Workshops and events are now available to book for 2019-2020!
This blog post is intended to provide specific information for PGRs and research degree supervisors about the impact of COVID-19. We will update it as advice changes and we will add new FAQs when it seems necessary.
Q: Where can I find out updates from the University about COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’)?
A: The University of Northampton’s Situation Updates page is the primary source of information and updates for colleagues and researchers at the University of Northampton: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/situation-updates/
I’ve been having real difficulty concentrating whilst working at home. I find it hard to start tasks, my eyes are sore, a 5-day week feels daunting and I feel anxious when I don’t complete the tasks I planned to do. I miss going to work!
At the Graduate School Drop-In today, we talked to a PhD student about concentration and productivity. We came up with a few practical ideas that I thought I’d share with you: Read the rest of this entry
We are running a series of workshops for research degree supervisors related to the stage that your pgr student has reached. These workshops will be a mix of information about the formal procedures with a discussion about how to support the student through this phase of their programme. The ‘early stages’ workshop is timed to coincide with student induction when you may have a student starting their research degree programme. All workshops are equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher. Read the rest of this entry
June 20 – 21st 2019
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone later this week at our Annual Research Conference. We have a host of treats in store for you including three distinguished keynote speakers, and our inaugural Bake your Research Competition! We also have research papers, and the famous 3MT too. The full conference brochure can be viewed here.
This year’s Graduate School Update Day will be held on 26 June 2019. Update Day is open to all the university’s postgraduate researchers and research degree supervisors. The theme for this year’s Update Day is ‘PGR Futures‘. It will be facilitated by Dr Billy Bryan. You can sign up here.
Programme for Update Day 2019Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday 15th May, 10:45-14:00pm
Exhibition Space, First Floor, Creative Hub
Late entries still being accepted!
If you’d like to give the Research Poster Competition a go this year, do get in touch with Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk. It’s a great opportunity to meet other PGRs and to gain valuable feedback on your work. Please see the Entry Guidelines for more inspiration and if you’re tempted, fill in the Entry Form.
The Research Poster Competition is available for everyone to view, so do drop by and see for yourselves the exciting research going on at Waterside.
Alongside the poster competition, we’ll also be announcing the winners of the Images of Research Competition we launched late last year. We have two very impressive winners this year, so do join us as we celebrate their successes too.
The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone. It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation. It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops. The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.
In 2019/20 the workshops will be delivered on:
Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September 2019 at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus.
You will need to attend on all three days of the programme.
There will also be a delivery of the programme in July 2020, probably on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th. Read the rest of this entry