Category Archives: Conferences
The East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc) would like to invite PGR students to submit an abstract for a paper or poster to their Postgraduate Research Conference. This year conference will be hosted at the University of Nottingham and is a great opportunity to promote students’ research, and meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands. The conference will be held on the 13th September which is the day before the University of Northampton PGR/ ECR conference. So, aiming at encouraging our students to communicate their research both in internal and external settings, and seeking to help them improve their presentation skills, the Graduate School is offering PGR students the opportunity of covering the expenses of their trip to Nottingham if they are also planning to present in the PGR/ECR conference in Northampton. Read the rest of this entry
The University of Northampton Graduate School’s 2017 annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference for PGR students and early career researchers will now be held on Thursday September 14th 2017.
Originally scheduled for 20th June, the reschedule to September enables an important addition to the programme – the Graduate School’s first 3MT competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was originally developed by The University of Queensland in Australia and celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. The competition helps to cultivate students’ presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases student’s capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are only allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props. Read the rest of this entry
Here are the Graduate School workshops running for doctoral students and early career researchers from May to July 2017. These workshops are open for booking through the Gateway Calendar. Also listed are Graduate School events. For more information please see the Calendar.
- Word: Working with Long Documents 10 May 2017, from 09:30 to 11:30
- Risk Assessing your Research 10 May 2017, from 11:45 to 13:15
- Systematic literature searching 10 May 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
- Graduate School PGR Poster competition 17 May 2017, from 10:45 to 14:00
- Reading and writing skills at Level 8 (session 1) 22 May 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
- Career management for researchers: CV Workshop 23 May 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
- Shut Up and Write! 23 May 2017, from 13:00 to 16:00
- Part-Time Researcher 25 May 2017, from 09:30 to 16:00
- Social Media Analysis Workshop – Gathering and analysing social media data from Twitter and YouTube 25 May 2017, from 11:00 to 13:00
- Research Ethics Seminar 01 Jun 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30
- Designing Questionnaires 06 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
- Analysing Questionnaire Data 06 Jun 2017, from 13:00 to 15:00
- Q Methodology 13 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
- Shut Up and Write! 14 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
- Reading and writing skills at Level 8 (session 2) 19 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
- Graduate School PGR and ECR Conference 20 Jun 2017, from 09:30 to 17:00
- Graduate School Update Day 29 Jun 2017, from 09:30 to 14:00
- An Introduction to Nvivo ( Intermediate) 10 Jul 2017, from 13:00 to 16:00
Posted on behalf of Nicola Preston, Postgraduate Researcher, Education and Humanities. Read the rest of this entry
Stream Title: Education Beyond Borders
Stream Convenor: Dr Melanie Crofts Read the rest of this entry
As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring David Bowie Is exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie’s extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books. This conference, hosted by the University of Northampton to commemorate the one year anniversary of Bowie’s death, aims to build on this new perspective on Bowie’s work, with a selection of papers that deal with the myriad connections between Bowie and literature.
View full schedule and purchase tickets: Bowie’s Books.
Are you a postgraduate research student? Manchester Metropolitan University are holding their Annual PGR Research Conference on February 22nd 2017 and they have invited PGR students from other institutions to present their research in the form of oral presentations, posters and performances.
This is a great opportunity for research students to develop their presenting skills and meet PGR colleagues from other institutions, expanding their research networks. Last year, MMU received over 200 abstracts from 28 institutions and 6 countries, with 90 presenters and an additional 150 delegates. Students who present at the conference can receive feedback from the judging panel and the audience on their presentation – previous participants have found this to be extremely beneficial. There is also a prize for the best presentations.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 1st – you can find more information and how to apply here.
Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick
Moulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium will take place on Thursday 15th December 2016 in P9, the Lecture Theatre, Pitsford Centre, from 1pm to 4:15pm with a buffet lunch beforehand. All students and staff at the University of Northampton are welcome to attend.
After an opening address by Steve Davies, Principal at Moulton College, 11 presentations by postgraduate research students will follow. Research topics will include exotic pet welfare, lameness detection in sheep, tree health and the effects of cryotherapy for sports recovery. At 4:15pm coffee, tea and mince pies will be served. For more information, and to register your interest in attending, please contact Dr Wanda McCormick.
Posted on behalf of Prof Jeff Ollerton:
This free half day conference aims to highlight the true value that local nature provides to individuals, communities and businesses through ‘ecosystem services’. By adopting this approach, it is clear to see the cross sector benefits to public health, economic growth, flood risk management and more; and begs the question, “what does local nature do for you?”. Read the rest of this entry