Postgraduate Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day 2018

Rediscover your passion for learning at our postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 7 February 2018, 12.30-4.30pm.

The event is a great opportunity to:

  • see our campus
  • talk to academics and current students
  • find out about funding opportunities
  • get tips on writing your application 
  • learn more about our award winning careers support
  • understand what it’s like to be part of Newcastle University's research community
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Flexible schedule

The schedule is flexible so you can plan the day to best suit you. Many of the formal talks are repeated and activities run across the afternoon so you can drop in at any time. The event is on the Newcastle University city campus.

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What's happening on the day

View the full Open Day programme, or check out a sample of activities to look forward to.

Students talk to staff about postgraduate applications
Subject and information fair

Drop in anytime to discuss your study options with us.

Academic subject information 
Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building.

Student support services
Accommodation, finance, careers, student wellbeing and how to apply
Level 1, King’s Gate.

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Subject activities
Check the event programme for locations

Learn more about your specialist subject. Activities vary from tours and presentations to informal Q&A sessions with our staff and current students. When you register for the Open Day you'll receive more information about these sessions.

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Postgraduate study and funding talks
12:45pm-1:15pm or 2:00pm-2:30pm
Herschel Building

Talks cover postgraduate study options and an overview of funding opportunities. These talks cover subject areas in:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
A research gives a lecture
Research training and support
12:45pm-1:15pm or 3:00pm-3:30pm
Hadrian Building
Humanities and Social Sciences: Alnwick Room
Science, Agriculture and Engineering: Etal Room
Medical Sciences: Ford Room

What's it like to study as a researcher? What does it mean to be part of a research community? How can our research training and support programme help you take the next step in your career? Find out at our faculty based informal talks.


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Postgraduate Student Café
Bamburgh Room, Hadrian Building

Drop in for a chat and cuppa with our current postgraduate students to find out what it's really like to study here.

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Making an effective application for postgraduate study
1:30pm-2:00pm or 2:45pm-3:15pm
Herschel Building

A presentation on how to effectively market your skills, experience and academic potential to make the most of your application for postgraduate study.

a student talks to one of our careers experts
Careers drop-in
Level 1, King’s Gate

Drop-in anytime. Get advice and guidance from a member of our award winning careers team. Learn more about the opportunities to add value to your CV whilst studying.

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Campus tours
Every 30 mins, 12:30pm-4:00pm
Outside the front of the Hadrian Building

Explore our campus and find out why Newcastle is consistently rated as one of the UK’s best cities.

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Seated campus tour
1.30, 2.00 and 2.30pm
King's Gate, room L1.26

This half hour presentation provides an introduction to Newcastle University and the city. Walking shoes not required!