The Brum Bulletin - Your student newsletter

In this issue...

    • How to stop the spread of winter bugs
    • Find out how the new community safety team can help you
    • How one of our students is changing gym access for those with disabilities
    • Tips on saving money on and off campus.

    Got an exciting story to share? Find out how you can send in your suggestions and our publishing dates.  

    Health advice this winter

    Colds, coughs and sneezes are common in the winter months. If you feel unwell don’t worry, rest up at home and try to avoid others until you feel better.

    Safety and Security support

    Late night buses, free bike D-locks and a friendly community safety team on campus - these are just some of the ways we are investing in your safety.

    App to help access to gyms

    Ali Jawad, Paralympic powerlifter and PhD student, will be demonstrating the Accessercise app, which helps the disabled community use gym on Wednesday 30 November.

    Cost of living support

    We know it can be a bit tough at the moment, so find out more about some of the practical changes and initiatives the University has implemented in response to your feedback.

    Fancy winning £1K? 

    Santander Universities UK are giving UoB students (undergraduate and postgraduate) 10 chances to win £1,000 each to boost your student experience. Good luck!

    PG Corner

    Welcome to our Postgraduate section. Here you can find the latest updates specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates.

    PGR Brunch Club
    Next session: 8 November 10.30-11.30am
    PGRs can join the University Graduate School every two weeks for PGR Brunch Club! Spend some time away from your desk, meet your PGR community, and have brunch on us. Next date: 8th Nov, 10.30-11.30am. All dates up until Christmas available here.

    Commuting PGT student?
    17 November 12.00-2.00pm

    Join the UGS and meet other commuters for a relaxed social over tea and coffee. Find out more.

    Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo
    Join the UGS and Research Skills Team, Library Services, in November for Academic Writing Month. Writing workshops and Shut Up and Work sessions designed to keep PGRs writing through November. Read more here.

    Thesis Prize
    Eligible PhD students can enter into the EUniWell Thesis Prize, designed to recognise excellent PhD research on the theme of well-being and/or sustainable development. Find out more at their website before the 13 November deadline.

    Introduction to BEAR Services
    Starting a new PhD? Heard about BEAR but not sure what it is? Find out about our services for PGRs, including data storage & processing, software support & training in our new Canvas course!

    Community Safety Hub

    Izzy and Toyosi, headed up to North Gate to grab a cup of tea and meet the Community Safety Team in their new home.

    Our diary picks 

    You can find more about all upcoming student events by visiting the What’s on for students page.

    • Misogyny in British Politics: Why it happens and how to challenge it. Thursday 10 November, 7.30-9.00pm, Room G11, Alan Walters building

      Why do women in politics experience so much hate and abuse? Join MPs and researchers to find out, and learn how to challenge misogyny. Register to attend. This event is part of the ESRC Social Sciences Festival.

    • From Surviving to Thriving
      Wednesday 16 November 2.00-3.30pm, online

      Positive psychology strategies to get the most out of your time at university. In this engaging online workshop, Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh will share research-informed strategies to support you to move from "surviving" to "thriving" as a student. Sign up.

    • All About You: Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
      Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 November, 9.30-5.30pm, Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham

      This Target Jobs event is open to all students, whether you’re just settling into student life, feeling a bit stressed by exams and job applications, or maybe feeling a little lost, you can join the conversation.  Find out more.

    What's on in Brum

    Enjoy an explosive night out at the Fireworks Spectacular and Fun Fair at Edgbaston Stadium, taking place on Saturday 5 November 2022

    And finally...

    Get a year of art and opportunities for a fiver
    A Student Art Pass lets you dive into culture on a budget with free entry to hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK, and 50% off major exhibitions. Get your £5 art pass

    Last call for the 2022 Travel Survey!
    Over 2000 students have responded. Add your voice and be in with a chance to win a meal for two at Lasan.

    Take the Survey

    Win a Chocolatey Day out to Cadbury World

    To celebrate their £10 student offer Cadbury World are offering two of you a pair of tickets to the attraction.