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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 Mark Bennett
, posted on 23 Jun '17

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 new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)? We've taken a closer look at the ratings.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 21 Jun '17

Flexible Funding - Finding Support During a Postgraduate Course

Do you need to have all your funding in place before starting a postgraduate degree? Not necessarily. This blog looks at ways to access extra support during a course.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 14 Jun '17

Studying with a Postgraduate Loan - One Student's Story

Postgraduate loan applications are open for 2017. But what's it actually like to study a Masters with a student loan? Lydia shares her story in this post.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 8 Jun '17

Putting the Postgraduate Gap Year on Hold: Reasons to Consider a Masters in 2017-18

Considering a break before a Masters? We've put together some reasons why you might be better diving straight into postgraduate study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 2 Jun '17

Election 2017 - What do the Manifestos Offer Postgraduates?

The UK goes to the polls on June 8th, but do the main parties' manifestos have anything to offer postgraduates? We've taken a look.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 31 May '17

Masters or PhD: Which is the Best Option for You?

Considering postgraduate study, but not sure whether to start with a Masters or jump straight to PhD level? We’ve explained how to pick the right course for your personal, academic or professional goals.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 24 May '17

7 Reasons a Masters Could be Less Stressful Than Your Undergraduate Degree

Postgraduate study is challenging, but it might not be as hard as you think. We've picked some simple reasons why.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 17 May '17

Choosing a Masters Degree - Taught or Research?

You’ll have a range of options as a postgraduate. Should you aim for a taught Masters? Or a more independent research programme? Our blog helps you to consider your options.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 10 May '17

How to Look After Your Mental Health as a Postgraduate

Postgraduate study is challenging, but it shouldn't be overwhelming. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we've put together some tips for looking after yourself during a Masters or PhD.

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 by Jennie Hockey
, posted on 3 May '17

In the Midst of a Masters – Reflecting on my First Term as a Postgraduate

What's postgraduate study actually like? What can you expect from the first part of your degree - and after? Jennie Hockey reflects on the first semester of her course.

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 by Allison Goodings
, posted on 24 Apr '17

Postgraduate Study in Canada - A World of Possibilities

Canada is one of the world's most popular destinations for international postgraduates? But why? Allison Goodings is an expert on Canadian higher education. Here she explains her country's appeal and provides advice for interested students.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 21 Apr '17

Brexit: EU Fee and Funding Guarantees Extended to 2018 Courses

The UK has confirmed that EU students will be eligible for current fee and funding support in 2018. We've explained what this means for your Masters or PhD.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 20 Apr '17

Postgraduates - What Could the 2017 General Election Mean for You and Your Course?

The UK will be holding a general election on 8 June 2017. What could the possible impact be for student fees, loans and international visas? We've looked at key issues for postgraduates

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 19 Apr '17

Looking Beyond the Bar – Finding Better Part-time Jobs as a Postgraduate

When searching for part-time jobs as a postgraduate, you shouldn't just rely on the kinds of work you may have done before. After all, you're a 'graduate' now. Our blog covers some of the opportunities you might aim for.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 12 Apr '17

Getting Practical as a Postgraduate – Exploring a Professional Course

Interested in more vocational postgraduate training? Lydia Chantler-Hicks describes her experience of moving from an academic to a professional subject - and offers some advice to students considering the same path.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 6 Apr '17

5 Scenic Cities for Masters Study Abroad

A good-looking university city isn't the most important factor when selecting a study destination. . . but it is a bonus! We're picked 5 attractive cities with excellent postgraduate universities.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 5 Apr '17

Language Skills for Postgraduate Study - Getting More From Your Degree

Speaking (or learning) an additional language is great for study abroad, but these skills have much more to offer. We've taken a look at some of the other ways a second language can help you get more from a Masters or PhD.

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 by FindAUniversity Reporter
, posted on 1 Apr '17

Trump University to Establish London Campus

Plans have emerged for a revamp of the US President's controversial higher education venture in the British capital.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 30 Mar '17

Europe’s Top Postgraduate Destinations – In Your Subject

Choosing where to study can sometimes be a little tricky. Postgraduate rankings can be helpful, however. In this blog, we're taking a look at Europe's highest ranking universities by subject.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 29 Mar '17

Article 50, Brexit & EU Postgraduates - an Updated FAQ for 2017

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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