Welcome to

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

Dr Jacqueline Taylor

Jacqueline Taylor

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.

The PGR Studio Team

The PGR Studio is made up of a staff and student team

Our PGRs

View our PGRs and their profiles

Meet the

PGR Studio People

Charlie Sarson


Meet the

PGR Studio Team

Charlie Sarson


The PGR Studio Team.

The PGR Studio team is made up of staff and PhD students. Some more text here perhaps.

Our PGR’s

View our PGR’s and their profiles.

Interested in doing a


Tamadhar Alfahal

PhD Student

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.

PGR Happenings

News, events, Twitter & Instagram feeds

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Jakub Ceglarz

Hi Jakub, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Odd and little bit anti-climactic. At the same time, I am extremely glad and thankful to everyone involved – a PhD is a team sport and I had an amazing team.  What was your PhD title? Ummm…wait - let...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Edmund Hunt

Hi Edmund, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! It was great to feel that years of work had come to fruition. I was very pleased to have passed, although it was a bit of an anti-climax; something which had been an all-consuming part of my life had...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 28

Coffee and chat

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Apr 11

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Apr 18

Promoting yourself as a researcher

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Apr 18

History and Education in Art and Design

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Apr 25

Waking Walk Winterbourne

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Workshops, training and social events in partnership with our PGRs.

PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund

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 clearly...

PhD Mentoring

ADM PhD Mentoring facilitates interdisciplinary mentoring partnerships between Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) at different stages of their research and between current and completed PGRs with mutual concerns across Arts, Design & Media. It aims to ......

PGR Studio Conference

Every Summer we run a conference as an inclusive yet experimental space for our 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 peer...

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