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 by Christopher Aris
, posted on 15 Feb '18

What Self-Funding a PhD Has Taught Me - Thoughts and Tips for Prospective Students

Thinking about self-funding your PhD? In this blog, Christopher shares his experience of doing just that, along with the pros and cons of this approach.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 13 Feb '18

UK Doctoral Loans Confirmed for EU Students

The UK Government has confirmed that its new £25,000 doctoral student loans will be available to EU citizens in 2018-19. There are also a few more new details about how the loans will work.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 8 Feb '18

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 Emma Burnett
, posted on 1 Feb '18

Jumping Ship - Switching University During a PhD

Can you move university after your project starts? And why should you? Emma reflects on her experiences and looks at a few of the reasons for transferring during a PhD.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 26 Jan '18

UK Visa Changes for Postgraduate Students

Updates to the UK's immigration policy have made it easier for Masters and PhD students to gain a Tier 4 visa. and for some students to remain in the UK after their studies. We've explained what's changed.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 25 Jan '18

How to Craft the Perfect Postgraduate Online Presence

Want to boost your applications for jobs and postgraduate study? Follow these simple steps to ensure your online presence showcases the very best of what you have to offer.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 18 Jan '18

Getting Your CV into Shape for a PhD Application – 10 Tips

A suitable academic CV can be an important prerequisite for a PhD place. Here's how to make yours as strong as possible.

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 by Tom Pinder
, posted on 9 Jan '18

Ask the Expert: How to Get the Most out of a Postgraduate Study Fair

Tom Pinder has several years experience working for universities as a postgraduate adviser. He offers some tips on study fairs, from an exhibitor's perspective.

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 by Alex Conner
, posted on 4 Jan '18

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 Ben Taylor
, posted on 22 Dec '17

Best of 2017 – Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

At the end of a year that saw the release of more details on the UK’s new PhD loan scheme (due to be launched in 2018/19), the triggering of Article 50 and another general election, we’re looking back at FindAPhD’s five most popular blogs of 2017.

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