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Thread: Struggling with my phd and feeling lost

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26-Mar-20, 19:38
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Hi Maemae

Sorry to hear about your current situation and how you've been feeling.

Regarding the error - I know it must feel terrible right now, but the main thing is that you now have the correct results that really reflect what is going on with the data. That is more important than it being significant. I've made errors before and fixed them too, and it does make you feel pretty rubbish. But as I say, the main thing is that you found it and fixed it (and before publishing it in a journal). Your supervisor might have more empathy than you expect.

Regarding the anxiety - could you make a simple list of things you can do that will help you cope during this time? Maybe calling an old friend or family member, watching a good movie, that kind of thing. I know that really small things can help. And just living for one moment at a time is also helpful - maybe write that down on a postik note as a reminder for when your mind starts racing here there and everywhere. Could that help, or are there some other strategies you've used before and found to be helpful?

I hope it helps to read this. You're not a failure academically or socially. You'll get your PhD done and move on to the next thing in life having that under your belt. Happy to correspond if you want someone to talk to.

Take care

Thread: Tempramental Advisor

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26-Mar-20, 10:19
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This doesn't sound good. Are you based in the UK? Is he actually shouting at you? :-/ Do you have a second advisor or is he the only one?

Thread: PhD Offer Help!

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25-Mar-20, 13:05
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Totally agree with Eng and congrats! Try not to turn anything down / withdraw from anything (or give any indication that you will do so) until you really have the other one officially confirmed.

Thread: I'm in my third year, but I'm still not clear with my I'm doing

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24-Mar-20, 12:31
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Actually, my meaning was that it sounds like quite a confusing situation for you, not for me. I mean, you are three years in but still not clear on what you are doing. And your supervisor seems to be abandoning you but you aren't sure. And your new supervisor has no knowledge in the area. I'd definitely be seeking some reassurance from someone at this stage about whether they thought I was on track and if not then what I needed to do to try and get on track. Can't see any other logical way forward.

Thread: I'm in my third year, but I'm still not clear with my I'm doing

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23-Mar-20, 14:00
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Hi, this sounds like a rather confusing situation. I would say the best thing to do is to try and speak to a few people who do know the area well and who can take a look at what you have done and give you good and honest advice. I say a few people because it is always good to get more than one opinion. Hope this helps.

Thread: Tick this box if we can contact your referees before the interview...

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15-Mar-20, 09:16
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Thanks all for taking time to reply. Most research jobs I've applied for have asked for references before or at time of interview, bar one where I was interviewed before references were checked. I decided not to tick the box this time and will see what happens. I figure if they really want to hire me then they will be happy to wait till after the interview to get the references. On the other hand, they might want to review references before inviting candidates interview. But in that case, they should say so and not give the option. Just to explain - I'm not too bothered about this job but thought I'd try applying and just see. I didn't want to bother my referees unless it comes to me being offered and wanting the job. If it was one I really really wanted I wouldn't risk not ticking the box.

Thread: Bad Timing May Ruin my Future

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11-Mar-20, 09:43
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Congratulations and all the best!

Thread: Bad Timing May Ruin my Future

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09-Mar-20, 17:05
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Or else it seems you might need to make plans to move to a different (but potentially very closely related) research area and seek out other supervisors in my country.


Correction: please don't feel obliged to seek out supervisors in my country... I actually meant to say in your country!

Thread: Bad Timing May Ruin my Future

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09-Mar-20, 08:51
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The "no good research problems or personal problems" sounds odd to me. But that aside, if one of them sees you as their potential research student, then ask them when you would be able to start realistically. I would think about doing something useful / relevant in the meantime and aim to start the PhD when they are able to take on students (maybe next year?). Or else it seems you might need to make plans to move to a different (but potentially very closely related) research area and seek out other supervisors in my country. Or you could look more closely at the option of moving abroad - this would mean looking for possible scholarships that you might be eligible for. Good luck!

Thread: Tick this box if we can contact your referees before the interview...

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09-Mar-20, 08:24
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Does anyone have any insight as to how much it matters whether or not I tick this box? I would prefer for references to be got after any interviews rather than before (once they know they want to hire me). Would it be a hindrance / potentially affect my chances if I don't tick this box?

Thanks!

Thread: Pass with "distinction"

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08-Mar-20, 15:19
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No one really cares what at kind of pass you get for a PhD. It's about getting the PhD. (:

Thread: Publishing things you don´t want because of your advisor

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08-Mar-20, 11:50
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Is it just really frustrating because it isn't your way of seeing it completely - or is it something you profoundly / fundamentally disagree with and do not want your name to (e.g., do you think it is a false conclusion is being drawn / inferences will be drawn and implications made that you disagree with?). To me, there is a difference. If it's the former, then perhaps you might as well just get on with it if there is no easy way out - these things happen and when you aren't the senior person sometimes you have to just go with the flow. More freedom will come later.

Thread: Shortlisted for an interview

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23-Feb-20, 10:07
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Hello! Congrats on interview! 4 mins is very short so they aren't expecting anything in depth. If it is powerpoint, I'd aim for a few slides with some basic info on - basically what you said.

Thread: Application rejected but potential supervisor still wants to meet?

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23-Feb-20, 10:04
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Hi Hannah

I think this sounds positive and you've nothing to lose by meeting and finding out if they have other funding for your PhD project. Re travel costs, you could say I would love to meet in person but do not currently have funding to travel from NI so could we arrange to meet by Skype? That way, if they preferred to meet in person and did want to help with costs then they could offer (as is the case with some job interviews), but if this is off the cards then at least you aren't making anyone uncomfortable by asking directly. You know your own circumstances (e.g. can't self fund) so just bear all that in mind and be up front about it if it is raised in the conversation.

Hope it leads to something positive!

Thread: Have you seen anyone who got a postdoc job without a first-authored paper?

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08-Feb-20, 09:29
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If it is any comfort to you I just accepted a postdoc at a very good uni without publishing. The panel said they chose me over other candidates who all had had postdoc jobs already because they liked me and that I fitted in well with their team. It wasn't an easy process but I got there. My 3 main tips for this are: 1. ace the presentation of your thesis work, 2. emphasis you want to learn and 3. read up on all things related to the project. Also they love the question: where do postdocs in your department go on to do? If you can get any experience teaching project students or demonstrating they loved that.


Congrats! This is really encouraging!
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