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(Original post by oriel historian)
Oh and Ilex, you might struggle to find the excited PhD / DPhil students!
I am one! :confused:
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I am one! :confused:
How long have have you had to become depressed and disillusioned?
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wow 40+ posts already!!!
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How long have have you had to become depressed and disillusioned?
Well... not depressed, not disillusioned... yet!

Starting in October.
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I am one! :confused:
Hehe, being the exception that proves the rule is a fun job! :p:
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I am as well - excited at least, although I am a bit wary - God I sound like a fresher!
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My PhD excitement is on ice for the mo, but I'll defrost it in about a year, and let you know how it feels

Though I have just realised I'm still going to be living at home when I hit 27 :eek:
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(Original post by Milady de Winter)
My PhD excitement is on ice for the mo, but I'll defrost it in about a year, and let you know how it feels

Though I have just realised I'm still going to be living at home when I hit 27 :eek:
The beauty of elongated adolescence eh! I think my cynicism as regards the PhD stems from what I see as the ivory tower nature of much of academia and the failure of academics to fully integrate themselves into the social and cultural realm of all rather than just a few.
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(Original post by oriel historian)
The beauty of elongated adolescence eh! I think my cynicism as regards the PhD stems from what I see as the ivory tower nature of much of academia and the failure of academics to fully integrate themselves into the social and cultural realm of all rather than just a few.
OH, did you get your AHRC award sorted out with Swansea?
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OH, did you get your AHRC award sorted out with Swansea?
To be honest, I don't know. But get this - the administrator of the collaborative scheme is ON HOLIDAY in the middle of when they're meant to be given out. But I suppose, gee, there's no deputy??? I hate the AHRC!
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To be honest, I don't know. But get this - the administrator of the collaborative scheme is ON HOLIDAY in the middle of when they're meant to be given out. But I suppose, gee, there's no deputy??? I hate the AHRC!
Joinez-vous ma club! Perhaps AHRC should stand for A Hopelessly Rubbish Collective :no:
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Evening all (once I found you lot :eek: )

One of my tutors said that she'd throughly enjoyed her PhD and loved every minute of it (but wouldn't do it again :rolleyes: ) and how they can be really really good fun.She was known for her sarcasm so make take that little gem of info with a pinch of salt

I'll start thinking about PhDs and the like once I've seen how the MA is. I may run away from academia screaming never to face it again :woo: :no:
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Just finished my final thesis chapter

Just a short conclusion and a little bit of redrafting to go!
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Eeee Well done *pours MdW a celebratory cup of tea*

Did you go straight from BA to MPhil MdW?
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Eeee Well done *pours MdW a celebratory cup of tea*

Did you go straight from BA to MPhil MdW?
I took a year out in between, to earn money. Worked as an editorial assistant on a magazine for a few months (I used to want to be a journalist :no:), then worked for a recruitment company :mad: . Worst job ever, but it was commission based, so I saved up most of the money I needed.

Looks like I'm taking another year out in between degrees, but this one should be much more intellectually productive if I can bag the kind of art job I'm looking for, so it's actually quite exciting in some ways. And I get to go back to London! (will miss Ilex and her miniature hat though )
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Going straight through is a mad idea - I should know all about that, considering that's what I've done!
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Yeah - seems taking years out is getting more and more common. Best of luck for the job hunting (My bro gave up on being a journalist years ago )

If you ever need a cup of tea next year just hop on a train I'm going to be close-ish to London, work will be closer


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Going straight through is a mad idea - I should know all about that, considering that's what I've done!
I can quite see why people go back to the PhDs much later on that's for sure, especially with the ever decreasing funding in the Arts. I'd like to go straight on (going on basis that it does happen PhD & funding wise haha I can dream :rolleyes: ) as it means getting it finished earlier. On other hand getting out of it for a bit doesn't sound like a bad idea either plus earning money is always nice (if a job's out there etc etc).
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Going straight through ftw.
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(Original post by IlexAquifolium)
Come on, there must be a few in the first fortnight!
I am very excited at the propect of a DPhil but that will probably change when I actually get there...
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Going straight through ftw.
I would if I could, but I can't

Trying to stay positive with the idea of a year out being interesting and relevant... but still have this nagging feeling of being an unfunded academic 2nd class citizen :woo:
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