Author Archives: Ian Livingstone

Graduate School Update Day

This year’s Graduate School Update Day will run on Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 9am in Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3 at Park Campus. The theme for this year’s update will be research integrity with a workshop on integrity to be led by Dr Andrew Rawnsley (UK Council for Graduate Education). Update Day is open all the university’s research degree students and supervisors. Please note this date in your diary – booking details are here.

Supervisor Development Programme – next delivery

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.

The next delivery of the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2016. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

PhD Placements at the British Library

Placements at the British Library provide opportunities for PhD students from all disciplines to develop and apply transferable research skills outside of the university sector. They support the professional development of researchers for future career paths both within and outside academia.  Placement projects are hosted both by specialist curatorial teams and by staff working in areas such as research engagement, digital scholarship, corporate affairs and public policy.

More information can be found here

Please note that these placements are unfunded and the Graduate School has no funds to support students on placements. You should talk to your supervisor if you are considering applying for one of the placements.

Women in Research Network – new blog and Facebook group

The University’s Women in Research Network has started a new blog and Facebook group, which are open to all staff members (not just women).
 
The network aims to support female researchers, facilitating gender equality, acknowledging the good research work that academic women do, and encouraging equality through engagement in academic activities. All staff members are welcome to get involved with the network.
 
To find out more, contact Charlotte Dann, or follow the Network on Twitter: @NorthantsWIR
 

The Graduate School and the Research and Strategic Bidding Office are moving

We are delighted to announce that the Graduate School and Research and Strategic Bidding Office are moving to be together in the new Research Support Centre in Top Lodge at Park Campus. The move will take place in the week beginning Monday 20th July. As a result, our offices will be closed on Monday 20th July. The RSBO will move into Top Lodge on Wednesday 22nd July and the Graduate School will move on Thursday 23rd July. During the moving week we may not be able to provide the full range of support but we will be up and running at full strength from Monday 27th July so do drop in and see us in our new home. We will be announcing new events and support available shortly.

Santander Staff Research Award

SantanderSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project. The project should be aligned to the University or School’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries below. The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

Santander network countries currently include Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UAE and Uruguay.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 June 2015 to corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009
Email: corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Masculinity and the Body in Britain, 1500-1900: a one-day symposium

University of Northampton, Thursday 18 June 2015

2015 is a significant milestone in the history of masculinity and the body, marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Laqueur’s Making Sex: Gender and the Body from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990); the 20thanniversary of the publication of Anthony Fletcher’s Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800 (Yale University Press, 1995); and the 10th anniversary of the publication of a special edition of  the Journal of British Studies, co-edited by Alexandra Shepard and Karen Harvey, in which the contributors responded to the question ‘what have historians done with masculinity?’  This one-day symposium, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, will offer opportunities for critical reengagement with this scholarship by considering how men’s bodies shaped gendered identities across four centuries in which major shifts in understandings of the body did much to shape modern ideas and practices of gender.

To book click here or follow this link for the schedule​

Researcher Links Workshop in Brazil: Eco Food Supply Chains

Researcher Links Workshop on Eco Food Supply Chains: Exploring Industrial Ecosystems to Minimize Food Waste and Maximize Social Benefits

The Business School is now inviting researchers from the UK and Brazil to apply to attend this workshop which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 24th to 26th August 2015. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. The application form, with more details on the initiative, is available for downloading from http://www.northampton.ac.uk/research/business-and-management-studies (scroll to the bottom of the page).

The deadline for application form submissions in both countries is 15th June 2015 and candidates will be notified about the submission result by 30th June 2015.

Supervisor Development Programme 2015-16

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 2015/16 the workshops will run 9.30-4.00 on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2015. There will be a further session of seminars led by participants – dates to be negotiated.

If you are intending to join this programme in 2015/16 and have not yet contacted Ian Livingstone, please do so now. (x 3362; email: ian.livingstone@northampton.ac.uk)

Africa Research Centre

Kevin Deane (NBS) is leading an initiative to create a new research centre – the Africa Research Centre – which is intended to be a university-wide collaboration to help showcase our research on Africa, build an external identity, help with funding bids, host external speakers and provide a forum for cross-disciplinary work, as well as involving our many students across the university who are interested in African issues.

If you are involved in research in or about Africa and are interested in joining the discussion about creating the Africa Research Centre, please email Kevin (kevin.deane@northampton.ac.uk) who will be able to give you more information.