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PhD loans - what do you all think?


User: Tudor_Queen - 19 May 2018 14:38

That is utter nonsense!!!

User: pm133 - 20 May 2018 10:25

TQ, I haven't worded my post well to be fair.
I didn't mean to talk about personal failure to secure a funded position. I was talking in the context of a post which didn't have funding attached to it in the first place hence the need for a loan.
I think I am happy to stand by that comment but I made a dog's breakfast of my original post.

User: chaotic1328 - 20 May 2018 15:12

Quote From pm133:
TQ, I haven't worded my post well to be fair.
I didn't mean to talk about personal failure to secure a funded position. I was talking in the context of a post which didn't have funding attached to it in the first place hence the need for a loan.
I think I am happy to stand by that comment but I made a dog's breakfast of my original post.

Even then, you are confused between the interested parties in charge of allocating research funds and 'society' in general. Or is it your assertion that all government agencies and quangos always reflect the interest and will of 'society'?

User: TreeofLife - 21 May 2018 12:33

Quote From pm133:
If you are prepared to stay away from city centres and London, don't have a car, have no dependents or debtand are prepared to flat share, it is absolutely possible to live very comfortably on less than £10k per year.

I lived on £8k during 2014 and I had a car, a 2 bed flat and lived in a city centre. No dependants or debts though. Wouldn't call it comfortable, but I did it.

User: Tudor_Queen - 21 May 2018 22:43

Wow! Was that a northern city by any chance? Amazing!

User: TreeofLife - 24 May 2018 10:38

Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Wow! Was that a northern city by any chance? Amazing!

Nope, southwest. Expensive city too. But I didn't do much except write my thesis 10-12 hours a day so I had no time to spend any money even if I had any!

User: Tudor_Queen - 24 May 2018 17:42

I still have no idea how you did that! My family are from the South East and don't know how I could afford just a flat (nevermind the car) on that!!!
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