NGS 2011 UTPGraduate Life: Share of Experience             18/09/2011        University of Petronas        Dr. Rosdiadee N...
Selecting and Managing Supervisor• Why supervisor is important?• PhD is about you and supervisor – marriage,  father and s...
Selecting and Managing Supervisor• Student expectation on the supervisor• Some cases, supervisor don’t have clear idea  ab...
Selecting and Managing Supervisor• How to handle conflict with supervisors?• Balancing between research and supervisors  e...
Time Management• Why managing time important (limited study  period)• Is it important to finish early?• General guideline ...
Time Management• What happened was:  – 1st year: Motivation, new environment and    adaptation process  – 2nd year: same r...
Prioritizing Commitments•   Supervisor(s) vs. Family•   Family: Wife vs. Children•   Part-time work vs. Study•   ‘Cuti Bel...
Family Issues• Let the supervisors know you have a family to  look after• What happens at lab stay at lab!• Away from the ...
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National Graduate Seminar (NGS 2011), University of Petronas, Sept. 2011. Panelist for session 'Graduate Life: Sharing of Experiences'

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  • Isaac Newton and John Nash exampleProf Fauzi example
  • 1st year: Social skill, mixed with ppl from diff country and discipline, weekend activity (freecycle/ car boot)2nd year: Hobby to take time off from study (photography)Last 6 months: all about writing, repeat experiments, burning the midnight oil, packing, rental and billings, wife viva, flight on early Monday morning, submit thesis on Thursday afternoon! Lost passport incident!
  • Supervisor vs family: let the svisor know you have a family, handle sickness, family is important!Family: wife vs children: send nursery, attending conference, weekend at lab, sharing load on the house choresPart-time work: not burden and effecting your study
  • Graduate Life: Sharing of Experiences

    1. 1. NGS 2011 UTPGraduate Life: Share of Experience 18/09/2011 University of Petronas Dr. Rosdiadee Nordin
    2. 2. Selecting and Managing Supervisor• Why supervisor is important?• PhD is about you and supervisor – marriage, father and son, etc• Choice of Uni – is it important?• Selection criteria and registration process
    3. 3. Selecting and Managing Supervisor• Student expectation on the supervisor• Some cases, supervisor don’t have clear idea about your research• Co-supervision: mutual agreement among students and supervisor(s)• Progress meeting : do we have to meet them often?• Supervisor style: different people with ‘unique’ personality
    4. 4. Selecting and Managing Supervisor• How to handle conflict with supervisors?• Balancing between research and supervisors expectation• ‘Hobby research’ – not your actual/ core research• Publications – expectation between developing and developed nation
    5. 5. Time Management• Why managing time important (limited study period)• Is it important to finish early?• General guideline (ideal case): – 6-12 months: research direction (proposal) – 12-18 months: initial results – 18-24 months: data collection and analysis – 24-30 months: research extension and analysis – 30-36 months: thesis writing
    6. 6. Time Management• What happened was: – 1st year: Motivation, new environment and adaptation process – 2nd year: same routine, troubleshooting/ problem with research leads to disappointment – 3rd year: under pressure to complete study (financial constraint), wake up call (ToC) – time is moving so fast!• Critical phase: the final 6 months!
    7. 7. Prioritizing Commitments• Supervisor(s) vs. Family• Family: Wife vs. Children• Part-time work vs. Study• ‘Cuti Belajar’ – the literal meaning!
    8. 8. Family Issues• Let the supervisors know you have a family to look after• What happens at lab stay at lab!• Away from the country – death or sickness within the family• Community activity and help

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