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Postgraduate Open Day Programme of Events Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Welcome to The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of Britain’s most famous civic universities with a rich heritage of cutting-edge innovation and enterprise stretching back more than 180 years. An overview of the day’s activities Open Day Exhibition Held in University Place (Building 37 on the Campus Map which is on page 9), the exhibition will be open at 10.00am and close at 2.00pm. Here, staff and students from various Student Support Services will be on hand to answer questions about our courses, facilities, career prospects, availability of funding, or even just what it’s like to be a postgraduate student. There will also be information available on many aspects of the University and student life at Manchester. Exhibitors will include: The Careers Service, Postgraduate Admissions Advice, International Student Enquiries, The John Rylands University Library, Fees and Funding, Accommodation Services, Student Support Services, Graduate Prospects and Student Life.

Guided Campus Tours Times

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11.30am 12.30pm 1.30pm

2.30pm

The tours will begin in the Old Quadrangle outside the entrance to the Whitworth Hall (Building 50). The tours last approximately 30 minutes and are hosted by current students of the University.

Sports Facilities The University of Manchester has a wide range of excellent sports facilities and is committed to the development of sport at all levels. During the open day you are able to visit three of our main sports facilities; the Sugden Centre located on Grosvenor Street, the Aquatics Centre on Oxford Road (both on campus) or the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield. Please feel free to drop in and view the facilities anytime between 10am and 4pm. The Careers Service The Careers Service is consistently voted the best in the UK by students and employers. We offer information, advice and guidance to students and graduates about part-time jobs, volunteering, work experience, graduate jobs and further study.

Talks A series of short talks covering various subjects relating to postgraduate study in general and study here at The University of Manchester will take place between 10.30am and 2.00pm, details of which can be found over the page. All these talks will take place in Lecture Theatre A in University Place (Building 37 on the Campus Map on page 9).

Please feel free to drop in and look around the Careers Resource Centre any time between 10am and 4.30pm. Use the ground floor East Entrance of Crawford House (Building 31) on Booth Street East – opposite the Aquatic Centre.

School Events Throughout the day there will be a whole host of School activities where you will be able to gain more detailed information about your area of interest. These include presentations, short talks and informal discussion sessions. Details of these events are outlined over the page.

All the activities outlined in this programme are designed to give you a flavour of the exciting opportunities on offer here at The University of Manchester and we hope that you take the time to participate in as many of them as possible. We hope that you have an enjoyable and informative day. Should you need any further assistance or information throughout the day please make your way to University Place where staff will be happy to help.

General Tours Throughout the day there will be the opportunity to tour the University Campus. You can visit the Careers Service and sports facilities, allowing you to take a closer look at the university environment and some of the first-class facilities on offer to postgraduate students. There is no need to book for any of these tours, but please be at the meeting point in good time for the tour you wish to take.


Timetable of Central Talks All Central Talks will take place in Lecture Theatre A, 3rd Floor, University Place (Building 37).

Time

Talk

10.30am

An Introduction to The University of Manchester Paul Govey, Head of Student Marketing and Admissions, Student Recruitment, Admissions & International Development Division

11.00am

Life as a Postgraduate Student at The University of Manchester Representatives from the University’s Accommodation Office, Careers Service and a postgraduate student offer short presentations about the services and opportunities available for postgraduate students whilst at The University of Manchester.

11.45am

Funding Postgraduate Opportunities Chris Rea from Graduate Prospects looks at the major funding schemes and describes how postgraduate students can make ends meet in the absence of comprehensive funding provision.

12.30pm

Why undertake Postgraduate Study? Elizabeth Wilkinson, Head of Postgraduate Career Development from the Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP), Careers and Employability Division at The University of Manchester considers the reasons for undertaking postgraduate study, and the benefits of a postgraduate qualification for your career.

1.00pm

Skills Training for Research Students Ann Barlow, Head of Skills Training and Development at The University of Manchester highlights the skills training opportunities available to students undertaking a research degree programme and how engaging in such activities can assist in completing a high-quality doctoral thesis and gaining successful employment.

