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May 2019

Spice up your Write!

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham, B9 4AR
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Spice up your Write! is an ADM PGR Studio-funded event organised by Birmingham City University ADM doctoral researchers, developed to foster productivity and wellbeing for doctoral researchers traversing through the unknown stages of the PhD journey. We invite researchers to come out of their isolated study spaces to overcome writer’s block and ebb of creativity, to break through boundaries and foster wellbeing through the provision of professional advice and peer-support. The day is structured with timed writing sessions framed with…

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Viva Survival

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon B C383, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7DB
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Whether you are on the verge of your viva or want to know more about what it entails, this workshop is for you! This Viva Survival workshop aims to equip you with useful strategies to help you prepare for your viva, get through the big day itself and provide relevant information to demystify the viva process. Hear from recently completed PhD students from different disciplines about their experiences as well as an examiners’ perspective. This is an informal and interactive…

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BCMCR Research Seminars – Game Cultures – Queer Games and Gothic Themes

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
C286, Curzon B, Curzon Building
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Kirsty Fraser (VooFoo Studios / Rainbow Game Jam) Why Queer Game Jams Are Important A lack of representation in games has been an issue for a while, and especially with a more diverse audience playing these games, why are the characters in the games we play not reflecting this? "Why Queer Game Jams Are Important" looks at the issue of LGBTQ+ representation in games and how queer game jams are a starting point for many people to break this barrier…

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June 2019

Thinking of Doing a PhD?

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Starbucks (Parkside foyer), The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7RJ
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Join us to find out more about undertaking a PhD at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media, BCU over coffee and cake. Whether you are simply thinking about doing a PhD or in the process of applying, this opportunity will enable you to understand what embarking on a PhD entails, details of the application process and points of contact, information about the wider PhD community and experience and is a chance to ask any questions you may have. This session is aimed at current…

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Coffee & Chat

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“There is no way I could take an hour out of my busy schedule to do something nice, for a free coffee, to have a space to chat with people from different departments at different points in their studies. I have absolutely no time to maybe learn something or maybe share my knowledge and no way could I eat my lunch away from my desk. I’m unbelievably busy!” . If this is you then don’t read on. . If its…

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