Category Archives: Workshops & Training
Thursday 20 – Friday 21 June, 2019
The University of Northampton’s Annual Research Conference provides an ideal development opportunity for all researchers to present their research and to discuss and share good practice with others in a supportive environment. This year, we are offering some exciting, new ways of presenting research and are looking for researchers who are keen to submit one, or all, of the following:
- Research papers: presentations should be 15 minutes long, with 10 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation.
- Research posters: exhibit an A1 poster (landscape only) that explains your research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists. Entrants can re-submit the same poster already entered into the Graduate School Research Poster Competition 2018 or for planned entry into the competition in May 2019.
- Thesis in Three Minutes: outline your thesis in a three-minute presentation and one slide! See the guidelines for further information.
- Bake your Research Competition: bake your research as a cake (or other baked goodies) in this tasty new competition! Please read the guidelines for further information.
If you are a UoN researcher and are interested in submitting your research in one, or all, of these formats, please complete a separate Register your Interest Form for each entry where you will be asked to upload an abstract for each one. Closing date for submission is: Friday 29th March 2019.
Please direct any questions to Melanie.Petch@northampton.ac.uk.
If you don’t wish to present but would like to be part of the conference selection panel, be a chair, or help out on the day, then please get in touch with Melanie.
You are warmly invited to a PhD Transfer Seminar hosted by the Faculty of Health and Society. The event is being held on Wednesday 6th February 2019 in Room 404 of the Senate Building. For further details please see details to the left. Any questions can be addressed to Michelle Pyer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate School will be running a series of generic workshops in 2019! The workshops will cover a wide range of skills for postgraduate research students including training on software such as SPSS and Nvivo, workshops on qualitative data, getting published in journals and more. To see the full programme of workshops and to book, Please visit the Gateway Calendar.
The Doctoral College Team at the University of Leicester are hosting a Part-Time Researcher Workshop for those who have just started their research degree but may also be beneficial for those who are in the pre-probation period of their studies.
It will focus on three themes: time management, managing the supervisor, and staying connected. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to mingle and discuss these themes as well as activities. We also have two guests – Prof Lisa Smith and Dr Sarah Seaton. Both did their research degrees part-time and will share their experiences while also providing some tips.
Spaces are limited so we advise booking soon. You can find out more here
Biomolecular Skills School
The Nottingham-Rothamsted BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership and the Research Complex at Harwell are pleased to announce the first fully funded Biomolecular Analysis and Manipulation Study School, taking place over six days in January 2019. Open to Early Career Researchers and PhD students from all institutions, this is an opportunity to access high quality training in experimental design and bioinformatics analysis, imaging, synthetic biology, biomolecular analysis and industrial biotechnology.
Postgraduate research students and ECRs are invited to apply online at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/bbdtp/skills-school/index.aspx by 2 November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 4 December 2018. Read the rest of this entry
The 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
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
Welcome to the July issue of our Research e-bulletin.
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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.