Events

Talking Teaching

Date
Wednesday 11th May 2016 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Join us to meet other postgraduate researchers who are also teaching or are interested in teaching in HE to discuss the challenges of managing your teaching and research and share experiences and ideas around teaching in an informal and supportive environment. ALL PGRS are invited to join us. Lunch will be provided.

Westmere Scholars presentation

Date
Wednesday 11th May 2016 (17:00-17:30)
Location:
Westmere House (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
PGRs who are interested in the Westmere Scholar scheme are invited to hear from some of the 2015/16 Westmere Scholars.

Lunch with Luciana Berger, MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health

Date
Thursday 12th May 2016 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Luciana Berger has been the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree since 2010. She has held the positions of Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Minister for Public Health and is currently working as the first-ever Shadow Minister for Mental Health. The MP will be visiting Westmere to talk about her view on Mental Health in the UK and the UK's universities, specifically for PGRs. There will be an opportunity for attending PGRs to ask questions and discuss how mental health services both in the UK and in universities can be improved. This is a great chance to hear a different perspective and to contribute to improving mental health awareness. Places are limited, so please sign up!

Shut up & Work

Date
Monday 16th May (09:30) - Thursday 18th August 2016 (16:30)
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 16:00 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: 17 May, 31 May, 14 July, 21 July, 2 August and 18 August, so make sure you save these dates in your diary.

Westmere Scholars drop-in

Date
Thursday 19th May 2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Westmere House (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Come along for an informal chat about the Westmere scholarships with some of the 2015/16 Westmere Scholars and UGS staff

Westmere Book Group

Date
Tuesday 24th May 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 next meeting is The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline: "Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship."

Research Across Campus

Date
Tuesday 24th May 2016 (16:00-17:30)
Location:
Westmere PGR Hub
Description
Research Across Campus is a monthly networking event where postgraduate researchers across disciplines get together to present their research in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment, followed by informal discussions over refreshments. The event is organised by postgraduate researchers for postgraduate researchers and each event includes 15-20 minute presentations by two researchers from different disciplines. 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. All PGRs are welcome to attend, but please register so we can have enough refreshments. If you would like to present at this event, please email: Dr. Eren Bilgen (f.erenbilgen@bham.ac.uk)

Research Poster Conference 2016

Date
Tuesday 14th June 2016 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
aston webb
Description
This year the Research Poster Conference at the University of Birmingham will be celebrating its 10th year and will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2016 in the Great Hall of the Aston Webb building (R6 on campus map) We invite everyone to join us to celebrate the exciting research undertaken by our postgraduate researchers from all five Colleges across the University. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference free of charge on the day, you just need to reserve a ticket. Don't forget to invite your colleagues, friends and family.
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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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