Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2003-02-15

The NPC commends the suggestion in the 2003 Higher Education White Paper to increase training provision and setting higher standards for PhD students. The NPC will continue to work with the funding councils in ensuring that suitable standards are agreed.

Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2004-06-05

Training as recommended by Roberts should be available to all UK, EU and Overseas Research Students. Funding will be required from the UK funding councils to meet the needs. International fees should not be increased to meet the real costs of research training.