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In this issue...

  • Take the Student Communications Survey and you could win a £150 Amazon voucher
  • Earn some extra cash this summer through Worklink
  • It's Mental Health Awareness Week; check out what support is available to you
  • Familiarise yourself with our in-person and online exam rules
  • Want to study abroad on a 4-week fully funded programme?
  • Birmingham Pride is back. See how you can get involved with the celebrations this month
  • Enter our brand new competition where two lucky students can win 4 tickets each to Cadbury World!

and much more...


Want to win a £150 Amazon voucher?

We love communicating with you but is there anything we could do better? Spare 5 minutes to share your views and enter our prize draw. Share thoughts.

Are you ready to go global this summer?

Through the Turing Scheme, students can study abroad on a 4-week funded programme. But hurry, applications close soon! Read more. 

Coping with anxiety at Uni

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at ways you could manage anxiety and the support available at UoB. Find out more.

Exam conduct: useful things to know

We want your exams to go as smoothly as possible, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the different rules for online and in-person exams. Check out rules.

Introducing Micro-Markets on campus

Prepare your own food and drinks on campus with our new self-service vending machines with in-built microwaves and hot taps. Read blog

Bag yourself a summer job

Want to earn extra cash? With pay starting from £10.90 per hour, plus holiday pay, check out these Worklink vacancies that need filling soon. Explore vacancies.

Help us better support you

Tell us what's working well and how we can improve your student experience and our services through our Student Wellbeing Survey. Share feedback

Important reminder for undergraduate and postgraduate taught international students

As International students, studying in the UK on a student visa, you will be aware of your requirements under the terms of your student visa which are set by the UK Government. The University, as your “sponsor” also has a number of requirements placed upon it - and together, the student and the University, we must follow these requirements so that you can continue to study in the UK. More information.

You’re invited to take part in this year’s Birmingham Pride

Whether you’re an ally or a member of the LGTBQ+ community, we’d love for you to march alongside us at the Pride Parade on Saturday 27 May to celebrate equality and love. Get involved.

PG Corner

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

Postgraduate Research Festival

The Postgraduate Research Festival, happening 27-28 June 2023, is the biggest celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham, giving postgraduates from different disciplines the opportunity to share their work with the wider University and beyond. See the full programme and book your place to join us!

The Festival will showcase all the exciting and innovative research being done by postgraduates at the University of Birmingham. PGTs are very welcome to attend and are particularly encouraged to join our ‘UGS Discussions’ roundtable event, which gives postgrads the chance to network over topical questions and topics.

If you’re a PGR and want an opportunity to heighten your research profile, you can also take part in our Research Poster Competition on your research (deadline: 31 May).

Postgraduates at Pride!

Join the University Graduate School & the Guild of Students in celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ+ people to Birmingham's past, present, and future! We’ll be marching in the Birmingham Pride Parade on Saturday 27 May, 10.30am-3pm. All LGBTQ+ postgraduates and allies (supporters of LGBTQ+ equality) are welcome. Book your place!

Upcoming Events

Take a break from research, revision and deadlines with a range of events for postgraduate taught students and postgraduate researchers. Careers workshops, online coaching, nature-writing workshops, PGR Lunch Club and more. Explore the full programme

Our diary picks

Get connected with an industry professional mentor on the Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
Next round from Tuesday 23 May

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get connected and gain one-to-one advice with an industry professional who can support you with your career development. Make sure you sign up in time to get involved. Find out more.

Relaxation Workshop
Wednesday 24 May, 15:15-16:15
The Vale

In our busy lives where stress is a daily companion, it's difficult to stay at ease or perform well in exams and studies if the body and mind are tense. Check out Relaxation workshops to support your wellbeing.

Ibeji: Xhosa Cole & Mark Sanders Concert
Friday 26 May, 19:30
Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall

Critically acclaimed saxophonist, flautist and composer, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community outreach arts programmes in Birmingham. Get your tickets to his evening concert

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

And finally...

Train strikes in May and June

A reminder that there are planned rail strikes taking place, which will mean that some train services will be severely cancelled, reduced, and disrupted. Find out more and what you should do.

Unlocking Ukraine at our Summer School

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Ukrainian language and enrich your knowledge of Ukraine’s culture and people. 17-28 July, UoB campus. Apply now.

Secure your gym membership for next year and win branded sports merch

As a current student, you now have the chance to secure a 2023/24 Sport & Fitness or Tiverton Gym membership before they go on sale to the general public. Simply pay now and your membership will be up and running for September. But be quick – this offer is only available between 9-16 June.

To celebrate the release of the Autumn term memberships, the team are also running a competition where you could win a stash of FREE UoB Sport & Fitness merchandise – all the gym essentials and more. Enter now via Instagram!

WIN a chocolatey day out to Cadbury World!

Cadbury World has relaunched its special student offer for just £12 each and to celebrate, they’re offering two lucky students the chance to win 4 tickets to enjoy a choc-filled day at the iconic Birmingham attraction! Enter now.  

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