Events

Thesis Writing for International PGRs – Science, Medicine & Engineering (Methodology)

Date
Monday 23rd January 2017 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This course is for international postgraduate researchers in Science, Medicine and Engineering and will be delivered by experienced tutors of Academic English from Birmingham International Academy (BIA). This session (methodology) will examine the typical stages and moves in a methods section and help you to refine your language when describing step-by-step procedures in complex experiments.

Crisis in research: Time for a change (Westmere Lecture)

Date
Monday 23rd January 2017 (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower LT G15
Description
Professor Arturo Casadevall is an internationally renowned expert on infectious diseases and has won many distinguished awards for his research. Professor Casadevall is equally passionate about doctoral research and communicating research to a wider audience and his talk will focus on contemporary issues such as fraud, impact factors, research funding, rigour and gender imbalance. All students (including undergraduate students, taught and research postgraduates) and members of staff are invited to join us!

Westmere Book Group

Date
Tuesday 24th January 2017 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Take a break and share your love of reading with other PGRs. The book chosen for our next meeting is The Muse by Jessie Burton. It deals with hidden creative talents, global politics and art history.

Wellbeing session (Qigong)

Date
Tuesday 24th January 2017 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Join us to try Qigong as a relaxation technique and improve your wellbeing. This will be an introductory session and is suitable for all body types and fitness levels.Qigong is the basis upon which Chinese medicine first developed. It entails learning to guide Qi (vital energy) through a series of movements, postures and focused mind activities. Zhineng Qigong is the world's most widely practised qigong, with millions of practitioners globally. It lays equal emphasis on the body and the mind and involves both movement sequences and standing/seated meditation. The methods and exercises are simple to learn and relax the body and mind, relieving stress.

Insider secrets (postgraduate researcher induction)

Date
Wednesday 25th January 2017 (10:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This event is for postgraduate researchers who joined the University after 30 November 2016 and missed the induction activities. Postgraduate Coffee (10:30-12:00) Postgraduate Coffee 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. Lunch will be provided (12.00-13.00)Insider Secrets for postgraduate researchers (13:00-14:00) If you are a new postgraduate researcher at the University of Birmingham, then this is a session not to be missed. The session aims to bring new and current postgraduate researchers together to share useful tips about postgraduate life at the University of Birmingham.

Research Across Campus

Date
Wednesday 25th January 2017 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Research Across Campus is a monthly networking event where postgraduate researchers across disciplines get together to share their research and experiences in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment. The event includes 15-minute presentations by researchers from different disciplines, followed by informal discussions over refreshments. Come along if you would like to find out more about some of the exciting research that is happening across campus and meet other postgraduate researchers.

Thesis Writing for International PGRs – Science, Medicine & Engineering (Results & Discussion)

Date
Monday 30th January 2017 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This course is for international postgraduate researchers in Science, Medicine and Engineering and will be delivered by experienced tutors of Academic English from Birmingham International Academy (BIA). The results and discussion sections of a science-based thesis are where most writers will want to excel. We will look at a variety of ways of incorporating results and findings into a longer thesis. In this session you will also learn a little about the language of claims and recommendations.

PGR funding advice event

Date
Thursday 9th March 2017 (14:30-16:00)
Location:
Westmere House (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
If you need some advice about funding your studies over the summer and going into the next academic year, then this is the event for you. Luke Blaxhill, producer of the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, will be joining us to deliver a talk about funding from the voluntary sector. Afterwards you will have the chance to meet with representatives from across the University to find out about other funding opportunities you can apply for. Cake and refreshments will be provided, and all attendees will receive a free piggy bank and a digital copy of the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding on a USB. Space is limited, so please reserve your place to avoid disappointment.
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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.

If you have any suggestions or would like to run an event in Westmere, please get in touch with Dr. Eren Bilgen, our Community Engagement Officer or email the University Graduate School

 

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