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November 2017

PhD writing retreat

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
P131 The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 12 spots left

Led by Dr Helen Kara, this practical workshop will enable you to explore different aspects of the writing process, writing strategies and will be a chance for you to do some PhD writing. It is tailored specifically for Arts, Design & Media PhD researchers in the early to mid-stages of their research. Lunch and refreshments will be included. Here's what some our researcher's said last year: Helen was so much fun and shared so much with us ... she tapped into my most intimate fears…

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Thinking of doing a PhD?

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 5 spots left

You are invited to ... Thinking of Doing a PhD? An event and conversation 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. Hear from…

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Mentoring launch and lunch

November 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Boston Tea Party, 190 Corporation Street
Birmingham, B4 6QD
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All successful mentors and mentors on the Research Mentoring scheme are required to attend our Launch and Lunch! At this event we will discuss the roles and responsibilities of mentees and mentors, some of the ethical considerations of mentoring and the ethos of our mentoring scheme. Mentees and mentors will also find out who they have been paired with, and given coffee vouchers to use during their initial meetings. This event is open to all ADM PhD researchers accepted onto…

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Viva Survival

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon C272, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 30 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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Introduction to teaching and pedagogy

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curzon – C420, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 30 spots left

The session is designed to support researchers develop teaching tools useful for any environment, from lectures to tutorials. There will be practical tips on such topics as - Generating good conversations; Assessing for learning; Effective questioning and many more. In addition to this, the session will explore some pedagogic theory. This session is run by The Brilliant Club, a charity that works to widen access to highly-selective universities by placing PhD and postdoctoral researchers in low participation schools. Over the last 5…

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December 2017

Show me the money! Applying for the researcher development fund

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C401, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 30 spots left

The PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund enables Arts, Design & Media PhD students to apply for funding to organise and facilitate development initiatives. These initiatives could take the form of workshops, events, training or social activities. They should clearly benefit PhD students across ADM or within smaller research areas, enhance the ADM PhD environment and community. This informal workshop provides a crucial opportunity to understand how to cost your initiative as well as develop your proposal ideas. We will also look…

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ADM end of year PhD party

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free 60 spots left

Celebrate the end of 2017 and catch up with other PhD researchers at the end of year ADM PhD party! Join us for a mince pie and a drink at this informal gathering for ADM PhD students in Birmingham City Centre. *Christmas jumper optional* Book your free place using the RSVP below.

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January 2018

Coffee and chat

January 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6/8 Kafe, Millennium Point
Birmingham, B4 7XG
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Join us at 6/8 Kafe for a Coffee & Chat for an opportunity to meet with The PGR Studio Research Assistants and other ADM postgraduate research students to socialise and discuss all things PhD. These will be scheduled on a regular basis so keep an eye on social media for dates and locations. Drinks on us!

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February 2018

Thinking of doing a PhD?

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 30 spots left

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. We will be running Developing…

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#PhDlifehacks: getting to know your library

February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free 30 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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April 2018

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free 30 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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May 2018

Thinking of doing a PhD?

May 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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. We will be running Developing…

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Viva Survival

May 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free 30 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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July 2018

PhD picnic

July 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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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