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Blog posts by Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Here you can stay up to date with important postgraduate news, funding developments, international study advice and humour.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 16 Jul '19

7 Life Hacks for Masters Students

From backing up your work to investing in a good umbrella, these simple tips will help you through a Masters degree.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 30 May '19

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 Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 14 May '19

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 Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 1 Feb '19

6 Quick Tips for International Masters Students in the UK

Considering a Masters in the UK? A local student offers some welcoming advice for international students settling into British university life!

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 13 Sep '18

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 Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 25 Jan '18

How to Craft the Perfect Postgraduate Online Presence

Want to boost your applications for jobs and postgraduate study? Follow these simple steps to ensure your online presence showcases the very best of what you have to offer.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 17 Nov '17

The Perks of Living at Home as a Postgraduate

Looking to make your Masters degree a little more relaxed? Living at home as a postgraduate could be easier - and more advantageous - than you think.

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 by Lydia Chantler-Hicks
, posted on 20 Sep '17

9 Ways to Get More out of Your Department During a Masters

Looking to get more from your Masters? Your university can be a great place to start. Get involved with extra-curricular activities and give your course a boost!

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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 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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