Brum Bulletin - 30 November 2022
The Brum Bulletin - Your student newsletter
In this issue...
- Counting down to Christmas
- Are UoBe Ready for assessment season?
- Share your views on teaching and learning
- Meet our community of stem cell donors
- Win a trip to Luminate Birmingham
Got an exciting story to share? Find out how you can send in your suggestions and our publishing dates
Ready for 'Countdown to Christmas'?
We’re counting down to Christmas with a packed programme of events and activities to spread some joy this winter. This way for festive fun
Assessment season support
Workshops, revision timetable template, sharing study spaces, making time to talk - some of the ways we are supporting you to shine in the upcoming assessment period. You've got this! Find out more
Student Evaluation of Learning & Teaching
You could win one of five £50 Amazon vouchers by completing the SELT survey. Your feedback is vital and will make a real difference to improving your course next semester and beyond. Fill in the survey
Your exam timetable is now live
You can view it in the MyUoB app or desktop version
Our community of Stem Cell Donors
Hear from Birmingham Marrow, our student volunteers, and alumni who are raising awareness around stem cell donation. Read more
It's okay to not be okay
"I’m Gracie, a third-year student. University can be an exciting time for many, but also a very lonely time too...". Read Gracie's story
Welcome to our Postgraduate section. Here you can find the latest updates specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates.
Postgraduate Christmas Events on Campus
Join the University Graduate School (UGS) for a host of festive events in the run up to the winter break.
For PGTs, join our festive-themed Short Story Club in the Guild of Students for British Christmas traditions and food. Find PGT events here
For our PGRs, we’re holding Christmas film night (with festive jumpers encouraged!) and our annual PGR Christmas Party at Westmere House. See all PGR events here
Meet Our UGS Scholars!
Each academic year, the UGS recruited ten PGRs and ten PGTs to support and promote UGS activities, as well as initiating and delivering their own events for postgraduates. We’re delighted to announce our 2022-23 teams! If you have ideas for events that you’d like them to put on, please get in touch.
Meet our UGS Scholars (PGT)
Meet our UGS Scholars (PGR)
Time to Talk?
UBHeard is a confidential listening and support service that gives you immediate emotional and mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Watch the video
Our diary picks
You can find more about all upcoming student events by visiting the What’s on for students page
12 December 2022, 6.15pm, University Great Hall
Staff, students, alumni, family, and friends are welcome to this traditional service of carols, readings, and a spectacular selection of festive music from the University of Birmingham Music Department.
Thursday 1 December, 5.00pm, Bramall Music Building in Chancellor's Court
Come along and join our special guest Santa switching on the Christmas tree lights. Keep a look out for our beloved Old Joe having a festive surprise!
- Sober Social's Game Night
Friday 2 December, 7.00-10.00pm, Nuffield Building - G17, G18, G19 and G22
Sober Socials run weekly events, every Friday from 7pm until 10pm. Come along for a variety of games such as Werewolf, Exploding Kittens, Coup, Jackbox and more!
What's on in Brum
Flock to Birmingham city centre this Christmas to explore a stunning free family trail featuring giant penguins up until Friday 6 January 2023. Find out more
The RMT union have announced industrial action on the following dates:
- Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December 2022
- Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January 2023
Plan ahead if you're going home for the holidays and once you return.
Returner students: Accommodation
University-owned accommodation isn’t just for your first year! Some of the benefits include fixed rents for the entire year, all bills included with no hidden costs, and a short walk from campus.
Register by logging on to the accommodation portal from Thursday 1 December.
Proposed new parking policy – drop-in sessions
You are invited to share your views on what the future of car parking should look like at the University.
- Tuesday 6 December, 3.00-5.00pm - venue TBC
- Wednesday 7 December, 10.00-11.30am via Zoom.
- Thursday 8 December from 10.00am-12.00pm - venue TBC
If you are interested in attending, please contact Harriet Kent at email@example.com
Get an insight into sustainability initiatives at the University
Join the Sustainability Town Hall online or in-person on Tuesday 6 December from 12.00-1.00pm. Book a place
Win a wintry light trail at the Botanical Gardens
You could win two tickets to Luminate, a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue. Enter Now
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