The Procrastination Zone

A blog by Mark_B

Postgraduate Loans - 5 Key Questions

by Mark_B
on October 14, 2015
It's almost a year since the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, stood up to deliver his 2014 Autumn Statement and dropped the mic with the surprise announcement of a new postgraduate loans scheme.

Well, he didn't really drop the mic (which would be quite tricky given that said device was built into the House of Commons Despatches box). But he may as well have done.

Because, over the intervening ten months, very little more about the loans has emerged.

We've had a consultation document, which more or less confirmed the initial outline (£10,000 a year, available to students aged 30 or under, from 2016, on Masters programs, at universities in England, etc).


Postgraduate superpowers

by Mark_B
on February 23, 2015
Another piece from the new 'procrastination zone' over at FindAPhD, postgraduate superpowers:
Can anyone think of a few more?

3 Reasons Why the World Would End Without PhD Students

by Mark_B
on February 10, 2015
Some comic hypothesising over at our new 'Procrastination Zone':
What do you guys think?

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