Exhibitors for the Postgrad LIVE! Bristol on 24 January 2017 are listed below:
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.
Aston University, including all of our accommodation, library, and sports and teaching facilities, is situated in the centre of Birmingham - the UK’s second largest city. It is a friendly and diverse learning environment, home to a close-knit international campus community of over 13,000 students, including 2,500 international students from over 140 countries.
Aston has been ranked in the top 30 institutions in all UK League tables for 2016/ 2017 and we scored 89% student satisfaction in the government’s latest National Student Survey. More than 79% of our graduates find a grad-level job or further study within 6 months of graduation.
The University is organised into five Academic Schools and we offer an International Foundation Programme, Bachelor, Masters and Research degrees in areas such as Finance, Engineering, Medicine, Business, Pharmacy and International Relations and our triple accredited Business School offers an innovative MBA programme.
Aston University can be found on stand 23
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Bath Spa University can be found on stand 14
Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, we continue to invest in our students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.
Through work placement programmes, links with professional bodies and the promotion of student entrepreneurship, our focus on employability has ensured that 96% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.*
Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015
Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found on stand 6
Cardiff University offers you the chance to enhance your career prospects by being part of a thriving postgraduate community of over 8,500 students in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.
As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to enabling world-leading, agenda setting research.
Visit our stand to find out more!
Cardiff University can be found on stand 35
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.
We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, water and management.
We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world (one member of academic staff to every five students).
We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we currently work with over 1,500 companies and organisations.
We are ranked in the top five of UK universities for commercial research income, with 81% of our research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
Cranfield University can be found on stand 25
Thinking of doing a postgraduate degree? Goldsmiths, University of London provides a creative, supportive and scholarly environment to study for a masters or research degree.
You could work alongside pioneering academics who are carrying out world-leading research in subjects covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
We began life in 1891 with one ideal: to be a dynamic force for change. Today we continue to build upon that early vision, maintaining a rich academic heritage and carrying out world-leading research, which puts us in the UK’s top 25 universities for quality of research. We're also ranked in the world's elite for 10 subject areas.
Goldsmiths is a small campus community with a global reach, and we bring your learning to life through personal contact with the best and brightest in their fields.
Goldsmiths University of London can be found on stand 15
As an internationally renowned institution and one of the UK’s leading research-based universities, we offer an excellent environment for your postgraduate studies. Our diverse community of over 7,500 postgraduates benefits from:
Henley Business School/ University of Reading can be found on stand 2
The Fulbright Commission
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious scholarships for postgraduate study and academic research in the US, as well as an advisory service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the advisory service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.
Our comprehensive advising website Fulbright.org.uk provides a step-by-step guide on the US application process. The Commission also hosts USA Grad School Day, an event that provides students with an insider’s view of how to successfully navigate the US postgraduate admissions process as well as information about the Fulbright Awards.
High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom
Canada is known for its excellent quality of life. Visualize vibrant cities, beautiful spaces and welcoming multi-cultural communities.
Besides providing exceptional standards of living, safety and first class healthcare, Canada is also internationally recognized for a competency-based teaching approach that prepares students to be productive in the workplace immediately after graduation.
Canadian universities are primarily publicly-funded and highly accountable for quality assurance in teaching, research and campus facilities. Tuition and living costs are very competitive when you compare top ranking destinations for study abroad.
Last year, more than 350,000 international students, chose Canada for a premier education, access to global career opportunities and an exciting cross-cultural experience.
High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom/ Fulbright Commission can be found on stand 13
King’s College London is one of the world’s leading universities, with a distinguished history, a solid foundation and an innovative atmosphere. Over the past 180 years King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the areas of science, medicine, healthcare, social science, education, law and the arts and humanities. One of the oldest universities in the UK and fourth oldest in England, King’s pioneering research continues to help shape the world in which we live.
Our vibrant postgraduate community of 10,000 students is supported by the Graduate School whose prime purpose is to enable the best possible postgraduate student experience and to ensure that all our postgraduate students fulfil their potential. King’s maintains a reputation for friendliness and inclusiveness and continues to emphasise its tradition of working ‘in the service of society’.
King's College London can be found on stand 38
Lancaster University is ranked in the top ten across all three UK league tables (The Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide), and consistently ranks in the global top 1%, with many of our subjects ranked amongst the best in the world. The University is committed to solving major global problems through research and teaching, with 83% of our research ranked as ‘internationally excellent and world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. We’ve invested heavily into our campus since 2003, putting over £500m into new academic facilities, great teaching spaces and student social facilities, with £200m more planned over the next four years.
