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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the outline for your 20 minute talk.
Forthcoming TGS Fridays events
Using PG forums to enhance the University experience
Gemma Norma, from the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, talks about how forums enhance PG student experience as well as benefiting UGs, their departments, the University and the academic community as a whole. Gemma has personal experience of participating in and attending various such forums in the School of History and Cultures and will talk about how forums can benefit departments across the university.
Friday 14 March, 13.30, Nuffield Building, Room G13
Inspire your future with Leading Academics
Wiseborn Danquah, current Postgraduate Students' Officer, talks about his involvement with Leading Academics - an inspirational speakers and leadership development programme for doctoral researchers run by Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI). Wiseborn used the experience of the 2013 Leading Academics programme to develop his leadership skills and successfully won the recent Guild of Students election and now represents postgraduate students on the University Council and Graduate School Management Board.
Friday 28 March, 13.30, Nuffield Building, Room G13
An introduction to post doctoral funding
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.
The talk will be of particular interest to those studying in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and will also provide useful general information to those studying in other disciplines. It will also be most relevant to those in the final year of their doctoral studies, but of course all postgraduate researchers are welcome.
Friday 11 April, 13.30, Nuffield Building, Room G13
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
Previous TGS Friday events can be found at the following places: