Category Archives: Early Career Researcher

Upcoming workshop: Developing a research track record on a shoestring

Kearns2On February 8th 2017 we are welcoming back researcher & educator, Hugh Kearns, who will be running a workshop for academic staff and researchers “Developing a research track record on a shoestring”. Hugh is recognised internationally and regularly lectures at universities across the world, including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and, now for the fourth time, Northampton.

Academics and researchers are constantly being told to increase their research outputs if they want to get promoted or funded, but it becomes a catch 22 when you can’t do much research because you have no money, but no one will give you money because you haven’t done enough research. Despite this situation there are ways to build a research track record that require less money and can give you the start you need to build a decent track record (or even just to keep your head above water!). Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School workshops for researchers in October and November 2016

The Graduate School Development Programme is designed for all University of Northampton researchers, research students and early career researchers. The following workshops are coming up and are open for booking through Gateway. See the instructions at the end of the post to see the full calendar, or you can click on the links in the table below to the individual workshops. [Please note: you will need to log into Gateway to access the information].

Finding Resources on the Web 19 Oct 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Shut Up and Write! writing session 31 Oct 2016, from 10:00 to 13:00
Preparing for the Viva 08 Nov 2016, from 17:00 to 19:00
Smarter speed reading 15 Nov 2016, from 12:00 to 15:00
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 16 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Grounded Theory 24 Nov 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00
SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 16th November) 30 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00

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Focus group invitation: give your views on the journal article publishing process

TFbookslogoAs part of their forthcoming workshop on publishing and reviewing, journals publisher, Taylor & Francis, are looking for 15 researchers to take part in a short focus group. Forming part of a project to improve the author journey, your views will influence and inform how their researcher-facing processes work in the future, with the aim of ensuring they meet the needs of the many researchers they work with.

Date: Thursday 30th June

Time: 1pm to 2pm (come from 12:30pm t0 to get your free lunch!)

Venue: Pytchley 101, Park Campus

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Call for papers – Approaches to Inequalities Conference

You are invited to submit a paper to the Approaches to Inequalities Conference to be held on the 22nd June 2016 at The University of Northampton. This link takes you to a poster giving further information about the keynote and conference streams, including a doctoral stream. Approaches to inequalities Call for papers

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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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Social Sciences

SchoolsocscienceThe School of Social Sciences offers a programme of multidisciplinary training workshops. Subject-specific training and support is also offered via a diverse range of specialist research groups. Their programme is open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton.

Workshops coming up in 2016 include Research Impact, Researching with Vulnerable Groups (a joint workshop with the School of Health), and Open Access in the REF. Read the rest of this entry

Discipline-related research skills from the School of Health: open to all

research croppedThe School of Health have recently launched their discipline-related development programme, which includes a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of themes, open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton. This development programme has been designed to support researchers – and those supporting research – in subjects which relate, broadly, to Health and Social Care. The sessions detailed are available to research students (PhD and Professional Doctorate) within the School of Health and from across the University. Staff from the School and further afield are also welcome. Workshops coming up include public involvement, academic writing and research impact. Read the rest of this entry

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

The newly formed Research Support Centre at Top Lodge is the new home of the Graduate School and Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

We’d like to invite you to join us in our new home for the first of a regular series of coffee mornings.

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Free webinar: How to improve your chances of getting your research published

emerald_logoEarly career researchers may be interested in a short webinar being led by Simon Linacre of Emerald Group Publishing later this week.

Publish Not Perish: How to improve your chances of getting your research published promises an overview of the academic publishing process and what you need to know to increase the odds of getting your paper published.

The webinar is running twice: at 5pm and 7pm on Friday September 18th. Each session will last for 30 minutes. Visit the Cabell’s website for further information and to register.

Professor Gina Wisker announced as keynote for SOTA Postgraduate Conference!

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s School of The Arts Postgraduate Conference (15th -16th September 2015) will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Gina Wisker (The University of Brighton).

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