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Is a part-time job a valid reason to be rejected even though I have the required minimum of 35 hours weekly for my PhD?
The university has sent me their memorandum and they are very clear about that if you like to study for a PhD full-time you are not supposed to work more than 6 hours in a paid job. And the only jobs that you are allowed to do are lecturer or technician.
The part-time route allows you to work no more than 15 hours a week and also as lecturer or technician.
this implies that the perfect phd candidate has £45.000 on a savings account or wealthy parents or partners.
I have none of those - I have to work to pay my bills.
Basically, I have not been rejected for missing qualification or because no research questions but on something that is existential and cannot be changed.
I feel that they treat me unfair - is there anything legally I can do to get in? I will be back today after 5pm.