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February 2018

#PhDlifehacks: getting to know your library

February 21 @ 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

From sourcing literature in its various forms and specialist journals from other Universities to using services like EThOS to access theses across the UK, a library is a potentially endless resource that is vital in helping you with your PhD research. In collaboration between The PGR Studio and ADM library specialists at BCU, this workshop is tailored specifically for Arts, Design & Media PhD students to provide more information about using the University’s library for your PhD research. It will also give you a chance…

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The Alternative Art School Tour

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free 16 spots left

For one week only, School of Art PhD students will hijack The PGR Studio including all social media and The PGR Studio will takeover one of the School of Art PhD seminars to create ... the Alternative Art School Tour! Through an exploration of the fabulous neo-Gothic School of Art building, this alternative seminar event will offer a space to celebrate, discuss and share PhD research at the School of Art. Meet us in the School of Art foyer at 4pm!

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Jazz Studies

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar Jazz Studies: Translating the Local 1600-1730 Wednesday 21 February P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Dr. Adiel Portugali (Tel Aviv University) – China’s Marginal Sounds: The Case of Kunming Jazz My paper will explore the interface between jazz, place and identity in China, by examining the small-scale and relatively unknown jazz scene in Kunming – the capital city of Yunnan province. Through empirical findings and comparative studies, I will analyse expressions of locality and regional…

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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

Mentoring gathering

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is the first of two gatherings for our mentors and mentees to share mentoring stories in Birmingham City Centre. New applicants will also be joining to become part of the mentoring community and get a flavour of what our mentoring partnerships look like. Current and future mentors and mentees will be invited separately to this mentoring gathering with further details. We look forward to seeing you there! Interested in having a mentor or mentoring another PhD student? Find out more information…

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