Monthly Archives: September 2014

Calculating tuition fees fairly is a slippery fish.

Are tuition fees justified, and if so, how much should they be? All over the world, fees for studying at university are either being introduced or increased, and there are very few countries that buck that trend. This suggests that there … Continue reading

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Is it a PhD…or not a PhD? Unpacking the viva.

[There’s a sister blog to this one – a few tips on how to avoid failing your viva.] A doctorate is a peculiar thing: there’s an indistinct finishing line, it’s hideously complex, and far more difficult than you probably imagined when you started; … Continue reading

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