Graduate School Update Day

This year’s Graduate School Update Day will run on Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 9am in Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3 at Park Campus. The theme for this year’s update will be research integrity with a workshop on integrity to be led by Dr Andrew Rawnsley (UK Council for Graduate Education). Update Day is open all the university’s research degree students and supervisors. Please note this date in your diary – booking details are here.

Conference: ‘All That Glitters Is Not Gold’: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific

July 8July 9, Regents University, London

Supported by the University of Northampton and The New Zealand Studies Network


With the 2008 Financial Crisis and austerity, protest over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the refugee crisis in Europe and the spotlight on Australia’s inhuman treatment of asylum seekers, the rise of ISIS, the concerted turn to nationalism in the EU, scholarship and public discourse around globalization is increasingly turning away from celebration of global flows, interconnectivity, the transnational citizen and the transcultural happy hybrid.

While the internet, social media, and global networks and cultures have transformed the
marketplace, enabled new forms of cultural and individual identity construction and new types of movement, settlement and citizenship, the long-term benefits are not always as visible or productive as the short term gains. In this transformative era (2008-2016) the impact of globalization upon every sphere of life calls out for revaluation.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to interrogate and criticize conceptions and constructions of globalization. We welcome scholars from across the social sciences and humanities, with a particular focus on artistic and cultural expressions from the Pacific region, including Pacific Rim nations.

Dates and times:

Friday 8 July 2016, 10am – 9pm

Saturday 9 July 2016, 10am – 3pm

Tickets available here:

Registration: £80 waged, £65 unwaged

Day fee for visitors on application

Organisers:  Melissa Kennedy (
Janet Wilson (

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Open invitation to the Graduate School PGR Annual Conference 2016

2014 GS Conference

2014 GS conference

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 14th June and would like to invite staff and students from the University of Northampton to join us.

The conference provides an ideal development opportunity for new researchers to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in an informal and non-threatening setting. There will be representation from all Schools and feature a diverse range of research activity.  Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School workshops – to turn up or not turn up!

mature students photoWe’re coming to the last few months of workshops in the 2015-16 programme and I thought a reminder on the delicate subject of attendance is perhaps overdue!

We have had (like most other universities offering free skills workshops) a problem with researchers booking a place on Eventbrite but then not turning up, or turning up half-way through a workshop. Neither of these scenarios results in a happy workshop facilitator, as they have spent hours preparing and then delivering the material to an expected number of bodies, in a planned time-frame. Please remember that by registering on a workshop you are committing to attend.

Many other Universities charge a booking fee or deposit, but we have chosen not to do this, so if you book a workshop please don’t abuse the system by not turning up.

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Lunchtime seminar: Anorexia and Social Media

Join Anna Lavis (University of Birmingham) for the Institute of Health and Wellbeing‘s lunchtime seminar Anorexia and Social Media: Ethnographic Explorations and Clinical Implications on Wednesday 8 June.

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School of Education – Seminar Event

The School of Education is hosting a research seminar led by Gidelinde Bracke and Ann Steverlynck from Artevelde University College, Ghent on Thursday 19th May, 5-7pm in Sulgrave.

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Developing a tool for temperament and personality assessment in rabbits: Transfer seminar invitation

You are cordially invited to the Clare Ellis’s transfer seminar at Moulton College on Friday 20th May 9am (9:15 start).

Please email Clare by Thursday 15th May if you wish to attend so she can arrange visitor passes. Full details below. Read the rest of this entry

Inspiring Futures: The 2016 EMUA PGR Student Conference call for papers and posters

EMUA-logo-528pxCalling all of our postgraduate research students! Here’s a chance to present your work via a talk or poster at the 2016 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference, which will be held on September 1st 2016. The call for papers is now open and will close on July 7th.  Read the rest of this entry

Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space: Inspiring stories from the end of the Earth and beyond.

Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic and NASA On the 10th June 2016, the University of Northampton will host the conference ‘Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space‘. Using Antarctica and Space as the context, the accomplished conference speakers will discuss a variety of topics connected to science, exploration and endeavour, photography and entrepreneurship.

Antarctica has often been used as a context to study humans in isolation and served as an analogue environment for human spaceflight. Bringing speakers together who have been involved in both Antarctic and Space related endeavours offers a unique experience and one which we hope will go some way to inspire others in their own work and life. Read the rest of this entry

Conference: Approaches to Inequalities

The programme for the forthcoming Approaches to Inequalities conference to be held on the 22nd June at the University of Northampton is now available.

Following the last hugely successful Approaches to Inequalities conference, once again there are some excellent keynote speakers and papers lined up, as well as a panel discussion relating to equality in the criminal justice system.  There is also have a reception following the conference which is hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor to highlight the excellent work undertaken by the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Information about the conference can also be found here:



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