The postgradireland Further Study Fair takes place on 11 February 2015
This is the official national postgraduate further study event for students, graduates and people returning to full-time and part-time education, in Ireland north and south.
There were hundreds of postgraduate, further education courses and research opportunities with exhibitors from across Ireland, Northern Ireland and overseas.
Stands to suit all budgets
- Entrance prime stand 12m - be the first institution students meet!
- Standard 8m
- Basic 6m2 (3m x 2m)
- University village: 2 departments and main stand
- University village: 4 departments and main stand
- Bespoke stand (choose your own space and design)
We would encourage you to take a stand of 12m or more to enable you to talk with students on your stand rather than on the floor of the hall. Create the 'living room feel' on your stand!
Pre fair magazine
15,000 copies distributed to all campuses in Ireland nationwide in advance of the event Reaches all students nationwide including those unable to attend the event
Advertise in the postgradireland Further Study Fair programme which is distributed at the fair and also to all graduate careers services.
Email to all fair attendees
Before the event, send an announcement to all attendees to let them know you will be attending the fair.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on +353 (0)1 645 1500.
Beware – Expo Guide Warning
gradireland and many other event industry bodies are working together to inform exhibitors, across all industry sectors and in all countries, of the misleading and unethical business practices of Expo-Guide.
Expo-Guide claim to publicise its services to exhibitors at events, primarily in Europe. The company uses a misleading form, which resembles an organiser’s Free Catalogue Listing Service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an online directory. Doing so contracts the purchaser into a three-year, non-retractable agreement. Non-payment is then followed by aggressive debt collecting by Premium Recovery.
Expo-Guide have no connection with Exhibition Organisers or any of their events but they deliberately target exhibitors who are about to exhibit across Europe.
The companies use a form, to view an example of the form click here, which resembles an organiser’s free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an online directory, which contracts the purchaser into the three-year, non-retractable agreement. The exhibitor then receives an invoice for €971 which, when not paid, quickly escalates into intimidatory debt recovery tactics and threats of legal action.
Fairguide.com engages the services of debt collection agencies. The advice when dealing with these companies, if you are contacted by Expo-Guide you should not complete the listings form.
However if any companies have mistakenly completed and returned the forms it has been established that ExpoGuide have never carried out their threat of legal action against non-payers. Expo-Guide also attempt to get companies to settle for one-year payment instead of three to “avoid prosecution”. Companies are advised to seek their own legal advice on whether to withhold payment.
Keep a written record of any communication with this company. If possible record any telephone calls and inform them that you are doing so.
Further details on the activities of this company can be found at the following websites:
The 2015 exhibitor list
University of Aberdeen
Student Recruitment & Admissions Service, Aberdeen AB24 3TU
T +44(0)1224 272 090
Based in Aberdeen, energy capital of Europe, the University was founded in 1495. With a student population of 16,000 and a large international community from 120 countries, the university has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, and is ranked in the top 1% in the world.
Aberystwyth University was the first university in Wales and founded in 1872. We pride ourselves on the quality of our student experience combined with academic excellence and unique study opportunities. We value both teaching and research.The University is broad enough to offer you great choices but is small enough to be an inspiring academic community where you will meet and interact globally with colleagues and students from a wide range of specialisms. You are guaranteed accommodation if you move to Aberystwyth or you can study via distance learning on one of our remote learning courses.
Rosemary Mills, Postgraduate Advisor
T +44 (0)1970 628483
Bangor University is ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK, and situated in one of the country’s most beautiful campus locations. The results of the latest National Student Survey place us in the top ten universities in the UK for student experience, and top in Wales. Bangor offers expertise in over twenty distinct subject areas and currently delivers over 150 postgraduate courses, both taught and research.
College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4BQ, Wales, UK
T +44 (0)1248 382005
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is investing in postgraduates, offering in excess of £24 million per annum in funding awards to outstanding applicants. We have over 375 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.
T +44 (0)121 414 5005
1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T +353 (0)1 708 83 00
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Whether you are looking for full or part-time study, Cardiff Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate and research study.
