Category Archives: Workshops & Training

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

Research E-Bulletin – May 2018 (Issue 6)

Welcome to the MayAll E-bulletin Images - May 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

May 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Need advice on making that all important connection with businesses? Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager, will be on hand at our next Coffee Morning to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses.  The RSB team will also be joined by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS to answer any questions you may have on open access, research data management and of course, REF 2021 and Impact.  This is a great opportunity to find out more on the kind of support and opportunities that are available.

Please drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.  Hot beverages along with lovely biscuits will also be on offer.

Coffee in green cup and daffodils

Finding the Right Funder

This interactive workshop is designed to help you navigate the funding landscape and will cover topics such as identifying the main sources of funding and winning tactics on how to increase your chance of success.  Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, the session is ideal if you have specific research ideas and would like help in finding external funding.

Wednesday, 25th April from 10am-12pm in the Boardroom on Avenue Campus

Registration is now open, please book your place here

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.

Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.

Coffee mugs with cup cosy and biscuits

Facilitated Writing Retreat Workshops

research-support-hubFollowing the very positive feedback we got after our first facilitated writing retreat ran last December, The Graduate School is organizing another 5 week programme on structured writing retreats with mini-workshops. Whether you are in an early stage of your research or you are writing up your final thesis, you are warmly invited to come along to this very friendly and supportive environment, have some free lunch and get your research thoughts and ideas written!

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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

Writing a Winning Bid Workshop

All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid

A successful funding application combines a great idea with a well-written proposal that does your idea justice. Facilitated by Helen Backhouse, Bidding Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this workshop will equip you with the tools to write a winning bid of your own.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018 from 2-4pm in Room S014, Sulgrave on Park Campus

Please note this workshop is now fully booked.  If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact sharon.lewis@northampton.ac.uk

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