University Graduate School events

Yoga at Westmere

Date
Monday 13th January (16:30) - Monday 9th March 2020 (18:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Join our yoga session to improve your health and go back to work feeling refreshed. Each session is open to all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced and they are free for all postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Innovative Researchers: Professor Lee Chapman

Date
Tuesday 21st January 2020 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Frankland Building, room 1124
Description
Come and hear how Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience has commercialised his research, won several innovation awards and works extensively with industry to ensure maximum impact from his research activities.

Academic English for PGRs: Using supervisor feedback effectively

Date
Tuesday 21st January 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
By attending the session, you will be able to respond in appropriate ways to supervisor feedback.

Shut up & Work

Shut up & Work
Date
Thursday 23rd January (09:30) - Tuesday 25th February 2020 (16:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Our Shut up & Work sessions aim to help you work more productively in a supportive environment. You come along, set your target for the day and work until you achieve your target. It is open to all postgraduate researchers.

Knitting for Relaxation

Date
Friday 24th January 2020 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere Lounge
Description
Join us for an hour of relaxation over lunchtime and start your own knitting project.

Postgraduate Researcher Induction – Insider Secrets

Date
Wednesday 29th January 2020 (10:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
The monthly PGR induction is a great opportunity for new postgraduate researchers to meet the University's support providers and receive advice on taking full advantage of their time as postgraduate researchers - all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: How to explore your career options (1)

Date
Thursday 30th January 2020 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Details about PGR PhD careers event; careers event for PhD postgraduate researchers to give advice on how to research career options for PhDs. Career exploration, career options research for PhDs

PhD Chat: Sharing good practice from your teaching

Date
Thursday 30th January 2020 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
The aim of our PhD Chat session is to give you an opportunity to meet other PGRs, ask any questions, learn about the support available as well as share your experience and help others.

PG Skills: LinkedIn Advanced

Date
Thursday 30th January 2020 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Murray Learning Centre - Room LG13
Description
This 2-hour workshop has been specifically designed to help postgraduates become more confident in using LinkedIn proactively as a tool to promote themselves as professionals.

The Mindful Academic

Date
Friday 31st January 2020 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Are you looking for a more balanced and unrushed approach to academic life? This workshop outlines how mindfulness can help.

Academic English for PGRs: Avoiding plagiarism

Date
Tuesday 4th February 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
By attending the session, you will be able to recognise the benefits of appropriate synthesis of sources using writing strategies.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: Writing your CV or job application (1)

Date
Thursday 6th February 2020 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
PhD careers event, CV writing and job applications. Academic and non-academic CV writing for postgraduate researchers. CV advice for PhDs.

Innovative Researchers: Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner

Date
Wednesday 12th February 2020 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower - Room 415
Description
Come and hear how Tarsem, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, has created 360 degree immersive video apps to disseminate his research findings.

Academic English for PGRs: The language of literature reviews

Date
Tuesday 18th February 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
By attending the session, you will be able to understand the function of a literature review and how to incorporate it into your writing.

PG Skills: Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating for professional success

Date
Thursday 20th February 2020 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Alan Walters Building - Room 103
Description
Being able to successfully influence, negotiate and persuade is incredibly useful and sometimes vital in a job. These are therefore some of the top skills employers are looking for during recruitment.

PG Skills: Leadership

Date
Tuesday 25th February 2020 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Nuffield - G13
Description
This 2-hour workshop has been specifically designed to help Postgraduates gain insight in to leadership skills and the importance of this in the workplace.

PhD Chat: Working effectively with your supervisor(s)

Date
Thursday 27th February 2020 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
In this session we will be sharing tips on working effectively with your supervisors. Join us to meet other PGRs and share tips with each other over lunch.

Innovative Researchers: Professor Roy Bicknell

Date
Thursday 27th February 2020 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
IBR Seminar Room
Description
Come and hear how Roy Bicknell, Professor of Functional Genomics has partnered with Cancer Research UK to create a joint-venture company to commercialise his ground-breaking research resulting in a novel targeted therapy for solid tumours.

Academic English for PGRs: Writing critically

Date
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
By attending the session, you will be able to reflect on academic expectations regarding criticality in your field and use critical analysis in linguistically appropriate ways.

Innovative Researchers: Dr Tim Gilbert

Date
Tuesday 17th March 2020 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Physics West - Room 106
Description
Come and hear how Tim, PhD Civil Engineering alum, works with and supports innovators and entrepreneurs as a Patent Attorney for Swindell & Pearson.

Academic English for PGRs: Proofreading Techniques

Date
Tuesday 17th March 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Westmere Seminar Room
Description
By attending the session, you will be able to check your own work for signposting and logical flow; recognise and correct typical surface errors.

PG Skills: Excel for the Workplace

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2020 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Murray Learning Centre - Room LG13
Description
Excel can be a powerful and useful tool for day-to-day tasks as well as more complex projects when you know how to use it to your advantage. This hands-on workshop will teach you several handy tricks to optimise your data and your time as well as enhance your workplace skills.
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