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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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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 1 Feb '17

Transferable Skills with a PhD

Think a doctorate is too specialised? Think again. We've taken a look at five key transferable skills you'll gain with a PhD.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 25 Jan '17

The 'Value' of a PhD - Doctoral Study and Employment

A PhD is three (or more) years of hard work. But will a doctorate help you get a better job? We've taken a look at employability and earning statistics for postgraduate researchers.

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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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