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Manchester to host postgraduate study fair

The postgraduate fair is open to all University students and graduates but is ideally placed for Manchester students given it is taking place in the city

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A postgraduate study fair will take place in Manchester on the 15th of November at the Manchester Central Convention Centre.

Representatives from over 90 institutions will be at the fair to talk to students about Masters, PhD, and further training opportunities for September 2018.

Now in its 22nd year, the fair is open to any students or graduates from any University, regardless of their year and degree subject.

Tammy Goldfeld, Head of the Careers Service, said: “The Postgraduate Study Fair is an exciting event for students who are thinking about undertaking a Masters, PhD, or another postgraduate qualification. Rather than visiting lots of websites, you can meet with representatives from universities in the UK, Australia, and the USA in one day.

“There is no need to attend the whole event; drop in for as much or as little time as you like. There will be interesting talks as well on funding, loans and choosing the right degree. While postgraduate study is not a pre-requisite for all jobs, it can certainly help students develop knowledge and useful skills.”

George Flesher, a second year American Studies student at the University of Manchester, told The Mancunion: “I’d say that I’m really interested to see what my options are regarding postgraduate study abroad. For me, any information on postgraduate study is really useful because I feel like it isn’t very well advertised.

“It’s assumed that people only even think of postgraduate study in their third year. So, for someone like me who has been considering academia for a while now, it should provide a good insight even at this early stage.”

James Shuttleworth, a third-year Geography student at the University of Manchester, commented that the “information sessions about funding further studies should be really useful in getting the best financial plan for the future.”

Spanning from 11am to 3:30pm, entry at the fair is free and there will be a free bus running from the University of Manchester campus, Dover Street.

Some of the advisory bodies that will be at the fair include FindAMasters.com, FindAPhD.com, PostGraduateStudentships, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, Study Options, and The Australian Trade Commission.

Students can speak to representatives about questions they may have such on topics such as funding, entry requirements and applications, and study abroad opportunities.