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Why Did I Join the Mentoring Scheme?

Why Did I Join the Mentoring Scheme?

Wanshu Li, School of Jewellery A few weeks after I formally started my PhD programme at BCU, I was introduced to the PGR Studio Mentoring Scheme. Having heard so many good things about it, I decided to give it a go. Registration was a simple process and before long I...

My Mentoring Experience – Cherry Sun

My Mentoring Experience – Cherry Sun

I am a PhD student who is major in Contemporary art China and Landscape architecture in the School of ADM. During the first year, I signed up as a mentee in the Birmingham City University through the PGR Studio. I had a wonderful encounter with my mentor in the...

The Last Ascent to Delivering Your PhD

The Last Ascent to Delivering Your PhD

The Last Ascent to Delivering Your PhD: What it Really Feels Like Susie Self   Imagine for a moment that you are at the point of submitting your PhD. Like me you will make the trip to University House. In my case, that’s this week. I will be carrying three A3...

Top Tips for New PhDs!

Top Tips for New PhDs!

By Federica Mirra (PGR Studio) Last week we welcomed the new PGRs from Arts, Design and Media with presentations and activities to get to know each other and approach the PhD journey in a fun and inclusive way. The PhD is a roller coaster, one day you feel you are on...

Alchemies of Research Part III

Alchemies of Research Part III

Trickers at the Conference by Georgina Garbett I was very excited to have my proposal for a “happening” accepted for the Alchemies of Research conference.  I had attended the conference in 2017 and found it inspiring, exciting and supportive, so this gave me the...

Alchemies of Research: Part I

Alchemies of Research: Part I

As the first in three blog posts, PGR Studio Researcher Susie Self reflects upon the morning of our recent Alchemies of Research Conference.   [pdf-embedder url="http://pgr-studio.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Susie-Final-Alchemies-of-Research-19th-July.pdf"...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Tam Alfahal

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Tam Alfahal

Hi Tam, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thank you! It feels overwhelming and so surreal! What was your PhD title? Creating & Curating a Practical Approach to Contemporary Islamic Design Pedagogy and Practice. Can you explain in a couple of...

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