Workshop: Publishing and reviewing with Taylor & Francis

Library and Learning Services in conjunction with the Graduate School are delighted to announce a new workshop for research students and staff.

Elaine Devine from Taylor & Francis will be leading the workshop and will bring a publisher perspective to the two important scholarly activities of getting published and becoming a peer reviewer.


10 – 11am How to get published in an academic journal: tips to help you succeed
  Questions / break
11.15am  – 12pm How to be an effective reviewer for an academic journal
12 – 12.30pm Breakout review exercise on effective reviews for journals Including feedback and questions
12:30 – 1pm Lunch

Where:  Pytchley 101, Park Campus

When:   Thursday 30th June from 10am to 1pm (includes lunch)

Who:      Research students and staff

To book a place:      Please register on our Eventbrite site

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Call for papers: 2nd Annual Northampton Business School Research Conference

2nd NBS conference imageA call for papers from NBS staff  and NBS doctoral students for the 2nd Annual NBS Conference has been announced. Changemaker for Tomorrow: creating business impact through research is this year’s theme and the conference will run on 15th and 16th June 2016. The deadline for abstracts is May 3rd 2016.

If your research area relates to any of the following themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Emerging Economies

then why not submit a paper? Please email your abstract, along with a brief personal biography to

Research Councils UK announcement: the future of J-eS

If you’ve ever applied to a Research Council for funding, you’ll be familiar with J-eS,  RCUK’s joint submission system.  However we’ve recently been informed that things will be changing from next year.

The Je-S system has come to a natural end, and in the words of RCUK:

‘This is a fantastic opportunity to design a smarter, simpler more user friendly service in line with the latest digital standards. Work is already underway to design the new awards service. This work is based on extensive user research to ensure that when the changes come into effect you will find they better meet your needs.

So what sort of improvements can you expect?

As an applicant, peer reviewer, research manager or administrator you will no longer use the Je-S system to apply for grants, submit reviews or manage your research organisations grants activities. There will be an entirely new external portal. In future the whole grant application form will be digitised which means in the majority of cases no more uploading of attachments. And there are other improvements such as in built formatting for font size and word count, improved dashboards to help you manage your grant activities as well as guidance relevant to a particular funding opportunity close at hand all on the one screen while you are applying’

We can expect to see the new system being piloted in March 2017, parallel running of both systems from May 2017 and the new system being used for all submissions and reporting by early 2018.

The RSB office will be able to pass on more information about the new system once we’ve seen it demonstrated in June, but if you are planning to submit a new RCUK application from may 2017 onwards, you probably won’t be using J-eS. Watch this space, and don’t forget the RSB team can help with applying to the Research Councils for funding, as well as anyone else you might be thinking of so do get in touch if you need support with an application.



I’m so sorry – we’ve been having a somewhat hectic few weeks and I completely forgot to post the new term’s help desk dates!

These are the dates we have planned but of course you can always contact Nick or myself directly to fix up a time to meet that suits you better.

nu-information-services-park-401Park Library R2.20:

  • Friday 29th April – 2 to 4pm
  • Wednesday 11th May – 10am to 12 noon
  • Monday 23rd May – 10am to 12 noon
  • Friday 10th June – 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 23rd June – 2 to 4pm
  • Wednesday 6th July – 2 to 4pm

Avenue Library MG1:

  • Tuesday 3rd May – 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 19th May – 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 1st June – 2 to 4pm
  • Monday 13th June – 10am to 12 noon
  • Tuesday 28th June – 2 to 4pm

We look forward to seeing you at Park or Avenue library.

Sharing our Struggles Seminar Series: Putting pen to paper…… reflections, modes, interactions and dynamics.

Find out more about this event by following this link
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May Lunchtime Seminar: Disclosing, withholding and managing emotions in research encounters with ‘hard to reach’ couples

11 May 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Holdenby H39, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

Professor Janet Fink, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

This presentation explores experiences of researching the relationships of ‘hard to reach’ couples; research originating in the ESRC-funded study, Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century and involving 50 couples between the ages of 18 and 65. Read the rest of this entry

Social Venture Weekend – 13th-15th May

Social Incubator East’s Social Venture Weekend returns on the 13th-15th May. With training provided by Cambridge Judge Business School, it’s an opportunity to help refine your ideas, develop a business plan and hone your pitching skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to share and test your ideas with others and learn from the experiences of successful social entrepreneurs.

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School of Education – research seminar

The School of Education is hosting a research seminar led by Tanyongana Tarisai on Wednesday 27th April.

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Visiting Professors and Fellows: policy and guidance

Submitted by Matthew Watson on behalf of Research and Enterprise Committee

Revised policy, guidance and nomination forms for new Visiting Professors and Fellows are now available.

Visiting Professors and Fellows – Policy

Appointment of Visiting Professors and Fellows – Guidance

Visiting Professors and Fellows – Nomination Form

Fleur Adcock: A Symposium

Saturday 21 May 2016, 10am – 5pm

Stripe Lecture Theatre, University of Winchester

Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand but has lived in London since 1963. She is one of Britain’s best loved poets, celebrated her 80th birthday in 2014 and her most recent book The Land Ballot was published by Bloodaxe in 2015.  Her Poems 1960-2000 was published in 2000.  In 1996 she was given an OBE; in 2006 was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and in 2008 was named Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature.

The University of Winchester is co-hosting with the University of Northampton the Fleur Adcock Symposium in honour of one of our best known contemporary  poets. The organisers are Julian Stannard and Janet Wilson, and Fleur Adcock will be at the symposium in person! Read the rest of this entry


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