The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

See here for a recent review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (“the Concordat”) is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. The Concordat was […]

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Happy new (academic) year!

Happy new (academic) year!

A huge welcome to all our new and returning doctoral researchers! The PGR Studio team have been busy planning an exciting programme for the next year and are also excited to announce our PGR Studio booklet! The booklet includes our manifesto of researcher development, an overview of all our activities and also the full schedule […]

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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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About the experience (not the research) with Angela English

About the experience (not the research) with Angela English

In this series, we sit down with a current (or recent) PhD researcher and actively try not to talk about their research. Instead, we chat about their experience of doing a PhD, how they cope with the pressures and workload, and hopefully, find out something interesting about them on the way. In this article, we […]

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Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Our first Twitter conference (with lots of coffee)

Before Easter, we took part in … PressED: a WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter. Armed with plenty of coffee at Yorks Bakery, we embarked on our first Twitter conference experience. It was a chaotic, fun, operationally complex (involving multiple laptops, people live tweeting simultaneously and timekeeping par excellence from Emily) and […]

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