PostgraduateForum Rules

The Postgraduate Forum is here to help current, future and previous postgraduate students to exchange ideas, get advice and generally help each other out. Posts which:

will be removed without prior notice being given. The Postgraduate Forum team will be the sole arbiter of what does and does not break these rules.

Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

Private Messaging
Private Messaging must not be used for advertising, spamming or trolling. All post rules listed above also apply to Private Messages.

Removed Threads
The removed threads section contains messages which Postgraduate Forum moderators think is unlikely to be answered or where the question is answered in other sections of the site. Where possible a reason will be given. If you wish to reply to a message in the removed threads section you are free to do so. Moderators will then consider placing that thread back in the main areas of the site.

How do I delete one of my posts?
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Although these rules cover most common situations, they cannot cover everything. We therefore reserve the right to take any action we think appropriate to prevent the disruption or abuse of Postgraduate Forum in any way.

We reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules.