Category Archives: School of Education
Posted by Dr Melanie Petch
20-21 June – Town Hall, Creative Hub, Waterside Campus
Our beautiful riverside setting provides the backdrop for this year’s Annual Research Conference. With over 100 abstracts received from Postgraduate Researchers and staff for research papers, posters, 3MT presentations and Bake your Research, this year promises to reflect the very best research that University of Northampton has to offer.
We are also lucky to be joined by three distinctive and vibrant keynote speakers. Professor Deborah Johnston from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) who considers Researching Nutrition and Decision-Making: Negotiating Ethical and Analytical Challenges as she opens the conference on the Thursday.
We have a Performative Plenary Provocation by Dr Kieran Fenby-Hulse at the end of the first day entitled ‘Difference and the Academy’.
While on the second day, Julia Reeve, Coordinator of East Midlands Writing Pad and Research ELT Officer from De Montfort University, invites us to think about the relationship between creativity and research.
At whatever stage you are in your research career, there really is something for everyone at this year’s conference. We launch our full conference brochure very soon, but for now, please do register your interest on Gateway for Day One, and Day Two. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference meal at the end of Day One, but please do sign up on Gateway for this too.
Join us for a fabulous showcase of our university’s finest research. For further information on the event, please contact Dr Melanie Petch.
Posted in Conferences, Events, Faculties, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Health and Society, Graduate School, News, Research, Researcher development, School of Education, School of Health, School of Science and Technology, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts, Support, Workshops & Training
The TU Delft Library together with the TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, has launched its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Open Science https://www.edx.org/course/open-science-sharing-your-research-with-the-world
This MOOC covers an introduction to Open Science and the FAIR principles, open research data, open access to data and publications and how to increase research(er) visibility. It might be of interest to you or colleagues.
It starts on October 30, takes 4 weeks (about 4 hours per week) and you can register through the link below.
The course is open to anyone and is completely free
Posted in Doctoral journey, Early Career Researcher, Events, Faculties, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Health and Society, Graduate School, Lectures & seminars, News, Research, Researcher careers, Researcher development, School of Education, School of Health, School of Science and Technology, School of Social Sciences, Support, Workshops & Training
A number of academics within Universities accross the United Kingdom have this week received emails with the subject heading of “I found your work on Wikipedia but it could be more accessible” from a wikimedia association member. These emails are requesting articles, that have been referenced in Wikipedia, but which currently do not have the full text available. Whilst making our research as widely avaialble as possible, the means through which they are requesting that you do this may lead you to be in breach of copyright.
Therefore, if you do have the article’s accepted manuscript that is being requested, and it’s not already uploaded to NECTAR (and it was created whilst you were an employee of the University of Northampton), then please do upload it to NECTAR and we will make it avaiable if we are able after checking publisher’s policies. If the research output was the result of research done at another institution, we will be able to upload this to our CRIS (Current Research Information System) when we get it (hopefully in the new year!)
If you use Research Gate – Please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR… STM (International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers) are taking on Research Gate with regards to copyright infringment…
By all means use Research Gate – but rather than uploading the full text, please provide a link to your article that’s in NECTAR.
What is made public through NECTAR has had the copyright checked by professional staff, and the University is also covered by a takedown notice. We cannot cover you for your use of Research Gate.
More info at https://t.co/bdD2wjCYmn
Posted in Early Career Researcher, Faculties, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Health and Society, Moulton College, Northampton Business School, Research, Research Institutes and Centres, Research Support Centre, Researcher careers, Researcher development, School of Education, School of Health, School of Science and Technology, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts, Support
School of Education seminar – ‘I look away untul they have finished reading it!’ by Dr Michael Catchpool
Posted by helenbackhouse
The School of Education is hosting a seminar by Dr Michael Catchpool which focuses on children’s engagement with writing, particularly in the feedback process.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday 13th July, from 1-2pm in room S014 on Park Campus – all are welcome!
Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016
Posted by David Watson
This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:
- Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
- ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
- ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.
Further and the Programme can be downloaded.
Tags: conference, Early career researchers, event, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Northampton Business School, Postgraduate research students, Research, Research Degree Students, School of Education, School of Health, School of Social Sciences, training
Transfer seminar “The Zimbabwean student: examining the experiences of migrant students in English secondary schools”
Posted by David Watson
You are invited to Emmanuel Maphosa’s transfer seminar entitled ‘The Zimbabwean student: examining the experiences of migrant students in English secondary schools”.
It will take place on Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 12.30-1.30pm in S017.
A poster for the event is attached to this post.
Posted by Ian Livingstone
Santander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project. The project should be aligned to the University or School’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries below. The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.
Santander network countries currently include Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UAE and Uruguay.
There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.
Further information can be obtained from
Direct Line: 01604 893009
Posted by Miggie Pickton
SAGE Video comprises video collections in the social sciences and covers the subject areas of education; media, communication and cultural studies; and counseling and psychotherapy. Content includes tutorials, interviews and practical advice.
The website is currently in test mode and the full site will be launching soon. Approximately 50% of the videos are currently live on the site, and SAGE aim to have all the content in the collections by July 2015. In the meantime, you can view a complete list of titles here. There is also a ‘Help Page’ for guidance on using the SAGE Video platform features.
The trial to SAGE video is available on campus only.
Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, has arranged this trial and would appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
Posted by Dr Larissa Allwork
Dr Sonya Andermahr and Dr David Simmons will be hosting the ‘Opps for Apps’ symposium on Wednesday 17 June 2015. Sponsored by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, this event will be a great opportunity to discuss the use of digital technologies such as apps in educational environments. We are also very lucky to have two representatives of app design company Touchpress, Selam Zuru and Louise Rice addressing the symposium.