‘Valuing part-time postgraduate studies?’ by Dr David Howard, MSc course director and lecturer

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John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Funding for postgraduate studies is making the news. Innovative entrepreneur, Juan Guerra, has recently been awarded a Centenary Venture Award by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA) for devising Studentfunder, an online means for facilitating the costs of post-graduate study and the pursuit of further professional education. Guerra recognised the paucity of funding for financing further studies, as have many Universities in the UK, and beyond.

Universities and some educational funding bodies have increasingly focused on raising scholarships to assist postgraduate research, but this  Continue reading