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Postgraduate website aims to improve student information

Prospective postgraduate students are to be given extra information on how to choose the right course thanks to a new website.

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Postgraduate website aims to improve student information

16 Apr 2014 | By

Prospective postgraduate students are to be given extra information on how to choose the right course thanks to a new website.

Osborne praises doctoral training centres

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George Osborne has predicted that 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training will “inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers”.

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National group would be the UK’s first to target help for minority ethnic doctoral students

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Hefce looks at overseas links for research excellence Subscription

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England’s funding council has been asked to look at whether overseas universities could take part in future research excellence frameworks.

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Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils’ concession

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