Careers Centre PG Study Series

Recordings from series of events, Nov/Dec 2014

Missed out on coming along? Scroll down for the recordings from the CC PG 2014 series.

Considering postgraduate study? Hear from a variety of speakers, alumni and recruiters from institutions across the globe and from many disciplines.
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USA Postgraduate Study (IR) // Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Cristin Siebert, Director of Student Affairs Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will present on The Jackson Institute’s M.A. in Global Affairs (International Relations prior to Fall 2013)


The M.A. program is small by design, with 25-30 students in each entering class. Coming with diverse backgrounds and career interests, Jackson's graduate students form an intimate and loyal community. Our size and approach create a dynamic atmosphere as students become a resource to each other and a window to the diversity and complexity of the global affairs field. Our students leave the Jackson Institute with lifelong connections to colleagues working around the world in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in diverse fields that include policy analysis, security analysis, trade and economic development, foreign affairs, human rights, international finance, and environmental policy.


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Alumni InSight - USA Postgraduate Study (Bioscience) Max Kaplan // PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Join Max Kaplan (Marine Biology, BSc Hons, Class of 2012), for a brief presentation and discussion about his path, and activities leading him to becoming a PhD Candidate at MIT.

This session will involve a q&a period where you can ask Max about his experiences. He will be joining us LIVE on AdobeConnect from Cambridge, MA.


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USA Postgraduate Study (IR) // Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Grace Han, Executive Director of Admissions, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York will join us to discuss their Graduate options.


The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious graduate international affairs schools in the world. Located on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, the school has 16,427 alumni in more than 150 countries. SIPA's alumni include former heads of state, business leaders, journalists, diplomats, and elected representatives; half of SIPA’s nearly 1,200 students are international, coming from over 100 countries. SIPA has more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct professors, including the world's leading scholars on international relations.


The school offers a traditional two-year Masters (Master of Public Administration or Master of International Affairs), an Executive MPA, an Environmental Science and Policy program, an Economic Policy Management program, a Development Practice degree, and a Ph.D. program in Sustainable Development.


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USA Postgraduate Study // Duke Graduate School

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study in the United States. J. Alan Kendrick PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development at Duke University will present on the masters programmes available from Duke


"The Duke University Graduate School offers master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 70 departments and programs of study, as well as certificate programs and dual and joint degrees and graduate programs at Duke Kunshan University. Our graduate students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty across Duke’s nine other schools and to conduct research in connection with numerous campus research institutes and centers."


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UK Postgraduate Study // Postgraduate Options at University of St Andrews

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Thomas Marr from the University of St Andrews Admissions Office will talk us through options in continuing on with your studies in St Andrews.


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USA Postgraduate Study Dr Donald C Martin // Graduate School Roadmap

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join Graduate School Entrance expert, Dr Donald C. Martin, as he shares the secrets success in applying for Graduate School in the USA.



For just over 28 years he worked in the world of higher education administration (Columbia University; University of Chicago; Northwestern University). "During that time it was my privilege to meet, recruit, evaluate applications for, counsel, coach, and assist literally thousands of students in all stages of the graduate school process.


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US Postgraduate Study (Public Affairs, Diplomacy, IR) // Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, Nov. 21st, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Hear from Matt Clemons, Director of Admissions for the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.



"Over the last 75 years, the Kennedy School has become the global leader in educating and empowering individuals committed to advancing the public interest. Our teachers are renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners who are actively engaged in the affairs of the world. Our students are legislators, nonprofit executives, social entrepreneurs, advocates and aspiring leaders – from every age group and every corner of the globe.



Across sectors and disciplines, our students gain critical skills for solving complex problems. They learn to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets and institutions. They experience the nexus of academic rigor and real-world relevance. And they leave prepared to create positive social change.



Through our distinguished faculty, innovative research centers, diverse student body and global network of accomplished alumni, we are redefining what it means to advance the public interest while honoring John F. Kennedy’s call to public service."


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UK Postgraduate Study - Dr Maggie Sergeant, Director and Senior Fellow // MSc Interpreting & Translating, Heriot Watt University

Monday, Nov. 24th, 11:30am

This is an online event.

