: How do you deal with comments on your work?

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23-May-20, 16:27
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Quote From JSB:
Oh, yes, I do value the feedback. I wouldn't want it to be different. No feedback wouldn't be teaching me anything, so I don't want to hide from critique. I just want to be able to mentally deal with it better at times.

I realise it's a learning process and I won't be perfect, I tend to have needless anxieties which do not help me put things into perspective at times.


Your problem then isn't receiving feedback. It's that you have set an inappropriate level of expectation on the things you are receiving feedback on. You'll only allow yourself to accept making mistakes which are to be expected at your level. The problem with that is that it's absolutely arbitrary, has no foundation in anything scientific and is very damaging to your confidence. You'd be in a better place if you accept making errors (which you do) and that those errors can be as daft as spelling errors or addition errors (which you appear not to be doing). If you can accept making "daft" errors you'll be a lot happier. Maybe you worry too much about what your peers or supervisor thinks if they see those errors. Funnily enough, if you spoke to them and they were honest they'd show you countless episodes where they've made those same types of errors. Those who tell you they haven't are lying.

I would recommend finding ways of calming down over this. None of us are or were curing cancer during our PhDs. None of it is so important that mistakes of any kind are not allowed.

Thread: How do you deal with comments on your work?

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20-May-20, 20:07
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I always actively seek out constructive and honest feedback.
You need to ditch that "even soneone of your level....." thought process. A PhD is hard enough without knee-capping yourself over stuff that doesn't matter.

Thread: I have been cring whole days about why this happen

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20-May-20, 20:03
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Are you kidding with this post?

Thread: PhD Grant rejected. Any advise?

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16-May-20, 11:39
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pm133, the application was submitted March for starting Fall 2020...
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Absolutely - right in the teeth of a global pandemic and you'll be seeing a large swell of applications going in from those in their final year who know the employment situation is about to be dire for a few years.

Your rejections may not really be anything to do with your ability - just unfortunate timing.

Thread: PhD Grant rejected. Any advise?

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15-May-20, 22:54
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I imagine that PhD applications to all positions are going to be through the roof right now with next to nobody apparently hiring the latest crop of graduates (or anyone else at the moment).

I'm afraid you are going to have to keep trying in the current climate.

Thread: Going around in circles and feel pretty lost

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15-May-20, 13:36
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Hello,

Thanks for your reply. Firstly, I'd like to apologies for the many grammatical errors in my initial post. It's my own fault for writing so late at night!

To answer your question, pm133, much of the research in Computer Science currently focuses on (or at least involves) data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or IoT. I have been spending my spare time learning ML. However, I fear this will take at least 12-18 months and even then, I may not be able to reach a sufficient level to complete a PhD in the subject.


18 months seems rather long. Are you secure on the underlying mathematical principles of ML? In other words, calculus, differential equations, statistics/probability and most importantly linear algebra?

Thread: Going around in circles and feel pretty lost

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13-May-20, 10:53
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Maybe it's a good time to take a step back and fill in the gaps in your undergraduate background in your spare time?
You might only need a few months of going through online courses and videos from the likes of MIT.

What is it you feel you are missing?

Thread: Claiming Universal Credit during 5th year of PhD. Advice/ Help.

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30-Apr-20, 22:42
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This all seems to hinge on some vague description of whether or not you are "technically" still a full time student.

You really need to get some independent advice on this from perhaps Citizens Advice.

A simpler method might be to phone the UC hotline and tell them exactly what you've said here.

Thread: Information

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21-Apr-20, 11:25
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I would ignore the academic requirements of those jobs unless you have no degree at all.
Experience trumps qualifications in almost all cases when it comes to industrial engineering unless you want to go into industrial research. You'll probably find quite a few older employees in engineering still don't have degrees at all.

Good luck with this.

Thread: incompatibility with phd supervisor

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17-Apr-20, 11:10
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TQ, if changing research interests is genuinely the case then that probably is a better approach. The problem is that if you pretend the problem is one thing when it isn't, you risk having your bluff called. Whatever approach is taken, my advice would be that it is grounded in reality. If you are caught lying about the reason for wanting to move supervisor, he might see straight through it and that might cause more problems than it solves.

It's a difficult situation without a doubt.
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