We pride ourselves on having a strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry and can offer you first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities across our five academic schools.
Full course list: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate
Admissions, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
T +44 (0)29 2041 6010
Cardiff is a successful, thriving and cosmopolitan university with a long history of service and achievement and an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. The University offers high academic standards, modern facilities, a friendly environment and a strong focus on the needs of students.
Student Recruitment, Deri House, 2-4 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3BN
T +44 (0)29 208 70084
City University London
City University London prides itself as the UK University dedicated to Business and the Professions. With a unique central London location it is one of the top 30 UK universities (THE table of tables) and ranks in the top 5% of universities in the world (THE world University rankings).
Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
T +44 (0)207 040 5060
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university – a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. We offer industry-focussed Masters’ and research degrees in aerospace, automotive, defence and security, energy, environment, health, manufacturing and management. Visit our stand to find out why our graduates are industry-ready and in demand.
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL
(Defence and Security courses held at Shrivenham Campus, Swindon)
T +44 (0)1234 758008
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
Have you considered a career as a property professional working in property, land or construction?
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about studying in Germany and offers funding to study and carry out research at German institutions of higher education. Scholarships are available for all disciplines.
Please check the website and specific scholarship schemes for deadlines and requirements.
1 Southampton Place, London WC1A 2DA
T +44 (0)20 7831 9511
Dublin City University
Registry, Dublin City University, Dublin 9
T +353 (0)1 700 5338
University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia is one of the leading research institutions in the UK, ranked in the UK Top 20 institutions for the impact of our research. We are 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.
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ
T +44 (0)1603 591515
Edge Hill University
Located close to the bustling city of Liverpool, Edge Hill University is a unique and vibrant place to study. Offering PGCE’s across all ages and subjects as well as Taught Masters and Research opportunities. We have a strong focus on employability (93.4%) and student satisfaction (top university in the North West of England by National Student Survey 2013) Edge Hill University is also proud to have been shortlisted for the Times Higher University of the Year Award in 2014, 2011, 2010 and 2007.
St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Liverpool L39 4QP
T +44 (0)1695 657000
University of Edinburgh
A centre of academic excellence for over 400 years, and located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a world-class institution for teaching and research, and is ranked 17th in the QS World University Rankings. We offer more than 325 taught postgraduate programmes, and research opportunities in all our academic disciplines.
Student Recruitment & Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS
T +44 (0)131 650 9959
Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines, with a proven history of producing some of the world's most successful practitioners. The GSA offers undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes across architecture, design, fine art and digital.
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ
T +44 (0)141 353 4500
Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, and part of the University of London since 1904, Goldsmiths offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Former Goldsmiths students are shaping the socio-cultural landscape on a global scale, and include fashion designers, composers, published authors, broadcasters, journalists, policy advisers and entrepreneurs.
New Cross, London SE14 6NW
T +44 (0)20 7919 7766
2 Clare Street, Dublin 2
T +353 (0)1 661 0168
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.
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ
T +44 (0)1227 827272
King’s College London
King’s is one of the UK’s most prestigious university institutions, the fourth oldest in England, and ranked 16th in the world (QS World Rankings 14/15). With over 14,000 undergraduates and some 10,000 graduates, the College is committed to high quality education in a stimulating learning environment which seeks to contribute and serve the society through its teaching and research.
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
T +44 (0)20 7836 5454
Liverpool John Moores University
POSTGRADUATE COURSES FOR PEOPLE WITH AMBITION
Choose from our professional masters courses and research opportunities in: architecture, urban design and the built environment; business, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and human resource management; engineering, computing and sustainability; fashion, graphic design, exhibition; studies and fine art; law, legal practice and criminal justice; nursing, social work and public health; sports science; teacher training and educational practice; mass communications, writing and journalism.
Contact us now for more information about courses, how to apply and open days.
T +44 (0)151 231 5090
Manchester Metropolitan University
Recognised as providing an excellent research environment for our postgraduate students, we are based across two 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.
We have 10,000 postgraduate students and are committed to matching our high reputation for teaching with parallel excellence in research.
