Yet another good post from Prof Waqar Ahmed
Are you getting the best out of your supervisor? Is he giving you enough time? Are you getting the benefit of his knowledge and experience? Will he give you are great reference when you try to get onto the career ladder?
I have been a student of an excellent but highly demanding supervisor. I almost quit twice. I wanted to commit suicide because I thought I was not good enough to get a PhD. I was under a lot of pressure and anxiety and learnt a great deal. I remembered high pressure makes diamonds. The experience has been one of the greatest foundations for my later successes. I would not change it for anything in the world. I have also supervised several dozen students for their PhD. My advice comes from being on both sides of the fence.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” – Robert Schuller
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