Graduate education

A Graduate Student Burden

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The end of subsidized graduate loans in an era of declining resources means students will have to bear much of the increased costs.

Acceptances Up for Foreign Applicants

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U.S. graduate schools accept more from abroad, especially from China.

'Can't Afford to Be Too Choosy'

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A head of school at a leading British university e-mailed academics urging them to be "VERY generous" when assessing graduate applications, warning them that they "simply cannot afford to be very choosy."

The e-mail, seen by Times Higher Education, was sent to staff at the University of Birmingham’s School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion by Helen Beebee. She writes that she "CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH" how important it is that all academics "try as hard as we possibly can" to recruit graduate students for the coming year.

Rising Price of British Graduate Education

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Many fear that programs will be "priced out of the market."

Getting Started in a Lab

New graduate students need to ask the right questions to pick the best place to work and launch their careers, writes Tom Daniel.

Time Management

David Domke suggests a way for graduate students and others to think about balancing the demands of teaching, research and life.

Collaborating and Co-Authoring

Joint authorship is a helpful way for young scholars to get started in publishing -- and Philip Howard describes the steps to take to ensure a successful start.

When Dreams Collide With Reality

To conduct a successful search for a position outside academe, Ph.D.'s need to confront their anger about feeling pushed out of the ivory tower, writes Christine Kelly.

Managing Large Writing Projects

The keys, writes John Gastil, are having a sense of purpose and dividing up the work into parts you can manage.

Creating a Research Agenda

Graduate students need to make strategic decisions about courses, professors and opportunities, write Justin Reedy and Madhavi Murty.


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