Feeling anxious about handing PhD work in late

posted
15-Jul-20, 21:05
edited about 33 seconds later
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I've been nursing relatives during the lockdown, and there's been a few bereavements in my extended family. Because of this, my university department gave me an extension for my written work, which was due on June 30.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get it done on time, and I've only just handed it in, a full two weeks late!

I'm feeling dreadful about it, but with all of my extra caring commitments, I couldn't get it in on time.

My Supervisor has emailed me asking if I've received feedback on the work. I can't respond to him, I'm so embarrassed.

Am I being too hard on myself, or have I really messed up?
posted
15-Jul-20, 22:33
by bob86
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posted about 3 weeks ago
When you say written work, I'm assuming you are referring to your thesis? I would imagine that extensions to registration/thesis submission in the current climate are quite normal. If you were able to provide them with evidence of your situation then I wouldn't worry about it too much. We're in the middle of a global pandemic, it would be very unreasonable of them to fail you for the reasons you've mentioned!
posted
15-Jul-20, 23:01
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Hi Bob, Thanks for replying. No, I mean my literature review - it was a piece for my annual progress report. I'm coming to the end of my first year.
posted
16-Jul-20, 00:16
by bob86
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Quote From Amaryllis427:
Hi Bob, Thanks for replying. No, I mean my literature review - it was a piece for my annual progress report. I'm coming to the end of my first year.


Ah, okay. Well less reason to worry in that case! Relax!
posted
16-Jul-20, 01:12
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by AmlTAA
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I would not worry. I would tell my supervisor and explain my situation, he might be able to help.

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