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John - background to PhD
Name: John
PhD discipline: Classics
Area(s) of work: University teaching; information technology
Year of graduation: 2002
Date of Interview: 17/06/2008

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John outlines the funding he received and the timeframe in which he completed his PhD.

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You were studying full-time 

Yeah full-time

As a funded student?

I was lucky that way, I got an overseas research scholarship, which covers the difference between foreign fees and home fees for British students. And I also had a scholarship, which gave me maintenance and so I had fully funded living expenses. And finally, another scholarship from something called the William Goodenough Trust, which is a funny place, it is basically a giant hall of residence in the middle of London but you live there free. And so I actually did fairly well through my PhD.

And did you complete in the set period of time?

I started in 1998 I was supposed to finish in 2001 for the standard three year research PhD. I actually finished, and had my viva in January 2003 and so it was about four years to submission and then quite a wait for the viva. 

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