University Graduate School events

Westmere Coffee Mondays

Date
Monday 4th February (10:00) - Monday 24th June 2019 (11:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Join our Coffee Mondays to kick off your week with the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans! This event is an excellent opportunity for PGRs to catch up with friends (or make new ones!) over a cup of coffee and/or tea before we start working on our research.

Yoga at Westmere

Date
Wednesday 6th February (16:30) - Wednesday 26th June 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.

Wellbeing Thursdays

Date
Thursday 7th February (12:00) - Thursday 11th April 2019 (14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Join us to learn about practical wellbeing tips and useful information about maintaining wellbeing and good mental health during your research degree. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Shut up & Work

Shut up & Work
Date
Tuesday 12th February (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.

1920s Murder Mystery Night at Westmere

Date
Thursday 21st February (18:00) - Wednesday 10th April 2019 (21:00)
Description
You are invited to a sophisticated evening at our 1920s Jazz Bar in Westmere House. The only catch? There's a murderer afoot…

Insider Secrets: Monthly welcome and induction activities

Date
Wednesday 27th February (10:30) - Wednesday 31st July 2019 (14:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
The University Graduate School (UGS) run monthly induction activities to welcome postgraduate researchers joining the University at different times of the year. These are great opportunities to meet other PGRs and learn about support available at the University..

PhD Chat

Date
Thursday 21st March (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.

Westmere's State & Debate Night

Date
Thursday 28th March 2019 (16:00-18:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Be sure to join us for an energising evening of debating around a series of statements with your fellow PGRs.

Researcher Reflexivity Workshop

Date
Saturday 6th April 2019 (10:00-14:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Reflexivity is a method used by researchers to increase transparency and rigour into their research and decrease subjectivity and bias. This session will explore reflexivity and how it may benefit researchers.

Research Across Campus

Date
Thursday 11th April (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.

Birmingham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final

Date
Wednesday 15th May 2019 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre (C-Block)
Description
All members of staff, students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research) and alumni are invited to join us for the 3MT final to support our finalists and learn more about research projects conducted by our postgraduate researchers.

Research Poster Conference 2019

Date
Wednesday 19th June 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
The Great Hall - Aston Webb - Edgbaston Campus
Description
We invite everyone (students, members of staff and public) to join us to celebrate the exciting research undertaken by our postgraduate researchers.
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