Café PhD is an informal social event designed to enable anyone interested in starting a PhD to network with current doctoral researchers.
In light of the recent and ever changing situation around COVID-19, we have taken the decision to cancel our upcoming on-campus events, and instead run online events which you will be able to join from any location. You will still have the opportunity to chat to staff and students about a range of topics including student life, funding and applying for postgraduate study, through
these live online events
provide digital-only copies of our prospectus, and we have changed our guidance on the submission of documents. You can find all updates on our
If you are interested in starting a PhD then Café PhD offers you the perfect opportunity to:
- Hear current PhD candidates talk about their research and tell you what it’s really like to be a doctoral researcher at Birmingham
- Discuss any questions that you have about PhD study in a relaxed and social atmosphere
- Get advice on the application process, writing your research proposal and sources of funding
- Enjoy free refreshments
Anyone who is considering starting a PhD is warmly welcome to come along, no matter what stage you are at in the decision-making process.
Your next Café PhD:
You can also learn more about postgraduate study at our online postgraduate open week, taking place in Spring 2021.