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TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Yorkshire 2014
The TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Yorkshire 2014 will take place from 1pm – 4pm Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the Octagon Centre, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TQ.
Sheffield University are proud to host the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Yorkshire in the Octagon Centre.
Situated at the heart of the University Campus, the Octagon Centre is a large multi-purpose venue with flexible space suitable for larger conferences and events. Easy to reach, The Octagon Centre is just a ten minute walk from the city centre and boasts great transport links, including a skyway to University House. Built in 1983 the Octagon has an international reputation and is used for a variety of purposes, including examinations, lectures, graduation ceremonies, conferences, music concerts and club nights.
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.
Sheffield University – £0
Sheffield Hallam University – £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 attend the event will be provided with a free lunch voucher to spend at selected food outlets on campus.
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.
The vouchers will 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...
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...
College of Estate Management
Have you considered a career as a property professional working in property, land or construction?
The College of Estate Management can help you achieve this with our specifically designed online distance learning degrees. Study whilst working.
Our range of RICS Accredited Masters programmes help you specialise in your chosen area, and equips you with the professional skills and academic knowledge required to carve out a successful career in a global business. 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...
Edge Hill University
By choosing to undertake your postgraduate studies with us, you can be assured that we are committed to your academic career, professional profile and personal circumstances.
Offering PGCEs across Primary, Early Years, Secondary and Post Compulsory as well as a wide variety of Taught Masters and Research. Read more...
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University is one of the premier centres for postgraduate degree courses in Scotland. We are one of the largest Scottish higher education institutions with nearly 17,000 students including 4,000 international students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduate courses have been designed in consultation with leading business and industry figures. We are the only UK Higher Education Institution to offer a programme, ‘Confident Futures’, aimed at developing skills sought by employers. 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.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about studying and researching at German institutions of higher education, as well as funding. Scholarships are available for all disciplines.
Please check our website and the specific scholarship schemes for deadlines and requirements.
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.
We are approaching our 50th anniversary with a world-class reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Ranked in the top 1% globally, we continue to sustain our reputation for teaching and research both nationally and internationally. In addition to quality teaching, we provide an outstanding and welcoming student experience on a 360 acre campus in a beautiful setting. Read more...
Leeds Metropolitan University
Your future is our business. Whether you’re looking to increase your earning prospects, gain a promotion or land your first role in industry, we can help you reach your potential.
Whatever your reasons for considering postgraduate study, we can give you access to fantastic facilities, industry experts and key employers. It’s an opportunity to take control of your future. Read more...
Liverpool Hope University
Founded in the early part of the 19th Century, Liverpool Hope University is a thriving academic community that offers a unique academic environment in which to be a student. The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. This is facilitated by academics and scholars who are of the highest calibre. Read more...
Liverpool John Moores University
Whether you want to further your career, change direction, gain invaluable industry insights or establish new contacts, completing a postgraduate course at Liverpool John Moores University will help you achieve your ambitions and much more.
Choose from our extensive range of taught masters and professional development programmes spanning:
- arts, humanities and social sciences
- business and law
- health and education
- science, technology and environment
Loughborough University is widely recognised as a leader among UK universities. Our high-quality teaching, innovative research, excellent links with industry, first-class leisure and sporting facilities, and exceptional student experience place us at the forefront of higher education. Read more...
Recognised as providing an excellent research environment for our postgraduate students, we are based across three sites offering over 200 postgraduate course options, extensive facilities, vibrant postgraduate communities and excellent professional and career development prospects.
We have 10,000 postgraduate students and are committed to matching our high reputation for teaching with parallel excellence in research. Read more...
Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Northumbria University is one of the UK’s ten largest providers of taught postgraduate education, and we are committed to giving you the best postgraduate learning environment possible. Read more...
Nottingham Trent University
As a prospective postgraduate student, you will be looking for a university that will encourage you to achieve high standards. Nottingham Trent University delivers education and research that will enable you to advance your career in an environment that fosters ambition, progress, innovation and leadership. Talk to us today. Read more...
