The Postgraduate Experts
In 2018 alone, we generated in excess of 3 million student enquiries and referrals for our advertisers.

About

FindAUniversity are experts in everything postgraduate. We started way back in 2001 (was the internet invented then?), and we've been passionate about the higher education sector ever since. We now work with hundreds of universities across the globe to help them achieve their postgraduate recruitment targets.

We combine our reputation for excellent customer service and innovation with an integrated approach to delivering effective student recruitment campaigns. We're genuinely very proud of what we've achieved so far, helping many thousands of students to find their perfect postgraduate degree. Our vision to develop our platforms and build an engaged online community, whilst continuing to grow our portfolio of study events, puts us in a strong position to build for the future.

The FindAUniversity offices are located in the United Kingdom, in a beautiful open plan Grade II listed former cutlery works in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter. Easy to get to and surrounded by some of Sheffield's best independent shops, cafes & bars.

Our Scholarships

Every year we give away more than £15,000 of Masters and PhD scholarships to postgraduate students. With thousands of high quality applications each year, our scholarships scheme continues to grow from strength to strength.

Sites

Launched in 2004, FindAMasters.com has grown to attract more than 700,000 monthly visitors and currently lists over 22,000 Masters and MBA programmes.

Visit FindAMasters website

Launched in 2001, FindAPhD.com attracts more than 600,000 monthly visitors and currently lists over 4,500 research projects and programmes.

Visit FindAPhD website

FindAnMBA lists thousands of MBA and business Masters courses offered by institutions from around the world, including a wide range of international and online programmes.

Visit FindAnMBA website

PostgraduateFunding.com brings together small top-up grants, travel bursaries, exchange programme funding, living cost grants, fee waivers and Masters funding into a central, searchable directory.

Visit PostgraduateFunding.com website

Professional Doctorates offer advanced training for professionals, and are rapidly growing in popularity. FindAProfessionalDoctorate.com is a dedicated site listing programmes on everything from “public health” to “fine art”.

Visit FindAProfessionalDoctorate.com website

After completing your PhD, the next step is often a postdoctoral position, and that’s where FindAPostDoc.com can help! This popular site attracts many visitors looking for the latest vacancies in their field.

Visit FindAPostDoc.com website

Our postgraduate forum is a great way for prospective, current and past postgraduate students to interact, ask questions and find out what it's really like to take on a Masters or a PhD

Visit PostgraduateForum.com website

Events

FindAUniversity delivers some of the UK's busiest on-campus postgraduate study fairs attracting thousands of top quality students every year.

In addition to our postgraduate website portfolio, we also work in partnership with leading universities to deliver a series of the UK's largest and busiest postgraduate study fairs which boast some of the highest attendance figures in the UK. For individuals working within the higher education marketing and recruitment sector, our Marketing Conference offers delegates an inspirational talks programme and the chance to network with colleagues.


Marketing Conferences

May
2020

FindAUniversity Marketing Conference

2020 location and dates coming soon

The FindAUniversity Marketing Conference enables delegates to discover effective ways to reach and attract postgraduate students through innovative case study sessions and practical insights from leading professionals in the Higher Education marketing sector.

Contact our events team for more information.


Postgraduate Fairs

Jan-Mar
2020

Postgrad LIVE

Tue 28 Jan 2020 – Birmingham | Wed 5 Feb 2020 – Bristol | Wed 12 Feb 2020 – Liverpool | Thu 13 Feb 2020 – Sheffield | Wed 19 Feb 2020 – Southampton | Tue 25 Feb 2020 – Edinburgh | Wed 4 Mar 2020 – Belfast

Our Postgrad LIVE fairs are brilliant opportunities to promote your full-range of Masters & PhD opportunities to quality students all around the UK. Held in association with the host city’s universities, these fairs typically attract over 2,500 visitors and over 210 exhibitors.

Contact our events team for more information.


TBC
2020

PhD LIVE

Dates and locations TBC for 2020

Our PhD LIVE PhD Study & Funding fairs are a unique mix of PhD experts, universities, research councils, current PhD students, funding and study abroad advisors. These events attract in excess of 2,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors over the three days.

Contact our events team for more information.

TBC
2020

Russell Group Universities Postgraduate Study Roadshow

Dates and locations TBC for 2020

Open exclusively to Russell Group Universities, and typically attended by all 24, this five day on-campus Masters & PhD Study Roadshow attracts over 2,000 visitors each year.

Contact our events team for more information.

We’d welcome any approaches from universities who might be interested in partnering with us to host any of our future postgraduate study fairs. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Exhibitor Feedback

‘A tremendously well organised event in a spacious, bright venue bringing in a great amount of quality students.’

