The NPC have accepted a kind offer from Dr John Wakeford, to provide advice and an invaluable outsiders perspective to postgraduate students facing a crisis with their studies or research. John, who will be speaking at the NPC conference in Worcester, has a long standing academic experience of postgraduates. Formerly the director of the school of independent studies at the University of Lancaster, he now specialises in consultancy, research, development and programmes for Higher Education Leaders. There are few places for students to turn in need of advice like this said Tim Brown, NPC General Secretary who regularly provides advice to students experiencing difficulties. We're very grateful for John's kind offer, which will be a complement to our charitable activities.