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Lockdown by Jonnie Turpie

Lockdown by Jonnie Turpie

Lockdown is difficult. No doubt about it. For artist and researchers alike it is not easy to focus on intellectual or artistic work. If one is a practice-based researcher, as many PGR members are, our practice has to be undertaken at home rather than in the studio or...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Charlie Sarson

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Charlie Sarson

Hi Charlie, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thanks! Now that it’s had time to sink in, it feels really rewarding and gratifying. At the time of the viva when the decision was communicated I was still full of adrenaline which then quickly...

Which days are good for you?

Which days are good for you?

We have been plotting away, thinking of different events and ways of finding out what you would like to do in our research community! But we first thought we'd start a very simple question... which days are good for you? We understand that everyone's research journey...

Inside//Out Festival 2020: A video and poem

Inside//Out Festival 2020: A video and poem

Documentation of our last research festival, as a montage. We hope it gives a real sense of the festival, and sparks ideas for what we could do for our next conference in July! Here's a video from Dr Susie Self... https://vimeo.com/390836485 And here is the classic...

What is the ARCO Project? by Alistair Rutherford

What is the ARCO Project? by Alistair Rutherford

Any eagle eyed students or staff of BCU may have noticed the new exhibition in the Curzon Building’s atrium, all about the fantastic ARCO Project... ... but, what is ARCO Project? Arco provides regular distance-learning opportunities for talented children in South...

The Saga Begins: Starting a PhD! By Emily Scarrott

The Saga Begins: Starting a PhD! By Emily Scarrott

“What have you been upto recently?” “Oh, actually I’m doing a PhD, I’m only about a month in though…” This is a conversation I’ve been having a lot recently. When you tell the outside world that you’ve started a PhD, they tend to respond in one of two ways: “Will you...

Why Did I Join the Mentoring Scheme? By Wanshu Li

Why Did I Join the Mentoring Scheme? By Wanshu Li

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 was told that I had been...

My Mentoring Experience by Cherry Sun

My Mentoring Experience by 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...

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