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 by Marcus Holt
, posted on 8 Apr '20

How PhD Students are Helping with COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting everyone. In this blog, we cover all the helpful things researchers (and medical staff!) are doing to help fight the virus.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 8 Apr '20

Do You Need to Take a Language Test for Postgraduate Study?

If you're an international student hoping to gain a postgraduate qualification abroad, it's not always clear whether you'll need to prove your language proficiency – this blog will explain whether you have to take a language test.

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 by Marcus Holt
, posted on 3 Apr '20

What COVID-19 Means for my PhD

COVID-19 is affecting all of us. In this blog, a final year Bioscience PhD student shares the impact it is having on his research.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 30 Mar '20

COVID-19 – Advice for Postgraduate Study

We've done our best to answer the questions you may have about the impact of coronavirus on Masters degrees and PhD study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 24 Mar '20

No, Your Future isn't Cancelled – Navigating COVID-19 as a Prospective Postgrad Student

A changing world means cutting-edge skills and research are all the more important, and now is a surprisingly good time to pursue them.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 20 Mar '20

The Dos and Don'ts of Contacting a PhD Supervisor

Some simple tips on emailing a prospective PhD supervisor for the first time.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 19 Mar '20

Doctoral Student Loans - A Few Things to Bear in Mind

You'll be able to apply for a 2020 PhD loan soon! But hold on one minute. Here are a few things to bear in mind before you start your application.

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 by Marcus Holt
, posted on 12 Mar '20

First Encounters of the PhD Kind – What it’s Like to Actually Start a Doctorate

PhDs are full of new experiences. In this blog, Marcus shares some of his first experiences as a PhD student.

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 by Holly Dale
, posted on 5 Mar '20

Top Tips for Acing Your PhD Interview

From doing your homework to assessing your strengths and weaknesses, guest blogger Holly Dale shares some advice for a successful PhD interview based on her own experience.

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 by Ben Taylor
, posted on 27 Feb '20

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Postgraduate Study Down Under

There are quite a few surprises about studying a Masters or PhD in Australia and New Zealand, from scholarships to research opportunities.

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