Event to highlight the benefits of postgraduate study

"There are many benefits to postgraduate study, for one it increases your potential income. You might want to develop as a professional, to specialise in a particular area or even make a complete career change."

Head of Staffordshire University's Graduate School, Professor Doug Burnham

Staffordshire University is aiming to inspire more people to take up postgraduate study coinciding with the launch of a new government loan scheme.

Postgraduate Futures, being held next Tuesday evening, is an informal event which offers a pick and mix of informative talks and presentations about the extensive range of postgraduate courses offered by the University as well as financial advice.

Additional help for students is to be made available in the form of a new £10,000 postgraduate loan scheme from the government which starts in August. Many of the University's postgraduate awards are eligible for the loan, and the scheme will reduce the biggest barrier to postgraduate study for continuing and returning students.

Head of Staffordshire University's Graduate School, Professor Doug Burnham explained, "The new loan scheme makes postgraduate study accessible to many more people. Some might not have considered higher level study before but now it is a realistic option.

"There are many benefits to postgraduate study, for one it increases your potential income. You might want to develop as a professional, to specialise in a particular area or even make a complete career change."

Staffordshire University is a leader in part-time, blended and distance learning and has an established range of hundreds of postgraduate awards.

Graduates from the University receive a 15% discount on postgraduate course fees and the recently established graduate school, which opened last October, offers a range of support for postgraduate research students.

Doug added: "It's an exciting time for postgraduate study and it is high on the University's agenda.

"We have a host of courses and this event is really about helping people realise their potential and how to take their skills to the next level."

Postgraduate Futures will take place on Tuesday 15 March 5:00pm - 7:30pm in the Science Centre, Leek Rd. Book your place here.

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