1.30pm

The Manchester Doctoral College The Manchester Doctoral College is a new step forward in graduate research and training offering distinct four-year integrated programmes which combine specialist taught courses and a doctoral research project in a interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Claire Hughes, Manager of the Manchester Doctoral College at The University of Manchester provides an overview of the College activities, including the funding opportunities available, and highlights what are the key differences between doing a standard PhD and a PhD within the College.

* The number in brackets after the name of the venue denotes the building number on the University’s campus map.

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School Events School or Discipline area Archaeology

Time 2.15pm

Event Subject presentation, Tim Insoll

Venue G21, Mansfield Cooper Building (65)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Art Gallery and Museum Studies (incorporating Museology)

2.15pm

Art Gallery and Museum Studies presentation, Sam Alberti

4.10, Mansfield Cooper Building (65)

3.30pm

Arts Management Presentation, Abigail Gilmore

4.10, Mansfield Cooper Building (65)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Art History and Visual Studies

1.00pm

Introduction to the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, Dr Peter Knight

SG1, Samuel Alexander Building (67)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Welcome and Information Desk

Second floor foyer, Mansfield Cooper Building (65)

2.15pm

Subject presentation, Amelia Jones

G22, Mansfield Cooper Building (65)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science*

2.00pm - 4.00pm

One-to-one information sessions with Admissions Tutors

Chemistry

1.30pm

Talk by Dr Robin Pritchard

2.00pm

Poster Session and informal discussion with staff and students

3.00pm

Tour

C Floor, The Mill (14)

GE.005, Chemistry Building (61) Classics and Ancient History

2.15pm

Subject presentation, Stephen Todd

A2.7, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

* Schools activities based at the Sackville Street Campus. Vouchers for the 147 shuttle bus are available from the Registration stand in University Place.

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School Events School or Discipline area Computer Science

Time 2.15pm - 4.30pm

Event Meet with Academic Staff to discuss the postgraduate programmes on offer.

Venue 2.15, Kilburn Building (39)

Afternoon will start with a general presentation about the content of Computer Science programmes (including research) and will be followed by two demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided at an informal 'meet and greet' later in the day. Dentistry

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Programme Directors of the various Masters courses and admissions staff will be available to answer questions.

2.16, Dental School, Coupland 3 (47)

Drama

3.00pm

Subject presentation (Joint with Music), Ann Featherstone and Laura Tunbridge

Cosomo Rodewald Theatre, Martin Harris Centre (42)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

2.00pm

‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ Postgraduate talk (Postgraduate Research in Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences), Dr Ann Webb

G.47, Williamson Building (52)

Refreshments and opportunity to meet current postgraduate students. Tour of the School Education

9.00am - 10.00am

PG Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling and the Helping Professions

C2.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

12.30pm - 3.00pm

Welcome and Information Desk (refreshments provided)

C2.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

1.00pm - 2.00pm

MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education, Dr Andrew Whitworth

C2.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

1.00pm - 1.30pm 1.30pm - 2.00pm

PGCE Primary and Secondary Education , Dr Liz Smith and Mr Laurence Hicks

C2.32, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

2.00pm - 2.30pm 2.30pm - 3.00pm

PGCE Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Alan Cross and Mrs Anne Haworth

C2.32, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Student Associate Scheme, Sophie Smith-Rudge

C2.32, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

1.00pm - 3.00pm

MA in Educational Technology and TESOL

C2.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

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School Events School or Discipline area Electrical and Electronic Engineering*

Time

Event

Venue

2.00pm - 2.45pm

A presentation on Postgraduate Opportunities (Taught and Research) and Admissions Proceedures

Room G.13, Sackville Street Building (1)

2.45pm - 4.00pm

Postgraduate Research Poster Conference where attendees will be able to find out more about the current research activites in the School. Staff will also be able to give information about our Taught MSc courses.

