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

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 Daniel Galbreath

Hi Daniel, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thanks! Above all else I feel distracted by the next things on my plate, but it certainly feels good to be done, and I feel like the viva process etc. really made me earn the award. What was your PhD...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr John Grayson

Hi John, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Without wanting to sound too Bill and Ted…’totally awesome dude!’ (S. Hereck. 1989)…sorry I’m referencing everything out of habit now. What was your PhD title? South Staffordshire Enamels: The lost...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tue 26

RBC Public Research Seminars

March 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 27
Wed 27

Brilliant Club Research Café

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 28

Getting to Grips with NVivo

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apr 03

Coffee & Chat

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Workshops, training, events and support for and in partnership with our PGRs.

Inside//Out festival

Inside//Out is our mid-year festival of PhD research that takes place every January. ADM postgraduate researchers at all stages are invited to join the festival line-up and present/discuss/exhibit/perform their research ... all in 5 minutes! . The festival offers a...

Pastoral support

Undertaking a PhD is an extremely rewarding experience, however there are inevitably times in the PhD journey that are challenging and affect both the student experience and wellbeing. These might relate to issues such as mental health, disability, financial...

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 ... Provide...

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