Author Archives: Simone Apel

Call for posters! Postgraduate Researcher Poster Competition 2018

The Graduate School would like to invite postgraduate researchers to submit an application to present a poster at the 13th Annual Poster Competition. The competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the three winners.  Read the rest of this entry

Images of Research 2017-18: Vote for your favourite three.

IoR advert for campus jpegThe Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, will open in the Avenue Gallery corridor on January 31st 2018 from 5pm and will stay there until February 23rd. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.

The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.

If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IOR catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Please use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Voting closes on 13th April 2018.

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Grounded Theory Forum, 06 February 2018, Sulgrave S017

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Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson will be leading a discussion on ‘Theoretical sampling’ on Tuesday 6th Feb at 1pm in Sulgrave S017. This is a great opportunity for researchers using GT to learn more about this important key component of grounded theory. If you would like to attend, or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neill.

 

Upcoming transfer seminars

You are cordially invited to the following transfer seminars taking place in Avenue campus:

24th January,  Imane Tiahi, in the Avenue Boardroom at 12:00: Increasing Students’ Engagement, Interaction, and Motivation in English Learning: Using Mobile Applications, in the Algeria higher education. 

24th January, Abdellah Maachou, in MR 36 at 14:00: The Enhancement of Learner Motivation and English Speaking Identity through the Integration of Films in EFL classrooms: the Case of Algerian EFL First Year University Students.

26th January, Nour Zantah, in W23a, Walgrave building at 09:30: The Aesthetic and Expressive Values of Violence through Art.

31st January, Fatima Zahaf, in MY36 at 14:00: Examining how Algerian women living in the United Kingdom negotiate online social activities by using virtual third spaces.

All Welcome

Research publication highlights UoN expertise.

Research Highlights Front CoverA new publication, which focuses on a diverse collection of the University of Northampton’s research projects has just been published.

Research Highlights 2016-17 is an annual publication which features a selection of news stories, innovative research projects from across Faculties and articles on and by the University’s students and staff, from postgraduate researchers to newly appointed professors.

RH ContentsThe colourful publication illustrates a wide variety of research of global importance which shows significant impact – in wastes management, genetics, autism research, livestock lameness, social impact of Cadets and much more.

The publication also includes biographies of contributing researchers and an introduction written by two postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology. Research Highlights is available electronically and in hard copy form.

Workshop on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data

The Graduate School has invited Dr Neil Raven to run a workshop for our postgraduate researchers on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data.

The workshop will take place on 16 Jan 2018, from 09:15 to 16:00 in MY120 , Avenue campus. Any postgraduate researcher interested can book on Gateway.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year…

… .to all research students and supervisors, staff and students at the University of Northampton from everyone in The Graduate School.

Christmas2cropWe hope you have a peaceful festive break and a happy new year.

Some Graduate School staff will be at Top Lodge until Friday 22 December pm and then we will be closed throughout the Christmas / New Year period. We will be back again on Tuesday January 2nd 2018.

Seasons Greetings from Simone, Ian, David, Twiggy, Laura and Leila.

 

Visiting researcher from Brazil to give research seminar on children’s health in Brazil and England.

Marina Yakuwa, visiting Postgraduate Researcher from Brazil, will be speaking on her research – “Children’s health in Brazil and England” – in S010 (Sulgrave, Park Campus) on Friday 15th December from 2-3pm. All welcome – please come along.

Please note: The seminar was originally planned for Monday 11th but postponed due to the weather conditions.

Invitation to Images of Research 2017-2018 Private Viewing on 31st January 5:30pm.

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You are cordially invited to
The Graduate School’s Images of Research 2017-2018
Private Viewing & Drinks Reception

At the Avenue Gallery, Maidwell, Avenue Campus
on Wednesday January 31st 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm.
Introduction by Professor Simon Denny at 5:45pm

The annual Images of Research offers all UoN researchers an opportunity to creatively express their research in image form – an original photograph or other artistic piece – along with a 150 word abstract which describes the context of the work. This drinks reception is the start of a 3-month exhibition and competition.

Please register your interest in attending for catering purposes (login with your UoN username and password) or email Simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk

Without End: Documents of Research – Final call for papers.

without endA new symposium and exhibition, ‘Without End: Documents of Research‘, is to be held at Avenue Gallery on 16 February 2018. This unique event will reflect on the research process, of being in research and the documents which facilitate and inform it. If you are a postgraduate researcher or an early career researcher why not submit a paper or document? A document might be a notebook, soil sample, post-it note or statistical data or something else which you feel is or has been a source of ideas and inspiration for your research.

research-support-hubIf you are interested please send an abstract of up to 300 words for a 20-minute oral presentation or images/descriptions of documents which you would like to be exhibited, along with a short biography, all as an email attachment to withoutend2018@gmail.com.  by 1st November 2017. Read the rest of this entry