Finishing your PhD: the end game

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Finishing your PhD involves far more than just writing up: drafts, reviews, rewrites, mock vivas, red tape, viva preparation, paperwork, searching for jobs, applying for visas, printing and binding all have to be taken into account.

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  • http://www.open.ac.uk/research/__assets/7mtyrpphetehvqmoh6.doc Three months is a minimum - it can be longer. ‘ We hope that by having one/two research degree contacts for all administrative processes from research degree application through to award will enhance and streamline the service we provide for both the faculties and the students (full-time and part-time).’ CREET Anita Long (student surnames A-P) and Paula Piggott (student surnames Q-Z) research-degrees-creet, research-degrees-EdD extensions 59616/55483
  • Contingency plans
  • Locate papers on vivas
  • (What did we mean by ‘supervisors’? Can’t remember)
  • The DART project digitises theses dart.open.ac.uk/dart/project/index.html
  • Finishing your PhD: the end game

    1. 1. Rebecca Ferguson, Ann Pegg WIP Seminar: 17 March 2009 The End Game…
    2. 2. Three months to go <ul><li>Three months notice </li></ul><ul><li>Notify Research School </li></ul><ul><li>Download form </li></ul><ul><li>Finalise your title </li></ul><ul><li>Finalise your name! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Things become more difficult <ul><li>Loss of OU facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Starting to look for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Divided attention </li></ul><ul><li>Distance problems </li></ul><ul><li>Money issues </li></ul><ul><li>Visa issues </li></ul>
    4. 4. Shifting deadlines <ul><li>Involving more and more people </li></ul><ul><li>Working to their time scales </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting for responses </li></ul><ul><li>Other readers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Examiners <ul><li>Choosing internal examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing external examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Timescale to suit examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Submission six weeks before viva date </li></ul>
    6. 6. Producing the finished work <ul><li>Word issues </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Appendices </li></ul><ul><li>File sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul>
    7. 7. Move to formal process <ul><li>Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Handover </li></ul><ul><li>Observer </li></ul><ul><li>Chair </li></ul>
    8. 8. Waiting and applying for jobs
    9. 9. Preparing for the viva <ul><li>Practice viva </li></ul><ul><li>What is the practice viva for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you being examined on? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it in your thesis? </li></ul><ul><li>Future research </li></ul>
    10. 10. The viva <ul><li>U501 Surviving the viva </li></ul><ul><li>(9 June, 10am, Systems Seminar Room Venables) </li></ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul>
    11. 11. Corrections <ul><li>Starting again </li></ul><ul><li>Time and energy </li></ul><ul><li>New job </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisors </li></ul>
    12. 12. Binding <ul><li>Library requirements </li></ul><ul><li>British Library requirements </li></ul>
    13. 13. Ann Pegg & Rebecca Ferguson The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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