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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 Mark Bennett
, posted on 6 Dec '18

Spotlight On: Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

The UK's Commonwealth Scholarships offer full funding for ambitious international students. We've explained how they work and what you need to do to apply.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 4 Dec '18

The 7 Things you Need to Know About Research Council PhD 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 Mark Bennett
, posted on 30 Nov '18

English Postgrad Loans - Updates for 2019 Students

England is increasing the value of its postgraduate Masters and PhD loans next year. We've explained the changes and answered potential questions.

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 by Chris Banyard
, posted on 29 Nov '18

Learning to be a Screw-up – The Paradoxes of Postgrad Science

The transition to postgraduate Science can be full of contradictions, and sometimes mastering the transition means learning to do things wrong.

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 by Joanna Shelton
, posted on 29 Nov '18

How a PhD Application Turned my Life Upside Down and Inside Out

Joanna tells how she moved across the country and gave up her job to begin a PhD as a mature student.

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 by Robbie Crowder
, posted on 29 Nov '18

5 Differences Between PhDs in the USA and the UK

They're the world's most popular destinations for graduate (or postgraduate) study, but how do the USA and the UK compare as PhD options?

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 by Holly Dale
, posted on 22 Nov '18

Surviving Your First Week as a PhD Student

What happens at the start of a PhD? And how should you prepare? Holly shares five helpful and reassuring tips for new postgraduate researchers.

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 by Chris Banyard
, posted on 15 Nov '18

5 Steps to Deal with Postgrad Rejection

What's the best way to move on from a postgraduate degree rejection? Here are some steps for getting over it

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 8 Nov '18

Postgraduate Budgeting: How to Keep the Piggy Bank Oinking

Managing your spending as a postgraduate student can be a challenge but not an impossible one. Find out how to be a budgeting hero with our advice!

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 by Chris Banyard
, posted on 31 Oct '18

How Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Funding Actually Works

A student story of how a UK Research Council Funded Studentship really works

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