Author Archives: David Watson
I’ve been having real difficulty concentrating whilst working at home. I find it hard to start tasks, my eyes are sore, a 5-day week feels daunting and I feel anxious when I don’t complete the tasks I planned to do. I miss going to work!
At the Graduate School Drop-In today, we talked to a PhD student about concentration and productivity. We came up with a few practical ideas that I thought I’d share with you: Read the rest of this entry
The application form for the Dr Mike Daniel Scholarship is now available with a 31 May deadline. Open to all current postgraduate researchers, and those who enrol in March.
Also, just a reminder that PGRs students can also apply to the T D Lewis Scholarship, with the same deadline https://www.northampton.ac.uk/student-life/bursaries-scholarships-and-awards/td-lewis-scholarship/ Read the rest of this entry
In 2018 The Graduate School launched the Postgraduate Researcher Award to provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton. The Award was available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. The award was to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). The four successful applicants have submitted reports on their award, what they used it for and the benefit it had on them and their research. Read the rest of this entry
The Innovation Caucus is an initiative funded by Innovate UK and the ESRC to support innovation-led growth and promote greater engagement between the social sciences and businesses.
Serving as a gateway to the social sciences, the Innovation Caucus comprises 66 academics working across different disciplines with a focus on innovation. As well as promoting the awareness of and engagement with social science research, the Innovation Caucus is focused on understanding the dynamics of innovation ecosystems.
Applications are invited from highly motivated PhD candidates for a three month internship to undertake research to inform the strategy and practice of Innovate UK and ESRC. Read the rest of this entry
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).
The Postgraduate Researcher Award provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton.
The Award is available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. DBA and DProfPrac students must have completed the facilitated modules and be eligible for registration on the Professional Research Module.
The intention of the award is to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). Funds awarded must be spent by 31st March 2019.
To find out more and to make an application download this document:
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD INVITATION
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.