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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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What are appropriate measures to keep use of reference managers within the GDPR?

The GDPR (or national legislation implementing it) places requirements on anyone who processes personally identifiable data concerning residents of the EU and the UK. As per this question the GDPR ...
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What is meant by "representative of a University" in French universities?

I am planning to visit a British laboratory. They asked me to sign a form by the representative of my home university. I do not understand who this representative is supposed to be: our director or ...
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How are UK undergraduate Master's degrees (MMath/MPhys/MEng) perceived in the US for graduate school admissions?

In the UK, it is possible to do either a 3 years long BSc degree or a 4 years long MMath/MPhys/MEng degree. Both types of degrees are considered to be undergraduate degrees and it is likely that the ...
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Is it a good idea to cold-email someone in a museum to ask for PhD funding opportunity?

I am an international (non-EU) student and have been offered admission to an art history PhD program in an UK university. However, the offer does not come with funding, and I do not have the financial ...
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How much is the scale of startup packages in the UK universities?

I've been offered a tenure-track position (organic chemistry) in Cornell University and I was able to negotiate a startup package of close to $1 million. I've just been invited for an interview for a ...
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How important are your module choices in 3rd year mathematics undergraduate?

I am finishing my 2nd year doing a Mathematics BSc (UK) and I am very worried about my options next year. I primarily enjoy analysis and am interested in pure maths generally. However, my university, ...
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Are 1-year MSc programmes in the UK recognised the same as typical European 2-year programmes

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme. I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them ...
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Cambridge University "overall grade"?

I'm from Brazil and the metric system for grades here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grading_systems_by_country#Brazil) is different from UK. So, I'm an undergraduate student who wants to apply to a ...
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ECTS average mark?

I studied in Denmark, where degree results are compared by average marks, amongst other things. There are conversion tables for converting individual marks into ECTS marks, however I could not find ...
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How can a department head recruit international students?

I had a brief skype job interview for the position of department head at a mid-size/rank university in England. One of the key questions was about my plans for the international student recruitment. ...
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UK PhD admissions - Does partial industry funding improve my chances?

I am in a situation where my employer is willing to put up a significant portion of the cost of a physics PhD in the UK. I have spoken to a supervisor at a top university and we've broadly agreed on a ...
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How do you think about volunteering helpers and two-body problem for PhD

I am an international student and I just got the offer of a very good D.Phil. program in an elite university in the UK. My only concern is the "two-body problem", i.e., I have to get involved into a ...
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How long do applicants ususaly have to accept a PhD offer? How committing is it?

I'm currently and full-time employment and planning a career switch. I've identified a doctorate programme as something I'd be interested in doing and so consequently I'm going on full steam with the ...
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Not sure when exactly will be applying for a PhD (and what program) - is it a good idea to ask for letters of recommendation now?

I graduated last year (MEng) and since have been working in an office software development job. I figured that I want to start pursuing research, in order to contribute most to the issues I care about ...
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UK: Does my institution incur direct costs when I make use of an open access agreement?

My institution has several publisher agreements that allow me to publish open access without cost (to me). What happens when I make use of such an agreement? Will my university incur direct costs (...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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Switch to skilled worker visa while on a funded PhD: impact on stipend and potential student fees repayment?

I'm currently doing a fully funded PhD in one of the UK universities, and I'm in my second year. I have received a full-time job offer and want to switch to a skilled worker visa now. Does anyone know ...
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To what extent would my nationality and my research topic impact my chance to get research grants in the UK?

As a new lecturer in a UK university, I am willing to apply for an EPSRC "First Investigator Award". The (STEM) topic I have in mind is kind of related to autonomous nuclear operations. I ...
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UK PhD application, are there hard requirements on the structure and format of research proposal?

I am applying to a UK PhD Computer science/bioinformtics program that requires submitting a research proposal. When I check the requirements for research proposals from different universities. The ...
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Is a Masters year 1 in France the equivalent of a UK Masters?

