Postgraduate 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 the Research Poster Conference, the Three Minute Thesis competition, and the Images of Research competition for postgraduate researchers and Images of Study competition for postgraduate taught students.  

View our events listing below to see events tailored for postgraduates or visit our events calendar for an overview of the next few months. 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.

PG: Yoga - Wednesday Wind-down

Date
06 (16:00) - 27/01/2021 (17:00)
Location:
Online via Zoom
Description
Take time away from your day to reset mentally and physically with this short yoga practice, no experience necessary! During the class participants will be muted so feel free to have your own music on at home if you wish.

PG: Lunchtime Mindfulness

Date
07 (12:30) - 28/01/2021 (13:00)
Location:
Online event - Zoom
Description
Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Making Job Applications Beyond Academia: Tips Tutorial for PGRs

Date
27/01/2021 (15:00-16:30)
Description
Careers event for Postgraduate Researchers with support for writing non-academic job applications and CVs; online PhD careers workshop

Writing Academic Job Applications: Tips Tutorial

Date
02/02/2021 (10:00-11:30)
Description
Online careers event for postgraduate researchers/ PhDs covering help for writing applications and CVs for academic jobs.

PG Skills: Commercial awareness - the know-how that gets you hired

Date
08/02/2021 (11:00-12:30)
Location:
Online - see Canvas link below
Description
Learn how to apply your research skills to investigating sectors of work that interest you (both academia and industry), researching companies and organisations, and use this to stand out in your job applications and interviews.

PGT Shut Up and Work

Date
09/02/2021 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

PGT Essentials: Research Skills

Date
17/02/2021 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
A workshop examining approaches to and methods of research, ahead of Semester Two assignments and dissertations.

PG Skills: Creativity and problem solving, why are these skills so important?

Date
24/02/2021 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
Online - see Canvas link below
Description
This 90 minute workshop has been specifically designed to help Postgraduates gain insight into creative problem-solving, and the importance of this in the workplace.

PGT Shut Up and Work

Date
25/02/2021 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

PGT Essentials: Engaging with Feedback

Date
03/03/2021 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
A workshop exploring assignment feedback: breaking down the language used, and how to apply it to future work.

PGT Shut Up and Work

Date
10/03/2021 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

PGT Essentials: Developing Your Writing

Date
16/03/2021 (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.

PGT Shut Up and Work

Date
22/03/2021 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

PG Skills: Influencing, persuading and negotiating for professional success

Date
25/03/2021 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Online - see Canvas link below
Description
Being able to successfully influence, negotiate and persuade is incredibly useful and sometimes vital in a job.
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