General Careers Advice talks, Chancellor's Hall, first floor

Speaker: Jane Penrose, Director

Organisation: Think Postgrad

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Location: Chancellor's Hall, first floor, Senate House

 

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> Synopsis:

If you’re thinking of a doing a masters course but aren’t sure where to start, this talk is for you:  it will cover key areas including the different options for masters level study;  the essentials of fees, funding and loans; things to look out for to get the most from your time as a postgraduate;  how to navigate the different application systems and the types of academic support available whilst doing your course.

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Jane Penrose is Director at Think Postgrad, the home of PostgraduateStudentships, MastersCompare and MyPostgradApps.

Speaker: Lindsay Stewart, Postgraduate & EU Recruitment Manager

Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London

Time: 13:15 - 14:00

Location: Chancellor's Hall, first floor, Senate House

 

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This talk is aimed at students who are looking for general information about what universities look for during the Masters degree application process, including personal statement advice, timelines and other useful hints. We will also discuss funding options for UK and EU students.

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Lindsay Stewart has been working in UK higher education since 2005. After working briefly for a professional services firm and managing admissions for the education division of Christie's, she managed outreach and recruitment activities for Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Recently as an International Officer for Regent's University London she rounded out a solid understanding of higher education expectations of potential students. She now works as the Postgraduate Recruitment Manager and manages EU recruitment for Goldsmiths, University of London.

Speaker: Lisa Mortini, Recruitment & Admissions Manager, Early Career Programmes

Organisation: London Business School

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Location: Chancellor's Hall, first floor, Senate House

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> Synopsis:

Your CV, the written elevator pitch. Trying to sell your achievements, experience and skill-set on one piece of paper can be challenging, and whether you’re submitting your CV for a postgraduate degree or job application, it’s important to understand how you can best promote yourself as the best candidate. This session will cover tips about how to best present yourself through your CV.

Speaker: Sarah Booth, Senior Recruitment Officer

Organisation: Brunel University London

Time: 15:15 - 16:00

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

        

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How much does postgraduate study cost? How will you pay for it? What support is available for postgraduate students? Come along to our session and discover the vast array of funding options available for postgraduate study, how to make sense of these, and how to apply for them.    

Speaker: Dr Phil Etherington, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 16:15 - 17:00

Location: Chancellor's Hall, first floor, Senate House


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Interested in Masters 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.

 

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Exhibitor talks, Rooms 103 & 104, first floor

Speaker: Rosa Montes, Director Of Corporate Relations 

Organisation: Hult International Business School

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

 

> Synopsis:

They say that the world is your oyster, but how can I really gain access to employment opportunities across the globe? What do I need to get me there and how can I stand out from the crowd?

In this session, Rosa will talk about how you can unlock opportunities and kick start a global career, as well as tips to illuminate your CV.

 

Speaker: Dr. Liz Norton, Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader, MSc Public Health

Organisation: Bournemouth University

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House

 

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Public Health encompasses wide-ranging national and global issues and it is seen as being relevant to all. Come to this session and be inspired to study public health at Bournemouth University; discover how you and your interests fit into the public health agenda by uncovering your own passion for this subject area. Find out how postgraduate study of public health can help you to develop the necessary knowledge and academic skills required in the vital quest for the improvement of health and wellbeing both nationally and internationally. 

 

Speakers: Dr Kleio Akrivou, Academic Director of the MSc in International Management & Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour

Professor Peter Miskell, Professor of International Business & Head of Postgraduate Programmes (Pre-Experience)

Organisation: Henley Business School

Time: 12:45 - 13:15

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

 

> Synopsis:

- How do we differentiate between a responsible and non
  responsible firm?
- Business Responsibility in the context of Globalisation
- Your International experience on Henley’s programme
- The programme and your career – rankings and links to industry


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Kleio Akrivou (PhD) is Associate Professor in Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour at the Henley Business School UK and Visiting Associate Professor in the University of Navarre’s Institute of Enterprise and Humanism in Spain.

Kleio’s degree of Doctor of Philosophy specialized in human moral development (Case Western Reserve University, USA). She also has cross-disciplinary degrees from European universities. Kleio’s current interdisciplinary research spans moral psychology, sociology, and normative virtue with descriptive ethics. Applied articles aim to reorient policy, institutional governance and practice towards an understanding of service for the common good that supports a virtue epistemology in life spheres (education, governance and politics et cetera). 

Her published works include: Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (E. Elgar, 2016), and Differentiation and Integration in Adult Development (Springer).

