I just picked up my Ma in Classics there yesterday and was strongly thinking about going back to do a PHD in September once I get some research done and some money in the bank and pay off the loan that I took out for my MA, as I'm luckily working full time at the moment.
Basically I was just wondering if anybody knows if they have abolished the grant for future post graduate students? I've never got the grant before but my circumstances have changed over the last year as my father's out of work so I think I'd be eligible for one now assuming they have not in fact done away with them. I'm highly confused by the papers take on it at the moment, the Times says that the Maintenance Grant for Postgrads is being done away with and the Indo says that it is being scaled back. Needless to say if I can't get the grant it's not a viable option here in Ireland anyway. Any feed back would be appreciated.