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The VPP (Virtual Postgraduate Platform) is a collaborative platform for the AHRC and M3C funded Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. It is a single online space for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Researchers, Supervisors, Site Directors and Administrators.

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We have received some enquiries about the schedule for stipend payments. Please note that students are normally paid quarterly in advance on or around 26th of the month. However payment dates will vary in December and are usually in advance of Christmas.    
One for our creative writing students: An afternoon of talks and creative writing practice around the collections of the British Museum’s department of Prints and Drawings, led by Forward Prize short-listed poet Nancy Campbell, and Bethan Stevens (University of Sussex).  
The application deadline for the M3C and Royal Literary Fund writing retreats is 25 November at 23:59 tonight. All of the information about this CDF opportunity can be found at Good luck!  
Exciting news for our partner at Nottingham City Museums & Galleries.You can work with this brilliant organisation on an M3C placement; for all the information please visit http://www.mynottinghamnews.…
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Latest student blog posts


A response to ‘Krísis: Critical Interventions’ symposium (Friday 29th October 2016) by and   The art exhibition, Krísis, is curated by Something Human,[1] and is presented in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary.…
The 10th October marked the World Day against the Death Penalty and, to commemorate this, the FCO arranged a round table meeting with those who work in government and academia alike to discuss Sharia law and the death penalty. The United Kingdom maintains a firm stance against the death penalty and actively encourages those countries who still administer the death penalty to move towards abolition. The speakers at the meeting were Professor Jon Yorke (Birmingham City University),…
By Amna Nazir and Alice Storey (M3C funded PhD researchers) The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) was established in 2006 through resolution 60/251 of the UN General Assembly and, along with it, the Universal Periodic Review…


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