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Thread: PhD attendance type?

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10-Apr-18, 15:27
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posted about 1 year ago
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Thank you rewt, that helps a lot. So do you ever have any lectures at all or is it more about just seeing your supervisor?


In the UK we dont have any lectures or coursework as part of our PhD so we have less "supervised" work (though we are usually expected to have a masters before starting which kinda compensates). So as long as I am showing results and work I keep my supervisor and Uni happy. Though I do meet or call my supervisor weekly to catch up on what I am doing/ what I should be doing.

That is the thing with a PhD in the UK at least, you are usually measured by results, not by the number of hours in the office. In theory, I could only come in for labs and do the rest of my work in the middle of the night at home, so I am not physically bound to a desk.

Virshininke, you are considering full-time or part-time based on workloads? Generally, I would say if you can get funding go full time as there is less time management hassle as you only have to manage one thing. Or do you have other priorities to consider? Also what field are considering as certain areas require more/less time in uni?


I am in UK too. I have done Masters in Computing last year, so seeing if I could do PhD in a same computer science/IT field. I would probably pay for my PhD, rather than get funding and would still like to keep the job I have at the moment, howerer it is full time, but with some free time if its not too busy, where possibly I could work on other things such as PhD, as that's what I have done with my masters.

Thread: PhD attendance type?

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10-Apr-18, 11:42
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Thank you rewt, that helps a lot. So do you ever have any lectures at all or is it more about just seeing your supervisor?

Thread: PhD attendance type?

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10-Apr-18, 11:26
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It's a bit of a long shot but I am very curious with this. I am hoping to study PhD however not sure if I would like to do it full or part time. What kind of attendance was required when you studied it? Was it so you had to be in university every day, or would only need to come in for few hours each week for a lecture and do rest of the work at home? Could you let me know, also what field and if it was full or part time? I don't know anyone else to ask since I don't know anyone who has PhD.

Thread: Phd with a 59.99 masters....?

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06-Apr-18, 11:49
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posted about 1 year ago
Some universities do say thay exam results is not all they look at. Sometimes they also take into account work experience (paid as well as unpaid) to make the decision.

Thread: Dissertation presentation

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21-Sep-17, 10:22
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posted about 2 years ago
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Look up typical viva questions on here - it's going to be similar to that. Do you know the background, what methods did you do and why, the significance of your results and where your research will go next.

Maybe you should be writing the paper from your dissertation rather than your supervisor? If not, I think it's ok as long as you are first author on the paper, or on there somewhere if you are part of a larger project.


I didn't plan do do anything academical after I finish my masters so in a way I didn't mind too much. However after reading what you guys had to say it now kind of feels like she is taking advantage from me, and she not mentioned using my name.

Thread: Dissertation presentation

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20-Sep-17, 15:22
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posted about 2 years ago
I have not received any feedback. My supervisor only told me that she wants to write a paper on my dissertation.

Thread: Dissertation presentation

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20-Sep-17, 15:00
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posted about 2 years ago
Hello, I have my masters degree research dissertation on friday and I am really stressing out. I am doing distance learning course so it will be done over Skype with my suppervirsor and another lecturer. What kind of questions should I get ready for? When I did my bachelours dissertation I was only asked 3 questions but I have a feeling it will not be as easy as that.

Thread: Supervisor ignoring me

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05-Jun-17, 13:37
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posted about 2 years ago
I am the only student for this module. I had few other modules where there were 1 more student and he did mention that most of the tutors ignore his emails too (not the same tutor I am having issues with at the moment).

Thread: Supervisor ignoring me

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05-Jun-17, 12:22
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posted about 2 years ago
I tried. Noone would speak to me unless I have arranged the phone meeting over the email.

Thread: Supervisor ignoring me

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05-Jun-17, 11:52
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posted about 2 years ago
I have been emailing head of school as well. I am still waiting for reading list from semester 2 - 2015 as well as 2 other emails. I noticed everyone from staff at my university are very good at ignoring emails. (Apart from finance team ofcourse). No matter what my email is about it gets ignored. In the past I would also email directly to administration team and they would forward my email to relevant person who would only ignore it again.

Thread: Supervisor ignoring me

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05-Jun-17, 11:21
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posted about 2 years ago
I have an issue with my master’s dissertation. I was supposed to complete it for May, however when I submitted my proposal on 24 Feb I had no reply about confirmation of it until I emailed my tutor multiple times and she only responded on 20 Mar. So because she took nearly a month to approve it I have missed the change to hand it in May to be graduated in July.
I have emailed my tutor with questions regarding dissertation on 19 April and heard nothing back, I emailed her asking for an answer again on 19 May and still nothing. It is really hard because she is also the module leader so I can’t email anyone else about this.
So not only did I miss may deadline and now need to hand it in August but I don’t know what’s going on exactly and also don’t get replies to my emails regarding the dissertation.

What would you suggest I do because clearly emails are out of the question and I am getting really frustrated. Because it’s a distance learning course I can’t go to university to see her.

Thread: Masters degree - dissertation

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10-May-17, 11:14
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posted about 2 years ago
In my previous exoperience because I did the project I didn't have to do questionnaires and analysis of the results. Also quite a lot of dissertation was about explaining how I implemented my project and what I did at each step.

Thread: Masters degree - dissertation

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10-May-17, 10:54
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posted about 2 years ago
There is no marking criteria. The only resources I have been given was 50 pages document, which mostly speak about what fonts and spacing I should be using and referencing, but nothing else.

My previous degree dissertation was project based, where now its research and I am really finding it hard.

Thread: Masters degree - dissertation

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09-May-17, 16:54
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Hello,

So I am at the stage where my dissertation proposal got approved and now I need to start writing. Does any of you have any good advice on how to make sure I get good marks? I need to get at least 70% from this. When I did my degree I got 68% in dissertation two years ago. However I do feel because I am a distant learner and doing my degree online mostly my tutors (especially my dissertation tutor) are not taking me seriously and most of the time my emails with any questions get ignored. This makes everything so much harder. I do have till August to get my dissertation done.

Thread: How to work out marking for masters degree

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05-Apr-17, 12:39
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posted about 2 years ago
I did check the handbook as well as uni website, but there is no mentioning of anythingthing about Level 7 apart from what % you need for Pass, merit and disticntion. There is no explanation on how to calculate the %.
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