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‘Pop-Up Colleges’ in the Private HE Sector – What is the Cost?

A few years ago I took over supervision of a PhD student from the Middle East who had been studying for two years at a private college in England. She had transferred following a particularly unpleasant experience. One day, she had phoned her college to speak to her supervisor to discuss her plans to submit her PhD thesis. The call was answered by a salesman telling her the place was now a carpet warehouse.

Unknown to her, the college had closed and the staff had disappeared. Her studies were abruptly terminated, and her hopes of earning the PhD disappeared with the college. Her only option was to re-register somewhere else and ‘start over’. Thankfully, after several years further hard work, she gained her PhD last autumn.

via Malory Nye: ‘Pop-Up Colleges’ in the Private HE Sector – What is the Cost?.

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