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Funding available for PGR-led activities

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The University Graduate School is now offering funding and support of up to £250 for PGR-led activities.

Applications for Westmere Scholarships now open

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Applications to become a Westmere Scholar for the 2017/18 academic year are now open until Friday 28 April 2017. If you are interested in engaging with the postgraduate researcher community and getting some extra experience alongside your PhD, along with a £5000 bursary, the Westmere Scholarships could be for you.

Three Minute Thesis 2017 applications now open

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The average PhD thesis would take nine hours to present. You have three minutes. Applications for the 2017 Birmingham 3MT are now open until 8 May 2017.

Images of Research 2016/17- Winners announced

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Images of Research 2016/17 exhibition. This year we received 2,038 votes from members of staff, students and the public.

University Graduate School awards winners 2016

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Details of the 2016 winners of The Michael K. O'Rourke Best Publication Award and the Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Research Supervision

Three Minute Thesis 2016 Final

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges doctoral researchers to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. Following a very competitive process, 10 researchers managed to go through the University Graduate School's 3 Minute Thesis competition final on 9 June 2016.

Research Poster Conference 2016 Winners

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Congratulations to all of the postgraduate researchers who took part in this year's 10th Annual Research Poster Conference on 14 June 2016. One the day 90 postgraduate researchers from across all five Colleges presented their research projects to academic and professional judges and our guests. We welcomed more than 400 guests into the Great Hall, from both within and outside the University and our researchers managed to impress both the judges and our guests.

Phishing Campaign Targeting University Students

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A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education. The email purports to have come from the finance department of the student's university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details. If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank, and report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Images of Research 2016- Winners announced

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Images of Research 2016 exhibition. This year we received 49 amazing images from our postgraduate researchers across a variety of departments from all five Colleges and the submissions highlighted the exciting and incredible research projects conducted by our PGRs at the University of Birmingham. The Images of Research exhibition formed part of the Arts and Science festival and was held between 14 -18 March, 2016 at the University of Birmingham. During the competition we received 1,121 votes from members of staff, students and the public and the winners were announced at the Images of Research celebration at the Westmere PGR Hub. Overall winner: Chris Morgan, Biosciences (Feeding the world with plant science); People's Choice: Deyala Altarawneh, Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (Urban Pauses); Runner up: Mai Khanh TRAN, Business School (The composer of ideas).
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