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Responding to diversity

3. Modes of study
ByStan Taylor

Historically, doctoral candidates studied full-time and on campus. Over the past two decades or so, there has been a trend towards studying part-time and in addition a number of candidates (full- or part-time) are undertaking their studies at least in part off campus. The aims of this chapter are to look briefly at the reasons for these developments, to outline the benefits they can bring, to look at the challenges for candidates following these diverse modes of study, and to consider how supervisors might support them to be successful in their studies.