resubmission nightmare

posted
31-Jul-12, 13:00
edited about 11 seconds later
Avatar for frazzled
posted about 7 years ago
Hi guys,

This is the first time I have posted in this forum but I wanted to have a moan!!

I had my viva earlier in the year- I was given a revise & resubmit verdict.

Annoying thing number 1: They said this was because I was starting a new job & didn't want to put pressure on me to resubmit in four months. (I have just resubmitted after four months anyway!)

Number 2: I only received a joint examiners report and had to base my revisions on the points outlined within this- this was 1 page long and consisted of about 5 points I had to address. This was despite the guidelines for examiners document stating in black and white that a student should receive a list of revisions required from the internal.

Number 3: I was initially told only my internal wanted to see the resubmission- however, it was then discovered that this in fact was not allowed and the external would have to re-examine (didn't realise guidelines had changed apparently?). It was my external who had the most issues with my thesis so I am now panicking he will rip it apart again!

Number 4: Lack of support from certain people whose job it is to provide such support and respond to emails of concern.

I have to say my supervisors have been great throughout this process. I completely agree with the majority of the comments made by examiner. That was bad thing about my viva- it was more "why didn't you do this?" rather than allowing me to defend- I was basically preached to for an hour! I feel that my internal never liked my work anyway, and the external was the one type of person we never wanted examining my PhD. I can't believe my supervisor thought he/she was a good choice (I had no say on the matter what so ever!)

I didn't agree with a revise and resubmit based on a few comments that were clearly not going to take me a year to complete. I also can't believe I was basically penalised for starting a new job and changing location. I got started on my revisions the day after I received the report and have worked every evening and weekend to get them finished.

So, I resubmitted last week and I will be anxiously awaiting the verdict. I am hoping it will be clear how much work I have put in and I have outlined in a document how I addressed every point. It is just a little concerning that I didn't have much to go on.


Anyway, moan over

Keen to hear from anyone who has had similar expereince..............................8-)
posted
31-Jul-12, 13:19
Avatar for Pineapple29
posted about 7 years ago
Hey, as you can see from my posts, I'm resubmitting in a few weeks time and I would be interested to see how things progress.

Congratulations with resubmitting :)
posted
31-Jul-12, 13:22
Avatar for frazzled
posted about 7 years ago
Hi I have been reading your posts- all the best of luck to you!! It takes a lot of blood sweat and tears to get this far.

Keep calm and carry on :)
posted
02-Aug-12, 09:53
by marasp
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posted about 7 years ago
Good luck with everything. The best is yet to come. Congrats on resubmitting. My resubmission is in about 9 months time.
posted
18-Sep-12, 09:48
edited about 13 seconds later
Avatar for frazzled
posted about 7 years ago
very pleased to let anyone going through a resubmission nightmare that I have been awarded my PhD subject to very minor corrections!!

Such a relief as I had convinced myself I would be getting bad news!!
posted
18-Sep-12, 22:53
edited about 11 seconds later
by Pjlu
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations, that is fantastic news; well done for all your hard work, excellence and perseverance.(up)
posted
19-Sep-12, 11:25
by marasp
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations... Only 6 months left until I resubmit. Well done!
posted
19-Sep-12, 15:13
edited about 27 seconds later
by skig
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posted about 7 years ago
Well done(up)
posted
20-Sep-12, 17:18
edited about 24 seconds later
Avatar for Dalmation
posted about 7 years ago
Quote From frazzled:

very pleased to let anyone going through a resubmission nightmare that I have been awarded my PhD subject to very minor corrections!!

Such a relief as I had convinced myself I would be getting bad news!!


EXCELLENT! That's great news! Very happy for you :-)
posted
30-Sep-12, 11:20
Avatar for Pineapple30
posted about 7 years ago
Hi Frazzled,

I just wanted to congratulate you on getting through your resubmission and passing. I'm delighted for you. So inspirational to see that it IS possible to pass a PhD after a resubmit verdict.

I resubmitted my thesis back in August and I'm expecting results in October. via an email from my department. I asked my examiners at the viva last year of a second viva voce and they said no.

I know my resubmitted draft was MUCH better than my original submitted draft and I made sure to cover all of their major recommendations. I covered almost all of their suggestions for improvement, but due to the changes I made covering the major recommendations, some of their suggestions for improvement were irrelevant. I'm starting to feel sick with worry :( Just hope I've done enough. I don't know what I'm going to do if it's bad news. I'll be letting down so many people if it's bad news.

Anyway, massive well done frazzled. You're my inspiration :)

Pineapple (aka Pineapple29).
posted
30-Sep-12, 14:37
edited about 23 seconds later
by jojo
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posted about 7 years ago
congratulations! :)
posted
01-Oct-12, 15:12
Avatar for frazzled
posted about 7 years ago
Quote From Pineapple30:

Hi Frazzled,

I just wanted to congratulate you on getting through your resubmission and passing. I'm delighted for you. So inspirational to see that it IS possible to pass a PhD after a resubmit verdict.

I resubmitted my thesis back in August and I'm expecting results in October. via an email from my department. I asked my examiners at the viva last year of a second viva voce and they said no.

I know my resubmitted draft was MUCH better than my original submitted draft and I made sure to cover all of their major recommendations. I covered almost all of their suggestions for improvement, but due to the changes I made covering the major recommendations, some of their suggestions for improvement were irrelevant. I'm starting to feel sick with worry :( Just hope I've done enough. I don't know what I'm going to do if it's bad news. I'll be letting down so many people if it's bad news.

Anyway, massive well done frazzled. You're my inspiration :)

Pineapple (aka Pineapple29).



Thanks everyone- and good luck Pineapple. I have no doubt you will be awarded your PhD :)
posted
01-Oct-12, 20:39
edited about 8 seconds later
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posted about 7 years ago
Agreed, well done!!! :-)

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