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Summer term events

The summer term starts soon, and there are some great events for PhD students lined up. First will be Cafe Research, where researchers from Criminology, Chemistry and English will present their work. It is always a fun evening, and there is usually free pizza for those who attend. Book via:

In May we have the doctoral inaugural lectures for the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Newly minted PhDs will be showcasing their research over two evenings. Topics include children and museums, healthy lifestyles, and discrimination law. All welcome, please book via:

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** Updated June 2020 **
Since the the David Wilson Library building closed in late March, we have been providing as many of the Library's services as we can. This includes those services and tools for PhD students, ECRs and our research community. Here is a summary of current arrangements whilst we are delivering our services virtually and working remotely. 
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