University of Liverpool, Russell Group Postgraduate Study Roadshow 2018


‘Superb customer service. The staff could not be more helpful, both during study fairs and prior to these events.’

University of Cambridge, Postgrad LIVE! 2018


‘The organization of these events are by far the best I have experienced. The locations were well chosen, well attended and very well managed. I always had a member of the team available if I needed anything and felt confident that they would assist with any queries or issues I had – which I didn’t!’

Swiss Education Group, Postgrad LIVE! 2018


‘Phenomenal attendance - we spoke to many more high quality students than at any other events!’

University of Southampton, FindAPhD LIVE! 2018


Partner Events

Nov
2020

Postgraduate Study Fair Manchester

Manchester Academy, November 2020

The Postgraduate Study Fair, Manchester in association with FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com and organised by The University of Manchester Careers Service is an excellent forum for representatives from higher education institutions who are seeking to fill their postgraduate course places for 2020 / 21.

Contact the Fairs team at University of Manchester for more information.



Want to know more?

Contact our dedicated events team for more information about attending our Marketing Conference or exhibiting at any of our postgraduate study fairs.

Tel: +44(0)114 268 4940

Email: [email protected]

Advertising

"We appreciate their professional approach to our campaigns and their understanding of the market as a whole."

Our dedicated and highly experienced account management team are here to help you achieve your postgraduate recruitment targets through any combination of our online, email or face-to-face marketing opportunities.

Our customer service is second-to-none, so contact us now and connect with our audience.


Get yourself an account manager!

Contact our dedicated account managers now for more information about postgraduate advertising opportunities, or to book your adverts right now.

Tel: +44(0)114 268 4940

Email: [email protected]

Team

"I’ve worked with the team at FindAUniversity for many years. I can’t put into words how great they are!"

Directors

Associate Directors

Account Management

Client Services

Events & Marketing

Web Development

Content

Design

Accounts & Administration

Careers

Do you want to help us communicate with over a million students a month?

Company Benefits

26 days annual leave

In addition to all UK public holidays (includes 3 between Christmas/New Year).

Shower facilities

Run or cycle into work without the fear of smelling in front of your colleagues.

Company pension scheme

Includes employer contributions after 18 months.

Annual performance review

With that all-important salary review.

Flexible hours

Flexi-time system to help you fit in those hair/dentist/gym appointments.

A great, social working environment

As much tea and coffee as you can drink, and regular fully subsidised staff nights out.

Wellbeing

Offering free Pilates and mindfulness sessions each week, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees.

Cycle to work scheme

Save money on the cost of a new bike (and make use of our secure parking facilities).

Health cover

Our plan includes a range of healthcare benefits, from optical to dental treatment. You’ll also have access to an exclusive rewards site with great discounts from hundreds of retailers.

Charity fund matching

Running a marathon or completing a challenge for charity? We’ll match your fundraising up to £500.

Free lunch EVERY Friday

Why not? It's Friday!

Office pets

Some crazy fish and two very friendly gerbils.

City centre location

Right by the train/bus/tram stations and great for popping into town during lunch.


What's it like to work for FindAUniversity?


Positions Available

Part Time Content Writer

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FindAUniversity are looking to appoint a part-time Content Writer to join our busy Content team.

Our flagship websites, FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com, serve over 1 million prospective postgraduate students each month. The authoritative advice articles, engaging blog posts and other resources produced by our Content department ensure they find the information and guidance they need to make important decisions about further study. The team also serves our wider community of newsletter subscribers and social media followers with regular news and updates on the issues that matter to them.

As a Content Writer you’ll help to produce high-quality written content across a range of formats. Reporting to our Head of Content, you will research and write new articles whilst helping to ensure our existing resources remain accurate and up to date. You will also take responsibility for managing and monitoring our social media and will contribute to the smooth running of our regular editorial routine.


Person Specification

You will be a talented and enthusiastic writer who takes pride in producing the kind of content people want to read. As a current or past postgraduate student, you will also understand our audience and genuinely care about meeting their information needs.

Experience of writing for the web is desirable, as is a basic familiarity with SEO, HTML and use of a CMS. However, we’ll ensure the right candidate gets the training and support they need.


Other details

This role is available part-time, for 15 hours a week (two working days) and will be based at our Sheffield office. It would ideally suit a current postgraduate student seeking additional work alongside their studies.


Salary and benefits

The successful applicant will receive a salary in the range £19,000 - £21,000 pa (pro rata).

You will also have access to other benefits, including:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • 26 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Shower and locker facilities

How to apply

Please send a CV, covering letter and a sample of your writing* to Mark Bennet.

