Author Archives: Research and Strategic Bidding Office

Writing a Winning Bid

All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid

Writing a winning bid isn’t as simple as just putting your ideas down on paper.  Making sure that your written application does your project justice is key to impressing the reviewers and securing funding.  Facilitated by Helen Backhouse, Bidding Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this workshop will equip you with the tools to write a winning bid of your own.

Tuesday, 25th April from 2-4pm in Room C312, Cottesbrooke Building, Park Campus.

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-a-winning-bid-tickets-32531295982

Working with Businesses

We are sorry, but this event has been postponed until later on in the year.

All you need to know when Working with Businesses

Working with a business is a valuable opportunity to enrich your research activity. This workshop will bring you up to speed with the advantages you can gain from working with businesses, key skills and potential opportunities.  Facilitated by Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

Interested? then come along on Wednesday, 29th March at 2pm in the Board Room, Avenue Campus.  To book your place, please visit Eventbrite on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-businesses-tickets-31993245659

Post Award: Essentials of Project Management

Do you wish to learn more on Project Management?

Whether you are leading a project or acting as a partner, this short workshop will provide an understanding of Project Management processes to enable you to deliver a successful project.  Facilitated by Paul Bramble, Project Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

This workshop will take place on Monday, 6th March from 2-4pm in Room SOO8, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus.  To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-award-essentials-of-project-management-tickets-31962630087

Intellectual Property and Partnering with Industry Workshop

Do you want to learn about IP?  Protect your knowledge and creations?  Look at ways in which you can work with industry?

Come along to the RSB Workshop and learn more about IP and why you need to protect creations and knowledge when partnering with industry.  This Workshop is facilitated by Christi Mitchell of Highbury Consulting, the University’s partner for IP protection and commercialisation.  Christi brings with her vast experience of supporting Universities and other organisations with their IP.

To book a place on this Workshop, please click on the Eventbrite link.

Thursday, 23rd February from 2-4pm

Change of Venue – please note this workshop will now take place in Room MY85, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intellectual-property-and-partnering-with-industry-workshop-tickets-31444696935

FAST PhD Student awarded best paper

PhD Student Alyaa Al-Barrak has been awarded the best paper at the eighth Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference held at the University of Essex.  Her paper on wireless communication was awarded first place out of 93 other papers and will also be published in a digital library for publications in the engineering and computer science field.

Read the rest of the article here http://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/phd-student-awarded-best-paper-for-her-revolutionary-research-in-wireless-communication/

The Sociology of the Individual

What it socialization? What is interaction? What do we mean by identity? How can we explain the notion of self? What do we mean by intra-action?

The Sociology of the Individual is an innovative and thought-provoking sociological exploration of how the ideas of the individual and society relate.  Written by Dr Athanasia Chalari (University of Northampton) this is an essential read for upper level undergraduates or postgraduates looking for a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the connection between the social world and the inner life of the individual.

For more information and details on how to obtain this book, please visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sociology-of-the-individual/book240841

How to be an Unplugged Artist

A recently released book Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools edited by Helen Caldwell (University of Northampton) and Neil Smith (Open University) has a number of interesting chapters by authors who are passionate about how computing is taught in schools. The central theme is unplugged activities, without using computers, that still teach the fundamentals of computational thinking.

For more information and details on how to obtain this book, please visit
https://computingnorthampton.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/how-to-be-unplugged-artist.html

Reminder – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Funding Opportunities Seminar

You are invited to a seminar on funding opportunities on Thursday March 17, between 1–3pm in the Newton Grand Hall.

The seminar will briefly review the advantages for university staff of working with industry, and explore ways to make a start, or deepen your links with businesses. There will be an opportunity to look at the financial support available from government and other sources (including European funding) to support collaborations. It will also review the characteristics of a good collaborative funding bid.

The seminar will be conducted by Prof Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  Professor Roberts and Dr Broome will be available for specific advice and follow up on potential projects after the main session.

The KTN is a membership organisation with some 60,000 members spread across a variety of sectors and types of companies and other organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.

School of Education – Spring Seminar Series

The 2016 research seminar series in the School of Education is well under way.

Covering topics such as mental health in schools and Zimabwean students’ experiences in British secondary schools, the seminars offer a chance for all staff, students and guests to come together to share in research currently being conducted at the school.

A number of posters and seminar outlines are attached to this post. This will also be updated to include seminar reports when they become available.

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Social Venture Weekend at Cambridge Judge Business School

Help us spread the word! Applications close soon for the next Social Venture Weekend at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The Social Venture Weekend offers two and a half days of intensive world class training for people with an ambition to set up or grow a business dedicated to making positive social impact. We work with ventures at all stages, from those with just an idea to those with established businesses.

The training, provided by Cambridge Judge Business School, helps emerging social ventures refine their idea and develop their business plan and pitch.

This event takes place at 4.30pm, Friday 19 February to 5.30pm, Sunday 21 February.  Thanks to Cabinet Office funding, the weekend will cost only £50 +VAT, with a co-founder or partner for a further £25 +VAT.

Last date to apply: Monday 8 February

For more information about Social Venture weekend or apply to attend, please visit: http://www.socialincubatoreast.org.uk/the-weekend/

Alternatively, if you know of any staff member or student that may be interested, please pass this article on to them.