Brum Bulletin - 14 December 2022

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In this issue...

  • Win tickets to see this year's Christmas panto at the Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Sign up for the Campus 5k fun run
  • Tips on looking after yourself this winter
  • Hear from some of our international students on how they're spending Christmas in Brum
  • Learn more about our study spaces on campus.

Got an exciting story to share? Find out how you can send in your suggestions and our publishing dates. We'll be back in January with your next issue. Have a safe and relaxing holiday!


Christmas opening hours

Staying on campus over the Christmas break? Find out about opening hours, and services and support available on campus. Tell me more 

Christmas on a budget

Get some top tips and advice from our students on how you can make some savings at Christmas including being creative with your festive decorations. Read more 

An international Xmas

From experiencing a range of seasonal traditions to giving back to the community, find out how some of our international students are spending the holidays on campus. Find out more 

Looking after yourself this winter

This time of year can be difficult. Our Student Content Shaper Gracie takes you through her top self-care tips this season; including catching up on sleep, cuddling up with her dog Buddy, cross-stitching, going for walks and much more! Take me to Gracie's blog

Campus 5K fun run

Whether you’re just walking or going for a personal best, sign up for this fun 5K as part of the UoBe Festival. Get involved 

Winter energy plans

Find out more about the University’s winter energy plans and get some tips on energy savings at home. Read more 

Deck the (student) halls!

Not quite in the festive mood yet? You will be after watching this video of UoB's A Capella society singing their fave Christmas carol to a backdrop of photos from their Christmases on campus! Play video

PG Corner

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

PGR Christmas Party 

To celebrate the start of the holidays, PGRs can join the University Graduate School tonight, Wednesday 14 December, 4-7pm in Westmere House, for a PGR Christmas Party! Find out more and sign up

And for all postgraduates looking ahead to January after the Christmas break, the University Graduate School has a range of upcoming events to explore.

UGS Talks is back!

Join the University Graduate School in the Bramall Music Building 3.30-6pm on Thursday 26 January 2023 with talks from UoB postgraduate alumni, and fascinating insights into life after postgraduate study. Enhance your academic and social networks, or simply take a break from work with an afternoon of thought-provoking talks and conversation. Find out more

Missed the 'UGS Talks: Postgrads Driving Sustainability' featuring our multidisciplinary panel of PGs working on sustainability-related projects and keynote from Professor of Hydrogeology Prof. David Hannah? You can watch the recording of the event 

More UGS Events

Find University Graduate School’s Semester Two PGT events, including PGT Essentials workshops and our PGT Café for part-time and distance students, and plenty more to be announced.

Sign up for our PGR events for January and beyond: PGR Film Club, PGR Essentials, PGR Brunch Club and more!

Where can I study?

Looking for somewhere quiet to study over the holidays? Explore some of the study spaces on campus. Watch the video 

What's on in Brum

Get yourself down to Centenary Square and join others at Birmingham's largest under cover ice rink. Running until Sunday 8 January. Find out more 

And finally...

Planned train strikes:

Are you travelling this December or January? A reminder that due to planned strikes, some train services will be severely cancelled, reduced and disrupted. Find out more 

Call for volunteers!

The British Junior Open – aka the most prestigious junior squash event in the world – is back on campus between 4-8 January 2023 and needs court attendants, event staff and team leaders. Looking for a way to boost you CV, or increase your volunteering experience? Sign up now 

Take our Digital Experience survey to win £500

Want to help shape digital services at the University? Share your views now and help improve the student digital experience. Take the survey

Flexible student gym memberships

With the New Year approaching, you can now purchase peak or off-peak 6-month memberships – the former working out at less than £2 a week! 6-month memberships are available now via upfront payment or Direct Debit from January. Join now 

Get UoBe Ready for your assessments

Find out how we are supporting you this upcoming assessment period with workshops, a free study planner and more. Read more

Enter our new competition!

Win a pair of tickets to see the popular Dick Whittington Christmas panto at the Birmingham Hippodrome this January. Enter before midday (12pm) on Tuesday 3 January 2023 - good luck! Enter now

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