Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.
Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.
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).
Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson will be leading a discussion on ‘Theoretical sampling’ on Tuesday 6th Feb at 1pm in Sulgrave S017. This is a great opportunity for researchers using GT to learn more about this important key component of grounded theory. If you would like to attend, or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neill.
You are cordially invited to the following transfer seminars taking place in Avenue campus:
24th January, Imane Tiahi, in the Avenue Boardroom at 12:00: Increasing Students’ Engagement, Interaction, and Motivation in English Learning: Using Mobile Applications, in the Algeria higher education.
24th January, Abdellah Maachou, in MR 36 at 14:00: The Enhancement of Learner Motivation and English Speaking Identity through the Integration of Films in EFL classrooms: the Case of Algerian EFL First Year University Students.
26th January, Nour Zantah, in W23a, Walgrave building at 09:30: The Aesthetic and Expressive Values of Violence through Art.
31st January, Fatima Zahaf, in MY36 at 14:00: Examining how Algerian women living in the United Kingdom negotiate online social activities by using virtual third spaces.
On behalf of the Dilemmas 2018 Organising Committee
The call for paper for the Dilemmas Conference is now open, the conference will take place on the 10th – 11th September 2018, We have ten streams for the conference this year. Please contact the stream leaders if you would like to submit a paper. The deadline for submission for papers to steam leaders is 30th March 2018. Decision for acceptance to the stream should be communicated by the stream leaders to the authors latest by 1st May 2018. We look forward to your contribution in making this year conference a great success and a meaningful and inclusive conference. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or clarifications.
Postgraduate Researchers are invited to apply to undertake one of the forthcoming British Library Research Placements. These are specially-selected projects that have been developed by the Library to support current doctoral researchers to develop and apply transferable skills and expertise. The opportunity is open to all doctoral researchers and applications must be approved by the applicant’s supervisor.
The application deadline is 4pm on 19 February 2018
For full details about the Placements are available here.
The Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) announces the 2018 Doctoral Researcher Awards to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK. The competition is open to all students and the deadline for applications is the 5th March 2018. For details about the competition, please see the link.
A new publication, which focuses on a diverse collection of the University of Northampton’s research projects has just been published.
Research Highlights 2016-17 is an annual publication which features a selection of news stories, innovative research projects from across Faculties and articles on and by the University’s students and staff, from postgraduate researchers to newly appointed professors.
The colourful publication illustrates a wide variety of research of global importance which shows significant impact – in wastes management, genetics, autism research, livestock lameness, social impact of Cadets and much more.
The publication also includes biographies of contributing researchers and an introduction written by two postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology. Research Highlights is available electronically and in hard copy form.
The Graduate School has invited Dr Neil Raven to run a workshop for our postgraduate researchers on reflective practice and the research process: collecting and analysing qualitative data.
The workshop will take place on 16 Jan 2018, from 09:15 to 16:00 in MY120 , Avenue campus. Any postgraduate researcher interested can book on Gateway.