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  Mark Bennett

Role – Director of Audience & Editorial

Mark joined FindAUniversity to develop our first ever advice articles in 2013 and now serves as our Director of Audience & Editorial, making sure our websites and information are as useful as possible for people thinking about Masters and PhD study.

Postgraduate expertise

He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sheffield, as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Kent and the University of South Wales. His specialist subject used to be gothic fiction, but these days it’s student finance and postgraduate education policy.

Mark is a regular presenter at our study fairs and is frequently invited to speak at higher education forums and events, ensuring the needs of postgraduate students are understood by universities and policy makers.

Latest blogs from Mark Bennett

What to Ask at Your PhD Interview

Asking good questions at a PhD interview can help you stand out (and get some useful answers!). Here are a few suggestions.

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UKRI PhD Funding – What They Don''t Always Tell You

Applying for a UKRI PhD studentship (or thinking about it)? Make sure you don't miss these easily overlooked details.

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Looking After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing is Really Important Right Now – Introducing Student Space

Student Space is a new way for you to find help and support with your Mental Health and Wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. It's available to postgrads too. Here's why that's important.

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How Not to Apply for a PhD

What does a truly bad PhD application really look like? It looks something like this. Make sure yours doesn't!

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On Kindness in Postgraduate Study

The world feels like a challenging place right now. So, as part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, we've looked at some of the small kindnesses you can share and experience as a postgraduate student.

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What Happens at a Virtual Postgraduate Open Day – And Why Bother Attending One?

Universities around the world are taking their open days online. Here's what you should expect from a virtual event and how you can benefit from attending one.

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Working From Home as a Postgraduate

You might be considering it, or you might be temporarily forced into it, but what's working from home as a postgrad student actually like?

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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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How to Find a PhD With International Funding

Did you know that you can use the FindAPhD search to uncover PhD projects with funding for international students? Here's how.

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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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UK Graduate Route Visa – Now Open – Guide & FAQs for Postgraduate Students

The new UK Graduate Route is now open, offering a post-study work visa to anyone who has completed a degree at a UK university.

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PhD Study, for Free? – 14 Countries That Charge Very Little (or Nothing!) for Doctoral Degrees

Is it possible to study a PhD for free? We've taken a look at some of the countries with the lowest fees for doctoral students - and explained what 'studying a PhD for free' actually means.

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How to Prepare for Your PhD Loan Application

PhD loan applications are open! Our handy checklist will help ensure yours is simple and successful.

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Getting a Student Visa for Your PhD – Some Simple Tips

When do you and don't you need a visa for a PhD? And what does the process involve? Our blog offers some helpful guidelines.

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Some Simple PhD Application Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Applying for a PhD is a bit more complex than applying for a Bachelors or Masters. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

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Part-Time vs Full-Time - Pros, Cons and Perspective

This blog looks at some reasons for taking the part-time route to a PhD and reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of flexible study.

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"The Best Thing About My PhD Supervisor. . ." - Students Share Their Stories

We asked eight PhD students to tell us what they appreciate most about working with their supervisors.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About PhD Study in Europe

Europe has plenty to offer when it comes to PhD study – and some of it may surprise you.

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International PhD Funding – Your 2023 Calendar

We've put together a shortlist of some of the most important international PhD funding options for 2023, complete with all the deadlines you need to be aware of.

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Making the Right Move in 2023 - Tips for International Postgraduates

Thinking of studying abroad in the UK, or elsewhere this year? From student visas to the cost of living, here's what you need to know about international study in 2023.

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