PGR student induction: Skills development and workshops

A warm welcome to our 18 new doctoral research students who attended the Graduate School’s four-day Induction last week. Our students participated in skills workshop sessions, meetings and research presentations and were introduced to staff and current PGR students, all to inform and support them at the start of their doctorate.

So, for all our Inductees, here are some essential pointers and links to the skills development material you will need prior to APG Registration. Read the rest of this entry

Doing Interpretive Qualitative Research: A workshop on 3-4th November

Graduate School WorkshopsDr Jane Callaghan will be running a qualitative methodology workshop for the Graduate School next Monday and Tuesday 3-4 November.

There are just a few places left on Jane’s intensive 2-day workshop, which will explore different forms of interpretation in qualitative research, drawing on phenomenological approaches and Interpretive Interactionism to work with a range of textual, visual and spatial materials.

The workshop is open to any student currently registered on a research degree programme or any Early Career Researchers at the University of Northampton. If you are interested in attending please book here.

University ISBNs

Did you know that the University of Northampton is registered as a publisher for the purposes of allocating ISBNs to monographs produced by members of the University?

Some of the books we have published include:

Read on to find out how you can apply for an ISBN for your work.

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Publishing Academic Articles: A workshop by SRHE

SrhelogoSRHE, the Society of Research into Higher Education, has a training programme aimed at newer researchers; those who are studying for a doctorate and early career researchers.

On 12th November, Dr Karen Smith from the University of Greenwich and Ian White from publisher Routledge, Taylor and Francis will be running a workshop entitled “Publishing Academic Articles: A Way Through the Maze“. The workshop will be held at SRHE’s London headquarters in Collier Street.

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PGR student induction: Making the most of the library

Thank you to all the new research students who worked so hard in today’s session in the library.

Given how many tools we covered in the morning, I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of these, with links, so you can revisit them later at your leisure.  You’ll see that there are a few extra tools that were mentioned today but not explored.

We started by looking at university and external resources:

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ESRC seminar on Youth Mental Health

The University of Greenwich are delivering a series of seminars on Youth Mental Health and Stigma. The first seminar takes place in Nottingham on December 12th and there is a very exciting line up of speakers. The seminars are designed to be of interest to both academics and practitioners.



Conference: Research Data Management in Art and Design

Rachel Jillions of the University of the Arts London has just sent through details of this conference which might be of interest to researchers in Art and Design.

Research Data Management in Art and Design
Thursday 11th December

University of the Arts London is holding a one day conference on Research Data Management in Art and Design – ‘Where are we now?’
The conference will be an opportunity to learn about how data management is being addressed in the unique fields of Art and Design from the perspectives of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, University Research and Data Managers, and the Researchers themselves.

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Peggie Kellam Memorial Lecture

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands

The 2014 Peggie Kellam Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday 6 November at Sunley Conference Centre.

This year, Professor David Hands will explore issues of stress, care and compassion in the workplace, particularly the NHS, informed by his extensive research and significant operational experience in health service policy and development.

For further information please see the programme and  event flyer , and to register please visit the Eventbrite page.

Invitation to Professor Jeff Ollerton’s “Extinctions of aculeate pollinators in Britain”

In preparation for a conference in Sweden next week, Professor Jeff Ollerton is giving a sneak preview of his 20 minute conference presentation. And he would love some feedback!

“Extinctions of aculeate pollinators in Britain and the role of large-scale agricultural changes” will be held on Wednesday 22nd October at 4pm in Newton NW205, Avenue Campus.

All welcome.

Workshop: Finding Resources on the Web

Graduate School WorkshopsNick Dimmock, Research Information Specialist in Research Support, LLS, will be running “Finding Resources on the Web” on Thursday, 30 October 2014 from 11:00 to 13:00 in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus.

Open to all research students and early career researchers, the workshop will focus on ways to ensure the information you find is useful and usable.

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