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 Postgraduate Research Festival (including 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. We offer a mixture of online and in-person events. 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.

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18Apr

PGR Film Club (In-Person) - PK

Dates
Thursday 18 April 2024 (18:00-21:30)
Location
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
A PGR-Led Monthly Film Club for postgraduate researchers. Join us to watch a film and chat about it!
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23Apr

PGT Guided Journaling Workshop

Dates
Tuesday 23 April 2024 (14:00-16:00)
Location
Arts Building
Description
Take part in this guided journaling workshop to find out how journaling can help you to relax, unleash your creativity, and reflect.
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24Apr

PGT Essentials: Managing your Research Project

Dates
Wednesday 24 April 2024 (12:00-13:30)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
An online workshop focusing on how you might manage a research project, including dissertations and assignments.
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15May

PGR Social Basketball (In-Person)

Dates
Wednesday 15 May 2024 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Slater Hall (Sports and Fitness)
Description
An informal, social basketball event for PGRs of all levels to relax and meet new people. Equipment provided!
17May

Writing academic job applications: tips tutorial

Dates
Friday 17 May (13:00) - Saturday 18 May 2024 (14:30)
Location
Online
Description
Learn more about how to write effective academic job applications and understand what academic hiring panels look for at this online seminar.
22May

Preparing for Academic Interviews: tips and techniques

Dates
Wednesday 22 May 2024 (15:00-16:30)
Location
Online
Description
This practical seminar will help you to understand what to expect in a typical interview for an early-career academic job in the UK and will cover key tips on how to prepare and perform effectively.

 

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