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外围体育投注Hi everyone. I have just received a first class degree and with job offers withdrawn due to COVID, I have decided to continue with my studies at Masters level, especially as I have been offered some generous funding. I have also decided to look at a PhD and I’m liking what I see! I have a really interesting research area and it is something I am really interested in. My friend has advised me to look at potential supervisors and so for there are two who have the same interests, however, I’m wondering what else I can do? I want to send my applications around October or November and I will also be asking others for their advice. I most likely will not stick with my current institution as the leading academic in my area is not there full time. Any tips would be so helpful!

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If there are any British historians here, I was wondering if you could let me know how hard it is to get access to the Royal Archives as a history MA student. I understand that they don't just let anyone in.

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I have an interview for a Research Assistant post in the morning (Wednesday). The interview is a 15-minute presentation on my work and my vision for a role followed by a 30-minute interview. Does anyone have any last-minute pointers? This is my first interview for a RA post as I am writing up at the moment.

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Short of comments saying it can technically be done, is it something that universities would like be supportive of?

外围体育投注I did a part-time masters course a few years ago but left with a PGDip as the university was not then very good at supporting part-time students, particularly those doing modules by distance. They offered my my fees back at one point, so I'm confident I'm not exaggerating on that one.

外围体育投注I would like to return to university to finish the MA, likely at a different institution. Has anyone done this or supported a student in doing this?

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I'm a PhD student who knows little about REF. I've just read the REF 2021 guidance online, and I'm quite interested.

It seems that PhD students' and postdocs' research outputs are not counted in REF but only PIs' are counted, am I correct? But are all PIs' outputs counted? Papers are given different numbers of 'stars', so is it possible that PIs only submit their four-star papers to REF and exclude their mediocre work? Is this allowed?

If a PhD student's paper is not counted in REF, then their university tends to think this paper does not contribute to the university's research reputation - true?

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Posted by6 days ago

So I've seen that on reddit the UK academic job market has a reputation for being underpaid when compared to the US and Europe. But after looking into it I don't see why this is the case?

外围体育投注I'm in the journalism industry at the moment, but am about to start my funded PhD, and I know that the journalism industry starts at 18k and caps around 35k to 40k as a top dog editor unless you become director or something, as far as I can tell. I have friends who work as computer programmers who started on 22k and average about 30k after a few years. There's possibility to move up to maybe 60k in senior positions (and obviously if you're lucky and have been at it forever a fair bit higher).

Based on Glassdoor salaries and personal chats with academics and professors, I see that starting salaries for lecturers are over 30k. Sometimes 28k on the low end but often 35/36k. Then as you move up you can expect to be in the mid 40s. And with full tenureship and becoming a professor (University dependent of course) you can go up to 70k, 80k, and possibly even higher in some cases.

This doesn't seem any worse than the general middle class specialised job market, and in many ways it seems a lot better. Starting a first proper position on 35k, even if its after a relatively low-paid 3-4 year PhD, often shocks those that I discuss it with. I have friends with specialised and techy degrees that are trying to hit 35k after working in their industry for 5+ years. And the salary cap seems much higher than in other professions.

Why does it have such a bad rap?

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