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The Precarious Postgrad Sector

September 18, 2013 by in Journalism, London Student

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London Student, September 18, 2013

Overseas postgrads are our educational system’s golden geese: pumped for high tuition fees and then sacrificed for xenophobic grandstanding. Who will fill seats – and coffers – when they leave?

At home in California, Amanda Matthews is putting the finishing touches to a master’s dissertation, the capstone of an intensive year of medical and Enlightenment history and British Isles travel at King’s College. History is “just a hobby,” she says, and her master’s garnish for her CV, but she’s certain it will be a springboard to a stable career in a shrunken U.S. economy. She saved for two years, travelled 4,000 miles, spent £15,000 on fees, and logged hundreds of hours at the British Library on that bet.

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