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Wednesday 12 October, 4.00pm -7.00pm

Plan your virtual visit and get answers to come 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. 

You can access the event from 3.30pm on the day. We'll email you the link to the email address that you used to book your place. 

The technical bit

Our event is hosted on a series of web pages that contain a wide range of live webinars and chat booths, all of which are hosted in Zoom. These live activities are complemented by a wealth of on-demand content that you can browse at your leisure. Much of our on-demand video content is hosted on Vimeo or YouTube.  

To ensure you get the best experience from the event, we advise that you join using a desktop or laptop computer. You can still join on a tablet or from a smartphone, you may just find that it’s not so easy to navigate between the web and Zoom elements. 

How does Zoom work?

Much like other virtual meeting tools, Zoom is easy and intuitive to use. Each of our chat booths, course talks, Q&As and core webinars will have a dedicated Zoom room that you can enter to interact with a specific team or member of staff.

You won’t need to have registered an account with Zoom or set up a profile. Simply click on  ‘Speak to us now in Zoom’ or ‘Join the live webinar’ and you’ll be taken into the relevant Zoom booth. 

You may find yourself in a waiting room, please just wait for our staff to let you in. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes and allows our staff to wrap up their conversation with the previous visitor. 

To engage with us, you may want to use your device's camera and microphone, or if you prefer, you can use the chat function to type your questions for us. It’s up to you how you interact, we don’t mind if you’d rather not turn your camera on. 

Zoom has a function that allows users to set up breakout rooms for smaller or one-to-one discussions within the booth. It may be that the host will invite you to join a specific breakout room to speak with an individual Course Leader, or to facilitate answering a more private question. In this scenario, Zoom will generate simple instructions for you to enter the relevant breakout room. 


LIVE | Live course talks and chat booths   

Master’s courses

All course talks start at 5.30pm.

Some our Course Leaders have opted to deliver a live talk, followed by a group Q&A. If your course isn't in the list of organised sessions, please make your way to your Faculty Hub where you can talk to your Course Leader one-to-one. 

To join a course talk, simply click on the course title, on or just before the scheduled start time, and you’ll be taken to a dedicated Zoom session. You’re still welcome to join sessions late, but please just be aware that you may have missed some content and in that case, it might be better to save your questions until the end.

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.

Research degrees

You can meet Researchers, our Graduate School team and PhD students in our Research Degrees Hub. All subject areas will be represented in the Hub. You can discover what research degrees we offer, find a pre-defined PhD project and learn more about funding your research degree.

Faculty of Business and Law

Master's degrees


Master's degrees


Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Master's degrees


  • Games Development MA

     Join the live Q&A (5.30pm) | Speak to us now in Zoom | View course page

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Master's degrees


Master's degrees


     Speak to us now in Zoom | Watch a pre-recorded course video | Watch a research video | View course page

  • Missing Persons: Global Perspectives Short course

     Speak to us now in Zoom | View course page

Master's degrees


  • Working with victims of crime Short course 

     Speak to us now in Zoom | View course page

Faculty of Science and Health

Master's degrees


Master's degrees


Faculty of Technology

Master's degrees


Master's degrees


Learning At Work

Learning at Work

Speak to us now in Zoom | Watch a pre-recorded course video

Join your course webinar below. These webinar links are for all time slots. 

Learning at Work

Speak to us now in Zoom | Watch a pre-recorded course video

Join your course webinar below. These webinar links are for all time slots. 

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

Speak to us now in Zoom | Watch a pre-recorded course video

  • Architect Degree Apprenticeship (Master of Architecture and Professional Practice) MA

    View course page
  • Journalism Degree Apprenticeship (Distance Learning) MA

    View course page
  • Police Leadership Degree Apprenticeship MSc

          View course page

  • Postgraduate Engineer Degree Apprenticeship (Engineering Competence) PGDip

    View course page
  • Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (Secondary)

    View course page
  • Public Administration Degree Apprenticeship MPA

    View course page
  • Risk and Safety Management Professional Degree Apprenticeship (Risk and Safety Leadership) MSc

    View course page
  • Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (Educational Leadership and Management) (Distance Learning) MSc

    View course page
  • Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (Educational Leadership and Management) MSc

    View course page
  • Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (MBA Strategic Leadership) MBA

    View course page

Research degrees

Browse our research degree subject areas: 

LIVE | Core webinars

All talks start at both 4.30pm - 5.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.00pm and are expected to last 30 mins.

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.

Funding your postgraduate study

Our in-house Student Finance team will provide an overview of the available funding options, application processes and repayment. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk. Alternatively, stop by the Student Finance stand in the Information Hub.

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 after the talk. Alternatively, visit the Admissions stand in the Information Hub.

Information for International applicants

Our Global team is on hand to offer advice and guidance on everything you need to know: Applying for your visa, English Language requirements, funding opportunities and much more.

Postgraduate study and your career

Our in-house Careers and Employability 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 after the talk. Alternatively, visit the Careers and Employability stand in the Information Hub.


LIVE | Chat to our students

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:

LIVE | Information Hub

At the Information Hub, you can speak one-to-one to student support teams about topics including funding your study, accommodation, and getting extra support.

Other ways to study

Our part-time, fully online courses empower you to study for your Master's wherever you are, when it suits you. You can find out more about our study online courses at the Information hub:

  • MSc Cybercrime
  • MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • MSc Data Analytics
  • MSc Global Human Resource Management
  • MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Project Management for Construction
  • MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management
  • MSc Psychology 

Want to know more about studying on day release from a full-time job? You can speak to the team at the Degree Apprenticeship stand at the Information Hub:

  • Architecture and Professional Practice MArch
  • Strategic Leadership (Senior Leader) MBA
  • Police Leadership MSc
  • Postgraduate Engineer (Engineering Competence) PgDip
  • Risk and Safety Management Professional (Risk and Safety Leadership) MSc
  • Senior Journalist MA
  • Senior Leader (Educational Leadership and Management) MSc
  • Senior Leader (Public Administration) MPA

Need to base your study around your work? You can find out more about our work-based Master’s courses at the Learning at Work stand at the Information Hub:

  • Applied Computing MSc
  • Applied Science MSc
  • Business and Computer Studies MA
  • Business Management MA
  • Engineering MA/MSc
  • Engineering and Management MA/MSc
  • Engineering Project Management MSc
  • Maritime Studies MSc
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management PgCert/MSc
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management MSc
  • Professional Studies MA/MSc

Get to know our campus and Portsmouth

Sit back, relax and take in what Portsmouth has to offer with our campus tour and city guide videos. Hear what makes our city great from students and local businesses.

On-demand information

You'll also have the opportunity to browse videos, pages and useful information about postgrad study at Portsmouth in between attending live sessions and speaking to our friendly teams in their chat booths. 

Frequently asked questions

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 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 or Research degrees 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, 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.