Event

Postgraduate Virtual Week

Learn more about studying a postgraduate degree with us.

  • Mon 14 - Fri 18 Feb 22

    09:00

  • Online

  • Event type

    Open Days

  • Event organiser

    Student Recruitment

  • Contact details

    Events Team

Our Postgraduate Virtual Week is live! It will be packed full of talks and sessions to get you thinking about postgraduate study at Essex.

 

Throughout this week you will be able to engage with on-demand subject talks and taster sessions, general talks, virtual tours, and other content. You'll also be able to chat with our students and staff online.

We also have an in-person Postgraduate Open Evening taking place at our Colchester Campus on Thursday 17 February. If you're interested in coming along to this event, you will need to book separately. However, you can engage with both the virtual content we have on this week via our website, and come to the in-person event as well if you would like.

If you would like to attend any of the sessions during this event, please book online by completing our short form.

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Monday 14 February - introduction to Essex

16.30 - Welcome to postgraduate study at Essex

Our Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education will discuss the University's dual focus on excellence in education and excellence in research, and will explain how this approach benefits our students.

17.00 - Postgraduate student panel

In this session, some of our postgraduate students will discuss their experience of studying a postgraduate degree and being a student at the University of Essex.

18.00 - Keynote lecture: Why would you want to research mafia and organised crime and how to do it

Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology (2014), with specialisation in Criminology, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Her research specialism is in organised crime studies and comparative criminal justice. She has published extensively in renowned peer-review journals in criminology on topics related to Italian mafias both in Italy and abroad, as well as policing strategies against organised crime across states. In this talk, Anna delves into her reasons for this area of focus.

Tuesday 15 February - general information

10.00-16.00 - Chat about applying to Essex and funding your studies

Jump onto Live Chat to speak with a member of staff anytime between 10.00-16.00 about how to apply to Essex, if you have a query to raise with your own application to us, or if you want to chat discuss ways in which you can fund your studies.

15.00 - Continuing your studies at Essex (undergraduate to postgraduate)

If you're currently an undergraduate student at Essex and are thinking about doing a postgraduate degree, come along to this talk to learn more about how you can make the transition to being a postgraduate. The talk will cover our Alumni Loyalty Discount, our fast-track application process and more.

15.00 - Continuing your studies at Essex (Masters to research)

If you're currently a postgraduate student at Essex studying a Masters-level course and are thinking about doing a research degree (such as a PhD), come along to this talk to learn more about how you can make the transition to being a research student.

16.00 - How to apply to Essex

This talk will take you through the steps you need to take in order to apply for either a postgraduate taught course (such as a Masters degree) or a research degree (such as a PhD).

16.00 - Funding for UK students

If you're a student from the UK and want to learn more about the sources of funding which are available to you, come along to this talk. We'll help you understand your options, which may include discounts, loans, scholarships, and more.

17.00 - Funding for international students

If you're a student from outside of the UK and want to learn more about the sources of funding which are available to you, come along to this talk. We'll help you understand your options, which may include discounts, loans, scholarships, and more. This talk will be repeated on Wednesday 16 February.

18.00 - Keynote lecture: Why changing employee pay is always so unfair

Dr Danielle Tucker is a Reader in Management at the University of Essex. Her research interests focus on evaluating complex change management initiatives for public sector organisations (including Police, Local Authority, Local Government, NHS Trusts and health and social care providers). Danielle's work draws upon the literature of organisation studies, public management, strategic management and organisational psychology. She favours a multidisciplinary approach to research and has over 10 years experience of both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. In this talk, Danielle asks why altering employee pay is unfair.

Wednesday 16 February - international information

9.00 - Information for students from South East Asia

This session is for students from South East Asia to learn more about finance and funding, including our regional scholarships, student life on campus, including information about our societies, and what life is like away from the campus.

12.00 - CAS, visas and the graduate route

In this session we'll discuss everything you need to know about the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), student visas and how to get one in order to study in the UK. This session will be repeated at 18.00.

14.00 - Information for students from India

This session is for students from India to learn more about finance and funding, including our regional scholarships, student life on campus, including information about our societies, and what life is like away from the campus.

15.00 - Information for students from the Middle East and North Africa

This session is for students from the Middle East and North Africa to learn more about finance and funding, including our regional scholarships, student life on campus, including information about our societies, and what life is like away from the campus.

16.00 - Information for students from Europe

This session is for students from Europe to learn more about finance and funding, including our regional scholarships, student life on campus, including information about our societies, and what life is like away from the campus.

17.00 - Funding for international students

If you're a student from outside of the UK and want to learn more about the sources of funding which are available to you, come along to this talk. We'll help you understand your options, which may include discounts, loans, scholarships, and more. This session will also include a Q&A where you'll be able to ask your questions.

18.00 - CAS, visas and the graduate route

In this session we'll discuss everything you need to know about the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), student visas and how to get one in order to study in the UK. This session is a repeat of the one at 12.00.

19.00 - Information for students from the Americas

This session is for students from North, Central and South America to learn more about finance and funding, including our regional scholarships, student life on campus, including information about our societies, and what life is like away from the campus.

Thursday 17 February - Open Evening

15.00-19.00 - Postgraduate Open Evening

Taking place in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at our Colchester Campus, our Postgraduate Open Evening is an in-person event which gives you the chance to have a look around our campus, speak to students and staff in-person, and get a taste for what life will be like as a postgraduate student at Essex.

Our Postgraduate Open Evening will start at 15.00 and finish at 19.00.

You'll register in the upper foyer of the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall. There will also be a cafe if you would like to get a drink or snack, and there will be staff from our students services on hand to answer any questions you may have about accommodation, funding your studies, and applying to Essex. There will also be a programme of live talks taking place throughout the evening:

  • 15.30 - Welcome to Essex
  • 16.00 - Applying to Essex
  • 16.45 - Funding your studies
  • 17.30 - Studying a health and social care course

More talks may be confirmed closer to the event. To book onto this live event, visit our Postgraduate Open Evening page.

18.00 - Online keynote lecture: Resuscitation Dilemmas in Locked-Down Care Homes

Wayne Martin studied philosophy both in the UK and the USA and taught for twelve years at the University of California, San Diego, before coming to Essex in 2005. He is the Director of The Essex Autonomy Project, a research and public policy initiative which aims to clarify the ideal of self-determination, with particular attention to the vocations of care (healthcare, eldercare, psychiatric care, etc). He currently leads a workstream with the Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justice research project. The research focuses on the clinical concept of patient insight and its significance in legal proceedings which impact upon patient autonomy and human rights. In this talk, Wayne explores the difficult subject of DNR orders from a legal, bio-ethical, and human rights perspective.  

Friday 18 February - research degrees

13.00 - How to apply for a research degree

In this session you will be able to find out about how you can apply for a research degree, which include making contact with a potential supervisor and completing a research proposal.

14.00 - Funding for a research degree

If you want to learn more about the sources of funding which are available to a research student, come along to this talk. We'll help you understand your options, which may include discounts, loans, scholarships, and more.