Category Archives: Graduate School

UON Images of Research 2022 – vote for your favourites!

The Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) competition is back! Researchers at UON have submitted their research images and abstracts and now it’s up to YOU to choose the winning images.

The idea of the competition is for researchers to produce a unique image which captures the essence of their research in a visual, artistic or photographic way, along with a clearly written title and accompanying abstract which ties in. This year’s IoR will be a double competition, where viewers can vote for their top two favourites online and a guest judge will also choose their top two. Voting closes on 13th June 2022.

HOW TO VOTE
Just take a look at the IoR Brochure below, study the images and abstracts and then follow the guidelines below.

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Invitation to the Annual Research Student Poster Competition 2022

2017-05-17 11.47.00The Graduate School would like to invite you to their Annual Postgraduate Researcher Poster Competition on Tuesday 24th May 2022, 1pm to 4:15pm, in the First floor exhibition space of the Creative Hub, Waterside campus. The poster competition is a development opportunity for doctoral research students, who present their research on a research poster, giving short 1-1 verbal presentations alongside. So why not come along to meet some of our PGRs. Read the rest of this entry

Holiday reading… and watching for PGRs!

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If you are looking to develop some research skills during the Easter holidays we have a wide range of courses, slides and other resources on offer online, as well as recordings of Graduate School webinars. Read on to find out where you can access these….

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Postgraduate Researcher Award 2022

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PGRs are invited to apply for funding from the 2022 Postgraduate Researcher Award and have until Friday 29th April to do so. The Postgraduate Researcher Award provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton. The Award is available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. DBA and DProfPrac students must have completed the facilitated modules and be eligible for registration on the Professional Research Module.

The intention of the Award is to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). Funds awarded must be spent by 31 July 2022. Read on for conditions and how to apply.

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Graduate School Update Day and 2022 PGR Poster Competition

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When: Tuesday 24th May 2022 10:30am-4:15pm;

Where: CH105, First floor, Creative Hub, Waterside Campus

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the first Update Day since June 2019. Annually, prior to the pandemic, we have held this day for postgraduate researchers and their supervisors to get together to discuss topics of relevance via workshops. And, just as importantly, to provide a space for both parties to meet, discuss issues and support each other – and enjoy a nice lunch.

This year’s workshop sessions will be on Equality and Diversity for Researchers and a discussion session on doctoral study and supervision in a post-Covid environment. As well as Update Day, we’ll be holding our annual PGR Poster Competition. Please add the event into your calendars. For more information, the schedule and to book a place see the Gateway page.

March 2022 PGR Induction: A warm welcome to our new postgraduate researchers

A four day induction from 7-10th March saw us welcome a further 24 postgraduate researchers to the University of Northampton.

A development session at PGR Induction

The 4-day biannual Induction Programme is run by The Graduate School in October and March and is compulsory for all research students starting out on their PhD or MPhil. The Induction aims to launch PGRs into their studies by offering them a variety of workshops and talks, including research degree processes and procedures, skills development, open access, library resources, EDI and research integrity. The students also gave presentations on their research topic, had an induction into their Faculty and met members of staff at the University who will support them along the way.

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Call for Entries; Graduate School Research Poster Competition 2022

The Graduate School has launched the call for entries for the 15th Annual Research Poster Competition and the call for entries closes on May 3rd. The competition is open to all PGRs at UON. Posters will be displayed digitally in an exhibition at Waterside, with an in-person judging session, on May 24th at Graduate School Update Day. The competition will be held from 12:15pm through to prize giving at 3:30pm.

The aim of the event is for PGRs to create a digital poster that explains their research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists.  At whatever stage in the research process you are, do take this opportunity to share your work with others and gain valuable feedback. For further information on the rules of entry, please see the Guidelines.

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Graduate School Newsletters

Find out about events, workshops, webinars and news for PGRs, Supervisors and other researchers in the fortnightly Graduate School Newsletters, the latest published Feb 10th. They can be found in Graduate School Yammer or in emails via the PGR and Supervisor distribution lists. Contact Simone if you have any content you would like to submit.

January 2022 Graduate School Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has just been published, featuring events, seminars, new initiatives and training for PGRs and Supervisors. You can access this and the backlist in the Graduate School Yammer File store.

Compulsory online courses for PGRs

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If you are a PhD or MPHIL student at UON but have not yet applied for Transfer, please note that there are 3 compulsory elements to your doctorate which you need to satisfy before you can progress through Transfer.

  1. Induction is the first. You must have attended a PGR Induction in either October or March.
  2. and 3. The other compulsory elements comprise two online courses, Becoming an Ethical Researcher and Research Integrity (UK) Second Edition – Core course. These courses are fully online, you can access them in your own time, working at your own pace.

It makes sense to pass these courses before you consider applying for Transfer and it is best to start soon after your Induction. So click on the links above and please make sure to read the instructions for access. If you have any questions please contact Simone Apel in the Graduate School.

The process is slightly different for our Professional Doctorate students. Your induction runs at the start of your facilitated modules and the compulsory online courses are embedded into the assessment of the facilitated modules for DProfPrac students, with DBA students completing the courses at the beginning of the thesis module.

The two compulsory courses are accompanied by a number of other optional online courses in research methods and literature review. So do take a look and see what is available for you – access is via Gateway (under the menu ‘Online courses’).