PhD loans - what do you all think?

posted
19-May-18, 14:38
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posted about 1 year ago
That is utter nonsense!!!
posted
20-May-18, 10:25
edited about 5 minutes later
by pm133
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posted about 1 year ago
TQ, I haven't worded my post well to be fair.
I didn't mean to talk about personal failure to secure a funded position. I was talking in the context of a post which didn't have funding attached to it in the first place hence the need for a loan.
I think I am happy to stand by that comment but I made a dog's breakfast of my original post.
posted
20-May-18, 15:12
edited about 26 seconds later
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From pm133:
TQ, I haven't worded my post well to be fair.
I didn't mean to talk about personal failure to secure a funded position. I was talking in the context of a post which didn't have funding attached to it in the first place hence the need for a loan.
I think I am happy to stand by that comment but I made a dog's breakfast of my original post.


Even then, you are confused between the interested parties in charge of allocating research funds and 'society' in general. Or is it your assertion that all government agencies and quangos always reflect the interest and will of 'society'?
posted
21-May-18, 12:33
edited about 15 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 year ago
Quote From pm133:
If you are prepared to stay away from city centres and London, don't have a car, have no dependents or debtand are prepared to flat share, it is absolutely possible to live very comfortably on less than £10k per year.


I lived on £8k during 2014 and I had a car, a 2 bed flat and lived in a city centre. No dependants or debts though. Wouldn't call it comfortable, but I did it.
posted
21-May-18, 22:43
Avatar for Tudor_Queen
posted about 1 year ago
Wow! Was that a northern city by any chance? Amazing!
posted
24-May-18, 10:38
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 1 year ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Wow! Was that a northern city by any chance? Amazing!


Nope, southwest. Expensive city too. But I didn't do much except write my thesis 10-12 hours a day so I had no time to spend any money even if I had any!
posted
24-May-18, 17:42
edited about 16 seconds later
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posted about 1 year ago
I still have no idea how you did that! My family are from the South East and don't know how I could afford just a flat (nevermind the car) on that!!!

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