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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 Margarida Trigo
, posted on 15 Aug '18

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect PhD Project

A year ago, Margarida started looking for a PhD. 5 projects and 12 applications later, she found 'the one'. Here are her tips for other students searching for the perfect project.

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 by Arthur Krebbers
, posted on 9 Aug '18

Doing a PhD on the Side: The Importance of Time Management

Considering a part-time PhD and / or planning to work alongside your doctorate? You're going to need some impressive time-management skills. This blog explains how to develop them.

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 2 Aug '18

Tweet, Pray, Cope: The (prospective or current) PhD Student’s Guide to Surviving in the Twitterverse

Join us on a journey through the Twitterverse to discover the most exciting and useful places for a PhD student to go.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 26 Jul '18

How to Win £5,000 Towards Your PhD

Fancy winning £5,000 towards your PhD? Emma Burnett from Coventry University did just that last year, winning our top prize. In this video she gives her top tips and advice for anyone interested in entering this year, so listen carefully!

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 by Sophie Shaw
, posted on 26 Jul '18

5 Hints for Success in Our Scholarship Competition – Insider Advice From the Judges

If you’re looking for top tips on how to submit the best entry, then you’re in the right place. Read on for some insider info from our judges.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 19 Jul '18

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 Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 12 Jul '18

What Have I done? – or the Story of How I Transitioned into Multi-Disciplinary Research

Considering a multi-disciplinary PhD? Here is one experience of being lost and found in the jungle of cross-subject research.

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 by Ben Turnbull
, posted on 5 Jul '18

Paying for a PhD – The Cost of Self Funding

Thinking of self-funding a PhD? It's important to know what you'll actually have to pay for and to spare a thought for how you'll do so.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 3 Jul '18

Brexit: EU Fee and Funding Guarantees Extended to 2019-20

The UK has confirmed that EU students will be eligible for current fee and funding support in 2019. We've explained what this means for your Masters or PhD.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 3 Jul '18

Brexit and Postgrad 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 postgrad students.

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