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TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Wales 2014
Now in its fifth year, this highly regarded fair is an excellent forum for students and graduates to have discussions with representatives from institutions of higher education who are seeking to fill their postgraduate course places for 2014/15, as well as to receive exclusive advice and news on funding postgraduate degrees.
Exhibitors will include universities from across the UK and beyond, as well as financial institutions and agencies dedicated to providing funding for postgraduate study. This will be your opportunity to talk directly to course providers and find out information that you cannot get from their brochures and websites, including advice on funding and the application process.
Cardiff University are proud to host the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Wales in the Great Hall, a multi-purpose venue located on the 1st floor of the Students’ Union building.
By day it houses everything from lectures, freshers’ fayres and exhibitions, to the occasional beer festival and dodgeball tournament. You might even find yourself sitting an exam in there during your time at Cardiff University.
How to get there
The Cardiff University Students' Union is located near the middle of the city, within easy walking distance of Cathays train station and about 25 mins walk from Cardiff Central station.
Cardiff University Students' Union
You can find directions and public transport advice here.
We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for students getting to the fair via public transport. The amount we will reimburse depends on where you normally study (see below).
You can claim for your reimbursement on the day. In order to do so you must provide the following documentation:
- University ID card
- Travel receipts, inc. a VAT receipt.
Failure to provide these documents will result in travel reimbursement being refused. Only the value of your travel shown on the receipts will be paid.
Cardiff University - £0
Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Glamorgan, and University of Wales, Newport - Up to £10
Other universities - Up to £20
After having completed an expense claim on the day, we will post you a cheque covering the cost of your travel after the event.
Students who spend over an hour at the event will be provided with a lunch voucher to redeem against a burger, fries and drink at Burger Bar (on campus at Cardiff University).
These lunch vouchers are subject to availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you want to be sure of getting a free lunch, arrive at the event early.
Vouchers have a fixed value and there is no cash alternative.
Exhibitors at the fair will include:
Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University is a traditional, research-led institution and consistently voted one of the best universities for student satisfaction. We have over 150 PhD, Research, taught Masters and short courses available in all our department which have been highly graded for their research and teaching. Aberystwyth, set in beautiful mid Wales, provides a safe and friendly place to study. In the 2012 i-graduate survey Aberystwyth University was noted as having one of the top five Graduate Schools in the world. Read more...
Established in 1884, Bangor University combines traditional academic excellence with cutting-edge research and equipment. Over half of the Schools assessed to date in the teaching quality assessments have received the top rating of ‘excellent’, while the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) has confirmed Bangor’s status as a research-led university with an international perspective, having identified world-leading research in all of its 19 assessed subject areas. Read more...
Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through innovative teaching we provide a high quality student experience. Based in a world heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, we ensure that our graduates are socially engaged citizens. Read more...
BU is a vibrant, dynamic and innovative institution and over 17,500 students choose to study with us each year. Of these, more than 1,800 are international students from 130 countries, creating a lively and diverse culture. Read more...
BPP Professional Education
For over 35 years, BPP Professional Education has been helping people realise their ambition. Focusing on employability and career-progression, we provide a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and professional programmes. Our track record speaks for itself; we train over 75 of the FTSE 100 companies and over 30,000 accountants. Read more...
Cardiff Law School
Cardiff Law School offers every aspect of training you need to qualify as a solicitor or barrister – whether or not law was your first degree. We have experienced tutors, qualified as solicitors or barristers, and maintain strong links with the legal profession.
Our teaching, pastoral care and careers support are highly rated and our flexible schemes enable you to both study and undertake outside work. Come to Cardiff Law School to study GDL, LPC, BPTC and LLM in Legal Practice – the complete legal education is available at Cardiff. Read more...
Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)
Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide. Read more...
Cardiff is a successful, thriving and cosmopolitan university with a long history of service and achievement and an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. The University offers high academic standards, modern facilities, a friendly environment and a strong focus on the needs of students. Read more...
Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university, with a global reputation for high quality teaching and research and exceptional facilities. We offer master’s and research degrees across our areas of expertise in aerospace, automotive, defence and security, energy, environment, health, manufacturing and management. Our business connections with global partners including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Shell ensure our graduates are industry-ready and in demand across the globe.
We are making a difference in the real world. Read more...
ESCP Europe Business School
ESCP Europe Business School (founded 1819) provides postgraduate and executive education programmes across five European campuses: Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino. As the world’s oldest business school, we are proud to be ranked 11th in Europe by the Financial Times, as well as 2nd worldwide for our flagship Master in Management (FT, 2013). Read more...
