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May 2019

ACE Funding Opportunities

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon B C487, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Many PGRs may not have experience of securing external funding or be aware that they are eligible to apply to organisations such as Arts Council England (ACE) to deliver a project. The half-day round table (12-3pm) provides a forum in which PGRs interested in ACE can ask questions about the process, and receive guidance from ACE Relationship Managers about the available funding schemes. Chaired by Ian Sergeant (a successful ACE applicant), the session also involves other PhD researchers who have been successful…

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Pathways to publishing research

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This session aims to get you on the road towards publishing your work guided by researchers who have done just that! We will explore how small first steps are important to getting 'on board', such as publishing a blog and submitting articles to journals. We will also explore how to identify gaps in the market for disseminating and publishing research and how to develop allies to help support and promote your work. This session aims to provide a supportive space…

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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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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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