Presentation Programme - January 2019

General Careers Advice talks


Speaker:
Dr Stephen Soanes, Regional Officer (Europe)

Organisation: University of Warwick

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

 

> Synopsis:

Where do you start looking for funding? Often scholarships are advertised in multiple places, and it is not always clear where to look or who to speak with for advice. This talk introduces some guiding principles on postgraduate bursaries and awards as seen from the inside at one university (Warwick), with the aim of helping you find funding wherever you decide you want to study. Advertised and individual studentships will be covered, along with an overview of full- and part-funding options, when to start looking, deadlines, and some of the major funding competitions that are available to both UK/EU and international students.


> Speaker:

20 years ago I arrived at Warwick to take a BA in History, and graduated to take up work initially in Archives and Records Management (Liverpool and London). I have studied for three postgraduate courses at each level (Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and PhD). Today lucky enough to represent the university that fostered and nurtured my love for History, working as a Regional Officer who advises on the programme and funding options to students across Europe.

 


Speaker: 
Ms Lindsay Stewart, Postgraduate & EU Recruitment Manager

Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London

Time: 13:15 - 14:00

        

> Synopsis:

If you are applying to study a Masters degree at a UK university, this presentation will give you insight into what universities look for in your application. Starting with an overview of what to consider when choosing a programme and institution, we’ll then talk about the importance of a personal statement and reference at Masters level, and examining the differences between undergraduate and postgraduate entry.

*This information is meant to be guidance only, and individual universities and programmes will give specific instructions on their own websites. Information is for Taught Masters programmes only, not PhD, PGCE or vocational programmes such as medicine or social work.

 

Speaker: Mark Bennett, Head of Content, FindAUniversity

Organisation: FindAMasters.com & FindAPhD.com

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

 

 > Synopsis: 

Postgraduate study is changing, with student loans for Masters degrees introduced across the UK and doctoral loans available in England and Wales. This session will walk through current and upcoming postgraduate funding options and provide an opportunity for Q&A. 

 

> Speaker:

Mark Bennett manages the postgraduate advice and funding materials across the popular FindAMasters & FindAPhD websites. He recently completed a PhD and his previous experience includes research and teaching at various universities. Postgraduate loans would be his Mastermind Subject. That or obscure eighteenth-century travelogues.


Speaker:
Dr Phil Etherington, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 15:15 - 16:00

 

> Synopsis:

Interested in master’s study but not sure where to start? Want to know how to find the right course for you? This talk will give you an introduction to the different types of master’s qualifications available and cover some of the key factors you should consider when choosing an institution and course.

 

> Speaker:

Dr Phil Etherington

 

 

Exhibitor-specific talks


Speaker:
Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth; Postgraduate and Professional Programme Leader

Organisation: University of Brighton

Time: 12:15 - 12:45

 

> Synopsis:  

This talk will give a brief synopsis of the PG courses on offer at Brighton Business School including our Brighton MBA, Marketing, Management, Finance, Human Resource Management and Law.

 

> Speaker: 

Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Speaker:
Dr Malcolm Hudson, Director, Centre for Environmental Science

Organisation: University of Southampton

Time: 12:45 - 13:15

        

> Synopsis: 

Society faces enormous environmental challenges. In this century we have to tackle issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, urban air pollution, plastic waste and marine litter against a background of increasing population and demands on resources.

Our degrees can be the step to working in some of these areas- as environmental managers, consultants or researchers, working with industry, developers, government, regulators or environmental organisations, with excellent employment prospects for our graduates to progress into rewarding careers.

Southampton has been providing environmental degree programmes for over 40 years, with our longstanding Masters programmes offering opportunities to gain knowledge and skills in areas such as environmental law, environmental impact assessment, air and water pollution, environmental management  and geographic information systems

 

> Speaker:

Malcolm Hudson is Director of the Centre for Environmental Science at the University of Southampton, with interests in environmental impact assessment, marine pollution, including microplastics, and biodiversity.

 


Speaker: 
Rob Clay, Marketing Manager

Organisation: Bath Spa University

Time: 13:00 - 13:30


> Synopsis:

Find out more about becoming a teacher and the full range of teacher education programmes available. Discover what's involved, the qualifications you need, how to apply and the financial support available.​

 

 


Speaker: 
Professor London Lucien Ooi, Associate Dean, Admissions, Recuritment & Financial Aid

Organisation: Duke-NUS Medical School

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

 

> Synopsis:  

Interested in pursuing medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore?

Formed through a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC and National University of Singapore (NUS), Duke-NUS Medical School draws on the rich medical and research training at Duke and outstanding resources at NUS to prepare future “Clinicians Plus” - graduates who can transform the practice of medicine as leaders, innovators, scientists, scholars and educators.

Hear from our Associate Dean of Admissions, who will be speaking on Duke-NUS Medical School’s four-year MD programme. Learn about the admissions process, career prospects and attractive scholarships available to all nationalities. At the end of the programme, you will graduate with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree that is jointly awarded by two world-class institutions, Duke University and NUS.

