Events

Thesis Writing Skills for International Students – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Literature Review)

Date
Tuesday 6th December 2016 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This course is for International PGRs in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This session (Literature Review) will help you to develop an understanding of what a Literature Review is, and how to show your reader that you have read and understood published work surrounding a particular topic.

A Very Festive Westmere (Postgraduate Social)

Date
Wednesday 7th December 2016 (17:30-19:30)
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!

Images of Research Celebration

Date
Wednesday 7th December 2016 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This year's Images of Research exhibition will include 38 amazing images from our postgraduate researchers across a variety of departments. The first exhibition will take place in Rotunda, Aston Webb Building between 22 November and 30 November and the celebration event will take place on 7 December, 2016. Join us to meet the researchers who created the amazing entries for this year's Images of Research exhibition. The awards for the winning images will also be presented at the celebration event, which will be followed by our postgraduate Christmas social.

Wellbeing Friday (Qigong )

Date
Friday 9th December 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.

Thesis Writing Skills for International Students – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Methodology)

Date
Friday 13th January 2017 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
This course is for International PGRs in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and will be delivered by experienced tutors of Academic English from Birmingham International Academy (BIA). This session (Methodology) will examine the typical components of the Methodology section of the Thesis. It will help you to refine your language when describing step-by-step procedures in a research-based (primary and/or secondary) extended piece of work.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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