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.
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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
Friday 29th March 2.00 – 3.30pm (Room 404 in Senate Building)
Professor Tony Kay is running Part 2 of this popular session hosted by the FHS, Physical Activity and Life Sciences Research Centre.
It is ideal for those who attended Part 1 and is also open to anyone who would like to attend this second part.
Academic writing is an essential communication skill that is developed with practice and guidance. Regardless of the type of document (e.g. report, article, thesis), employing the appropriate writing style will enhance the clarity and impact of your work. This session will provide a guide to improve the clarify of your writing, examine some of the common mistakes, and provide examples of effective tips and a checklist to eliminate these mistakes and improve the quality and clarity of your writing.
To book your place please register on Gateway
Wednesday 15th May, 10.45am – 2.00pm
First Floor Exhibition Space, Creative Hub, Waterside Campus
The Graduate School is launching its 14th Annual Research Competition for all PGRs this week. The aim of the event is for PGRs to create an A1 poster (in landscape format) that explains their research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists. At whatever stage in the research process you are, and whether you are based on or off campus, do take this opportunity to share your work with others and gain valuable feedback. For further information on the rules of entry, please see the Guidelines.
For those new to producing a research poster, there will be a Producing a Research Poster workshop on Tuesday 26th March to support you with your entry. Please see Gateway for further details. An online version of the workshop will also be available for off-site students – if you are interested in attending, please contact Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk
The closing date for the submission of the entry form is Monday 29th April.
All the best with your entry!
Viewers at the launch of our 2019 digital exhibition this evening cast their votes from a series of stunning entries.
If you missed the opportunity to attend the event, please do browse the full exhibition catalogue here.
Once you’ve viewed all fourteen images and accompanying text, keep a note of your favourite three entries and their numbers. You can then use our online poll to submit your vote.
The winners will be announced on 15th May 2019 at our Research Poster Competition (more details to follow shortly) There will be two winners. The ‘People’s Choice’ voted for by you! We will also have a special prize chosen by our expert judge, Ben Thomas, editor of All Things Business.
For further information on how to vote or information on the Images of Research competition, please contact Dr Melanie Petch Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk