Postgraduate Open Evening

30 April 2014, 4pm-7pm, Thinktank Events Suite, Millennium Point

Find out more about our postgraduate courses and research degrees. You must register to attend.

Workshop: Perfecting your PhD application

If you are planning to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding to study at Birmingham City University - a member of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership - we would like to invite you to our forthcoming workshop on perfecting your PhD application.

This workshop, which we are running in conjunction with our consortium partner, Birmingham University, will show you how to make the most compelling case for your research in order to maximise your chances of being considered for research funding.

The day-long event will feature advice and information from academic staff and AHRC-funded students.

Location: Edgbaston campus, University of Birmingham
Date: Saturday 7th December 2013 (09:30-15:30)
Book a place:

Please note that places are limited, so you are advised to book in advance.
We look forward to meeting you on 7th December.


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome

10.15 Making the case for your research: Peter West-Oram, winner of the University of Birmingham Three-Minute Thesis competition

11.00 Networking

11.45 Advice from our academic staff

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Review of your PhD application

14.30 Café PhD – Q&A with current AHRC-funded students

15.30 Close


We would ask you to come prepared with a draft of your PhD application and funding application which you can refine further using advice and information shared during the event. You will have an opportunity to obtain advice and ask specific questions related to your application during the afternoon review session.