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What I got up to this summer

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As summers go the last one was pretty good, although I'm sure we will all agree that the preceding period of exams is not a difficult act to follow. It was a chance to relax, catch up with friends, but also to earn some money and gain experience to put on my CV.
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08/11/2013

What I got up to this summer

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To me, I think the most noteworthy thing about my summer this year is how long it was! Having just finished my first year of University, I had never had anything like 4 months summer holiday, and after a stressful exam period, it seemed like exactly what I needed.
Date:
08/11/2013

The Beale Lecture Series

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The Beale Lecture Series is a programme introduced this year by the School of Civil Engineering aimed at enriching the Civil-Engineering experience by giving students (you) an insight into life in the working world and into what you might be doing once you leave university.
Date:
08/11/2013

Chemistry at Birmingham

Chemistry at Birmingham
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As an undergraduate chemistry student, I'm very used to people making the assumption that all I do for my degree is play around with Bunsen burners; however, this isn't quite the whole picture. Yes, in my first year at the University of Birmingham I spent countless hours in labs trying to synthesise a pure compound, or determine the density of a gaseous sample, but there's much more to the chemistry course.
Date:
08/11/2013

What I got up to this summer

What I got up to this summer
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This quite interesting summer started very well! Paris is quite the place (I actually went back for 5 days two weeks ago!) and I would recommend it to everyone. Oh, and please, pretty please, buy bread and other, bread-related stuff every morning! So, so good! Not just tasty; delicious!
Date:
08/11/2013

Placements: Why Bother?

Placements: Why Bother?
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This first article aims to encourage you to endeavour to get a placement, by outlining the copious benefits that can be reaped from a little effort and hard work on your part. This list is not exhaustive, but highlights the key opportunities that a placement, or even just the application to internships, can give a student.
Date:
08/11/2013

Major £15 million gift to the University of Birmingham enables creation of Forest Research Institute

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A new Institute for Forest Research will be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases, thanks to a transformational gift of £15 million.
Date:
07/11/2013

From brain behaviour to Shakespeare: Birmingham unveils latest MOOCs

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The University of Birmingham is introducing further free, open, online courses today offering a taste of higher education to learners worldwide.
Date:
04/11/2013

Study or work in China? Event explores options available

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The University of Birmingham's China Institute will host a workshop this week designed to showcase opportunities to study or gain work experience in China, with advice on scholarships available.
Date:
29/10/2013

Reprint of papers from First Birmingham Colloquium

Reprint of papers from First Birmingham Colloquium
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The first volume of Texts and Studies, Third Series, edited by David Taylor, is being republished by Gorgias Press fourteen years after it first appeared.
Date:
23/10/2013
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Islamic State only the latest group to fill vacuum left by long Ba'athist retreat in Syria

Black-clad fighters, suffering refugees and Western warplanes overhead – these are the mainstays of Iraq and Syria coverage as the Islamic State (IS) continues its campaign. Notably absent from debates is how today’s Iraq and Syria emerged from their own national histories, and not just out of foreign meddling – from Sykes-Picot to Bush and Blair.

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