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Exhibitors for Postgrad LIVE! BRISTOL on Thursday 28 February 2019 are listed below:

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University was recently named University of the Year for Teaching Quality for the second year running by The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide and 95% of our research was recognised to be of international standard in the latest REF. We offer an extensive selection of PGT and PGR courses in a broad range of subject areas, all of which will provide you with the opportunity to develop academically, mature personally, and succeed professionally. Come and chat with us and discover why Aberystwyth may be the place for you.

Aston University

Awarded the prestigious QS five-star rating for our excellence in teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation, join Aston University and you’ll be part of the UK’s leading university for business and the professions. Located in the city centre of Birmingham, UK, our safe and secure campus is home to students from over 130 different countries. You’re only ever a short walk away from anything that’s happening in Birmingham. Whether it’s our museums, art galleries, shops, bars, restaurants or sporting attractions, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Our established links with industry directly impact your study by creating inspiring, challenging and professionally-relevant degrees, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills needed by employers. Our award-winning Careers+Placements service can support you at whatever stage of your career you’re at: whether you’re looking for an internship, your first graduate job or to continue climbing the career ladder. With individual appointments, group sessions, online education services and over 200 graduate employers visiting Aston each year, you won’t be short for choice.

Bath Spa University

Achieve more with a postgraduate degree or teacher education qualification from Bath Spa University.

Whether you want to study your passion or boost your career prospects, we believe in thinking differently. Students are encouraged to approach problems from new angles and create exciting solutions, in a community where creativity, culture and enterprise are nurtured. With three exceptionally beautiful and historic campuses equipped with state-of-the-art modern facilities you will find a truly inspirational setting in which to study.

Bournemouth University

Find your degree of difference

Wherever you want to go, Bournemouth University (BU) can help you get there. Everything we do is designed to make you globally employable.

We offer a range of postgraduate taught courses and doctoral opportunities. You’ll leave fully prepared for professional practice, supported by the placement opportunities available on some courses.

Why BU?

  • 91% of graduates are in work or study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey, 2017)
  • Generous scholarships package
  • Bournemouth is famous for its miles of sandy beach, offers a cosmopolitan town centre with fabulous shopping, nightlife and a thriving music and arts scene, and is only two hours from London by train
  • Silver-rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Only UK university to have a Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
  • Business School accredited by AACSB International
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Accommodation guarantee
  • EcoCampus Platinum and ISO14001 certification.
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University

    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 enhancing the student experience; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.

    Our emphasis on employability means our students benefit from work placement programmes, support with student entrepreneurship and links with professional bodies.

    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.

    Cardiff University

    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.

  • Ranked 5th for quality and 2nd for impact amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework
  • Up to £500,000 in our Master’s Excellence Scholarship fund
  • Over 300 postgraduate study opportunities
  • 91% postgraduates employed are in a graduate job 6 months after graduation
  • Doctoral Academy hosting 380 workshops
  • Located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. A thriving, compact and safe city, widely regarded as an outstanding place in which to live and study and just 2 hours by train from London
  • Hartpury University

    Hartpury University offers postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport, animal and veterinary physiotherapy. All degrees are developed with insight from employers and in partnership with industry. A postgraduate degree from Hartpury will provide you with the skills and experience you need to go further – whether you want to progress your existing career, change career direction completely or pursue a higher level of study for your own personal and professional fulfilment.

    Ranked 3rd of over 100 UK institutions for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018), Hartpury University has industry-standard equipment right there on beautiful 360-hectares countryside campus. This includes a commercial farm, rich animal collection, world-leading equine facilities and multi-million pound Sports Academy, all within a short walking distance of each other.

    The work produced at Hartpury University is shaping professional practice, positively impacting on the quality of people’s lives and influencing the application of technologies. As a postgraduate student at Hartpury, you will immerse yourself in study that addresses real world issues, while exploring the latest developments in your field.

    Peking University HSBC Business School

    Peking University HSBC Business School is one of the most dynamic, innovative and internationalised business schools in the world. It has been accredited by AACSB as one of the top 5% of over 16,000 business schools in the world for its international excellence in academics, including both teaching and research. We offer 2-year MA Programmes in Management and Finance (studying split between Oxford and Shenzhen) that focus on learning both subject related knowledge/skills and issues related to China and offers a multi-country experience and in-depth cross-cultural exposure.

    Why choose PHBS UK?

  • • We are the first Chinese campus in the developed world, located in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside.
  • • We have world leading professors with an in-depth knowledge of global business, with specialities within the Asian markets and business culture
  • • We offer a unique insight to the Chinese market, and the opportunity to study and create real business network links in China.
  • Postgraduate Loans Clinic

    If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate degree, then the chances are you’re also considering the cost of postgraduate study – and the funding available. & offers prospective students comprehensive information covering all aspects of funding opportunities, from student loans to international scholarships and Erasmus grants.

