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"Funding looks like it may well be a problem.
My intention is to start part-time and self-fund and then to transfer to full-time once I can secure funding. Most, not all, of the Universities I have contacted have said this is possible, but finding funding isn't easy once you have started a PhD."
as you already have been searching.
I and others already explained why it's poor advice many times: it's isn't difficult to get accepted onto a self-funded PhD and it hasn't worked until you get funding, which you haven't got and you admit it might be a struggle. If you don't understand that, it'll hit you if it doesn't work out (ie - You don't actually know if you're going to do any of those PhDs, the offers aren't secure). I don't understand why that's hard to understand.
Chill...I identify with you, I'm going through the same thing (although I cope with it better but everyone's different).
There's loads of TV online, check out the sites of different channels, youtube, surf the channel, tudou and youku.
I don't have the problem of being on my own during summer because all my flatmates are postgrads. We're not close but it's nice to chat to them when I see them in the kitchen. What has kept me going was remembering how much money I invested (and will have to pay back) and that doing well will improve my future prospects. I always reminded myself: short term pain for long term gain. Just one year of hell for a more blissful life (hopefully).
So if you're criticised it seems we must be bitter? I'm obviously not criticising you for stating your offers, it's the patronising remarks about how so easy to get accepted, not having a masters and the poor advice. No one mentioned anything about importance, that's your twist on words, but as you're being unsuccessful with funding, then the offers does seem less important than ones with funding secured.
As someone else don't gloat until you actually have something to gloat about.I would have sympathised with you about the funding situation if it wasn't for you proclaiming that unlike the rest of us you discovered the key to acceptance.
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