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Hi pm133, try this link which rewt suggested in another thread somewhere: https://www.postgraduateforum.com/latest
Thanks Lauren/IT - it's working better now!
Try this link (which rewt posted in another thread somewhere):
Aha! That is SO much better! Now all that is needed is for them to display who last posted on a thread and when.
I think there is a bit of a nostalgic element though...I've reflected on that too now! But it is more the things you mentioned in your other post that make it no longer user friendly/accessible. I like your picture by the way!
Yeh, except for me it isn't nostalgia (not a very nostalgic person) or a need to just adjust, it is more the technical things I described in the other post I wrote (which I now can't find haha, proving my point!). I think rewt described it as nine different subforms. I'm thinking I might call it quits even, as it now seems like super super hard work to post/check replies/find threads etc. And I do think they are genuine issues that I described, not just preferences or things you can get used to. I'll really miss you folks if I do leave though )-,:
Those thoughts are normal! :) Emailing the supervisor to check in and get an update is fine too. And if you really want a practice viva then they might be able to help you with that too.
Thanks for your reply Lauren. The thing is, I (and I'm sure many others) normally quickly skim through, looking to the right of the screen, and can instantly see who last posted and when (without having to enter the thread). In other words, you can see if anyone replied yet, and if so who and when. If no one has, you don't bother revisiting the thread.
Also, it was nice when all the threads were listed in one area rather than having to click into different areas to see threads (or is there a way they can all be viewed in one place?) Frequent posters probably won't want to click in lots of different places to see if there's a new post they think they can help with / want to reply to.
The forum looks a lot cleaner and more modern, but it would be handy if tweaks could be made :-)
I am not sure if there is a place to give feedback on the new forum design, but I find that although it looks cleaner, it isn't as accessible as the last one. Unless I am missing something, you can't see whether someone replied to a thread and when (without actually going into the thread and scrolling down), whereas you could easily see at a glance with the old one.
Sorry to hear about the crisis that happened in your life. When is your viva? Is there time to have a mock viva online? I didn't have a mock viva, and many people don't - so it isn't a must. It just depends on whether you personally would find it helpful. Re no comments on passing or failing... Normally supervisors don't let people go to viva if they don't believe they will pass. It sounds like your thesis is sound - if it has 3 studies that your supervisors have reviewed. I can understand the sense of anxiety knowing that no one has reviewed the thesis as a whole. But really as long as the nuts and bolts are in place, it should be fine. The worst case scenario would be to fail and have to downgrade to an MPhil. But that is quite unlikely - simply because it happens very rarely. Passing with corrections is the most common - whether those are minor or major corrections.
Do you have any strategies in place for dealing with the anxious feelings and thoughts? This is probably the most effective thing you can do right now - as once you feel less of a wreck, everything will seem brighter and more manageable.
@pm133 LOL! What was the question? Did you have to let your fingers do the walking and locate a business under a certain letter of the alphabet?
@rewt - yes chances are they won't even ask. It is sort of irrelevant and superseded by the other degrees. That reminds me - once someone asked me if I had a first degree (I was volunteering on a research project between my undergrad and masters) and I had never heard it referred to that before and thought they were asking if I had obtained a first!
Good luck que sera sera and I like your name btw - maybe that can be your mantra going into interviews :)
Yes, I'm pretty sure you'll find a list of universities that are part of a scheme on the relevant research council website (eg ESRC, AHRC etc).
I think you are expected to stay at the same university for the whole thing, although in certain circumstances you can definitely switch and take your funding with you. I am just not sure if it is something that is allowed in the sense that it is part of the plan (as opposed to circumstances changing and you wishing to move).
I don't think you'd be asked about it. It would seem like a weird question! I think I'd say there were some personal circumstances at the time. That could mean anything and there is no need to divulge.
I could be wrong but I think you can't receive credit for work associated with another (earlier) degree... I'm interested to hear what others have to say though. Congrats on getting 3 papers from a Masters!
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