A place to call home

UK“‘Grad school’: it is a quintessentially North American term, conjuring up images of autumn leaves drifting across campus lawns and idle students decked out in Abercrombie and Fitch gear. Until the mid-1990s, UK postgraduate students rarely had a dedicated base to call home, with the administration, management and support of their research efforts typically being bundled in with the day-to-day business of their academic departments. Yet with the rapid growth in postgraduate numbers, UK universities began to emulate the graduate-school model in an attempt to manage their burgeoning research-student populations …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 22 October]

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