Brum Bulletin - 11 January 2023

The Brum Bulletin - your student news

In this issue...

  • YOUoB - a new look for your student communications
  • Get excited for UoBe Festival - less than two weeks away!
  • Helping #UoBeReady for assessment season
  • Earn Amazon vouchers for your thoughts on University topics
  • New study space now open
  • Win an Escape Live experience!


Keep an eye our for our bold new look

YOUoB – your new look for student communications. Watch now.

Look out for the YOUoB stamp across our student communications channels and information campaigns online and on campus, and when you see it, it’s probably worth taking a few minutes to have a look! Read more on YOUoB 

Join us at UoBe Festival from 23 to 27 January

Explore a range of exciting activities, develop skills, create memories, unwind and connect with other students at UoBe Festival. Free events schedule

Helping #UoBeReady for assessment season

Assessment season is here, and we are here to support you. Find out how you can be #UoBe Ready for your exams and assignments. Be prepared

Get paid to share your views

Share your open and honest feedback on a range of university topics and earn Amazon vouchers! Sign up to The Student Corner

New Year, New Study Spaces

Discover our new Study Space under the Great Hall, Aston Webb, open 8.00am-8.00pm on weekdays. Find out more

PG Corner

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

UGS Talks: Inspiration from Our Postgraduate Alumni.

Thursday 26 January, 3.30-6.00pm
Bramall Music Building

Two UoB postgraduate alumni share their remarkable career journeys. The University Graduate School is thrilled to announce the inspiring 2023 speakers on our booking page!

Other events

Looking for ways to develop your skills and meet new people in the new year? University Graduate School events are designed to support your development as a postgraduate and give you the opportunity to meet your postgraduate community. Find out about our upcoming Semester Two events for PGTs and for PGRs.

Semester Two events for postgraduates from the Careers Network are now live for bookings! Upcoming for January: the Siemens Challenge, Postgraduate Professional Development Award support for PGTs, and an entrepreneurship workshop for PGRs. Sign up.

Our diary picks

Pause@UoB: Comfort Zone

Thursday 12 January, 2.00-3.00pm
No. 1 Lodge, North Gate

Join Pause@UoB for a space to meet others, create, and just relax. Suitable for students up to the age of 25.

Top Tips for Interview and Assessment Centre Success

Tuesday 17 January, 11.00am-12.00pm

Regardless of whether you’re applying for internships, part time positions or graduate opportunities, come along to this session to find out how to prepare, top tips for answering questions and what to keep in mind on the day itself. Suitable for all students.

UoBe Festival Campus Run

Sunday 29 January, 9.30am
Edgbaston campus

UoBe Festival’s Campus Run is returning for 2023 and is bigger and better than ever! We will again be closing roads around campus to allow for safe and fun 5km course that will take you around Edgbaston Campus, to the Vale and back again. Whether you are walking with housemates, pushing with your pals or running for a PB, get involved! Entries close on Wednesday 18 January.

Our What's On page has the latest student events.

What's on in Brum

Lunar New Year takes place on 22 January 2023. Find out how the city is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome. Find out more.

Fancy yourself as an escape artist?

Escape Live are offering one lucky student (and give friends) the chance to win an entry into the room of their choice. Enter now

And finally...

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Tickell, is hosting a series of in-person ‘open office’ sessions for students. You can come and chat to Adam about anything to do with the University: it could be something you care a lot about, or something you wish would start, stop, change, or happen more. Sign up to attend a session.

All Sport & Fitness and Tiverton Gym memberships are now available to buy as a six-month option, starting from just £66.
Plus, new for 2023: pay-monthly Tiverton Gym memberships, from £17 per month plus joining fee. More information about joining.

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