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In this issue...

  • How we have responded to your feedback at UoB.
  • Access free period products on campus.
  • Do you want to look after the planet? Student Hanna shares her easy eco-friendly hacks.
  • Our brand-new campaign 'Your Stories' has launched featuring UoB student stories from all walks of life.
  • Last chance to bag yourself a £15 café voucher!


You said, We did: how we're supporting you

We’re always looking to improve the student experience at UoB. From financial support to accessibility and inclusion, find out what we've done and how we're continuing to improve so you can fully enjoy your time here. Explore further.

Free period products on campus

We're supporting cost of living pressures by providing free period products in more than twenty places on campus. Our range of high quality and sustainable period products are free to anyone who needs them. Find out more.

Student Hanna's eco-friendly tips

What are we doing to look after our planet? From donating clothes to eating less meat, student Hanna shares some simple changes we can all make to be more eco-friendly. Read Hanna's blog.

Keeping you cyber safe

Cyber criminals can try and steal your personal information and take your money. Whether you’re using a computer or a mobile, it’s important you’re aware of the dangers and stay safe. Learn more.

Want to help develop MyUoB?

Join the MyUoB user group to tell us your views and help shape the MyUoB app. As a thank you for joining, you'll receive incentives including Amazon vouchers. Find out more.

Taught students, soon you'll able to 'Have Your Say'

Whether you’re in your first year or final year, all eligible taught students (undergraduate and postgraduate) will soon have the chance to share your thoughts and feedback on your course and experience through one of our surveys. And as a thank you for your time, fifteen students will be in with the chance of winning a £150 cash prize each (5 winners for each survey). Find out more.

'Your Stories' has launched

We think everyone’s got a unique story to tell when they arrive at Birmingham. Interested to hear about Robin's job as a teacher in Uganda before joining UoB? Or Muxin's journey from China? Check out UoB student stories and tell us yours. Browse stories.

PG Corner

Welcome to the latest updates from the University Graduate School (UGS) specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates

UGS Talks: Inspiration from our International Alumni
Tuesday 20 February, 13:00-16:00

Tickets are now available – find out more and book a free ticket on Eventbrite.

PGRs: enhance your skills and boost your employability

The UGS is hosting workshops on 'Engaging Public Audiences with Your PhD' (Thursday 25 January, 09:30-11:30) and 'Scripting and Editing Video Essays' (Monday 12 February, 9:30-11:30). The Careers Network is also hosting skills development workshops – find out more.

New PGR exhibition (Enquiring Minds) opportunity
Monday 5 February, 13:00-14:00

Could you communicate your research to 7-11 year olds? Join the UGS interactive, problem-solving exhibition for a selection of hands-on exhibits from PGRs. Sign up for our virtual information event.

PGT Essentials: New workshops now live

'PGT Essentials’ resumes with three new workshops this semester: ‘Understanding Your Feedback’, ‘Finding and Using Information’, and ‘Managing Your Research Project’. Take a look at our ‘PGT Essentials’ Eventbrite collection.

Our diary picks

Barber Lunchtime Concert: More Demonic & Divine Lecture Recital
Friday 26 January, 13:00-13:50
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Professor Kenneth Hamilton returns to the Elgar Concert Hall to conclude his piano lecture-recital series. Expect Kenneth’s usual wit and charm as he explores the stories behind the music. Check out the free event.

Self Defence Class
Wednesday 31 January, 18:00-19:00
Dance Studio, The Guild

Join your Community Wardens for a self-defence class back again for term two! Learn a few moves from a trained instructor and grab some free safety equipment. Open to all. More info

UoB Sikh Society's Annual Langar on Campus
Monday 5 February, 11:00-15:00
Marquee, outside Old Joe, Chancellor's Court

Join the Sikh Society for their annual Langar - open to all. Follow their Instagram for more details.

Spring Careers Fair
Wednesday 7 February, 11:00-15:00
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building

Come along to our Spring Careers Fair and meet a range of graduate recruiters on the lookout for students who want to gain work experience, apply for a summer internship and year placement. Find out more

Discover Islam Week
Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 February
Marquee, outside Old Joe, Chancellor's Court

Check out UoB Islamic Society's 'Discover Islam Week', open to all regardless of faith or background. Browse their Instagram for more details.

Postgrad LIVE Birmingham
Wednesday 14 February, 12:00-15:00
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building

The study fair gives you the chance to find out what postgraduate opportunities are on offer at a number of top universities and how to secure your place on them. You can discuss your options, get personalised funding advice and find out what Masters and PhD study is really like. Book your place

Academic Skills Centre - 'Engaging with Feedback' workshop
Tuesday 20 February, 13:00-14:00

Join the workshop to find ways to make positive changes to your future assignments. The Academic Skills Centre also have a number of study resources on their Academic Skills Gateway, which includes a Canvas course, short videos, and online guides.

LGBTQ+ History Month
The month of February

LGBTQ+ History Month takes place across the UK every February. This year's theme, Medicine – #Under The Scope, celebrates LGBTQ+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. You're invited to our diverse programme of events.

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

Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year is on Saturday 10 February. Join Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee on Sunday 11 February on Hurst Street for performances, fireworks, a chance to see Pom the ten-foot Panda and more! Tell me more.

LAST chance to treat yourself with £15 Café voucher giveaway

What better way to celebrate getting through assessment season than with a hot drink and sweet goods? Answer a simple question and you could win a £15 voucher to spend at The Exchange's Café for you and a pal. Quick, enter now!

And finally

Lock-in a year of art adventures for less + save 20% off a Student Art Pass today

A Student Art Pass is your key to unlocking a whole of year of arts adventures for less, including: 250+ museum and gallery discounts, 50% off major exhibitions and exclusive career-boosting paid arts opportunities. And even better, it’ll cost you less than £10 with code: STUDENT20 at checkout. Get your pass.

Guild Officer Elections 2024: Apply Now

The Guild of Students are currently hosting their annual Officer Elections where students are elected to lead the Guild and represent the UoB community on key issues. Could this be you? Apply now.

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