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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...

Lockdown by Jonnie Turpie

Lockdown by Jonnie Turpie

Lockdown is difficult. No doubt about it. For artist and researchers alike it is not easy to focus on intellectual or artistic work. If one is a practice-based researcher, as many PGR members are, our practice has to be undertaken at home rather than in the studio or...

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Charlie Sarson

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Charlie Sarson

Hi Charlie, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thanks! Now that it’s had time to sink in, it feels really rewarding and gratifying. At the time of the viva when the decision was communicated I was still full of adrenaline which then quickly...

Which days are good for you?

Which days are good for you?

We have been plotting away, thinking of different events and ways of finding out what you would like to do in our research community! But we first thought we'd start a very simple question... which days are good for you? We understand that everyone's research journey...

Inside//Out Festival 2020: A video and poem

Inside//Out Festival 2020: A video and poem

Documentation of our last research festival, as a montage. We hope it gives a real sense of the festival, and sparks ideas for what we could do for our next conference in July! Here's a video from Dr Susie Self... https://vimeo.com/390836485 And here is the classic...

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