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Thread: Passed with minors!

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15-Jul-19, 11:56
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posted about 3 months ago
Congratulations Dr Tudor!

Thread: Thoughts on doing a Phd as a hobby/alternatives

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26-Jun-19, 18:37
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posted about 4 months ago
I don't see anything wrong in studying for a PhD without wanting to turn it into a career. I know someone who did exactly that - he had already retired and it gave him something tangible to work towards as well as opening up opportunities for giving talks and workshops on a voluntary basis after graduation. Do you have an idea of what you would want to research?

Thread: Doing part of my PhD remotely in Europe while working full time?

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17-Jun-19, 17:45
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I did this and it wasn't a problem for my supervisor. We met up once a year in person and the rest of the time we kept in contact using Skype. However, it proved impossible (for me) to do a full-time PhD and a job so I had to switch to a part-time PhD to finish in time. I also missed out a lot by not being on campus. (It was lonely!) But realistically it was the only way for me to do it.

Thread: Taking time off after PhD

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28-May-19, 11:18
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posted about 5 months ago
I am a lot older so my perspective is different. I would go back. Parents aren't around forever. Yes, your career is important but so is this. However, is a year really necessary? How about a few months?

Thread: Degree title change?

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04-Mar-19, 11:38
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I agree with what the others have said. I got my PhD a couple of years ago. Nobody has really asked me what the title of my degree is - they are more interested in what it was about/which field it was in. Actually I spent the whole time I was studying thinking I was working towards a PhD in Applied Linguistics - it was only when I got the certificate that I found out that I have a PhD in ...Modern Languages!

Thread: Any experience of writing (and publishing) workshops?

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06-Aug-18, 09:05
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posted about 1 year ago
Just that really! I finished a while ago but still feel that I need help understanding how publishing works and how to write better. I have found this course https://www.gold.ac.uk/short-courses/academic-writing-publishing/ and would love to hear if anyone has found it useful or has experience of other similar workshops. Thanks!

Thread: Question about the subject of a PhD (Psychology)

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09-Feb-18, 19:52
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I don't know in your case but I thought I would just add: I actually ended up with a PhD in a different subject to what I thought I was studying for!

Thread: Major corrections and no financial support! :-(

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03-Jan-18, 11:05
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I don't think it is particularly beneficial NOT to have a job while doing the corrections. I worked during writing up and doing corrections (and have three small children). Yes, it was hard sometimes but it also kept me focussed. If the job you had was too stressful then maybe look for something easy for these next few months. Good luck!

Thread: Publishing and conferences

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28-Nov-17, 13:33
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Hello everyone. I now have my PhD but for various reasons I did not publish at all while I was studying and am trying to remedy that now. I also want to apply for a conference next year. My question is - can I write an article, submit it for publication and present the same thing at a conference? I have no idea if this is normal or completely verboten! Thanks for setting me straight.

Thread: Christ on a Bike

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19-Nov-17, 14:35
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posted about 2 years ago
You could just proofread it yourself if you don't have time to send it to her? Like others have said, you can correct anything else afterwards anyway.

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

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19-Oct-17, 08:38
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posted about 2 years ago
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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posted about 2 years ago
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.
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