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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 18 Oct '18

How I Made the Most of PhD Fairs (and Found My PhD!)

Find out the best way to attend a PhD fair like FindAPhD LIVE! from a student's perspective

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 by Chris Banyard
, posted on 11 Oct '18

Where 2018’s Nobel Prize Winners Found Their PhDs

With the announcement of 2018's Nobel Prizes, we look at the winners and their postgraduate degrees

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 11 Oct '18

Seven Steps to a Successful Research Proposal

Writing your research proposal can be a mysterious process filled with many unknowns. Here is some advice on how to do it in seven steps.

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 by Chris Banyard
, posted on 4 Oct '18

Skipping a Masters on the Way to a PhD: The Road Less Travelled

Typically, the path to a PhD begins with a Bachelors course and continues through a Masters degree. However, it is possible to skip a Masters and pass straight to a PhD degree.

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 by Matt Lawson
, posted on 2 Oct '18

PhD Students - 10 Simple Pieces of Advice

What ten pieces of advice would someone give a PhD student just starting out on their degree? We liked these tips from Dr Matt Lawson so much we wanted to share them on our blog.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 26 Sep '18

9 Things You Might Not Know About PhD 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 Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 20 Sep '18

The Different Types of PhD Supervisor – How to Choose Your Yoda

Shopping around for a supervisor? Let us help you make the right choice. What kind of mentors can you expect to find?

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 13 Sep '18

Transferable Skills with a PhD

Think a PhD is too specialised? Think again. We've taken a look at five key transferable skills you'll gain during a doctorate.

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 12 Sep '18

Review: How to Do your PhD in a Nutshell

Our review of 'How to Do Your PhD in a Nutshell' by Loizos Heracleous and Najat El Mekkaoui (Kindle Direct Publishing, 2018)

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 by Allison Goodings
, posted on 7 Sep '18

Postgraduate Study in Canada - A World of Possibilities

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

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