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Record numbers of graduates, final year students and those wishing to get back to studies after working areexpected to attend this year’s Postgraduate Open Day at The University of Nottingham.
On Wednesday 12 November 2008 prospective postgraduates will be able to choose from hundreds of MA,MSc, PhD and diploma courses. They will find out what it means to study at the Times Higher’s (THE’s) ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2008/09’.
Courses on offer range from American Foreign Policy, Human Rights Law, Veterinary Science and SustainableEnergy and Entrepreneurship, to Nanoscience, Risk Management, Satellite Positioning Technology and Underwater Archaeology, as well as hundreds more across the University’s five faculties, housed on sixcampuses in the UK and China and Malaysia.
Most courses, which last between one and four years, will open in September 2009.
In addition to information on the more than 300 courses and programmes, visitors will also be able to meet andchat with staff and students about the Nottingham postgraduate experience. From academic insight and advice, to practical concerns about accommodation and funding, prospective postgraduates will find out everything theyneed to make a success of their time at the University.
Dedicated bus tours will also be available on the award-winning University Park campus and Jubilee Campus,the site of Aspire — the UK’s tallest freestanding sculpture. Refreshments will be available at the numerous cafes and restaurants across the University’s campuses.
The open day runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
Professor David Riley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, said: "Postgraduate students have come to expect excellence in teaching and learning, and diversity of course options from The University of Nottingham. It is a standard we, as a global institution, are proud of and are committed to maintaining and enhancing.
“Recently 33 of our academic schools and departments were again rated ‘excellent’ by The Sunday Times Good University Guide. This remarkable achievement —matched only by Cambridge University and The University of Manchester — is testament to the dedication and professionalism of our staff.”
The University has more than 6,500 postgraduate students and has a dedicated Graduate School, which catersspecifically to the postgraduate population. New research awards from funding councils, industry, thegovernment and other sources totalled more than £125m last year.
Research is fundamental to the University’s mission and postgraduate students are supervised by outstanding academics, many of whom are internationally recognised in their fields. The University’s academics have won two Nobel Prizes since 2003.
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield was jointly awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his role in thedevelopment of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Professor Clive Granger, who spent 22 years at the University — from undergraduate student to Professor —was jointly awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Economics.
Amy Bath, Marketing Manager for Postgraduate Recruitment, said: “Visitors will be surprised and delighted by the range of courses and options available to postgraduate students. The open day will give them the perfect opportunity, not only to find out more about the courses, but also to personally meet our academics andstudents.
“To be a postgraduate student at Nottingham is to be a part of world-changing research, undertaken across the University by dedicated, world-class academics.”
The University’s Postgraduate Prospectus is available online at:
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Notes to Editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the ShanghaiJiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.
It provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy) and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.
Its students are much in demand from 'blue-chip' employers. Winners of Students in Free Enterprise for four years in succession, and current holder of UK Graduate of the Year, they are accomplished artists, scientists,engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and fundraisers. Nottingham graduates consistently excel in business, the media, the arts and sport. Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completion rates are amongst the highest in the United Kingdom.