Recruitment and Admissions, Manchester Campus, Manchester M15 6BH
T +44 (0)161 247 6969
London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University is situated in the centre of London and has a diverse student population, including over 200 Irish and over 5000 EU students.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes including Business, Law, Psychology, Architecture, Art/ Design, Social Sciences, and Education.
For further information please see: www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/
London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2EY
Northumbria University offers a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and research opportunities, designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace. Research opportunities (MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate) are available in all of our departments. 96.9% of our PG taught and research graduates are in employment/further study within 6 months of graduating.
For further information visit: www.northumbria.ac.uk/pg.
Student Recruitment (PGT/EU), Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
T +44 (0)191 227 7743
The Open University in Ireland
Dublin Enquiry and Advice Centre, Holbrook House, Holles Street, Dublin 2
T +353 (0)1 678 5399
Ranked in the top 4% of universities across the globe, Plymouth University is a world-class, innovative institution with emphasis on enterprise, career opportunities and high-quality degrees.
Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA
Queen Margaret University
At QMU we understand the specific needs of postgraduate students. Our School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management and School of Health Sciences offer a range of masters courses with our multi-disciplinary approach that will develop your skills and expertise and enable you to specialise in your chosen field.
Recruitment and International Liaison Office, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU
T +44 (0)131 474 0000
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
T +44 (0) 28 9097 5081
Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University one of the top UK universities for postgraduate employability, with a 97% employment rate (HESA destination of UK leavers’ survey 2012/13). When it comes to helping you progress, we think we’re the better than the rest... It’s time to think you’re better too.
Robert Gordon University, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
T +44 (0)1224 262044
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.
The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT, United Kingdom
T +44 (0)161 295 4545
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.
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
T +44 (0)207 898 4700
Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Since 1969, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has been among the world’s leading institutions for art history studies offering Master’s degrees in various fields of specialization such as Art Business, Contemporary Art, Photography, Contemporary Design and East Asian Art. At the Institute students learn through actual first-hand examination of artworks exploring both the scholarly and business sides of the art world to gain the skills and professional network necessary for a successful career in the field. Our courses are validated by the University of Manchester.
30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE
T +44 (0)207 462 3232
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
St Mary’s University has a long and distinguished history of training teachers and is one of only a small number of Teacher Training Providers to be awarded ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED for both primary and secondary provision.
We have a successful employment record with the vast majority of students gaining employment following completion of the PGCE course.
St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4SX
T +44 (0)8240 4326
University of Strathclyde
At the University of Strathclyde you will join more than 15,000 students from over 100 countries who are attracted by our excellent academic reputation and stimulating study environment. Strathclyde is a leading international technological university renowned not only for its teaching and research but also for its strong links with industry, the professions and the private sector. There is a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research across the University’s four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and the Strathclyde Business School.
Recruitment and International Office, 50 George St, Glasgow G1 1QE
T +44 (0)141 548 4793
University of Surrey
Ranked 6th in the UK by The Guardian League Table 2015, the University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading research universities with a global reputation for academic excellence. 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.
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey
T +44 (0)1483 689902
UCD Graduate Studies
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
T +353 (0)1 716 4043
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin
T +353 (0)1 716 8934
University of Ulster
Helen Bingham T +44 (0)28 9036 8506
Jayne Connor T +44 (0)28 9036 8821
Webster University Leiden
Webster University is an American Accredited institution that includes campuses all over the world in Leiden (the Netherlands), Geneva (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), London (UK), Bangkok (Thailand), Shanghai (China), and Accra (Ghana). Webster Leiden is located in the heart of Europe and is home to 300 students representing more than 45 different nationalities.
Boommarkt 1, 2311 EA, Leiden, The Netherlands
T +31 (0)715 168000
Seminar timetable 2014
12:20 – 1:00pm
Transferring your skills to work in the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Sector
Presented by Kevin Delaney, Innopharma Labs
Are you looking to up-skill and enter a thriving industry? We will discuss the many reasons why people should up-skill to the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Sector and the options that will be available to you. Innopharma Labs Springboard-funded courses aim to up-skill and equip people from diverse backgrounds with the skills necessary to stand out when searching for jobs in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. Find out how our Springboard MSc in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Process Technology could be the perfect course for you.
