Writing a Winning Bid

All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid

Writing a winning bid isn’t as simple as just putting your ideas down on paper.  Making sure that your written application does your project justice is key to impressing the reviewers and securing funding.  Facilitated by Helen Backhouse, Bidding Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this workshop will equip you with the tools to write a winning bid of your own.

Tuesday, 25th April from 2-4pm in Room C312, Cottesbrooke Building, Park Campus.

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-a-winning-bid-tickets-32531295982

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.

 

Are you a PhD/MPhil student? Would you like to work part-time for the Graduate School?

workThe Graduate School are offering a 9-month paid internship for a Postgraduate Research Student, starting end of March 2017.

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support and services for researcher development activities and to develop organizational skills transferable to a research career. If you would like part-time paid work (18.5 hours a week) whilst you study for your PhD then please see the Unitemps job outline below. Please also apply through the Unitemps link. If you have any questions on the position then please contact Simone.
https://www.unitemps.com/Search/JobDetails/12957

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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Negotiating embargoes on research degree theses

This post covers information for staff who are negotiating contracts or submitting bids which will involve recruiting a research degree student.

Once passed, electronic versions of all research degree theses (Doctorates and MPhils) are uploaded to the university’s research repository, NECTAR. Normal practice is that these are made freely available (open access). Sometimes, however, the research degree graduate requests that their thesis is not made freely available until after a set period of time, normally 12 months. Usually this will be due to commercial sensitive work or plans to publish work contained within the thesis. Research Degrees Committee, on behalf of the university, is sympathetic to these requests and frequently grants embargoes of a reasonable length when requested. You’ll find information about this in the ‘Procedure for thesis submission’.

If you are negotiating contracts or submitting bids which will involve recruiting a research degree student and the external organisation requests that an embargo on the thesis is included in the contract or bid, it is important that you gain approval for that embargo from Research Degrees Committee before the grant or contract is signed off. If you are considering such a clause in a bid or contract, you should discuss this with David Watson or Ian Livingstone in the Graduate School. They will be able to advise further.

Research Methods with Professor Charles Oppenheim – Webinar – Tuesday 7th March 12pm – 1pm

Professor Charles Oppenheim will be continuing his series on Research Methods on Tuesday afternoon from 12 pm to 1 pm – this will be by webinar only, so please do tune in (even if you are new to research, or never even thought about doing research before… or are an expert in research.. there is always something to learn!)

Tickets available at:

http://bit.ly/2mTSYwJ

This webinar will focus on:

  • Why do research?
  • A systematic approach to research
  • Text and data mining
  • Techniques
  • Results

Hope you are able to tune in – a link to the webinar will be sent out on the morning of Tuesday the 7th.

 

Part-Time Researcher programme for PGRs running on May 25th 2017

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If you are a Postgraduate Research Student studying part-time then you might be interested in the Part-Time Researcher Development Day The Graduate School are running on Thursday 25th May, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.

Originally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions, which will include how to get the best from your supervisor at a distance and part-time and a workshop on time, productivity and motivation management. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled through the day, with a problem solving session later on. Additionally, the programme offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions.

The programme will be advertised to all part-time research students from the regional Midlands Universities. For more information and to book a place see the Eventbrite booking page. For more information please contact Simone Apel from The Graduate School.

Questions about Open Access and the next REF?

Had an article accepted for publication?  Busy writing up your article to submit to a journal?  Make sure that your article doesn’t become ineligible due to a simple administrative oversight.

In order to be eligible for submission in the next REF (Research Excellence Framework) all journal articles and conference proceedings that were accepted for publication from the 1st of April must be deposited in NECTAR as soon as they are accepted, and no later than three months from the date of acceptance.

Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support will take you through HEFCE’s (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Open Access Policy and 5 steps that have been designed to ensure that your research outputs meet HEFCE’s requirements.

It is important that all journal articles and conference proceedings (not just those to be submitted to the REF) meet these requirements, or it will count against the Universtiy in the next REF.

Get your ticket here…

OA and the REF Webinar

 

Working with Businesses

We are sorry, but this event has been postponed until later on in the year.

All you need to know when Working with Businesses

Working with a business is a valuable opportunity to enrich your research activity. This workshop will bring you up to speed with the advantages you can gain from working with businesses, key skills and potential opportunities.  Facilitated by Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

Interested? then come along on Wednesday, 29th March at 2pm in the Board Room, Avenue Campus.  To book your place, please visit Eventbrite on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-businesses-tickets-31993245659