University Graduate School events

Yoga at Westmere

Date
Wednesday 17th October 2018 (16:30) - Wednesday 20th February 2019 (17:30)
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.

Shut up & Work

Shut up & Work
Date
Thursday 25th October 2018 (09:30) - Tuesday 26th March 2019 (17:00)
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.

Westmere Workout

Date
Wednesday 31st October (16:00) - Wednesday 28th November 2018 (17:00)
Location:
Westmere House (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Join us for Westmere Workout if you fancy running around some of the nice local scenery or if you want to exercise in the comfort of the Westmere building. Open to all postgraduate researchers.

Westmere Lunch Club

Date
Monday 5th November (12:00) - Monday 3rd December 2018 (13:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Do you ever find yourself eating lunch at your desk? Why not come to the Westmere Lunch Club and enjoy your lunch with other PGRs and the Westmere Scholars. It is a great chance to network, but also to take a real break at lunch time and get away from work.

U21 & PwC Innovation Challenge

Date
Monday 12th November 2018 (14:30) - Sunday 27th January 2019 (23:59)
Location:
Online
Description
The Universitas 21 and PwC Innovation Challenge is an online competition open to all postgraduates, starting on Monday 21 January 2019. You will need to carry out your own research, construct a reasoned argument and record a 3 minute video pitch addressing the issue.

PhD Chat

Date
Thursday 15th November 2018 (12:30) - Thursday 11th July 2019 (14:30)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
The aim of our PhD Chat session is to give postgraduate researchers an opportunity to meet other PGRs, ask any questions, learn about the support available as well as share your experience and help others. Each session involves a discussion on a specific topic related to pursuing a PhD.

PG Skills: Stand out and get ahead in the recruitment process

Date
Friday 16th November 2018 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Building Room G42 [Y3 on the Campus Map]
Description
Hailed as "the most useful workshop I have been to during my degree" this interactive session is back by popular demand. Learn how to utilise your research skills, investigate your sector (both academia and industry), prep for interview and get inside the heads of future employers.

Innovative Researchers: Breakfast with Professor Mark Drayson

Date
Thursday 29th November 2018 (09:30-10:30)
Location:
Institute of Biomedical Research (B2), Seminar Room
Description
Come and hear how Mark Drayson, Professor Clinical Immunodiagnostics & Director of Clinical Immunology Service has instigated a spinout company to commercialise his research in order to impact and benefit patients and doctors worldwide.

Research Across Campus

Date
Thursday 13th December 2018 (12:30) - Thursday 13th June 2019 (14:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Research Across Campus is a networking event where postgraduate researchers from different disciplines get together to present their research (or an aspect of their research e.g. methodology or analysis) in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment. Lunch is provided.
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