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

You can view a selection of our latest articles, or select from the list of topics below.



 by Alice Clubbs Coldron
, posted on 17 Oct '19

Why I Call my PhD ‘Work’ and Not ‘Uni’

Find out why Alice describes her PhD as a full-time job, and not part-time study.

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 by Alex Conner
, posted on 10 Oct '19

Explaining Impact – a Key Ingredient for Your PhD Research Proposal

Demonstrating the impact of your project is a key part of the modern PhD proposal and application - particularly if you're seeking funding for your research. But how do you do this effectively? Dr Alex Conner offers some expert advice.

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 by Joanna Shelton
, posted on 3 Oct '19

Failing My PhD - Every Step of the Way!

Not all PhDs go to plan. Joanna shares the story of a difficult first year and offers some advice for others taking on the challenge of postgraduate research.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 2 Oct '19

Indian Government Announces PhD Fellowship Programme for ASEAN Students

ASEAN students have the opportunity to study a fully-funded PhD at one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 26 Sep '19

Do University Rankings Matter for PhD Study? - Tips and Tricks

University league tables may not focus specifically on postgraduate research, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful for your PhD search.

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 by Chelsea Ljutic
, posted on 19 Sep '19

Postgraduate Study in Canada - A World of Possibilities

Canada is one of the world's most popular destinations for international postgraduates? But why? Chelsea Ljutic is an expert on Canadian higher education. Here she explains her country's appeal and provides advice for interested students.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 19 Sep '19

New UK Post-Study Work Visas – Information for Masters & PhD Students

The UK has announced a new Graduate Route, offering post-study work visas for international students. We've explained what this means for Masters and PhD study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 11 Sep '19

PhD Study, for Free? – 14 Countries That Charge Very Little (or Nothing!) for Doctoral Degrees

Is it possible to study a PhD for free? We've taken a look at some of the countries with the lowest fees for doctoral students - and explained what 'studying a PhD for free' actually means.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 11 Sep '19

9 Things You Might Not Know About PhD Study Fairs

Can't see the point in traveling to a PhD study fair? Here's what you might be missing.

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 by Holly Dale
, posted on 5 Sep '19

Top Tips for Acing Your PhD Interview

From doing your homework to assessing your strengths and weaknesses, guest blogger Holly Dale shares some advice for a successful PhD interview based on her own experience.

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