Postgraduate Online Open Week: choose your sessions

University of Birmingham online Postgraduate Open Week: Monday 16 - Saturday 21 November 2020

You can use the information below to begin to plan your schedule for Open Week. You can choose events from multiple days to suit your schedule and, once booked on to our Postgraduate Online Open Week event, you will receive an email which will allow you to book on to the specific sessions that you are interested in. 

General information sessions

A variety of sessions run by our central university teams. These sessions include....

General Information sessions
 Date TimeSession Title Session Description
Monday 16 - Saturday 21 November 12:00 - 18:00 Chat to our Students Our current postgraduate students will be available all week from 12:00 - 18:00 daily to answer your questions about student experience and life at the University of Birmingham.
Monday 16 November 13:00 - 14:00 Postgraduate Study and Student Experience

Please note: This session is also repeated on Friday 20 November (see below)

Join this session to find our more about postgraduate study and student experience at the University of Birmingham.

Monday 16 November 16:00 - 17:00 Information and Advice for EU Students

Please note: This session is also repeated on Friday 20 November (see below)

Join this session for information and advice for EU students, including what it's like to study at Birmingham, transitioning to studying in the UK, how the results of the EU referendum may affect your study, and what funding and scholarship opportunities are available to you.

Wednesday 18 November 16:00 - 17:00 Meet our Masters Students: Current Student Panel If you are interested in starting a taught postgraduate programme then our Meet our Masters students session offers you the perfect opportunity to hear current postgraduates talk about their course and tell you what the step up to Masters study is really like
Wednesday 18 November 17:00 - 18:00 Meet our PhD Students: Current Student Panel If you are interested in starting a research programme then our Meet our PhD students session offers you the perfect opportunity to hear current postgraduates talk about their course and tell you what it’s really like to be a doctoral researcher at Birmingham
Friday 20 November 13:00 - 14:00 Postgraduate Study and Student Experience Join this session to find our more about postgraduate study and student experience at the University of Birmingham.
Friday 20 November 15:00 - 16:00 Meet your Postgraduate Officer – student voice, your representation, experience and wellbeing Join this session for an opportunity to speak to our dedicated Postgraduate Officer, Rebecca, and find out about student experience at the University of Birmingham and the support offered by the Guild of Students
Friday 20 November 16:00 - 17:00 Information and Advice for EU Students Join this session for information and advice for EU students, including what it's like to study at Birmingham, transitioning to studying in the UK, how the results of the EU referendum may affect your study, and what funding and scholarship opportunities are available to you

Student Support sessions

Student Support sessions
 Date Time Session Title Session Description
Wednesday 18 November 10:30 - 11:00 Library Services for PGT and PGR students

Please note: This session is repeated on Saturday 21 November

Find out about the library services at the University of Birmingham and the facilities and support offered to postgraduate students.

Wednesday 18 November 11:30-12:30 Student Disability Service - Accessing Support  Join this session to find out about the support offered by the Student Disability Service and how you can access it during your postgraduate studies.
Saturday 21 November 10:30 - 11:00 Library Services for PGT and PGR students Find out about the library services at the University of Birmingham and the facilities and support offered to postgraduate students.

Accommodation, Careers and Funding sessions

Accommodation, Careers and Funding sessions
 Date Time Session Title Session Description
Monday 16 November 11:00 - 12:00 Introduction to Writing a PhD Research Proposal

Please note: This session is repeated on Friday 20 November (see below)

Join this masterclass to learn how to write a PhD research proposal. Get advice and information about what to include and how to structure your proposal.

Monday 16 November 14:00 - 14:40 PhD Funding

Please note: This session is repeated on Saturday 21 November (see below)

Join this session to find out about the different sources of funding and the opportunities available to support your PhD programme.

Tuesday 17 November 14:00 - 14:40 Masters Funding

Please note: This session is repeated on Saturday 21 November (see below)

Join this session to find out about the different sources of funding and the opportunities available to support your Masters or postgraduate taught programme.

Wednesday 18 November 14:00 - 14:40 Teacher training funding Join this session to find out more about the funding options available to support Initial Teacher Education programmes at the Birmingham.
Thursday 19 November 14:00 - 14:40  NHS Funding Join this session to find out about NHS funding opportunities
Friday 20 November 10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to Writing a PhD Research Proposal Join this masterclass to learn how to write a PhD research proposal. Get advice and information about what to include and how to structure your proposal.
Friday 20 November 14:00 - 15:00 PhD student funding panel Join this student funding panel to hear from current Postgraduate Researchers about their experiences of finding funding to support their doctoral study.
Saturday 21 November 10:00 - 11:00 An overview of accommodation at Birmingham Join this talk to find out about the accommodation options available to postgraduate students, and the support our accommodation team can provide.
Saturday 21 November 11:00 - 11:40 Masters Funding Join this session to find out about the different sources of funding and the opportunities available to support your Masters or postgraduate taught programme.
Saturday 21 November 12:00 - 13:00 Careers support at Birmingham Find out more about the support offered to Birmingham postgraduate students to help you explore your options and start your career.
Saturday 21 November 14:00 - 14:40 PhD Funding Join this session to find out about the different sources of funding and the opportunities available to support your PhD programme. 

Subject specific sessions

Our academic schools and departments will be offering webinars and live zoom sessions on the postgraduate study options within their academic area. Schools and departments may also be have drop in sessions to ask questions. Please visit the following pages for details on the sessions available.

College of Arts and Law

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

College of Social Sciences

Additional sessions for International Students

International Student Information sessions
 Date Time Session Title Session Description
Monday 16 November 18:00 - 19:00 Information for applicants from the Americas Join this information session for applicants from the Americas for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.
Tuesday 17 November 11:00 - 12:00 Information for applicants from Sub Saharan Africa Join this information session for applicants from Sub Saharan Africa for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.
Tuesday 17 November 12:00-14:00

Information for applicants from North and South East Asia

Join this information session for applicants from North and South East Asia for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.
Wednesday 18 November 13:00 - 14:00 Information for applicants from the Middle East and North Africa Join this information session for applicants from the Middle East and North Africa for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.
Thursday 19 November 09:00 - 10:00 Information for applicants from China Join this information session for applicants from China for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.
Thursday 19 November 14:00 - 15:00 Information for applicants from South Asia Join this information session for applicants from South Asia for an opportunity to talk to our staff about studying at Birmingham and applying for a postgraduate course.

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