Author Archives: Leila Benseddik

How English Grammar Aids Criticality?

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When you are polishing your chapters, there are things which were initially written as plans (future) but are now being reported on (past) which relate to recent changes/developments (present perfect) and may have claims for possibly being ‘true’ (present simple). If you are in the process of writing your thesis and you would like to know how to use tenses to show criticality in your work, then come along to a research seminar organized by the Dr. Dave Burnapp and Prof.Janet Wilson on 21sth Nov at 2pm in SN202. To book your place, please visit the link

All welcome

Meditation Society: First Academic Conference on 23/02/2019 at UoN.

MedSocLogoMeditation Society invites you to their first academic conference on 23rd Feb 2019. There will be a special guest talk with Dr. Liz Sparkes from Coventry University on ‘Mindfulness and Pain.’ The spaces are limited so hurry up and follow the link to register. For any queries, please email meditation.society@northampton.ac.uk. 🌺

 

 

Part-Time Researcher Day: Starting The Journey!

Cup notebook iphone and walletThe Doctoral College Team at the University of Leicester are hosting a Part-Time Researcher Workshop for those who have just started their research degree but may also be beneficial for those who are in the pre-probation period of their studies.

It will focus on three themes: time management, managing the supervisor, and staying connected. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to mingle and discuss these themes as well as activities. We also have two guests – Prof Lisa Smith and Dr Sarah Seaton. Both did their research degrees part-time and will share their experiences while also providing some tips.

Spaces are limited so we advise booking soon. You can find out more here

Best wishes

 

Upcoming research seminar: Medication Safety in Psychiatry and the Nurses’ Role.

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The Centre for Health Sciences and Services is pleased to be hosting a seminar by Dr Ann Lykkegaard Sørensen from University College Northern Denmark, on medication safety in psychiatry. This seminar will take place on 14th November at 12 noon. For more details and to book a place, please see the flyer

For those who will be attending from outside of the University, please contact alison.ward@northampton.ac.uk if you would like to book a parking space. Please note that all visitors must be signed in and have a pass to access the seminar room. Please can all visitors meet at Senate reception no later than 11.45am. Alison will meet you there and take you to the seminar. Please can you pass this on to colleagues who you think may be interested in attending.

This is the map of Waterside campus.

 

FBL Research Seminar 2018/2019 Term 1

pexels-photo-256428.jpegThe Faculty of Business and Law invites you to check its 2018-19 Seminar Series Programme. This aims at sharing and discussing ideas in a friendly environment. The programme includes a variety of topics, if you are interested, please book your place through the links provided. All Welcome

 

Research Assistant Opportunity

To see details about a part-time research assistant opportunity (24 hours a week for 9 months), please see the link

Best Wishes

UNI Club 2018-2019 – we are looking for more PGR tutors to expand our programme!

unicThe University is looking to expand the UNI Club, a project working with local schools, and need more PGR students! Recruitment has started for the third year of the UNI Club, so if you want to get more work experience with young people, whilst studying, please check The UNI Club – information 2018-2019. The post asks around 45 hours commitment, spread over the Spring and Summer term. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Natasha.Mycawka@northampton.ac.uk
To apply for this post, visit the link.

The first UoN Research Conference 2018 – a great success.

stud conf photoOn the 20th to 21st June, The Graduate School and the Faculties held their first joint conference. Over two days we had over 40 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University , displayed  about 30 research posters and held our second 3-Minute Thesis competition, which was won by  Emmanuel Offori-Attah, a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.

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photo by Maitreyee Buragohain

The main conference was live streamed across the Web over the two days. Congratulations to all of those who took part in what  was a very successful event.

If you would like to watch the video of the recording, both days are available online.
For Wednesday 20th June (Day 1) there are 2 recordings due to a break in the live stream  – part one and part two. For Thursday 21st June there is just one video. Do view the programme if you would like to see the session timings. Please direct any comments and feedback to Simone Apel in the Graduate School.

 

Poster Competition winners!

The Graduate School’s 13th Annual Poster Competition for Postgraduate Researchers was held on Wednesday 22nd May in Rockingham Library, Park Campus.  The event offered the students the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster, practice their presentation skills to a non-specialist audience and a chance to win a prize of £100 or £75.

17 research students from different Faculties presented their posters, which were assessed by seven judges, a mix of University staff, academic and support staff. One first prize of £100 and three runners up prizes of £75 were chosen.

The winners were Charlotte Brooks from the Faculty of Health and Society who won the £100 first prize. The three other prizes of £75 were awarded to Amanda Ash from the Faculty of Health and Society, Frances Hudson and Shalini Bisani from the Faculty of Business and Law. Congratulations to all our winners.

Images of Research 2017-18 winners announced!

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The winners of the Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) exhibition and competition 2017-18 have now been chosen! 38 images from UoN researchers, both postgraduate students and staff, were submitted, along with short abstracts, to illustrate a research project in an engaging way for a general audience. There were submissions from all Faculties and in a variety of disciplines, from science to literature, psychology to nursing.

There were two competitions –  four winners chosen by our guest judge, David Stevens from UoN marketing, and a public vote. The ‘public’ votes were counted from those on paper at the launch and exhibition in February 2018 at Avenue gallery corridor and the travelling exhibitions in March/April, plus the 800+ online votes via the Research Support Hub!  Read the rest of this entry