Presentation Programme - October 2018

General Careers Advice talks - Conference Room 2

Speaker: Dr Phil Etherington, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Location: Conference Room 2

 

> 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

 

 

Speaker: Louise Meredith, Student Finance Information Officer

Organisation: University of Portsmouth

Time: 13:15 - 14:00

Location: Conference Room 2

 

> Synopsis:

This talk will cover the loans available from Student Finance England to support both taught and research postgraduate study, including details of eligibility, the amount you could receive and the application process and timeline

 

Speaker: Ms Lindsay Stewart, Postgraduate & EU Recruitment Manager

Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Location: Conference Room 2

        

> 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: 15:15 - 16:00

Location: Conference Room 2

 

 > Synopsis: 

Postgraduate study is changing, with student loans for Masters degrees introduced across the UK and doctoral loans planned for 2018. 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. His previous experience includes research and teaching at various universities. Postgraduate loans would be his Mastermind Subject. That or obscure eighteenth-century travelogues.

Exhibitor talks - Seminar Rooms 304 and 305

Speaker: Dr Russell Manning

Organisation: University of Birmingham

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Location: Room 305

 

> Synopsis: 

Dr Russel will talk about opportunities for postgraduates to take their subject passion into schools and engage on an exciting career path in teaching. Potential teachers will find out more about routes into this profession and finance available as well as looking at the difference schools can make to the lives of their pupils.

Speaker: Alex Boughton, Head of Business Development

Organisation: University of London

Time: 12:45 - 13:15

Location: Room 305

> Synopsis: 

The University of London, offers a wide range of Masters, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates which can be studied flexibility by distance learning in the UK. Join us to find out more about the courses on offer and student experience as a distance learning student.

 

Speaker: Charlotte Watson, Postgraduate Recruitment Advisor

Organisation: Pearson Business School

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Location: Room 304

 

> 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: Dr Katie Gray, Lecturer in Psychology

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Location: Room 305

 

> Synopsis:  

The University of Reading has recently introduced an MSc Psychology Conversion programme, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and has been designed for those who have interest in psychology but do not hold an undergraduate degree in the subject. Find out about the learning, development and placement opportunities on a programme that will be the start of a career in education, health, HR, counselling and many more people focused careers. Come along and meet the Programme Director, Dr Katie Gray, who will tell you all about the fantastic experiences you will get at the University of Reading.

 

> Speaker: 

Dr Katie Gray completed her PhD at the University of Southampton in Psychology, and moved to the University of Reading as a lecturer in 2014. Her research focuses on how we perceive and recognise faces, including social-communicative and identity information. Katie is especially interested in investigating the underlying mechanisms of face processing, and how these processes are disrupted in different clinical populations.

Speaker: Rishi Zaveri, CEO and Co-founder

Organisation: Lendwise.com

Time: 14:15 - 14:45

Location: Room 305

 

> 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. 

 

Speaker: Eamonn McKeown, Divisional Lead (Health Services Research & Management Division), School of Health Sciences

Organisation: City, University of London

Time: 14:15 - 14:45

Location: Room 304

 

> Synopsis:

The talk will comprise an overview of our Master’s degree provision in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London with a specific focus on our MSc Health Management, MSc Health Policy, MSc Public Health, MSc Health Psychology and our MRes Clinical Research.