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Sadly the ticking box thing is just part of the identity politics thing we have got ourselves into today and that is probably going to take a long time to get out of! People's achievements ought not to be diminished or blown up by some box they tick.
Thank you Rewt. I'll pass it on. It's for her daughter - as they've moved to another country yet she wants to get her A Levels here through remote study. I think she is a bit concerned though about the quality of what is out there. If there were a well known and well established thing like the OU it would probably inspire more confidence. Or if we knew someone else who had done it. Thank again for your help.
I have just read all your points in more detail and I second them all - and it is great that the sub-forms are gone and it is easy access now. By the way, you have an incredible memory... I cannot remember the preview of a thread being shown in addition to the title. In fact, I cannot remember the old forum at all - except that it had a darker background, there was less white space (and less need for vigorous down scrolling), and the text was easier to read as you mentioned.
Have a great day all! :-)
I am asking for a friend and I realise this is a little off topic, but does anyone have experience of (or know anyone else with experience with) online study for A Levels? We know there is the Open University - but that is for undergrad and postgrad study. There's some websites that say they offer online A Levels, but since they aren't well known (unlike the Open University) it feels a bit of a gamble. Any advice, suggestions, or experience sharing welcomed - and I will pass it on to my friend. Thank you!
It could be that you are on a waiting list and they have already offered to the candidates who were above you on the list, if that makes sense. They will wait and see if they accept before then offering it to you. That is probably the most likely I'd say, given the amount of time and what admin are saying. Then again, they must just be dead slow and haven't made any offers yet. I'd say make other plans so as not to be disappointed, but there is still a good chance you'll get an offer. Good luck!
Hey! Well you can only do what you can do. It seems that you and your supervisor concur though about things going a bit slowly / your being unmotivated. Can you get together (or zoom) with them and agree on some steps you can do now? After all, if you both agree there isn't much you CAN be doing right now then that is that.
With regards to being unmotivated and questioning why you are doing a PhD... why did you decide to do one in the first place? Did you expect it to be different than it is? Do you have longer term goals that require a PhD? Just trying to dig a little deeper.
Ah thanks for letting me know. It definitely wasn't there when I checked earlier, how strange!!! I did delete my cookies though in case it hadn't updated on this laptop or something. I can see it again now lol. This is all very unsettling :D
Ps. I get what you said about the slight nostalgia now... I wish I had a print screen of the old forum... there's been a lot of shared experiences and advice given on here over the years - during some really challenging times, such as when I was close to quitting my PhD (downgrading it to an MPhil). It's good that all the old threads are saved.
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