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 Karen Patel

Hi Karen, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Great! It took about a week to sink in, people calling me ‘Dr’ helped but it was a strange moment when I was told I had passed. For 3 years the viva was this big scary thing that I was dreading, but in...

Viva 60-Second Interview: Dr Gregory Dunn

Hi Gregory, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thank you, it feels lovely.  Even though I have work (minor amendments) to complete, it’s great to have gotten this far and fulfilled the promise that I made to my family, friends and to myself. What...

A Day in the Life: Hassan Hussain

Hi, my name is Hassan Hussain and I am second-year PhD student in the School of English at Birmingham City University. My research explores the de/construction of gay men and the representation of homosexuality in 21st century British Theatre. I am a Research...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 17

Pop-up-Prof: Rajinder Dudrah

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed 24

Inside/Out PhD festival

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 29

Careers Events

January 29
Wed 31

Coffee and chat

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 07

BCMCR Research Seminar: Jazz Studies

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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 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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