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POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES

OPEN EVENT Thursday 22 February, 4-7pm FRANCIS CLOSE HALL CAMPUS

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GLO TO THE NEXT LEVEL 205 EXPERTS 51 POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT COURSES 37 POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES 3 CAMPUSES 1 AMAZING UNIVERSITY

Reasons to choose postgraduate study at the University of Gloucestershire… 1 We are a top 10 UK university for postgraduate study (WhatUni, 2017) 2 University of Gloucestershire alumni can save up to 20% off course fees* 3 Access a postgraduate student loan of up to £10,609** 4 Build your career plan with help from our award-winning student support team 5 Learn from academic experts and grow your professional network

*Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate degree in 2017/18 and are moving on to full time postgraduate masters degree or postgraduate diploma in the academic year 2018/19 will receive 20% discount off the course tuition fees. If students have completed their undergraduate course in 2016/17 or earlier they will receive a 10% discount. Please note this excludes PGCE, graduate diplomas and professional courses. **Visit www.glos.ac.uk for further details and eligibility.

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YOUR OPEN EVENT WELCOME TO FRANCIS CLOSE HALL CAMPUS Our open event is designed to inform and inspire you; allow you to investigate our range of courses and the flexible modes of study available to you, as well as discover the benefits of further study. With an excellent reputation for teaching and research, our staff are passionate about their subject areas.

REGISTRATION

On arrival please follow signs to the registration desk where you will be able to register from 4pm. Our team will provide you with information on who to speak to about your course options, finance, student support, Your Future Plan and campus tours.

COURSE OPTIONS

Meet our postgraduate teaching team and current students at our school stands for a one-to-one chat and to find out more about your course. In addition to your one-to-one discussion, a selection of subjects have scheduled talks to give you an introduction to postgraduate study and the opportunity to ask questions about the course structure, delivery and assessment. Alternatively, some courses will be running ‘Discover More’ sessions. These sessions will provide you with an informal opportunity to explore your course, meet other potential students and discuss any questions you may have with your lecturer.

FINANCE

Find out more about the postgraduate loan scheme and available funding options. UK/EU students (under the age of 60) studying a first master’s degree may be eligible for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609*. Drop by the finance stand, located in the Helpzone, to discuss your options with a Student Finance Adviser.

Student Achievement team will help you navigate your way through postgraduate study.

ACCOMMODATION

If you are looking for postgraduate accommodation, there are a range of options to choose from, such as our brand new townhouses at the Pittville Student Village, lodgings, university approved housing and halls of residence.

YOUR FUTURE PLAN

We will help you make the most of every opportunity to ensure you grow your professional network and develop your skills. Your Future Plan offers postgraduate students on-campus sessions and workshops covering key subjects, one-to-one careers advice and guidance, free access to inspiring talks and interactive sessions.

CAMPUS TOURS

You can book a campus tour from the postgraduate registration stand. Take the opportunity to explore our outstanding facilities including the Centre for Fashion, Art and Photography at Hardwick.

STUDENTS’ UNION

Discover more about our 100+ sports clubs and societies. Visit www.glos.ac.uk/societies

HELPZONE

Our student Helpzones are your first port of call for support during your time with us. With a team of trained advisers on every campus, we offer confidential advice and support on both academic and personal challenges. Helpzones are open every weekday and you can use the drop-in service or book an appointment. Our *Visit www.gov.uk/masters-loan for further details and eligibility

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THINK COURSE Whether you wish to continue your studies and grow your skills and knowledge in your current field, or if you are thinking of changing direction, find out more about our wide range of courses on offer today.

MASTERS DEGREES

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

ART AND DESIGN • MA Fine Art • MDes Graphic Design • MA Illustration • MA Landscape Architecture • MA Landscape Architecture (conversion) • MA Photography

EDUCATION • Postgraduate Certificate Early Years with EYTS • PGCE Primary • School Direct Salaried Primary Teacher Training (QTS only) • School Direct PGCE Primary • PGCE Secondary (Art and Design, Maths and PE) • Assessment only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • Postgraduate Certificate Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCO) • Postgraduate Certificate Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD)

EDUCATION • MA Education • MA Educational Leadership • MA Inclusive Education • MA by Research Education LIBERAL AND PERFOMING ARTS • MA Creative and Critical Writing NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES • MSc Applied Ecology • MSc Criminology • MSc Forensic Psychology • MSc Occupational Psychology • MSc Psychology

PGCE Primary Education scored 97% for overall satisfaction (PTES, 2017). Find out why in the scheduled talk.

MSc Applied Ecology scored 100% for overall satisfaction (PTES, 2017). Find out why at the Natural and Social Sciences stand.

Postgraduate Certificate Public Protection scored 100% for overall satisfaction (PTES, 2017). Find out why at the Natural and Social Sciences stand.

NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES • Postgraduate Certificate Public Protection

DOCTORAL DEGREES EDUCATION • EdD Doctor of Education • PhD Education In addition to the education doctoral degrees, research degrees are offered across most subject areas. Should you be interested in finding out more about research programmes please ask a member of the team based on registration. For information about our postgraduate degrees please visit: www.glos.ac.uk/postgraduate

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PLAN YOUR EVENING SUBJECT TALKS

DISCOVER MORE SESSIONS

Our subject talks provide an opportunity to find out more about the course, study style, modules and our teaching team.

These sessions allow you to meet your lecturer and get a real taste for your course via an informal group discussion.

WELCOME • 4.30pm-5.00pm or 5.30pm-6.00pm Welcome to Postgraduate Study (HC204)

EDUCATION • 5.00pm-5.30pm Postgraduate Certificate Early Years with EYTS (TC004)

ART AND DESIGN • 4.30pm-5.00pm or 6.00-6.30pm MA Landscape Architecture (CL220) EDUCATION • 4.30pm-5.15pm Ace Your Interview (TC106) • 4.30pm-5.15pm or 5.45pm-6.30pm PGCE Primary (TC005)

LIBERAL ARTS • 5.30pm-6.00pm MA Creative and Critical Writing (TC106) STUDENT FINANCE • 5.45pm-6.15pm Postgraduate Student Finance (TC002)

• 5.30pm-6.15pm or 6.30pm-7.00pm PGCE Secondary (TC001) • 4.30pm-5.00pm Getting into teaching for males (HC205) HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE • 5.00pm-5.45pm or 6.00pm-6.45pm MA Social Work (QU122) NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES • 5.30pm-6.00pm or 6.30pm-7.00pm MSc Criminology (CL132) • 6.00pm-6.45pm MSc Forensic Psychology (TC004) • 5.00pm-5.30pm or 6.00pm-6.30pm MSc Psychology (HC201)

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND

Our student ambassadors will be happy to direct you to subject talks, show you around and help answer your questions about student life.

DISABLED VISITORS

Disabled parking spaces are available on campus and campus buildings have been adapted for wheelchair users. To book parking or to arrange a meeting with a Disability Adviser, please call, 01242 714541 or email disability@glos.ac.uk

EMERGENCIES

Contact the nearest member of staff or student ambassador.

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GLO TOGETHER Take time during the open event to meet our experts and talk to student ambassadors about their experiences at the University of Gloucestershire. Here is what some of the staff and students have to say about our postgraduate courses. Dr Jane Monckton Smith, Senior Lecturer in Criminology “Criminology is about justice, saving lives and making wrongs right – that’s what I’m passionate about. I love seeing the students develop into passionate researchers. In criminal justice, specialist knowledge is more important than ever, the MSc gives you the chance to actually hone in on and specialise in an issue that you’re really interested in. Students can join our Homicide Research Group which works with charities, victims and families on research that will actually make a difference. Our latest research linking stalking behaviour with homicides, which got lots of media attention, is already starting to inform practice.” Daniel Crawford, MA Illustration student “I went straight into my MA from undergraduate as I felt that I had finally discovered my own personal style and I wanted to develop it. The MA gives you the time, space and equipment to experiment, but also think more professionally about your art. The staff are invaluable as they come from a range of disciplines and styles. There is no uni house style you have to adhere to, you are completely free to develop your own work but with the support of really experienced illustrators and artists. Whatever you want to do, there is a lecturer here for everyone.”

Colin Forster, Senior Lecturer in Primary Sciences (PGCE) “Before coming to the university, I worked in London for several years at primary schools in deprived areas, and also had a role as Deputy Head. I knew I always wanted to work in training teachers. What I love about teaching the PGCE Primary is there is no typical student. There’s a whole range of people on the course, from 21 and 22 year olds who have just completed their degree, to mature students returning to education who already have experience (such as Teaching Assistants), while others may have had a whole career in a completely different field and are looking to change. It’s wonderful to be able to witness the journey they take to become the next generation of aspiring teachers.” 03330 141414 | www.glos.ac.uk


SPACE TO GLO FRANCIS CLOSE HALL AND HARDWICK • 10 minutes’ walk from Cheltenham town centre • 20 minutes’ walk from Cheltenham Spa station From training the next generation of teachers and carers, to campaigning for the future of our society and environment, Francis Close Hall has a lot to be proud of and has been with us since the very beginning, in 1847. A thriving hub of creativity, Hardwick is dedicated to art and photography, with studios, a darkroom and sculpture yard. Just a short walk from Francis Close Hall, there is always something going on here, from guest lectures with professionals from Vogue to public art exhibitions.

PITTVILLE STUDENT VILLAGE, CHELTENHAM Our new £38 million Pittville Student Village, right next door to the racecourse and Pittville Park, opened in 2017 and offers town house accommodation for postgraduate students including PGCE students. Serviced by the university bus, students studying at all of our campuses get to enjoy the village’s own gym, outdoor games area, landscaped grounds, bar, café, shop and faith space.

ACCOMMODATION GUARANTEE If you apply for a postgraduate degree and accept your offer plus complete the online halls of residence application process by 2 July 2018, you will be eligible for the Pittville halls of residence. More information can be found at www.glos.ac.uk/accommodation or call 01242 714544.

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