Presentation Programme - October 2018

General Careers Advice talks - Conference Room 1

Speaker: Dr Phi Etherington, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Location: Conference Room 1

 

> 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 1

 

> 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 1

        

> 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, Content Editor, FindAUniversity

Organisation: FindAMasters.com & FindAPhD.com

Time: 15:15 - 16:00

Location: Conference Room 1

 

 > 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: Frances Child, Head of Department of Teacher Education

Organisation: University of Birmingham

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Location: Room 305

 

> Synopsis: 

Frances 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: 

Frances is Head of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education where she teaches on the PGDipEd (QTS) Modern Languages programmes, supervises MA Teaching Studies students and contributes to mentor development. Frances chairs the Teacher Education Strategy Group, working with head teachers, MAT CEOs and the Birmingham Education Partnership to ensure a strategic response to teacher recruitment, development and retention across the region.
She also works closely with colleagues in the University of Birmingham School (where she held the post of Vice Principal during its establishment phase) to develop the role of the first secondary University Training School.

Speaker: Alex Boughton, Head of Business Development

Organisation: University of London

Time: 15:45 - 16:15

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: 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.