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Fresh into a new Academic year, the RSB team have their first Coffee Morning next Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in the Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.
Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm for a chat about Gateway Haplo, our new funding system or help on funding applications. You may have a project you wish to discuss or want to know more about the opportunities and support we have available. Tea and coffee, nice biscuits and friendly advice is on offer.
Please note that Research Gate has begun removing articles that don’t meet publisher’s policies. If you have articles on Research Gate, please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR – staff will check publisher’s policies and make available what they can, or direct to the publisher’s version if no open access option is available.
Innovate UK have announced additional funding for 200 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) this financial year which will enable collaboration with businesses and deliver a REF impact. Come along to this event and find out the support available to take advantage of this increase. KTPs provide a rewarding ongoing collaboration with businesses and there are two KTPs currently underway here at Northampton.
Hear from Steve McGonigal (Programme Leader & Senior Lecturer for Product Design in FAST) on the practices and the benefits from the KTP process. Charlotte Patrick (Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager) will also update on the support and benefits dedicated to KTPs.
Wednesday, 8th November from 4-5pm in the Newton Grand Hall on Avenue Campus.
To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.
A new symposium and exhibition, ‘Without End: Documents of Research‘, is to be held at Avenue Gallery on 16 February 2018. This unique event will reflect on the research process, of being in research and the documents which facilitate and inform it. If you are a postgraduate researcher or an early career researcher why not submit a paper or document? A document might be a notebook, soil sample, post-it note or statistical data or something else which you feel is or has been a source of ideas and inspiration for your research.
If you are interested please send an abstract of up to 300 words for a 20-minute oral presentation or images/descriptions of documents which you would like to be exhibited, along with a short biography, all as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. by 1st November 2017. Read the rest of this entry
The first Grounded Theory Forum meeting is led by Fiona Barchard on 11th October from 1-3pm in S036. The topic of discussion will be ‘The trials and tribulations of Constructivist Grounded Theory analysis’.
For those who are interested in Grounded Theory, here are the dates for the coming meetings:
• Thurs 7th Dec 2017
• Tues 6th Feb 2018
• Wed 2nd May 2018
If you would like to attend or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neil
The 2017-18 Development Programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers is now live on the Gateway Calendar and workshops are open for booking. Just log into Gateway and you will see workshops, development days and events run by the Graduate School.
History, successes, challenges and needs
PRESENTATION followed by DISCUSSION
By Wells for India, Country Director
Om Prakash Sharma
Thursday 5th October 2017
16.00 – 18.00 Room MB8
Om Prakash Sharma, will talk about
- Traditional water harvesting solutions in the dryland regions of India: long-term sustainable solutions, and their recent history.
- The reasons for the decline of small-scale, community-managed water regeneration solutions.
- Success stories from rural parts of Rajasthan on the revival of traditional solutions and integrating them with modern water solutions along with future challenges and needs.
- Issues of sustainability, governance and equity of water, including community ownership.
- Solutions for the future in a climate-challenged world with a growing and urbanizing population.
Wells for India (www.wellsforindia.org) is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation and, through 45 Indian NGO partners, is promoting sustainable water management in Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India. Wells for India works with some of the poorest and marginalized rural communities in the drylands of India, where water is the key to enabling people to improve their lives, prospects and the environment that supports them. Om Prakash Sharma is a Civil Engineer, and has been working as Country Director for Wells for India for the last 18 years. His work over 28 years around water issues of drylands entails in blending traditional water management wisdom with modern technologies.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
Connected Communities: Diversity at UoN was the theme of the Graduate School’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference which was held on 19th September 2017. The conference was an excellent opportunity for research students from every stage in the doctoral process to share, discuss and network with other research students and supervisors from across the University. The key note address was given by UoN Chair of the Board of Governors, Andrew Scarborough who said he was impressed with the breadth and variety of research. Read the rest of this entry
Emerald Publishing have updated their open access policy, and now allow all accepted manuscripts to be made freely available through your institutional repository (NECTAR), without any embargo period. This applies to articles that have been previously published, and those which are yet to be published.
The Research Support Team will be identifying as many of our Emerald Publications as possible that currently have embargo periods set, and removing these. If we have missed your publication, please email Nectar@northampton.ac.uk and we will make the necessary changes as soon as possible.