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Thread: PhD pass with Major corrections! :-( ....

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19-Oct-17, 08:38
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I agree with the others - it sounds like they are trying to help you, albeit in a roundabout way! I was given several months to do my corrections when really I only needed a week. They told me that they were giving me longer as knowing that I had young children and a job to do, they didn't want me to feel pressurised. Congratulations - you have passed! I bet the corrections won't be as onerous as you fear and, when they are done, you can put this behind you.

Thread: Reality check

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29-Sep-17, 17:41
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How have you ended up as a distance student when you don't want to be one?? Is there a Facebook PhD student page for your uni - maybe that could help you make some contacts and get some answers. I was a distance learning student but I was given a lot of attention when I started - this is when they should be bending over backwards to show you how you can contribute to your department even if you are not physically there. I would be very worried.

Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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20-Sep-17, 14:37
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Honestly? If you really can't get an extension they you don't need to be on here asking whether you have to time to get it done, you HAVE to get it done! Just do the best you can and hope there are no howlers. You can polish off any typos after the viva. Good luck!

Thread: PhD in distance learning?

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12-Aug-17, 11:24
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Just to update - this was actually a mistake and the University reissued my certificate with the correct wording (without mentioning DL or PT!)

Thread: pre-viva serious formatting mistake

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12-Aug-17, 11:19
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As the others have said, it's not really a problem. I didn't notice that one table changed from landscape to portrait in my thesis which made it really small and almost impossible to read! I just fixed it along with the other corrections.

Thread: Books about publishing

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27-Jul-17, 13:17
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posted about 3 months ago
Thanks!

Thread: Books about publishing

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26-Jul-17, 18:23
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I have now finished, graduated and even went to the ceremony (which I can highly recommend!) The next stage is to publish some articles (as I didn't publish anything while studying). There are lots of books about publishing academic articles but I wonder whether anyone has any recommendations?

Thread: Supporting my partner doing a PhD, last 18 months to go (Issues for women)

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10-Jun-17, 08:55
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posted about 4 months ago
I remember your post! Hard as it is, I don't think you can help. It is going to ruin your relationship and you need to distance yourself from it (not her). Is she depressed, do you think? Does she enjoy the research? I went through a long period of procrastination and doubt myself so I can understand that it is sometimes very difficult to "just get on with it". If she can't motivate herself though, she really needs some outside help to do this which I don't think you are in a position to give her. I was also studying from a distance and what really helped me was to meet up with other students/researchers to get feedback - it made me feel like I was actually a "proper" student. Would this be an option?

Thread: Attend Graduation?

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31-May-17, 18:07
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I'm going! I don't know anybody there apart from my supervisor as I was never on campus but I think I would regret not going - should be fun!

Thread: Corrections finally approved!

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28-May-17, 10:02
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posted about 5 months ago
Congratulations! Enjoy the celebrating!

Thread: Submitting a Poster at a research conference - advice please.

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15-May-17, 12:36
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My advice would be to make it as big as possible! I looked at the maximum size allowed and decided it was too big and made mine smaller - everyone else used the maximum size so mine looked tiny!

Thread: The final stretch and struggling...

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07-May-17, 16:50
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Don't give up now GM, you are so nearly there! I really understand how you feel - corrections are so hard to work up any excitment about and yet, so essential. You know you have to do them so just keep at it! Will you be graduating in a ceremony this summer? Maybe keep that in mind to spur you on.

Thread: MA Grades on CV after PhD?

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28-Apr-17, 16:58
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I do for my degree but not for my MA - I can't remember what I got for my MA!

Thread: Overturn decision to downgrade to an MPhil

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22-Apr-17, 16:05
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Did you get your upgrade in the end?

Thread: Pregnant, fatigue, nauseous - while preparing for viva in two weeks.

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19-Apr-17, 18:31
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posted about 6 months ago
Congratulations! Actually it sounds as if you are pretty much prepared. As long as you are doing a little bit of reading to remind yourself of your topic every day then I think you will be fine. (My memory went to pieces when I was pregnant and I never really got it back!)
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