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Blog posts by Chantelle Francis

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 4 Dec '19

8 Great Reasons to Start a Masters in January

Missed the deadline for a Masters in the autumn? Want a bit more time to reflect? Looking for a unique new year’s resolution? Why not start a Masters in January 2020?

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 17 Oct '19

How Do You Actually Choose a Masters Degree? – Finding the Right Postgraduate Course for 2020

Choosing a Masters degree isn't always easy. This week's blog provides some useful tips for selecting the best programme for you and shares some personal experience of the decision making process.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 27 Jun '19

Working During a Masters - How Hard Can It Be?

Considering taking on part-time employment during your Masters, but wondering how you'll balance work and postgraduate study? Chantelle Francis held down three jobs whilst completing her MA. She shares some advice in this post.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 5 Jun '19

Taught or Research Masters - What's the Real Difference?

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 Chantelle Francis
, posted on 15 Aug '18

5 Absolutely Great Things About Being a Masters Student

Sure, a Masters is tough. But it's also awesome, exciting, challenging and not actually the end of your social life. Here's why.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 8 Mar '18

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 Chantelle Francis
, posted on 14 Dec '17

Applying for a Masters – Your New Year Action Plan

Starting the process of applying for a Masters degree isn't always easy. But with the Christmas vacation comes a short period where you can focus some time on doing just that. Our blog explains how.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 30 Aug '17

Exploring Postgraduate Bank Accounts for 2017

Wondering what type of bank account is best for postgraduate students? We've explained the options available to you and looked at some of the accounts on offer.

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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 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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