What exactly we mean by excellence in postgraduate education is elusive. But plenty of people have it in their sights.
Health and wellbeing are an important aspect of the student experience and institutions report growing demand for student support services. This post considers the issue in relation to the performing arts and postgraduate research.
The latest HEFCE research looks at who goes on to postgraduate courses and when they do it. We find that the last recession had an impact on when students start postgraduate courses, but that disadvantaged students are least likely to go on, even allowing for a break in study.
Kate Turton reflects on her own postgraduate studies and wonders how the introduction of a Government-backed postgraduate loan scheme might enable more students to fulfil their aspirations.
The postgraduate support scheme projects show clearly that financial support can encourage students from diverse backgrounds, that employers are willing to engage in the process, and that curriculum innovation is possible. But, just as clearly, they show that finance is not the only challenge.
In January 2012 I spoke at a UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) conference entitled ‘Postgraduates: the Forgotten Sector’.
According to figures from the last two years, 17 per cent of graduates in 2013 intended to pursue a postgraduate qualification, but only half of them actually did so. Here we look at some of the data that might make the Government’s plans to offer greater financial support for postgraduate taught students look a lot […]
Last week the Institute for Public Policy Research published proposals to establish a subsidised student loan system for postgraduate study. This is a welcome addition to the debate about postgraduate funding.