Doing a Ph.D. without funding

posted
30-Aug-06, 23:58
by Luigi
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posted about 13 years ago
Tere is anybody doing his/her Ph.D. without receiving any financial support by the university?
If you start a Ph.D. without funding, there is any possibility to find something after few months?
posted
31-Aug-06, 06:14
by golfpro
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posted about 13 years ago
A university will want to see some concrete evidence of funding being in place. More so if you are not a UK national.


posted
01-Sep-06, 19:28
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posted about 13 years ago
ditto Golfpro. You have to provide documentary evidence of funds being available.
posted
17-Sep-06, 22:58
by Luigi
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posted about 13 years ago
I think doing a Ph.D. without funding is almost a folly!!!
After many years of study you should not pay to work!!!!If the University can not provide you any funding they should not offer you a position!!!
posted
18-Sep-06, 13:21
edited about 15 seconds later
by dee2005
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posted about 13 years ago
I'm keeping all my options open not been too reliant but if you get a job at the uni surely that can help?
posted
04-Oct-06, 15:50
edited about 30 seconds later
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posted about 13 years ago
I wasn't asked to prove anything

HA HA HA if they'd seen my bank account they would have thought twice about that offer

Luigi - not all areas of research are well funded so there simply isn't the money available to fund every PhD student.
posted
06-Nov-06, 08:33
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by pea
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posted about 13 years ago
Same as sixkitten, they'd never have let me through the door, if they'd seen my bank statements - simply laughed. I am 1/2 way through and it's a constant struggle with the fees & to be honest I don't really know how/ if I will be able to pay my way through from one day to the next.
The money I earn from teaching only covers my living expenses and the money I earn from freelance work, always takes ages to come through - anything up to 60 days from invoice & even then I sometimes have to chase it - so it's really unstable.
I had no choice though. other than self funding.
I am one of those people who is stuck somewhere between the AHRC & ESRC. I applied to the open ESRC competition and although I scored reasonabley & my supervisors got an amazing score - they still turned me down & I found out that this year the ESRC awared a grant to only 1 ( yes thats a big fat one) person in my subject area out of nearly 4000 applicants.
posted
06-Nov-06, 10:20
by dee2005
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posted about 13 years ago
Are you part or full time?
posted
06-Nov-06, 12:51
by pea
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posted about 13 years ago
moi? FT although I spend 4-6 hours teaching a week + additional 2-5 hours preping or marking & then about 1-2 days a week on my freelance marketing/ events & the odd magazine article here and there.

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