My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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27-Nov-08, 17:07
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by K
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posted about 11 years ago
Hi everyone,

After a long and very tiring journey, it has came to a happy ending.

The viva was smooth it lasted around 1:30 hours. All the question were straightforward and the general atmosphere was good. The external examiner was kind and said good things about the thesis. There is a few typo that I have missed, but I am sure some minor corrections are needed in every thesis.

To those whom don't know me, I had a tough PhD experience, changed my supervisor, had severe personal problems. But I kept going and at the end I reached where I want.

Good luck to everyone working on their PhD I wish you the best.

Dr. K :)
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27-Nov-08, 17:10
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by rubyw
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posted about 11 years ago
Well, congratulations, Dr K!! And I bet it was great signing your post with that!
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27-Nov-08, 17:10
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by rubyw
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posted about 11 years ago
Well, congratulations, Dr K!! And I bet it was great signing your post with that!
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27-Nov-08, 17:11
by rubyw
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posted about 11 years ago
ooh sorry about that, must be quick on the mouse today...
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27-Nov-08, 17:23
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by K
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posted about 11 years ago
Quote From rubyw:

Well, congratulations, Dr K!! And I bet it was great signing your post with that!


Many Thanks Rubyw, yes it is a great feeling :)
posted
27-Nov-08, 17:29
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posted about 11 years ago
Fantastic! Congratulations Dr K!
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27-Nov-08, 17:30
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posted about 11 years ago
Well done K!!! ..well Dr. K now :)

A 1h 30m viva sounds very nice! I hope mine is that length. Obviously, your thesis must have been so well written you did not need to defend in any great detail.
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27-Nov-08, 17:51
by 404
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posted about 11 years ago
congratulations (up) And it is really encouraging to read that your PhD process wasn't a straight-forward one. Thank you for sharing that with us. Good luck with whatever you decide to do next.
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27-Nov-08, 18:24
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by Sim
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posted about 11 years ago
Sounds like a dream. I envy you.
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27-Nov-08, 18:38
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by Neena
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posted about 11 years ago
must be a great feeling.... congratulation
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27-Nov-08, 19:02
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posted about 11 years ago
Wow, sounds brilliant - congratulations Dr. K, you must be very proud :-) Is the view good from up there in the world of the postdocs?
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27-Nov-08, 19:14
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posted about 11 years ago
It's always good to be reminded that this can actually happen! Well done8-)
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27-Nov-08, 22:13
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posted about 11 years ago
Well done! Now you can enjoy yourself for a bit ;-)
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27-Nov-08, 22:32
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by Krashty
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posted about 11 years ago
Congratulations Dr K. I am another Dr K. What a coincidence! I also passed my viva today. I was utterly terrified beforehand and have been dreading it for a while but after 1 hour 15 I was congratulated and given minor corrections and 3 very minor edits - a couple of sentences to add for each. All up I can do this in half a day. After 4 years of extreme stress, sometimes severe frustration, a number of extra kilos..... I'm there. It has been a really tough journey and I nearly gave up so many times.

Keep the faith everyone. I really never thought I'd see this day. If I can do it, I'm sure you all can too!

Dr K (the second) :)
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27-Nov-08, 22:40
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by rubyw
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posted about 11 years ago
Krashty (or Dr K the 2nd!!) that's excellent, well done!!

I must say that these bits of news really cheer me up even though you're all total strangers, showing there is light at the end of this rather long tunnel! :-)

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