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Here you can stay up to date with important postgraduate news, funding developments, international study advice and humour.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 5 Dec '17

Preparing a PhD Application: 10 Tips

Considering a PhD in the future? It's never too early to start thinking about your application. Here are some tips to get you started.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 4 Dec '17

Postgraduate Profile: Spotlight on Birmingham, Coventry & Wolverhampton

Interested in researching for your PhD in Birmingham, or nearby? We've taken a closer look at universities and student life in the West Midlands.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 30 Nov '17

Thinking of Going Abroad For Postgraduate Study? Some Things to Bear in Mind

Moving abroad for postgraduate study can seem like a no-brainer. But it’s not always so easy to decide where exactly to study abroad.

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 by Chris Garfield
, posted on 23 Nov '17

Should You Self-Fund a PhD? - Thoughts and Considerations

It may be possible to self-fund some or all of your PhD, but should you? And what expenses will you actually face? Chris Garfield offers some warnings and advice.

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 by Tom Pinder
, posted on 23 Nov '17

Ask the Expert: How to Get the Most out of a Postgraduate Study Fair

Tom Pinder has several years experience working for universities as a postgraduate adviser. He offers some tips on study fairs, from an exhibitor's perspective.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 23 Nov '17

Budget 2017 - What Does it Mean for Students?

Wednesday saw the announcement of the UK Government's 2017 Budget, following several months of close attention to tuition fees and funding. We've looked at what the announcements mean for students, particularly at postgraduate level.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 20 Nov '17

PhD Inspiration - Professor Allen Pacey, The University of Sheffield

Considering a PhD, but wondering what you'll actually get out of it? We've sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their experiences and thoughts on postgraduate study. Professor Allen Pacy is the Professor of Andrology at The University of Sheffield. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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 by Anh Hoang Le
, posted on 17 Nov '17

Brace Yourself, the Journey is Getting Bumpy – PhD Life, One Year In

PhD research doesn't always go smoothly, but what matters is how you deal with the problems you encounter. Read Anh's story.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Nov '17

The 7 Things you Need to Know About Research Council Studentships

Looking for a quick guide to UK Research Council studentships? Here's what you really need to know about this PhD funding.

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 by Melanie Brown
, posted on 3 Nov '17

PhDebut - Reflecting on the First Month of My Doctorate

How does it feel to get started with a PhD? And what do new doctoral students actually do? We asked Melanie to reflect on the first month of her PhD in Law.

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