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December 7th, 2014 06:57 PMLozzhaha yeah, Chris' family wanted him back for Xmas. My family wanted me back on boxing day because apparently flights are cheaper #somuchlove.
Thanks !! Only you and PPN cared - obviously my true friends lolll
December 6th, 2014 11:23 PMbobandbillNot much time then. Home before Christmas?
And happy too-long-on-PC-day.
December 2nd, 2014 10:23 PMLozzhahaha very sensible of you to study, if only I had been more like that!
Rome was fun! I think we were pretty sick of travelling by that point so didnt do heaps of touristy things. In Thailand now and a couple of friends have joined us so its been pretty fun. I am kind of looking forward to going home! only about 3 weeks left now!
November 30th, 2014 04:18 AMbobandbillSorry that I took so long to reply! Thanks - better late than never. =p
There's a whole bunch, but us astro students are off-campus atm so we don't see many of the others. There's a bunch though, maybe 20 or so?
7 hour assignment was just doing the exam in an open book environment due the same day, is all. But studying helped as the course ended a couple months previous, I didn't want to relearn it all in one day. @_@
How much longer do you have left? And how was Rome? I liked it when I went there. =)
November 12th, 2014 01:56 AMLozzAlso sorry that I missed your bday </3
November 12th, 2014 01:55 AMLozzhahaha doesn't matter where it comes from as long as you are getting $$!! How many PhD students are there? I know your genius friend is also one! haha
lol 7 hour assignment sounds like a terrible day! Law was the best because all our exams were open book, so I never had to study! Assignments are the worst because you have to put effort in. And also reference. I am a terrible footnoter.
Casual trip to America in March sounds pretty good to me. You should harass your supervisor in a friendly and non-detrimental manner. I am going to Rome today - it is my last stop before we leave Europe! This trip has gone so fast!
November 11th, 2014 03:52 AMbobandbill'They pay me' = the scholarship which they allocate to PhD students pays for my studies. :V
7 hour assignment. It's an honours course, so the honours students have to do it as an exam, in exam conditions. But as I'm just doing it for credit for my PhD, I can take it out of the exam room and work on it as an assignment; it's just due at 5pm the same day.
I will likely go for conferences and/or collaborations with other scientists at some point outside of Australia, but it's a bit early to say when and where (still ~ 2.5 years left to go after all). My supervisor did mention America around March in passing all casual like though!
November 11th, 2014 02:11 AMLozzhaha yay for money.
That is a bit intense, having to do coursework with your PhD... I just thought you'd do research and they would pay you because your work gave them prestige etc. Are you going to do the 7 hour assignment or an exam? That sounds so weird!
Are you going to go overseas for anything? You definitely should! Are you still thinking about moving out as well?
November 10th, 2014 03:39 PMbobandbillYeah, but unlike previous uni years, and like real jobs, I actually get money!
There are some marks for coursework that we have to do in physics at Sydney uni (some other places don't require coursework in phd), but much less across the three or so years than say in my honours year, thankfully, and I don't need to worry about getting the best marks possible. I have an exam this Friday in fact, which I can do as a 7 hour assignment (yes, it's weird). Hopefully that'll be my last ever assessment!
Otherwise no marks as such; the thesis has to be good enough to be approved by examiners when it's submitted, but otherwise I am left to my own devices in getting stuff done, along with my supervisors. And no, I don't just get extra money. =p I can get funding from organisations I am part of (e.g. CSIRO) for overseas travel for conferences though!
November 7th, 2014 03:07 PMLozzOh real jobs are the worst. I am a bit sad to start mine and not be able to holiday whenever I want! Do you get marks for phd things? or extra money if they like what you are doing?
Well I am being stingy some time so I can be not stingy other times!! I am in Innsbruck now. It's boring. And the hotel I'm in charges 15 euro a day for internet. So obvi I'm in the lobby using the free wifi. Dumb place.
November 7th, 2014 04:11 AMbobandbillThe latter, as it is like a job. So when semester ends, I still have work to do! The uni does close over christmas though.
So stingy yet not. One or the other, Lozz! And food is important and part of culture to experience too!!
November 4th, 2014 04:39 PMLozzDo you get holidays when you're doing a PhD? Or just leave, because its like a job?
Vienna was so pretty - now I am in salzberg!! Lol yes extra stingy because we are booking 4 and 5 star resorts in asia and I need to be able to afford them! But went wild at swatch watch this evening (wow I sound cool) so will be not eating tomorrow lol.
November 1st, 2014 03:05 AMbobandbillYeah, it's going decently.
Vienna, nice! Is extra stingy Lozz about because of general cost from the whole thing? :< And yes, do come back.
October 31st, 2014 04:37 AMLozzThat's good to hear? PhD going well then? Overseas is good! About 4 months through things now. Currently in Vienna, it's so pretty! But I have to start being extra stingy lozz so I can't do everything! But I will definitely come back one day!
October 29th, 2014 11:43 PMbobandbillHi Lozz! I'm fine, busy of late but at least it s interesting. How goes your overseas adventures?
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