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Swansea University is delighted to be headline sponsor at this year’s MediWales NHS Connect Conference. The health and life science event is being held on July 2 at Swansea University Bay Campus’s Great Hall and will see NHS colleagues from across Wales, local companies and the wider industry sector will join to share clinical innovation in practice to improve patient outcomes.

The conference, which  will welcome NHS Director General Andrew Goodall as its keynote speaker, aims to  showcase the excellent work being carried out by the health and care communities in Wales, improve collaborative working between the health boards, industry and research communities, raise the profile of NHS Wales and clinical innovation across the UK and also support closer working relationships between industry, NHS and research groups and clinical trials capabilities.

Swansea University Medical School will be on hand during the conference to talk to NHS staff about opportunities to study at a postgraduate level. The Medical School’s postgraduate education is designed to fit around the lives of busy health professionals.

The Medical School offers a flexible, modular framework which allows you to study part-time Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates as well as giving you standalone CPD and online distance learning options.

If you are concerned about tuition fees and funding, Welsh Government has recently announced a new funding package for Master’s students living in Wales. This is the most generous funding package available to postgraduate students in the UK. Funding will be available to students starting eligible master’s courses from September 2019. You may be able to receive a maximum of £17,000 for the duration of your course. Money will be paid directly to you, and you choose how to spend it.

This funding is available for Master’s courses at Swansea University including MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Master’s by Research and MPhil. PGCert and PGDip courses are not eligible. You must normally live in Wales, and not have moved there for the purposes of study, you must be under the age of 60, it is available to those who do not already hold a Master's (or higher) level qualification (PGCert and PGDip holders are eligible to apply for funding) and is available for full-time & part-time master's programmes.

Swansea University Medical School also offers Postgraduate Taught Master's Scholarships, each worth £3,000 towards tuition fees for UK or EU students starting postgraduate taught master's courses in September 2019. Eligible courses are:

To find out more about studying at Swansea University Medical School come and meet us at the MediWales NHS Connects Conference on July 2 or get in touch – you can email us study@swansea.ac.uk, call us on 01792 295111 or visit us at www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine

**The MediWales Connects Conference 2019 has been awarded 6 CPD hours by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Certificates of attendance are available on request).