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Advice on how to approach supervisors

User: Lol1989 - 30 August 2022 13:20

Hey, I'm doing a research masters PhD track, and I have my transfer viva coming up. I had an interesting few years and took on too much, full time job, health issues which I brushed off and said I was fine (supervisors offered me an extension) but I brushed it off saying I was fine... While I was not. It affected an experiment, due to me not thinking clearly and being in a state of anxiety, stress and burnout due to juggling research and job... And other personal issues.

I'm wondering should I let my supervisors know about the past struggles during my research? I'm finally thinking about my mental health and made a few choices for myself and wow it helps. Just a side if you need help do not be afraid to ask it really really helps and it will help your research. I'm just worried I'm too late with this realisation.

I have a transfer viva coming up and I'm terrified I messed it up. I would like to organise a meeting with my supervisors to let them know I was struggling. I kept it from them, it affected some work but I know how to fix it and I really believe in the research, the questions and it's just one chapter that could ruin everything 😕

I didn't have many meetings with my supervisors, they did say from the beginning they do take a bit of a back seat but have no problem guiding me if I need advice or help. So they are lovely people.

Any advice would be amazing. I'm maybe overthinking everything.

Thank you again.