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UNI Club 2018-2019 – we are looking for more PGR tutors to expand our programme!

unicThe University is looking to expand the UNI Club, a project working with local schools, and need more PGR students! Recruitment has started for the third year of the UNI Club, so if you want to get more work experience with young people, whilst studying, please check The UNI Club – information 2018-2019. The post asks around 45 hours commitment, spread over the Spring and Summer term. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Natasha.Mycawka@northampton.ac.uk
To apply for this post, visit the link.

The first UoN Research Conference 2018 – a great success.

stud conf photoOn the 20th to 21st June, The Graduate School and the Faculties held their first joint conference. Over two days we had over 40 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University , displayed  about 30 research posters and held our second 3-Minute Thesis competition, which was won by  Emmanuel Offori-Attah, a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.

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photo by Maitreyee Buragohain

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photo by Maitreyee Buragohain

The main conference was live streamed across the Web over the two days. Congratulations to all of those who took part in what  was a very successful event.

If you would like to watch the video of the recording, both days are available online.
For Wednesday 20th June (Day 1) there are 2 recordings due to a break in the live stream  – part one and part two. For Thursday 21st June there is just one video. Do view the programme if you would like to see the session timings. Please direct any comments and feedback to Simone Apel in the Graduate School.

 

Volunteering and Internships for Students

volunterringIf you are passionate about volunteering work, then visit GoEco website to see the expert volunteer and internship opportunities available for students. These projects provide students with real-world experience in a hands-on, interactive learning environment. Participants can also strengthen their CV, gain new perspectives in the field, and build professional networks.

For more details, please see the link

REF Impact Workshop, Feb 14th

Submitted by Professor Janet Wilson.

English & Creative Writing are hosting a REF Impact Workshop on February 14th with Professor Philip Martin (Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, educational consultant with the HEA).

All are welcome at the workshop, which will take place in room MR5, Avenue Campus from 2-4pm.

Article: Introduction to research skills

Submitted by Gillian Siddall, Academic Librarian

I wrote an article “Introduction to research skills”, for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) journal Information Professional. The article promoted and discussed the online tutorials I have developed with the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG).

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SPSS workshops for Postgraduate Researchers

The SPSS 1 beginner’s workshop is now rescheduled for Monday 18th Dec from 2-4pm in the IT Training Room. This workshop is facilitated by Paul Rice and has two parts; the follow on workshop will be held on 8th January 2018 from 10-12. Please note that you need to have attended part one (or have the appropriate skills in SPSS) to attend part two. There will be homework to do between the two workshops.

SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop takes place on 18 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Please use the link to book.

SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 18th December) takes place on 08 Jan 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library. Please use the link to book.

 

LLS Resources Week

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Just a couple of weeks to go before LLS Resources Week takes place on both of our campuses.

This event is for everyone to enjoy and will include resource demonstrations from providers such as Sage, Taylor & Francis and Mintel, as well as supplier stands, competitions and free donuts (look out for Donuts & Digital Resources on the Tuesday).

Please come along and join in, encourage colleagues and students to sign up to some of the sessions and find out what digital resources are available to help them with their research.

There are timetables for both campuses – just follow the links within the timetables to book on any of the sessions that interest you. Whether you are a staff member, a student or a researcher, there really is something for everyone!

The job advert for the UNI Club 2018 is now live!

The UNI Club 2018 is looking for postgraduate research students to become UNI Club tutors this academic year, which would be approximately 45 hours paid work across a three month period. The UNI Club is a programme where research students lead on a teaching module with year 9 young people (aged 13/14 years old) to extend and enrich their learning.  The UNI Club tutors are existing postgraduate research students from the University of Northampton who will manage, create the content, facilitate and assess their own 6-week module of learning for young people in Northamptonshire schools, linked to their own subject of research. Read the rest of this entry

Blogging and twitter and the use of the social media in disseminating research

rshub4English & Creative Writing Seminar – Wednesday 15th November in MY120 at 2:00 – 3:00pm

Presented by Professor Matthew McCormack (History) and Anthony Stepniak (PhD student – English).

Hosted by the ECW Research Hub, the centre for Critical and Creative Writing.

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Images of Research: deadline extended to 29th November

ior imageIf you haven’t entered Images of Research yet but wanted to, then we are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submitting your image, summary and title. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise your research profile, engage a public audience and disseminate your research in an annual event that challenges all researchers, including postgraduate research students and academics, to illustrate their work with just one unique image. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 29th November 2017. For all details about the competition, please visit the IOR link, and if you have any query, please get in touch with Simone.