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Thread: Corrections finally approved!

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28-May-17, 10:02
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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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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!)

Thread: Considering/have always wanted to complete an MA/PhD in History - advice?

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18-Apr-17, 10:12
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I don't think you're mad at all! 25 is a good age to embark on a new career. The National Trust funds some PhDs which might be worth looking into too.

Thread: 12 days until final submission and feel like I am walking through treacle

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04-Apr-17, 13:57
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Did you finish??

Thread: PhD at 38

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04-Apr-17, 13:53
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I can answer the first two!

- any advice on balancing study and family commitments (I have two young children)

It really depends on how old they are and what childcare you have available to you. I started my PhD with a four year old and had twins during my first year. It was tough. It probably would have been anyway, but for a long time I kidded myself that I could study while the babies slept. Unsurprisingly, this never worked. You really need to work out exactly how many child-free hours you will have and if this answer is "not enough", work out how you can get more help. And yes, time management is essential. Another thing to bear in mind is where you are going to be studying. I was mainly studying from home which was very stressful (no study + two toddler = chaos). Ironically, I have now moved house and have a study. (I finished a few months back).

- how it feels to return to FT study after a long period working
Really good! I loved being a student again and am missing it already. However, as a parent your university experience is going to be different to your young, free and single colleagues - far less socializing and networking, and possible lonelier too.

As for your last question, I am still working that out. I do currently teach at a university (abroad) but I am not a researcher. I am hoping that might change in the future but for the moment, I cannot realistically move jobs or areas.

Thread: PhD in distance learning?

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28-Mar-17, 09:56
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Hello everyone. I have a question for anyone who has been/is a long-distance student. I have just finished my PhD and got a letter confirming my award today but was a bit surprised that it read "Doctor of Philosophy in DL in ML PT". DL (Distance learning), ML (Modern Languages) and PT (part-time). When I started the course I was full time and on campus and later moved away for my field work and writing up. I was under the impression that I wasn't "distance learning" officially. My questions are: does anyone else have this written on their official qualification? Does it actually matter (I'm a bit worried it makes it look less serious...) and do I always have to specify that it is PT and DL? And in any case, doesn't the wording sound wrong? It makes it sound as if I am studying distance learning. Or am I reading too much into it and I should just be happy?!

Thread: Literature Review Struggles!

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14-Mar-17, 19:12
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My advice would be just to get writing. My first literature review had just about nothing in common with what I finally used, but it was only through writing and thinking about it that I managed to get to the final version.

Thread: My viva experience

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14-Mar-17, 18:26
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Congratulations! Enjoy your break and then crack on with the corrections!

Thread: Will my literature review be read?!

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13-Mar-17, 10:55
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Most of the corrections I was asked to make after my recent viva regarded the literature review so I think I can safely say that my examiners read it!

Thread: Accommodation Options for a Mature Postgrad

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12-Mar-17, 07:15
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A car isn't necessary if you have good transport links and are near facilities. I didn't buy my first car until I was 37! I agree that I wouldn't really want to live on campus as a mature student.

Thread: Examiner Disagreement

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08-Mar-17, 13:12
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Yippee!! I am sitting here with a big grin on my face and I don't even "know" you - you must be over the moon! Huge congratulations! I am so glad that you got the right result and that the nightmare is finally OVER!
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