Events

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Date
Wednesday 28th September 2016 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This is an introductory workshop for new postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham. During this workshop you will begin to develop the skills and capabilities you need to be a successful researcher. It is also an opportunity to meet other new postgraduate researchers and find out about resources to help you make a great start to your time at Birmingham.

Wellbeing Friday (Qigong )

Date
Friday 30th September 2016 (13:00-14:00)
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.

PGR Social

Date
Friday 30th September 2016 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
All new and current postgraduate researchers are invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Come and meet your colleagues from across different disciplines and make connections in a relaxed atmosphere after a busy week. Refreshments will be provided.

Research Across Campus

Date
Wednesday 26th October 2016 (17:30-19:00)
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.

PGR funding advice event

Date
Wednesday 9th November 2016 (14:00-16:30)
Location:
Westmere House (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
If you need some advice about funding your studies, 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 on a one-to-one basis. Whether you are seeking information about scholarships, want to learn more about part-time employment or need guidance on your financial situation, this is your chance to get the answers you need. Cake and refreshments will be provided, and all attendees will receive a free piggy bank! 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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