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Thread: Is this possible?

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15-Feb-16, 10:44
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi - I can't really answer your question but I am in a similar situation. I am working, and although I am not a single mother, my husband is away a lot and I have three kids. I am also based abroad and have a tutor very worried about my lack of progress! Only difference is I have to submit before the summer!! However I am now at a stage where I am beginning to see this as a possibility. Last year it seemed very unlikely.

It is really difficult to focus as a mum (and I know a lot of people do it but it is difficult for me). There is always something urgent to do! However, it would be a real shame to not at least give it a try. Is there anyone who could help you out for a bit, to get some writing under your belt? What area are you working in? One thing to bear in mind is transcription is enormously time consuming. Have you started doing it? Do you need to transcribe everything? A lot depends, imo on where you are at with your transcription/analysis as this sounds like it is the heart of your research.

Thread: I PASSED!!!!!!!!!

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29-Nov-15, 17:56
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posted about 4 years ago
Congratulations! And thanks for the write up!

Thread: How do I put a map into my thesis?

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13-Jul-15, 06:58
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posted about 4 years ago
That's very kind of you but I would like to try and do it myself, but thanks for the offer!

Thread: How do I put a map into my thesis?

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12-Jul-15, 16:34
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I need to put a very simple map of Europe into my thesis and add some arrows showing direction of migration - I have no idea how to do this! Thanks for any help.

Thread: Asking an author for a free copy of his book chapter

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02-Jul-15, 11:03
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posted about 4 years ago
I am not sure of the etiquette of this. One of the main authors I cite in my thesis has contributed a chapter to a book which has just come out and I want to read it. I can't find it in any library or online and it is way out of budget (over £100) to buy. Can I email him and ask to see a copy or is this a no-no?

Thread: career in academia and getting pregnant - the right time

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15-Apr-15, 14:40
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Part of my problem was also that I had to go back to work too - and I had three hours of commute to get there. There was no way I could study at night as I was always shattered.

Thread: career in academia and getting pregnant - the right time

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15-Apr-15, 14:39
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I had twins a year into my PhD and it really has made things a lot harder. Five years on, I haven't finished! Maybe I am just really bad at juggling motherhood and studying but the first few years were really hard - couldn't afford much childcare, broken nights, no family nearby. It all depends on finance in the end - if you can afford decent childcare or have help nearby it is a lot easier.

Thread: Article request

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01-Jan-14, 15:08
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posted about 5 years ago
Thanks!

Thread: name change for ladies?

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01-Jan-14, 08:45
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posted about 5 years ago
Oh and the friends I have in the uk with a phd haven't changed their "dr" name - they kept the name they had when they were awarded it although some have changed only in their personal not work, life.

Thread: name change for ladies?

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01-Jan-14, 08:42
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posted about 5 years ago
Hi - I think you can choose. I am married and live in Italy. I haven't changed my name because you don't here. I am Signora Timefor tea. At work I am Dottoressa Timefortea (if you have a degree you are a dr here!) in the UK I am still Miss Timefortea as I never changed my details!

Thread: Article request

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30-Dec-13, 16:40
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posted about 6 years ago
I would be very grateful if anybody could let me know if they can access this article:

Thanks!

Thread: Anyone have young children?

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30-Dec-13, 16:38
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posted about 6 years ago
Hi - I can offer sympathy but not much advice as I am floundering! My main problem at the moment is having nowhere to study. My husband is looking after our three today (plus two friends) but I have nowhere quiet to study and our flat is small. I am currently trying to read some articles to the sound of World War One (9 year old and two friends are doing a reenactment). Every now and again two three year olds come and pelt me with lego......

I do agree that getting up early and working is easier than in the evening but I know it is hard. My two boys are good sleepers but if I get up early my daughter often senses it and comes and joins me which is not good!

Thread: Upcoming viva, nightmare supervisor

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02-Dec-13, 12:52
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posted about 6 years ago
Congratulations!

Thread: Upcoming viva, nightmare supervisor

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02-Dec-13, 12:19
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posted about 6 years ago
How did it go?

Thread: new baby and balancing work load

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04-Nov-13, 19:15
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posted about 6 years ago
hi - congratulations! The only tip I have (and I had twins a year into my PhD - but I haven't finished - yet!) is to always have a list of stuff to do that includes short, mundane tasks too so that even if you only have a quarter of an hour you can still use your time efficiently!
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