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Thread: ORCID

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14-Mar-19, 11:29
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Thankyou! It sounds slightly irrelevant but was wondering if there are any long term downsides (like your old Facebook account). But it doesn't seem to matter that much.

Thread: ORCID

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13-Mar-19, 09:40
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Is there any point in signing up for ORCID? I see the point of it it being an independent way to document all your publications, jobs and grants etc. But is it worth a PhD student signing up for it or are there any disadvantages to having one?

Thread: Conditional Offer

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12-Mar-19, 19:47
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It depends a lot. I would recommend you assuming you need at least a 2:1 as that is your offer. If you are having trouble getting a 2:1 without extenuating circumstances you probably shouldn't be doing a masters. However if you have some form of extenuating circumstances they can be more flexible.

Thread: Achieved my goal even with the lack of supervisors

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12-Mar-19, 09:54
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Congratulations! You definitely deserve the PhD after all that.

Thread: Publishing undergraduate thesis - NEED URGENT ADVICE!!

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12-Mar-19, 09:52
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Withdraw and reapply somewhere else. The reviewer wants additional material that you can't give, so convincing him otherwise is not worth the time and effort. You could submit the corrections and the reviewer could still reject you on that. I would politely email the editor withdrawing saying that the reviewer was asking for excessive additional data that you don't have and don't think is relevant.

Side note- your supervisors aren't interested/willing to help? Is there names on the paper? Fastest way to get an academic to help is to offer putting their name on a citable paper.

Thread: Letter of reference-length

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09-Mar-19, 20:56
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It is the quality of the reference more that matters more. I have a reference from my undergraduate tutor saying " I would take him as my own PhD" and "he certainly is capable of doing a PhD if kept motivated". It is only 153 words but it is definitely a good reference.

Thread: ESRC management board

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09-Mar-19, 20:52
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You effectively have it. The management board will look over it and rubber stamp it unless they see something seriously wrong with the review process.

Thread: IS IT WORTH DOING A 'PIPE LEAK DETECTION' PhD (INDUSTRY WISE)?

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04-Mar-19, 12:16
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My filed has a few industrial sponsored PhDs but I am not sponsored myself.

Industrial PhDs vary a lot. They can be great ways to get a follow on job or a waste of time. What you really want to know is how committed is the business and how much support they are willing to give. I know someone that spends 2-3 days a week at the company trialing his equipment on site. Which is great experience if you ever want to work in industry but he can't publish most of his results, so will not have a career in academia. Also some companies will invest a lot of money in equipment/time into helping you which speeds along your learning.

Thread: Choosing a second supervisor

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04-Mar-19, 12:11
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I would suggest that you chose an internal supervisor as there is less hassle with meetings and availability. I would also suggest that when you chose someone suggest it to your primary supervisor as you want your supervisors to get along. I know someone who has 2 supervisors that disagree on everything. you can have supervisor that knows nothing about your topic except the methods - as long as it is clear they are there to help with methodology.

Hope that helps

Thread: Poster - landscape or portrait

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03-Mar-19, 18:34
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I would think it is portrait. Can you email the conference and clarify? They are usually pretty fast at replying.

Thread: Supervisor publishing my data?

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28-Feb-19, 09:45
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I may be talking rubbish here. But can your supervisor write a paper on the preliminary results (with fopcus on policy) and you also write a paper on the full analysis. Ie you both get a first name paper out. Just an idea on how to keep everyone happy.

Thread: I Am Struggling and Don't Know What To Do

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27-Feb-19, 22:30
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I don't want to be harsh but you need to make the decision on whether you want the PhD or not. Your attitude sounds like you have already given up. You can complain about the process and lack of support but if you actually want a PhD you will probably have to redo the confirmation. I would not hold much hope in the review unless you have the full support of your supervisors. So I would make the decision.

I would highly recommend you accepting at least some of what they said, they are professors and you are a PhD student, they know a lot more. Fighting them probably won't work but accepting what they said and saying you will work hard to address their comments probably will work. Take it as a learning experience and try not to take the criticism personally, they were critiquing your work not you. You can always make them eat their words and get your PhD.

I would also talk with your supervisors. What are their opinions? Do they think it was a joke, you should do the corrections or take the Masters? Seriously they are your best point of contact and you may feel betrayed but in any situation you need some support. You would impress them if you go in and say "This is how I am going to solve the corrections" and I need to work harder/smarter. Be the bigger person, be positive and just win them over instead of critsicing. All hope isn't lost.

That being said a Masters might be an option if you have enough work for it and just simply write up. If you are done with academia this is an option out. A PhD is harsh on your mental health and it could get a lot worse.

PS: This is just one opinion and I don't full details

Thread: Degree title change?

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27-Feb-19, 17:08
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I am in a department that has nothing to do with my undergrad or my project. I am at best vaguely connected to this department, but will always say I did my PhD in the project area. A PhD is a PhD and he can always say he got in the project area instead of the department.

Thread: Supervisor publishing my data?

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27-Feb-19, 17:05
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Your data can be in both your thesis and the paper. In my department at least, it is acceptable to put results in a thesis from a 3rd/4th name paper as long as you did the specific work. So publishing it specifically won't hurt you. But does his policy position directly contradict your interpretation?

Thread: New Offer, and I am afraid ! How to Get rid of the ghost of Bad experience as a PhD student

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27-Feb-19, 17:01
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I am so happy for you!!!! You did it and got an offer after all that hard work and despair.

When leaving a place, it is better to be up front and honest about leaving. They would prefer you to tell them and serve your notice that you to take a holiday and never come back. I would offer to do 2-4 weeks of notice to hand over your work and then go. Trying to cling onto an old job as back up never ends well.
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