University Graduate School events

Yoga at Westmere

Date
Monday 11th November (16:30) - Monday 16th December 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.

Apply Yourself to...Preparing for Psychometric Tests for Postgraduate Researchers Untitled

Date
Tuesday 12th November 2019 (13:00-13:50)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Details and booking information for careers event for PGRs; suport with psychometric tests for postgraduate researchers - PhD careers

Innovative Researchers: Dr Caroline Ardrey

Date
Wednesday 13th November 2019 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Room 104 - Arts Building
Description
Come and hear how Caroline Ardrey, Lecturer in the College of Arts and Law, has co-developed and implemented a new way to analyse song through a pioneering digital dataset of both pop and classical music settings of Baudelaire's verse and prose poetry.

Shut up & Work

Shut up & Work
Date
Thursday 14th November 2019 (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.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: Writing your CV or job application

Date
Tuesday 19th November 2019 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
TBC
Description
Details and booking information for PGR careers event: help with applications and CVs for postgraduate researchers; PhD careers

Coffee and Catch-up: Have a Crafty Coffee!

Date
Wednesday 20th November (10:00) - Wednesday 18th December 2019 (11:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Are you a parent or carer who is also pursuing a postgraduate degree at the University of Birmingham? Take time out for a crafty coffee and catch-up at Westmere with fellow postgraduate researchers. Share your experiences of juggling research and responsibility.

PG Skills: Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating for professional success

Date
Wednesday 20th November 2019 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Muirhead 112
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.

How to Fund Your PhD Panel

Date
Thursday 21st November 2019 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
This panel will be made up of current postgraduate researchers who are funded from different sources, and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have around sourcing funding for your postgraduate research.

PhD Job Club Tutorial: How to explore your career options

Date
Wednesday 27th November 2019 (15:00-16:30)
Location:
TBC
Description
Details and registration for PGR careers event; explore your career options after a PhD for postgraduate researchers

PhD Chat: Academic Writing Tips #acwrimo

Date
Thursday 28th November 2019 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
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. Discussion topic: Academic writing tips

PG Skills: Reflecting on Experience & Translating to CV

Date
Wednesday 4th December 2019 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Muirhead 112
Description
You will learn some helpful reflective approaches, enabling you to increase your self-awareness around your strengths and competencies, to communicate your strengths to an employer - either within a CV or in an interview, and take your reflective skills forward into your future career.

A Very Festive Westmere (Postgraduate Researcher Social)

Date
Wednesday 11th December 2019 (16:00-18:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Get your Christmas hats and jumpers on for Westmere House's festivities! Come along to decorate our tree and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be served. All postgraduate researchers and members of staff are invited to join us!
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