Lancaster is one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK, located close to Manchester and the Lake District. We have a dedicated college for postgraduate students, as well as postgraduate-only facilities in the city for students not based on campus. We’ve won the award for 'Best University Halls' for six years running, and are one of only five institutions in the world to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark. Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, and exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 26 countries across the world.
Lancaster University can be found on stand 12
LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution, with many departments achieving the highest ratings for teaching quality and research. Situated in the heart of London, students from around 150 countries join those from all over the UK. This creates an unequalled cosmopolitan student body, bringing a diverse and challenging perspective to Masters study in the social sciences.
LSE offers 140 taught postgraduate (MSc) programmes across 30 departments or institutes. As a 'laboratory of the social sciences', the School's academic profile spans a wide range of disciplines, from Accounting to Law, Management to Urbanisation. Postgraduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD) are offered by all of LSE's departments and institutes. Students are invited to submit applications that complement the academic interests of the School's staff. Entry requirements vary depending on the programme.
London School of Economics and Political Science can be found on stand 17
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school (Thomson Reuters / Times Higher Education) and has been cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research.
Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
We offer 18 London-based Masters; 6 via distance learning; Research degrees (MPhil/PhD and DrPH) and Short Study courses. The teaching programme has a combination of laboratory-based biological courses and social science courses to cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
Graduates go on to work in NGOs, ministries of health, health services in the UK and overseas, academia, charities and the private industry.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine can be found on stand 31
Choosing where to study a postgraduate course is a big decision, so you’ll want to be fully informed before making your choice. Ranked 4th in the UK in the recent Guardian University Guide, and voted 1st for Student Experience, Loughborough is a great option for students seeking quality teaching, internationally-acclaimed research and excellent career progression. We offer a choice of over 100 master’s degrees and an array of research degrees at our Loughborough and London campuses. Our subjects include engineering and technology; sport science, sport business, and sport technology; art; design; digital technology; enterprise and business; the sciences; social sciences; media; diplomacy; and the humanities. With enviable facilities and support services to underpin your learning, we aim to provide the best environment for you to achieve your ambitions.
Loughborough University can be found on stand 5
New College of the Humanities (NCH) is launching a range of taught masters in the humanities and social sciences for 2017 entry. New College of the Humanities offers postgraduate students small group and one-to-one teaching with our specialist, research-active academics.
Beyond the syllabus, NCH boasts world-class visiting professors, including Simon Blackburn, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C Dennett, AC Grayling, Bettany Hughes, Lawrence Krauss, Steven Pinker, Sir Christopher Ricks and Adrian Zuckerman. Between them, they deliver around 100 lectures in each academic year at NCH, giving our students access to some of the world’s greatest thinkers.
New College of the Humanities’ Bedford Square location, in the heart of London, provides an unparalleled postgraduate experience. All NCH students are members of Senate House Library, the third largest humanities library in the UK.
Come to our stand to find out more.
New College of the Humanities can be found on stand 30
Oxford Brookes is consistently ranked as one of the best modern universities in the UK. After a £132 million redevelopment of its Headington Campus, Brookes provides students with the very best spaces in which to learn, think, study and live.
Located in one of Europe’s major educational, scientific and technological centres, postgraduate study at Brookes will offer you opportunities to expand your learning, skills and qualifications whether you’re looking to grow your existing career, change careers completely or simply want to study a subject you love.
Research at Oxford Brookes enjoys an international reputation, attracting high quality staff and students as well as major funded projects. As a research student at Brookes you will join a vibrant and supportive environment, and benefit from expert supervision from lecturers who ignite a passion for their subject and go the extra mile to help you succeed.
Oxford Brookes University can be found on stand 37
Plymouth University have put together a portfolio of modern postgraduate programmes at the Faculty of Business that will help you develop all the skills and competencies you require to master your future.
We want to provide you with an outstanding experience in teaching, research and enterprise. Our own recipe for success is a state-of-the art curriculum, supported by leading-edge research and delivered by fully engaged academics and industry professionals. With an ethos that reflects the University's values, we'll help increase your employability readiness so you're fully prepared to secure a graduate career and join our thriving alumni community.
Studying with us also means you can apply for a £1000 scholarship toward the tuition fees for your postgraduate study at the Faculty of Business.
Plymouth University can be found on stand 32
Research Proposal Writing Advice - University of Birmingham can be found on stand 9
SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London is the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
SOAS has a diverse population of over 2200 postgraduate students from more than 130 countries and offers over 115 postgraduate programmes in law, social sciences, arts & humanities and languages & cultures with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. For more information on postgraduate courses please click our logo.
SOAS, University of London can be found on stand 10
Study Options can be found on stand 18
Swansea University is a UK top 30 research institution that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research matched by an enviable quality of life.
We offer taught and research postgraduate courses across each of our Academic Colleges: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Human and Health Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, and Science.
Swansea commits to a significant investment in postgraduate education. In 2015/16 over £7 million was available via scholarships and bursaries to study postgraduate courses at the University.
Our seafront campuses are within easy reach of the city centre, providing a great balance between beach and city living. We are also located next to the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – which is perfect for outdoor pursuits such as surfing, sailing, mountain- biking, kayaking and walking.
Swansea University can be found on stand 8
Founded in 1845, the RAU has a long-standing reputation in learning, research, and consultancy. Postgraduate study is managed and taught by experienced staff and specialist consultants; the RAU is an exciting learning environment in which our postgraduate students play a pivotal role.
Our unique set of Masters courses include disciplines as varied as Business and Management, Agribusiness, Equine Science, Real Estate and Land Management, International Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, and Rural Tourism, matched by an extensive choice of research areas at Masters and Doctoral level.
The University maintains very strong links with its partners in industry. Our courses are designed and updated to meet the demands of the market, both in the UK and worldwide, and employment rates for RAU graduates are amongst the highest in the country; With our students going on to perform at the highest levels across a broad range of careers.
The Royal Agricultural University can be found on stand 16
The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest research-intensive universities. We are known for the quality of our postgraduate teaching and research and internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in a wide range of disciplines.
As a Leeds postgraduate you will join a vibrant community of outstanding academics and students, all passionate about their subjects. We provide an inspirational learning environment where you have the opportunity work alongside staff who are actively engaged in world-class research. Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of our strategy - this means that you will not only be close to discoveries and breakthroughs but also the people responsible for them.
The Leeds experience is a truly international one, with over 7000 postgraduate students from over 145 countries. Our size means that you benefit from outstanding learning resources, including one of the country’s leading academic research libraries, and high quality laboratories and computing facilities.
We have an extensive portfolio of postgraduate taught course and research opportunities, so whether you want to deepen your knowledge of a subject, enhance your career opportunities or take a new direction in life, the University of Leeds is the place to be.
The University of Leeds can be found on stand 11
The University of Strathclyde is one of the UK’s leading universities, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community through its teaching, research and consultancy. Founded in 1796, today Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland, welcoming more than 22,000 students from over 100 countries. The University has an excellent reputation not only in teaching and research but also for its strong links with industry and the private sector. Every year thousands of students make Strathclyde their first choice - this is largely thanks to our world-class reputation, but also because Strathclyde is a friendly and forward-thinking university based in the heart of Glasgow, one of Europe’s finest and most cosmopolitan cities. We are recognised as one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK, offering a wide range of courses and research opportunities across four faculties – Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and the Strathclyde Business School. Strathclyde was voted UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013/14 and was UK University of the Year in 2012/13.
The University of Strathclyde can be found on stand 4
University College London can be found on stand 26
Ranked in the top five of the UK’s universities by the Times Higher Education Survey 2016 and most likely to be recommended to a friend, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. The highest ranked University of our age in Europe, we offer a broad range of taught and research programmes in engineering, design, science, management, humanities and social sciences. With a growing research portfolio worth over £130 million, and 87% of our research ranked as world leading (REF 2014) you will address key global problems, working closely with international partners in academia and industry to develop innovative solutions. Bath is a research-intensive university, with a culture of innovation and discovery. Join us and make a difference.
University of Bath can be found on stand 28
At Birmingham we encourage and empower people, enabling them to make the most of their time with us. Our vision is to inspire today's brightest postgraduates to make a major impact on society and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue. We are constantly striving to provide our postgraduates with the best possible teaching, research facilities and support services. We have over £24 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships available to enable the most talented postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.
Being a Birmingham postgraduate means working and developing alongside world-leading academics, with outstanding training and development opportunities at your fingertips. A postgraduate degree from Birmingham is therefore much more than a continuation from your previous studies: it is a real investment in your future.
Birmingham boasts one of the most extensive portfolios of postgraduate courses in the UK and stands at the forefront of national and international research. With over 350 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of world-leading research opportunities to choose from, whether you are searching for a research degree or a taught postgraduate programme, we can help you make an informed choice.
Visit our stand to discuss the postgraduate opportunities we have to offer.
University of Birmingham can be found on stand 19
The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world. Our students study amongst the best in their field, in a supportive and stimulating environment recognised globally for its academic excellence.
