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

Alberto Condotta

Alberto Condotta

Art & Design

Meet the

PGR Studio Team

Alberto Condotta

Alberto Condotta

Art & Design

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


Jakub Ceglarz

Jakub Ceglarz

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 Simon Cummings

Hi Simon, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! A real mixture of emotions: happiness and elation of course, but also a strange mix of anti-climax, sadness and “what on earth do I do now?”   What was your PhD title? Cloud Triptych: an...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Rommany Jenkins

Hi Rommany, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! It’s a great feeling – although part of me can’t quite believe it has happened. I did my PhD part-time so it has been a long time coming.   What was your PhD title? The origin and role of...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 28

Introducing The Brilliant Club

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed 28

BCMCR Research Seminar: amateurism in music

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 30
Jul 05

PhD picnic

July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jul 06

Jazz and Visual Style symposium

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 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...

PhD Mentoring

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:...

PGR Studio Conference

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...

Faculty of Arts, Design & Media Birmingham City University The Parkside Building 5 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD
Get In Touch

Enhancing the PGR community and student experience

Terms & Conditions     Privacy Policy

Pin It on Pinterest