Category Archives: Lectures & seminars
If you’ve ever wondered about the reasons behind the support LLS (Library and Learning Services) offer students and staff at the University… But haven’t got the time to spend the whole day in a conference… Choose a session that suits… and join us in Cottesbrooke for 30 min to an hour!
09:30 – 11:00: Morning Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Welcome from Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton
● Chris Powis – Tall Shelves and Ladders: student perceptions of the library
● Rob Howe, Vicky Brown and Julie Usher – Understanding the student
● Paul Rice and Rob Farmer – Evaluating the effectiveness of a quiz in an educational video
11:15 – 12:00: Parallel Session 1 [ C203 ]
● Richard Byles – Advocating active blended learning through video case studies
● Joanne Farmer and Hannah Woods – Digital value: some reflections
on Resources Week at the University of Northampton
● Vicky Brown – Electronic Evidence & Expression: Evaluating the efficacy of and support for ePortfolio systems at UoN
11:15 – 12:00 Parallel Session 2 [ C101 ]
● Kate Coulson and Alison Loddick – Using Research to Grow a Service
● Rob Howe and Jim Atkinson – Exploring staff digital competencies
12:00 – 13:00: Panel Discussion [ C101 ]
● Chris Powis (chair), Cheryl Gardner, Sheryl Mansfield, Lisa Anderson,Dawn Hibbert
14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 3 [ C203 ]
● Susannah Quinsee – Citizen Researcher
14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 4 [ C101 ]
● Rob Howe – Enhancing the student experience through the use of NILE (Blackboard) templates – where is Wally?
● Sam Thomas – ‘How can I help?’ What impact does our language have on student perception, understanding and the development of academic skills?
● Gillian Siddall, Cheryl Gardner and Emily Oakley – Evaluating online reading lists – the student experience
● Al Holloway – Everybody deserves a captioned video]
15:20 – 16:30: Afternoon Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Nick Dimmock – Off the shelf: thesis digitisation in LLS
● Kate Swinton – UNPAC – Take 2
● Dr Cleo Cameron – Implementing ERM: Electronic Resource Management or Extremely Riddlesome Matter?
● Dawn Hibbert – Do we really need a CRIS?
Alicia de Barry and Hawa Khan are having their transfer seminars soon, please do go and support them, details are below.
Alicia de Barry: Childhood, Femininity and Masculinity in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Tale Series (1889 – 1910), on 9th May at 10-11am in MR34 (Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus).
Hawa Khan: Islamic perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Challenges and Experience of caregivers of children with ASD in the Muslim Community in an East Midlands city. on the 16th May from 12-1pm in S036 (Sulgrave Building, Park Campus).
Research Seminar – Conceptualising Learning and Teaching in Digital Age within UK Higher Education – Sue Watling
Monday 19th February 12 pm to 1 pm – T-POD – Park Campus Library
- 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
Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson will be leading a discussion on ‘Theoretical sampling’ on Tuesday 6th Feb at 1pm in Sulgrave S017. This is a great opportunity for researchers using GT to learn more about this important key component of grounded theory. If you would like to attend, or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neill.
You are cordially invited to the following transfer seminars taking place in Avenue campus:
24th January, Imane Tiahi, in the Avenue Boardroom at 12:00: Increasing Students’ Engagement, Interaction, and Motivation in English Learning: Using Mobile Applications, in the Algeria higher education.
24th January, Abdellah Maachou, in MR 36 at 14:00: The Enhancement of Learner Motivation and English Speaking Identity through the Integration of Films in EFL classrooms: the Case of Algerian EFL First Year University Students.
26th January, Nour Zantah, in W23a, Walgrave building at 09:30: The Aesthetic and Expressive Values of Violence through Art.
31st January, Fatima Zahaf, in MY36 at 14:00: Examining how Algerian women living in the United Kingdom negotiate online social activities by using virtual third spaces.
Visiting researcher from Brazil to give research seminar on children’s health in Brazil and England.
Marina Yakuwa, visiting Postgraduate Researcher from Brazil, will be speaking on her research – “Children’s health in Brazil and England” – in S010 (Sulgrave, Park Campus) on Friday 15th December from 2-3pm. All welcome – please come along.
Please note: The seminar was originally planned for Monday 11th but postponed due to the weather conditions.
Transfer Seminar – Teaching Literature Using Critical Thinking and Communicative Teaching Language Approaches
Wednesday 29th November – 3 pm.
MY120 Maidwell Boardroom.
All PhD students and staff at UoN are invited to attend Elhadj Benmoussa’s transfer seminar. Please note the change of location of the seminar.
All members of the university are invited to attend this upcoming transfer seminar being held in MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus on Wednesday 22nd November at 3:15 to 4:00pm.
Imene Hamani. The Role of In-Group Attachment Among Kabyle Migrants Living in Britain
Note the slightly later start time of 3:15pm due to the teaching commitments of the external (Melanie Crofts).
All are welcome.
The next psychology research seminar entitled: “the Impossible: 30 Years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit” will be on Wednesday 29th November at 3.30pm in Fawsley room 43. The speaker will be Professor Caroline Watt. Read the rest of this entry
You are cordially invited to Ayodeji Olamide’s research seminar entitled “Condition Monitoring and Fatigue Life of Pipeline Girth Welds” on Monday, 18th December at 14:00 in NW101 in Newton, Avenue Campus . Ayodeji is a student at the Faculty of Arts , Science and Technology and the aim of his study is to develop a parametric computational model to predict fatigue crack life and aid a better understanding of embedded and surface cracks in ultra-deepwater pipeline girth welds.