University Graduate School events

Shut up & Work

Shut up & Work
Date
Friday 28th July 2017 (09:30) - Thursday 16th August 2018 (17:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Who said writing (or reading) needs to be a solitary experience? 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. Each session starts at 9:30 and finishes at 17:00 and has coffee breaks to allow you to recharge and network with other postgraduate researchers without feeling guilty.

Monthly welcome and induction activities

Date
Wednesday 31st January (10:30) - Wednesday 25th July 2018 (14:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Monthly welcome and induction activities for new postgraduate researchers

PhD Job Club Tutorial: How to explore your career options

Date
Friday 4th May 2018 (10:00-11:15)
Location:
Arts 119
Description
PhD Job Club Tutorials are small, informal group sessions led by the PGR Careers Adviser. They offer a chance to discuss popular career-related issues amongst PhDs, with more time than a 1:1 appointment. Open to PhDs from all disciplines!

PhD Job Club Tutorial: Deciding between your career options

Date
Thursday 10th May 2018 (15:00-16:15)
Location:
Mechanical Engineering B07
Description
If you're facing decisions like these about your next steps post-PhD then this tutorial is here to help. PhD Job Club Tutorials are small, informal group sessions led by the PGR Careers Adviser. They offer a chance to discuss popular career-related issues among PhDs, with more time than a 1:1 appointment. Open to PhDs from all disciplines!

Three Minute Thesis Live Final

Date
Wednesday 16th May 2018 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Aston Webb main lecture theatre
Description
See the finalists for this year's competition battle for the top prize (a £500 travel bursary) and a spot in the national 3MT competition. Our finalists will be scrutinised by a panel of judges, and they will decide who goes on to the national 3MT® competition. All members of staff and students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research) are invited to join us.

Succeeding in non-academic interviews: an essential guide for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
This practical seminar will help you with key techniques on how to prepare for non-academic interviews and how to effectively translate your postgraduate skills and experience into strong interview answers. The seminar will also be very useful for candidates who have secured an interview for the 2018-19 Westmere Scholarship.

Research Poster Conference 2018

Date
Wednesday 13th June 2018 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
aston webb
Description
This year the Research Poster Conference at the University of Birmingham will be celebrating its 12th year and will be held on Wednesday 13 June 2018 in the Great Hall of the Aston Webb building (R6 on campus map) We invite everyone to join us to celebrate the exciting research undertaken by our postgraduate researchers from all five Colleges across the University. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference free of charge on the day, you just need to reserve a ticket. Don't forget to invite your colleagues, friends and family.

Developing Yourself for an Academic Career: tips and priorities

Date
Monday 25th June 2018 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Arts 101
Description
Competition for entry-level academic jobs is fierce and PhD graduates often feel ill-prepared to face this competitive market. This seminar is designed to help you understand how to best develop yourself in order to put yourself in the best position when going for academic jobs. You will also hear from academics themselves on the cornerstones of an academic career and how to take care of yourself and stay balanced in academia.
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Coming soon

The Westmere PGR Hub will be organising wellbeing sessions such as yoga, wellbeing walks and therapy dogs will have regular visits to Westmere soon. Make sure you follow us @UoBWestmere and @UoBGradSchool to hear about these events.