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Thread: Top tips for finishing thesis (while working full time)

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10-Dec-18, 17:49
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Thanks Rewt. I don't get on well with coffee shops, but since I have my own office more or less, I could come in and do thesis work for an hour in the morning with my headphones (I do feel the need for something to kind of separate it from my other work - and that could be achieved by listening to a particular album while I work on the thesis). Thanks for the tip. I'll hopefully try something like this out this week.

Thread: Top tips for finishing thesis (while working full time)

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09-Dec-18, 11:15
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Hmm, thanks... so maybe I could come in earlier so that I finish earlier, can have a break and then come home and work. I have no doubt I can do it - just brainstorming some ways to make it work (after this week which turned out to be a total write off!).

Thread: Top tips for finishing thesis (while working full time)

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08-Dec-18, 19:34
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Hello all,

I am in the latter stages of my thesis (quite a bit of writing is required for the final chapters but the research is done and written up) and have recently taken on a full time job. I was surprised at how exhausted I was this weekend - which was when I had thought I would be working on my thesis (maybe I will be more recovered tomorrow, or maybe this week was draining because it was my first week and things'll improve). Basically, I wondered if anyone had any tips who had perhaps been in a similar situation before. I think I have quite a few options...

It's a research job and the hours although basically 9-5 are quite flexible (i.e., I could come in earlier or later if I wanted and no one would mind as long as I did the hours and work). So possibly I could come in earlier and so some thesis work, or come in early and leave later to do some thesis work... or maybe even work longer every day and then take a half day to work on the thesis (or recover from the working week in time for the weekend!). I am thinking that little and often could work better maybe than waiting till the weekend when I am knackered.

Any advice / idea / shared experiences welcome!

Tudor

Thread: PhD admission query

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29-Nov-18, 12:46
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I'm a bit confused by your dilemma. If travel costs and time are your biggest concern then it seems a no brainer to go for the closer one, if you have an offer from it.

On the other hand, if the other uni is your preferred option, can you move? Or else are you willing to make that pretty big sacrifice about the travel?

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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27-Nov-18, 18:05
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I'm sorry to hear. Can you talk with any friend or family member on the phone? That might help you to feel more connected and get some support. It might not be as good as in person, but it can help.

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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23-Nov-18, 21:26
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Oh no, that really isn't what you need right now. You must feel pretty yeh like you said, heavy stuff going down. Can you go to your student union and ask for advice? They might be able to give you some feedback/advice a lot more quickly than the consumer protection people (whatever that is). Good luck sorting it.

Thread: To acknowledge research council funding on publication?

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23-Nov-18, 17:57
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Thanks! Helpful to hear why :-)

Thread: To acknowledge research council funding on publication?

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22-Nov-18, 22:40
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Thanks. I'm also checking with our RCUK admin person as I just feel a bit unsure still.

Thread: To acknowledge research council funding on publication?

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22-Nov-18, 18:06
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Hello, I know it is a requirement to acknowledge my funder on any work published from my PhD, but what about a project I did that was separate from my PhD (but still it was the funding that allowed me to make the trip to the lab and start the collaboration with this researcher). Do I need to acknowledge the research council on the publication that has come out of this collaboration?
Thanks anyone!!

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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21-Nov-18, 21:51
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I hadn't seen your earlier post about how you were feeling. I do agree with pm133 that talking to someone who can help is the first thing to do right now.
Best, Tudor

Thread: Personality types literature?

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19-Nov-18, 19:32
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On the other hand - do you really need research / theoretical texts for this? I don't know what your proposal is on, but perhaps it is enough to say, for example: "people have different personalities and some may be less confidence and/or less verbose than others, and therefore, I would moderate the focus groups to ensure that one or two persons did not dominate the discussion".

I have no clue what your research is on - but it may be that you can get away with a sentence like that if it's just a little consideration you need to make for your project (as opposed to something theoretically relevant to your ideas/project).

Hope this helps!

Tudor

Thread: Personality types literature?

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19-Nov-18, 19:30
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It's not my area but I know there are journals on personality. Checking out a recent article on personality (sounds a bit broad - but you haven't given any more detail) might be useful - in particular the first few paras of a decent introduction to an article often will include references to key texts / theories.

Best of luck,
Tudor

Thread: I need some advice, I don’t have a good relationship with my supervisor

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19-Nov-18, 19:27
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Hey, sorry to hear about these bad experiences. Try to switch asap to one who has a good reputation or you already have had positive dealings with. As for abstracts... really the best way to learn is to look at ones that have been accepted and, in a way, imitate them. Also, do you have some sense of what might be going wrong with your abstracts, or do you feel happy about them? What I mean is - is there a problem potentially with the idea itself or do you have some writing issues? Getting a few second opinions could be helpful. Don't be shy to show your work to others. You may get someone who is willing to give you some actual constructive feedback to help you. All the best, Tudor.

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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19-Nov-18, 19:23
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You're not old. Congrats on making a good decision. All the best in looking for a new and better opportunity. :-)

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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13-Nov-18, 08:20
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I think we can be inclined to "give the benefit of the doubt" a bit more in academia (as students/junior level people) than we would in other contexts. Why? The hierarchy/power thing I suppose. But warning signs are warning signs, whatever the context. And just because lots of other supervisors may behave the same way doesn't mean we should accept it. In reality, supervisors need decent students as much as students need decent supervisors. So, find someone better - you're worth it - someone who can at least spell your name right after multiple interactions.
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