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    Hello

    I was granted a withdrawal from research (in English) in January 2008 after 3 months of doing the PHD. I was scheduled to return in October 2008 but I didn't contact my supervisor or my department as i didn't want to go back then and didn't want them to tell me to get lost (and lose the scholarship).

    Ironically I am now desperate to go back in October 2009. I have had no contact from anyone from the uni during this time, telling me I have lost my place or my scholarship, so i don't know where I stand.

    I have sent an email to the director of postgrad studies and so I'm awaiting the news.

    Do we think it will be good or bad news?!?
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    Hard to tell, judging by the way you acted though i'm thinking no. Best just to wait and see.
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    Doubtful.
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    yep it's not looking too good at the moment....
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    Well, you did drop out and then not tell them for a year whether you were comimg back or not...
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    Yeah I completely accept all that. At the moment I'm feeling I'm waiting for the inevitable but as I say I totally accept that.

    I phoned the funding body and the woman took my details and said she would phone me back after she looked into it. She sounded a bit grumpy. Luck of the draw!
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    It's simple, you just need to get in contact with them. Though I highly doubt there will be a place there for you. But you don't know unless you speak to your supervisor.
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    yeah I've contacted my supervisor as well.

    He is was fantastic with me when I requested the suspension of studies and so I trust his response more than the other people I've had to contact.

    I don't really think theres any problem place wise - I'm more worried about the funding which I think I've probably lost due to the terms of the contract thought the funding body told me the final word is with the school.
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    It doesn't sound too good, but I hope it works out for you...
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    Thanks.

    I'm being realistic but still dreaming about it.

    Doing a PHd is so much about "state of mind" more than anything else, don't you think?
 
 
 
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