Category Archives: Faculty of Education and Humanities
We are currently in the process of implementing a Current Research Information System, named Pure, which will become the new platform that you engage with to upload your research outputs… And a whole lot more!
As part of this process, whilst the public facing side of NECTAR will remain, your use of it will come to an end!
I realise how busy you are with Waterside… So in a bid to make this an easier transition, from the 1st of August please do NOT put any items into NECTAR.
If you have a journal article or conference proceeding with an ISSN number that is accepted for publication from the 1st of August until Pure is launched, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will ensure it is uploaded to meet HEFCE’s open access requirments for the REF (Research Excellence Framework). Please email as soon as it is accepted to allow our team adequate time to meet these requirements.
If you have any other research outputs accepted or published during this time, please hold on to them until Pure is launched! (Expected to launch late October).
Don’t be alarmed… Training will be given in how to use Pure – which is a much more user friendly platform than NECTAR in due course.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to this please email email@example.com
The Research Support team will be wandering over to Waterside on the 1st of August… Our calendars are always up to date and open to all… So feel free to invite us to meetings at locations of your choice!
Head of Research Support
All staff who conduct research and postgraduate researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the first joint Graduate School and Faculty Research Conference, which will be held on 20th and 21st June 2018. The conference offers a chance for researchers to present a paper, a poster or win a 3-minute thesis prize (PGRs only). The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Thursday 26th April.
If you are an offsite postgraduate researcher you can submit a poster or recorded 3-Minute Thesis. Please see the call for papers for offsite students.
Please see the original Hub post for more information.
Our Research team from the Computing Department and Moulton College are developing a sensor to detect lameness in sheep. Associate Professor Dr. Ali Al-Sherbaz will be appearing on the BBC One – The One Show tonight at 7pm. Tune in to find out more about this research, how this infection costs UK farming about £80m/yr and whether the solution could lie in a ‘Fitbit’ for sheep.
All staff have access to Yammer… Kind of like facebook for work… In order to give Researcher’s at our University a dedicated space for interaction, helpful files, presentations, links etc, a Research Support group has been created, including information on the REF and RDM. Feel free to join & access these resources! (https://www.yammer.com (log in with your Uni username and password)).
The University of Northampton has an institutional fund for the payment of article processing charges.
Publishing “gold” allows your research, the published version, to be made freely available immediately upon publication to anyone with internet access. This enables people to access your work without waiting for embargo periods to pass (which can be up to 5 years or more!) and for the published version to be made freely available, rather than your accepted manuscript!
The University has entered into a number of agreements that allow us discounts on the cost of article processing charges:
- IEEE (25% discount – prepaid account)
- Springer (All APCs at zero cost – please select the open access option)
- SAGE (£200 Discount)
- Taylor and Francis (75% discount on most journals)
- Wylie (25% Discount)
When publishing with any of the above publishers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you through the process.
If you have any questions in relation to article processing charges, copyright or the quality of a journal, please do contact email@example.com prior to signing a copyright transfer agreement.
Submitted by Professor Janet Wilson
On Wednesday 12th July two transfer seminars will be given by English & Creative Writing postgraduate research students in the Boardroom at Avenue Campus, from 2pm-4pm.
Messaouda Annab will be speaking from 2pm-3pm on “A Sociolinguistic Study of Lexical Borrowing among Algerian Students.”
Smaili Souad will be giving her seminar from 3pm-4pm on “Writing for the stage in a higher education context: an exploratory study of EFL multiple identities”.
Please do come and invite your colleagues and PGR students to attend as well.
Led by Dr Cristina Devecchi, Associate Professor (SEN)
If you are engaged in research or use research in your teaching, this seminar is for you. In this informative seminar, Dr Cristina Devecchi will explain what is theory and the role of theory in research, policy and practice. Whether theory can result in better policies and improvements to practice.
Tuesday 6th June 2017 at 1-4pm, Room C107, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus,
Facilitated by the Centre for Education and Research. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org