Category Archives: Research

Santander Staff Research Award

Santander Universities LogoSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project.  The project should be aligned to the University or Faculty’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries listed on the application form.  The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 April 2018 to corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009
Email: corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Research Seminar – Conceptualising Learning and Teaching in Digital Age within UK Higher Education – Sue Watling

All Welcome:

Monday 19th February 12 pm to 1 pm – T-POD – Park Campus Library

Covering:

  • thinking about how staff conceptualise the pedagogic shift from F2F to online environments
  • exploring how an experiential approach to online teacher education can influence the adoption of technology enhanced learning design
  • considering how the Community of Inquiry model can support the development of digital capital

 

 

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 book your place via the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-a-winning-bid-tickets-42785826559

Research E-Bulletin – February 2018 (Issue 3)

All E-bulletin Images - FebruaryWelcome to the February 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

February 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Images of Research 2017-18: Vote for your favourite three.

IoR advert for campus jpegThe Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, will open in the Avenue Gallery corridor on January 31st 2018 from 5pm and will stay there until February 23rd. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.

The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.

If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IOR catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Please use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Voting closes on 13th April 2018.

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Research publication highlights UoN expertise.

Research Highlights Front CoverA new publication, which focuses on a diverse collection of the University of Northampton’s research projects has just been published.

Research Highlights 2016-17 is an annual publication which features a selection of news stories, innovative research projects from across Faculties and articles on and by the University’s students and staff, from postgraduate researchers to newly appointed professors.

RH ContentsThe colourful publication illustrates a wide variety of research of global importance which shows significant impact – in wastes management, genetics, autism research, livestock lameness, social impact of Cadets and much more.

The publication also includes biographies of contributing researchers and an introduction written by two postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology. Research Highlights is available electronically and in hard copy form.

Making the most of GRANTfinder Workshop – Extra Date

Due to the popularity of this event, we have added an extra date.

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.

Thursday, 22nd February 2018 from 10am-12pm in Room G152, Grendon on Park Campus

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-grantfinder-tickets-41335216746

Most Downloaded Outputs in 2017

2017 saw our Research outputs being downloaded from all over the world, including New Zealand, Ghana and Ethiopia!

Read on to find out which posts topped the chart…

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New E-Books for Researchers Now Available

The library has recently purchased the following e-books that can now be borrowed through Nelson;

Altmetrics: a practical guide for librarians…….  Andy Tattersall.

The data librarian’s handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.

Data management for researchers….. Kristin Briney.

Principles of data management and presentation….. John P. Hoffmann.

User experience in libraries (Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design)…..  Andy Priestner.

Top 100 – Altmetrics – 2017

The Altmetric Top 100 2017 is here! Check out this year’s list of the most talked about articles.

What are Altmetrics?

  • Attention to research outputs in non-traditional sources, e.g. policy documents, news, blogs and social media
  • Indicators of research impact
  • Help understand how research is being received and used
  • Complementary to traditional citation-based analysis

Why Altmetrics?

  • Provide a more coherent understanding of research attention
  • Understand the broader reach and early impact of research
  • Track attention to a broad range of research outputs, including articles, posters, data sets and working papers, etc.
  • Help researchers get credit for impact activities

Advantages of Metrics for Single Research Outputs

  1. Real-time, immediate feedback on attention to scholarly content
  2. Useful for early career researchers whose work may not have accrued citations
  3. Showcase attention to a research output beyond academia
  4. Not biased by an over-arching metric

The Altmetric Bookmarklet

The free Bookmarklet lets you instantly retrieve altmetrics data for any article.

Altmetrics

To install, go to: http://altmetric.it

Remember that the Numbers Don’t Tell You…

  1. Quality of the paper
  2. Quality of the researchers
  3. Whole story

Adapted from https://www.altmetric.com/