The closing date for the submission of abstracts is fast approaching for the School of Education’s 6th Annual Research Student Conference. PhD and Masters students are invited to submit an abstract by 31st March 2015. The conference will be held in the Sulgrave Building, School of Education, Park Campus, on Friday 26th June and Saturday 27th June 2015. Please see the call for papers post for more details on the conference and how to submit.
If you are a researcher, whether a research student or research staff, it is important that you understand the implication of open access, where research papers are made freely available online, rather than published in high-cost subscription journals. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced last year that all post April-2016 UK research must be open access in order to qualify for funding assessments.
In the light of this, Dr Miggie Pickton and Nick Dimmock from LLS are holding a 2 hour workshop on Open Access on Thursday, 12 March from 15:00 to 17:00 in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. If you would like more information please see the booking page here https://openaccessmar15.eventbrite.co.uk.
Canon Dr Edmund Newell, Principal of Cumberland Lodge, invites doctoral students from The University of Northampton to apply to become Cumberland Lodge Scholars.
Launched in 2014, the Cumberland Lodge Scholarship scheme provides 1st or 2nd year doctoral students with the opportunity to take part in our conference programme over a two year period, receiving training and gaining experience in communication, public engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and networking.
Read more about the scheme and how to apply in the leaflet Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Leaflet. If you apply and are successful, please let the Graduate School know.
You can find out more aboutthe organisation at http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/aboutus
The Institute of Ideas Academy is back – a residential weekend retreat which is unashamedly intellectual. From Friday 17th July to Monday 20th July, in the countryside of Bedfordshire, you get the chance to discuss The Public Throughout History, from the Greek and Roman Republics to the more complex, mobile, global publics of the present day.
For the fourth year, The Institute of Ideas will be running the Academy Scholarship Programme for full time students of ANY academic discipline. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the annual Academy weekend for the heavily subsidised rate of £60, including accommodation and full board. Read on for details of how to apply. Read the rest of this entry
Spring sees a number of research seminars being held in the School of Education. The full programme is attached.
March (and spring!) isn’t far away, so here is a quick rundown of the Graduate School workshops happening next month. Q Methodology is a research method used to study people’s “subjectivity” (their viewpoint) and Roshni Khatri will be running an introductory workshop to Q Methodology.
Personal Effectiveness Day focuses on negotiation, conflict handling skills, with strategies to handle the doctoral ‘roller coaster’. Quantitative Data Analysis 1 covers basic data analysis and variability and Dr Miggie Pickton and Nick Dimmock look at Open Access and the implications for your research. Please read on for full details. Read the rest of this entry
2015 has already seen a number of research seminars taking place in the School of Education as the Spring programme gets underway.
Reports from two recent events are attached to this post.