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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 26 Apr '18

Choosing a University for PhD Study in 6 Simple Steps

You're ready to choose your PhD - congratulations! But where should you study it? Gaia Cantelli offers some tips.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 20 Apr '18

The 1st Year of a PhD - The Benefits (and Stresses) of a Multidisciplinary Project

Interested in doing a multi-disciplinary PhD but unsure what this entails? Kirsty shares her experiences and addresses the pros and cons of researching in two different fields - at once!.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 16 Apr '18

PhD Inspiration - Dr Francisco Diego Quintana

Dr Francisco Diego Quintana is a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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 by Arthur Krebbers
, posted on 12 Apr '18

Making a PhD Work Whilst Working – Confessions of a Part-Time Student

What's it really like to combine a postgraduate research project with a demanding professional role? One PhD graduate shares his success story.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 5 Apr '18

The 1st Year of a PhD - Surviving the Initial Month of Madness

Wondering what the initial period of a PhD will involve? In this post, Kirsty gives an insight into her first month as a PhD student, including some tips on how to survive.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 3 Apr '18

PhD Inspiration - Boo Virk, The Babraham Institute

Dr Boo Virk is currently studying for a PostDoc in Epigenetics at The Babraham Institute. Here she shares some advice for new students.

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 by FindAUniversity Reporter
, posted on 1 Apr '18

UK Considering 'Rebranded' PhD

A new doctoral degree could eventually be developed as part of an effort to distinguish and differentiate the UK higher education brand.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 29 Mar '18

5 Things That Make an Awesome Referee for Your PhD Application

Don't be tempted to overlook references whilst you work on 'more important' parts of a PhD application. Follow these simple tips to identify a referee who can back up (and complement) your proposal and personal statement.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 29 Mar '18

PhD Inspiration - Sir David Spiegelhalter

Sir David Spiegelhalter is the Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 29 Mar '18

Brexit and Postgraduate Study - What Students Need to Know

Brexit is less than a year away, but what will it mean for students? Our updated FAQ answers the key questions and offers some reassurance for prospective Masters and PhD applicants.

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