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 by Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 21 Jan '21

Abroad Squared and Other PhD Equations – Getting More Out of a PhD (Despite Covid)

It may seem like the pandemic has taken away a lot of opportunities for PhD students, but that's not true! Read one student's journey to find all the hidden gems her PhD still had to offer.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 21 Jan '21

What Brexit Means for Masters Degrees, PhDs and Other Students

What will Brexit mean for someone studying a Masters or PhD next year - or after? Our regularly updated FAQ answers the key questions and offers some reassurance for prospective postgrad students.

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 by Hannah Slack
, posted on 15 Jan '21

PhDiary #3: “The Most Embarrassing Moment of My Life” - Conferencing Heaven and Conferencing Hell

Conferences can be stressful. Mistakes will be made. I hope you find some entertainment in my worst event experience yet.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Jan '21

UKRI PhD Funding – What They Don't Always Tell You

Applying for a UKRI PhD studentship (or thinking about it)? Make sure you don't miss these easily overlooked details.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 7 Jan '21

Coronavirus and Returning to University

We've summarised the government guidance on which students can return to campus in January 2021.

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 by Maria Faleeva
, posted on 7 Jan '21

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Studying a PhD Abroad

Our FindAPhD student ambassador, Maria, studied in multiple different countries before deciding on the UK for her PhD. Here's what she's learned.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 7 Jan '21

Coronavirus – Advice and Guidance for Postgraduate Study

We've answered some of the questions you may have about the impact of coronavirus on Masters degrees and PhD study.

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 by Marcus Holt
, posted on 7 Jan '21

Finding ‘the One’: My PhD Application Journey

Thinking about a PhD and wondering what it’s actually like to apply for one? Marcus shares his PhD application story.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 21 Dec '20

Best of 2020 – Our Most Popular International Blogs This Year

These were our most-read blogs of 2020, covering exciting new funding and visa opportunities as well as study abroad advice.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 21 Dec '20

Best of 2020 – Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

At the end of a difficult year, we reflect on some of our most most-read blogs of the past 12 months.

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