Entrance Hall, Sackville Street Building (1)

English Literature and American Studies (incorporating, Creative Writing, Gender, Sexuality and Culture)

2.15pm

Subject presentation, Anastasia Valassopoulos and John McAuliffe

A101, Samuel Alexander Building (67)

Environmental and Development (incorporating Architecture, Geography, IDPM and Planning)

11.00am - 3.30pm

School Enquiries Desk

12 noon - 1.00pm

Subject Presentations: Postgraduate Research Programmes, Dr Chris Rees

History

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Room 4.209, University Place

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Geography - Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Dr James Evans

Room 4.209, University Place

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Planning and Landscape Taught Programmes, Dr Carys Jones

Room 4.209, University Place

12 noon - 3.00pm

In addition members of staff will be available on the 4th floor of University Place to answer any questions from visitors

4th Floor University Place

1.00pm - 2.00pm

IDPM Presentation, Wily McCourt followed by a talk on Social Development Programmes, Dr Dan Brockington

Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building (36)

2.15pm

History presentation, Maiken Umbach

Arts Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building (67)

2.15pm

Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Tim Jacoby

A2.6 Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures Languages, Linguistics and Cultures (incorporating Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Linguistics and English Language, Middle Eastern Studies and Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies)

Foyer, Arthur Lewis Building (36)

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Meet representatives from each discipline and admissions staff will be available for informal discussion

North Foyer of the Samuel Alexander Building (67)

* Schools activities based at the Sackville Street Campus. Vouchers for the 147 shuttle bus are available from the Registration stand in University Place.

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School Events School or Discipline area Law

Life Sciences

Manchester Business School

Time 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Event

Venue

Postgraduate Taught Masters Programmes representatives available for informal discussion

4.41A, School of Law, Williamson Building (52)

Postgraduate Research Programmes representatives available for informal discussion

3.44, School of Law, Williamson Building (52)

12 noon - 4.00pm

Question and answer session

Smith Foyer, Michael Smith Building (71)

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Presentation

Michael Smith Lecture Theatre, Michael Smith Building (71)

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Specialist Masters Information Desk

The Atrium, MBS East (26)

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Drop - in session: Dedicated desks with Specialist Masters Course information and the opportunity to meet staff and students

The Atrium, MBS East (26)

Specialist Masters Presentations 2.00pm

Accounting and Finance

Room B3, MBS East (62)

2.00pm

People, Management and Organisations

Room B10, MBS East (62)

2.00pm

Innovation Management and Policy

Room B1, MBS East (62)

2.30pm

Business Systems

Room B3, MBS East (62)

2.30pm

Marketing International Business and Strategy

Room B10, MBS East (62)

2.30pm

MPA and MSc Healthcare Management

Room B1, MBS East (62)

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Tour of MBS Facilities

The Atrium, MBS East (26)

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School Events School or Discipline area

Time

Materials*

Event

Venue

Information and Tour of Facilities 2.00pm

Materials Science

B1, Material Science Centre (25)

3.00pm

Textiles and Paper

C57, Sackville Street Building (1)

3.00pm

Corrosion and Protection

E36, The Mill (14)

Mathematics

2.00pm

Presentation, opportunity to meet academic staff and a tour of the building

Frank Adams Room, 1st Floor, Alan Turing Building ( 46)

Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering*

2.00pm

Registration on arrival at Information Desk

Foyer, George Begg Building (17)

Poster Display - providing an opportunity to meet B7, George Begg Building (17) current postgraduate students within the School and discuss their areas of research. Postgraduate students on taught programmes will also be available to talk to visitors 2.30pm and 3.30pm

General Introduction to PGR and PGT programmes, Dr Rob Young, PG Admissions Officer

B8, George Begg Building (17)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Tours of labs and facilities, school will endeavour to match visitors with current students working in the same area of interest.

