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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New Generation Thinkers

New Generation Thinkers

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, New Generation Thinkers (NGT) is a scheme for early career researchers and postdocs run by both the AHRC and the BBC.¬† In the past two years, BCU has enjoyed some success in the competition, with Dr Islam Issa appointed as a New Generation Thinker in 2017 […]

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