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I was told during the phone interview and then I recieved an email about half an hour after I got off the phone. Again I think it was because there was an approaching deadline for the funding.
I agree with golf pro. I think it could have gone either way. Man U dominated the first half and chelsea the second. Penalty shoot outs can go either way. They did well to get to the final.
What course do you want to do at westminster? Is it in the school of biosciences?
I call myself PhD research student or Research student.
It's not too late when I was applying for my masters I applied quite late, actually it was in June for an october start. I still got offers for both courses I applied for and one was with funding. I hope it works out for you.
lol sorry I mean I finnished my MSc in september 2007 and started my PhD in october 2007.
I finnished my MSc in september 2007 and started my PhD in october 2008 but I havent had my MSc graduation yet (will be next month). So you can apply for an october 2008 start if you wanted to.
I am also in urgent need of a chauffer driven Limousine so that I can travel to the university and back home again and all of my other engamements.
I also require a live in chef to cater to my dietary requirments
I feel like you do now and im at exactly the same stage as you are I thought it was just me who felt like this.
Sorry I just saw your question about the 2 different research projects. I did two totally different projects for my masters and MSc too the only thing they had in common was that I used molecular Biology techniques. So what I used to do is talk about whichever one was more relevant to the PhD I was applying for and then when I spoke about my practical skills I would say I have a good working knowledge of Molecular Biology techniques xyz and gained form undergraduate and masters project. But I always kept both on my Cv so they would see both but only one in the covering letter. I dont think you really need to explain why you changed area My undergraduate degree and masters were kind of related but I ended up doing totally different projects I never expalined and it seemed to be fine I wasnt asked why at the interviews I went to either.
Hope this helps.
Yea you can but I would try and tie it in with my generic skills which are useful for PhD students. I did 3 months summer work in a lab (technician) at GSK which had nothing to with any of the PhDs I applied for but I said it had given me time management and organisational skills. I dont know what you did for the work experience but if you had to keep records or something I would put it as an example of good record keeping skills alongside any labnote book you kept. Something like that.
Is that helpful?
when I write covering letters In the first few sentences I explain (briefly) who I am, where I saw the PhD advertised what Im currently doing and what I want to do in the future.
Then in the next paragraph I explain why I want to do the PhD and try to relate it to a previous project I have done and explain what i would get out of doing it and why at that Particular uni.
Then in the next paragraph I describe my skills which would make me a good applicant.
Then I finnish by saying I hope on looking at my letter and CV they would find me suitable and I hope to hear form them soon.
This kind of thing has worked for PhD applications for me in the past so I just stuck to it.
I hope this helps
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