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  Mark Bennett

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.

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. He still reads the odd scary novel though.

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

Masters Study in 2021 – What Do You Need to Know?

No one knows exactly what to expect from 2021, but there are some good things on the horizon for Masters study. Here's what you need to know if you're considering a postgraduate degree this year.

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Do They Know It's Christmas? – Tips For (Relatively) Stress-Free Holidays as a Postgrad

What's Christmas like as a Masters student? Our editor takes a helpful, but light-hearted, look at the festive period from a postgrad perspective.

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How NOT to Apply for a Masters

Thinking of applying for a Masters degree or other postgraduate course? Great! Here's how not to do that.

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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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What Happens at a Virtual Postgrad Fair, Anyway?

Our free online postgrad study events are the perfect way to learn more about Masters study or prepare for your application. Here's why.

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Innovation, Engagement and Leadership – The Benefits of a Postgraduate Business Degree in 2021

Masters in Business and Management can provide exactly the kind of leadership skills and adaptability the world needs right now. We've taken a closer look at what these programmes offer.

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5 Reasons 2020 is Still a Great Year to Study a UK Masters

From new post-study work visas to opportunities to 'beat Brexit', here are just a few reasons why a UK Masters is well worth considering this year.

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Have You Ever Considered a Masters, in Wine?

An innovative MBA could be your route into one of the world's oldest and most popular luxury goods markets. We spoke to Professor Steve Charters about becoming a Master. . . of wine.

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Coronavirus – New Information for UK Postgraduate Student Visas

The UK Government has relaxed some of the requirements for Tier 4 student visas, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking of doing a Masters or PhD in the UK.

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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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Masters Study – Our Best Student Stories

Inspirational and amusing postgraduate stories and advice from across four years of the FindAMasters blog.

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Planning a Masters Abroad in 2020 - What You Need to Know

We've highlighted the key information for anyone thinking about an international Masters later this year.

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Thinking of a Masters in 2020? Here's What You Should Know

We've taken a look at the key details for anyone thinking about a Masters degree in the UK this year, with the latest on fees, funding and career prospects.

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Masters Study – What They *Don''t* Tell You

A Masters isn''t *that* different to a Bachelors, but there are a few details that might catch you out when it comes to fees, funding and student expectations.

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A Letter to My Postgrad Self

What advice would a Masters graduate give themselves at the beginning of their postgrad studies? Our editor steps back through the mists of time. . .

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Funding a Masters Abroad – 7 Myths

Finding funding to study abroad can be tricky, but is it actually as hard as you think? We've busted a few myths.

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When Do Masters Degrees Start in Different Countries?

Studying abroad gives you access to a whole range of flexible Masters degree options - but when do courses actually start?

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