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Welcome to the Postgraduate virtual open evening – virtual attendee hub

Signed up and ready to join our Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening? All the info you need to get started – including how to book 1:1 appointments – is here

Welcome to our Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening

Join our postgraduate virtual open evening, and speak 1:1 with course leaders and research subject area specialists, watch live talks on admissions, funding, careers and more, tour our campus, facilities and halls, meet our current students – and much more besides. 

Your journey towards a postgraduate degree at Portsmouth starts here. 

Book a 1:1 appointment

To book an appointment with the representative for your course or research area of interest, email postgraduate@port.ac.uk and tell us if there are any times between 4.00pm and 7.00pm that do not work for you. Once we've got that, we'll check which times are available, and send you a reply once we've confirmed your time slot.

 

If you arranged your 1:1 appointment when you booked your Open Evening spot, there's nothing else you need to do – but if you’ve forgotten the time or lost the email confirming your appointment time slot, just email postgraduate@port.ac.uk and we’ll be happy to remind you. 

Attending your 1:1 appointment on the night

When it's time to navigate to your 1:1 with your Course Leader or Research  Subject Area Specialist, you'll need to:

 

  • Log-in to our Virtual Attendee Hub using the details you provided when you booked – you’ll then be emailed a verification code that gets you into the event
  • Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a welcome message, plus a button to ‘Join your 1:1 appointment' – please click that button to get started
  • Next, click 'Confirmed appointments'  in the top right-hand corner of your calendar – here, you'll be presented with the details of your booked appointment
  • Click on the blue link under the heading 'Virtual meeting' and you'll enter the virtual Zoom booth – you might go into a waiting room while we finish talking with the person before you, but we won't keep you waiting very long
  • It’s up to you whether you keep your camera on, we’re comfortable either way – just make sure you remember to turn your mic on so that we can hear you

Live Talks 

You can explore the full listing of Live Talks below. Please note, all times are GMT.

Want to get organised? You can add any of the live talks to your ‘My schedule’ personalised itinerary, by logging into the Virtual Attendee Hub

Once you’re signed in, go to the ‘Live talks’ tab in the main navigation bar, then click on the ‘add’ button for any individual live talk. Any talks you add will then display in the ‘My schedule’ section.

 

MSc Engineering Geology/MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programmes, before facilitating a live Q&A session.

Funding your postgraduate study

Our in-house Student Finance Centre team will provide an overview of the available funding options, application processes and repayment. If you need to ask the team any questions, please navigate your way to the ‘Student Finance Centre’ booth, in the Information Hub.

How to apply

Our experts will explain our admissions process step-by-step, highlighting key considerations and timescales. If you need to ask the team any questions, please navigate your way to the ‘Admissions’ 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 be invited to ask any questions you have. Alternatively, you can navigate to the ‘Careers and Employability’ booth, in the Information Hub.

Degree Apprenticeships

The Degree Apprenticeship Office will introduce our range of Level 7 degree apprenticeships, and discuss the benefits of studying via this route. If you need to ask the team any questions, please navigate your way to the 'Degree Apprenticeships' booth in the Information Hub.

Learning at Work programmes

The Learning at Work team will introduce our portfolio of flexible work-based degrees, and discuss the benefits of these alternative routes. There will be an opportunity to ask your questions on completion of the talk, in a follow on virtual Zoom booth. This virtual meeting can be found in the ‘My Event’ or ‘Live Talks’ sections of the Virtual Attendee Hub. Alternatively, you can navigate to the 'Learning at Work' virtual booth, in the Information Hub.

Student Panel

Hear directly from our students about how they selected their postgrad degree, how they've funded their studies and their experiences of Portsmouth. You'll be invited to ask any questions you have about Master's or research study.

MA Translation Studies

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme, before facilitating a live question and answer session.

MSc Criminal Justice - Postgraduate Flexible Framework

The flexible framework enables you to tailor your study to your specific research interests. The Course Leader will provide an overview of the pathways offered, and the range of subject areas available, before facilitating a live question and answer session.

MSc Cybercrime (Study online)

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme. If you have questions about this study online course, please navigate your way to the 'Study Online Courses' booth, in the Information Hub.

MSc Data Analytics (Study online)

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme. If you have questions about this study online course, please navigate your way to the 'Study Online Courses' booth, in the Information Hub 

MSc Global Human Resource Management (Study online)

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme. If you have questions about this study online course, please navigate your way to the 'Study Online Courses' booth, in the Information Hub.

