Postgrad LIVE Birmingham


Date and time

Tuesday 14 February 2023
12:00 - 15:00

Location

University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B29 6FY

Postgrad LIVE Birmingham


Exhibitors


Thinking about Masters or PhD study but not sure where to start? Postgrad LIVE Birmingham is your chance to find out what programmes are on offer at over 40 top universities and how to secure your place on them. Discuss your options, get personalised funding advice and find out what Masters and PhD study is really like. Be sure to grab your seat for our packed talks programme including our popular masterclasses.

Best of all – it’s completely FREE to attend.

What will you get?

  • The chance to chat face-to-face with top university representatives and get your questions answered.
  • Access to our expert funding team who can explain the differences between funding options and what’s available to you.
  • A seat in our expert-led talks on popular postgraduate topics, helping you understand everything from funding to acing your application.

What to expect on the day

A Postgrad LIVE Study fair is made up of two parts: an exhibition hall where you can talk to universities and a talks programme which runs in parallel at the same venue. You can go between the two as much as you want.

Location and timings

Our Postgrad LIVE Birmingham study fair is on Tuesday, 14 February and will be held at the Great Hall in the Aston Webb Building. The fair runs from 12pm to 3pm.

FREE talks programme

Our Postgrad LIVE Birmingham study fair features specialist talks to provide you with the latest PhD and Masters information and advice to help you take the next steps.

What's on?

Please see our full talks schedule below:

Covering the cost of your Masters degree

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, including options such as UK postgraduate student loans, university scholarships and other awards.

Delivered by: Jessica Bates, Funding, Graduation & Awards team, University of Birmingham

PhD research proposal writing masterclass

This masterclass will demystify the concept of a PhD research proposal, and help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be. It’ll give you hints and tips for writing the proposal, and you’ll leave feeling more confident that you’ll write a proposal that will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Delivered by: Mark Bennett, Director (Audience & Editorial) at FindAUniversity

These sessions will be taking place from 11:15am - 12:00pm.

Check-in for the Masterclasses at the event starts from 10:45am, and we ask that you are checked in by 11:00am, otherwise your place may be reallocated.

The Masterclasses are the only talks you need to pre-book your seat at. You can book it once you’ve registered for the fair. Although the fair is free of charge, we do ask for a refundable £5 deposit for your space in the Masterclass due to its popularity and limited seating. We will refund your £5 automatically within five working days of your attendance at the event, directly to the card you used to pay the deposit.

Limited spaces – secure yours now!

If you’re unable to attend the session, please email Marketing@FindAUniversity.com to request a cancellation, and refund your £5 deposit (we’re unable to refund prior to the event, so you’ll receive this within five working days of the masterclass). If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Marketing Team at Marketing@findauniversity.com.

12:15pm - 12:45pm - My PG experience: How to thrive and survive your postgraduate degree - My insider knowledge and tips and tricks for looking after your wellbeing whilst studying for a Masters or PhD.

Delivered by: Katie Mill, PG Community Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Funding Your PhD Study - This talk will cover the funding options available for PhD study, including Research Council studentships, independent charities and trusts, university scholarships and the UK doctoral student loans.

Delivered by: Mark Bennett, Director (Audience & Editorial) at FindAUniversity

1:15pm - 1:45pm - Get into Teaching - Considering a career in teaching? This session will explain the various routes to training and qualify as a postgraduate, with information and advice on eligibility, applications, and funding. You’ll also learn more about specific opportunities at the University of Birmingham.

Delivered by: Sandy Wilkinson, School of Education, University of Birmingham

1:45pm - 2:15pm - The value of PG study from an employer’s perspective - Does a Masters improve your job prospects? And what do people actually do after a PhD? This session will look at the link between postgraduate study, employability and earnings, with tips for presenting your qualifications to prospective employers.

Delivered by: Gagan Dosanjh and Anna Flatt - Careers Network, University of Birmingham

2:15pm - 2:45pm - What’s it really like to be a postgraduate student? Ask your burning questions to our panel of current postgraduate students who are based at different institutions and are at different points in their postgraduate journey. They will answer your questions on applications, interviews, funding, and much more.

Delivered by:Student Q&A featuring students from University of Birmingham and Lancaster University

PhD research proposal writing masterclass

This masterclass will demystify the concept of a PhD research proposal, and help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be. It’ll give you hints and tips for writing the proposal, and you’ll leave feeling more confident that you’ll write a proposal that will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Delivered by: Mark Bennett, Director (Audience & Editorial) at FindAUniversity

These sessions will be taking place from 11:15am - 12:00pm.

Check-in for the Masterclasses at the event starts from 10:45am, and we ask that you are checked in by 11:00am, otherwise your place may be reallocated.

The Masterclasses are the only talks you need to pre-book your seat at. You can book it once you’ve registered for the fair. Although the fair is free of charge, we do ask for a refundable £5 deposit for your space in the Masterclass due to its popularity and limited seating. We will refund your £5 automatically within five working days of your attendance at the event, directly to the card you used to pay the deposit.

Limited spaces – secure yours now!