    Come along to our stand to discuss the funding opportunities available to you, as well as picking up a copy of our Postgraduate Loans Guide.

    SEG Swiss Education Group

    Since establishing its first hotel school in 1982, the Swiss Education Group has become a world-class hospitality education network. The Group’s core educational values are based on the excellence of the Swiss hospitality tradition, focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management.

    More than 6,500 students of over 120 different nationalities enroll each year. The Swiss Education Group offers a unique range of world-class academic courses accredited by British and US universities.

    All schools are subject to stringent academic quality assurance; this guarantees that students are offered the high quality of education for which Switzerland is renowned.

    Faithful to the tradition of Swiss hospitality management, programmes combine academic study with practical experience. Close ties with industry partners of global import ensure that the quality of the academic courses meet the requirements of hospitality employers. Students can network with industry leaders at the biannual SEG International Recruitment Forum.

    All schools are set amid spectacular alpine and lakeside scenery or in lively Swiss cities, and offer cutting-edge facilities and technical equipment.

    The global alumni network brings together over 20,000 SEG graduates worldwide.

    Sommet Education

    Sommet Education is a hospitality education group committed to delivering an exceptional student experience and developing the leaders of tomorrow. Its institutions Glion and Les Roches serve undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries, providing an education built on academic rigour, skills-based learning and dynamic multicultural exposure.

    St George's, University of London

    We pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience for our students - building on over 250 years of innovation and keeping pace with the health challenges of a changing NHS. Our dedication to students, staff and alumni is built on a commitment we share with them in improving and advancing health.

    We are proud of our diversity, offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to work and study on a health campus reflecting the full range of healthcare professions.

    Staffordshire University

    A Postgraduate qualification from Staffordshire University will connect you to a world of opportunity. As a Connected University, we work with local employers, local communities and partners oversees to deliver challenging and rewarding opportunities for our Postgraduate students.

    Our focus on digital technologies is transforming our postgraduate provision. Now you can study on-campus, by distance learning or by blended learning – enabling connections anytime and anywhere.

    We are in the top 10 for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide), have achieved silver in TEF and students and academics are working at the forefront of their field, with 78% of our research rated at ‘international standard’ or higher (REF).

    Located in Stoke-on-Trent - one of the most affordable places to live in the UK (Zoopla, October 2016) and one of the top 5 best cities and towns in the UK to work (Glassdoor, 2017) - we have a vibrant edge of city campus with a fantastic postgraduate community. Learning in our first-rate facilities enables you to immerse yourself in your studies, giving you the ideal preparation for those prized industry openings.

    Whether you want to enhance the skills you’ve gained in your undergraduate degree, or study something different, we have the postgraduate course for you.

    Swansea University

    Swansea University is a UK top 30 research institution that has been providing exceptional postgraduate study since 1920.

    Study at Swansea and you’ll become part of our welcoming postgraduate community, committed to providing superb teaching and producing world-class research. We are The Times and Sunday Times Welsh University of the Year 2019, and we are also runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title.

    We offer a range of 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 invests heavily in postgraduate study, and in 2017 over £10 million was available via scholarships and bursaries for those studying on our postgraduate programmes.

    Our seafront campuses offer the perfect balance between beach and city living, and we are located just a short distance away from all the modern amenities of Swansea city centre. Venture a little further and you will discover the spectacular Gower Peninsula- the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits.

    The University of Law

    The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as collaborations with The University of Exeter, The University of Liverpool, and The University of Reading.

    The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 97% of full-time and accelerated LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

    In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students, making us one of the highest quality providers of higher education in the UK.

    University of Bath

    Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and is one of the top five universities for being recommended by students to their friends (THE Student Experience Survey 2017).

    We are one of the leading research universities in the UK, ranking 12th for non-specialised institutions in the Times Higher Education REF ranking. 87% of our research is ‘world class or internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework, and we have a research grant and contract portfolio of around £123 million.

    You will be working with some of the top researchers in your field, recruited from across the globe. Amongst our academic staff we have a Queen's Anniversary Prize winner, Royal Society Fellows and OBE holders.

    Our strong links with industry, government, charities and policy makers provide unique opportunities for collaborations; and ensure your research has an impact far beyond academia.

    We offer a broad range of programmes in engineering, design, science, management, humanities and social sciences.

    Join us and make a difference.

    University of Birmingham

    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.

    Birmingham boasts an extensive portfolio of postgraduate courses with over 600 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of research opportunities to choose from. We have over £25 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships available to enable postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.

