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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 15 Aug '17

How to Use This Summer Holiday to Prepare for Your Masters

Looking forward to a break before stepping up to postgraduate study? You've earned it. But a bit of summer preparation can go a long way once your Masters starts. Check out our simple tips.

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 by Kevin McMullan
, posted on 9 Aug '17

Postgraduate Loans in 2017 (and Beyond!) - Updates and Tips from Student Finance England

With postgraduate loans ready for 2017, we asked Kevin McMullan from Student Finance England to tell us a bit more about this funding - and share some tops for new applicants.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 2 Aug '17

Finding and Applying for a Masters: Tips from One Student's Experience

Considering postgraduate study, but not sure which course is right for you? Read about one student’s experience of finding the perfect Masters.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 26 Jul '17

5 Ways a Gap Year Can Prepare You for Postgraduate Study

Considering a break before your Masters or PhD? A ‘post-graduate’ gap year can actually be a great way to prepare for further study. This blog explains how.

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 by Tim Stickings
, posted on 19 Jul '17

Moving for a Masters – Postgraduate Study at a New University

Considering switching university for your postgraduate degree? Here's what to consider as you make the decision, plus some advice for settling in as a Masters student.

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

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Postgraduate Study Before Starting a Job

Struggling to decide between post-graduate study, or a graduate career? Here are some reasons why a Masters or PhD might be a good idea for those still weighing up their options.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 7 Jul '17

The Top Postgraduate Study Destinations in the Asia-Pacific for 2017

Postgraduate study abroad is becoming increasingly popular with students across the globe. But one region which is certainly building its presence on the radar is the Asia-Pacific. Could this be the study destination for you?

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 5 Jul '17

Masters Degree Loans Round-up - Postgraduate Finance in 2017

Postgraduate loans are now available across the UK (and elsewhere). But how do they compare? And which should you apply for? We've rounded up the options for 2017.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 28 Jun '17

Blog for FindAMasters!

We're looking for more authors to contribute to the FindAMasters blog. Find out what's involved and what you can get out of the experience.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 28 Jun '17

Applying for a Masters - 6 Things to Bear in Mind

Applying for a Masters isn't particularly complicated. But, there are some key differences compared with applying for undergraduate study. We look into a few of these.

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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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