Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2002-05-25
The Research Councils/AHRB should relax their rules against funding part-time postgraduates when there is a good reason why an individual would be better suited to part-time work.
Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2003-02-15
The NPC believes that successful research quality bears little relation to teaching or the training and equipping of research students. Research is a vital foundation to quality teaching in higher education where learning is complimented by cutting edge knowledge. Improved teaching standards are necessary in research intensive institutions. Postgraduates could be deprived of many opportunities without access to research.
The NPC opposes the over-concentration of research funding and supports access for students interested in pursuing postgraduate research in an institution suitable to their interests.