Thursday, 8 November 2012

Café PhD
A social opportunity to discuss, debate and learn more about postgraduate research

Are you interested in doctoral study at the University of Birmingham?

Would you like to find out more about being postgraduate researcher in your College?
Do you want to meet and socialise with postgraduates across your College?
 If you answered yes to one or more of the above, then Café PhD is for you. Café PhD is a social, a research forum and a discussion session rolled in to one.
Ultimately, Café PhD is an informal social event designed to showcase and discuss exciting PhD research being done at Birmingham, as well as offering the chance to find out what postgraduate research is all about.

The latest event is scheduled as follows:

College of Arts and Law Café PhD

from 5.30pm, Wednesday 21st November

Beorma Bar

Guild of Students

Come along and get a chance to:

· Hear three current PhD candidates from the College introduce key issues from their research

· Discuss and debate these issues in a relaxed and social atmosphere

· Find out about postgraduate funding opportunities in the College

· Ask questions about all aspects of the PhD experience

· Enjoy free drinks

Helen Coy (Department of History): ‘Crusader Identities’ (Helen will also be talking about her involvement in student groups EMREM and CeSMA);
Katie Barnett (Department of American and Canadian Studies): ‘Representations of Fatherhood in 1990s Hollywood Film’ (Katie will also be telling us about the journal 49th Parallel and the experience of running a student journal) 
Clare Watters (Department of Italian Studies): ‘Italian Comedians in the Berlusconi Era’ (Clare will also be speaking about her involvement with the Graduate Centre for Europe and other exciting opportunities available to PhD researchers in Arts and Law).
Introduced by Dr Holly Prescott (Formerly of the Department of English) – see what a finished PhD thesis actually looks like!!

If you would like to learn more about Café PhD, or if you are a current doctoral researcher interested in paid speaker opportunities to present at a Café Event, email Holly Prescott:
For more details about the event and for upcoming Cafes, visit Cafe PhD on the web at: or find the event on Facebook at:

Café PhD is run in association with the University’s Postgraduate and Mature Students’ Association.

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