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Scenario 3: An anxious final-year supervisee

In a supervision at the beginning of her final year, your supervisee appears stressed and emotional when you ask her about her timeline for meeting her thesis submission deadline.
 
  • Focus and achieve as much as you can in the next month; we’ll revisit your progress then.
  • Make sure you write something each day.
  • What other activities/ responsibilities do you have besides your thesis? How are you going to prioritise?
  • Let’s draw up a realistic plan together and then arrange more regular supervisions.
  • Don’t worry. You’ve been doing good work and I’m sure you’ll manage to meet your deadline.
  • This is a really demanding time, and can be very stressful. You need to take care of yourself, talk with other PhD students, and make sure you take some time off each week.
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