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February 2018

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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Mentoring gathering

February 28 @ 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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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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PhD Writing Intensive

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Curzon C510, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 29 spots left

Research shows that writing in groups makes people more productive. Are you an Arts, Design & Media PhD researcher in the mid to late stages of your PhD and working hard on your thesis? Would you like to find out how many thousands – yes, thousands! – of new words you can write in just one day? Then come to our one-day Writing Intensive day facilitated by Dr Helen Kara. Whether you’re stuck in a writing rut, need some writing motivation or everything’s going fine and…

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