Want to be a Primary or Secondary School Teacher?
Presented by Orla Bolger, Hibernia College.
You can, with Hibernia College. Hibernia College is now the largest provider of qualified school teachers in Ireland. As Ireland’s only accredited online college, they specialise in providing post-graduate teaching diplomas. This seminar will provide you with information on the Higher Diploma in Arts in Primary Education and the Professional Diploma in Education (post-primary).
1:00 – 2:00pm
Teacher training in the UK
presented by Rachel Farley, Edge Hill University
Thinking about going to the UK to train to become a teacher? This seminar will provide you with key information such as available funding, important dates, useful hints and the application process.
How to write a winning Personal Statement
Presented by Angela Collins, Head of Careers Services, Waterford Institute of Technology.
A personal statement gives you the opportunity to present aspects of yourself and your background that may not be apparent from the other parts of your postgraduate application. This statement is a chance to show you have the commitment and qualifications to work or pursue further study in your chosen field. This presentation will provide hints and tips on how to write a winning personal statement.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Postgraduate study: What's right for me?
Presented by Marie Kielty, Institute of Technology, Tallaght
There are many benefits to doing postgraduate study – but you need to be sure it's the right choice for you. If you are unsure of which further study avenue is right for you, this seminar will show you what options are available to you, to enable you to make the right decision.
No Experience Necessary – Postgraduate Conversion Masters including Law and Business at NUI Maynooth
Presented by Eilis Murray, Prof. Michael Doherty, Law Dept. Ciaran McFadden, Business Dept
An opportunity to learn about Postgraduate Study and Scholarships at NUI Maynooth, including converting into a new area after your degree, such as Law, Business and other Masters and Research options.
3:00 – 4:00pm
Find out more about Conversion Courses
Presented by Dave Kilmartin, DIT.
Worried that you're unprepared for the job you want? A postgraduate conversion course could be a valuable investment in your future. Conversion courses allow you to explore a vocational field and enhance your job prospects. Alternatively, if you've already started working, they can help you make that career change.
From postgraduate study to postgradireland; Sinead’s journey:
Presented by Sinead Foy, postgradireland.com
How will undertaking postgraduate study affect your career path? Hear one student’s account of her reasons for undertaking further study, the outcomes of this decision and the affect it had on her career path as a whole. If you’re looking for a first-hand account of the postgraduate experience, this is the seminar for you.
How to make the most of the event
- Preparation is key
- Think of yourself as a consumer shopping for your ideal course
- 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 courses do they offer? What careers can these qualifications lead to?
- Review the seminars that are being run and see which one will most benefit you
- Research the institutions attending.
What to do when you arrive at the fair
- When you arrive at the fair make sure that you register, if you have not already pre-registered, 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 to. Don't forget to pick up your floor plan from the registration desk and remember to check what room your seminar is in
- Make notes so that you've got all the details you 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 question
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
12.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin
The RDS is located approx 3 kilometres from Dublin City in the heart of Ballsbridge. The Showgrounds are approximately 10 minutes' walk from the Sandymount and Lansdowne Road suburban rail (DART) stations. Bus numbers 4, 4a, 7, 7a, 8 from the city centre stop outside the RDS at the Merrion Road entrance. The venue is surrounded by Merrion Road, Simmonscourt Road and Anglesea Road and is serviced by car parking spaces for over 2,000 cars plus drop off points for taxis and coaches. The venue is less than 15 minutes walk from five of Dublin's top hotels. For further information visit www.rds.ie.
Heuston Train Station (6km to RDS; Taxi/Bus 25 min)
Connolly Train Station (4km to RDS; Taxi/Bus/DART 20 min)
Busarus Bus Station (4km to RDS; Taxi/Bus/DART 20 min)
Accommodation and local information
For more information on accommodation and what else is happening in Dublin around the time of the postgradireland fair, please go to www.visitdublin.com