Think Graduate School Fridays

Think Graduate School (TGS) Fridays are informal talks and discussions on prominent topics to postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham. They are delivered by the people that know best: postgraduate researchers (and where appropriate, academics). They happen every other Friday and refreshments are provided.  TGS Fridays are a great way to meet new people in an informal and friendly setting, and learn from other postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham.

TGS Fridays wants you

TGS Fridays are talks for postgraduate researchers, by postgraduate researchers. That means that if you are a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham and you have an idea for a talk that your peers from across disciplines would be interested in, you can deliver a TGS talk.

We can also accommodate more than one speaker for many of our talks, so if there is a subject in our forthcoming events that you feel you can to contribute to, please get in touch to offer your services.

Contact if you are interested in proposing a talk, or contributing to a forthcoming talk.

Forthcoming TGS Fridays events

The following talks have been confirmed for the 2014/15 academic year:

TGS Fridays - An introduction to post-doctoral funding

Friday 8th May 2015 (13:30-14:30)
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If you are turning your thoughts to life in academia after your PhD studies, then you need to know about Postdoctoral Research Funding. David Evans from the College of Social Sciences Research Support Office will be giving an introductory talk on a range of funding schemes open to Postdoctoral researchers that are designed to help you get a foot on the academic career ladder.

Think Graduate School Fridays - Planning your own academic conference

Friday 22nd May 2015 (14:30-15:30)
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Developing your own academic conference can be a highly effective way for a postgraduate researcher to network and raise their research profile, and a well put together conference can give your career a significant boost. Angela Meadows, from the School of Psychology, will be talking about her own research conference, which is now in its third year.
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Follow live on Twitter

These sessions will be live tweeted so if you can’t make it, follow the discussion on the University Graduate School Twitter feed using #tgsfridays. We can also ask questions on your behalf live during the session and reply to you via Twitter. 

Previous TGS Fridays events

TGS Fridays has been running since the 2012/13 academic year. If you would like details of past TGS Fridays talks, including slides from previous talks, please email


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