The University of Bristol is among the UK’s finest research universities, occupying a spot in the top 5 for research quality and recognised as having a major impact on society and the economy (REF 2014). We are one of the top 40 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015), and our historical and innovative central campus pins together some of Bristol’s most popular districts.
Beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Bristol is the South West's leading city. Arts, sport, green spaces and community activities thrive within its boundaries, and it has won an array of accolades including ‘best UK city to live in’ (The Times, 2014).
University of Bristol can be found on stand 1
A centre of academic excellence for more than 400 years, the University of Edinburgh is consistently among the top 50 universities in the world and ranked 19th in this year’s QS World University Rankings.
Joining the University as a postgraduate researcher gives you a unique opportunity to work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field. All our students benefit from the strong research environment that informs our degrees and from our commitment to high-quality, innovative teaching. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience, and with 100% of our academic departments producing world-leading research, the latest Research Excellence Framework placed us top in Scotland.
The University is located at the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s great cultural hubs. It is one of the largest and most diverse universities in the UK, with over 35,000 students from some 140 countries. Your postgraduate experience will be supported and enhanced by the wealth of resources and opportunities that a university of our size can offer.
University of Edinburgh can be found on stand 27
We are Essex, a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. With over 12,000 students from more than 130 different countries – we’re one of the most internationally diverse universities.
As one of the top 2% of universities in the world, we’re proud to have 50 years of excellence in research and education.
At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. Our trailblazing research is placed in the top 20 in the UK (REF 2014), top 5 for social science, and housing the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. Don’t just take it from us though. We’re loved by our students too, who’ve voted us top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for three years in a row.
If you’re up for a challenge and want to make a real difference. Welcome home.
University of Essex can be found on stand 21
The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. Today, we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, are securely placed in the top 10 of all major UK higher education league tables, and have a rapidly growing international reputation.
We combine our academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK. 98% of our research was recognised as of international quality by the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and we subsequently received the third highest increase to Government funding for research.
We rank 34th in world (6th in the UK, 8th in Europe) according to the Leiden Rankings, which assess current research impact and quality via citations. We also rank 93rd globally in the THE World University Rankings, and 161st in the QS World University Rankings.
University of Exeter can be found on stand 33
The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,600 staff.
The university is based across four campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, organised over eight academic Schools – Art and Design; Business, Computing and Technology; Education; Health and Social Care; Liberal and Performing Arts; Media; Natural and Social Sciences; and Sport and Exercise.
Our postgraduate courses are highly recognised in industry with professional accreditations from leading industry bodies, including:
Our specialist facilities include a computing and cyber security centre, financial trading room with live trading floor software, dedicated studios for each creative discipline, specialist strength and conditioning labs and sports therapy suites.
University of Gloucestershire can be found on stand 29
Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, we have over 20,000 students studying at campuses in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris and Athens and Rome.
Ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014), much of our research is classed as world leading, and the University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with well-established external networks and partnerships around the world.
The Guardian University Guide 2017 places Kent in the top 25 of UK universities and we were shortlisted for University of the Year by both the Times Higher Education Awards and The Times Good University Guide. In the 2015 NSS, we scored 88% for overall satisfaction, the fifth highest score nationally.
University of Kent can be found on stand 20
University of Salford can be found on stand 24
Whether you are looking to extend your study, expand your career horizons or take on a new direction, the University of Southampton has a postgraduate programme to suit you. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, we offer 200 taught courses and more than 90 research courses. The University of Southampton is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
You will work with internationally respected academics, experience world-leading research, become part of a 7,000 strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
Applications are welcomed throughout the year, although early application is advised.
University of Southampton can be found on stand 3
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.
University of Surrey can be found on stand 36
Warwick is a campus university with a cosmopolitan student community. We consistently rank among the UK top ten in national university league tables, and are rapidly climbing international tables. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Warwick 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking.
By making our starting point ‘anything is possible’, we offer you opportunities to follow your professional, academic and personal ambitions. In 2015/16 we allocated £33 million in scholarship funding, to help outstanding students access the next level of their career and academic success. Few universities have more employable graduates. We’re the third most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Flyers Research) and are one of the top 20 universities in the world for our reputation with employers (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
University of Warwick can be found on stand 7
University of Winchester can be found on stand 34
Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.
York offers a range of postgraduate taught and research programmes in arts, humanities, science and social sciences. York has an excellent reputation for its friendly and welcoming campus, strengthened by the collegiate system which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. York is one of a few UK universities with a separate association just for postgraduates. The Graduate Students’ Association organise social activities and offer impartial academic and welfare support.
The university offers a range of awards from scholarships directly funded by the University to those funded by UK Research Councils.
University of York can be found on stand 22