Foyer, George Begg Building (17)

Programme Directors, Admissions Administrators and current postgraduate students will be available to discuss programmes, applications and funding issues etc throughout the afternoon

Medicine (incorporating Community Based Medicine, Translational Medicine, Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, Cancer and Imaging Science, Manchester Medical School)

12 noon - 4.00pm

School admissions staff available to answer questions and provide application advice

Room 2.219, University Place (37)

Music

3.00pm

Subject presentation (Joint with Drama), Ann Featherstone and Laura Tunbridge

Cosomo Rodewald Theatre, Martin Harris Centre (42)

Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

* Schools activities based at the Sackville Street Campus. Vouchers for the 147 shuttle bus are available from the Registration stand in University Place.

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School Events School or Discipline area

Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work 12 noon - 4.00pm

Event Welcome and Information Desk

Venue The Atrium, Jean McFarlane Building (92)

2.00pm

MA Social Work Presentation

2.30pm

MSc APIMH Presentation

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2.00pm - 4.00pm

School admissions staff available to answer questions and provide application advice

G.123A, Stopford Building (79)

Physics and Astronomy

12 noon - 4.00pm

Welcome and Information Desk

Foyer, Schuster Building (54)

2.00pm onwards

Introduction Presentation, Prof Mike Moore, Director of Postgraduate Studies

Neils Bohr Common Room, Schuster Building (54)

2.329, Jean McFarlane Building (92)

Msc in Photon Science Presentation MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology, Dr Andrew Clarke, Manager of Nuclear Postgraduate Programmes Nanoscience DTC PhD, Dr Irina Grigorieva

Psychological Sciences

Neils Bohr Common Room, Schuster Building (54)

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Representative from each research group will be available to meet potential students

12 noon - 4.00pm

Welcome and Information Stand

Foyer, Coupland 1 (43)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Subject Programme Presentations:

5.206, University Place (37)

MRes Psychology MSc Cognitive Brain Imaging MSc Clinical and Health Psychology MSc Audiology The programme talks will take place one after the other and will include a question and answer session where academics and current postgraduate students will be available to answer any questions. Religions and Theology

2.15pm

Subject presentation, Peter Scott Also see School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Social Sciences (incorporating, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Change and Social Statistics)

A2.16, Ellen Wilkinson Building (77)

12 noon - 4.00pm

Welcome and Information Desk

Foyer, Arthur Lewis Building (36)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

All visitors to report to the Welcome and Information Desk to be shown to the relevant subject area

Foyer, Arthur Lewis Building (36)

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General Information Student Helpers

Meals and Refreshments

In the Case of Emergency

On the day, look out for the Student Helpers wearing green Event Staff t-shirts / fleeces who will be glad to help you.

There is a wide range of food available on campus, but here are a few suggestions:-

Contact the nearest member of University staff. First aid cover is provided by the University’s Security Services, telephone (internal) 69966, (external) 0161 306 9966. In the event of a fire alarm, you are requested to vacate the building you are in immediately, by the nearest exit. Do not use the lifts and remain outside until informed by a member of staff that you may re-enter.

Visitors with Disabilities or Special Requirements The campus is generally accessible for those with mobility difficulties, although there are a few areas where problems may occur. If you have any additional support needs as a result of a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty we will try to provide you with whatever assistance you require. Please talk to a member of staff on the registration desk.

University Place (Building 37): The Café, The Restaurant and The Shop. The Burlington Rooms The basement of the Burlington Rooms in the Schnunk Building (56), home of the Burlington Society, the society for the postgraduate and mature students of The University of Manchester and MMU (Building 56). The Christie Bistro (Building 58). Students’ Union The Lunar Café restaurant The Solem, and the Union Shop sells sandwiches (Building 68). Kro Bar Opposite the Students’ Union (Building 68). Café Muse Part of the Manchester Museum but accessible from Oxford Road. Manchester Precinct Centre Several places to eat here, including the Bridge Café, the Phoenix Pub, a fish and chip shop and a sandwich bar (Building 30).

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The University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL tel +44 (0)161 275 4740 email pg-admissions@manchester.ac.uk www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate Royal Charter Number RC000797 J2598 11.09

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