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Thread: Summer Thesis Submission

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23-Aug-19, 15:36
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From Dr_Crabby:
Mu uni sent out an email before they arranged a date asking if there were any dates that were inconvenient for either me or my supervisor so they might do that and let you tell them when you're not available.


Lucky for you. Too bad based on stories I hear, I doubt that that is an option in a majority of institutions. Whilst I recognise that it's best to get this over with ASAP, I want to balance that with the ability to plan and not conflict with other commitments previously made. I also don't want to 'short circuit' the process by emailing the internal examiner directly (something which most institutions bar anyway) or even my supervisor and making the request myself.

I think there's a near 50:50 chance I may have overestimated the gap between submission and the viva itself.

Thread: Summer Thesis Submission

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22-Aug-19, 20:46
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by sirL101
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From pm133:
There is no standard timescale.
A friend of mine waited 7 months from submission.
My wait was either 6 or 7 weeks.
It took my own uni about 3 to 4 weeks to post my thesis to the external.
This phase was the worst part of my PhD.


What time of the year did you submit yours?

Thread: Summer Thesis Submission

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22-Aug-19, 19:23
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I submitted my thesis a month and a day ago. Although I understand that it may vary in general (I had colleagues who had their viva as soon as six weeks to as long as three months, sometimes four but that was due to extraordinary circumstances), from what I am reading, the expected viva dates for theses submitted during the summer months could be in September (more often than not, end or last week of September but I'm not sure if they are representative). The question though is, which part of the month is it most realistic to expect the date to fall in? Due to certain commitments I have planned, a late September viva seems fine for me, though first week of October seems best. I got a formal email from my uni's exams office that copies were sent to the examiners just last week (3 weeks after I handed it in) and say what if the internal examiner has not gotten it out of his letterbox yet. Are theses submitted to the designated point in July but only sent out last week (2nd full week in August) realistically headed for a late-September (at earliest)/early-October viva?

Thread: PhD thesis standards

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02-Jul-19, 11:16
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posted about 3 months ago
I am a little nervous of submitting since I have gotten word that it will likely end up in examiners 'encouraging [me] to do a bit more work before it is approved'. A few have interpreted it as 'headed for a major referral'. Have there been instances in the past where someone who has gotten comments that the thesis wasn't 'analytic enough' in terms of the use of the relevant frameworks went on to pass, i.e. even with major corrections?

Thread: Crunch time

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01-Jul-19, 23:15
by sirL101
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Hi! I am 20 days prior to submitting and am feeling a bit nervous. The supervisor has returned my draft with comments. In general, he said that although as a narrative the thesis goes well, the analytical parts are a bit problematic but advises that I have no time to address them. According to him, there were significant improvements nonetheless compared to the original chapters and that as it stands, it is at a point where the examiners could ask me to do bits more work before it gets approved. Does this mean that it has a decent chance of getting 'major corrections' (as opposed to a full resubmission)? Have there been outcomes that have turned out slightly better than expected given that a major issue is that the thesis wasn't analytical enough?

I just want to do my best with what's left.
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