Earlier this year I was involved in a project looking at the recruitment and selection of postgraduates. We’ve just published the report.
Mellors-Bourne, R., Metcalfe, J., Pearce, E & Hooley, T. (2014). Understanding the recruitment and selection of postgraduate researchers by English higher education institutions. Cambridge: CRAC.
Hopefully it should be of interest to those of you who are interested in higher education research and policy. It also links in some ways to our earlier report on taught postgraduates.