NOV 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
More Cash For Fellows As Warwick Fights Back
University has launched a £1 million effort to entice the brightest
students in the land to take up PhD study.
Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship Scheme is being run to combat
the allure of highly-paid jobs in industry.
follows national calls for a better deal for PhD students to stop them
leaving universities in pursuit of better-paid jobs.
least 35 research fellows will be taken on in the scheme.
Sloan, from the University of Warwick's Graduate School said:
have woken up to the fact that our biggest competitors are not just
other universities, but are other graduate employers.
we do not improve the financial package we offer and provide a real
professional career path it will be increasingly difficult to
persuade the best graduates to stay on in the University system and
provide the next generation of researchers and teachers."
the scheme the PhD students will have their academic fees paid in
will also receive a maintenance allowance of £8,000 a year
- £1,000 more than the normal rate currently offered by UK
return the Fellows will undertake 110 hours of research, teaching or
academic administrative work within their department – for which
they will be trained.