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Prospective publishing 'boosts PhD graduate jobs'

Published: Monday, 11 August 2008   Category: Career Advice

PhD students could find that prospective publication gives them more chance of finding graduate jobs when they finish, it has been claimed.

The method, which is popular in Europe, sees post-graduate students writing a series of shorter papers instead of one thesis, reports the Guardian.

Once accepted and published in peer-reviewed journals, the author's CV should be boosted.

Speaking to the newspaper, Professor Jonathan Elford of City University's department of public health, said: "Doing a PhD by prospective publication means you start to generate papers about your research straightaway and it also helps your CV to stand out when it comes to getting a job."

The UK is set to follow other countries and embrace this alternative method of study, he added.

Last week, the Higher Education Statistics Agency revealed that graduate unemployment is now at its lowest rate in five years.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18725872-ADNFCR

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