A social opportunity to discuss, debate and learn more about postgraduate research
Are you interested in PhD study at the University of Birmingham?
Would you like to find out more about being a postgraduate researcher?
Do you want to meet and socialise with postgraduate students?
If so, then Café PhD is for you. Café PhD is a social, a research forum and a discussion session rolled in to one.
Ultimately, Café PhD is an informal social event designed to showcase and discuss exciting PhD research being done at Birmingham, as well as offering you the chance to find out what postgraduate research is all about.
Café PhD is a chance to:
Hear three current PhD candidates introduce key issues from their research
Discuss and debate these issues in a relaxed and social atmosphere
Find out about postgraduate funding opportunities
Ask questions about all aspects of the PhD experience
Enjoy free drinks
Café PhD events are College specific, and will feature PhD speakers from a range of Schools within each particular College.
You may be an undergraduate who wants to learn more about postgraduate research; a taught or combined postgraduate who is interested in pursuing a research degree; or you may just want the opportunity to socialise and network with postgraduate students.
Either way, you are warmly welcome to come along to the Café PhD event most relevant to your academic discipline. Please see below for a list of upcoming Cafés.
Your Next Café PhD:
Monday 25th February – 5.30pm, Beorma Bar, Guild of Students (focus on Life and Environmental Sciences)
Adam Bibbey (Sport and Exercise Sciences): The effects of alcohol and internet addiction on reactions to acute stress (Adam’s research also touches on Psychology and he will also talk a little about the PhD experience more generally);
Leda Mirbahai (Biosciences): The role of epigenetic mechanisms in regulation of disease (Leda is now a post-doc and will talk also about life after the PhD and show us what a finished thesis looks like!);
Inder Kaur (GEES), Nanomaterials and their adverse effects on the environment and human health (Inder will also be talking about successfully securing a bursary to attend an international conference);
Introduced by Dr Holly Prescott (Formerly of the Department of English) – find out more about opportunities for PhD students in LES disciplines.
If you would like to learn more about Café PhD, or if you are a current doctoral researcher interested in paid speaking opportunities to present at a Café Event, please email the Café PhD organiser, Dr Holly Prescott: email@example.com
Café PhD is run in association with the University’s Postgraduate and Mature Students’ Association.
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