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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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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My Erasmus Experience: Bukola Ajala

My Erasmus Experience: Bukola Ajala

The Erasmus exchange programme has impacted my life in very significant ways.  I arrived at Birmingham City University on the 29th of January 2018 and left for my home country exactly at the expiration of the 3-month programme. I left both the institution and the country with mixed feelings- though I had thoroughly enjoyed my […]

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About the experience (not the research): Jerome Turner

About the experience (not the research): Jerome Turner

These blogs are transcripts of interviews taken by former journalist, Simon Crisp, with research students at various stages of their PhDs. About the experience (not the research) with Jerome Turner 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 […]

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