Careers sessions for researchers: self-employment

The Graduate School are offering a couple of brand new workshops on self-employment for researchers and the first is coming up next Tuesday 1st December.

Dr Hiten Vyas, Business Adviser at the Enterprise Club will be running Self-Employment: Is it for you? in the TPod, Rockingham Library from 12-2pm, with lunch after. To book please see the Eventbrite page. This workshop has a follow-up session on January 11th 2016 Self-employment – Business Planning. If you are interested in taking the idea of self-employment further then do book both workshops. Read the rest of this entry

The future of printed academic books

nu-information-services-park-373If you haven’t previously read ‘The Conversation‘ then let me introduce you to this excellent blog with this post on the future of academic print books.

Written by Donald Barclay, Deputy University Librarian at the University of California Merced, the article highlights the impact of falling budgets and rising prices on academic book sales and proposes the open access monograph as a viable alternative.  But first, he argues, academic distrust of digital publication has to be overcome…

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Psychology research seminar on 25th November: Texting and Literacy

Submitted by Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar is on Wednesday 25th November at 3.30pm in F43.  The speaker will be Professor Clare Wood from Coventry University.  Her talk will be on “Understanding the Relationships between Texting and Literacy”. Much has been written in the popular press about the impact that texting, and texting slang in particular, is having on children’s literacy development, and their spelling in particular.  In this talk, Clare will review the work she has conducted with colleagues which has examined the empirical basis for such concerns, and will discuss the nature of the relationship between traditional and digital literacy.

Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm.


Discipline-related research skills from the School of Health: open to all

research croppedThe School of Health have recently launched their discipline-related development programme, which includes a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of themes, open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton. This development programme has been designed to support researchers – and those supporting research – in subjects which relate, broadly, to Health and Social Care. The sessions detailed are available to research students (PhD and Professional Doctorate) within the School of Health and from across the University. Staff from the School and further afield are also welcome. Workshops coming up include public involvement, academic writing and research impact. Read the rest of this entry

Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Winter School; Call for papers from postgraduate students


The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) Winter School, which will be taking place on 13/14th January 2016 at Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, has invited papers from postgraduate students.

The CCRI Winter School provides a friendly and supportive environment for postgraduates, across geography, rural studies and environmental management themes, to present their doctoral work and receive feedback from CCRI staff and PGR students. More information about the CCRI and past Winter School events can be found on their website.

Any postgraduate student interested in participating should send a paper title and short abstract of around 200 words to by 30th November 2015.

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

The newly formed Research Support Centre at Top Lodge is the new home of the Graduate School and Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

We’d like to invite you to join us in our new home for the first of a regular series of coffee mornings.

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School of Education seminar series

The School of Education have announced their seminar programme for the rest of 2015. Covering a range of topics from the use of intellectual capital to early childhood pedagogy in Japan, these seminars are open to staff and students with the School of Education offering a warm welcome to all.

Continue reading to see the full programme.

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December IoHW lunchtime seminar

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

Two examples of involving people with experience of mental illness in research is the December lunchtime seminar from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing – read on for details.

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Engineering seminar:

Submitted by Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Title: The influence of probe fill factor during boiler tube inspection using electro-magnetic non-destructive testing

Speaker: Dr Jonhson Angelo, Federal University of ABC, Brazil/ Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Northampton

Date: Monday 23rd November 2015
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus

The aim of this talk is to show the importance and influence of the probe fill factor during inspection of boiler tubes when using electromagnetic non-destructive testing techniques. This is demonstrated by the results of finite element (FE) modelling and simulation test.

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Hugh Kearns returns with good feedback! A workshop for supervisors.

Kearns2On March 11th 2016 we are welcoming back researcher & educator, Hugh Kearns. Hugh is recognised internationally and regularly lectures at universities across the world, including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and, now for the third time, Northampton.

Hugh is running two workshops, one for supervisors on Giving Good Feedback, focusing on giving positive feedback, providing criticism without crushing the recipient, varying the type of feedback depending on the student’s stage, what to do when your student doesn’t listen… and more. Read the rest of this entry


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