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February 2018

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 22 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

Beyond the PhD: Preparing for Postdoc life

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon C038, 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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April 2018

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C038, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free -1 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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>Waking>Walk>Winterbourne>

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2RT
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During the spring months, members of the ADM PGR community will get the opportunity to participate in three walking tours organized by Gregory Dunn, artist & AHRC Funded PhD Research Candidate and supported by the PGR Studio's Research Development Fund. Please, find the invitation for the first walk below ... >Waking>Walk>Winterbourne> Want to experience a waking life outside of BCU? Please walk beside me on a short and stimulating stroll (only 0.6miles!) to Winterbourne House from 'University' train station. We’ll move amongst staff…

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May 2018

Thinking of doing a PhD?

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
P129 The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
P130 The Parkside Building, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD United Kingdom
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Free 27 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 @ 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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