We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.
We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.
If I don’t get the scholarship and want to delay the registration for my fulltime PhD for the faculty of Arts and law, Can I start in January 2017 ? Or may be May?
Hi Marwa – the start date would generally be discussed directly with your potential supervisor. Good luck with your funding application (I remember chatting to you at the last chat)
Thank you Roxanne. Since the application for the distance learning bursaries is still open, would you advise me to apply for them as well, to have more options available?
Hi Nino – you do need to have completed an application to study in order to be considered for all of our funding schemes, so I am not sure if your campus-based application would enable you to be considered for distance learning funding. Could you drop us a line at email@example.com with your contact details and I will come back to you to confirm?
Regarding the new masters loans: I’m a Welsh student and I’ve been living and studying here in Birmingham for the last 3 years. I’m a little confused whether or not I am eligible for the new Master’s loan, since I’ve been living in England and I won’t have moved here solely for the purpose of doing a masters (since I’m already here doing my undergraduate degree). Do you think I’m eligible for the loan?
The rules state that you can’t have moved to England purely for the purposes of education so the fact that you’ve been doing your UG qualification wouldn’t meet this requirement. You could, however, make a case for the fact that you are now ordinarily resident in England if you get a job here (even a part-time one) and remain in England during the holidays/after the end of your studies to work.
I hope that helps.
Hi. I have been trying to get into contact with the film and creative writing staff at the university to inquire about their courses, but haven’t had a reply from telephone nor email. Would it be possible to forward my message and email address to them so they can return my email/call?
Thank you for your enquiry.
Yes we can follow this up for you if you can send in your contact details and the programme you are interested in and we will pass these on to the relevant person in the department.
Just an update on this one Sam, if you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the last email you sent to the department, I will follow this up for you.