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University investigates PhD student’s paper on masturbating to comics of ‘young boys’
Manchester University launches inquiry into ethical standards after document details masturbation sessions

David Batty

11, Aug, 2022 @4:16 PM

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PhD students told to consider selling Avon products to make ends meet
‘Appalling’ advice on coping with the cost of living crisis from prestigious agency provokes anger among researchers

Ian Sample Science editor

20, Jul, 2022 @7:01 PM

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‘My students never knew’: the lecturer who lived in a tent
Higher education is one of the most casualised sectors of the UK economy, and for many it means a struggle to get by

Anna Fazackerley

30, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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German politicians suffer higher degree of embarrassment from plagiarism than from sex scandals
Third minister in Angela Merkel’s administration falls foul of the country’s fixation on academic credentials

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Tackling drunken students by night, teaching by day: PhD students say they are being exploited
Postgraduates have few staff benefits – but bear the responsibilities of the Covid frontline

Anna Fazackerley

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Leading UK academics ask PhD funding body to rethink refusal of extra time
Letter asks UKRI to grant further extensions to protect research and teaching for coronavirus recovery

Ben Quinn

17, Nov, 2020 @4:08 PM

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UKRI funded students: how have you been affected by Covid-19?
We would like to hear from doctoral students funded by UK Research and Innovation on their experiences

Guardian community team

13, Nov, 2020 @8:53 AM

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Women gain more than men from master's degrees, finds IFS
Benefit from postgrad study not enough to stop UK women’s pay being lower than men’s at 35

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Sep, 2020 @5:58 PM

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Postgraduate students urge funders to extend grants over coronavirus
PhD and master’s students worry their funding will run out as libraries and labs shut

Rachel Hall

26, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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'There's a reason for doing something so difficult': what to expect from a PhD
Studying for a PhD is a stressful endeavour, which is why it’s so vital to know what the next three years of your life will look like

Raphael Garcia

24, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Are PhDs just cheap labour for universities?
PhD grads complain that there are too few academic jobs. Should universities recruit fewer or do they need to support their postgrads into alternative careers?

Rachel Hall

01, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Universities must learn from UAE case | Letters
Letters: Steven Burkeman and Jane Ghosh say supervisors should be more careful not to let PhD candidates get into dangerous situations


27, Nov, 2018 @5:06 PM

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