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Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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28-Jul-19, 15:24
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Don't get me wrong posters can be god but I been rejected by so many times I just want an oral. I think posters are great if people visit them but I have been to a few conferences recently were I shouldn't have even bothered. At the last conference, I was in the back corner of the poster room behind a pillar. Again they can be just as good of an oral if some people read your poster.

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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24-Jul-19, 15:54
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Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Which part of the States, rewt?


I am looking at conferences in Boston or Colorado, either would be great. I am submitting abstracts to both but will only go if I get accepted for a oral presentation. I am done with posters.

Thread: Landlord and tenant...

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23-Jul-19, 20:04
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It is a negotiation, someone has to compromise. I would make sure that the contract ends in June as you can then treat it is a 10 month contract. If he doesn't budge just say you need think and say you are looking at other places. Sometimes that gets them to compromise.

Thread: Paper submission - awaiting final decision after awaiting admin processing

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23-Jul-19, 20:00
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Is it a small journal, in which case it might be due to holidays. I just submitted to a journal and got an auto reply saying to expect delays due to editor absences (only three editors).

The other option is that the two reviewers gave very different decisions and they are quickly asking for a third opinion.

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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22-Jul-19, 22:47
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Quote From Jamie_Wizard:
Not part of the workshop! Can you guess where? :-p


Mexico?

For conferences I have visited the lovely cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and York. Unfortunately there are regularly a lot of good conferences near my university so can't justify any where sunny. But I am hoping to blow the last of my bench fees on a trip to the USA next summer.

Thread: Have any of you ever switched PhD successfully?

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22-Jul-19, 22:45
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Be honest and professional about the reason why your left. Explain why it didn't work out and what you could have done better. You could use one of the typical reasons for leaving normal jobs as they are similar. Most people are generally accepting of you leaving as long as you can give a coherent answer. But I wouldn't bad mouth your current supervisor, university or project.

This person had a successful experience similar to yourself
https://www.postgraduateforum.com/thread-55637/

Thread: Writing-up Fees & RCUK Funding

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22-Jul-19, 22:37
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The document probably also states that the studentship lasts only three years. Charging for extensions is pretty common and allegedly pays for your supervisors time and other stuff.

Thread: Is it time to give up on PhD aspirations?

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22-Jul-19, 22:35
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2 years is a long time waiting and I can understand your frustration but you don't need to do a PhD right now. Getting a "typical" job does not rule you out from applying for a PhD in the future. Sometimes 2-3 years in industry can bolster your CV and make you a better candidate. There are plenty of PhD students who start later in their careers and there is no shame in that. I think you should do what is right for yourself.

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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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?
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