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  • Just sent my thesis off for printing
  • GregMay
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    After many months, many years, many arguments and many edits, I have finally sent my PhD thesis to the printers for a final version that I can submit for examination.

    Would it be wrong to kiss the person in registry when I hand it in?

    Bring on bikes and beer related nonsense for the next two weeks.

    Nice one! Now get out there.

    jamiep
    Member

    Handing it in is such a disappointing, non-event after so much effort for so long. No trumpeters or red carpet. Just a form to sign

    IHN
    Member

    What’s it about?

    cakefest
    Member

    Hope the printers get it right…

    Premier Icon timmys
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    I remember handing mine in and it being added to the stacks of literally hundreds of the buggers in the office. Took the shine off it a bit.

    richpips
    Member

    Well done Greg!

    Premier Icon twinklydave
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    Would it be wrong to kiss the person in registry when I hand it in?

    Judging by the people employed around here? Yes.

    Anyway, nice one! Crack open a beer. Or go for a ride in the sunshine. Or both. πŸ™‚

    MrSalmon
    Member

    Good one! I did the same a couple of months ago, waiting for viva in January…

    GregMay
    Member

    Anticlimaxes are only so if you make them so πŸ™‚

    I’m cycling in to pick it up, then hand in in lycra, then ride off for a few hours. Me time again. It is going to be awesome πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon StirlingCrispin
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    Well done!
    (Do you have to bind your thesis for examination? Wow!)
    I didn’t have time to crack open a beer as I flew out to a new job in the US just two days after submitting, so go drink a beer to make up for those I missed out on.

    saxabar
    Member

    Congrats! While there might not be much fanfare, it does provide a sense of finality and release. Go riding, enjoy wasting some time, catch up with friends in other towns/cities and get Christmassy (sod the naysayers).

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Member

    Grats! Now go find a job and join the rest of us in the real world :p

    xcentric
    Member

    wonder if it’s the one I’ve just been asked to examine…..?

    GregMay
    Member

    Cycled in, drank coffee while it was being printed, picked up coppies, checked, rechecked, walked over to Registry dresed as a spandex man…they were shut for staff training and I’ve an 8am ferry to Wales tomorrow…hmmm

    Walk to school secretary…she’s handing in tomorrow for me πŸ™‚

    xcentric
    wonder if it’s the one I’ve just been asked to examine…..?

    If your name is Brian and you’re in Dublin…quite possibly πŸ™‚

    GregMay
    Member

    Also, if anyone is near Llandelga next week and fancies a spin, I’ll be a 30min pedal away πŸ™‚

    whatnobeer
    Member

    Well done mate. I went out and celebrated handing in and demoing my dissertation with a glass of wine and then some bikes. Promptly fell of and broke my wrist. Do bikes, don’t do breakages.

    GregMay
    Member

    Just back from a spin πŸ™‚ Croissant and coffee currently. Wine and packing later!

    xcentric
    Member

    congrats GregMay – look forward to reading it….

    actually, it’s not going to be me – I’m not Brian and not in Dublin πŸ™‚

    But one piece of advice – it’s a thesis *defence*, so there’ll be bit that you need to fight back on, and bits that will test you to beyond breaking – and both those scenarios are ok. Good luck.

    Congratulations on the write up and hand in. For me it was a relief to release it into the wild. Once you’ve done the viva, you’ll really feel it. Remember, less than 1% has a PhD (although I can’t find the ref for that so don’t quote).

    b r
    Member

    Kept a copy?

    CaptJon
    Member

    Nice one.

    GregMay
    Member

    Thanks all, haven’t kept a copy, will when I print off the final version assusming the Viva goes ok.

    xcentric –
    definitely looking forward to the defence aspect. Strange as it may appear, I love that aspect of what I do. Talking at conferences, debating, getting my point across, all part of the ego game that is being a scientist I suppose.

    Will just have to see how it goes! But now…festive period and beer!

    johnny63
    Member

    Cycled in, drank coffee while it was being printed, picked up copies, checked, re-checked, walked over to Registry dressed as a spandex man…they were shut for staff training and I’ve an 8am ferry to Wales tomorrow…hmmm

    Jeez Greg, hope you had the spell checker up and running – above now fixed too, so you are now good to go πŸ™‚

    No Nationals next year then? Been missing those smiley legs this season

    Good luck with the thesis and compliments of the season to you and yours!

    Johnny (Phoenix CC)

    Premier Icon flyingmm
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    Congrats! I’m having serious thesis envy as I’m at the point of putting ‘finger to keyboard’ with it due in by the end of March – feels like Mt Everest ahead. Can only imagine what it must feel like up there at the summit. Well done and enjoy the riding!

    GregMay
    Member

    johnny63 – Alright fella! Yeah, CX season was a write off, no point in trying to race, no training does not make a fast Greg. May make nationals, won’t be racing as no way I can justify my kit at the moment πŸ™‚

    Flyingmm – Not going to lie…it will take longer than you expect unless you do nothing else but it. Why wait, get working on your structure today.

    Premier Icon flyingmm
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    Cheers GregMay, I’m full time so it will be full on but just about doable with sweat and toil. Structure sorted so just filling the gaps now. What was your work on out of interest?

    Premier Icon marko75
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    Congrats… now have some time off before looking at it all again for the viva! There are normally a few corrections so you might as well get a copy once its been formally accepted!

    Handing in is a let down and so is the viva – you hype it up internally and then when its over you think ‘ Is this it?’. Dont worry about the viva its just a chat to join the club – remember the most important answer is “I am sorry Prof but I dont know!’ I used it more than once – dont try and bulls*** your way through or it will last 6 hours rather than the normal 2-3 hours!

    Enjoy beer and riding πŸ™‚

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