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

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
Euro doc: an international federation of researchers from the European Union and the Council of
The Guardian Higher Education
Midland4Cities doctoral training
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
Advance-HE: a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and
Midland4Cities 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
The School library liaisons are:
Emma BrownSchool of Art
School of Game, Film and Animation
School of Visual Communication
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Chloe SmithSchool of Architecture & Design
School of English​
School of Fashion & Textiles​
School of Jewellery​
School of Media
Susan O'SullivanSchool of Social Sciences​

Student Reps

Emily ScarrottBirmingham Institute of Creative Arts
Harrison CharlesBirmingham Institute of Media and English
Daniel Blanco AlbertRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire
Roxanne KordaMidlands4Cities

Faculty of Arts, Design & Media Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

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