Community

We want all students and researchers to feel that they are part of a vibrant, inclusive staff-student community.  With this in mind, the Student Experience team arrange cultural, intellectual and social events and activities throughout the year, often collaborating with students and societies. 

Birmingham students celebrate the Year of the Pig

In the past, this has included: 

  • Trips connected with the interests of a cohort, (e.g. Sacred Spaces (School of Philosophy, Theology & Religion) and trip to Hay Festival)
  • Residentials (e.g. Stratford Summer residential - School of English, Drama & Creative Studies)
  • Student conferences
  • Winter soiree (School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music)
  • Dissertation poster conference (School of History & Cultures)
  • Research showcase event
  • Cultural calendar celebration events
  • Film nights
  • Quizzes
  • Competitions
  • Games nights
  • Support for student led activity e.g. a feminism group in EDACS and work on decolonising the curriculum across the College
  • Student mentor and buddy schemes
  • Departmental socials
  • End of term socials
  • Hand in socials
  • Results day celebrations
  • Graduation celebrations

Postgraduate taught (PGT) student specific activity

  • Postgraduate lunch events on different themes
  • PG Events Canvas course
  • Masters Dissertation conference
  • Mini trips to local places of interest during the summer dissertation period
  • CAL PG Quiz

Postgraduate researcher (PGR) specific activity

  • Postgraduate lunch events on different themes
  • PG Events Canvas course
  • PGR mentoring scheme
  • ‘Demystifying’ events (e.g. your first year, progress panels, viva)
  • CAL PG Quiz