PhD student: employed or not?

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I'm a PhD student in UK and I just received an email by SLC saying that I need to update my employment details. I took a postgraduate loan last year for my masters. My question is, as a PhD student am I considered employed or not?

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(Original post by minaskar)
Hi,

I'm a PhD student in UK and I just received an email by SLC saying that I need to update my employment details. I took a postgraduate loan last year for my masters. My question is, as a PhD student am I considered employed or not?

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As a PhD student you don't have a contract of employment. Any stipend or grant you receive isn't a wage/salary
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(Original post by minaskar)
Hi,

I'm a PhD student in UK and I just received an email by SLC saying that I need to update my employment details. I took a postgraduate loan last year for my masters. My question is, as a PhD student am I considered employed or not?

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Hi, as you're still studying you won't be considered as employed. You'll enter repayment once you complete your studies.


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Just in case anyone stumbles across this thread because they're looking at the options on the SLC website; if you select "not working" and click through there is an option to select "supported by funding for further study", which I guess covers a lot of PhDs.
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