The PGR Studio
Arts, Design & Media postgraduate researcher community
About The PGR Studio
The PGR Studio facilitates a critical mass of activity and information about postgraduate research student (PGR) provision at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (ADM) at Birmingham City University.
An introduction to
The PGR Studio
Lecturer in Research Practice
The PGR Studio seeks to promote an experimental, creative and practice-based space that resonates across all the academic Schools and disciplines in ADM. A studio can be an artists’ studio, a design studio, a recording studio, a rehearsal studio or a writing studio.
The PGR Studio aims to enhance the Arts, Design & Media PGR research community and student experience through supporting routes into and out of PhDs through professional and career development within and beyond Higher Education as well as the transition throughout PhD study. We run workshops, training, social events and other activities in partnership with our PGRs for our PGRs.
Interested in doing a
Interested in doing a PhD with the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University? As well as information here at The PGR Studio you can find out more information about the application process on the main University website in our four research degree areas:
You might also like to come along to one of our Thinking of Doing a PhD? workshops.
News, events, Twitter & Instagram feeds
The editorial team of Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music invite 300 word proposals for the next 2017 volume from PhD, MA and outstanding BA students. A song can be about anything About peace or war, or the sins of industry Or the discontents of fame, or of...
As a first year PhD Student in the School of Media at BCU I’m currently right in the middle of the ‘reading as much as possible’ stage of the PhD process. Telling people who aren’t doing a PhD that I’ve spent most of my time since September ‘reading and writing’ is...
An anonymous blog post by a current PhD student ... IF I COULD GO BACK AND OFFER MYSELF ADVICE BEFORE WRITING THE LITERATURE REVIEW … 1. Use you supervision team and talk to them. It’s tough to start writing to a blank criteria. Have conversations early on and...
Workshops, training and social events in partnership with our PGRs.
The PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund enables Arts, Design & Media PhD students to apply for funding to organise and facilitate development initiatives. These initiatives could take the form of workshops, events, training or social activities. They should...
ADM PhD Mentoring facilitates interdisciplinary mentoring partnerships between Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) at different stages of their research and between PGRs and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with mutual concerns across Arts, Design & Media. It aims to:...
Every Summer we run a conference as an inclusive yet experimental space for current PGRs to present research in progress to peers. It also provides an opportunity for PGRs to be involved in different elements of the conference from developing the conference theme to...