'Demystifying Postdoctoral Academia'

A Workshop for Postgraduates with an Ethnic Minority Background

The University Graduate School is pleased to announce a dedicated workshop for PhD students with an ethnic minority background who are considering a career in academia and would like advice and support, and to network with others in their position.

Research thrives only in an environment that puts all researchers into the position to flourish and make the most of their strengths. The University Graduate School acknowledges that persistent inequalities occur throughout higher education for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, and that supporting access and participation into academia is a vital part of creating a thriving and innovative research culture.

With this workshop, we aim to strengthen our research environment by demystifying a range of skills and activities that make successful scholarly careers, for PhD students from all disciplines.

Join the University Graduate School, 10:00-16:45 on 14 March in the Westmere House Seminar Room (G15 on the campus map), for ‘Demystifying Postdoctoral Academia’.

You’ll be able to hear from established scholars and interdisciplinary speakers on the stepping stones of academic life, including:

  • how to develop postdoctoral projects,
  • how to write funding proposals,
  • how to get published in prestigious journals,
  • how to write the best applications for academic jobs.

Content is shaped around discipline (STEM/Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences) to ensure all information is up-to-date and relevant to you. 

You’ll also have the opportunity for informal networking with other PGRs and member of staff, where you can discuss the topics of the sessions with likeminded people.

How do I join the workshop?

You can express interest in joining the workshop by filling in this form. If you are interested in the workshop but have questions about eligibility, please also do not hesitate to get in touch at graduateschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

All expressions of interest need to be received by 11:59pm on Sunday 25 February. We aim to let applicants know the outcome of their submission by the end of February.

Please note that there are limited places available, with priority given to PGRs in the later stages of their PhD. 


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