The Graduate School are delighted to announce that we have recruited our new PGR Intern, Leila Benseddik – congratulations and welcome to Leila, who started working with us yesterday, Tuesday 25th April.
Leila is a PhD student in English and Creative Writing in the Faculty of Education and Humanities and she will be working with us 2.5 days a week for 9 months. Our part-time, paid internship post, administrated through Unitemps, will be a rolling internship, providing a current research student with skills transferable to a research career. Leila will be working here in Top Lodge, supporting The Graduate School’s many development activities and providing administrative support for workshops and events. Leila will develop skills in supporting researchers, whilst at the same time, as a PGR student herself, be able to offer valuable input into the programme. She will also be heavily involved in the organisation of this year’s Graduate School PGR Conference, which will be held on June 20th.
If you would like to contact Leila then you can contact her on her Graduate School work email Leila.Benseddik2@northampton.ac.uk.
The Research Ethics Committee has established a series of seminars to bring researchers together to discuss current and best practice in research ethics. The seminars are for any staff or postgraduate research students. Each seminar will discuss paper related to research ethics. The first meeting will take place on 1st June 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30 in Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.
This inaugural meeting will discuss the following paper:
Reubi, D. 2012. The human capacity to reflect and decide: Bioethics and the reconfiguration of the research subject in the British biomedical sciences. Social Studies of Science. 42(3): 348-368.
Please come along prepared to discuss the selected paper with others from a diverse range of academic disciplines.
Research outputs that do not meet HEFCE’s open access policy access and deposit requirements will not be able to be submitted to the next REF… this can not be changed retrospectively… Need to know what to do? Tune in to a webinar on the 2nd of May at 3 pm and find out everything that you need to know to ensure your outputs are compliant.
None of the following will make an output eligible for submission…
“I put it in Research Gate”
“I put it in Academia”
“I didn’t know about it”
“I didn’t have the time”
“I don’t know what I am meant to do”
“But I’m not submitting this artilce to the REF anyway”
Want to Know More about Finding the Right Funder?
This interactive workshop is designed to help you to navigate the funding landscape and will cover topics on identifying the main sources of funding, how to use GRANTfinder effectively and winning tactics on how to increase your chance of success. The session is ideal if you have specific research ideas and would like help in finding external funding for them. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.
This workshop will take place on Thursday, 25th May from 10am-12pm in Room S036, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus. To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link.
The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 20th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, be a chair or help organise the event.
If you are interested in presenting please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to email@example.com. Please submit the following by Friday May 19th:
- Your presentation title, your full name, Faculty and email address.
- An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!
Research degree students and supervisors are warmly invited to a research seminar on The PhD Journey, on Thursday 20th April at 10am in Sulgrave 029, Park Campus. The seminar will explore various anchor points across the research supervision process taking the student journey as the overarching framework. Themes of supervision pedagogy will explored as each milestone on the PhD journey is reached.
The seminar will be delivered by participants on the supervisor development programme: Mary Doveston; Rebecca Fakoussa; Steve O’Brien; Friedemann Schaber; Asieh Tabaghedi; Olinga Ta’eed.
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Professor Guy Liu, from Peking University HSBC Business School, will be visiting the University on Weds 12th April to present a seminar on Chinese investment. The seminar will run from 13:00 to 14:00 in room C226, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus. If you would like to attend please book on the Eventbrite page. Read the rest of this entry
Seminar: Erasmus + Project on Entrepreneurial Education: Feedback on Staff Mobility Project with Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan
Posted on behalf of Esther Ramsden
On 27th April participants in an Erasmus+ Project for staff mobility are running a seminar to report on their visits to Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan. Gill Gourlay, Sandy MacDonald, Kathleen Mortimer, Lydia Selby, Yan Wang, & Rebecca Fakoussa will discuss how the project works and their experience in working within the Erasmus framework. Additionally, issues around the development of entrepreneurial education in Kazakhstan and the UK will be explored.
The seminar will take place on 27th April, from 13:00-14:00 in Cottesbrooke 319, Park Campus. Please book here if you are interested in attending.