Category Archives: Conferences

The Graduate School PGR & ECR Annual Conference 2017: Call for abstracts

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 20th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, be a chair or help organise the event.

If you are interested in presenting please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk Please submit the following by Friday May 19th:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, Faculty and email address.
  • An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!

Read the rest of this entry

Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge

Dublin2017_Image_LightPosted on behalf of Nicola Preston, Postgraduate Researcher, Education and Humanities. Read the rest of this entry

Call for papers: 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference
28-30 June, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK

Stream Title: Education Beyond Borders

Stream Convenor: Dr Melanie Crofts Read the rest of this entry

British Sociological Association Annual Conference – funded places

BSA Annual Conference 2017: Funded Places

Have you been a concessionary member of the BSA for more than 12 months? Could you be eligible for a BSA Support Funded Place to the BSA Annual Conference 2017? Read the rest of this entry

Bowie’s Books: David Bowie and Literature

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.

PGR student? Why not present your research in Manchester next February?

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.

Save the date! Moulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium, 15th December

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

Moulton College logoMoulton’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.

Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership “Valuing Local Nature”

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

University of Northampton research students share their work at East Midlands Conference

Four University of Northampton research degree students recently shared their work at the 2016 East Midlands Universities Association (EMUA) Postgraduate Research Student  (PGR) Conference.

emua_montage

The event, Inspiring Futures, was held on Thursday 1 September, and hosted by the University of Loughborough. An annual event, the conference is open to all PGR students from the Midlands universities – Northampton, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby, Bishop Grosseteste, Leicester, Nottingham Trent and De Montfort – and provides a professional, yet friendly environment in which students can practice presenting their research to a mixed discipline, academic audience.

Read the rest of this entry

Conference announcement: Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families

Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker

Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families: crossing boundaries, sharing stories

Wednesday 7th September 2016, 09.30-16.30

Newton building, Avenue Campus

Boundary-crossing research methods, projects, debates and collaborations are increasingly valued and fostered by research funders, and are increasingly understood to produce rich, impactful and important research, but can also cause interdisciplinary tensions and challenges.  In these contexts the conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines to explore: (1) collaboration between different academic disciplines; (2) the development of collaborative research methods and practices; (3) interactions between different institutions’ ways of working, and (4) new interdisciplinary ways of thinking/writing about children, youth and families.  Professor Claire Freeman (University of Otago) will be giving a keynote address.  Details of how to register for the conference can be found here.

For further information, please contact Dr Faith Tucker (faith.tucker@northampton.ac.uk).