Useful information and opportunities for PGRs

Funding Opportunities

Arts and Humanities Research Council
Arts Council
Horizon 2020: the EU framework for research and innovation
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Economic and Social Research Council
European University Institute
Leverhulme Trust


Find a postdoc: Job listings for new and recently qualified The leading platform for academic jobs in the
Humanities and Social Sciences net: Job opportunities worldwide
The Guardian: For jobs within and beyond academia
BCU careers

Communities and Networks - at Birmingham City University

The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural
Riffs Postgraduate Journal

Communities and Networks - beyond the University

British Black Academics: A network of academics dedicated to tackling racial inequality in higher education
British Council Network UK: to help you make the transition to take up a research post in the UK
British Federation of Women Graduates
Euro doc: an international federation of researchers from the European Union and the Council of
The Guardian Higher Education
Midland3Cities doctoral training partnership
The National Union of Students
The Times Higher

Development and Training

The Brilliant Club: An award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective
Society for Research in Higher
Higher Education Academy: An independent non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher
Midland3Cities research training
UK Council for Graduate
Vitae: A national organisation set up to provide support for training for all postgraduate researchers.
Nadine Muller: A regularly updated blog with helpful sections for Research Survivors and Guides to
The Thesis Whisperer: A blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and has a number of useful sections relevant to PGRs
‘Piling Higher and Deeper’ - the PhD comic


BCU Library Catalogue
BCU Library Resources
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

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

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