PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair - An overview

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Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place in December in London. The Fair is your opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK Universities - all the Universities present at the Fair have PhD funding to offer and are looking for the best students.

The Fair runs differently from other Fairs you may have been to. Read more to find out how:

Why attend the Fair?

- Dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
- Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
- Meet high quality Universities with definite PhD funding to offer
- Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student
- Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding

So what happens at the Fair?

- Specialist Subject Sessions
The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions -

The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.

The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.

Participating Universities in each Session have specialist staff available to talk to students attending about funding that is already available, and funding to be announced, and how to apply for a PhD.

- Talks Programme
In each Session, a number of talks from participating Universities will give you an insight into how to make a successful application, and what to expect when studying a PhD, in a variety of subject areas.

- PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room
The PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room is a unique opportunity which always proves very popular. You are able to chat in person to current PhD students who are on hand to talk to you about their experience of looking for and doing a PhD.

Applying to attend the Fair?

As this is a specialist Fair, and we have limited spaces and you will need to have apply to have receive a personal invitation to attend the Fair. Applications open in early September.

Applying to attend, do you meet the criteria?

To apply to attend, you must either have, or expect to achieve:
- a 1st or a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree
- OR a Merit or Distinction in your Masters degree
- OR equivalent to either of the above from an international university

What Students think?
Hear why students really value coming to the Fair .

Fair Supporters
We are delighted to have the continued support at the Fair from the National Union of Students (NUS), The Student Room and Open University Press.

Win PhD Study Skills book
Every year our Book Competition offer applicants for the Fair the chance to win a copy of bestseller "How to Get a PhD"

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