postgraduate Virtual open evening FAQs

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Open Evening FAQS and Schedule

Plan your Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening and get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the event

We’re looking forward to meeting you at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening.

Here are some useful hints and tips to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I access the event on the day?

You’ll be able to access our virtual event from 3:30pm on the day. We’ll send you an email (to the email address you booked on with) that contains a link to the login page. 

 

  • Which Faculty Hub do I need to visit?

To locate a course representative or to join a live course or subject webinar, you’ll need to make your way to your Faculty Hub. If you’re unsure which of our five faculties your course sits under, please call into the Help Desk and we’ll be happy to confirm this to you. 

 

  • Can I speak to someone if I’m unsure of where to start?

If you need a little help – or just want some tips on how to get the most out of your open evening experience – stop by our Help Desk and one of the team will point you in the right direction. Another top tip is to make use of our ‘quick links’ at the top of the homepage, to navigate your way round the event.

 

  • How should I interact in the Zoom booths?

It's up to you whether you wish to ask your questions using the chat function (by typing your questions), or if you're comfortable using your device audio and or video.

 

  • How do I get info about student support and professional services?

Our Information Hub is where you’ll find all the support and professional services, and details around who is available for you to speak with. By clicking on a specific service, you’ll be taken to their Zoom booth.

 

  • Can I speak to a current postgrad student? 

Yes, head on into the Student Lounge booth where you’ll meet a range of current Master’s and Research degree students. 

 

  • Can I still talk to someone about my course if I miss the scheduled talk? 

Yes, visit your Faculty Hub and one of the team will be able to answer your questions, and, or put you in touch with your course representative at another time convenient to you. 

 

  • My issue isn't listed here.

For all other Open Evening queries – particularly if you have a question to ask before the live event starts – please email postgraduate@port.ac.uk.

LIVE | Live course talks and chat booths

A number of our Course Leaders have opted to deliver a live talk, followed by a group Q&A. Check to see if your course or subject area of interest is running a session below. Simply click on the course title, on or just before the scheduled start time, and you’ll be taken  to a dedicated Zoom session.

Want to ask a question? Once the speaker has delivered their introduction they’ll explain how you can interact using your microphone or chat function in Zoom.

Master's degrees



Research degrees (PhD, MPhil, ProfDoc and PhD by publication)


Master's degrees



Research degrees (PhD, MPhil, ProfDoc and PhD by publication)


Master's degrees



Research degrees (PhD, MPhil, ProfDoc, PhD by publication)


Master's degrees



Research degrees (PhD, MPhil, ProfDoc and PhD by publication)


Master's degrees



Research degrees (PhD, MPhil, ProfDoc, PhD by Publication)


Learning at Work



Degree Apprenticeships


LIVE | Information hub

We understand you’ll have a whole list of questions, not just about the course you’re applying to. Whether you want to know more about how you’ll fund your study, where you’ll live, or the extra support available to you during your course, our student support teams are ready and waiting to speak to you on a one-to-one basis.

Simply click on your areas of interest, and you’ll be taken through to a Zoom booth where our staff and students are waiting to meet you.

 

LIVE | Core webinars

Choosing to study a postgrad degree is a life-changing decision. So it can feel daunting. But we can help with that. Get up to date advice, insight and answers at our live sessions. They’re interactive, so you can ask any questions you have. Or simply listen in on topics like student finance, how to apply, and how postgrad study could enhance your career. 

All webinars start 4.30pm and 6.30pm

How to apply

Our Admissions team will explain our application process step-by-step, highlighting key considerations and timescales. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions on completion of the talk. Alternatively, drop into the Admissions booth, in the Information Hub.

Funding your postgraduate study

Our in-house Student Finance Centre team will provide an overview of the available funding options, application processes and repayment. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions on completion of the talk. Alternatively, drop into the Student Finance booth, in the Information Hub.

Postgraduate study and your career

Our in-house Careers team will discuss how to get the best from your postgraduate study experience, in order to advance your career. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions on completion of the talk. Alternatively, drop into the Careers and Employability booth, in the Information Hub.

International applicants - Your visa journey

Our International Advice team will provide advice and guidance on immigration visa information, and also highlight the support available to international students while studying with us.

LIVE | Student spotlight

Studying with us is a great choice, and there's no better proof than the success of our students. Hear their stories, and ask them all your burning questions to find out what it’s really like to be a Portsmouth postgrad. You can join a scheduled Q&A panel at 5.00pm or 6.00pm, or drop into our Student Lounge booth at a time that suits you, between 4.00pm-7.00pm.

4.00pm-7.00pm

Student lounge

Stop by our Student Lounge booth at a convenient time for you. A mix of students are waiting to meet you and chat about all things postgrad.

5.00pm and 6.00pm

Student panel

Our students will be sharing their experiences of postgrad study here at Portsmouth. You'll be invited to ask your questions about Master’s or research study, live to the panel.

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