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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 21 Mar '19

Deal or No Deal: What Brexit Will Mean for Your Postgraduate Course

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

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 20 Mar '19

Blog for FindAPhD!

Fancy contributing to the FindAPhD blog? We're always interested in hearing from guest authors with experiences, advice or insights to share about postgraduate study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Mar '19

11 Things You Didn’t Know About PhD Study in Europe

Europe has plenty to offer when it comes to PhD study - and some of it may surprise you.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 7 Mar '19

6 Things to Look for in a PhD Supervisor

What makes for a great PhD supervisor? And how can you tell? This blog picks out six of the most important qualities to look for.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 1 Mar '19

9 Obvious (and Not so Obvious) PhD Proposal Mistakes

Getting ready to write your PhD research proposal? This blog will help you avoid (or spot) a few potential mistakes.

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 by Arthur Krebbers
, posted on 22 Feb '19

Pitching a PhD to Your Employer

Having successfully completed a part-time PhD while holding down a full-time job, Arthur offers six tips on how best to 'sell' your doctorate to an employer.

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 12 Feb '19

Review: You Must be Very Intelligent – The PhD Delusion

Our review of 'You Must be Very Intelligent - The PhD Delusion' by Karen Bodewits (Springer, 2017)

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 by Alex Conner
, posted on 11 Feb '19

Explaining Impact – a Key Ingredient for Your PhD Research Proposal

Demonstrating the impact of your project is a key part of the modern PhD proposal and application - particularly if you're seeking funding for your research. But how do you do this effectively? Dr Alex Conner offers some expert advice.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 8 Feb '19

Spotlight On: EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training

Considering an innovative modern PhD in Science, Engineering and related fields? We've taken a closer look at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Centres for Doctoral Training.

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 by Anh Hoang Le
, posted on 7 Feb '19

A PhD Doesn’t Have to be Lonely – Settling in as an International Postgraduate

Studying abroad can offer excellent opportunities for PhD research. But moving to a new country (and adjusting to a new culture) can be challenging. Anh Hoang Le reflects on his experience and offers some advice.

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