Students from all disciplines are welcome, particularly those preparing for the GAMSAT/MCAT and interested in pursuing medicine as a second degree.


 


Speaker:
Ms. Manouk Tideman, Recruitment Officer

Organisation: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Time: 13:45 - 14:15

 

> Synopsis:  

As an international student you are looking for high-quality academic education. At Erasmus University Rotterdam you are guaranteed first class master programmes that are internationally recognised and independently assessed for quality. Whatever your ambition, at our modern campus close to the beautiful and vibrant city of Rotterdam we will prepare you for a successful career.

 


Speaker: 
Dr Stephen Soanes, Regional Officer (Europe) 

Organisation: University of Warwick

Time: 14:15 - 14:45

 

> Synopsis:

This talk contextualises the distinctive characteristics of Warwick’s postgraduate programmes (Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences), which will be framed in the context of our eleven institutional Global Research Priorities. Because many universities offer similarly-named courses, this presentation will therefore enable you to more critically-approach how to consider whether universities such as Warwick offer the correct fit for your postgraduate study interests.

It introduces our campus that sits right between England’s two largest cities (London and Birmingham) and despite its beautiful location is just 1 hour 15 minutes by public transport to London Euston. Further, this short talk will introduce the postgraduate-specific provision at Warwick including study spaces (such as Postgrad Hub, Wolfson Research Exchange), mentorship, welcome week, and excellent careers support that has put Warwick consistently in the UK top 3 (High Fliers) and world top 30 (QS) for employer reputation.


> Speaker

20 years ago I arrived at Warwick to take a BA in History, and graduated to take up work initially in Archives and Records Management (Liverpool and London). I have studied for three postgraduate courses at each level (Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and PhD), two with funding, and like many postgraduates I have never lost the love for learning. Today lucky enough to represent the university that fostered and nurtured my love for History, working as a Regional Officer who advises on the programme and funding options to students across Europe.

 

Speaker: Dr Ioannis S Pantelidis, Principal Lecturer

Organisation: University of Brighton

Time: 14:30 - 15:00

        

> Synopsis:

Scotland has the highest level of International student satisfaction in the UK and over 600 years of Higher Education history. Our qualifications are recognised worldwide and with more world class universities per head of population than anywhere else in the world, why not Study in Scotland.


> Speaker:

Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis FIH, FAHMA, HMdip, MSc, PhD is Chair of The Council for Hospitality Management Education, Director of The Association of North America Higher Education International, Principal Lecturer, Academic Leader for widening participation projects and Head of Admissions, Marketing and Recruitment Tutors in the School of Sport and Service Management (SaSM). 

Previously he was the Programme Centre Leader for Postgraduate Courses for SaSM and was a founding member of the European Hospitality Academy.  He is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the Institute of Hospitality

He has served in the Executive Boards of The Institute of Hospitality, Tourism Concern and Cavendish Academy.He is visiting professor for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, an External evaluator for professorship promotions with the University of Patras and was visiting Professor for the University of Granada. Raised on the island of Leros, Greece Ioannis comes from a family of hoteliers and restaurateurs. He is proud of both his Hellenic and Career inheritances.

 


Speaker:
Charlotte Watson, Postgraduate Recruitment Advisor

Organisation: Pearson Business School

Time: 15:00 - 15:30

 

> Synopsis:

Pearson College London is part of the only FTSE 100 company in the UK currently delivering degrees. This puts industry at the core of everything that we do and sets us apart within higher education. In 2019 Pearson Business School will be launching 2 brand new Masters programmes: an MA in Business Management, and an MSc in Financial Leadership. These courses will exemplify our industry-focused approach, giving students skills and knowledge that will be applicable in their careers and allow them to get ahead. 

 

 

> Speaker: 

Charlotte Watson

 

 


Speaker:
Rishi Zaveri, CEO and Co-founder

Organisation: Lendwise Ltd

Time: 15:15 - 15:45

 

> Synopsis:

Lendwise is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform based in London and regulated by the FCA. Lendwise is exclusively focused on Education Finance: we provide loan funding for UK-domiciled individuals looking to study for postgraduate degrees, across all disciplines and courses.  We have an innovative funding model and our differentiated approach to evaluating credit worthiness means we can be competitive with our rates.  We believe Lendwise will help close the funding gap that currently exists when it comes to the pursuit of Higher Education, which will help enable and augment the pursuit of postgraduate education in the UK.  With the Lendwise Loan, our aim is to offer a personalised and customised financing solution to aspiring individuals, which is designed with students in mind.

> Speaker: 

Rishi has operated in the Financial Services sector for his entire career, with a background in investment banking. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, earning a BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance as well as later an MSc in International Accounting & Finance.  In early 2017, he co-founded Lendwise, which was founded with the aim of helping aspiring individuals in the UK with postgraduate financing on fair and student friendly terms.