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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LLS Advisory Panel – new members wanted

Headphones study 2LLS is reconvening this important group and it would be great to have representation from research students. The group meets online via a NILE forum so you can contribute as and when it suits you.

You don’t even have to contribute to every discussion – just add your opinions on things that matter to you.  Only by hearing from research students can LLS ensure its services are meeting your needs.

Chris Powis, Head of Library and Learning Services, explains:

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School of Education Seminar – Working in partnership with school staff to promote spontaneous communication in children with autism

Dr Lila Kossyvaki (University of Birmingham) will share her research about the impact of adult interactive style in teaching young children on the autistic spectrum.

Tuesday 21st October, 4-5pm

Lamport LP111, Park Campus, University of Northampton, NN2 7AL

All welcome.

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School of Education Seminar – First Destinations: Supporting Graduates with Disabilities

A human resources lecturer, Dr Laura Williams (Kingston University) will speak about her research and her experiences concerning support for graduates with disabilities particularly support into employment. She will focus part of her presentation specifically on graduates with dyslexia, ASD or AS.

Thursday 23rd October 12.30-1.30pm

Kelmarsh K202, Park Campus, University of Northampton, NN2 7AL

All welcome.

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Africa Research Centre

Kevin Deane (NBS) is leading an initiative to create a new research centre – the Africa Research Centre – which is intended to be a university-wide collaboration to help showcase our research on Africa, build an external identity, help with funding bids, host external speakers and provide a forum for cross-disciplinary work, as well as involving our many students across the university who are interested in African issues.

If you are involved in research in or about Africa and are interested in joining the discussion about creating the Africa Research Centre, please email Kevin ( who will be able to give you more information.


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