Signup date: 19 Apr 2021 at 3:10pm
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I just started my phd (uk) and to cut a long story short I met a guy at the welcome day who wanted to network as he said we had some similarities with our project areas. He said we should go for a drink in the pub round the corner and thinking it was phd related I agreed. Instead, while there he forced me to kiss him and held me against a wall and wouldn’t let me go.
He’s in his last year, already a lecturer and is on the phd council and he said nobody would believe me if I complained.
The uni is really pushing networking for us first years but if this is what it involves I’m scared to network with men. I don’t know what I’m asking exactly but I’m just scared... :(
I am starting my phd next month but I just feel so stupid all the time. I feel like my supervisor who I admire so much regrets choosing me to work with and I’m sure she would love to work with someone else much more. In fact I’m sure if someone else comes along she would ditch me for them which would make me so sad.
I feel like I always say the wrong things and do the wrong things and that everyone hates me and I feel invisible. I never get chosen for anything like scholarships because I’m so stupid I guess.
I wish I never agreed to this phd.
I got a third class degree and got a distinction in my masters ... if you are willing to work hard nothing is impossible. My career prospects definitely improved after.
And I’m starting a phd this year. Education is everything and if you want to give it a go, why not.
Twenty years ago when I did my first degree there was much less support for struggling students. Today there are options. Check out your university’s library and academic skills department for extra support in improving your approach, for instance. Or ask the academic liaison librarians for help with referencing and research.
I think you should go for it!
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