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20- 24 July Summer Degree Congregations at Birmingham Town Hall – volunteers required

There will be nine degree ceremonies taking place 20 - 24 July. To make sure all of the ceremonies run as smoothly as possible, we will need a large number of volunteers (no experience is required). If you would like to help out at one or more of the ceremonies, please register (no later than 12 June) here. Academics who would like to take part in the academic procession, please register using a separate form located here by 19June.

Wednesday 20 May- The Complete Funding Series: The Newton Fund

MB257, 12 noon - 2pm

This seminar will focus on the Newton Fund, a £375 million programme with information on different schemes that the programme funds, eligible countries to collaborate with and information on deadlines. Professor Jonathan Tritter and Dr Mark Leaper will give a Reviewers perspective, as well as Dr Breno Nunes, who has been successful in receiving Newton Funding. For further information, see here or email the RSO.

Wednesday 27 May - Aston Social Media Surgery ‘Generating Content for an Engaged Audience’

SW309, 1pm - 2pm

This is an opportunity to learn how to make better use of the web and digital communications. There will be a specific focus of reviewing good examples of original and engaging content and how we can adapt these methods within our day to day activities. For further information and to book your space, see here.

Wednesday 27 May - Aston Business Network

MBA Lounge, Aston Business School, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aston Business Network is a new monthly networking event, featuring a short talk on a topical business issue from one of our experts, followed by the opportunity to develop business connections and network with Aston staff and alumni. Vijith Randeniya is this month’s guest speaker andwill explore the topic, ‘Leaders are for the tough times and managers are for the good times’. Book your place.

Thursday 28 May – Aston Centre for Research into International Business (ACRIB) presentation

MB243, 2:30pm 4:00pm

Aston Business School Research Centres have been established as a platform from which we respond to emerging research topics. They foster a sharpened focus on specific areas of enquiry and promote increased visibility and impact for our research.  The format of the session will be a presentation from the Centre Director and appropriate team members, followed by a Q&A session.  The session will provide an overview of research that is currently taking place, strategy/objectives and engagement with the wider community/industry.  It is an opportunity for you to discover the focus of the Centre and hopefully may offer the potential for collaboration. Please confirm attendance via email to n.felton@aston.ac.uk.

Friday 29 May - Light-based technologies in healthcare and medicine (workshop)

As a part of non-for-profit project on photonic technologies, we welcome local companies in healthcare industry to attend our Health & Medicine workshop (lunch included). We would cover various uses of photonics in healthcare, including non-invasive diagnostics and treatments. Reserve your place here.

Wednesday 17- Friday 19  June - Aston Inspired Design Show

Great Hall 10am - 4pm

Join us to celebrate the works and achievements of our final year Mechanical Engineering and Design Students where they will showcase the projects they have been working on as part of their final year at Aston. Experience a fascinating range of projects from over 100 final year students demonstrating new technology, high levels of creativity, modern manufacturing techniques and innovation.

Monday 22 June - Advance Manufacturing Showcase

James France Building, Loughborough University

This conference aims to promote the academic excellence that resides in the M5 universities (a group of Midlands research intensive universities) including Aston. Register here for the event. For further details, see here.

Friday 26 June – The 4th Birmingham Corporate Social Responsibility Summit (hold the date)

Aston Business School, 8:30am arrival and registration, 9:00am - 2pm  

Save the date for Reversing The Value Chain: What can the arts and creative sector bring to business & community?Further information to follow in May.