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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 Chantelle Francis
, posted on 18 Jan '17

5 Great Things about Being a Postgraduate

There's more to a Masters than work and study. We're beating the January blues by celebrating all things great about being a postgraduate.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 11 Jan '17

5 Things You Can Learn at a Postgraduate Study Fair

Events like our Postgrad LIVE! fairs offer some unique opportunities to learn more about Masters and PhD. We've picked five of the most valuable in this post.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 4 Jan '17

5 Simple Ways to Get More from a PhD, Right Now

There's more to a PhD than academic specialisation. Our blog explains how to capitalise on development opportunities and boost your postgraduate CV.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 28 Dec '16

Best of 2016 - Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

2016 has been an interesting year for postgraduate study. It's also been the first year of the FindAPhD blog. We've taken a look at some of the most popular posts from this year.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 21 Dec '16

PhD Study in 2017 - A New Year Action Plan

Is PhD study part of your plans for 2017? Our step-by-step action plan will show you how to prepare for a successful application.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Dec '16

Postgraduate Study in 2017 - Looking to the Future

2017 could be another landmark year for postgraduate study - particularly in the UK. We've picked a few things to look out for if you're starting a Masters or PhD next year.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Dec '16

Brexit & EU Postgraduates in 2017 - an Updated FAQ

What will Brexit mean for EU postgraduates? Our updated FAQ answers the key questions and offers some reassurance for postgraduates in 2017.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 7 Dec '16

Making the Most of Your University’s Resources as a Postgraduate

As a postgraduate you'll really benefit from the unique library collections, high-tech facilities and other resources your university offers. This blog will help ensure you get the most out of them.

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 by Anh Hoang Le
, posted on 1 Dec '16

Setting Out on a PhD Journey - FindAPhD Scholarships Winner 2016

What's it actually like to start a PhD? What can you expect in the first few months of a doctorate? How does it feel to finally be an independent researcher? Anh Hoang Le won the top prize in our FindAPhD Scholarship competition for 2016. In this first post he tells us what it's been like to get started with his project.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 24 Nov '16

The Art of PhD Study - PhD Interviews

What's it like facing a PhD interview in the Arts and Humanities? As part of a special series, we're looking at key areas of PhD study from the perspective of different subject areas.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 24 Nov '16

The Science of PhD Study - PhD Interviews

What's it like facing a PhD interview in Science and Technology? As part of a special series, we're looking at key areas of PhD study from the perspective of different subject areas.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 23 Nov '16

UK Higher Education Bill - Postgraduate Updates

The UK Government continues to debate plans for the reform of universities, with some potentially significant effects on future postgraduate students. Our Content Editor has been following the discussion.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 16 Nov '16

UK PhD Loan Consultation - Make Your Voice Heard!

The UK Government wants to know what current and future students think of it's new PhD loan plans. Find out how you can get involved and make your voice heard.

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 by Rachel L King
, posted on 16 Nov '16

Returning to University and Embracing New Challenges - PhD Study as a Mature Student

Heading back to university for your PhD? What's it like adjusting to the challenges of postgraduate research as a mature student? In this blog Rachel King speaks about her recent experiences.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 8 Nov '16

PhD Loans Update - New Details Emerge

The UK government has released new details of its planned PhD loans. Big changes include a complete separation from Research Council grants. We've summarised all the new information and looked at what's happening next.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 3 Nov '16

PhD Inspiration - Top Tips

Considering a PhD, but wondering what you'll actually get out of it? We've sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their experiences and thoughts on postgraduate study. Here we showcase some of the top tips provided by Professor Gavin Schaffer, Professor Alison Woollard, Sir Paul Nurse and Simon Singh MBE.

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 by Ania Gruszczynska
, posted on 2 Nov '16

Taking Control of Your PhD: Managing Your Well-Being

A PhD is only as effective as the person researching it. In the final instalment of her series, Dr Ania Gruszczynska looks at taking control of your well-being as a postgraduate researcher.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 26 Oct '16

Managing Postgraduate study with a Chronic Illness, Disability, or Learning Difficulty

Completing a postgraduate degree whilst managing a disability, illness or learning difficulty may seem tough, but it's far from impossible. In this post Chantelle offers some tips from her own experience.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 19 Oct '16

Spotlight On: The Russell Group

The Russell Group includes some of the UK's most prestigious universities - and educates a third of its postgraduates. So, what can a Russell Group university offer your PhD? We've taken a look in this blog.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 14 Oct '16

PhD Inspiration - Sir Paul Nurse

Considering a PhD, but wondering what you'll actually get out of it? We've sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their experiences and thoughts on postgraduate study. Sir Paul Nurse is a Nobel Prize winner and Director of The Francis Crick Institute. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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