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Thread: Holiday time

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16-Jul-19, 10:09
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It is like any other office job, 28-35 days holiday a year or something like that. They can technically take it anytime of the year but are under pressure not to take it during term time.

PS: not a lecturer

Thread: dyslexia and MA -is it possible?

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16-Jul-19, 10:03
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There is someone in my office with dyslexia and dyspraxia who is about to finish her PhD. Her drafts take a bit longer than they should but she has managed quite well.

Thread: To participate PhD forum

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15-Jul-19, 19:28
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Don't worry we are friendly. Ask any questions you have and usually someone will talk/answer them. Good luck with the applications anyway

Thread: How to stop feeling overwhelmed by information

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15-Jul-19, 19:26
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Make a bold hypothesis and try prove it. Use only the most relevant data that proves or disproves it to write a chapter. Rinse and repeat until you only have supplementary data.

I had a similar problem where I lost focus of my overall aims and tried to over analyse all my results. Eventually I worked out that only 2 variables really mattered and stopped trying to find trends among the chaos. I might look at those unused results one day but I know they won't fit in my thesis.

Thread: Molecular biologist position in academia

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15-Jul-19, 19:15
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I think they mainly have the overqualified problem. Some of them have done 2 or 3 very technical postdocs and now find that they cant get graduate jobs or senior roles due over qualification and lack of "real world" experience respectively. I honestly think with a post-doc you need an exit plan.

Thread: Molecular biologist position in academia

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15-Jul-19, 11:35
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Quote From pm133:
rewt, what are you basing that on?


The depressed postdocs in my university, so maybe not the best source in hindsight

Thread: Freaking out about the version of My PhD thesis submitted for correction😥😥

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12-Jul-19, 11:48
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I don't see a way to verify either way without telling the examiners. How big is the difference and will it matter that much?

Thread: Molecular biologist position in academia

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12-Jul-19, 11:45
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Generally the longer you stay in academia, the harder it is to move into industry.

Thread: Unsure about starting PhD

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12-Jul-19, 11:42
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Things are doing not that bad, you have a degree from Cambridge! Your project was 2:1 despite you not doing a viva which I would consider a success and you even got offered a PhD. You are definitely capable even if you don't believe it. Though have you talked with people in real life about your stress and mental health problems? Mental health problems can keep getting worse unless you address the problem and they can destroy your self confidence in the process. I would focus on sorting your mental health before making any major decisions.

Don't do a PhD just for the sake of doing one. If you have no interest in academia or the project, what is the point. You are just setting yourself up to fail.

Thread: Transferring the Phd to Masters after 3.5 years need advice

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10-Jul-19, 19:06
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In the UK you wouldn't have to refund the scholarship. Though you would have to pay any extensions.

Thread: Have any of you ever switched PhD successfully?

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10-Jul-19, 19:04
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I have seen other people on this forum dropping out and getting another PhD, so it can happen. If it isn't working it is sometimes better to cut your losses, learn from your mistakes and move on.

Thread: Should i start PhD again?

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10-Jul-19, 19:00
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Hi athar, you sound very torn between the two options. As others have told you ,doing a PhD is difficult and demoralising but that shouldn't stop you from doing it. I always think you should do a PhD if actually enjoy the work/project or research. If you enjoy the research the long hours, awful pay and mental anguish can sometimes be worth it because you like the underlying project. I feel that you should only do a PhD because you want to do the work and if you heart isn't in it now, it is going to be a tough 3 years. I am not going to say either way but if you do chose the PhD, make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons and not because you think that you should.

Thread: Genuine Temporary Entrant letter

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05-Jul-19, 11:24
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Could you show them your offer letter? Or email the university asking for an offer letter. Other people will have had the same visa problem, so they should know what to do.

Thread: what to get as a thank-you gift ?

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05-Jul-19, 11:23
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Jamie_Wizard, that is probably one of the best thankyou gifts I have ever seen!

Thread: Passed with minors!

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05-Jul-19, 11:21
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Congratulations. Very well done!
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