Application Deadline 28/02/2020

Applications which do not include a covering letter and writing sample* will not be considered.

Applications will only be accepted from individuals who are authorised to work for any UK employer.

*Your writing sample can be on any topic and is ideally something which is already available online or in print.
Candidates selected for interview will also be required to produce a sample piece of writing to a brief provided by us.

Part-time hours: 15 per week


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Senior Marketing Officer

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Who are we?

FindAUniversity Ltd. are experts in everything postgraduate. We combine our reputation for excellent customer service and innovation with an integrated approach to delivering effective student recruitment campaigns for our clients. We're genuinely very proud of what we do - helping many thousands of students find their perfect postgraduate degree. Our vision is to develop our platforms to build an engaged online community, whilst continuing to grow our portfolio of high-profile B2C study fairs and B2B events.


Where do we live?

In a stunning three-floor warehouse conversion in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter. Easy to get to (just a seven-minute walk to the bus/train station) with Sheffield's best independent shops, cafes and bars on the doorstep.


What’s the job?

The successful candidate will join our extremely busy Marketing & Events team, leading and assisting in the planning, management, delivery and evaluation of both on and offline B2B and B2C marketing campaigns to promote all FindAUniversity products and services. Additionally, you’ll provide leadership and support as line manager to our Marketing Assistant.


What type of person are we looking for?

You will be ambitious and driven with demonstrable hands-on marketing and line management experience. You’ll be confident to turn creative ideas into effective marketing campaigns in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll have the skills to interrogate data, report on key successes and identify areas for improvement.

The right candidate will be bright, determined and high-energy; able to roll their sleeves up, take on multiple responsibilities, and have a strong desire to positively contribute to the success of the team, whatever it takes.

You should be self-motivated, proactive, creative, and most importantly, able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines for multiple projects in a seriously fast-paced environment. Experience working in the higher education sector would be an advantage but is not essential.


What will you be doing?

This is an incredibly varied and rewarding role, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Working collaboratively to execute both B2B and B2C marketing strategy, overseeing the delivery of operational marketing plans through various tactics (web, print, digital, social, OOH, events).
  • Measuring and reporting on the performance of marketing campaigns, gaining insight, assessing against goals, and making campaign adjustments accordingly.
  • Working collaboratively with our in-house design and IT teams to deliver high impact creatives which are on brand and deliver against targets set.
  • Checking, improving, proofing, and providing a critical eye for all marketing assets and copywriting.
  • Represent the company at B2C & B2B events.
  • Budget management.
  • Line management of Marketing Assistant.

Person specification:

  • Knowledge and experience in all areas of marketing theory and communications practice (minimum two-years’ experience).
  • Experience implementing marketing strategy to deliver effective campaigns and analysing data to make informed improvements.
  • Strong copywriting and proof-reading skills and a critical eye for design.
  • Line management experience.
  • Strong time-management, organisational and administrative skills. Ability to prioritise a diverse workload and hit deadlines.
  • Problem-solving skills, diplomacy, and a flexible approach.
  • Ambitious, driven, proactive, and solutions focussed, plenty of enthusiasm and creativity, with a desire to work autonomously.
  • Personable, presentable and articulate.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent professional qualification / work experience).
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Nature of work will require occasional travel and overnight stays


What are we like to work for?

Collaborative, creative, ambitious and driven best describes us. You will be joining a strong and growing team with great chemistry who are passionate about what they do and always go the extra mile to reach their objectives.


How much?

£24 – 27k, dependent on experience.


Company benefits

  • Company pension scheme.
  • 23 days annual leave, plus three days between Christmas & New Year.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Shower facilities.
  • City Centre location.
  • Annual performance review.
  • A social working environment (as much tea and coffee as you can drink, free lunch EVERY Friday and staff nights out).

What next?

If you're interested in coming to work with us, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you this is the job for you, and how you meet our person specification. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.


Application deadline: Monday 16 March 2020.
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer


Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: £24,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year
Experience: Marketing (two years minimum)
Education: Bachelor's (preferred)


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Contact

How to Find Us

By Road: From the M1 (junction 33), follow signs for city centre, then follow signs to the train station.

By Rail: Our offices are a 5 minute walk from the Sheffield train station (see map below)


Address

FindAUniversity Ltd

77 Sidney St
Sheffield
S1 4RG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)114 268 4940
Fax: +44 (0)114 268 5766
Email: [email protected]


Press/Media Enquiries

For Higher Education press enquiries and expert comment/opinion, please contact Andy Pritchard, Managing Director:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)114 268 4940



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