    Being a Birmingham postgraduate means working 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. Visit our stand to discuss the postgraduate opportunities we have to offer.

    University of Bristol

    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 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018), 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, 2017).

    University of Cambridge

    Consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide, the University of Cambridge offers a world leading postgraduate education, providing superb academic, financial and pastoral support. With a global outlook and reach, the University of Cambridge’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

    A wide range of postgraduate taught and research opportunities are available, with over 300 courses on offer across an incredibly broad range of academic disciplines. As a postgraduate student at Cambridge, you will work in an international community with academic staff who are recognised as world-leaders in their field, and who are committed to seeing you succeed and develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.

    We have an excellent range of funding opportunities for home and overseas students.

    Visit our stand today to talk to members of our Admissions team.

    For more information, visit our website:

    University of East Anglia

    Whether you want to develop your specialist knowledge, or diversify your expertise to widen your career choices, the University of East Anglia is the perfect place to help you gain that all-important competitive edge.

    With UEA's huge selection of courses, some of the very best lecturers in the world, and access to exceptional research and teaching facilities, UEA's postgraduate experience can help you realise your ambitions. Apply to UEA and become part of a community dedicated to excellence and to making a difference on a local, national, and global scale. We are ranked in the World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017) and 10th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

    University of Exeter

    Combining excellence in research and teaching, the University of Exeter is home to a supportive community of over 5,000 postgraduate students from more than 120 countries. We are the fastest growing research-intensive university in the UK with 98 per cent of our research rated as international quality in the last national Research Excellence Framework. Our exceptional campuses in Exeter and Cornwall give you the chance to live and study in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

    Why choose Exeter for your postgraduate degree?

    • One of the world’s top 200 universities (QS, THE)

    • Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate study

    • TEF Gold

    • 5 star rated from QS

    • Top 15 in all major UK league tables since 2011

    • A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities

    University of Kent

    Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, we have over 19,800 students studying at campuses in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris and Athens and Rome.

    Our reputation for research and academic excellence is confirmed by our success in the most recent Research Excellence Framework: Kent is ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with well-established external networks and partnerships around the world.

    We were awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework*, and we have won the ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ category at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for two years running (2017 and 2018). We are also are ranked 3rd in the UK for Postgraduate Experience in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

    *The University of Kent's Statement of Findings can be found at

    University of Plymouth

    The University of Plymouth is a high-quality, research-rich institution with a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through specialist teaching. With a Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2018), our innovative learning environment is at the heart of our programmes. With over 135 postgraduate degree programmes to choose from, you can improve your career prospects, specialise in a certain field, and advance your knowledge in a subject that has inspired you at undergraduate level.

    Whether you choose to pursue a taught masters programme or undertake a research degree, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field. Their breadth and depth of knowledge means they are well placed to help you plan towards your future career and give advice based on genuine experience.

    University of Reading

    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:

    • Excellent career prospects with 94% of our taught postgraduate students in work or study within 6 months of graduating, and 95% of those working in professional or managerial jobs (DHLE 2015).
    • Above sector average satisfaction levels, with 86% of our taught postgraduate students satisfied with the career and professional development support provided (PTES 2017).
    • The University allocates over £8 million each year in postgraduate research studentships and bursaries.
    • A reputation for research excellence across a broad range of disciplines with Reading ranked 19th in the UK for research intensity and 98% of our research deemed to be of international standing (REF 2014).
    • A dedicated Graduate School offering high levels of support and training tailored to research students.

    University of Salford

    Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement. We are leading in areas, including health, energy, media and the built environment and have completed impressive work with business and industry partners. Situated only one and half miles from Manchester city centre, our campus is at the heart of a £650m regeneration scheme in the local area with new multi-million pound student residences and Arts & Media buildings.

    University of Southampton

    From helping people to hear and cracking cybercrime, to powering spacecraft and fighting cancer, our researchers are changing the world.

    Take your place at the cutting edge and join some of the most talented students and academics worldwide. With over 200 masters courses, over 90 research courses, and a variety of funding options, the University of Southampton will help you make your mark in your field.

    US-UK Fulbright Commission

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission was founded by diplomatic treaty in 1948, to foster intercultural understanding between the USA and the UK through educational exchange. The Fulbright Commission offers scholarship and summer programmes, enabling British and American citizens to study, research or teach at universities on either side of the Atlantic.

    As part of the EducationUSA network, we also offer British students free, accurate, and comprehensive information about opportunities to study at accredited universities in the USA. We organise USA College Day, the largest US university fair in Europe. There are currently 11,500 British students at American universities, and we can help you be one of them.

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