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Thread: teaching scholarship vs 'normal' scholarship

30-Aug-16, 12:56
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Hi all, first time poster - please be nice. Thankfully I am in a very fortunate position as I have received offers from two similar institutions. One comes with full teaching obligations (12 hours a week across 2 modules) which is a four year programme but the supervisors specialism is not extremely strong (compared to the second institution) however the graduate teaching assistance scheme/phd is very structured and seems to work well (with some finishing into lecturership roles). The other option is a marginally better institution and has offered me a full scholarship with 3 years funding and no teaching obligations. The supverisor here is much stronger.
Although I wouldnt mind a little bit of teaching, I dont want to be overburdened. I am more famialr with the first institution having studied there previously but I am torn between both. At this stage, I am not sure I want to neccessarily go into teaching post-PHD but I guess it would be good to have options (although I might be able to get some teaching experience at the second institution, it wont be from day one and wont be as structured as the first institution's formal programme). Does anyone have experience of a graduating teaching position with PHD or a similar scholarship that comes with teaching and how that compares with a normal scholarship? I appreciate your help guys, thanks.
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