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Hi, major mistake in thesis. Don't know what to do. Submitted and viva is coming up. I'm happy with my thesis as a whole and think that the work will pass (also been assured by sup that there shouldnt be a problem). Results were presented well and thoroughly. Technically I'm in an arts department but work is based on the recording of large number of objects in a database. Discussed with supervisor that raw data only needed to be included on a disk so that examiners could look if they wanted to. In the chaos of submission I forgot to include the disk. I guess this could be a major correction, but if I turn up with the disk maybe it will be ok?
this is awful, and I can understand your concern. There are a number of options, the first being do nothing but obviously you would feel horrible. Second as has been mentioned you could talk to the new lecturer and tell her whats going on. Third, you could wait and see what happens, and if there is some action against her you could speak up, but then there will be questions about your involvement and why you didnt say anything. Is there any way that you could get hold of one of the petitions? If you could bring the petition to light now without naming and shaming the lecturers involved it would be ideal. Finally, you could go down in a blaze of righteous glory! Stand up in a departmental meeting and out the creeps, give a speech about your department being like a family etc etc etc.
I was asked some time ago to go and do some work on the other side of the world. Its awesome, I've been to the country a few times and really liked it and I enjoy the project and want to be involved. But there have been some funding problems and now they cant even pay for my travel costs. So Im basically going to have to pay loads of money to go and do the work. It will be really embarrassing if I let them down, its unlikely that they will find anyone else willing to do the work and my personal relationship with the team will be damaged. Ack! I'll be broke if I have to pay this!
Hello everyone, can you all give some advice on how to go about leaving UK academia for another country? I know this will be very general without knowing my paticular subject area. Obviously I can just apply for jobs when they come up, but my country of choice (Canada) rarely emplys non-Canadian citizens. I've heard of people being given grants to work at other institutions, maybe as visiting researchers/lecturers etc. but how would one go about finding such an opportunity? Do I apply to a UK funding body, or appraoch the host institution?
he does sound a bit sensitive doesnt he? to answer your question, when we met my husband was a triathlete so very muscular, I was a dancer so quite svelt. Since then (c.ten years ago) he has started a 9-5 admin job and I've started my phd. You can imagine that neither of us are the shape we used to be. We tend to only mention it to one another if we include ourselves too, and only in terms of we are getting really unfit, we dont want to die young. So yes, we do mention it, but not to be mean or make the other person feel unattractive, just as motivation to make a change. Could you get fit together?
So I just got comments from reviewers for my second journal article, one reviewer thought it was great, the other said that the language was clumsy. My writing style was considered a strong point during my masters, and in my phd upgrade submission. The papers were all read by numerous people (between 2 and 4 colleagues each). But this is the second time that someone has made this kind of comment to me. I cant understand how language can be pleasant to one group of people and heinous to another, and a month before I'm due to submit I,m starting to worry that my thesis is horribly written and no-one has bothered to tell me. Arrrrgh!
oh dear 4matt! Firstly, I can tell you that the feeling of being shown up as incompetent is normal. I'm in my fourth year and still feel like one day soon, someone will say hey, are you supposed to be here? I think everyone goes through it and it will get easier to deal with.
Wow the other stuff sounds intense, but it sounds like there isnt much you can do about it. Make sure you take the whole weekend off to relax. Make sure you read books that don't relate to your subject, and try to socalise in the evenings too. Hopefully once your lab rotation has finished things will calm down a little, right?
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