Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Regina Seiwald

Hi Regina, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Absolutely thrilled! I have to admit that it took me some days to realise that I have passed my viva – despite the whole department celebrating with me! What was your PhD title? Towards a New Theory of Metafiction: Literary Self-Reflexiveness in Contemporary British […]

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Media Insight Training: Dan Thurley

Media Insight Training: Dan Thurley

As someone who works on the ‘other side’ of the media in a purely technical capacity coordinating live shots for TV news, I found some of Simons ‘war stories’ really, interesting and it opened my eyes to a journalistic side I hadn’t considered before and so I found the media training with Simon useful.    […]

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PGR Opera: Quilt Song by Susie Self

PGR Opera: Quilt Song by Susie Self

All PGRs are invited to the premiere of Susie Self’s new opera, Quilt Song. The opera is part of Susie’s PhD work at BCU and offers a challenge to traditional operatic forms and styles. The opera takes place at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th October, 7-8.50pm. Tickets […]

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Early Career Survival Guide

Early Career Survival Guide

In view of the mounting challenges facing early career academics after the PhD, Dr Derek Dunne (Cardiff University) and Dr Toria Johnson (University of Birmingham) have compiled this online survival guide. The guide includes a range of resources, useful for those who are working towards as well as having completed the PhD. These include: Updates […]

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Vivid Stream by Susie Self

Vivid Stream by Susie Self

Here’s PhD Student, Susie Self’s, new Installation Opera VIVID STREAM, which was performed at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the 27th June 2018 as part of The CODA Festival.   The installation is designed to run independently and continuously in a space. Perhaps in the foyer of an opera house so that people can interact with as much or as little as they like. In […]

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