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The PGR Studio

November 2018

Thinking of Doing a PhD?

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar room (F.05), Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
Birmingham , B3 3BX
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Join us to find out more about undertaking a PhD at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media, BCU. 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. We will be running Developing my Research Ideas workshops…

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Viva Survival

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon 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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April 2019

Coffee & Chat

April 3, 2019 @ 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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Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

You’ve seen a 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 our call for papers? Come along to this abstract writing drop-in where you will hear from researchers about how they write conference abstracts. Coinciding with the PGR Studio's annual conference you can also speak to the conference team about this year’s themes and discuss your ideas over free coffee. Keep…

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May 2019

Coffee & Chat

May 1, 2019 @ 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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How not to apply for a postdoc

May 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thinking of applying for a postdoc or for funding for after your PhD? You are invited to explore the ‘don’ts’ and ‘dos’ of application writing to support your own application. 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 these and…

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Viva Survival

May 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, 2019 @ 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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Pimp my thesis

June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

More information coming soon!

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Mentoring gathering

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the second 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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Demystifying the P-A-P

June 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free 30 spots left

PhD students are required to undertake a Progression Assessment Panel after their first year of study (two years for part-time students) to progress onto the rest of their PhD. However, what exactly is the PAP? what does it entail? how can you prepare? and is it really as scary as it sounds?! This workshop includes short presentations from current PhD students who are PAP survivors alongside thoughts from one of our Research Degree Coordinators who is responsible for running PAPs…

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July 2019

PhD picnic

July 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastside City Park, Curzon Street
Birmingham, B4 7AP
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Take a well-deserved break from your PhD as we come towards the end of the academic year and join us for an informal picnic in the (hopefully) sunny weather. Bring your lunch, kick back and relax with fellow ADM PhD students. We'll be in the park area outside the Parkside Building. Please bring friends or colleagues along too - all welcome! *Please note that this event is weather permitting*

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PGR Studio annual conference

July 5, 2019
The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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More information coming soon!

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