Dr Maggie Sergeant, Director, Postgraduate Programmes in Interpreting and Translating, and Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Management & Languages at Heriot Watt University will discuss their MSc in Interpreting & Translating


Interpreting and Translating programme is designed to offer the specialist training required to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts. Students follow core subjects covering:



Conference Interpreting; Translation Practice; Theoretical Foundations of Translating, Interpreting & International Politics; Translation & Interpreting Studies



In addition students choose an optional subject in each semester. This includes the option to study a new language from scratch or to choose from specialised interpreting and translating options.


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USA Postgraduate Study // Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington

Monday, Nov. 24th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Kim Wollner, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University will join us to discuss their Graduate options


The George Washington University has educated generations of international leaders and advanced the understanding of important global issues since 1821. The Elliott School of International Affairs, named in honor of former GW President Lloyd H. Elliott and his wife Evelyn, is dedicated to this mission.



We train our students in the theory and practice of international affairs, offering them in-depth analysis of international economic, political, scientific and cultural issues. The School's curriculum is interdisciplinary; most Elliott School full-time faculty are jointly appointed in GW departments. Our widely respected faculty prepares Elliott School students for global careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.



Elliott School graduates are consistently sought after for challenging global careers. What's more, our Washington, DC location allows us to form strong relationships with public, private, and non-profit organizations that regularly employ Elliott School students and alumni.


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USA Postgraduate Study // Tufts Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Monday, Nov. 24th, 3pm

Information Room, Careers Centre

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Dan Birdsall, Associate Director from the Office of Admissions at the Fletcher School, Tufts, will discuss the graduate programmes available.



"The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University is the oldest school in the United States dedicated solely to graduate studies in international affairs. They are distinctive among leading professional schools of international affairs for our collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to identifying and illuminating those connections. Students representing more than 70 countries join with an experienced faculty to inform classroom discussions with diverse viewpoints. Immersed in this dynamic environment, broadly knowledgeable and inquisitive leaders develop a thorough and nuanced grounding in the latest political, economic, business and legal thinking and translate it into practical successful actions that shape international issues and events. The flexibility of our curriculum allows students to tailor their education to their particular interests and to explore those interests from new perspectives. Both professors and alumni are active players on the global stage who are ready and willing to share their experiences and contacts in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Connections made at Fletcher impact the academic, personal and professional lives of our alumni over the course of a lifetime.



If you seek engagement in international affairs and aspire to make meaningful and important contributions to the world, we invite you to join the Fletcher community and explore the world of possibilities here."


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USA Postgraduate Study (Public/NGO Policy and Management) // NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Monday, Nov. 24th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Join us as part of the Careers Centre PG Series to hear from Sandra Oliviera, Admissions Officer for The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


NYU Wagner is a public policy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum in public and nonprofit policy and management. It is one of 14 schools and divisions at New York University. NYU Wagner has been educating and preparing the world's future public service leaders since 1938. Their students translate personal commitment into nonprofit, public, and private sector careers that have an impact on the world's most pressing issues. Their faculty conduct research that changes the way people frame, understand, analyze, and act on issues of public importance.


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UK Postgraduate Study (Arts) // V&A/RCA History of Design

Tuesday, Nov. 25th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Join Dr Angela McShane, acting Head of Postgraduate Studies of the V&A/RCA History of Design and Material Culture Research Department, to hear more about their PG programmes.


The V&A/RCA Programme is internationally recognised as the leading centre for postgraduate study in the history of design and material culture. Combining ambitious, rigorous and cutting edge scholarly approaches with first hand understanding of objects. The History of Design programme is ideally suited to prepare students for the increasingly diverse and flexible professional portfolio that is demanded today.


The MA is a two year full-time programme. It is taught by a dedicated team of academics based in the Research Department of the V&A and the Humanities School of the RCA. The Programme has an established reputation for pioneering new forms of design historical enquiry in global contexts, from the fifteenth century to the present day. The system of seminar-based classes, personal tutorials and supervisions provides a unique environment for the study of the aesthetic, social, cultural, technological, economic and political contexts of design.



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UK Postgraduate Study (Teacher Training) // PGDE Depute Programme Director, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday, Nov. 26th, 10:30am

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. George Drew PGDE Depute Programme Director, University of Aberdeen, will join us to discuss their Teacher Training programme in depth.


