University Graduate School Events

The University is committed to supporting and creating a vibrant postgraduate community where each postgraduate can access valuable opportunities to meet with fellow postgraduates, develop transferable skills and gain careers support. As part of this commitment, we offer a variety of academic, social and wellbeing activities throughout the year. Annual opportunities to develop skills and share your work are delivered by the University Graduate School. These include UGS Talks, the Research Poster Conference, the Three Minute Thesis competition, and the Images of Research competition for postgraduate researchers and Images of Study competition and PGT Essentials for postgraduate taught students.  

View our events listing below to see events tailored for postgraduates. Events marked as PG are open to all postgraduates at the University of Birmingham, whilst those marked as PGR are tailored to Postgraduate Researchers and those marked as PGT are tailored to Postgraduate Taught students.

28Nov

PGR Essentials: Getting Started Induction and Insider Secrets (Online)

Dates
Monday 28 November 2022 (13:00-14:30)
Location
Zoom - registration required
Description
The University Graduate Schools runs our induction session 'PGR Essentials: Getting Started' every other month. They are a great opportunity for postgraduate researchers to get to know the University Graduate School and to ask questions and receive advice from current PGRs.
28Nov

PGR #AcWriMo – Shut up and Work (online)

Dates
Monday 28 November 2022 (18:45-21:05)
Location
Online
Description
The University Graduate School (UGS) and the Research Skills Team, Library Services, are collaborating to bring #AcWriMo to University of Birmingham PGRs. Feel free to join as a one-off or come along to our Shut Up and Work sessions throughout November to help meet your AcWriMo writing target.
29Nov

PGR #AcWriMo – Shut up and Work (online)

Dates
Tuesday 29 November 2022 (09:45-13:00)
Location
Online
Description
The University Graduate School (UGS) and the Research Skills Team, Library Services, are collaborating to bring #AcWriMo to University of Birmingham PGRs. Feel free to join as a one-off or come along to our Shut Up and Work sessions throughout November to help meet your AcWriMo writing target.
6Dec

PPDA Q&A virtual drop-in for PGTs

Dates
Tuesday 6 December 2022 (10:00-11:00)
Location
Online
Description
Careers event drop in online session for Postgraduate taught students to ask questions about joining or completing the Postgraduate Personal Development Award.
6Dec

PGR Brunch Club: Tuesday 6 December

Dates
Tuesday 6 December 2022 (10:30-11:30)
Location
Westmere House
Description
Join us at Westmere House, the PGR Community Hub, every two weeks for brunch. This is a chance to spend some time away from your desk, save some money and chat to new people all at the same time.
6Dec

All Postgraduates: German Market trip

Dates
Tuesday 6 December 2022 (17:15-19:00)
Location
Bramall Music Building
Description
Join this festive group social for a trip to Birmingham's famous Frankfurt Christmas Market, known locally as the German market! The trip will be hosted by our UGS Scholars, who are current UoB postgraduates (PGT and PGR) ready to get you talking and show you around.
8Dec

PGR Film Club: Christmas Special

Dates
Thursday 8 December 2022 (18:00-21:30)
Location
Westmere House Seminar Room
Description
Join us for the next PGR Film Club led by UGS Scholar Katrina! This month we'll be focusing on getting into the Christmas Spirit and watching The Polar Express. Bring your most festive Xmas jumper and come join us for some mince pies.
12Dec

PGT Essentials: Developing Your Writing

Dates
Monday 12 December 2022 (14:00-15:00)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
A workshop to support your academic writing, offering tips and advice on how to improve.

 

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