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Any clues what I should expect and how I should prepare? How much can they rip me apart in 30 mins? My number one tip: don't go into it expecting to be ripped apart, they're academics, not leopards! :) Seriously, though, every PhD interview I had (UK, cosmology, three years ago) was very friendly and relatively informal. Some were more informal than ...


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I am a first year PhD student in theoretical computer science (formal methods), which is close enough to math that I think my experience my be relevant. (Also my undergrad is in math.). When I applied to programs I did multiple interviews like this. In my experience the technical questions pertained to: literature written by or related to the work of the ...


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From my very limited experience, I would say universities that participate in TEF would care about having academic staff with HEA fellowships (and there are many levels of fellowship). In my view, getting one will only work in your advantage. For what it is worth, I have been asked about having/willing to get the accreditation during job interviews, so I ...


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A department will only issue one best MSc dissertation and top of year award per year. Perhaps even to the same student. So, the number of such awards are scarce and shouldn't be expected of every student. Of course, lesser awards, such as top mark in a certain module, are more common, but they're less prestigious and may be omitted. Scholarships or fee ...


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Your observation is contradicted by virtually every researcher's CV I get when assessing grant proposals (natural sciences). People list their prizes as appropriate for their level (a professor will not list anything that happened during undergraduate studies, for example). The CV of Ulrich Schubert is quite representative here. As he is one of the most ...


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This isn't true. Awards such as top of the class ("Bronze Tablets") are often listed by the GPA under the "education" heading. Undergraduates, especially in engineering, will often include "relevant" or "selected" course work that will highlight interesting projects.


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As for all CVs, they get less important in time. If you're applying for graduate study straight after undergraduate, they're good to list. Your acheivements at this point are likely to be from academic performance, rather than from independent work. When you've completed the graduate programme, no one will care that you came top in Module X in your second ...


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