The longer these emails stay there, the more guilty I feel because of the time and effort the person has spent writing it and how distressed they are feeling. I would love to hear your story. Ideas, beleifs, education, thinking DO matter. Otherwise the third examiner option isn’t allowed. If you want to ask me a question on the podcast, leave me a voice message on SpeakPipe. If your supervisor is asking you to take on more (non-PhD) work, let them know that, while you welcome the opportunity to gain experience and new skills, you don’t want your … A workload that seems reasonable in the first two years of your PhD may not be towards the end of your doctorate. In the UK it depends on the Course Regulations that may or may not have to comply with the University's blanket course regulations.There are a number of possibilities. More men write to me than women – perhaps, if my facebook page and comment threads are anything to go by, this is because women find it easier to admit their vulnerabilities in public. Many of my blog posts end up being hand outs in my workshops because I’ve recorded my thoughts on a particular problem. Advice from anyone who has gone through this would be great! If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, you can contact us with specific and urgent enquiries here. I sympathise with these students and at the same time I feel frustrated on their behalf. Neither of my main supervisors have PhD’s so they hadn’t gone through the sifting and sorting process in reading and writing, eliminating eventually what ceases to be relevant or important. Continuity helps you to pick up where you left off, so that you don’t have to spend 15-30 minutes trying to figure out what you are supposed to be doing. For certain colleges and universities, are at least several classes going to be completely online for the Spring 2021 semester. The over riding mission is to show them what others can learn from what you have done. You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. 4 things you should know about choosing examiners for your thesis, PDF by Linda Candy called “Practice based research: a guide”. Organizing and presenting the outcomes of your work critically, convincingly, and articulately, following all the guidelines on how to for… Become the proverbial squeaky wheel. I read your article on ‘plotters and drafters’ and realised I wasn’t so stupid as I felt they were making me feel and that I wasn’t being pretentious either! If you can't put it to rest, go talk to the head of research of your lab, but make sure not to say anything negative about your supervisor, that is academic suicide in France. If you’re here because of that post, welcome! In your circumstance it’s not enough to give you a supervisor who ‘doesn’t understand’ a practice based thesis. Although I was not asked by either of my Examiner’s to resubmit, I had similar issues to this. I got 1470 in the SAT, is that a good score? They can probably help you arrange another supervisor from another university if necessary. This may be insights into practice itself, materials, culture – whatever. 2. People work differently. Seek help from your academic skills unit. So SO twitchy. I’m not sure how I can really help as the answer to your question is dependant on the work you have done, but here are some things to think about: 1) Think about the thesis as a document for fellow professionals in your discipline. After you sign up, you'll receive an email confirmation with a link you must click in order to activate your account. It’s not as easy as just resubmitting the written component. If you are too unwell to sit an exam on the day, contact your school office on the day of the exam and fill in a Self-Certification for Absence form. Ah, you’ve shared lots of inspiring lessons that will lead us to the exceptional writing path. Enter your email address to get posts by email. If you are not satisfied with what your department says, take it to the next level. I try my best to give considered and thoughtful responses, but this takes time. I am someone who firmly believes that fault exists on both sides of the equation, yet in all three cases I have been the only side to take ownership of the issues and have had to work around the issue. The policy there is that you can defend when they feel your thesis is ready for it, but you may have revisions to do following that. Identifying the leading issues 3. Also if there was such a difference in examiners marks, should it have not gone to a third examiner? It depends on your university’s individual regulations. Students fail elements of their degree for a number of reasons. at the institutional level on what a thesis is. You need to use up your word limit to show the depth and thoroughness that your dissertation requires. I believe the refusal of the other side of the equation (the academic) is not respectful of me as a person. What we mean here by strange topics is that the topic you will choose for your dissertation must not be entirely new to you. This outcome has shocked me, but most of all angered me that I was basically set to be slapped in the face after taking on all the feedback I was given. It was an upsetting experience. The rate these emails come in varies, but I would say it averages four a week – and they come from all over the world, not from within my institution. Failing to turn in the IA means you fail the subject. Its possible but, i hope you don't enjoy sleep, because you're not going to get any of it for the next 4 days. Expect a new post on the first Wednesday of every month or subscribe by email using the link below. Those supervisors are wrong: if you can get INTO a PhD, you should be able to graduate from one. * If you fail a module because you didn’t achieve the qualifying mark or did not submit work for the first attempt, don’t panic, you will be allowed a second attempt which will be capped at 40%. I’d like to find out more? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. At Research Degree Voodoo, we’re all about moving inside that magic circle of the academy, through practical tips and some deeper reflection about what it means to be an expert and a peer. You want to work with committee members who get along with each other but you also don’t want committee members who are not too overly enthusiastic about your (read their) research topic– you’ll never finish! In addition to the sources already mentioned, a useful read is ‘6 rules for practice-led research’ by Andrew McNamara from QUT. 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