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 (kevin.deane@northampton.ac.uk) who will be able to give you more information.

Psychology Research Seminar: Awakening social psychology

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The first psychology research seminar of this term will be held on Wednesday 29th October at 3.30pm in F43. The speaker is Dr Steven Stanley from Cardiff University.

Dr Stanley will give a talk entitled “Awakening social psychology: mindfulness, embodiment, and transformation in capitalism”.

Tea and coffee will be available from 3.15pm.

Research Ethics Day – Events on the 16th October

On 16.10.14 the School of Education welcome Professor Sue Ralph to campus once again. Sue will be leading two sessions on ethics in research to which you are warmly invited:

  1.  Colloquium: ‘Does our Research Harm Anyone? Does it matter?’ 12.30-1.30pm in Sulgrave Upstairs Open Space. An opportunity to debate ethical issues (see attached poster).
  2.  Workshop: ‘Ethics in our Research: Getting rights right’ 2-4pm in Kelmarsh K202. An opportunity to discuss ethical issues relating directly to your own research in a supportive informal workshop (see attached poster).

Please feel free to come to both or either session, or just come along for a while if you can’t manage to come to a whole session. We look forward to welcoming you!

If you have any questions about these events, contact jane.murray@northampton.ac.uk

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School of Education Colloquium Report – Visual Approaches in Research: What has worked for you and why? – Rebecca Heaton and Gillian Sykes

The School of Education’s Autumn Seminar and Colloquium programme is underway, with two events taking place last week.

Rebecca Heaton and Gillian Sykes led a seminar focussing on visual approaches in research ,attended by School of Education staff and PhD and Master’s students.

A report from the event is available below:

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School of Education Seminar Report – Children Living with Otitis Media (Glue Ear) – Carmel Capewell

The School of Education’s Autumn Seminar and Colloquium programme is underway, with two events taking place last week.

Carmel Capewell led a seminar entitled Children Living with Otitis Media (Glue Ear) on the 6th October. A seminar report can be found below, as well as the PowerPoint slides from the event.

For more information about the series, please contact Dr Jane Murray -jane.murray@northampton.ac.uk.

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School of Education seminar 6th October 2014.ppt JM Copy

NECTAR and Resources on the Web: Two new workshops for PGRs & ECRs

Graduate School WorkshopsTwo brand new workshops for UN research students and early career researchers will run in October, headed up by Nick Dimmock, Research Information Specialist for LLS.

Making the most of NECTAR  will run on 15th October from 11:00-13:00 and Finding resources on the web follows on Thursday, 30 October from 11:00 to 13:00. Both workshops will be held in the TPOD, Rockingham Library on Park Campus. Click on the links above to book your place.


Interested in a career in health psychology?

Do you want to

  • develop your career in health psychology but not sure how to go about it?
  • find out if you should you do a PhD or take the Stage 2 route?
  • discover the areas health psychologists work in?

Midlands Health Psychology Network (MPHN) are organising a CPD event for people who would be interested in a career in Health Psychology. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 25 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Coventry University. For more information and to book your place please see the booking form.


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