What to expect at a 1st year progress interview?

posted
22-May-10, 15:51
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posted about 9 years ago
Hi,
I have an progress interview this week, determining wither or not I'm allowed to continue my studies. I'm a bit nervous about it as I have no idea what to expect. Any advice on what to expect or how to prepare?
Thanks,
daydreamer
posted
22-May-10, 17:46
edited about 21 seconds later
by Goodboy
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posted about 9 years ago
Have you submitted some reports? Those will be examined along with the proposal you have been working on.If you are funded then you do not need to worry as they won't let go the income that comes through govt research grants.
posted
22-May-10, 17:51
edited about 14 seconds later
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posted about 9 years ago
Hey daydreamer! Don't stress too much, these reviews are usually fairly informal in my experience, although I suppose it varies! For my first year review I prepared a report that included a document outlining what I had been doing that year (including details of teaching etc), a detailed proposal for my PhD study, my literature review, the ethics form that I had submitted to the NHS, and a plan for the rest of my PhD. It depends what you have been doing in your first year really, but they just need to see that you have been doing something productive with your time and have got a reasonable idea of what you'll be doing for the next couple of years. If you have data already then you can include a summary of that, but I didn't have data on time for my first review and it wasn't a problem. You'll be fine! Best, KB
posted
22-May-10, 17:57
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by Goodboy
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posted about 9 years ago
Some very important points below. Goodluck DD.
posted
22-May-10, 18:37
edited about 23 seconds later
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posted about 9 years ago
Thanks for your replies Goodboy and Keenbean
Yes, I’m fully funded and have recently submitted a report containing preliminary data and my plan for the next few years. It’s just the interview to go now. Hopefully Keenbean it will be informal as you suggest, I’m just worried that a panel of academics will be tearing my years work apart!
Daydreamer
8-)

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