New beginnings…

A warm welcome to new PGRs at the University of Birmingham.

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So, the new academic year is about to start and this week we are welcoming new students at all levels across the University of Birmingham.  New postgraduate researchers are arriving, finding accommodation, meeting with their supervisors and wondering what they’ve let themselves in for.

welcome-sign-760358_640No-one is born as the perfect researcher, so new researchers have a lot of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to develop over the next few years (as, indeed, have all researchers as they move through their careers!).  This blog, and other support available across the University, will hopefully support that process.  Of course, this blog is also quite new, so we’ll be learning and developing together.

So, to kick us off, here are some links to resources and information specifically targeted at new PGRs, although existing PGRs may also find them useful:

New starters – what are your particular concerns about what the next few years have in store?  Old hands – what are your “top tips” and favourite resources for those new to a postgraduate research programme?

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