Category Archives: Researcher development

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.

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Research Ethics drop-in session – 16th April 2018 @ 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325

pexels-photo-574285.jpegIf you are writing your ethics application and you have some queries, need support or would like some initial feedback, you are welcome to come along for a drop-in session on Monday April 16th, 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325, and meet members of the University’s Research Ethics Committee who will be happy to answer your queries.

Please note that this session is open only to students who are currently working on their ethics application.

If you are interested, please book your place here or get in touch with David Watson

Call for papers: present your research at UoN’s new Research Conference!

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The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to invite University of Northampton research students and staff to take part in the UoN Research Conference in June 2018. Unlike before, this year’s conference is organised jointly by The Graduate School and the Faculties in an enlarged two day conference, which will run from 20th to 21st June 2018 and offer a chance for researchers to present a paper or a poster. Postgraduate researchers can also enter into a 3-minute thesis competition and win a prize!  The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is now Thursday 26th April.
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Calling all PGRs…Did you know about these useful online resources!

new systemAs a researcher you often use both offline and online resources to find out stuff related to your research project. So, we would like to remind you that there are plenty of online materials available to all UoN researchers, particularly important for those of you who are offsite.  This includes: Read the rest of this entry

Call for posters extended to May 2nd! Graduate School Poster Competition 2018

The Graduate School would like to invite postgraduate researchers to submit an application to present a poster at the 13th Annual Poster Competition. The competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the three winners. Read the rest of this entry

British Library PhD Research Placements: Call for Applications.

BritishLibraryStacksStPancrasPostgraduate Researchers are invited to apply to undertake one of the forthcoming British Library Research Placements. These are specially-selected projects that have been developed by the Library to support current doctoral researchers to develop and apply transferable skills and expertise. The opportunity is open to all doctoral researchers and applications must be approved by the applicant’s supervisor.

The application deadline is 4pm on 19 February 2018

For full details about the Placements are available here.

The Graduate School’s New Coaching Programme for PGRs

A student using a laptopThe Graduate School are offering five Postgraduate Research Students the opportunity to have a course of professional coaching sessions to support and help them progress in their doctoral studies. If you are a UoN Postgraduate Researcher and are interested in applying for these sessions, you have until 8th December to apply. Read on if you are interested…. Read the rest of this entry

Research Skills Workshops Coming Up!

mature students photoThe Graduate School is running a series of generic workshops in the next couple of months covering a wide range of skills. These workshops are for all postgraduate research students and booking is open through the Gateway Calendar. Just click on the green button to book your place.

Smarter Speed Reading 22 Nov 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
Researcher careers: CV Workshop 04 Dec 2017, from 13:30 to 14:30
Word: Working with Long Documents 06 Dec 2017, from 09:45 to 12:00
Risk Assessing your Research 06 Dec 2017, from 12:30 to 14:00
Nvivo intermediate level Workshop 07 Dec 2017, from 09:30 to 12:30
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 11 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
Systematic literature searching 13 Dec, from 10:00 to 13:00

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