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<> connectedness conference 2020

In 2020, our first-ever virtual conference … <  > connectedness: interactions, provocations, collaborations, took place on the 10th July 2020. We ran the conference on Discord -- Take a look at our conference! The conference aimed to explore the multifarious...

Uncertain Knowledge(s): Call for proposals

Uncertain Knowledge(s): Call for proposals

An artist’s working process is a hidden yet significant journey: it is where ambiguous and uncertain knowledge(s) are given the opportunity to be discovered through materiality and encounter. The artist’s process itself is also a highly valuable practice of research,...

Academics Anonymous: On Connectedness

Academics Anonymous: On Connectedness

“Everything is connected, even the parts we don’t like, especially the parts we don’t like.” ― Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Starting a PhD in the midst of a pandemic has been slightly challenging. Can I lay the blame on my grandmother and my...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Joanna Jarvis

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Joanna Jarvis

Hi Joanna, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! It’s a huge relief and very pleasing   What was your PhD title? Performance of the self in the theatre of the elite. The King’s Theatre, 1760-1789: The opera house as a political and social nexus...

My Brilliant Club story by Simeon Shtebunaev

My Brilliant Club story by Simeon Shtebunaev

My Brilliant Club Story   PhD title: "Youth’s perceptions towards the planning of the future ‘smart city’ in Europe." Scholars Programme course title:  ‘ Can you plan the Future ‘Smart City’?   How long have you worked as a PhD Tutor with The Brilliant Club? I...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Paul Norman

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Paul Norman

Hi Paul, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Well it’s coming up to the three-year anniversary and now it’s something I’m very proud of. At the time though it felt like surviving a car crash.   What was your PhD title? Unprotected Practice:...

PhD library hacks by Beth Delwiche

PhD library hacks by Beth Delwiche

A library isn't just a building full of books, it is so much more! Below are our top 10 library hacks to help you make the most of your library as a PhD researcher:   #10 Start simple: the library website The BCU library website is your gateway to all of the services...

Happy (academic) new year!

Happy (academic) new year!

A huge welcome to all our new and returning doctoral researchers! The PGR Studio team have been busy planning an exciting programme for the next year and are also excited to announce our PGR Studio booklet! The booklet includes our manifesto of researcher development,...

ACE funding opportunities by Ian Sergeant

ACE funding opportunities by Ian Sergeant

As part of BCU Arts Design and Media Faculty and PGR Studio a practice based space of doctoral training and excellence, I hosted a round table discussion  ACE Funding Opportunities. For the event I invited PhD researchers, arts organisations, an Arts Council England,...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Emily Bettison

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Emily Bettison

Hi Emily, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thank you! It feels like a massive relief to have passed the Viva.   What was your PhD title? The Creation of Creativity in Radio: How does radio as an industry define, practice and negotiate...

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