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YES 2018 competition will be taking place this autumn.The call for applications is now open. YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. Full details about this competition and how to apply, please see the link.
A Northampton man who feels passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition. The four bedroom town house is located across the road from Abington Park and worth £600,000. Marty Pumbien and his partner Annie are hoping to sell the maximum number of 500,000 tickets. Part of the proceeds from the competition will help fund the UnityDem Centre, co-run by the University of Northampton. Entry fee is £5 for a raffle ticket and the competition closes at midnight on the 14th October.
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Need advice on making that all important connection with businesses? Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager, will be on hand at our next Coffee Morning to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. The RSB team will also be joined by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS to answer any questions you may have on open access, research data management and of course, REF 2021 and Impact. This is a great opportunity to find out more on the kind of support and opportunities that are available.
Please drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus. Hot beverages along with lovely biscuits will also be on offer.
All staff who conduct research and postgraduate researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the first joint Graduate School and Faculty Research Conference, which will be held on 20th and 21st June 2018. The conference offers a chance for researchers to present a paper, a poster or win a 3-minute thesis prize (PGRs only). The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Thursday 26th April.
If you are an offsite postgraduate researcher you can submit a poster or recorded 3-Minute Thesis. Please see the call for papers for offsite students.
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If you are writing your ethics application and you have some queries, need support or would like some initial feedback, you are welcome to come along for a drop-in session on Monday April 16th, 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325, and meet members of the University’s Research Ethics Committee who will be happy to answer your queries.
Please note that this session is open only to students who are currently working on their ethics application.
This interactive workshop is designed to help you navigate the funding landscape and will cover topics such as identifying the main sources of funding and winning tactics on how to increase your chance of success. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, the session is ideal if you have specific research ideas and would like help in finding external funding.
Wednesday, 25th April from 10am-12pm in the Boardroom on Avenue Campus
Registration is now open, please book your place here
For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.
Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.
Following the very positive feedback we got after our first facilitated writing retreat ran last December, The Graduate School is organizing another 5 week programme on structured writing retreats with mini-workshops. Whether you are in an early stage of your research or you are writing up your final thesis, you are warmly invited to come along to this very friendly and supportive environment, have some free lunch and get your research thoughts and ideas written!
The British Federation of Women Graduates invites all postgraduate women students to give a talk in its Research Presentations Day on Saturday May 12th 2018 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The presentations should be tailored to a general audience, and presenters have the chance of winning a small prize of £120 for the best presentation. Or you could just join to listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research? All, postgraduates and anyone else interested (male or female), are welcome to attend as audience. More information in the link
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 or a poster. Postgraduate researchers can also enter into a 3-minute thesis competition and win a prize! The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is now Thursday 26th April.
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