The Open University
The OU combines more personal support than other distance learning providers with more flexibility than campus-based learning. We blend the best of technology and tutoring to let you decide how you want to study. Our qualifications, modules and tutors are internationally recognised and respected for their quality. We'll do everything we can to help you achieve your career or personal goals.
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...
Ravensbourne is a specialist design, media and digital technology higher education institution based in London. Ravensbourne champions the creative exploitation of digital technology through innovation and collaboration. It is driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, producing highly employable and enterprising graduates. It has a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation.
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...
Royal Holloway is widely recognised on the world stage as one of the UK’s leading teaching and research universities, offering PG taught and research programmes across all our 3 faculties; Management and Economics, Arts and Social Sciences, and Science. Our friendly campus in Egham, just 19 miles west of central London offers a unique environment for university study, and the University of London degree gained by our talented graduates is valued the world over. 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...
Sheffield Hallam University
Postgraduate study can be the first step towards a new future.
If you’re already working, it can give you the skills you need to excel in your career, or move into a new one and make a fresh start. If you’re at the start of your career journey, you can get a qualification that makes you stand out to employers. And it’ll help you get a job that really interests you. Read more...
Established in 1992, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking learning institutions. We have a long and proud history of providing high quality, progressive and inclusive higher education for people from across the region, the UK and internationally. Through close links with industry, lecturers with real workplace expertise and ongoing investment in first-class facilities, we strive to create Staffordshire Graduates - individuals who are highly employable and have the qualifications, skills and attributes to make a real impact in the world. Read more...
Study Options is a free advice and application service for UK-based students wanting to study at Australian or New Zealand universities. We are the official representative of these universities in the UK, and are here to ensure the application process is straightforward and stress-free. We can help with all graduate and postgraduate applications, for coursework or research programmes, and also provide assistance with practicalities including securing a student visa.
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.
Teesside University – The Next Level.
Studying a postgraduate course takes you to the next level – a challenge that changes the way you think and work.
We offer quality courses and research opportunities in a range of dynamic, energetic and innovative learning environments that take you to the next level. Read more...
Founded in 1902, Università Bocconi was the first university in Italy to offer degrees in business and economics, and today, after over a century of development and expansion, Bocconi is widely recognized as one of the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the fields of management, economics and law. Bocconi is constantly striving to combine a strong theoretical background with real-world applications, and to attract the best and most talented students who may go on to become future business leaders. A Master of Science from Bocconi opens up a lot of doors, both at an international level and in Italy.
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 Central Lancashire
With over 200 postgraduate courses with a strong vocational and employment focus that can help you get on, or move on, and in the UK’s top five universities for start-up businesses, the University of Central Lancashire can help you achieve your ambitions. So talk to us about getting the extra qualifications you need to get the job you really want. Read more...
University of Dundee
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 Essex
Essex is an internationally-oriented, research-intensive university with a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching, to the personal development of all our students, and to offering an outstanding campus-based student experience.
As a postgraduate at Essex, you’ll receive a high quality education being taught, supported and supervised by our academics who are world leaders in their fields. Read more...
University of Kent
Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it has 20,000 students studying at campuses in the south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris, Athens, and Rome. Kent’s research is ranked as world leading, and the University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with worldwide external networks and partnerships. Read more...
University of Leeds
Internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in a wide range of disciplines, we are known for the quality of our postgraduate teaching and research. With over 7,000 postgraduate students, our size and international reputation enable us to offer one of the widest ranges of academic courses in the UK. Covering all major disciplines, we also promote multi-disciplinary study with many programmes taught across traditional subject boundaries. Read more...
University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a leading UK university with a proud past and an exciting future. Almost half of our students are studying at postgraduate level, meaning you will be part of a large and vibrant postgraduate community. With six Times Higher Education awards and a worldwide reputation for research, The University of Leicester empowers its students for academic and professional achievement. We are proud of being a provider of extensive postgraduate study, ranked within the top 20 of all UK Universities. Read more...
