23rd February 2015, 3:49pm
Experience Masters study at free masterclasses
Postgraduate student People with a passion for learning can choose from more than 30 different subjects on offer at a free Postgraduate Taster Day.

The University of Lincoln is hosting a series of masterclasses inviting members of the public to experience Masters level study for a day. Activities cover a rich array of academic disciplines, across the arts, sciences and social sciences – from exploring historic archives to considering major scientific challenges.

The University’s Postgraduate Taster Day takes place on Saturday 7th March 2015, from 10am-1pm, at Lincoln’s main Brayford Pool Campus.

Elly Sample, Director of Communications, Development and Marketing at the University of Lincoln, said: “With new national funding introduced to support postgraduates from 2015/16, now is a great time to consider Masters level study, whether you are in the final year of your degree, a recent graduate or a professional looking to take the next step in their career.
“Studies have shown the many advantages a postgraduate qualification can offer – the 'postgraduate premium' is estimated to be worth £200,000 over a lifetime – but the benefits are about much more than earning potential.
“The University of Lincoln’s Postgraduate Taster Days give the public an opportunity to experience stepping back into the classroom and rekindle their love of learning alongside like-minded people.”

An Engineering masterclass will consider one of society's most pressing technological issues - how to generate power and energy on a sustainable basis. Lincoln’s computer science experts will outline the latest advances in artificial intelligence, software engineering and mobile technologies.

Business and management specialists from Lincoln Business School will discuss how and why major retailers have successfully embraced Fair Trade principles. In the School of Psychology, researchers in developmental psychology will deliver a session for students interested in children's social and cognitive development.

Aspiring broadcasters will work in the University's industry-standard radio studios to produce a real radio news bulletin – researching, writing and presenting a package to deadline. The Tennyson Research Centre, based at Lincoln Central Library, will host a unique history masterclass, exploring how the physical landscape was represented in text and images during the time of the great Romantic poet in the 19th century.

For more information on Masters study or to book a place at the Postgraduate Taster Day, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/pgevents or phone: 01522 886644. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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