Kleio’s research outputs include articles in the Journal of Business EthicsEthics in Science and Environmental PoliticsFrontiers of NeuroscienceThe Leadership Quarterly and the Academy of Management Learning and Education, among others.
Kleio is the Academic Director of the MSc in International Management and the Convener of the Group of Social and Organisational Studies. Kleio’s teaching is in International Ethics and Corporate Responsibility.

 

Peter Miskell worked at Unilever prior to joining Henley Business School, where he was involved in a major research project exploring the firm's corporate history since the 1960s. Since joining Reading in 2001, Peter has taught and researched various aspects of international business, with a particular focus on the evolution of multinational firms in the twentieth century. He has combined research and teaching with a range of academic leadership roles.  He is currently Faculty Head of Pre-experience Postgraduate Programmes, and a Co-Director of the Centre for International Business History. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Management and Organizational History journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Dr Elinor Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Microbiology and Plant Science, Department of Life & Sports Sciences

Organisation: University of Greenwich

Time: 12:45 - 13:15

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House


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What skills do you need to save the planet? How can you support the Sustainable Development Goals, both in the UK and overseas? Learn more about sustainable solutions to poverty, food security and economic growth through the research and development work of the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich. Our research-informed teaching is delivered by world-leading scientists and practitioners in international development who inspire learning through discovery, sharing and most importantly, the application of knowledge. Our MSc programmes on Sustainable Environmental Management, Agriculture for Sustainable Development, Applied Plant Science, Food Innovation, and Food Safety and Quality Management, will equip you with the skills to devise new solutions to the most pressing challenges of today as you gain real-world experience, and the possibility to take up placements in industry, research and business.

NRI is based at the University of Greenwich Medway Campus in Kent. We have established links with many partner universities and research organisations in the agricultural, horticultural, food and environment sectors, locally in the south east, nationwide, and across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. We collaborate with academic departments across the Faculty of Engineering and Science. We received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 for excellence in research and development on cassava, an important food security crop in Africa. The University of Greenwich is one of the world’s most international universities.

 

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Dr Elinor Thompson works on research projects in plants and microbes, using molecular biology, biochemistry, bioenergetics, imaging and spectroscopy to explore cell biology and membrane proteins.

She obtained her PhD in plant biology at University College London, researching the function of several proteins found in both photosynthetic bacteria and plants. This was followed by seven years of postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge, working on proteases which are important in the formation of pollen and flowers, and a transporter protein that that helps to control flavonoid pigments and auxin in plants.

Elinor's lab at the University of Greenwich continues to work on these proteins in a range of organisms, including plants, microorganisms and the social amoeba Dictyostelium.  Elinor co-leads the MSc Applied Plant Science degree with Professor Chris Atkinson of NRI.

 

 

 

Speaker: Rob Clay, Acting Head of Marketing

Organisation: Bath Spa University

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House


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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: Dr Sarah Cardey, Director of the Graduate Institute for International Development and Applied Economics

Organisation: University of Reading

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House

 

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People around the world are looking for safety, security and resilience. Two areas that are particularly important are food, health and wellbeing: we need enough food to stay healthy and maintain positive wellbeing. One of the things that undermines food security and health, however, are social inequalities. This talk will look at examples of the relationship between social inequality, food and health, and why this needs to be addressed by development.

 

Speaker: Lipsheon Jhand, Postgraduate Marketing Manager, plus a panel of current Masters and PhD students

Organisation: Queen Mary University of London

Time: 14:15 - 14:45

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

        

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> Synopsis:

Find out about postgraduate study at Queen Mary and hear from current students about their personal experiences.     

 

OrganisationUS-UK Fulbright Commission

Time:  14:15 - 14:45

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House

 

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Interested in studying in the US? The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers prestigious scholarship awards (in any field at any US university) for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as a free advisory service for interested students. Join Fulbright advisors for a session on postgraduate study in the US aimed at students applying for entry in 2017-18 and beyond. This session will give an overview of the US application process, including information on how to choose a degree programme, complete your applications and funding options including the Fulbright Awards.

 

Speaker: Marie Brennan, Head of Taught Postgraduate Awards

Organisation: Norwich University of the Arts

Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Location: Holden (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

 

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Are you interested in studying an MA in the creative arts? This session will give an overview to practice-led research at one of the leading specialist arts Universities in the UK. Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) offers full-time and part-time postgraduate courses in a range of subject areas such as Fine Art, Photography, Curation, Communication Design, Games, Fashion, Moving Image and Sound and Textile Design. 

