Brum Bulletin: prioritise your wellbeing this academic year

The Brum Bulletin - your student news

In this issue...

  • Celebrate Black History Month - there are lots of events happening at UoB and around Birmingham.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to participate in our online Consent course to understand and respect boundaries in relationships.
  • Have you seen our new authentic Japanese eatery, Kimiko, on campus?
  • Plus, it's your last chance to enter into the choc-alicious competition to win two student tickets to Cadbury World!


Celebrate Black History Month

This year's theme for Black History Month is 'Saluting our Sisters'. The University is putting on a wide array of events on campus to commemorate the role of black women in British society. View our highlights.

World Mental Health Day

Is it Time to Talk? Find out about the services and support offered by the Wellbeing Teams. Read further information.

Consent Canvas Course

In this free one-hour course, learn to communicate, respect, and understand boundaries. Find out more

Local STI testing

Prioritise your sexual health with free and confidential tests, and condoms. Discover more.

Avoiding scams

Learn how to protect your personal information from those looking to exploit it. Further guidance.

Want to use AI?

With AI becoming more popular, ensure you're using it effectively alongside your studies. Learn more.

Look after yourself at university

Starting university can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this video, students Christine & Kitty give you a few tips. Watch the video.

PG Corner

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

The University Graduate School (UGS) is hosting events for postgraduates throughout autumn, including socials, workshops, and online coaching groups for PGRs.

Public Engagement Workshops for PGRs

Public engagement is an increasingly important skill for researchers, opening new opportunities to share your research and gain recognition from new audiences.

Join the UGS and UoB's Public and Cultural Engagement team for this specialist workshop on Engaging Public Audiences with your PhD, at Westmere House, Friday 20 October 9:30-11:30, to learn more.

PGT Essentials

The UGS's PGT Essentials is a programme of online workshops designed to support your development as a Postgraduate Taught Student, collaborating with experts from across the University to help you thrive academically and prepare for your next career step.

Our autumn calendar is now live! Join workshops from the Academic Skills Centre on crucial postgraduate skills like critical thinking and developing your writing

Our diary picks

Black History Month Film Screening: Daughters of the Dust
Tuesday 17 October, 17:00-19:00
G15, The Carroll, Muirhead Tower
An open screening of the first feature film directed by an African-American women to be distributed theatrically in the United States. Daughters of the Dust, written, directed and produced by Julie Dash, follows three generations of women as they migrate north through the United States. Find out more.

Go Global Fair
Friday 20 October, 10:00-16:00
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building
Interested in completing a global experience during your degree? Come and talk about different study abroad opportunities with university representatives, ambassadors and students from all around the world. There’s something for everyone! Head over to their website for more information beforehand.

World Anatomy Day
Friday 13 October, 11:00-14:00
Wolfson Common Room, Medical School
Celebrate World Anatomy Day with some fun activities. Expanding your body of knowledge on Anatomy, or have a go at:

  • Decorating your own anatomical cupcake.
  • Voting for your favourite art piece at the Anatomy Art Exhibit.
  • Building your own anatomical clay model.

It’s going tibia great day. Don’t miss out!

Study Well-Fayres
Got some questions about your assignments or dissertations? Come along and chat with the friendly Library Services team to learn top tips on finding resources, planning assignments, structuring essays, referencing and so much more. Pets of Therapy are bringing along some furry friends as an added bonus!

  • Monday 30 October, 11:00-17:00, Main Library
  • Friday 3 November 11:00-15:30, Orchard Learning Resource Centre

Joe's Karaoke, Bingo and Big Quiz Nights
Every Monday, Thursday and Friday, 19:00
Joe's Bar, the Guild of Students
Relax after a long day of classes and lecture's at Joe's Bar. Sing cheesy bangers at karaoke night, get your dabbers ready to be in with a chance of winning £300 at bingo, or test your knowledge with a team of friends at quiz night.

The Hound Of Baskervilles
Thursday 9 November, 18:30-20:45
Lapworth Museum
Performed by award-winning actor Jonathon Goodwin, this one-man stage adaptation is based on the world-famous Victorian gothic thriller novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Buy your tickets.

Visit our What's On page for the latest student events.

Black History Month at the Birmingham Museums

Celebrating the exceptional achievements of black women with an assortment of events, exhibitions and talks. Look at what's on.

Last chance to WIN a chocolatey day out to Cadbury World!

Cadbury World's student special offer of £12 tickets is back. This is your final chance to enter into the competition to win a pair of tickets to enjoy a choc-filled day! Try your sweet luck.

And finally...

Kimiko - new Japanese eatery on campus

This exciting new outlet serves authentic Japanese food with a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options available too. To suit the student budget, food options come at a range of prices.
It's now open in University Centre (on the side opposite Biosciences by Costa) so pop down between 10:00 and 16:00 during the week to give some of your favourite Japanese dishes a try.

National Book Tokens

Nominate yourself to win one of five £250 National Book Tokens to spend on books, such as university textbooks, required reading, cookbooks or novels. You can even ask your friends and family to nominate you too! 
The prize draw closes on Sunday 22 October and is open to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Careers Network is dedicated to supporting you in your career journey at UoB and beyond. Make one small step to become involved in one thing at university to explore and widen your career options. Take a look at the different pathways available to you.

Careers Network Mentoring

Gain access to 1:1 support from an industry professional to develop your networks, receive guidance on your career path or seek support during application processes with the Careers Network Mentoring Scheme.

Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer students can also apply to the LGBTQ+ Mentoring Scheme until 22 October.


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