Category Archives: Events
Thursday 20 – Friday 21 June, 2019
The University of Northampton’s Annual Research Conference provides an ideal development opportunity for all researchers to present their research and to discuss and share good practice with others in a supportive environment. This year, we are offering some exciting, new ways of presenting research and are looking for researchers who are keen to submit one, or all, of the following:
- Research papers: presentations should be 15 minutes long, with 10 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation.
- Research posters: exhibit an A1 poster (landscape only) that explains your research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists. Entrants can re-submit the same poster already entered into the Graduate School Research Poster Competition 2018 or for planned entry into the competition in May 2019.
- Thesis in Three Minutes: outline your thesis in a three-minute presentation and one slide! See the guidelines for further information.
- Bake your Research Competition: bake your research as a cake (or other baked goodies) in this tasty new competition! Please read the guidelines for further information.
If you are a UoN researcher and are interested in submitting your research in one, or all, of these formats, please complete a separate Register your Interest Form for each entry where you will be asked to upload an abstract for each one. Closing date for submission is: Friday 29th March 2019.
Please direct any questions to Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk.
If you don’t wish to present but would like to be part of the conference selection panel, be a chair, or help out on the day, then please get in touch with Melanie.
In the Graduate School, we’re excited to be launching our sixth annual Images of Research competition. The first to be fully digital! Join us as we browse images that capture the diversity of research here at UoN.
The event takes place on: Monday 4th March between 5-6pm in the First Floor Exhibition Area, Creative Hub, Waterside Campus.
Professor Matthew McCormack, Head of the Graduate School, will open the competition with a short presentation at 5pm. On the evening you can vote for your top three entries, but if you can’t make it, don’t worry. There will be further opportunities to vote and view the exhibition on the plasma screens around campus from 5th March to 5th April, and to vote and view online via the Research Support Hub! More details will follow …
A larger version of the launch poster with more information, and a chance to remind yourself of last year’s winning entry can be seen here. For catering purposes, please email Melanie Petch Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk if you would like to attend on the evening. By all means, do circulate to anyone who might be interested.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Antony Bounds discusses ‘Decolonisation and Federation in the West Indes, 1945-62’ at his PhD Transfer Seminar tomorrow, Thursday 14th February. The event will be located in the Learning Hub LH017, Waterside Campus at 6pm.
If you are interested in attending future events, Antony’s seminar is part of a wider History seminar programme, which can be viewed here:
Any enquiries can be directed to Matthew McCormack
(Professor of History)
Wednesday 13th February, 2019 (1-2pm) SN405
Everyone is welcome to this PhD Transfer Seminar on ‘Sustainability in the Leather Industry.’
Abstract The implementation of sustainable practices has become an increasingly important topic for industries and more specifically, the supply chains within them. This study focuses on sustainability implementation in a traditional leather industry, with a complex supply chain that has focused on the environment sustainability, even with the existence of measurement and audit tools. But can an industry be truly sustainable by focusing on one sustainability aspect, out of three? How do we effectively implement the other two aspects? After implementation of the other two aspects, how can we effectively measure and track the impacts? The aim of this research is to address these issues by exploring the views of major stakeholders in the leather supply chain. Please register your attendance via Gateway.
In 2018 The Graduate School launched the Postgraduate Researcher Award to provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton. The Award was available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. The award was to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). The four successful applicants have submitted reports on their award, what they used it for and the benefit it had on them and their research. Read the rest of this entry
Faculty of Business and Law Research Seminar: ‘Institutional Quality, Political Risk and Tourism: Evidence from Gravity Model’ 6th Feb 2019 13:00 to 14:00 TPod A (2nd Floor of Learning Hub)
Everyone welcome as Dr Thaana Ghalia investigates the role of institutional quality coupled with political risks, distance and socio-economic factors to explain tourist flow by applying the gravity model. We found that institutional quality and absence of conflict are driving factors in fostering tourism flows for both source and destination countries. Our finding suggests that institutional reform can help to boost the economies of countries with low- quality institutions. While institutional change is a positive development in its own right, our results suggest that it can also have important additional economic benefits for countries that are highly dependent on tourism. Please register your attendance via Gateway: https://research.northampton.ac.uk/83w15/fbl-research-seminar-dr-thaana-g List Table 4 A
You are warmly invited to a PhD Transfer Seminar hosted by the Faculty of Health and Society. The event is being held on Wednesday 6th February 2019 in Room 404 of the Senate Building. For further details please see details to the left. Any questions can be addressed to Michelle Pyer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers whose studies involve quantitative data might be interested in a research seminar on “Understanding Statistics” hosted by the FHS, Health Sciences and Services Research Centre. The seminar is facilitated by Professor Jackie Campbell and Dr Michelle Pyer and is a great opportunity for all pgr students and UoN Staff members to gain a general understanding of statistical methods and the basic concepts, techniques and results of quantitative data analysis. For more details about the seminar and how to book, please see the link.
The Faculty of Health and Society, Psychology & Social Sciences Research Centre are hosting a research seminar entitled: publishing in academic journals: navigating the peer review system facilitated by Dr Rachel Maunder. The seminar will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019, 2.15pm-4pm in Senate 401. All pgr students and researchers who want to publish their research in academic journal are welcome to attend. To book please see the link.