Category Archives: Researcher development

Research Assistant Opportunity

To see details about a part-time research assistant opportunity (24 hours a week for 9 months), please see the link

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2018-19 Graduate School Development Programme is open for booking!

lossy-page1-629px-_Getting_em_up__at_U.S.Naval_Training_Camp,_Seattle,_Washington._Webster_&_Stevens._-_NARA_-_533698.tifIf you are a postgraduate researcher, or early career researcher looking to update your research skills, the Graduate School has released a programme of skills development, open for booking in time for the new academic year. The programme can be found via the Gateway Calendar. Just log in with your UoN user name and password.

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Workshops offered for Postgraduate Researchers include Preparing for Transfer and For the Viva, the latter running twice a year in October and next May as part of a Finishing Development Day along with Editing and Finishing Your Thesis and Proofreading your Work. Getting Started 1 and 2 are for research students just starting out and include workshops such as Setting out, Writing and Structuring your Thesis, Systematic Literature Searching and Risk Assessing your Research. We also have Development Days on Getting Published and Effective Progress, the latter for students mid-way through their doctoral studies. All these Development Days are planned months in advance so students can take time off work to attend. Students can also attend via Skype/Collaborate. Read the rest of this entry

Lynda online learning… for researchers?

LyndaThe University of Northampton subscribes to a bank of online learning resources called Lynda. Lynda features over 5,000 on-demand training courses on a variety of different business, technical and creative topics.  Lynda is particularly useful when it comes to learning software so you will find courses on Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word, and other software such as Nvivo, SPSS and R Programming. In addition to this you can also find courses on typical transferable skills – successful presentations, communication skills, time and project management, critical thinking and building resilience, all subjects relevant to you as researchers. Read the rest of this entry

MOOC – Open Science – Free

The TU Delft Library together with the TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, has launched its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Open Science https://www.edx.org/course/open-science-sharing-your-research-with-the-world

This MOOC covers an introduction to Open Science and the FAIR principles, open research data, open access to data and publications and how to increase research(er) visibility. It might be of interest to you or colleagues.

It starts on October 30, takes 4 weeks (about 4 hours per week) and you can register through the link below.

The course is open to anyone and is completely free

https://www.edx.org/course/open-science-sharing-your-research-with-the-world

PGR Intern opportunity for a UoN Postgraduate Researcher

Cup notebook iphone and walletAre you a Postgraduate Researcher at UoN? Would you like to come and work with The Graduate School as an intern? We are looking for a current PGR to work with us for a year, to provide administrative support for the researcher development programmes, events and inductions and gain valuable experience working in a busy researcher development environment. You need to apply by 29th August! Read the rest of this entry

Interested in Impact and Impact Case Studies…

Have a read of the top scoring impact case studies from the last REF (Research Excellence Framework) at: https://www.fasttrackimpact.com/top-rated-impact-case-studies

Invitation to the UoN Research Conference: 20th and 21st June 2018

New Strategy JPegThe Graduate School and the Faculties would like to invite you to the first jointly run UoN Research Conference, which will be held from 20th to 21st June 2018.

We have almost 50 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University over the two days, displaying about 30 research posters and are also holding our second 3-Minute Thesis competition. The four faculties and The Graduate School have got together to plan this 2-day conference, which crosses faculties and disciplines. Please see the conference website for the schedule, and to register your place at the conference on your preferred day (or why not come to both!). The deadline for registration is Friday 15th June so that we can arrange catering. The conference will also be live streamed from here. Read the rest of this entry

Poster Competition winners!

The Graduate School’s 13th Annual Poster Competition for Postgraduate Researchers was held on Wednesday 22nd May in Rockingham Library, Park Campus.  The event offered the students the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster, practice their presentation skills to a non-specialist audience and a chance to win a prize of £100 or £75.

17 research students from different Faculties presented their posters, which were assessed by seven judges, a mix of University staff, academic and support staff. One first prize of £100 and three runners up prizes of £75 were chosen.

The winners were Charlotte Brooks from the Faculty of Health and Society who won the £100 first prize. The three other prizes of £75 were awarded to Amanda Ash from the Faculty of Health and Society, Frances Hudson and Shalini Bisani from the Faculty of Business and Law. Congratulations to all our winners.

Images of Research 2017-18 winners announced!

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Avenue gallery corridor exhibition in February

The winners of the Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) exhibition and competition 2017-18 have now been chosen! 38 images from UoN researchers, both postgraduate students and staff, were submitted, along with short abstracts, to illustrate a research project in an engaging way for a general audience. There were submissions from all Faculties and in a variety of disciplines, from science to literature, psychology to nursing.

There were two competitions –  four winners chosen by our guest judge, David Stevens from UoN marketing, and a public vote. The ‘public’ votes were counted from those on paper at the launch and exhibition in February 2018 at Avenue gallery corridor and the travelling exhibitions in March/April, plus the 800+ online votes via the Research Support Hub!  Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Update Day ~ Tuesday 12 June

Graduate School Update Day ~ Well-being and Resilience

Tuesday 12 June ~ 9.30-12.45 (refreshments from 9.15; lunch at 12.45)

Delapre Lecture Theatre, Park Campus

Every year The Graduate School holds an ‘Update Day‘ where the focus is on topics of interest to postgraduate researchers and their supervisors. The theme this year will be well-being and resilience.

We will run parallel workshops for supervisors and students, ending with a short plenary session. Read the rest of this entry