London, United Kingdom, July 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A new postgraduate internet TV channel featuring interviews with leading academics at UK universities has been launched by Postgraduatesearch.com, an internet platform owned by Hotcourses Ltd. The online channel, known as pgsTV, offers prospective students insights into the various postgraduate departments at which they may one day choose to study.
The internet TV channel provides thousands of interviews with heads of departments, lecturers, and course leaders in which they discuss areas of research they are engaged in, what makes their department different and what prospective postgraduates might experience through studying with them. In addition, they offer students advice and guidance on their application, the skills they’ll learn while studying, and the career prospects that await them upon graduation. Its in-depth subject approach acknowledges that the decision to apply to a postgraduate course is largely department rather than university-led. As such interviews with academics about their research and their department strengths is the channel’s focus.
Every week the Hotcourses pgsTV team visit departments at universities up and down the country interviewing academics, with the aim of providing interviews with all 3,500 university departments in the UK. Once complete, each interview is edited and sent live within a week of being filmed so that the content is kept current.
Mike Elms, CEO of Hotcourses Ltd., commented: “Over 40% of all content consumed online is now video, which is why we have launched pgsTV. This is the future of the internet and we’re delighted to bring it to university education. Whether students are thinking of studying law, engineering, or doing a PGCE amongst the hundreds of subjects offered by universities, they can now go online and watch academics talk about what it would be like studying with them.
"We are making a very significant investment in Postgraduatesearch.com because, quite simply, we want to offer students the best online postgrad platform in the sector. I think we now have this, but will continue to generate new interviews until every postgrad department in the country is covered.”
PgsTV is an editorially driven internet channel, and as such universities are not charged to display interviews, so content is impartial and will be comprehensive. University departments can get in touch with the pgsTV team at Hotcourses to arrange interview times, or wait for the team to visit each campus.
Hotcourses was founded in 1996. It provides the world’s largest web-based course and university/college search for students looking to study around the world. Hotcourses web products are now used by over 30 million students annually, providing course and university/college information in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, Spain, Holland, and Sweden. The company employs 250 people world-wide and has offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, India.
For more information contact us on 0207 384 6000 or visit www.hotcourses.com