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03-Dec-16, 15:24
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by Caro 2 star member
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posted about 10 months ago
My corrections were accepted a few weeks ago and I graduate this week! It's been a long 5 years since I started the PhD and I want to say thanks to everyone on the forum, I did a lot of lurking taking in the collective wisdom and have had a lot of advice from folk which I'm very grateful for! :)
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07-Feb-17, 22:03
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posted about 8 months ago
Congratulations!!!
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13-May-17, 12:25
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posted about 5 months ago
I resubmitted a couple of months ago and yesterday found out that my PhD has been accepted subject to a few typos. So I should be graduating in July. Such a relief!
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13-May-17, 13:12
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by pm133
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posted about 5 months ago
Passed viva on Thursday 11th May 2017 with minor corrections which should only take a day or two to fix. I will probably be a week too late with my final corrected thesis to graduate for the summer but will be happy enough to graduate in November.

For those who are still in the middle of their PhDs I will post elsewhere on my experience of the process and also why I have decided to turn down a postdoc opportunity and quit academia. I found it helpful to read the experience of others so will be happy to return the favour.

Very very happy.
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13-May-17, 18:01
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posted about 5 months ago
Congratulations to both of you!
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23-May-17, 12:31
by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 5 months ago
Congratulations DrnPM133 and Dr Muspectrum, fantastic news for you both. Hope the celebrations went well and best luck for the future!
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25-May-17, 12:49
by pm133
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posted about 5 months ago
Quote From chickpea:
Congratulations to both of you!


Quote From Pjlu:
Congratulations DrnPM133 and Dr Muspectrum, fantastic news for you both. Hope the celebrations went well and best luck for the future!


Thanks to both of you.
My minor corrections were completed and submitted last weekend.
I can honestly say that waiting on these corrections being approved is the worst part of my PhD by some distance.
I have heard nothing yet, not even acknowledgement of receipt of the corrected thesis. According to my supervisor the process will take as long as it takes.
Given that I like to be in comtrol, this is absolute torture and it has only been 4 days lol.
Having nightmares about the changes not being accepted.
Would be interesting to see if others experienced delays in getting a response.
I am settled on an expectation of one month now. No idea if that is realistic.
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25-May-17, 16:44
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by pm133
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posted about 5 months ago
Perhaps my internal examiner reads this forum.
Minor corrections have been approved.
Free to get hard copies printed.
It's all over.
I am way too hard and tough to cry.
So what on EARTH is this....... :-D
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13-Jul-17, 14:59
by Dtab
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posted about 3 months ago
I commented on another thread....I passed my Viva on Tuesday 11th July with only minor corrections (4-5 days of easy enough work). I have received an offer of some work already for September (although it is not a permanent contract but its still good). So I am very happy, the Viva was good but tough.
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16-Jul-17, 11:41
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posted about 3 months ago
Hard to believe I'm posting in this thread. I graduated with my PhD last week. It's all over!! 6 years of hell lol. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the camaraderie. Xxx
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17-Jul-17, 01:08
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posted about 3 months ago
Hello guys, I recently saw your foroum. I am a little bit confused because i don t know what I should decide. First of all I am Civil Engineer and I have 4 offers for postgraduate studies.
1)University of Leeds MSc Structural Engineering
2)University of Glasgow MSc Structural Engineering
3University of Cardiff MSc Structural Engineering
4)University of Edinburgh MSc Fire Safety and Structural Engineering

Do you have an opinion about Glasgow any ideas about the best choice among these options? About Edinburgh it is something very specfic and i don ' t know if it is worth to follow this direction. Thank you in advance
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21-Jul-17, 13:29
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by Sudipta
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posted about 3 months ago
Hi all, I am a PhD student and going to submit my thesis within 2 months. I keenly wants to pursue Post doc after getting my PhD degree without wasting time. But I am really confused regarding the procedure of post doc application. My queries are given as below,
1. What is the perfect time to start application for Post doc? Should I wait until I submit my thesis then start applying?
2. When can I start applying for post doc scholarship?

Please anyone help me in this matter. I am really confused!
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22-Jul-17, 08:19
by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 3 months ago
Quote From litphdgirl:
Hard to believe I'm posting in this thread. I graduated with my PhD last week. It's all over!! 6 years of hell lol. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the camaraderie. Xxx


Well done and congratulations litphdgirl! Hope the celebrations are fun and next year makes up for all the hell experienced in the previous 6!
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22-Jul-17, 08:21
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by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 3 months ago
Quote From Sudipta:
Hi all, I am a PhD student and going to submit my thesis within 2 months. I keenly wants to pursue Post doc after getting my PhD degree without wasting time. But I am really confused regarding the procedure of post doc application. My queries are given as below,
1. What is the perfect time to start application for Post doc? Should I wait until I submit my thesis then start applying?
2. When can I start applying for post doc scholarship?

Please anyone help me in this matter. I am really confused!


Start applying now I would think. As this thread is mainly used by people who have just graduated, you might want to post your question on a separate thread in the main forum. I think you will get more responses that way. Good luck with it all.
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01-Aug-17, 03:05
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posted about 2 months ago
Had my viva in Sept 2014, got an R & R.
Finally submitted my r & r corrections in April 2016, passed with minor corrections in August 2016, did all my corrections in one months. Awarded Phd in English Studies in October 2016.

Attended my graduation in Scotland in June 2017. Woo-hoo !

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