UK Postgraduates

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

New Postgraduate Support is Just Government Scheming

Rachel E. Brown | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel E. Brown

Postgraduate education in the UK remains a luxury most of us cannot afford. On the continent however, German and Swedish postgraduates continue to receive state funding and pay little to nil in course fees. In fact, a Masters is considered fairly standard if you went to university in these countries.

Journalism Is Becoming the Preserve of the Elite

Harrison Jones | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harrison Jones

In Tory Britain, the fact that I missed out on a scholarship - and consequently the chance to take a postgraduate degree in newspaper journalism - will hardly be tragedy of the decade. Yet it does illustrate a very troubling point: journalism is increasingly becoming the preserve of the elite.

How to Survive Grad School

Nadeem Shad | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nadeem Shad

So you've decided the university, the course, packed your bags, bought the bus or plane ticket and ready to get going on what should be a year of intense study, self-exploration and to ultimately get the degree you need to do what you really want to do...

9 Problems All Postgrad Students Can Relate To

Huffington Post UK | Neesha Gill | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Being a postgrad isn't easy. Your friends are having their gap yahs, you're even more broke than you ever could have imagined, and you finally know wh...

Changes to Postgraduate Study Support Must Not Be an Opportunity Missed

Dave Phoenix | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

When the Government revealed plans in the 2014 Autumn Statement to introduce a major overhaul of postgraduate funding in England, the news was greeted with cautious optimism by the higher education sector...

George Osborne Unveils Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

George Osborne has revealed the government will be backing loans of up to £10,000 for students studying postgraduate masters courses. The announce...

10 Tips for Master's Degree Applicants

Isabel López Ruiz | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel López Ruiz

We often forget that during this time of the year, many students are also beginning to apply for postgraduate study, whether it be master's programmes or PhDs. The application process is a long and gruelling one, so here are 10 tips to help you through the next couple of months, based on my own experiences as a master's applicant.

Post-Graduate Life

Chris Malla | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

"If Joe has a first, but did nothing with his spare time, and Matt has a 2.1, but did loads of extra-curricular stuff, employers are gonna go with Matt." He spoke with so much certainty that it indoctrinated me into that mindset. I'm now in Matt's position... 80 job applications later, and it seems Joe's been chosen over me every time.

UK Postgraduates Must Not Become an Endangered Species

Nigel Carrington | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Carrington

If there are lies, damned lies and statistics then the recently announced fact that only 26% of postgraduate places in UK universities are held by UK students can be spun as both a failure and a success.

Oxford University Scraps Postgraduate Wealth Test

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has scrapped its unpopular wealth test for postgraduates following a law suit challenge from a student it rejected because he was "t...

Postgraduates 'More Likely' To Find Work And Be In Good Jobs, Report Reveals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Postgraduate degrees should not be seen as a "delaying tactic" to finding a job as those who study them are more likely to secure work, a report has f...

The New Gap Year? More Students Opting For Masters Degree Abroad Over Travelling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More graduates are ditching travelling to Thailand and opting for a slightly more intellectual "gap yah": a masters degree at a foreign university, re...

Is There Enough Postgraduate Funding Available to Students in the UK?

Adam Grunwerg | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Grunwerg

In order to keep postgraduate levels up in the future and remove any threat of a bottle neck in the higher education system, the government will need to a) lower the costs of study or provide more funding options, b) increase the number foreign students enrolling here in the UK and c) provide a better job of promoting and justifying a postgraduate education to both students and employers.

The Madness of it All

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

As a postgraduate recruiter once told me, "These days, it's next to impossible to secure a job with a BA. Just like in Europe, MAs are becoming a necessity". If this assertion holds true, then we truly live in a rather sorry state of affairs. Rather than a university education empowering students, the necessity of advanced degrees seem to illustrate how the higher education industry has profited from student vulnerability.

How Do You Make Big Decisions?

Adele Barlow | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

When it comes to making pivotal decisions, I really don't think that anyone else can give you the answers that only you are best placed to address, but I do think that there are three helpful questions that can help when wrestling with a major career decision.

Oxford or Cambridge - Which Is Better? Does It Matter?

Julian Tan | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I appreciate that getting into Oxbridge is extremely competitive and is a 'feat' in its own right, but it really doesn't matter whether Oxford is better than Cambridge and it shouldn't matter whether we go to one or the other or indeed any other university - at least not to the extent that it defines our identity and that is all people see.

Mr Cameron, I have a suggestion

Professor Paul Curran | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Paul Curran

Taught postgraduate students have been omitted from the recent higher education debate. Now is the time to place them centre-stage and decide if we wish to support UK-domiciled students on strategically important Masters degrees.

Oxford University Apologises To Student In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has apologised to the student who is accusing the institution of "discriminates against the poor" after claiming other universities ...

Lucy Sherriff

'They're Being Squeezed For Every Penny They've Got' | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Postgraduate education is on life support and Britain will soon start haemorrhaging the students so vital to the country's economy, a students' leader...

Taught Postgraduates: The Real Squeezed Middle

Alex Bols | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Bols

However, with the UK's long term economic prospects likely to be determined by the skill levels of its workforce, it is high time postgraduate study received some attention.

Postgraduate Learnings for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Great Britain

Dale Bilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dale Bilson

In the European Champions League of Postgraduate Education, Britain's poor conversion of undergraduates into postgraduates puts us alongside Andorra and Kazakhstan - the smallest nation in Europe, and a country made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's ridiculous, sexist, homophobic and incestuous 'comic' character Borat.

High Tuition Fees 'Threatening UK Economy'

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Higher tuition fees and lack of money are likely to put more UK graduates off continuing their studies, contributing to a shortage of highly skilled w...

NUS Officer Elections: How Will They Represent You?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For the first time ever, candidates running for the National Union of Students positions have been asked how they intend to represent an increasingly ...

'Emerging Crisis' Of Neglected Postgraduates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Postgraduate education is facing an "emerging crisis" after being neglected by politicians for years, a report found on Thursday. It calls on the g...