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Low PhD stipends are recruitment 'time bomb'

Warnings have been issued about the future recruitment of British PhD students after the director of a doctoral training centre said he was struggling to recruit because of research council funding cuts, writes Holly Else for Times Higher Education.

Paul Weaver, director of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council centre for doctoral training at the University of Bristol, said that the resulting low levels of pay for PhD students could not compete with graduate salaries in engineering.

Other centres surveyed by Times Higher Education reported a mixed picture in terms of recruitment, but one director said that the low rate of PhD pay was a "ticking time bomb" that might discourage UK students from applying.
Full report on Times Higher Education site
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