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Thread: Last on to post on this thread wins

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22-Oct-10, 15:10
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posted about 9 years ago
Quote From DanB:

Tricky, get back to work you lazy git!

Oh and I win, I thank you (up)


Haha I didn't know you were back on here.. hope you are behaving yourself :p

Thread: Last on to post on this thread wins

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22-Oct-10, 11:49
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posted about 9 years ago
Gosh I logged back on here for the first time in ages just in time to win!

Thread: Thinking about A-level results day

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20-Aug-09, 15:44
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posted about 10 years ago
God I remember mine too - I felt on top of the world.  I got the grades I needed and got into the uni I wanted. Did I ever think back then that 10 years later I would be doing a PhD?? Nope!

What I don't remember is much of the night after my results - I had far too much to drink hehe.

I am still really god friends with some of my old school mates and we meet up a few times a year - we always reminisce about 'the good old days'

Thread: This one might make more sense to biologists...

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13-Aug-09, 11:51
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posted about 10 years ago
You are not alone here.. I am often thinking about my experiments.. Even when I take some time out to relax I get various aspects of my calculations, protocols, optimisations and the like creepign into my mind!

I think I cracked along time ago!

Thread: Enjoying writing up?!?

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13-Aug-09, 11:48
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posted about 10 years ago
Am I enjoying it? Simple answer is no! :oP

I have reached a proper brick wall and struggling with motivation :o(

Thread: Food, culinary tips and similar...

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13-Aug-09, 11:39
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posted about 10 years ago
If i am making anything like pasta sauce etc etc.. I will make a big batch then freeze it in one meal portions so if i come in late or can't be bothered to cook I can just get a pot out and defrost it.. can be really handy when coming in late from the lab.

For some easy quick one pot recipies try the BBC good food website www.bbcgoodfood.com I've made loads of nice stuff from there :o)

Thread: Good things about doing a PhD

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29-Jul-09, 12:04
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posted about 10 years ago
I love the coffee breaks!

Thread: PhD Knock back - appealable????

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24-Jun-09, 15:59
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posted about 10 years ago
To be honest I am not sure how successful you would be at appealing. If you were going for research council funding then many of them stipulate a minimum 2i for the funding, therefore it is out of the university's hands. It might be worth contacting the supervisor to see if they can suggest anything.

Good luck!

Thread: Stipend distribution

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17-Jun-09, 14:31
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posted about 10 years ago
I get mine quarterly as I get paid directly from the research council. However, other people I work with get theirs monthly as they are paid from the institute doctoral training account.

Thread: Business card for conference?

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17-Jun-09, 14:29
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posted about 10 years ago
It's a really good thing to have and I am glad that I had some printed. I had mine done through vista print and they were cheap. I put my title as 'Postgraduate Researcher' so I didnt have to put student on it!

Thread: IBS affecting my doctoral work

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17-Jun-09, 14:27
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posted about 10 years ago
Sorry to hear you are having problems with IBS. My research group's interest is gut microbiology and various people are researching things to do with stress, IBS etc etc. Stress is a major contributor to gut problems as certain bacteria (like E.coli) grow like crazy in the presence of stress hormones that are released into the gut. It's a vicious circle as you get stressed cos you have IBS then get IBS cos you are stressed! So if you can find a way of winding down then it could help alot.

I don't know whether you take any food supplements as some research has shown that some poly unsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9 can have beneficial effects on gut bacteria and gut function. The best option would be fish oils however this is probably out of the question for you as you are a vegetarian! But I think there are some vegetarian alternatives available. I am not sure whether the same benefits have been seen in IBS sufferers so I don't want to say that it will definitely work as it might not!

Having a probiotic yoghurt might help but certain strains of probiotic bacteria don't suit some people and can have a negative effect on some IBS sufferers (which is probably an immune linked issue) so I would recommend going for a good quality live yoghurt with a variety of bacteria in them rather than things like Yakult or actimel where they are overloaded with a specifc bacterial strain which could aggrevate the condition. I buy the Yeo Valley ones when i feel the need for a probiotic boost as they seem to have a good mix of various probiotic bacteria.

Thread: I'm a Dr now and it's a bit weird, very nice though!!

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19-May-09, 09:52
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posted about 10 years ago
Well done.. Congrats on getting through it! 8-)(up)

Thread: Need advice

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05-May-09, 13:52
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posted about 10 years ago
Best advice I would be able to give you would be to contact the admin department of the university you wish to apply for and see what they say. Good luck (up)

Thread: Advice on when to talk about problems

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04-May-09, 13:29
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posted about 10 years ago
I had some serious relationship and personal issues when I was doing my undergrad and they seriously affected my work.  But being a typical male I kept them all bottled up and didn't inform the uni that I was struggling and so when the sh*t hit the fan with some exams and stuff, it took me a while for the academics to accept my mitigating circumstances as it looked like I was just looking for an excuse. So my advice would be to tell your supervisor about any problems you are having sooner rather than later. You don't have to go into major details but just enough so that he knows that you do have some issues outside of work..

Thread: Getting something personal off my chest

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04-May-09, 12:43
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posted about 10 years ago
I can totally sympathise on feeling low.. Recently split up with my bf of 3.5 years and along with some other probs my head is all over the place and the last thing on my mind is this bloody PhD malarky.. so screaming sounds like a very good option to me!

I hope you feel better soon (up)
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