Week 40: I Passed My Probation

This week, I passed my probation review! I am now feeling a bit more relaxed. It was so nice that my supervisor announced that I had passed, and my colleagues congratulated me! The review meeting was more like a discussion from various perspectives, including the views of the external examiner. I mainly discussed my research […]

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Week 39: Being together for two years

I have rehearsed for my probation review every day, asking Luca to act as an examiner. I listed 20 questions that would probably be asked, and his prompt questions have also been very useful.   Tips for answering questions in a meeting A psychiatrist said that the most reliable way of preparing to answer a […]

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Week 37

My probation review was postponed to October because the panel is too busy this month, which is painful for me! This means that I have more time to prepare for it, but my nervousness never slackens and has rather grown. My preparation includes: reading my documents thoroughly (research protocol, one chapter, ethics application and field […]

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