Events

Westmere Poetry Reading Group

Date
Thursday 21st January (17:00) - Thursday 9th June 2016 (19:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This is an informal poetry reading group where we read and discuss poems brought by different members every fortnight. It is open to all postgraduate researchers who are interested in reading or listening to poetry. You do not need to know anything about poetry, you only need to come along ready to chat! The Poetry Reading Group will be meeting in Westmere on the following dates: 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 3 March, 17 March, 14 April, 12 May and 9 June 2016 (17:00-19:00). If you would like to attend, please email Claire at clh363@bham.ac.uk

Copyright Clinic

Date
Tuesday 2nd February (13:00) - Tuesday 5th April 2016 (14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Copyright, like plagiarism, is something that can have serious repercussions for your research if got wrong. To help you avoid any problems, Steve Leigh, our Copyright Adviser from the Library Services, will be in Westmere on Tuesdays (13:00-14:00) to talk informally with you on a drop-in basis in order to answer any of your questions. Next drop-in sessions are on: 2 February, 2016, 23 February, 2016, 15 March, 2016, 5 April, 2016.

Overcoming procrastination

Date
Wednesday 10th (17:00) - Wednesday 24th February 2016 (19:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This two-week group on overcoming procrastination will help you to understand why we procrastinate, what unhelpful thinking styles we may have as barriers and explore options for change. It will be an opportunity to hear how others are coping with the demands of study at Postgraduate level and an invitation to share your own experiences. The first session is on 10 February, 2016 (17:00-19:00) and the second session is on 24 February, 2016 (17:00-19:00). We advise participants to attend both sessions to benefit from the course.

Westmere Launch Event

Date
Thursday 11th February 2016 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
All our postgraduate researchers are invited to the launch of the Westmere PGR Hub on 11th February, 2016. The evening will commence with light canapés and drinks reception at 17:30, followed by the Vice-Chancellor's speech, and opportunities to view the recently restored building. Places are limited, so please register your attendance.

Writing Your Results & Discussion Sections (Science, Medicine & Engineering)

Date
Tuesday 16th February 2016 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
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. This session is suitable for international PGRs who are in Science, Medicine and Engineering departments.

Shut up & Work

Date
Thursday 18th February 2016 (09:30-16:00)
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 will have coffee and cake breaks to allow you to recharge and socialise with other postgraduate researchers without feeling guilty.

Westmere Book Group

Date
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Share your love of reading with other PGRs and the University Graduate School's own novelist, Katharine D'Souza. The book chosen for our first meeting is The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe – a novel set in 1970s Birmingham and featuring a grammar school based on the King Edward's School just up the road from Westmere. If you're not from Birmingham, this book will give you an insight into some of the city's history as well as politics in Britain. Read the book before we meet (you'll find copies in most of the libraries and charity shops in Birmingham if you can't buy a new copy) and Katharine will lead a discussion on themes, characters and anything else which comes up. You certainly don't need to be a literary scholar! Bring your lunch to Westmere and indulge in some book chat with fellow readers.
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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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