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February 2018

How not to apply for a postdoc

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
P130 The Parkside Building, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD United Kingdom
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Free 26 spots left

Coinciding with the release of new postdoc fellowships made available by the faculty, you are invited to explore the 'don'ts' and 'dos' of application writing to support your own case for support. This session performs a role reversal. It places you, the applicant, as a member of the selection committee for a postdoc opportunity. You will assess selected postdoc applications that have been written to highlight common mistakes in the application process and it will be your task to identify…

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March 2018

Beyond the PhD: Preparing for Postdoc life

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon C262, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 24 spots left

Interested in embarking on a career in academia? The period immediately after your PhD is likely to one of the most challenging and difficult to navigate and so preparation for postdoctoral life whilst you are undertaking your PhD is essential. This workshop considers the opportunities available after your PhD and also highlights some of the activities that you can do during your PhD to position and prepare yourself for postdoc life, and maximise your chances of success. We will discuss…

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April 2018

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C262, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free -1 spots left

You’ve seen an exciting conference and the call for papers has finally been released but now what? How do you write an abstract that shows off your research and responds to the call for papers? Come along to this abstract writing workshop where you will receive tips from seasoned conference pros over drinks and refreshments, and get an opportunity to practice your abstract writing skills! Applying for the PGR Studio’s annual conference is a perfect opportunity to start this – keep…

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History and Education in Art and Design

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The research within HEAD (History and Education in Art and Design) is wide-ranging, potentially embracing any aspect of visual culture from any period of history up to and including the present day, as well as exploring past and current issues and approaches in art and design education. HEAD will be hosting two research seminars within the SOARS 2017-18 programme, to take place in the spring term. All staff and students are encouraged to come along and participate in discussion.

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May 2018

Viva Survival

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
P130 The Parkside Building, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD United Kingdom
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Free 27 spots left

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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