I am currently in the final year of my undergrad degree in the UK. I would love to do a year-long master's in France. I have realised their masters are two years long. Would it be worthwhile doing the ...
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Postgraduate medschool

If an undergraduate in medicine and surgery(MBBS) from India wants to practice in UK, the person will have to register with NHS after the licensing exam. And after that the student is put through FY1+...
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UK Post doc salary and National Insurance scheme for an expat

I've been offered a post doc position in the UK and I'm trying to understand how the whole package works so I can make an informed decision before I accept or reject. Say for example, I've been quoted ...
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Applying for PhD scholarships with an MPhys vs MSc (UK)

I completed a MPhys course with a 2:1 recently, and I'm trying to determine the best path for applying to PhD scholarships in the coming years. My question is whether it's worth applying to MSc (by ...
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Is there an independent organisation that oversees the professional conduct of researchers in the UK/EU?

By professional conduct, I refer to issues related to how a researcher manages his/her research group, including funding (both research and salary) and human resource issue. For example, there is the ...
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Is the number of non-EU/EEA students seeking PhD in the UK declining?

I am just curious. Coz, after all of those tuition fee hike, job visa ban, and so on is the UK still a popular destination to do a "3-year PhD"? Is the number of non-EU/EEA students seeking PhD in ...
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Which NHS degrees still receive funding

I've read from the NHS website that radiologists will stop receiving full funding from the UK government. I'm wondering if any other NHS related degrees have also had funding stopped for them, and ...
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Is it possible to be enrolled into a PhD programme in electrical engineering with an integrated UK masters?

I'm an undergraduate in London South Bank University. After I finish my four year integrated master programme, can I directly apply for a 3 year PhD programme in the UK or Europe? Likewise, if I apply ...
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What are the differences between PhD programs in the US and UK? (biology/bioinformatics)

A significant part of the PhD process in the US involves deciding on and doing the background research for your project. Is it true that in the UK you basically get a predetermined project handed to ...
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Is it common for a university to remain unresponsive to queries?

I'm planning to study in the u.k. I've never been to the u.k. but is it common there to remain unresponsive to the students' queries? I've sent a few emails to the student service team for some ...
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What is the difference between MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme and Career Development Fellowship at the LMB (Cambridge, UK)?

I'm applying for a job at the LMB in Cambridge, UK. I am aware that the LMB offers two paths for a postdoc: an MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme and a Career Development Fellowship. I am unclear of the ...
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Is there a distinction in the application process between Skilled Worker visas for EU citizens and non-EU citizens?

I have received an offer for a lecturer position at a UK-based institution. Upon researching the visa application process, it appears that there is no differentiation between EU and non-EU citizens. ...
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Is agreeing to contact my referee considered accepting offer letter?

I had accepted an oral offer for lecturer position in UK. I had the offer letter, with question if it is ok to contact my referee? I answered yes and I informed the HR that I had couple of questions ...
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Part time visiting researcher in UK while doing postdoc in Germany

Currently working as a scientific employee in Germany and have an opportunity to work as a visiting researcher in the UK(top university). Is it possible to work at a place that considers the working ...
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How to get a rough estimate of my GPAs for UK Ph.D admissions

I have an Indian bachelor's degree from a tier 3 college 8.04/10, First class with distinction, and a 3.33/4 from Rutgers University Masters in CS. I know most of the UK colleges have something called ...
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Is it possible to do a part time MRes alongside a PhD?

In my university you are allowed to work 20 hours part time alongside your PhD. My PhD is in engineering but my background is maths and physics and I find the PhD relatively light work due to my ...
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Successful postdoc interview at an Italian institution in December by a UK citizen. Would the EU-UK trade deal have an impact on my chances?

I am a UK citizen and obtained my PhD at a UK university in August. I was shortlisted for a postdoctoral position at an Italian institution in mid December before the UK-EU trade deal was made. The ...
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Grad School application that's submitted early with a decent LOR vs Application that's submitted rather late but with a better LOR

I am a final year bachelor's student in physics and I am applying to masters programs in physics, in the UK. The places I am applying to have a rolling admissions process and I wanted to submit my ...
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Finding and connecting with academic headhunters

As a senior in my field, but very unhappy in my current institution, I am eager to move. My high REF score/productivity and ongoing Impact mean, even before grants, I cost less to employ on a ...
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What are the disadvantages of a Top-up undergraduate degree

Can I use a top-up degree to apply for a Master's program? I enrolled in a Top-up degree program after graduating with a Third class degree in Bachelor of Science in Physics. I am wondering if I can ...
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