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In this issue...

  • Become a Student Content Shaper and create content while getting paid for it
  • Top tips on moving into your student home
  • The Student Wellbeing Survey closes on Friday - have you shared your thoughts?
  • Student Hockey star talks mental health and balancing work with sport
  • DOUBLE competition time; win tickets to step into the world of Grease AND to see band Two Door Cinema Club!


Become a Student Content Shaper

We're recruiting more students to join our team of Student Content Shapers to help us create content, and get PAID for it! Apply now.

Take the stress out of moving

Your Community Wardens share their advice on making the process of moving into your student home as smooth as possible. Read more.

Volunteers needed this summer

Can you support the International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) World Games taking place on campus this August? More info.

Congrats - You’ve made it to the end of the academic year!

The summer examination period has finished. All work is being assessed and marking undertaken by experienced staff in your discipline area.

For graduating students – your results will be available from Monday 26 June or soon after: your School will advise you of the exact date. 

All of our graduation ceremonies and celebrations will be going ahead as planned - and we look forward to seeing you there. You can find out more about what to expect on your graduation day at our webpages.

Take the Student Wellbeing Survey

Whether you've accessed support services or not, let us know how we can help you during your time at UoB. But hurry, the survey closes Friday! Take survey.

Student hockey star, Lily Walker

Undergrad and Commonwealth Games winner Lily chats about balancing hockey stardom with her dissertation, and mental health in sport. Find out more.

Seeking the next Chancellor

After ten years as our Chancellor, Lord Bilimoria will complete his second and final term of office on 16 July 2024. Share your views on our next Chancellor. More info.

Birmingham Pride 2023 with Student Content Shaper Arianna

From a packed parade, to the Village Street Party and more, see what student Arianna got up to at this year's Birmingham Pride! Watch video.

PG Corner

Welcome to our Postgraduate section. Here you can find the latest updates specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates!

The University Graduate School (UGS) has plenty of events coming up over the summer, for PGTs and PGRs, online and in-person. Check them out! 

Postgraduate Research Festival: UGS Discussions

With just a couple of weeks before the Postgraduate Research Festival (UoB’s biggest celebration of postgrad research) check out 'UGS Discussion'.

Designed to bring the postgrad community together and get you talking, this year the theme is 'The Digital Futures of Postgraduate Study'

With AI, bots, and Chat GPT gaining an increasing presence in our lives, we’re thinking about how an increasingly digital world might impact arts and culture, STEM fields, and the social sciences, and what this means for current and future postgraduates. With all participants being entered into a raffle for books and tech vouchers, you’ll be able to take lots away from this event: a possible prize, a stimulating chat, and new connections within the postgraduate community!

UGS Discussions takes place on Tuesday 27 June from 3.45pm - 5.15pm, in the Teaching and Learning Building, Room 118 and 119. But there’s plenty else to get involved with at the Postgraduate Research Festival, from Keynote Speakers, to poster exhibitions and talks from current PGRs. Find out more and book your place.

Cutting Through the Noise: Supporting Men’s Mental Health

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is delighted to announce a six session group designed specifically to address the experiences of male-identifying students and mental health, and to provide some protected time for students who identify as male to meet with others and discuss fundamental topics such as relationships, supporting yourself, developing goals and dealing with anger.

Sessions are 90 minutes and will take place at Westmere House on Edgbaston Park Road, from 10.30am - 12pm, throughout the summer. Find out more about the group and upcoming dates.

Postgraduate Academic Support Over the Summer

Are you researching and writing your PGT dissertation over the summer, and looking for tips, advice and support? PGTs can join the University Graduate School’s PGT Essentials workshops on structuring, writing, editing, and marketing your dissertation to employers, as well as dedicated online and in-person co-working sessions.

For PGRs looking for ways to develop your writing and research, you can join the PGR Writing Summer School, online Monday 10 to Friday 14 July.

If you are a PGR with English as an additional language, join the Academic English for PGRs series, covering topics such as literature reviews, critical writing, and proofreading.

Our diary picks

Donate your unwanted clothes, books and household items
Various locations and dates

Don't dump it, donate it! The Junkbusters team are running collections to help you to have a clear out before you leave your student accommodation across June. Find out more.

Cinematic Sounds: Summer Festival Orchestra
Sunday 18 June 2023, 15:00-17:00
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

The Summer Festival Orchestra presents music from cinema and stage, including Prokofiev’s ‘Montagues and Capulets’ - most recently made popular by BBC's The Apprentice, but originally written for the Bolshoi Ballet. Book your place.

The Tale of Two Cities programme events are running a number of FREE June events:

  1. Belonging and Thriving in Age-Friendly Cities: Perspectives on How Urban Environments Can Better Support Healthy and Meaningful Ageing. (Public lecture)
  2. Can We Make a City a Blue Zone? Lessons from Blue Zones for Successful Ageing. (For all students)
  3. A Coffee With…’ International Early Career Networking. (For PG students of any discipline)

Windrush Day
Thursday 22 June, from 13:00
Main Library

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Windrush, students are invited to visit the Main Library for a display of items telling the stories of the Windrush generation and its legacy. There will be music and also a chance to collect a free copy of David Harewood’s autobiography “Maybe I Don’t Belong Here”.

World Supercross Championship
Saturday 1 July, 17:30-21:30
Villa Park

40 of the best riders from across the globe including reigning champion Ken Roczen and British stars Max Anstie and Dean Wilson will be making history for the sport of supercross. There will also be freestyle motocross stunts Live DJs, and pyrotechnics for an amazing fan experience. UoB students have an exclusive 25% off select categories using this link! 

Visit our What's On page for the latest student events.

And finally...

Your chance to win an iPad Pro

Santander Universities are giving away 10 brand-new iPad Pro tablets to students to help you enhance your studies. All students can apply, even those of you who are graduating in a few weeks. Find out more. 

Exclusive Leadership Mentoring Opportunity

If you have ambitions to become a leader in your field once you graduate, apply to take part in our Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme! Our sector leading UoB alumni can support you in your final year to realise your leadership potential. Open to current penultimate year undergrads and third and fourth year medical and dental sciences students, the application deadline is Sunday 18 June.

Final year reassessment option

Are you a graduating final year Undergraduate Bachelors or Undergraduate (integrated) Masters student, who failed a final year module? Try not to worry too much: you have the opportunity to enter for re-assessment during the Summer Supplementary Exam period. Find out more.

Want to get paid to promote an inclusive campus culture?

The Student EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Team will be recruiting over the summer for a dual-role team of EDI Student Ambassadors (EDISA) and Project Assistants to help us promote an inclusive campus culture for all students in the next academic year. The Team welcomes all applications from students of all backgrounds and levels of study. For further info, contact Alex Ferranti at

Experience Grease like never before

Ever wanted to step into the world of cinema? Win a pair of tickets with Secret Cinema and belt out iconic numbers and moves on the dance floor at Rydell High for the ultimate summer party! Enter now.

Party with Two Door Cinema Club

Mixing guitar-driven hooks with a dancey, electronic polish, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club are headlining in Wolverhampton. Five students can win a pair of tickets each! Try your luck.

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