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Thread: Supervisor blocking studentship contract

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11-Sep-18, 16:05
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posted about 3 months ago
This won't help the original poster but for anyone else cobsidering this sort of arrangement, it is vital that you have a full signed contract BEFORE you start quitting jobs, signing tenancy leases etc.

Thread: When would you know that a material is worthy to be published?

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10-Sep-18, 20:02
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posted about 3 months ago
TQ, this thread is 6 years old.
fenlon_lisa has re-opened it solely to sell their online editing services.
It's tedious that this is happening again on this site.

Thread: Supervisor blocking studentship contract

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10-Sep-18, 19:57
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posted about 3 months ago
Ignore. Didn't read original message properly.

Thread: Psychology and Drama

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07-Sep-18, 16:08
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posted about 3 months ago
Quote From Crions:
Hi dear!


Interesting way of addressing someone.

Thread: Finding a PhD with 2.2 in undergrad

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07-Sep-18, 16:03
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posted about 3 months ago
Having a 2:2 will absolutely not rule you out as I personally know of two people who have done this.
However, a 2:2 is a very poor academic baseline from which to attempt a PhD and I would never recommend anyone trying this without at least upgrading to a Masters first.

Thread: Published in new peer-reviewed open access online journal: something to celebrate?

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06-Sep-18, 14:52
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There should be a special place in hell for those who re-open posts which are nearly a decade old, for no particular reason :-D

Thread: Quitting PhD after four years

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06-Sep-18, 14:47
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It's totally the wrong time to be worrying about whether you are any good or not.
Time is of the essence. Just get the thesis written and worry about the rest of it in March.
The only thing you can do to make your situation worse is to voluntarily do something which will leave a near 5 year gap in your CV.
So, find a way of sucking it up and get the thesis finished.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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06-Sep-18, 05:19
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rewt is right, there really is no magic solution to this. I would say though that Unfortunately, talking about burnout isn't going to be helpful for the same reason I gave earlier. Anything related to health, mental or otherwise, is going to be a massive problem I'm afraid.

It really isn't fair but I'm afraid this seems to be the way of things.

Thread: Msc Students and Interns

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06-Sep-18, 05:10
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Personally I would go to my supervisor and tell her there was nothing for these students to do and that I didn't need any help at the moment. I would also tell her that I couldn't see a way to chip chunks of my work off to hand to them without it causing me delays amd disruption - the exact opposite of what she intended.

Maybe I am getting old but I just wouldn't stand for that sort of behaviour. Nobody gets to treat my time with such contempt.
Of course there are ways of getting that message across without being a dick but you need to learn to establish boundaries with supervisors because if you don't I guarantee she will do it to you again and again.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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05-Sep-18, 15:12
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You could say that you decided the particular research path you were following turned out not to be of interest to you and that after 18 months you realised it wouldn't bear fruit.
You would need to prepare for some tough questions but this is a better approach I think.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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05-Sep-18, 15:09
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Quote From notsurewhattodonow:
Give your MH as the only reason, no need to mention the other stuff. Then prove you are now stable. They can't discriminate against disability. Go for it, and believe in yourself.


I would strongly recommend you do NOT follow this advice.
Telling any prospective employer that you have any sort of mental health problem is potentially disastrous for your career. You absolutely can and will be discriminated against in my opinion.

Thread: PhD depressed partner - how can I help?

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31-Aug-18, 00:59
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I think he is using the PhD as an excuse but it doesn't matter. The only thing that does matter is that he no longer loves you. After 6 years that is not great but you need to find a way of accepting this and move on. You need to focus on your own needs for the next few months. For what it's worth, I think it would be better not to go to his university. I can't see any good coming from you trying to persuade him to stay or try again in the new year. He has made it crystal clear he wants a clean break. If you truly love him, you will give him that.

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

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31-Aug-18, 00:48
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posted about 4 months ago
It is very common to find PhD's being funded, at least in part, by industry. Do you have a business in mind?

Thread: 3rd yeard PhD and I feel hopeless

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30-Aug-18, 01:35
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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.

Thread: How to cope with depression

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28-Aug-18, 16:33
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posted about 4 months ago
Yeah sometimes when someone behaves that badly from day one it is better to cut your losses.
At some point, soneone will take a stand, record all of these interactions and start suing these bastards.
There is no excuse for treating people like that in this day and age.
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