Category Archives: Workshops & Training

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

Supervisor Development Programme ~ 2018/19

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2018/19 the workshops will be delivered on:

Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2019 at Platform in the centre of Northampton Read the rest of this entry

Research E-Bulletin – July 2018 (Issue 8)

All E-bulletin Images - JulyWelcome to the July issue of our Research e-bulletin.

Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.

Want to receive the e-bulletin?

If you do not receive our monthly e-bulletin, but would like to please email the team at rsb@northampton.ac.uk

July 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

This will be our last Coffee Morning of the Academic year, drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 20th June.  The RSB team will once again be on hand to help with any questions you may have and can offer support on funding applications and bidding or researcher development. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS will also be joining the morning.  An ideal opportunity to find out more about working with businesses or LLS topics including the REF, Impact, Open Access and Research Data Management.

We will be hosting in our sunny conservatory in the Top Lodge Building on Park Campus.  Refreshments and lovely biscuits will also be on offer.

Coffee in blue cup and biscuits

 

Research E-Bulletin – June 2018 (Issue 7)

Welcome to the JuneAll E-bulletin Images - June issue of our Research e-bulletin.

Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.

Want to receive the e-bulletin?

If you do not receive our monthly e-bulletin, but would like to please email the team at rsb@northampton.ac.uk

June 2018 – Research E-bulletin

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

Library & Learning Services – Research Conference

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
digital experience
● 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

Afternoon Sessions

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?

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Our Coffee Morning this month will be hosted from The Cottesbrooke Hub on the ground floor in the Faculty of Business and Law. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Thursday, 17th May for a chat with the RSB team and find out about the funding opportunities and support we can provide. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager will be on hand to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. Nick Dimmock, Research Information Specialist, LLS will also be available and can help on various topics including referencing and NECTAR.

Refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

Spring flowers and coffee