Category Archives: School of Education

New Education resources

Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, tells me that the British Education Index has just moved to the EBSCO platform.  In addition, we also now have access to three other resources as part of our subscription:

  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Education Abstracts
  • Educational Administration Abstracts

The new resources can be found in NELSON, or directly through the A-Z list of databases.

Researchers needing help with finding resources in Education subjects can contact Hannah directly; for other specialist subjects please contact your School’s Academic Librarian.

Listen back to talks from New Zealand in the First World War Conference

Sarah Schieff (NZSN Conference)

Sarah Shieff

Marking the centenary of the First World War, the New Zealand Studies Network (UK & Ireland) convened their second biennial conference on ‘New Zealand and the First World War’ at Birkbeck College, University of London (3-4 July 2014).  Co-organised by Professor Janet Wilson (The University of Northampton) and Professor Rod Edmond (The University of Kent), the conference featured an excellent range of papers on historical, literary and cultural responses to New Zealand’s involvement in the Great War. To listen back to presentations on the second day of the conference by Dr Felicity Barnes (The University of Auckland); Professor Rod Edmond (The University of Kent); Professor Alex Calder (The University of Auckland) and Professor Sarah Shieff (The University of Waikato), please read the full version of this post.

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School of the Arts Postgraduate Conference, 18th-19th September 2014

We are delighted to announce that the annual School of the Arts Postgraduate Conference will be held on the 18th-19th September 2014.  MA and PhD students from the School of the Arts are strongly encouraged to submit papers on their research projects to by 31 July 2014.

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Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Semiotics and Visual communication

Posted on the behalf of Paul Middleton, Executive Dean, The School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

The School of the Arts at the University of Northampton and The Cyprus Semiotic Association are collaborating to host a conference and poster exhibition in Northampton, 24th – 26th  October 2014.

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Summer Events at the School of the Arts

Wicken Fen (Wikimedia Commons)

Wicken Fen (Wikimedia Commons)

Congratulations must first go to Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing Charles Bennett who has been confirmed a National Trust Writer-in-Residence at Wicken Fen.  Moreover, continuing the good summer news we have some great research events, conferences and creative workshops lined up at the School of the Arts:

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School of Education’s 5th Annual Research Student Conference – call for papers & posters

Submitted by Carmel Capewell

School of Education logoAre you a UN postgraduate research student? If so, you are invited to submit an abstract for the School of Education’s 5th Annual Research Student Conference, 27th & 28th June. The theme for the conference is ‘Researching Learning, Learning to Research’ and PhD students are invited to make presentations or posters about work pertaining to an educational theme.

Supervisors are also invited to report on their research in the form of posters.

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Checklist for new research students

FAQ: I’ve just started as a research student at the University of Northampton.  How do I get access to university IT systems and library resources?

As a new research student it is important that you are quickly able to take advantage of the many resources and services available to you at the university.  This checklist will show you how to log in to the different services and tell you where to get help should you have any problems.

(Note: The checklist contains a lot of information and is therefore quite long, but if a quick overview is all you need then check out the summary table toward the end.)

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Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Research Conference Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, May 29th & 30th, 2014

Posted on behalf of The Kaleidoscope Team 2014

Dear postgraduate students,

Kaleidoscope is an annual, two-day conference hosted by research students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. It is aimed at the needs of current research students in the broad field of education studies, and seeks to provide a space where research students can connect with others, find inspiration, and share their own in-progress research in a supportive environment. Read the rest of this entry

Dual publication for UN PhD students

Two PhD students from the 2011 cohort at The University of Northampton have had their papers published in the March 2014 edition of DECP Debate, a publication produced by the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) of the British Psychological Society.  They are Jacqueline Stone from the Division of Psychology and Carmel Capewell from the School of Education. Read the rest of this entry

Congratulations, Dr Johnson Jament

Johnson Jament graduated with a PhD from The University of Northampton in 2009. His new book ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Indian Education’, based on his PhD research, has been published this month by Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP). Read the rest of this entry