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Postgrad LIVE BIRMINGHAM

28 January 2020

12:00 - 15:00

Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Great Hall
Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,Birmingham,B15 2TT
Postgrad LIVE BIRMINGHAM at Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,

"Postgraduate study is more affordable than you might think."

With government loans, university scholarships and private finance available, not to mention the potential to earn £200,000* more over your lifetime, can you afford to miss out on a postgraduate qualification?

With representatives from top UK and overseas institutions and a comprehensive talks programme, Postgrad LIVE Birmingham is a great opportunity to find the perfect Masters or PhD.

Join us at the University of Birmingham to find out everything you need to know about Masters & PhD study, get the latest funding information, and receive top tips about the application process. Postgrad LIVE runs from 12pm - 3pm, and you can drop in at any time during the event to speak to university representatives or attend a talk of interest to you.

Plus, if you're one of the first 200 people into our Postgrad LIVE fair you will get your hands on one of our EXCLUSIVE reusable water bottles.

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*The Postgraduate Premium: Revisiting Trends in Social Mobility and Educational Inequalities in Britain and America, The Sutton Trust, 2013.

Talks programme*

Our talks programme is still being finalised for 2020, but you can look at our 2019 programme for a flavour of what to expect:

11.15

PhD research proposal writing masterclass

Dr Alex Conner, University of Birmingham

Increase your confidence in, and understanding of, the PhD application process and help your PhD application stand out above the rest. Booking is required to attend this talk.

11.15

Covering the cost of your Masters degree

Mark Bennett, FindAUniversity

This talk will cover information on all of the UK postgraduate loans systems, Erasmus+ loans, international funding and other financial support available. Booking is required to attend this talk.

12.00 Fair opens
12.30

The value of postgraduate study from an employer's perspective

Hear from real employers on how postgraduate study can make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for jobs.

13.00

Funding your postgraduate study

Learn what options are available to you when it comes to funding your Masters or PhD.

13.30

Why go abroad? The benefits of international study

Panel Q&A discussion

Find out what opportunities are available and why studying abroad could be the best choice for you.

14.00

An introduction to teacher training

Want to know what is involved in the process of teacher training and what you'll need to prepare? This talk will help you feel more confident in training to become a teacher.

14.30

Postgraduate student meet & greet

Meet current postgraduate students and ask them questions about their experience of postgrad study.

*Programme subject to change



  PhD research proposal writing masterclass

Writing a PhD research proposal can be a daunting prospect, but our expert presenters - including Dr Alex Conner from the University of Birmingham - are here to help.

Join our pre-fair session at 11.15, ahead of the exhibition opening at 12:00, for a Masterclass in PhD proposal writing. The talk will increase your confidence in, and understanding of, the PhD application process, including helpful hints and tips to make sure your PhD application stands head and shoulders above the rest.


  Covering the cost of your Masters degree

How much does a Masters cost? And what kind of funding might be available for it?

Join our pre-fair session at 11.15, ahead of the exhibition opening at 12:00, for a talk on covering the cost of your masters degree. The talk will cover all of the UK postgraduate loan systems, plus information on Erasmus+ loans, international funding and other sources of support such as charities and trusts.

The sessions are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask for a £5 deposit to guarantee your place. This will be automatically refunded to your account within 5 working days when you attend the event. If you can’t make it, that’s no problem, just let us know and we’ll still be happy to refund* your £5. You’ll be given the option to book the pre-fair sessions when you book your free ticket for the event (if there’s any space left)!

*It may take up to 5 working days for your bank to process the refund


  Bring a friend and we'll buy you a Starbucks

When you register for any Postgrad LIVE events, you’ll get a confirmation email which includes a unique ‘Bring-A-Friend’ link. Simply forward this link and if your friends use it to register and then attend the event with you, you’ll receive a £5 Starbucks voucher by email within three working days. Up to four people can register using your link, and yes, if they all attend the event, you’ll get a £20 Starbucks gift card!