Finding the Right Funder

This interactive workshop is designed to help you navigate the funding landscape and will cover topics such as identifying the main sources of funding and winning tactics on how to increase your chance of success.  Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, the session is ideal if you have specific research ideas and would like help in finding external funding.

Wednesday, 25th April from 10am-12pm in the Boardroom on Avenue Campus

Registration is now open, please book your place here

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.

Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.

Coffee mugs with cup cosy and biscuits

Facilitated Writing Retreat Workshops

research-support-hubFollowing the very positive feedback we got after our first facilitated writing retreat ran last December, The Graduate School is organizing another 5 week programme on structured writing retreats with mini-workshops. Whether you are in an early stage of your research or you are writing up your final thesis, you are warmly invited to come along to this very friendly and supportive environment, have some free lunch and get your research thoughts and ideas written!

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Research E-Bulletin – March 2018 (Issue 4)

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Welcome to the March issue of our Research e-bulletin.

Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.

Want to receive the e-bulletin?

If you do not receive our monthly e-bulletin, but would like to please email the team at

March 2018 – Research E-bulletin

British Federation of Women Graduates: call for presentations

BFWGThe British Federation of Women Graduates invites all postgraduate women students to give a talk in its Research Presentations Day on Saturday May 12th 2018 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The presentations should be tailored to a general audience, and presenters have the chance of winning a small prize of £120 for the best presentation. Or you could just join to listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research? All, postgraduates and anyone else interested (male or female), are welcome to attend as audience. More information in the link

Volunteering and Internships for Students

volunterringIf you are passionate about volunteering work, then visit GoEco website to see the expert volunteer and internship opportunities available for students. These projects provide students with real-world experience in a hands-on, interactive learning environment. Participants can also strengthen their CV, gain new perspectives in the field, and build professional networks.

For more details, please see the link

Santander Staff Research Award

Santander Universities LogoSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project.  The project should be aligned to the University or Faculty’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries listed on the application form.  The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 April 2018 to

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009

Call for papers – why not present at UoN’s new Research Conference!

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The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to invite University of Northampton research students and staff to take part in the UoN Research Conference in June 2018. Unlike before, this year’s conference is organised jointly by The Graduate School and the Faculties in an enlarged two day conference, which will run from 20th to 21st June 2018 and offer a chance for researchers to present a paper, a poster or win a 3-minute thesis prize! The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is Friday 6th April.  Read the rest of this entry

LLS – Everyone a Researcher Conference

Excited to announce that bookings are now open for our bi-annual LLS (Library and Learning Services) conference.

This year’s conference is entitled “Everyone a Researcher”

It will be LLS’s last conference at Park Campus where we hope to say goodbye in style, whilst also looking forward with anticipation, and welcoming in our new beginnings at Waterside.

LLS Conference 2018 will showcase the research undertaken by Library and Learning Services’ staff and demonstrate the inclusive and collaborative nature of the projects completed.

The theme for the LLS Conference 2018 is “Everyone a Researcher” and with this in mind, the conference will incorporate various formats such as traditional research papers, works in progress, a panel session and workshops as well as the now legendary minute madness. These will be delivered by staff members from across all LLS teams!

LLS Conference 2018 also welcomes on board our new Head of Research Support Dawn Hibbert, as well as our new visiting Professor, Professor Susannah Quinsee. We are extremely fortunate to have their additional professional input into our research community here in LLS, and of course, the University of Northampton as a whole.

So please do join us, for what looks to be our best conference yet. Help us to celebrate LLS research, present and future, as we begin to prepare for our Waterside adventure, and boldly go, where no Library and Learning Services department has gone before!


Full programme:

Further information:

Calling all PGRs…Did you know about these useful online resources!

new systemAs a researcher you often use both offline and online resources to find out stuff related to your research project. So, we would like to remind you that there are plenty of online materials available to all UoN researchers, particularly important for those of you who are offsite.  This includes: Read the rest of this entry