The Graduate Centre for Europe
- Co-Chair (Publications), September 2013 - Present
- Journal Officer, October 2012 - July 2013
The GCfE is an interdisciplinary postgraduate forum at the University of Birmingham. It is directed by a postgraduate steering committee composed of students from the College of Arts and Law, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Social Sciences. The forum is under the direction of Dr Nicholas Martin (Department of Modern Languages: German Studies).The aim is to bring postgraduate researchers interested in any aspect of Europe, from politics and literature to geography and psychology, to collaborate, exchange ideas and promote their research. We engage the wider community through a number of activities including workshops, seminars and our annual conference.
The Birmingham Journal for Europe
- Chief Editor September, 2013 - Present
- Editor October, 2012 - July 2013
The Birmingham Journal for Europe is an annual postgraduate publication that presents papers on the same theme as our annual conference. Both conference presenters and other postgraduate researchers can submit their papers to the journal.
As head of the journal this year I have worked to expand our publications to include a once per term newsletter and a blog.
- Engaging with Archives and Heritage: Charting the Student Experience at the University of Birmingham (October 2012 - March 2013)
As part of this project I created an index for Mason College Magazine (1883)
I also presented a paper entitled 'Faces at Mason College' at a Day School event that allowed members of the public to engage with Cadbury Special Collections and research.
This project was overseen by Dr Helen Fisher (Archivist, Cadbury: Special Collections) and Dr Malcolm Dick (Academic Tutor in Modern History)
- Reaching Out in Higher Education: Using Research for Community Learning and Development (March 2013 - Present)
An AHRC funded project in which I am collaborating with the BBC to produce an exhibition on the First World War.
The 2013 University of Birmingham Research Poster Conference
- Project Support Assistant, University Graduate School (January 2013 - July 2013)
As project support assistant I was a member of the team who organised and ran the Graduate School's seventh annual poster conference. Some of my responsibilities included assisting in advertising and promoting the event, hiring student helpers to run the day, and designing the abstract booklet.