MSc Project Management for Construction (Study online)

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme. If you have questions about this study online course, please navigate your way to the 'Study Online Courses' booth, in the Information Hub.

MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management (Study online)

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme. If you have questions about this study online course, please navigate your way to the 'Study Online Courses' booth, in the Information Hub.

MRes Humanities and Social Sciences

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programme, before facilitating a live Q&A session.

Research Degrees

Explore your research degree opportunities. The Director of our Graduate School will provide an overview of the range of research programmes available at Portsmouth. If you have questions about our Research programmes, please navigate your way to the 'Research Degrees' booth, in the Information Hub.

Secondary PGCE Teaching

The Programme Leader will provide an overview of the Secondary PGCE, and the subject pathways available, before facilitating a live question and answer session.

MSc Applied Aquatic Biology

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programmes, before facilitating a live Q&A session.

MSc/Professional Doctorate Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programmes, before facilitating a live Q&A session.

Student Panel

Hear directly from our students about how they selected their postgrad degree, how they've funded their studies and their experiences of Portsmouth. You'll be invited to ask any questions you have about Master's or research study.

MSc Biotechnology

The Course Leader will provide an overview of the programmes, before facilitating a live Q&A session.

Information Hub

Drop in to our Information Hub, any time between 4.00pm and 7.00pm, to ask your questions to our dedicated support and professional services staff, including representatives from:

  • Academic Skills (ASK)
  • Admissions
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Services
  • Faculty of Science and Health
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Global
  • Help Desk
  • Learning at Work
  • Online Study Courses
  • Portsmouth City
  • Research Degrees
  • Student Finance Centre
  • Student Housing
  • Student Lounge
  • Tuition Fees
  • University Library 

To speak to staff from any of the above-mentioned teams, simply navigate to the 'Information Hub' in the main navigation bar of the Virtual Attendee Hub, and click on the relevant service(s) or team(s). You'll then need to click on the 'ask us anything' button – and once you've done that, you'll enter the Zoom room. 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.

Faculty Hubs

If you’re still at the early stages of researching your postgraduate experience, you may want to consider stopping by your Faculty Hub for an initial chat.  

Here, you’ll find support staff who can answer your more general course or subject-based questions – they’ll help you narrow down your search so that you know which Course Leader or Research Subject Specialist you might want to speak with. 

Help Desk

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 this booth and our Help Desk team will point you in the right direction.

Student Lounge

Call in to this booth at any point to speak with a range of current students – they'll be very happy to answer all your questions about postgraduate study here at Portsmouth.

 


Troubleshooting

> I’m having problems logging in / I’ve not received my verification code

If you’re having difficulties accessing our Virtual Open Evening, it could be one of the following issues:

  • You’ve entered a different email to the one you used to register for the event
  • Your verification code might have been sent to your junk or spam folder

If you’re still struggling to login, contact postgraduate@port.ac.uk.

> Is there support available if I’m struggling to find my way round the Virtual Attendee Hub?

Yes – just make your way to the ‘Help Desk’ Booth in the Information Hub and we’ll help you find your way around.

> I’m not sure what course / research area I’m interested in – where should I start?

Don't worry if you're still figuring out what you want to study – you can find and chat with representatives from each of our five Faculties in the Information Hub. Start with the Faculty that you think sounds like it best fits your area of interest, and if your subject of interest actually falls under another faculty, they'll pass you to a colleague that can help.

> I want to cancel / amend an appointment

If you want to cancel, or reschedule your 1:1 appointment, email postgraduate@port.ac.uk to let us know, and we'll do this for you.

> How do I join a live session?

All live sessions are accessible from the ‘My Event’ or ‘Live talks’ section, that you’ll see when you login to the Virtual Attendee Hub. Simply navigate to the session you want to join, then click the ‘Join Virtual Session’ button. 

If you’re in a session that is accepting questions, select the ‘ask a question button’ to open a text box. You can ask the question anonymously or include your name.

And if you’re viewing the ‘Live Talk’ schedule in advance of the Open Evening, you can ‘add’ sessions to your personal schedule - These will then display in your ‘My Schedule’ section. Please note, all events are GMT time.

> How do I get info about support and professional services?

Our Information Hub – which is easily accessible from the Virtual Attendee 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.

> 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.

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