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The call for the Graduate School’s Images of Research for 2017-18 is now open!

cameracropflierThe call for the Graduate School’s Images of Research competition 2017- 18 is now open! If you are a researcher (staff or student) at the University of Northampton, and would like to participate, all you need to do is to come up with a unique image that you can either create or photograph, the image should capture the essence of your research or an element of it, in a visual, artistic or photographic way, with a 150 word summary and a title. Entries for IoR 2017-18 must be emailed to Simone by November 10th 2017. Images of last year IoR competition can be found in IOR 16-17 catalogue.  Read the rest of this entry

An invitation to “Connected Communities”, the Graduate School’s conference for new researchers on 14th September

PGR_Conference_Logo jpegBook now to attend The Graduate School’s annual research conference for postgraduate and early career researchers, which will be held on Thursday 14th September in Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3, Park Campus,

We’re holding our first 3MT with a £25 prize, plus 5 panel sessions of papers from our postgraduate researchers. For more information see the conference page.

Please book your place here on our Eventbrite booking page. We look forward to seeing you there.

UEA Online Training Series for PGR’s 2017-18

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If you are looking for training courses to enhance your research skills and prepare for your post-PhD life, then the University of East Anglia (UEA) is offering online research and professional training series for postgraduate research students in a Live-taught online format. This online training is organized in five modules on the following topics: Academic writing, qualitative research skills, finishing your PhD, teaching skills and quantitative research skills. The overall series of 29 online training sessions can be available to all PGR students for £70 per session. All you need to know about the context, rationale and delivery of the training, the benefits for you and the potential costs involved is found in the UEA Online Training Series for PGR’s Brochure (1).

PGRs, don’t be a No show!

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Since we are in the last few months of the development programme 2016/17, this is a gentle reminder of the attendance, cancellation and booking guidelines for our workshops.

As you know, all the workshops are found via the Gateway Calendar and you just need to click on the Green dot ‘Respond ‘and then Choose ‘Attending’ to register on a workshop. You have the option to write a note, for instance if you know you are going to be late arriving at the workshop. Please remember that by registering on a workshop you are committing to attend, our facilitators spend hours preparing and then delivering the material to an expected number of students beforehand.  Read the rest of this entry

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

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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.