Conference call for papers: The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces
The University of Northampton’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing are holding a conference The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, on 9th-10th September 2015 at Sunley Conference Centre.
The conference marks 15 years since the publication of Matthews et al.’s (2000) ‘Growing up in the countryside: children and the rural idyll’. This anniversary represents a timely moment for reflection on the state of research into children, young people and families in, and in relation to, ‘rural’ and ‘natural’ spaces.
Papers are invited, which focus on children, young people and families, in relation to the following topics. Read the rest of this entry
Library and Learning Services (LLS) has recently acquired three new e-book packages from major publishers, which together provide access to more than 21,000 e-book titles. All the titles are digital rights management (DRM) free, provide simultaneous multi-user access and are available via single sign-on through NELSON and the library catalogue.
The University of Northampton School of Science and Technology and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Lifts Group present the 5th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, which will be held at Highgate House, Northampton, from 23rd to 24th September 2015. This annual Symposium brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Speakers include industry experts, academics and post graduate students.
To book your place please go to the registration page.
This year’s Lift & Escalator Symposium is immediately preceded by the 5th Symposium of Mechanics of Slender Structures.
On 21-22 September 2015, the University of Northampton is holding the 5th Symposium on Mechanics of Slender Structures. The Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Northampton, in collaboration with the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics, is hosting the conference, which forms a continuation of a successful meeting series on the Mechanics of Slender Structures first held in Northampton in 2006, followed by Baltimore, USA, in 2008, San Sebastian, Spain in 2010 and in Harbin, China in 2013. See the conference website for more details and how to book.
Following the conference at 6pm on the 22nd September will be a public lecture “‘A career in lift engineering and other mishaps” by visiting fellow, Nick Mellor, in the Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue campus. Coffee & biscuits will be served on arrival at 5.30 pm and then following the lecture there will be an opportunity for networking and discussion over drinks & nibbles. For catering purposes, please advise Tina Ferris if you would like to attend the lecture (by Tuesday 15 September 2015).
The Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2015 will be held at the University of Sheffield on 29th and 30th October 2015. The conference will give early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. Read the rest of this entry
We are delighted to announce that the Graduate School and Research and Strategic Bidding Office are moving to be together in the new Research Support Centre in Top Lodge at Park Campus. The move will take place in the week beginning Monday 20th July. As a result, our offices will be closed on Monday 20th July. The RSBO will move into Top Lodge on Wednesday 22nd July and the Graduate School will move on Thursday 23rd July. During the moving week we may not be able to provide the full range of support but we will be up and running at full strength from Monday 27th July so do drop in and see us in our new home. We will be announcing new events and support available shortly.