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PG Marketing Conference Webinar Series - January 2021

International eligibility for UKRI studentships will be one of the biggest changes in PGR recruitment for years. Hear directly from UKRI and ask your questions at our next webinar on Wednesday 27th January, 10:30am GMT!

Spaces are available on first-come-first-served basis, so don't miss out! To book your place, sign up or log in at the top right hand side of the page, and then click ‘book now’.

I found this webinar fascinating - both speakers were equally great!
University of Sheffield - feedback from our November 2020 webinar

UKRI Policies for Doctoral Training - All You Need to Know

Presented by Robert Hardwick, Head of Research and Innovation Skills, BBSRC

In this talk, Rob will explore developments surrounding international student eligibility for UKRI stipends and home fee awards and support for UKRI funded students impacted by Covid-19 in the context of PGR recruitment.

How Much? The Value of the UK Doctoral Loan in PGR Marketing

Presented by Mark Bennett, Head of Content, FindAUniversity

Over 50% of prospective students say the UK Doctoral Loan will make them more likely to consider a PhD, but how much do PGR marketers really know about this scheme? And do students really understand it themselves?

Our Head of Content, Dr Mark Bennett, will talk through the basics of this relatively new student finance option, explain the opportunities and challenges it presents and suggest ways to build engaging and empathetic marketing and recruitment around it.

Meet the speakers

Robert Hardwick
Head of Research and Innovation Skills, BBSRC

Rob is the Head of Skills at BBSRC and has strategic and operational oversight of BBSRC’s investments into doctoral training, working closely with the academic and industrial bioscience research communities, the UKRI Councils and other stakeholders. Prior to this, Rob completed his PhD and five years as a postdoctoral researcher in genetics.


Mark Bennett
Head of Content, FindAUniversity

Dr Mark Bennett is Head of Content at FindAUniversity, with overall responsibility for the information, advice and guidance students find on our websites. He regularly engages with prospective students' funding queries and has presented on postgraduate funding, experiences and IAG at events organised by Westminster Forum, UKCGE and HELOA.


Book your place

Whether you're an experienced manager or new to the higher education sector, involved or interested in postgraduate recruitment we would love you to join us on Wednesday 27th January! Don't forget to book your free place by signing up or logging in at the top right hand side of the page, and clicking ‘book now’!

If you’re unable to attend but would like to hear about our future webinars or Marketing Conferences, please get in touch with our dedicated Events Team at [email protected].

27 January 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT