Westmere is the postgraduate researcher hub at the University of Birmingham.

The beautiful Postgraduate Researcher Hub, Westmere House (G15 on the campus map), provides a place for postgraduate researchers to meet, connect and work and provides the venue for our monthly inductions that welcome postgraduate researchers to the University at times other than the traditional start of the academic year.

The Westmere Hub provides a supportive and friendly environment for workshops, conferences, training, networking and social events that are specifically tailored to postgraduate researchers and which are delivered by key services from across the University. In addition to the University Graduate School, these services include Library Services, the Careers Network and the Birmingham International Academy.

The University Graduate School values and encourages postgraduate researcher-led personal and professional development and engagement activities and welcomes all postgraduate researchers to book space within Westmere to organise their own events. There are four spaces available to book:

The Seminar Room;


The Foyer and the Social Space;


 and the Garden.


There is also a Lounge available for informal meetings and socialising.


What our students say about Westmere

"It is a beautiful building and a lovely environment to work in"

"There is a really nice atmosphere from the variety of activities happening every day - people working, seminars, lunch breaks and social events"

"An inclusive, diverse and active student community"


For any questions you have about Westmere, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the University Graduate School via at graduateschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk or our Twitter feed.