Research publication highlights UoN expertise.

Research Highlights Front CoverA new publication, which focuses on a diverse collection of the University of Northampton’s research projects has just been published.

Research Highlights 2016-17 is an annual publication which features a selection of news stories, innovative research projects from across Faculties and articles on and by the University’s students and staff, from postgraduate researchers to newly appointed professors.

RH ContentsThe colourful publication illustrates a wide variety of research of global importance which shows significant impact – in wastes management, genetics, autism research, livestock lameness, social impact of Cadets and much more.

The publication also includes biographies of contributing researchers and an introduction written by two postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology. Research Highlights is available electronically and in hard copy form.

Workshop on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data

The Graduate School has invited Dr Neil Raven to run a workshop for our postgraduate researchers on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data.

The workshop will take place on 16 Jan 2018, from 09:15 to 16:00 in MY120 , Avenue campus. Any postgraduate researcher interested can book on Gateway.

PhD Newsletter for FEH

The Faculty of education and humanities first newsletter is now live! If you are a student in the FEH and you have an academic achievement that you want to celebrate and share with others, please get in touch with Dr Cristina Devecchi.

To see the first FEH newsletter please visit the link.

Part-Time Researcher Finishing Workshop on 8 February 2018 at Leicester University.

Theses at UoNA Part-Time Researcher Finishing workshop is taking place at Leicester university on Thursday 8th February from 9am until 5pm. The deadline for registration is the 5 February.

The day is for Part-Time Research Degree Students, post-Transfer or in their writing up stage and will offer time and space to share and discuss pertinent issues. Three useful training sessions are included, one from our very own Professor Ian Livingstone on Editing and Finishing your Thesis, a Preparing for the Viva session facilitated by Dr Chantal Bielmann from Leicester and post-PhD Pathways careers session. It will also include a Shut Up and Write session after the Editing workshop so students can bring some writing to work on. If you are interested please see the full details and booking page here.

The event is open to all research degree students from the Midlands Universities so you will be able to network with students from other universities. Please note, you do have to be a post-Transfer part-time student in order to attend.

 

Postgraduate Researcher Award

The Postgraduate Researcher Award provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton.

The Award is available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. DBA and DProfPrac students must have completed the facilitated modules and be eligible for registration on the Professional Research Module.

The intention of the award is to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). Funds awarded must be spent by 31st March 2019.

To find out more and to make an application download this document:
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD INVITATION

Making the most of GRANTfinder Workshop – Extra Date

Due to the popularity of this event, we have added an extra date.

GRANTfinder 4 Education is a database that the University of Northampton subscribes to giving a range of funding information and opportunities.

Whether you are a new user or have had an account for a while, come along to this workshop to get tips and advice about how to make the most of your Grantfinder4Education login. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this session is an interactive workshop. Computers will be provided or feel free to bring along your laptop.

Thursday, 22nd February 2018 from 10am-12pm in Room G152, Grendon on Park Campus

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-grantfinder-tickets-41335216746

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development?  If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January.  No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.

Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

new year coffee

Most Downloaded Outputs in 2017

2017 saw our Research outputs being downloaded from all over the world, including New Zealand, Ghana and Ethiopia!

Read on to find out which posts topped the chart…

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year…

… .to all research students and supervisors, staff and students at the University of Northampton from everyone in The Graduate School.

Christmas2cropWe hope you have a peaceful festive break and a happy new year.

Some Graduate School staff will be at Top Lodge until Friday 22 December pm and then we will be closed throughout the Christmas / New Year period. We will be back again on Tuesday January 2nd 2018.

Seasons Greetings from Simone, Ian, David, Twiggy, Laura and Leila.

 

Visiting researcher from Brazil to give research seminar on children’s health in Brazil and England.

Marina Yakuwa, visiting Postgraduate Researcher from Brazil, will be speaking on her research – “Children’s health in Brazil and England” – in S010 (Sulgrave, Park Campus) on Friday 15th December from 2-3pm. All welcome – please come along.

Please note: The seminar was originally planned for Monday 11th but postponed due to the weather conditions.