Category Archives: Workshops & Training

SPSS workshops for Postgraduate Researchers

The SPSS 1 beginner’s workshop is now rescheduled for Monday 18th Dec from 2-4pm in the IT Training Room. This workshop is facilitated by Paul Rice and has two parts; the follow on workshop will be held on 8th January 2018 from 10-12. Please note that you need to have attended part one (or have the appropriate skills in SPSS) to attend part two. There will be homework to do between the two workshops.

SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop takes place on 18 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Please use the link to book.

SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 18th December) takes place on 08 Jan 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library. Please use the link to book.

 

Making the most of GRANTfinder Workshop

GRANTfinder 4 Education is a database that the University of Northampton subscribes to giving a range of funding information and opportunities.

Whether you are a new user or have had an account for a while, come along to this workshop to get tips and advice about how to make the most of your Grantfinder4Education login. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this session is an interactive workshop.

Computers will be provided or feel free to bring along your laptop.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018 from 10am-12pm in Room G152, Grendon on Park Campus

Please book your place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-grantfinder-tickets-40875149673

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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Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

The RSB office are hosting their Coffee Morning next Wednesday, 15th November 2017 in the Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.

Whether you’re working on a specific application, have a project in mind or just want to know more about the support we can provide, then please stop by for a chat between 10.30am-12pm.  Tea and coffee, nice biscuits will be on offer to warm you up on these chilly mornings.

Winter coffee morning

Erasmus+ (Key Action 2) Funding Workshop

Are you interested in applying for Erasmus+ funding? With a deadline in March of next year, now is the ideal time to start thinking about your project. This workshop will cover the basics of the Erasmus+ Programme and give you an understanding of what a successful application looks like.  Dr David Preece (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Humanities) will share his experiences of his Erasmus+ project.

Paul Bramble (Research Project Manager) and Helen Backhouse (RSB Officer) from the Research and Strategic Bidding Office will also be running this workshop.

Thursday, 16th November from 10am-12pm in Room Y201, Yelvertoft on Park Campus.

Please book your place via the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/erasmus-key-action-2-funding-workshop-tickets-38725407737

 

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Fresh into a new Academic year, the RSB team have their first Coffee Morning next Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in the Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.

Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm for a chat about Gateway Haplo, our new funding system or help on funding applications. You may have a project you wish to discuss or want to know more about the opportunities and support we have available.   Tea and coffee, nice biscuits and friendly advice is on offer.

Coffee morning image

Grounded Theory Forum

grounded-theory-forumThe first Grounded Theory Forum meeting is led by Fiona Barchard on 11th October from 1-3pm in S036. The topic of discussion will be ‘The trials and tribulations of Constructivist Grounded Theory analysis’.

For those who are interested in Grounded Theory, here are the dates and venues for the coming meetings:

• Thurs 7th Dec 2017, Brampton B6

• Tues 6th Feb 2018, Sulgrave S014

• Wed 2nd May 2018, Sulgrave S017

If you would like to attend or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neil 

The 2017-18 Graduate School’s Development Programme is live!

Thmature students photoe 2017-18 Development Programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers is now live on the Gateway Calendar and workshops are open for booking. Just log into Gateway and you will see workshops, development days and events run by the Graduate School.

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Preparing for the Viva Workshop

Are you in a post transfer phase, writing up or about to hand in your research degree thesis? If so, then you are invited to preparing for the viva workshop with Professor Chris Roe .This workshop will be held on the 2nd October from 5pm to 7pm in SO36 (near Dialog Café), Rockingham Library Ground Floor. We’ll discuss the purpose of the viva from the different perspectives of the student, examiner and university and use these insights to help planning the best way to prepare for your own viva. There’ll be lots of opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and share experiences!

To book, please see:Gateway Calendar 

Workshops for Research Degree Supervisors

Theses at UoNNew for this year, we are running a series of workshops for research degree supervisors related to the stage that your student has reached. These workshops will be a mix of information about the formal procedures with a discussion about how to support the student through this phase of their programme. The two ‘early stages’ workshops are timed to coincide with student induction when you may have a student starting their research degree programme.  All workshops are equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

David Watson and Ian Livingstone

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher. The workshop will run again on Wed 14 March 2018.

 Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided) 
Venue: MY120 Avenue Campus
To book, please see the link

Maintaining your research degree student’s momentum

Jeff Ollerton and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider your strategies as a research degree supervisor for supporting your students through the middle stages of their research degree programme when some students run out of steam or lose focus. We’ll consider how you can help them to keep going, and we’ll think about the priorities for you and the student. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 12:00-14:00  ( Lunch provided)
venue: Tba
To book, please see the link

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

Ian Livingstone and David Watson

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s procedures but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Date:Wednesday 14 March 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue tba
to book, please see the link

Supervising the end game

Chris Roe and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider how you as a research degree supervisor can support your student through the final stages of writing up, submission and viva. We’ll provide a reminder about the university’s formal requirements but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these final stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue MY120, Avenue campus  (Lunch provided)
To book, please see the link