If you’re unable to attend the session, please email Marketing@FindAUniversity.com to request a cancellation, and refund your £5 deposit (we’re unable to refund prior to the event, so you’ll receive this within five working days of the masterclass). If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Marketing Team at Marketing@findauniversity.com.

12:15pm - 12:45pm - My PG experience: How to thrive and survive your postgraduate degree - My insider knowledge and tips and tricks for looking after your wellbeing whilst studying for a Masters or PhD.

Delivered by: Katie Mill, PG Community Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Funding Your PhD Study - This talk will cover the funding options available for PhD study, including Research Council studentships, independent charities and trusts, university scholarships and the UK doctoral student loans.

Delivered by: Mark Bennett, Director (Audience & Editorial) at FindAUniversity

1:15pm - 1:45pm - Get into Teaching - Considering a career in teaching? This session will explain the various routes to training and qualify as a postgraduate, with information and advice on eligibility, applications, and funding. You’ll also learn more about specific opportunities at the University of Birmingham.

Delivered by: Sandy Wilkinson, School of Education, University of Birmingham

1:45pm - 2:15pm - The value of PG study from an employer’s perspective - Does a Masters improve your job prospects? And what do people actually do after a PhD? This session will look at the link between postgraduate study, employability and earnings, with tips for presenting your qualifications to prospective employers.

Delivered by: Gagan Dosanjh and Anna Flatt - Careers Network, University of Birmingham

2:15pm - 2:45pm - What’s it really like to be a postgraduate student? Ask your burning questions to our panel of current postgraduate students who are based at different institutions and are at different points in their postgraduate journey. They will answer your questions on applications, interviews, funding, and much more.

Delivered by:Student Q&A featuring students from University of Birmingham and Lancaster University

Why attend

Meet top universities from the UK and around the world - all under the same roof!

You can connect with top universities from the UK and around the world, including the University of Birmingham, University of Groningen, the University of Glasgow, Durham University, the University of Warwick and more. Chat 1-2-1 with universities and get answers to any questions you may have. Whatever stage you’re at, Postgrad LIVE Study Fair can help you clarify your options.

Get the latest funding advice

From scholarships to charities, there are so many types of funding to choose from! Our dedicated funding stand and funding specialist talks can help you understand your options, providing differences and key information to remember. Also, don't forget to ask each university about their specific funding options.

Access our exclusive expert-led talks programme

Attend talks from our postgrad experts on a range of subjects to help you understand specific aspects of postgraduate study. These talks are exclusive to this specific event so make sure you come along so you don't miss out!

The full schedule is available under the ‘Agenda’ tab above.

Get the latest in-person advice

Talk to universities and get face-to-face advice specific to your situation, including subjects, finance and applications.

FAQs

How can I register for the event?
You can register for the fair by clicking on the ‘register now’ button above. We’ll send you your ticket and all the information you’ll need on the day via email.
I’ve registered but I haven’t received a confirmation email?
If you have any issues with registering for the fair then please get in touch with the Marketing Team at Marketing@findauniversity.com.
How to find the venue?
The Aston Webb Building is situated near to the East Gate of the University of Birminghams’s main campus at Edgbaston. A short 5 minute walk from the University train station.
Is parking available?
The University has a ‘Pay and Display’ system operating on the Edgbaston campus. There are parking spaces available for visitors on Pritchatts Road Car Park (junction with Vincent Drive) and the North East Car park (access via Pritchatts Road).
What time does the fair open?

The fair will officially open at 12pm. That is when you’ll be able to walk around the exhibition hall and chat to universities.

If you’re interested in attending the PhD Research Proposal Masterclass, it starts at 11:15am before the fair is officially open. You can check in at the registration desk for the Masterclass from 10:45am but you won’t be able to get into the exhibition hall until 12pm.

Is there any charge?
Nope! Attending Postgrad LIVE Birmingham is completely FREE. We only ask for a refundable £5 deposit if you want to secure your seat at the Research Proposal or Covering the Cost of Your Masters Degree Masterclass. You’ll get this back within five working days of the event.
Why are the PhD Research Proposal and Covering the Cost of Your Masters Degree Masterclass on before the fair opens?
This Masterclass starts at 11:15am which is 45 minutes before the fair officially opens. It’s always a popular talk so we wanted to make sure you could get to it and then have the most time possible to enjoy the rest of the fair. You can check-in for the Masterclass from 10:45am. Please check-in before 11am, otherwise your place may be reallocated.
How do I book the Research Proposal or Covering the Cost of Your Masters Degree Masterclass?

You can book your Masterclass place once you’ve registered for the fair. Spaces are limited, so secure your seat as soon as possible!

The Masterclass is free of charge, but due to popularity and limited space, we ask you to pay a £5 returnable deposit to guarantee your place. We will refund your £5 automatically within five working days of your attendance at the event, directly to the card you used to pay the deposit.

If you’re unable to attend the session, please email Marketing@FindAUniversity.com to request a cancellation and refund of your £5 deposit (we’re unable to refund prior to the event, so you’ll receive this within five working days of the Masterclass).

Why do I have to pay £5 for the Masterclass?
We ask for a £5 refundable deposit to secure your seat in the Masterclass due to the popularity of the event and the limited number of seats available. We will refund you five working days after your attendance at the event.
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