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Submitted by Professor Janet Wilson.
English & Creative Writing are hosting a REF Impact Workshop on February 14th with Professor Philip Martin (Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, educational consultant with the HEA).
All are welcome at the workshop, which will take place in room MR5, Avenue Campus from 2-4pm.
Submitted by Gillian Siddall, Academic Librarian
I wrote an article “Introduction to research skills”, for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) journal Information Professional. The article promoted and discussed the online tutorials I have developed with the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG).
Just a couple of weeks to go before LLS Resources Week takes place on both of our campuses.
This event is for everyone to enjoy and will include resource demonstrations from providers such as Sage, Taylor & Francis and Mintel, as well as supplier stands, competitions and free donuts (look out for Donuts & Digital Resources on the Tuesday).
Please come along and join in, encourage colleagues and students to sign up to some of the sessions and find out what digital resources are available to help them with their research.
There are timetables for both campuses – just follow the links within the timetables to book on any of the sessions that interest you. Whether you are a staff member, a student or a researcher, there really is something for everyone!
Submitted by Professor Janet Wilson
On Wednesday 12th July two transfer seminars will be given by English & Creative Writing postgraduate research students in the Boardroom at Avenue Campus, from 2pm-4pm.
Messaouda Annab will be speaking from 2pm-3pm on “A Sociolinguistic Study of Lexical Borrowing among Algerian Students.”
Smaili Souad will be giving her seminar from 3pm-4pm on “Writing for the stage in a higher education context: an exploratory study of EFL multiple identities”.
Please do come and invite your colleagues and PGR students to attend as well.
Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker
All are invited to attend a presentation on Health and Development from speaker Sonia Coates. The session is part of GEO2006 Geography and Development.
As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring David Bowie Is exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie’s extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books. This conference, hosted by the University of Northampton to commemorate the one year anniversary of Bowie’s death, aims to build on this new perspective on Bowie’s work, with a selection of papers that deal with the myriad connections between Bowie and literature.
View full schedule and purchase tickets: Bowie’s Books.
Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker
Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families: crossing boundaries, sharing stories
Wednesday 7th September 2016, 09.30-16.30
Newton building, Avenue Campus
Boundary-crossing research methods, projects, debates and collaborations are increasingly valued and fostered by research funders, and are increasingly understood to produce rich, impactful and important research, but can also cause interdisciplinary tensions and challenges. In these contexts the conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines to explore: (1) collaboration between different academic disciplines; (2) the development of collaborative research methods and practices; (3) interactions between different institutions’ ways of working, and (4) new interdisciplinary ways of thinking/writing about children, youth and families. Professor Claire Freeman (University of Otago) will be giving a keynote address. Details of how to register for the conference can be found here.
For further information, please contact Dr Faith Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you use RefWorks? Mendeley? OneNote, Papers, CiteULike? Do they improve your life, or raise your blood pressure? Is there anything you wish they did, or didn’t do? Do you avoid them altogether?
All researchers and staff are invited to take part in our survey on the use of reference managers. This is part of a project within Library and Learning Services looking at support and provision for reference management and citation services.
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We’ve made some changes to the way dates are recorded in NECTAR with a new plugin called Dates, Dates, Dates. This will enable us to capture multiple date types for research outputs, which will improve the data we record, and enable us to capture required information to support HEFCE, RCUK and other funder policies.
This post explains the changes and tells you what you need to know to use the new Dates field.