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Awards for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the Advisory Service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.
Glyndwr University is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK and has a long history of providing higher education in the region. The Business School offers an internationally recognised MBA degree and a wide range of professionally accredited postgraduate programmes. For more information please contact The Business Team. Read more...
Welcome to Guardian Students - featuring live chats with experts, the latest news and policy changes, blogging students and much more. Come and visit us to find out about Guardian Students and discover how we can help you to find the right postgraduate course though our innovative Course Match. You can also pick up a copy of today’s Guardian.
IE Business School
Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School, with its central Madrid campus, boasts students from over 90 countries in its Master programs taught by a faculty of more than 400 professors. Innovative online and face-to-face formats are used, where students exchange knowledge and experiences with 40,000 graduates in 100 countries. IE shapes leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset who promote innovation and social wellbeing.
INTO University Partnerships
Studying in China with INTO gives you access to top-ranked Chinese universities whilst experiencing a fully supported modern living and learning environment.
The universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught in English, across a range of different subject areas and disciplines. Degrees are validated and awarded by the university as BA, BSc, MA or MSc honours.
The Irish University Group
Open University Wales
The Open University offers a great choice of part-time distance learning postgraduate courses – and with more than 50 higher degree qualifications to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice.
Visit our stand and talk to our advisers about our flexible programmes, pick up or order the latest prospectuses, view course information and get general advice on OU study and financial support.
Oxford Brookes University
Up for the challenge of being a postgraduate at Brookes? Our diverse range of over 130 taught programmes is designed to stretch your thinking and to further develop professional skills for your chosen career pathway. You’ll learn from the best – many of our academics are world leaders, regularly involving students in research and feeding the latest findings back into their teaching. Brookes lecturers and support staff are widely recognised for the commitment they show to their students. Our brand new learning and teaching spaces provide an inspirational environment in which to study , and Oxford’s world-class learning resources are nearby. Read more...
Whether you choose a taught masters programme, research degree or professional doctorate with Plymouth University, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field. Input from researchers, current practitioners, professional bodies, business and industry ensures our programmes are relevant and stimulating.
Visit our stand today to find out more about our postgraduate opportunities. Read more...
Royal Agricultural University
Established in 1845, the Royal Agricultural University offers a unique set of postgraduate programmes in disciplines as varied as business management, agribusiness, equine, land management, real estate, agriculture, food security and international rural development.
Academic excellence, employability and employer engagement are placed at the heart of the programmes, ensuring graduates are equipped with the skills needed for the employment market both in the UK and overseas. Read more...
School of Oriental & African Studies
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. It remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. SOAS has about 100 postgraduate programmes (taught and distance learning) in the social sciences, humanities and languages with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. Read more...
Founded in 1920, Swansea University is one of the UK’s leading universities for collaborative research with industry. We are a world-class, research intensive institution situated in parkland, next to the beach, and in the City of Swansea. In 2013 over £4.5 million was made available in scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate study at Swansea University. Read more...
TARGETcourses hosts the UK’s largest searchable database of UK postgraduate courses and major funding opportunities in the UK. It also has advice and guidance on applying for postgraduate courses in the UK, studying internationally and securing essential funding.
As if that isn’t enough, TARGETcourses is also offering £5,000 worth of bursaries towards course fees for students embarking on a postgraduate course in 2014/15.
TARGETcourses is the ideal site to help you find the right course and, crucially, secure the funding.
University of Bath
The School of Management is a leading UK business school. Currently ranked 1st for Business Studies (National Student Survey 2013) and 1st for Accounting and Finance (Times Good University Guide 2014, Complete University Guide 2014); we are placed 5th in the UK in the latest RAE for our management research. Read more...
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is investing in postgraduates, offering in excess of £20 million per annum in funding awards to outstanding applicants. We have over 350 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of world-leading research opportunities to choose from, to help you widen your skills base, further your knowledge and boost your career prospects. The University of Birmingham offers a wealth of information and advice for graduates thinking about entering postgraduate study. Whether you are searching for a research degree or a taught postgraduate programme, we can help you make an informed choice. Read more...
University of Bristol
The University of Bristol has a superb reputation for its quality of teaching and research; both have been independently assessed as excellent. We research issues that matter to society, across the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Beautiful, cosmopolitan, vibrant and yet relaxed, Bristol is the south west’s leading city and a great place to live. The University occupies many historic and modern buildings in charming surroundings at the heart of the city. Don’t take our word for all this - explore the possibilities for yourself. Read more...
University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, priding ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students. Read more...
