New Coding Club Starting Up in January!

We are setting up a Coding Club from January for researchers and staff at the University of Birmingham to help them meet the goal of the Software Sustainability Institute of “Better Software, Better Research” i.e. if the software is incorrect then the resulting research will be too (https://doi.org/10.1038/467775a). We aim to build a community of … Continue reading “New Coding Club Starting Up in January!”

Published: Posted on

BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)

The following was written by Yordanka Dimcheck, who is a PhD student from Modern Languages and was one of the people responsible for marketing. Starting my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a year marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges in terms of how we communicate and do social research inevitably affected … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)”

Published: Posted on

BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

Published: Posted on

Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC

Advanced Research Computing (ARC), at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint two Senior Research Software Engineers, one permanent and one fixed term (3 years). ARC is a well-respected, award winning team with a national and international profile. Permanent Senior Research Software Engineer (RSE) – working on a wide variety of projects, supporting research … Continue reading “Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC”

Published: Posted on

Industrial Placement at ARC

For a University student used to leisurely starts, the prospect of starting work at 9am on a Monday morning was rather alien, however, after a strong coffee, I was soon awake and ready to complete the day’s work with enthusiasm. I have worked as a part of Advanced Research Computing for 3 months and the … Continue reading “Industrial Placement at ARC”

Published: Posted on

Welcome to our new BEAR Champions!

We were very pleased to welcome three BEAR Champions to the BEAR team last week. Jason Turner (Institute of Inflammation and Ageing), Tom Goodman (Computer Science) and Davide Gerosa (Physics and Astronomy) will be working with us over the coming months to spread the word in their areas about how BEAR can help you in … Continue reading “Welcome to our new BEAR Champions!”

BEAR Challenge 2018

As the summer term came to an end, the BEAR team invited 5 teams of students from Computer Science to take part in a series of High Performance Computing (HPC) challenges. The event was designed to give undergraduate students access to the support and technical knowledge of the BEAR team, and to promote a career … Continue reading “BEAR Challenge 2018”

Published: Posted on

BEAR: Thought for Food?

From Conception to Pathology, the Big Bang to its final echoes, all human life and endeavour is here…. potentially! The Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) provides services and support for a whole rainbow of research projects across a multiplicity of disciplines. BEAR and the Research Computing Team are actively engaged in supporting hundreds of … Continue reading “BEAR: Thought for Food?”

Published: Posted on