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Thread: Help- dealing with supervisor issues in final year

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22-Feb-19, 15:14
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This is horrible and all too common (similar scenarios anyway - where relationships go sour). How would you feel about sending her the drafts etc and having her feedback by email? You don't have to meet with her in person. Would this be more manageable?

Thread: Advice on quitting Masters

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22-Feb-19, 11:49
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Hi Kat,

I am sorry to hear what you are going through. I am sure you are going to get some helpful replies on this forum. It may be that you need to discuss things with someone (or people on this forum) so that you feel clearer about what you want to do.

When feeling so overwhelmed about things it probably isn't the best time to make a decision. But it does sound a bit like you need to consider whether you WANT to continue or quit - deep down (regardless of what others would think - regardless of the money situation - what do you want?). If the answer is that you want to finish the Masters, then you will need a strategy to address all the issues you raise (stress, dyslexia, low motivation - all of which I am sure are compounding in a vicious cycle). And it IS possible with the right support (disability support, talking to a uni counsellor, making a timetable with small manageable targets etc).

And just to clarify, if you failed an exam this would not destroy your life. It might feel terrible and maybe take some time to get over it, but just to bring things into perspective, it would not actually be the end of the world. I do understand this catastrophic thinking though - it is normal when feeling very stressed. And so it's good to try and have a reality check with yourself now and then. What's the worst case scenario here - and is it actually SO bad that I couldn't overcome it?

Tudor

Ps. I had a friend whose dyslexia only became really apparent during her BSc. She had an assessment then and was able to get support. Really suggest that you look into doing this too, as it helped her a great deal to get the support.

Thread: Would it be mad to study an MA after completing PhD?

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21-Feb-19, 14:16
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No, but you could just read up on it or apply for jobs in it anyway.

Thread: Funding for research visit

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19-Feb-19, 15:21
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Hmm, can't see how / why they wouldn't - if they are not being asked to make a financial outlay themselves...?

Thread: Sexually harassed by postdoc supervisor and forced to quit.

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19-Feb-19, 15:19
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Quote From Mackem_Beefy:
NJ567,

But time is a great healer and as events become more distant, you make more sense of things. You realise you are not to blame for someone else's behaviour and feel eventually you can move on.

Ian


Totally agree with this. Very sorry to hear about your situation NJ567.

Thread: Sexually harassed by postdoc supervisor and forced to quit.

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19-Feb-19, 10:10
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Hi MyWorld, I am really glad that the strategies you decided to use worked in the end!

Thread: Funding for research visit

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14-Feb-19, 13:14
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Oh one more thing. Is your PhD funded by a research council? They sometimes have awards for shorter term institutional visits. You could piggy back your trip from one of those...

Thread: Funding for research visit

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14-Feb-19, 13:12
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In terms of other funding for the US - I really don't know of any - apart from the sorts of things you've suggested there. It is a shame that there aren't more opportunities. But if you can self fund and find the extra bits of income and get the visa funded by the uni there - it could work. Sorry can't be of more help. Tudor.

Thread: Funding for research visit

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14-Feb-19, 13:10
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Wow, amazing that you were shortlisted for a Fulbright. I wouldn't sweat about not answering one question well!!! You may be surprised yet.

Have you looked into the uni in the States to see if you can do part time work in the lab (or in another lab) to support your living costs as a visiting scholar? I know that some grad schools allow this - but the rules differ school by school.

Thread: Feeling totally defeated

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01-Feb-19, 20:46
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Absolutely. And in the future, no doubt you'll actually look back and draw strength from this experience. Glad you are feeling more positive. Keep us posted!

Thread: Postdoc Crisis

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31-Jan-19, 18:35
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Yes, what is your take on the results? If you're happy with them, you could be sole author. Or else get someone else on board, take their feedback, and co-author with them?

Thread: Pronouncing difficult (and not so difficult) names

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31-Jan-19, 18:31
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Glad it's not just me! I usually do what pm133 does - but I'm thinking of trying a different strategy, lol! Nesrine, do you directly ask trusted colleagues, or wait until you hear them say it by the by?

I learnt German as a teenager and really loved how the language has such clear sound - letter mapping when it comes to pronunciation. The problem is, I still tend to apply it all the time when I encounter new names and words - of any origin. Then I hear others saying the name/word the "correct" way, and it is so hard to un-learn my German way! :D :D Hence looking for other strategies!

Thread: Feeling totally defeated

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31-Jan-19, 18:26
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Hi Nesrine, it is so difficult to be in times like this. I call them transition times. They're painful because you've got these hopes, aims, and aspirations - but there's no fruit in sight. I haven't been in your specific situ yet, but I do remember when I had finished my UG and was trying to get PhD funding. At times, it felt like, "how long do I keep on trying for then?". And it's true - some people try for years and years and still no joy. But I think that with your profile, it really is just a matter of time (and thus perseverance and resilience) and, depending on what's available in your field, really looking to broaden your scope (and thus your options) as suggested by pm133. Also apologies if you've already said this elsewhere, but are you also applying for RA jobs? They are another way in to a postdoc.

It may sound a naive or silly suggestion, but it might be good to watch some inspiring films/read inspiring books. I really like Pursuit of Happyness to help get me through such times. It sort of reminds you that others have been in what feels like dead-end situations, and there is success at the end of it (whatever form that success ends up taking - perhaps slightly different to what was first anticipated, or maybe not - maybe exactly what you had in mind!).

Best
Tudor

Thread: Supervisor vs University - MSc (Life Sciences)

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30-Jan-19, 21:54
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Uni 1 because you say you are more interested in the work you will do there. That's an important variable to consider for a successful outcome.

Thread: Pronouncing difficult (and not so difficult) names

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30-Jan-19, 21:52
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Does anyone else not have a clue how to say the name of some of the authors they are citing?!
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