Just failed my phd - devastated

01-Jan-10, 14:07
by Paige
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posted about 9 years ago
Wow TT that's great advice - and congrats for sticking with it - glad it paid off in the end.
03-Jan-10, 20:26
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posted about 9 years ago
bloody hell, it looks like this sort of thing is more common than i thought...it seems like there needs to be more regulation for how PhDs are 'managed' by supervisors. theres probably loads of supervisors out there who arent actually up to the job.

deffers crack on with the appeal though. sounds like it can be a long process but well worth it if you get to continue your research (and get to be a Dr after-all!)

and ta for the good luck wishes for the new PhD. fingers crossed it doesnt bugger-up again. not even i could be that unlucky!
05-Jan-10, 17:18
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posted about 9 years ago
Hi Anonphd,

Definitely follow the regulations to the letter. Although this is related to employment rather than a PhD, a colleague of mine was told that his contract wasn't going to be renewed. However, the university didn't follow the correct procedure and the union managed to exploit this with the result that my colleague got his job back.

Get the student union involved and make sure that you follow all the procedures because it just might make the difference.

I can imagine how devasted you must be but keep trying and the best of luck.

15-May-19, 13:12
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by 1367
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posted about 4 months ago
Hi. I have got into a similar situation where my examiners downgraded me to an E and it was a personal conflict of interest. I want to appeal and get mew examiners. I would love to be able to talk to you to get more info please. I'm international and have lost loads of money to uni. They refuse to review my thesis and the examiners didn't have enough knowledge on the field and I want to appeal.


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