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Manchester Doctoral College

Postgraduate Research Information Session

Monday 5 December 2011, 12pm - 4pm

The University will be holding a Postgraduate Research Information Session on Monday 5 December 2011 which is specifically aimed at those wishing to undertake a research programme of study, such as a PhD.  The afternoon will provide you with the opportunity to meet representatives from across the University to discuss postgraduate research study opportunities, hear from existing students about their experiences of postgraduate research study, discover what funding opportunities are available and what the benefits are in undertaking a research degree at Manchester.

Programme of events

12:00pm - 12:30pm Registration / Exhibition Open

Manchester Interdisicplinary BioCentre Atrium

12:30pm - 13:00pm

Welcome and Overview of PGR study at Th e University of Manchester

Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph, Associate Vice President for Research (Graduate Education)

Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre Lecture Theatre

13:00pm - 13:30pm

Life as a Research Student

Three short presentations from existing postgraduate research students

Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre Lecture Theatre
13:30pm - 14:00m Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Claire Hughes, Manchester Doctoral College Manager

James Power, Postgraduate Recruitment Officer

Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre Lecture Theatre
14:00pm - 14:30pm

Why undertake Postgraduate Research study?

Elizabeth Wilkinson, Head of Postgraduate Career Development

Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre Lecture Theatre

14:30pm - 16:00pm

Series of activities where you can;

- Find out about postgraduate research study within a Centre for Doctoral Training and how this differs from a standard PhD programme

- Meet with representatives from particular research areas 

- Obtain an insight into the University's campus and facilities

Specific details to be confirmed and distributed on the day


The exhibition area will be located in the Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre Atrium and will be open from 12:00pm. Below are a selection of those who'll be present at the exhibition and available to take questions;

 - Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

 - Faculty of Humanities

 - Faculty of Life Sciences

 - Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

 - Manchester Doctoral College

 - Careers Service / Skills Training

 - Centres for Doctoral Training (including Nanoscience, Sustainable Consumption, Metallics, Nuclear Engineering, Computer Science, Nuclear FiRST)


The Postgraduate Research Information Session will be held in the Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre which is located off Brook Street (number 16 on the campus map)


Registration has now closed but you are welcome to join us on the day.

For further information please email mdc@manchester.ac.uk.