The University of Aberdeen offers an innovative PGDE programme that brings together not only primary and secondary specialists, but MA4 primary students - in order to learn together, to share common experiences, and to debate current educational issues.

The development of the programme aims to produce inclusive practitioners who will be able to face the challenges of the 21st century classroom, by adopting pedagogies that support all learners and foster collaborative working.


The PGDE programme is offered on a full-time basis over 36 weeks with 18 weeks spent on placement in schools in our partner Local Authorities, and the other 18 weeks spent on campus. It is also offered on a part-time basis, over two years, in conjunction with specific local authorities.


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DAAD - Postgraduate Study in Germany

Thursday, Nov. 27th, 11am

This is an online event.

If you are interested in pursuing further study in Germany, DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) will be talking to us via weblink about the support they offer in the UK. Please come along if you wish to know about the courses on offer, what’s expected of your application, the Scholarship schemes, and what the working environment will be like.


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Postgrad Study in Australia & New Zealand - Study Options Presentation

Thursday, Nov. 27th, 12pm

Information Room, Careers Centre

Come along to the Study Options presentation to find out more about postgraduate study and research opportunities in Australia and New Zealand! Study Options is the official representative of Australian and New Zealand universities in the UK and provides free guidance and advice to students. The presentation will cover the benefits of studying in these countries, the courses that are offered, the application process for coursework and research programmes, scholarship opportunities as well as post study work options. We will look forward to seeing you there.


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Leiden University - Postgraduate Study in the Netherlands

Friday, Nov. 28th, 9am

This is an online event.

Learn more about studying at Leiden University in the Netherlands


Jesca Zweijtzer, Faculty of Humanities

Carolyn Barr, Marketing and Communications


Studying in the Netherlands is an excellent option to continue your higher education career. It is also a great option for studying abroad during your current bachelor’s or master’s programme. Leiden University is the top-ranked university in the Netherlands, and the oldest university in the country.


Steeped in tradition but on the cutting edge of research across 7 faculties, Leiden might just be the place for you. Over 200 specialisations at the master’s level are available in English. In this online presentation you will learn more about the university, why Leiden is a great place for students, admissions requirements and application information about master’s programmes, competitive tuition fees, and how to connect with the university.


You will also have the chance to have your questions answered by university representatives.


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UK Postgraduate Study (Arts) // Admissions Officers, Sothebys Institute of Art - Contemporary Design & Art Business

Friday, Nov. 28th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a series of presentations and Q&A's around Postgraduate Study. Sarah Coppard & Carrie Southgate, Admissions Officers for the Sothebys Institute of Art will join us to talk through PG options, including their Contemporary Design & Art Business masters


Found in the heart of Bloomsbury, and only minutes away from the British Museum, the National Gallery and Sotheby’s Auction House, the London campus is at the centre of one of the world’s most important art capitals. The Institute is situated in Bedford Square, built between 1775 and 1783, and is one of the best preserved Georgian squares in London with a private central garden.



Sotheby's auction house provides students with privileged access to pre-sale viewings, talks by experts, and handling sessions. In addition, students visit the many commercial galleries, artists' studios and museums available in London. Such knowledge prepares students for a variety of careers in the art world.


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Alumni InSight - USA Postgraduate Study (Business School) Jai Popat // MBA Candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Friday, Nov. 28th, 5pm

Information Room, Careers Centre

Join Jai Popat(Economics & Management, BSc Hons, Class of 2010), MBA Candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business, for a brief presentation and discussion about his role, career path, and activities. Learn about the road toward an MBA, and how Jai got to where he is now via Management Consultancy and Skype.

This session will involve a q&a period where you can ask questions and interact directly with Jai. He will be joining us LIVE on Adobe Connect from California.


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Postgraduate Study // Making Applications with Dr Ben Carter, Postgraduate Adviser (Sciences), Careers Centre

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2pm

This is an online event.

Join us for the closing session of the Careers Centre Postgraduate Study Series - having learnt about the different options out there, you'll need to take a look at the next step.


Making your application will differ between institutions, and sometimes even within departments of the same institution. Our own Dr Ben Carter will take you through to solid fundamentals to ensure that your application, be it Personal Statement, Research Proposal, Covering Letter or Application Form, starts off on the best foot forward.


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