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Postgrad LIVE EDINBURGH

25 February 2020

12:00 - 15:00

McEwan Hall, Teviot Pl, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

Why attend Postgrad LIVE EDINBURGH

  • Meet representatives from top UK and international institutions
  • Get funding & application advice
  • Attend talks

Limited tickets available. Secure yours now

McEwan Hall
Teviot Pl, University of EdinburghEdinburgh,EH8 9AG
Postgrad LIVE EDINBURGH at Teviot Pl, University of Edinburgh

"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?

Join us at Postgrad LIVE Edinburgh on Tuesday 25 February to explore your Masters & PhD study options with over 25 top universities from the UK and overseas. Whether you are at the start of your search or at the final stages, come along and get the information and advice you need to make postgraduate study a reality.

You can chat to university representatives, get free one-to-one Masters or PhD funding and research proposal advice (no appointment necessary), attend talks on a range of topics including Covering the cost of your Masters degree and Research Proposal Writing Masterclass. 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. Bring a friend and we'll buy you a Starbucks

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.

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

Talks programme

11.15

PhD research proposal writing masterclass

Dr Alex Conner, University of Birmingham

This masterclass will demystify the PhD research proposal and help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be. 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

Dr Mark Bennett, FindAUniversity

How much does a Masters cost, and how do students afford one? This session will walk you through the process of actually paying for a postgraduate degree and 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

Is postgraduate study right for me?

Matt Vickers, Careers Consultant, University of Edinburgh

This session will highlight the questions you need to ask yourself before applying to postgraduate study. It will also walk through the reasons to study at postgraduate level and what it might do for your future career prospects.

13.00

Funding your postgraduate study

Dr Mark Bennett, Head of Content at FindAUniversity

Learn what options are available to you when it comes to funding your Masters or PhD. This talk includes fee information, how to apply for funding and advice on how to successfully budget as a postgraduate student.

13.30

Why go abroad? The benefits of international study

Panel Q&A discussion with representatives from Peking University – HSBC Business School, China, US-UK Fulbright Commission and Leiden University

International study can be a daunting, but exciting prospect. Our panel is here to help you navigate the application process of studying abroad, discuss funding and fees for international study, and provide you with tips for moving to a new country for your postgraduate degree.

13.30

Have you considered an Online Masters yet?

Melissa Highton, Assistant Principal - Online Learning and Lauren Johnston-Smith, Online Learning Marketing Project Manager, University of Edinburgh

Choose flexible study that fits around your life. Come and hear about the benefits of studying an online degree.

14.00

My Masters journey, and how I became Masters Student of the Year

Thomas Ovenden, University of Stirling

Our Masters Student of the Year 2019 winner, Thomas Ovenden, will share his insight and experience of Masters study - from finding and funding his course to the expectations and realities. Thomas will talk about the opportunities he's had and how this culminated in us awarding him our Masters award for 2019.

14.30

What's it like to be a postgraduate student? Student panel Q&A

Panel discussion with current postgraduate students from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University

Our panel of postgraduate students are based at different institutions across the UK at different stages of their Masters & PhD studies. Hear their insights and ask your questions about how to apply, what to expect in interviews and what it’s really like to be a postgraduate student.

*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 gift card 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!

Why attend Postgrad LIVE EDINBURGH

  • Meet representatives from top UK and international institutions
  • Get funding & application advice
  • Attend talks

Limited tickets available. Secure yours now