Consultation response: support for postgraduate study

19 May 2015

Ahead of the election, the coalition government launched a consultation on support for postgraduate study, including possible loans for postgraduate research students.

With a new government now looking at these proposals, the Society’s response counsels caution, outlining some of the issues new Ministers should be considering – the importance of taught masters for interdisciplinary topics, the complexities of the existing postgraduate research funding system, and the risk of unintended consequences.