Google Scholar Chrome extension: features and RefWorks integration

If you use Google Chrome and Google Scholar, you’ll probably be interested in the recently released Scholar Chrome extension. I gave the extension a whirl, and here are my notes – including details of its support for RefWorks and Find My Reference.

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Organisation Studies Network (OSN) seminar on 9th June

Submitted by Dr Hala Mansour

The next Organisation Studies Network (OSN) seminar will be held at Northampton Business School on 9th June 2015 from 12 noon. The OSN includes the University of East London, Keele University, Staffordshire University and the University of Northampton and the group meets regularly to discuss and debate issues around Organisation Studies. The programme on the 9th June includes papers on Research and Writing, Choosing and Trusting in Health and Medicine, Cultures of Mis-selling in the Financial Services Industry and more. Full details of the programme are attached.

If you would like to attend please let Hala Mansour or Debbie Christopher know by 11th May 2015.

Graduate School Workshops in spring and summer

mature students photoA variety of researcher development workshops are coming up in the next few months, so if you are a PGR student or an early career researcher why not take advantage and book a place? They include Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVivo: Level 2 (Intermediate) on April 14th, Poster Design & Presenting on April 16th and the first of a series of four intermediate SPSS workshops on April 27th. A Publishing Day on April 29th, features workshops in Academic Writing for Journals, Blogging for Researchers and Getting Published. All these workshops are open to both PGR students and early-career researchers.

Solely for PGR students we are running a ‘Finishing your Thesis’ afternoon on April 22nd, which includes Editing and Finishing your Thesis and Preparing for the Viva. So if you are within a year of completing your doctorate this will be a valuable afternoon to attend. Read the rest of this entry

Open access and your published paper: a guide for authors

FAQ: I have just had an article accepted for publication and I’m unsure of my open access options.  What should I do?

With multiple publishing options and a host of sometimes conflicting institutional, funder and publisher requirements, the pathway to open access can sometimes be a confusing one.  The guide below is designed to help you navigate the route between having your article accepted for publication and making it open access in an appropriate and timely manner.

The guide covers both ‘green’ and ‘gold’ routes to open access and includes the University’s procedure for handling article processing charges (APCs).

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University of Northampton PhD student oversees Moulton project on carnivorous plants

To find out what Julia Lock has been doing, follow this link!



Postgrad Teaching Assistant Opportunities in The International School of Moscow

See below from The International School of Moscow (further info in links at the bottom)

The International School of Moscow is looking for post graduates who might be interested in a gap year experience as Teaching Assistants at our school. We would like to advertise the opportunities we are offering among the students of your institution, who might be particularly interested in living and working in Moscow. The International School of Moscow is a member of the British Schools Foundation, an organisation with schools in Beijing, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Spain and Brazil whose aim is to offer an excellent standard of British education to International students. We are seeking to recruit teaching assistants who are native English speakers, with recent experience of education in the UK, who have a strong academic background and are able to offer enthusiasm and commitment to our school. We also encourage students with particular strengths in languages and music to apply as these are key areas for development within the school. We are looking for students with an enthusiasm for working with children and who may be considering a future in teaching. Read the rest of this entry

ESRC announces new research data policy

ESRC 50th AnniversaryEarly last week the Economic and Social Research Council published a new research data policy.  Aligned with the RCUK Common Principles on Data Sharing, the policy outlines the obligations of ESRC grant holders and their institutions with respect to the collection, management and re-use of research data.  A specific requirement is that grant holders should “generate scientifically robust data ready for further re-use” (ESRC).

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Professor Stef Craps announced as keynote for ‘Decolonizing Trauma Studies’ Symposium

The Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory at the University of Northampton School of The Arts is very pleased to announce that Professor Stef Craps (The University of Ghent) will be giving the keynote lecture for the ‘Decolonizing Trauma Studies’ symposium at Avenue Campus (Room MY120) on 15 May 2015.

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Transfer seminar – An insight into the Lifeworlds of people with early-stage dementia

You are invited to Diana Schack Thoft’s seminar on Friday 24th April 2015 at 10-11am in Kelmarsh, Room 202, Park Campus. View this poster for more details TransferViva_DianaSchack Toft.

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English announces major international Brigid Brophy conference for October 2015

Professor Richard Canning, Subject Leader for English & Creative Writing has announced that The School of The Arts will be hosting an international conference on novelist, critic and animal rights activist, Brigid Brophy on the 9th and 10th October 2015.

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