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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 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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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 29 Mar '17

Article 50, Brexit & EU Postgraduates - an Updated FAQ for 2017

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 Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 22 Mar '17

Five Common PhD Fears & How to Overcome Them

Concerned about the progress of your thesis? Worried about gaining new skills? Struggling with imposter syndrome? Gaia Cantelli explains how to overcome some common PhD fears.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 15 Mar '17

Avoiding 'Fake Degrees' - Finding Authentic Postgraduate Courses in the UK

Searching for a postgraduate course in the UK can sometimes feel a little complicated, especially if you're an international student. We've provided some tips on finding genuine course providers.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Mar '17

PhD Loans and STEM Studentships - Further Updates for 2017

More details have emerged about the new UK PhD loans, including clarification of eligibility for EU applicants and existing students. The Government has also announced 1,000 new STEM PhD studentships.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 8 Mar '17

Postgraduate Fees - Has Brexit Made it Cheaper to Study in the UK?

'Brexit' may have raised questions about the future of international study, but, in the meantime, a cheaper pound sterling may actually have made UK tuition fees more affordable for some students. We've taken a look.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 1 Mar '17

5 Moments that Make a PhD

A PhD is hard work, sure. But it's also a unique opportunity to do some pretty incredible things and have some pretty incredible experiences. Here are five of them.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 22 Feb '17

PhD Loans - The Questions We're Waiting to Answer

PhD loans are on the horizon, but some questions about the new funding remain unanswered. This post works through some of the student queries we've received.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 15 Feb '17

Staying Focussed During a PhD - Some Simple Tips

More than any other degree, a PhD requires the ability to work independently and keep yourself on track. How can you do that? This blog offers some tips.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Feb '17

Saving Money as a Postgraduate

How can you make your postgraduate funding go further? We've picked five simple ways to save money during a Masters or PhD.

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 by NASMA
, posted on 8 Feb '17

WASTE NOT WANT NOT - National Student Money Week 2017 6th-10th February

National Student Money Week is for postgraduates too. We've asked Ani Bailey from the National Association of Student Money Advisers to introduce this year's campaign.

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