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Call for papers – why not present at UoN’s new Research Conference!

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The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to invite University of Northampton research students and staff to take part in the UoN Research Conference in June 2018. Unlike before, this year’s conference is organised jointly by The Graduate School and the Faculties in an enlarged two day conference, which will run from 20th to 21st June 2018 and offer a chance for researchers to present a paper, a poster or win a 3-minute thesis prize! The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is Friday 6th April.  Read the rest of this entry

LLS – Everyone a Researcher Conference

Excited to announce that bookings are now open for our bi-annual LLS (Library and Learning Services) conference.

This year’s conference is entitled “Everyone a Researcher”

It will be LLS’s last conference at Park Campus where we hope to say goodbye in style, whilst also looking forward with anticipation, and welcoming in our new beginnings at Waterside.

LLS Conference 2018 will showcase the research undertaken by Library and Learning Services’ staff and demonstrate the inclusive and collaborative nature of the projects completed.

The theme for the LLS Conference 2018 is “Everyone a Researcher” and with this in mind, the conference will incorporate various formats such as traditional research papers, works in progress, a panel session and workshops as well as the now legendary minute madness. These will be delivered by staff members from across all LLS teams!

LLS Conference 2018 also welcomes on board our new Head of Research Support Dawn Hibbert, as well as our new visiting Professor, Professor Susannah Quinsee. We are extremely fortunate to have their additional professional input into our research community here in LLS, and of course, the University of Northampton as a whole.

So please do join us, for what looks to be our best conference yet. Help us to celebrate LLS research, present and future, as we begin to prepare for our Waterside adventure, and boldly go, where no Library and Learning Services department has gone before!

Register: http://bit.do/Everyone-A-Researcher

Full programme: http://bit.ly/llsconf18-prog-pdf

Further information: https://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/llsconferences/

Calling all PGRs…Did you know about these useful online resources!

new systemAs a researcher you often use both offline and online resources to find out stuff related to your research project. So, we would like to remind you that there are plenty of online materials available to all UoN researchers, particularly important for those of you who are offsite.  This includes: Read the rest of this entry

Research Seminar – Conceptualising Learning and Teaching in Digital Age within UK Higher Education – Sue Watling

All Welcome:

Monday 19th February 12 pm to 1 pm – T-POD – Park Campus Library

Covering:

  • thinking about how staff conceptualise the pedagogic shift from F2F to online environments
  • exploring how an experiential approach to online teacher education can influence the adoption of technology enhanced learning design
  • considering how the Community of Inquiry model can support the development of digital capital

 

 

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

Writing a Winning Bid Workshop

All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid

A successful funding application combines a great idea with a well-written proposal that does your idea justice. 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, 20th March 2018 from 2-4pm in Room S014, Sulgrave on Park Campus

Please book your place via the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-a-winning-bid-tickets-42785826559

REF Impact Workshop, Feb 14th

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.

Short courses in statistics at the University of Hertfordshire

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If you need support in data analysis or want to improve your statistical skills, don’t miss out an interesting opportunity to attend some short courses on statistics at The University of Hertfordshire. There are still places left and the prices are quite affordable. This includes:

  • Courses in statistical data analysis (hypothesis testing/regression/factor analysis, etc.)
  • Courses in creating surveys (questionnaire design, sample size and power)
  • Courses in statistical software (introducing R)

There are also a range of “Pick & Mix” bite-size courses available (visit the link for more details).

Detailed information about the courses are available here 

 

 

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS.  Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.

Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.

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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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