University of Reading
The University of Reading is an internationally-renowned institution and one of the UK’s leading research-led universities. Based on a stunning 320 acre campus within easy reach of London and the rest of the UK, our student body includes a vibrant community of over 7,000 postgraduates from all around the world. Choose Reading for your postgraduate studies and you are promised a dynamic and stimulating learning environment, at the forefront of global research. Read more...
University of Salford
Salford is an ambitious forward looking University with opportunities in areas such as health, science, engineering, the built environment, arts, design, media, law and business. Our new campus in MediaCityUK is next to the BBC and alongside creative and digital industries. We are an international community, with students and staff from more than 100 countries. We offer strong student support and a lifestyle enhanced by the great city of Manchester, minutes from our main campus. Read more...
University of Southampton
As one of the UK’s top research intensive universities, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes: Over 140 taught programmes; a range of combined taught and research opportunities; over 200 PhD research areas.
You will work with internationally respected academics and experience worldleading research.
Applications welcome throughout the year and studentships are available. Read more...
University of South Wales
The University of South Wales is the largest university in Wales, offering students excellent opportunities and prospects for the future. We offer an exceptional range of employment-focused courses, from Postgraduate Certificate to PhD, plus many part-time study options. With five campuses across south Wales in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, studying a postgraduate course with us couldn’t be easier. Read more...
University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a leading research university, ranked 8th overall in the UK by the Guardian, with 99% of our research units rated world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised either nationally or internationally. Located on a beautiful campus in Guildford just 30 minutes from London by train, Surrey’s professionally focused degrees combine knowledge, skills and experience to prepare you for your future career. Read more...
University of Winchester
Winchester offers you a postgraduate learning experience which targets your career ambitions, deepens your knowledge and enhances your skills.
Within a supportive study and research community, we offer innovative and forward-thinking teaching and supervision with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines. Research activity is at national and international levels of excellence. Read more...
University of Worcester
The University of Worcester offers a range of PGCE, Masters and MBA programmes in the subject areas of Education, Health, Social Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, Business and Sports. We have our foundations in strong student support, excellent teaching and courses that are relevant and flexible around students’ needs. Our entire Initial Teacher Training programmes are rated as Outstanding by OFSTED. Read more...
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Throughout the day, the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study & Funding Fair Wales is running a series of free seminars on postgraduate study in the UK and abroad, and funding. These will be located in Room J, on the fourth floor of Cardiff University Students’ Union. We hope you find them a useful source of information, here is the list of the seminars.
Funding opportunities for postgraduate study
1.30pm – 2.00pm
Delivered by Daniel Guth, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer at Cardiff University
Teacher Training: Your options, funding availability and the UCAS application process
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Delivered by Sally Bethell, Programme Director PGCE Secondary at Cardiff Metropolitan
A short presentation on joining the teaching profession which will include the various pathways options into teaching, funding availability and the UCAS application process. The talk will also pose questions about what skills and qualities are necessary to be a successful teacher and what experiences would be useful to strengthen an individual’s application. Finally, what’s in it for you?
Building your legal expertise: Making the most of your time at Law School
2.30pm – 3.00pm
Delivered by Angela Devereux, Director of CPLS, Jason Tucker, Solicitor, and Dominic De Saulles, Solicitor – advocate at Cardiff University Law School
A look at how to make the most of the opportunities available to you at Law School to improve your skill set, deepen your understanding of the law and boost your CV.
A guide to choosing and applying for postgraduate study or research
3.00 – 3.30pm
Delivered by Carol Nicholas, Career Consultant at Cardiff University
This presentation will clarify some of the mystery around the many titles given to postgraduate courses and qualifications and look into what is involved in postgraduate study, reasons for choosing a postgraduate course and how to make an application.
One to one funding
Taking place in Room F on the 4th floor of Cardiff University Students’ Union throughout the fair
Delivered by Megan Jenkins, Career Consultant at Cardiff University
In the current economic climate, finding the money to undertake postgraduate study is a key issue for most students. Our one to one funding service is a great opportunity to speak to an expert on funding in a discrete and relaxed environment.
To be able to visit our one to one advice sessions simply book a 10 minute free slot on the day at the registration desk. Be aware, this service is popular and spaces will fill very quickly.
How to prepare for one to one funding
To prepare for one to one funding we recommend writing down any questions you have and taking them with you on the day. For example, you may be unsure on whether you want to study part time or full time and the difference in cost between the two. This is your opportunity to find out what’s best for you.
Register for the fair
The fair runs at the Cardiff University Students’ Union on Thursday 6 February 2014, from 1pm – 4pm.