The rabbit – Britain’s unloved pet?

Figure 1: Rabbit and food bowl. Photo: C Ellis

Submitted by Clare Ellis
Postgraduate Researcher Moulton College & University of Northampton

Rabbits are one of Britain’s top five most popular pets (PFMA, 2013) yet recent research (PDSA Wellbeing report 2013) has shown that they are often not kept in appropriate conditions, and hundreds of rescue centres all over Britain take in unwanted pet rabbits each year.

New research being carried out by research staff at Moulton College & the University of Northampton is investigating how BIG Britain’s bunny problem is. Read the rest of this entry

School of Health Research Seminar: Salmonella and salmonellosis

All are welcome to this seminar on 12th May. See the flyer at: Health – Research Seminar

Northampton Learning & Teaching Conference 2014

“Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success”

The University of Northampton’s Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is to host a one-day Learning and Teaching conference, entitled Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success. The event will provide an opportunity to celebrate research from within the institution. Read the rest of this entry

Warm welcome to 28 new research degree students

Induction2014MarThe Graduate School welcomed 28 new Research Degree Students to the University last week with a four-day Induction Programme. Seven students from Science, six from Business, five from the Arts, four from both Social Sciences and Education and two students from Health gathered together for almost a week of workshops, meetings, discussions and introductions at the start of their doctorate.

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The Graduate School PGR Annual Conference: Call for papers

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their 2014 Postgraduate Researcher Conference on June 26th and would like to invite UN research students and early career researchers to present a paper. Read the rest of this entry

Institute of Health and Wellbeing: Theme leaders announced

Institute of Health and Wellbeing thumbnailSubmitted by Katie Jones, Manager, Institute of Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is very pleased to announce that the leaders for each of our research themes have been appointed.  In some instances, we have appointed a second leader to assist and bring together an exciting mix of skills and experience.

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Free access to Liverpool University Press journals during April 2014

LUP logoTo celebrate its tenth birthday, Liverpool University Press is making all of its journal content free for the month of April.

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Call for Papers: 7th ENQUIRE Postgraduate Conference

Are you a Research Degree student in a social science discipline? Would you like to share your PhD experiences with others in a conference setting? If so, you might be interested in the 7th ENQUIRE Postgraduate Conference on 14th November 2014.

“4D Research: Early experiences of Designing, Debating, Doing and Disseminating Social Research” aims to bring together post-graduate researchers from a variety of disciplines to facilitate shared critical engagement with the various obstacles and opportunities of the PhD process.

For more information see the LTE blog post here.

Calling PhD students and early-career researchers!

NCRM_new_LogoResearchers from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)  are asking for input from UK-based research students and early-career researchers on the teaching and learning of advanced research methods.

PhD students, who are within five years of commencing academic employment, and researchers early on in their career have been asked to comment on brief summaries of four themes from NCRM research findings;

  • challenges for learning advanced methods;
  • provision of advanced methods training;
  • approaches for teaching advanced methods;
  • qualities of advanced methods teachers and learners.

The research is being conducted by Melanie Nind, Rose Wiles, and Daniel Kilburn at the University of Southampton and will be ‘live’ until Friday 18th April. See the NCRM website for more information and to participate.

PhD Tips – don’t suffer in silence

Whether you are one of this week’s new inductees, or a post-grad further into your sentence degree, this article might give you some valuable advice:

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/mar/25/studying-phd-dont-suffer-in-silence-seek-support

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