Speaker: Annie Bartlett, Deputy head of the Graduate School at St George’s, University of London

Organisation: St George’s, University of London

Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House

        

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Find out about the world leading postgraduate courses at St George's, University of London, the only university dedicated to medical health sciences education, training and research in the United Kingdom.

 

Designed to meet specific career ambitions, our taught courses stimulate academic and personal development while promoting critical thinking and a professional approach. We prepare our students to become excellent clinicians. This means first rate clinical and communication skills, excellent knowledge and a grounding in the principles and ethos of the National Health Service. Our values-based recruitment and interdisciplinary training ensures our students have the right skills and the right values to ensure effective team working and excellent patient care and experience.

  

Speaker: Professor Simon Kemp, Head of the International Centre for Environmental Science and Dr Malcolm Hudson, Associate Professor in Environmental Science

Organisation: University of Southampton

Time: 15:45 - 16.15

Location: Room 103 (Holden), first floor, Senate House

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Managing human impacts upon the environment is one of the biggest challenges mankind faces this century.  Senior scientists and economists talk about us facing a perfect storm where population, climate change and constrained resources will see mankind struggling to cope with environmental change and the societal challenges that will come with it.  This provides major challenges but also important opportunities for future generations of scientists and environmental professionals.

Our Masters courses will provide you with the tools for some of these jobs. You can study a range of environmental science, theoretical science and applied elements in our interdisciplinary degrees- each of them tailored to give you the knowledge and skills for career in an environmental field. We offer a broad group of environmental management Masters degrees, including ‘Environmental Monitoring and Assessment’, ‘Environmental Pollution Control’, ‘Biodiversity and Conservation’, ‘Water Resources Management’, ‘Integrated Environmental Studies’; and related engineering courses in ‘Energy and Sustainability’ and ‘Engineering in the Coastal Environment’.

Our degrees are typically taken by students with a first degree in an area related to science, geography or engineering, and the applied elements of our courses get our students ready for the workplace when they graduate.  This can incorporate environmental management, environmental impact assessment, pollution control and applied ecology alongside a range of specialist options and a research project which will usually have some degree of wider application or external partnership. All modules and projects are focused upon solutions to environmental problems and the development of professional skills and experience.  Your lecturers are leaders in their field with an international reputation, all committed to the provision of an excellent learning experience.

We have a great record (going back over 20 years) for turning out Masters graduates who go on to successful careers with major environmental or engineering consultancies (e.g. Arup, Ramboll, Mott McDonald, WYG), in specialist consultancies who work on key areas like ecology, transport or landscape, or working in the business sector helping big companies manage their resources better and reduce their impact on the environment. Some of our recent graduates also work in government & policy, international development, or for agencies and NGOs whose missions are about environmental protection or conservation of wildlife. A number have also used our Masters as a step onto a research career- for example in managing protected areas, carbon management, ecological engineering, sustainable transport, climate change and waste management.

Our talk today will tell you more about what we have to offer, and you can learn about the successes of some of our recent graduates.

 

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Professor Simon Kemp teaches and runs Masters modules on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Environmental Law.  He is a multi national award-winning academic recognised for his innovative student-focused teaching in EMS, sustainability, resource management, and carbon management.  

Dr Malcolm Hudson teaches and runs the Masters Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) module, and is an internationally renowned expert in areas such as ecosystem services, pollution monitoring, coastal management and conservation of biodiversity.

 

Speaker: Kate Everett, MSc Genomic Medicine Course Director

Organisation: St George’s, University of London

Time: 15:45 - 16:15

Location: Torrington Room (Room 104), first floor, Senate House

        

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One of our students said “The course is part of a bigger movement across the country, genomics and personalised medicine is the future…” Brenda Nomamiukor. Discover more about this emerging medical discipline from our Genomic Medicine course director.   

Speaker: Peter J Ogrodnik, Professor of Medical Devices Design

Organisation: Keele University

Time: 16:30 - 17:00

Location: Holden Room (Room 103), first floor, Senate House

        

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Have you ever been at the doctors or hospital and thought "who designed that?". Well it could be you. Did you know that medical devices covers everything from computer software to MRI scanners, as well as the humble wheelchair? Did you know that the job opportunities in this discipline range from design engineers, through to technical sales. But in all case an in-depth knowledge of the medical devices design process is essential. Also, did you know that you do not need a first degree in engineering to join this community?

You could make a big difference to someone's life whilst using your undergraduate degree knowledge by changing tack and looking at moving onto medical devices as a career path.