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UCU Recruitment Leaflet

UCL UCU is running a recruitment drive at UCL student union’s Welcome Fair, and PGWA activists created a leaflet to help explain the case for joining the union to postgraduate students. Feel free to adapt it to use on your … Continue reading

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New Publication on the Postgraduate Workers Association by Jamie Woodcock and Luke Evans

The struggle of postgraduates is taking place against the backdrop of far-reaching changes in higher education. One of these changes is the increasing tendency to push the burden of teaching onto postgraduates. This is the result of two factors. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Beating unpaid internships at UCL

PGWA will post accounts of the experiences of students and workers in campaigning and organising here so that we can share and learn from each other. If you want to share your experiences in relevant campaigns and lessons you think … Continue reading

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Statement opposing unpaid research jobs at UCL and Anna Freud Centre – please sign

The Anna Freud Centre is advertising 2-3 full- or part-time research assistant internships based at University College London (UCL) and lasting 6 months. The advert is aimed at graduates and current undergraduate students. The advert can be found at http://www.annafreud.org/jobs.php?id=347Continue reading

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Discussion on the future of academic careers

Today (Friday 13 July 2012) 12-2pm BST the Guardian Higher Education Network is hosting a discussion on the future of academic careers. This promises to be an interesting and lively conversation so do drop in: http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/jul/11/careers-options-for-academics?newsfeed=true

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British Academy Position Statement – Postgraduate funding: the neglected dimension

The question of how postgraduate study should be funding in the future has been largely ignored in public debate. Postgraduate study is under threat from a number of quarters, ranging from: increased levels of undergraduate debt; rising postgraduate tuition fee; … Continue reading

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Statement on Birmingham ‘Honorary’ unpaid research assistant

We note the advertisement of an ‘Honorary’ research assistant on an unpaid basis in the University of Birmingham psychology department has been withdrawn from advertisement. We believe that the aims of the research; understanding mental illness in young adults, is … Continue reading

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