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Inaugural Research Ethics Seminar

The Research Ethics Committee has established a series of seminars to bring researchers together to discuss current and best practice in research ethics. The seminars are for any staff or postgraduate research students. Each seminar will discuss paper related to research ethics. The first meeting will take place on 1st June 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30 in Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.

This inaugural meeting will discuss the following paper:

Reubi, D. 2012. The human capacity to reflect and decide: Bioethics and the reconfiguration of the research subject in the British biomedical sciences. Social Studies of Science. 42(3): 348-368.

Please come along prepared to discuss the selected paper with others from a diverse range of academic disciplines. 

Click here to book a place.

Research Integrity and Ethics compulsory online courses for research students

Epigeum

All research students, who enrolled on a research degree from summer 2016, are required to take an online training course in Research Integrity before they reach the Transfer stage of their doctoral study. The course has been developed by the higher education courseware designer, Epigeum and is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities needed by today’s researchers, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves. The course takes roughly 300 minutes to complete, via Epigeum online, and students can dip in and out of it as they wish, juggling training around already busy schedules.  Read the rest of this entry

Seminar: Erasmus + Project on Entrepreneurial Education: Feedback on Staff Mobility Project with Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan

Posted on behalf of Esther Ramsden

AlmatyOn 27th April participants in an Erasmus+ Project for staff mobility are running a seminar to report on their visits to Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan. Gill Gourlay, Sandy MacDonald, Kathleen Mortimer, Lydia Selby, Yan Wang, & Rebecca Fakoussa will discuss how the project works and their experience in working within the Erasmus framework. Additionally, issues around the development of entrepreneurial education in Kazakhstan and the UK will be explored.

The seminar will take place on 27th April, from 13:00-14:00 in Cottesbrooke 319, Park Campus.  Please book here if you are interested in attending.

 

Incorporating Cancer Risk Information into General Practice – Lunchtime Seminar

Institute of Health and Wellbeing April Lunchtime Seminar: Incorporating Cancer Risk Information into General Practice: The first steps from a sandpit idea

Presenter: Dr Juliet Usher-Smith MA, MB BCHir, PhD, MRCGP, Clinical Senior Research Associate, Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Fellow

When: Wednesday 12th April, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Sulgrave S029, Park Campus, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton, NN2 7AL

For further information and to book a place please follow the link: https://lunchtimeseminarapril.eventbrite.co.uk

A sandwich lunch will be provided.  If you have any specific dietary requirements, please email healthandwellbeing@northampton.ac.uk by Monday 10th April

Approaches to Inequalities: whose business is it? Conference call for papers – doctoral stream.

On Wednesday 20th September 2017 The University of Northampton are holding their third Approaches to Inequalities conference. Following the success of last year’s doctoral stream, Professor Chantal Davies from Chester University and Visiting Professor in Law at the University of Northampton, has kindly agreed to Chair this year’s doctoral stream.

The organisers welcome proposals for papers relating to the conference theme from Doctoral students at all stages of their PhD – closing date 24th April. This will be a supportive environment to present papers relating to your PhD research and there will be an opportunity to receive feedback and comments from both Professor Davies, other students and conference delegates. Read the rest of this entry

Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner visits UoN.

BangladeshOn Wednesday 15 March Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Zulqar Nain, will visit UoN to deliver a seminar on “Economic Development In Bangladesh”.

His presentation will include:
1. A short introduction of recent economic development in Bangladesh.
2. Some discussion of its relationship with Britain and China (including the influence of the ‘one belt one road’ initiative’).
And more….

The seminar will be on Wednesday 15 March from 13:00-14:30 in Cottesbrooke C226, Park Campus. Some local Bangladesh food will also be provided for you to try. If you would like to book a place please go to the Eventbrite page. If you have any questions please contact Esther Ramsden.

 

Invitation to attend a presentation on Health and Development

Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker

All are invited to attend a presentation on Health and Development from speaker Sonia Coates. The session is part of GEO2006 Geography and Development.

Speaker: Sonia Coates (UoN alumni)
Date and time: Thursday 9th March, 2017, 4-6pm
Venue: MB8 (Avenue Campus)

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The Internet of Things – Entrepreneurship with Technology

The second University of Northampton Internet of Things 3-day event will be held on February 4th and 5th, and March 4th, and will be dedicated to Smart Transportation. Respected speakers, from across the industry, will be presenting in a number of workshops that will aid participants to create their own “start up” in technology. Students from all academic levels and staff from across the University will blend in the development of a technology startup.

Google Digital Garage, Transport Systems Catapult, Parallel Wireless and Augmented Vacancies will join the Changemaker Hub, The Enterprise Club and the Computing Department of the University of Northampton.

Students can use this opportunity to start working on their final year dissertations based on real life technology business development ideas that will be discussed in this event and we would like to invite our colleagues to encourage attendance.

Please register here if you would like to attend or see the website for the agenda and speakers.

Spring seminar series – Faculty of Education and Humanities

The Faculty of Education and Humanities are hosting a wide variety of research seminars this term. These events are open to everyone across the University, you can expect a warm welcome and interesting debate.

A full list of the upcoming programme as well as a selection of seminar posters are attached to this post.

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Are you a research student at the mid-point of your studies….? Or writing up your PhD thesis?

mature students photoIf so, you might be interested in a couple of workshops the Graduate School are running in February and March. On 21st February in MY120, Avenue Campus we are running a Finishing Development Day featuring three workshops – Preparing for the Viva, Editing and Finishing your Thesis and Proofreading your Work. You can attend all three or just a single workshop – please book each workshop separately, just click on the links above or see the Calendar in Gateway.

For those students at the mid-point of their PhD or Doctorate, Dr Kate Mahoney will be visiting us on 7th March to run Effective Progress The workshop will help you to

  • recognise the progress you have made in relation to your overall project
  • define and refine your research hypothesis and your thesis structure
  • understand the requirements of the PhD, including the assessment criteria
  • review how you manage your PhD process

You will also develop a short- to mid-term action plan to help you successfully complete your thesis. Read the rest of this entry