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Teaching and Learning

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This week’s blog bisects a busy week for me, with BPS business taking me to Brighton, London, Edinburgh, back to London and Llandudno, and extending from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon.

My first appointments were at the Liberal Democrat Conference. I believe it is important for us, and indeed our colleagues in the other medical Royal Colleges, to be present at these events, even if little material work is done.

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Professor Jamie Hacker HughesThis week has continued to be fantastic.

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Closing the Gap - Educational Psychologists as Agents of Change

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The Psychology of Education Section has had a successful year. The main activity of the section in 2014 was focused around the conference held at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, 7-9 November.

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The British Psychological Society's Behaviour Change Advisory Group (BCAG) works to provide expert advice on behaviour change in the context of public policy.

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Any early steps you can take in finidng and applying for a good student-supervisor match will be a great help in ensuring a smooth passage to the award of a doctorate.

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Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) is a national organisation that supports all aspects of postgraduate work in the UK.

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If you are passionate about psychology and want to familiarise yourself with various viewpoints about what a PhD in Psychology actually involves before weighing up the benefits and costs of doing one, read on.

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The main research councils (ESRC, MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC and AHRC) all run collaborative/industrial (CASE) studentship schemes.

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Many charitable organisations provide studentship funding but, as with institutional awards, the details are hugely variable.

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While research council funding is probably the best kind - because things like conference attendance are usually built into the award - there are other sources of funding available if you prefer a department which cannot get research council money

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The UK research councils are autonomous government-funded agencies whose remit is to support research and research training in science, the arts and humanities.

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What is a doctoral degree?

A doctoral degree is the highest academic qualification that universities can award following an agreed programme of study.

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Welcome to our guide to postgraduate research degrees. In these pages you will find information on: