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Thursday 14th December 2023, 6pm – 8pm

Virtual Postgraduate Research Open Evening

We’re excited to be holding our virtual Postgraduate Research Open Evening on Thursday 14th December 2023. This event offers the perfect opportunity to explore what the University of Wolverhampton has to offer.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise, the University achieved its best ever results. In REF2021 the University of Wolverhampton has significantly grown its research and submitted 4 new subject areas and 75% more staff than in REF2014. The results show that more than half of our research is judged as internationally excellent (3*) and world-leading (4*).

Over the last 20 years, we have invested heavily in growing our research activity, establishing Research Centres, initiatives and inter-disciplinary Institutes to propel our research strategy.

As key generators of research inquiry and output, they help to create an environment where scholars, students and our research collaborators have the freedom to explore ideas and make an impact through world-leading research.

Find out about Postgraduate Research studies at the University of Wolverhampton:

  • Hear from our current research students
  • Find out all about our courses
  • Get the low down on Finance
  • Ask any questions about Postgraduate research study (from fees to student support and the application process)

Don't delay and book your place now!


Event Programme

Session Time Description
Introduction and Housekeeping 18:00 - 18:05  
Introduction to Research at WLV 18:05 - 18:20

An overview of Research at WLV, from our 2020 strategy, ways our research is changing the world to the structure of our Institutes and Centres.

Overview of PhD Study 18:20 - 19:05

Dr Ben Halligan, Director of the Doctoral College, provides an overview of applying for and studying for your PhD. Key things to consider before you apply and the offer for a PhD student at Wolverhampton including facilities, support and supervision.

Hear from WLV PhD Students! 19:05 - 19:20

Our current postgraduate research students provide an insight of what it’s like to study at WLV and share their own experience of applying and deciding to undertake a PhD.

Funding your Research 19:20 - 19:35

Find out more about the UK postgraduate research government loan and key financial considerations to make and when in the application process.(UK students only).

Ask Away! PhD Q&A 19:35 - 19:50

All of the earlier speakers are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your research journey.

Close and Signposting 19:50 - 20:00