- Tuesday 2nd August 2016 (09:30-16:30)
- Westmere PGR Hub
- 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 16:15 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: 18 August, 4 October, 18 October, 1 November, 15 November, 29 November so make sure you save these dates in your diary.
- Tuesday 23rd August 2016 (12:30-14:00)
- Westmere PGR Hub
- Share your love of reading with other PGRs and the University Graduate School's own novelist, Katharine D'Souza. The book chosen for our next meeting is Nemesis by Issac Asimov: "In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis. Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that Nemesis poses to Earth's people--but she is prevented from warning them. Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as--drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star--they hurtle toward certain disaster". You can find secondhand paperback copies available online or in local charity shops. Read the book beforehand then join our 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.
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.