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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 23 Jun '17

The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - What (If Anything) Does it Mean for Postgraduates?

Should postgraduate students pay attention to the results of the UK's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)? We've taken a closer look at the ratings.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 21 Jun '17

Flexible Funding - Finding Support During a Postgraduate Course

Do you need to have all your funding in place before starting a postgraduate degree? Not necessarily. This blog looks at ways to access extra support during a course.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Jun '17

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 Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 8 Jun '17

Choosing a University for PhD Study in 6 Simple Steps

You're ready to choose your PhD - congratulations! But where should you study it? Gaia Cantelli offers some tips.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 2 Jun '17

Election 2017 - What do the Manifestos Offer Postgraduates?

The UK goes to the polls on June 8th, but do the main parties' manifestos have anything to offer postgraduates? We've taken a look.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 31 May '17

Masters or PhD: Which is the Best Option for You?

Considering postgraduate study, but not sure whether to start with a Masters or jump straight to PhD level? We’ve explained how to pick the right course for your personal, academic or professional goals.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 24 May '17

PhD Pressure - Knowing Where to Find Support

A PhD can be tough at times, but you don't need to struggle in silence. Check out our simple tips for finding support during a doctorate.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 17 May '17

PhD Prospects – Your Future with a Doctorate

What can you actually do with a PhD? This post takes a look at various academic and non-academic career options for doctoral graduates.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 10 May '17

How to Look After Your Mental Health as a Postgraduate

Postgraduate study is challenging, but it shouldn't be overwhelming. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we've put together some tips for looking after yourself during a Masters or PhD.

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 by Anh Hoang Le
, posted on 3 May '17

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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 by Andy Pritchard
, posted on 27 Apr '17

PhD Photo Competition - EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training: Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Photocomp for PhD students at EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training, sponsored by FindAPhD.com

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 by Alex Conner
, posted on 26 Apr '17

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 21 Apr '17

Brexit: EU Fee and Funding Guarantees Extended to 2018 Courses

The UK has confirmed that EU students will be eligible for current fee and funding support in 2018. We've explained what this means for your Masters or PhD.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 20 Apr '17

Postgraduates - What Could the 2017 General Election Mean for You and Your Course?

The UK will be holding a general election on 8 June 2017. What could the possible impact be for student fees, loans and international visas? We've looked at key issues for postgraduates

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 19 Apr '17

Looking Beyond the Bar – Finding Better Part-time Jobs as a Postgraduate

When searching for part-time jobs as a postgraduate, you shouldn't just rely on the kinds of work you may have done before. After all, you're a 'graduate' now. Our blog covers some of the opportunities you might aim for.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 12 Apr '17

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 Chantelle Francis
, posted on 6 Apr '17

5 Scenic Cities for PhD Study Abroad

A good-looking university city isn't the most important factor when selecting a study destination. . . but it is a bonus! We've picked 5 attractive cities with excellent postgraduate universities.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 5 Apr '17

Language Skills for Postgraduate Study - Getting More From Your Degree

Speaking (or learning) an additional language is great for study abroad, but these skills have much more to offer. We've taken a look at some of the other ways a second language can help you get more from a Masters or PhD.

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 by FindAUniversity Reporter
, posted on 1 Apr '17

Trump University to Establish London Campus

Plans have emerged for a revamp of the US President's controversial higher education venture in the British capital.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 31 Mar '17

Europe’s Top Postgraduate Destinations – In Your Subject

Choosing where to study can sometimes be a little tricky. Postgraduate rankings can be helpful, however. In this blog, we're taking a look at Europe's highest ranking universities by subject.

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