Graduate School Workshops in February 2015

mature students photoWe have a wide range of workshops running in February, open to Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers at UN.  They include short 2 hour workshops in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, a CV workshop and bibliometrics. Longer sessions include a presentation skills day for those of you presenting at conferences this year, plus Hugh Kearns will be visiting us again to help you tackle self-sabotage – procrastination, ‘too busy’ syndrome and disorganisation. His seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it. Read the rest of this entry

Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference: Registration now open

Midlands Health Psychology NetworkRegistration is now open for the Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference, which will be held at the University of Derby on Thursday 19th February.

The conference this year is entitled ““Healthy Mind and Body – Understanding, Supporting and Improving” and features key note speakers Professor Sarah Grogan from Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr. Neil Coulson from the University of Nottingham. Delegate fees are low (from £35 to £80, depending on status) and all students, academics, researchers and practitioners are welcome. For more information on the conference please see the attached flier or the Conference website.

Centre for Family Life March seminar: I predict a riot!

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

A new seminar announcement from The Institute of Health and Wellbeing:

I Predict A Riot! The public health economics of improving parenting
Dr. Joanna Charles, Bangor University
Tuesday 31 March, 10-11:30am
Sulgrave room S014, Park Campus

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Next Psychology Research Seminar: Concept cells

The next Psychology Research Seminar will be on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 3.30pm in F43. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm.

Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from The University of Leicester will be talking on concept cells.
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Call for papers: School of Education’s 6th Annual Research Student Conference

PhD and Masters students are invited to submit an abstract for the School of Education’s 6th Annual Research Student Conference, which will be held in the Sulgrave Building, School of Education, Park Campus, on Friday 26th June and Saturday 27th June 2015. The closing date for abstracts is 31st March 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Lunchtime seminar: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Quality of Life

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s next lunchtime seminar takes place on Wednesday 11 February and is led by Sophie Williams (University of Derby). Read on for full details – please note that the location for this seminar is Cottesbrooke room C326 at Park Campus.

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Holocaust Memorial Day Event Tomorrow – 21st January 2015

Please note that in order to attend Professor Cesarani’s lecture and the subsequent academic talks in HLT1 from 1pm – 4pm, all University of Northampton members are required to bring their staff and student IDS to this event.

Bookings for members of the public have now been taken.  There will be no admission of members of the public to the lecture hall without prior booking.

Data management planning: resources and guides

The creation of a research data management plan (DMP) at the start of a research project is becoming a common requirement. It is increasingly an expectation on the part of funders, sometimes even at the bidding stage, and the University of Northampton’s research data policy and guidance highly recommend it.  But what is a DMP and what should it include? Read the rest of this entry

Are you a part-time research student? If so, read on…….

Warwick logoPart-time research students, who are in the first half of their studies, are invited to a free Part Time Researcher day at the University of Warwick on Friday 6th February from 10am to 4:30pm.

The day offers an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other part-time researchers and, with the support of facilitators, discuss common issues facing part-time researchers and work towards practical solutions to some of them.

The workshop will cover:

  • The ethos and process of part-time research
  • Working with your part-time supervisor
  • Managing your time / avoiding self-sabotage
  • Setting practical objectives to help you work more effectively

To book or for more information please see the Part Time Researcher document attached.

Researcher help desks – Spring 2015

Welcome back to a bright new term!

Dates and times for this term’s researcher help desks are as follows:

nu-information-services-park-390Avenue campus (in the library):

  • Wednesday 28th January 10am – 12pm
  • Monday 9th February 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 26th February 2 – 4pm
  • Tuesday 10th March 2 – 4pm
  • Thursday 2nd April 10am – 12pm

Park campus (in the library):

  • Tuesday 20th January 2 – 4pm
  • Monday 2nd February 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 18th February 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2 – 4pm
  • Thursday 26th March 10am – 12pm

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