University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of 24 UK researchled universities and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. Postgraduate students studying at the University will receive an excellent education in a globally oriented, research-led environment where more than half of the research staff are ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. Students enjoy state of the art facilities, flexible learning and robust graduate support systems that are among the best in the UK.
Find out more by visiting our website. Read more...
University of Manchester
One of Britain’s most influential universities, we provide postgraduate opportunities in more subjects than any other UK university. Pioneering, multidisciplinary teaching and research is being undertaken across our four faculties of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical, Human and Life Sciences and Humanities. Our postgraduate programmes are packed with the latest research, give you the chance to use world-class facilities and polish skills that postgraduate employers want in all fields. Read more...
University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is respected internationally for its award-winning research and teaching excellence. The University has over 300 postgraduate taught courses and a broad range of research programmes in the traditional areas of science, social sciences, arts and humanities, engineering and medicine as well as more contemporary subjects such as entrepreneurship. 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 Sheffield
A University of Sheffield postgraduate degree is a real investment in your future. Our reputation for teaching and research is world class. Whether you want to develop your career, or deepen your knowledge, Sheffield is a great choice. We were named the University of Year 2011 at the THE Awards due to our research, innovation and community engagement. The Quality Assurance Agency places us in the highest category for academic quality and our research is internationally recognised. 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 Stirling
The University offers a wide range of part time and full time Taught and Research programmes within the broad areas of health and well-being, culture and society, environment, enterprise and the economy and sport.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 86 percent of the University’s research was internationally recognised, with the top 10 percent judged to be world leading. Also, the University is within the top 12 of UK universities for graduate employment, (The Telegraph, 2013). 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 York
York is consistently ranked among the top universities in the UK for the quality of its teaching and research and was ranked 8th overall for the quality of its research according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The university occupies an attractive campus on the edge of the historic city of York and several departments have expanded into new, state-of-the-art facilities at our new Heslington East campus. We have a wide range of funding opportunities as well as department schemes. Read more...
Make the most of the fair
- Visit targetcourses.co.uk to help you find the right postgraduate courses or institution for you and compare this to the list of exhibitors at the fair. You'll also find lots of postgraduate advice, including an introduction to postgraduate study and sources of funding.
- Think of all of those questions that might not be answered by reading brochures or by searching a website.
- Carefully select the exhibitors and then find out what they can offer you. What kind of careers do their students go on to?
- When you arrive at the fair make sure that you register, check in and pick up your FREE copy of the fair guide.
- Take time to look through the guide and decide which exhibitors you would like to talk with. The table at the front of the guide provides an overview of the types of courses or opportunities offered.
- Make notes so that you've got all the details you could possibly need to follow up contacts when you get home.
- Treat the fair as a fact-finding mission, and don't forget that this is your opportunity to ask questions.
Throughout the day, the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study & Funding Fair Scotland is running a series of free seminars on postgraduate study in the UK and abroad, and funding.
Interested in studying in the US?
1.30pm – 2.00pm
Delivered by David Henriquez, Advising Intern at the Fulbright Commission
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 an advisory service for interested students. Join Fulbright advisors for a session on 'Postgraduate Study in the USA'. This session will give an overview of the US application process, including information on the benefits of US study, an overview of the degrees on offer and application process and funding options including the Fulbright awards.
Routes into Postgraduate Teacher Training
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Delivered by Rachael Farley, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer
The short twenty minute presentation will touch upon many aspects of Postgraduate Teacher Training:
- Routes into Postgraduate Teacher Training
- Entry Criteria
- Fees, Finance and Bursaries
- Application and Personal Statements
- Life as a Teacher
Building your legal expertise: Making the most of your time at Law School
2.30pm – 3.00pm
Delivered by Angela Devereux, Director of Cardiff Centre for Professional Legal Studies
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 c.v.
Sources of funding
Funding Seminar by Richard Brailey, Financial Support at the University of Sheffield.
Register for the fair
The TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Yorkshire 2014 will take place from 1pm – 4pm Wednesday 5 March 2014 at the Octagon Centre, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TQ.