Events

Library Specialist Advice Drop-in

Date
Tuesday 31st January (13:30) - Tuesday 7th March 2017 (14:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Specialists from the Library will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about finding information, using specialist research software, referencing, bibliometrics, research data management and even just how to find your way around the new Main Library.The drop-in sessions will take place on the following dates in Westmere (G15 on campus map): 31 January 2017 (13:30-14:30)14 February 2017 (13:30-14:30)28 February 2017 (13:30-14:30)7 March 2017 (13:30-14:30)

Shut up & Work

Date
Tuesday 14th February (09:30) - Tuesday 27th June 2017 (16:45)
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 16:30 and has coffee breaks to allow you to recharge and network with other postgraduate researchers without feeling guilty. Other Shut up & Work sessions are scheduled to take place on: 14 February, 28 February, 7 March, 21 March, 4 April, 25 April, 16 May, 30 May, 13 June and 27 June, so make sure you save these dates in your diary. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email Dr. Eren Bilgen (f.erenbilgen@bham.ac.uk) to reserve your place.

Insider secrets (postgraduate researcher induction)

Date
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (10:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This event is for postgraduate researchers who joined the University after December 2016 and missed the induction activities in January. 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.

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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