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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 Jamie Depledge
, posted on 18 Jun '18

PhD Inspiration - Professor Daniel Davis, University of Manchester

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. Daniel Davis is the Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester and author of The Compatibility Gene (Penguin). Here he shares some advice for new students

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 14 Jun '18

PhD Experiences: Working Within a DTP

If you’re looking at different PhD funding methods, you’ve probably come across some interesting acronyms like DTP and CDT. But do you understand what they will actually offer?

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 7 Jun '18

5 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 Mark Bennett
, posted on 7 Jun '18

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 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)? We've taken a closer look.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 5 Jun '18

PhD Inspiration - Dr Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE

Dr Jo Twist OBE studied a PhD in Online Communities at University of Newscastle and is now the CEO at The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, a company that supports the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. Here she shares some advice for new students.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 31 May '18

5 Other Ways to Help Pay for a PhD

Can't get a studentship and aren't sure about a loan? Here are a few more ways to help pay for a PhD, or keep your costs down.

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 by Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 24 May '18

Third Time’s the Charm – My PhD Interview Experiences

How do you know when the person interviewing you is not the best choice for supervising your PhD? Sofia is a first-year PhD student in Austria – find out how she went about finding the right project and supervisor.

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 by Holly Prescott
, posted on 17 May '18

Don’t 'Plan,' Just 'Do': How to Let Your Career Find You During Your PhD

Career planning is an important part of the PhD experience, but sometimes a great job finds you during a doctorate.

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 by Jamie Depledge
, posted on 14 May '18

PhD Inspiration - Nawamin Pinpathomrat

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. Nawamin Pinpathomrat is currently doing a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at University of Oxford. He also reached the final round of the 2018 iteration of MasterChef UK. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 10 May '18

6 (More) Common PhD Myths

Will you just be sat in a lab or library all day? Do you really need a first class degree (or a trust fund)? We've busted a few more common PhD myths.

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