Category Archives: School of Science and Technology

Santander Staff Research Award

SantanderSantander 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.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 June 2015 to

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009

‘Opps for Apps’ Symposium (17 June 2015) will welcome mobile technology innovators Touchpress

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.

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Research seminar: Politics, policy and projects – landscape greening in the Tsitsa catchment, South Africa

The School of Science and Technology would like to invite you to a research seminar on the 8th June, by visiting professor, Kate Rowntree, who will be speaking on “Politics, policy and projects – landscape greening in the Tsitsa catchment, South Africa”.

Kate is from the Department of Geography, Rhodes University and the seminar will take place in  Newton NW205, Avenue campus, at 1pm on Monday 8th June.

Computing staff present on the value of volunteering and robotic problem solving

Submitted by Dr Scott Turner.

Two members of staff from the School of Science and Technology recently presented and chaired sessions at the 11th China-Europe International Symposium of Software Engineering Education, in Zwickau, Germany.

Lego junkbotDr Scott Turner, Associate Professor in Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented work on the importance of volunteering as a method of improving computing students employability. Gary Hill, Head of the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented an overview of teaching of programming and problem solving to undergraduate first year computing students, using robots/robot simulators and visual programming to emulate the robot tasks.

See NECTAR for other Computing & Immersive Technologies outputs.

Image: Lego junkbot by Scott Turner.

Research seminar: Wind-blown sand in complex terrain

Professor Ian Livingstone is presenting a research seminar on some of his recent work in the Mojave Desert today (Wednesday 4th February) in the Newton building at Avenue Campus.

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Research Seminar: Wind-blown sand in complex terrain

Mojave_desert_map (1)Professor Ian Livingstone, from the School of Science and Technology, will be presenting some of his recent research in the Mojave Desert at a seminar on Wednesday 4th February at 1pm. The seminar will be held in Newton NW205 on Avenue Campus and all are welcome. Read the rest of this entry

Holocaust Memorial Day Event Tomorrow – 21st January 2015

Please note that in order to attend Professor Cesarani’s lecture and the subsequent academic talks in HLT1 from 1pm – 4pm, all University of Northampton members are required to bring their staff and student IDS to this event.

Bookings for members of the public have now been taken.  There will be no admission of members of the public to the lecture hall without prior booking.

Inaugural John Clare Memorial Lecture with Professor Nick Groom a Success!

On Friday 12th December, the English Division at the University of Northampton School of the Arts was very pleased to welcome Professor Nick Groom (University of Exeter) to give the Inaugural John Clare Memorial Lecture.   Accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies,  the event was a real opportunity for the School to celebrate the legacy of John Clare and open its doors to members of the John Clare Trust, the John Clare Society and Sue Shields and Kathryn Parsons, artists who have been involved in the exhibition, ‘UnEarthed: John Clare’.

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Prizes and Grants for Professor Janet Wilson and Dr Gerri Kimber’s Literary Research on New Zealand

This Autumn, scholars in the English Division, Professor Janet Wilson and Dr Gerri Kimber have received prestigious awards for their research on the literature and culture of New Zealand.

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Autumn Term Research Bulletin from SOTA!

This Autumn term we have enjoyed some great news and research events in the Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory and the Centre for Practice Led Research in the Arts.

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