Resources

Useful information and opportunities for PGRs

Funding Opportunities

DetailsLinks
Arts and Humanities Research Council www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/
British Academywww.britac.ac.uk/funding-opportunities
Arts Council Englandwww.artscouncil.org.uk
Horizon 2020: the EU framework for research and innovationhttps://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actionshttps://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about_en
Economic and Social Research Councilhttp://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/
European University Institutehttps://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships
Leverhulme Trusthttps://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-funding

Careers

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Find a postdoc: Job listings for new and recently qualified PhDswww.findapostdoc.com/
Jobs.ac.uk: The leading platform for academic jobs in the UKwww.jobs.ac.uk
Humanities and Social Sciences net: Job opportunities worldwidehttps://www.h-net.org/jobs/
The Guardian: For jobs within and beyond academiahttps://jobs.theguardian.com
BCU careers servicewww.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/student-affairs/careers-and-job-prospects

Communities and Networks - at Birmingham City University

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The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Researchwww.bcmcr.org
Riffs Postgraduate Journal

Communities and Networks - beyond the University

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British Black Academics: A network of academics dedicated to tackling racial inequality in higher educationhttp://blackbritishacademics.co.uk
British Council Network UK: to help you make the transition to take up a research post in the UK smoothlywww.britishcouncil.org/new/euraxess
British Federation of Women Graduateshttps://bfwg.org.uk/bfwg
Euro doc: an international federation of researchers from the European Union and the Council of Europewww.eurodoc.net/eurodoc
The Guardian Higher Education Networkwww.theguardian.com/higher-education-network
Midland3Cities doctoral training partnershiphttp://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk
The National Union of Studentshttps://www.postgraduateforum.com
The Times Higher Educationwww.timeshighereducation.com

Development and Training

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The Brilliant Club: An award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universitieswww.thebrilliantclub.org
Society for Research in Higher Educationwww.srhe.ac.uk
Higher Education Academy: An independent non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher educationwww.heacademy.ac.uk
Midland3Cities research training www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/research-training.aspx
UK Council for Graduate Educationwww.ukcge.ac.uk/
Vitae: A national organisation set up to provide support for training for all postgraduate researchers. www.vitae.ac.uk
Nadine Muller: A regularly updated blog with helpful sections for Research Survivors and Guides to Academiawww.nadinemuller.org.uk/category/the-new-academic
The Thesis Whisperer: A blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and has a number of useful sections relevant to PGRshttps://thesiswhisperer.com
‘Piling Higher and Deeper’ - the PhD comic http://phdcomics.com/comics.php

Library

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BCU Library Catalogue https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/bcu
BCU Library Resourceshttps://icity.bcu.ac.uk/Library-and-Learning-Resources/Find-Resources
British Librarywww.bl.uk/
ETHoShttps://ethos.bl.uk/
The School library liaisons are:
Beth DelwicheSchool of Art
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Nancy JacksonSchool of English​
School of Media and NTI​
School of Architecture & Design
Susan O'SullivanSchool of Fashion & Textiles​
School of Jewellery​
School of Social Sciences​
School of Visual Communication

Student Reps

NameDisciplineImages
Sally BaileyArt
Jo Berry-FrithDesign
Hassan HussainEnglish
Sebastian SvegaardMedia
Richard StentonMusic & Performing Arts
Martin CoxMidlands4Cities

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