Graduate School Update Day ~ Well-being and Resilience
Tuesday 12 June ~ 9.30-12.45 (refreshments from 9.15; lunch at 12.45)
Delapre Lecture Theatre, Park Campus
Every year The Graduate School holds an ‘Update Day‘ where the focus is on topics of interest to postgraduate researchers and their supervisors. The theme this year will be well-being and resilience.
We will run parallel workshops for supervisors and students, ending with a short plenary session. Read the rest of this entry
You are invited to two transfer seminars taking place next week. Details below:
Samantha Read‘s Transfer Seminar entitled Marketing to the Digital Extended Self . This will be on Monday 21st May from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Cottesbrooke 304, Park campus.
Adam Gregory’s transfer seminar entitled: The prevalence and persistence of antimicrobial resistance markers in anaerobic digestion plants. It will be on Friday 25th May from 11am- 12pm in B18, Brampton, Park campus.
If you’ve ever wondered about the reasons behind the support LLS (Library and Learning Services) offer students and staff at the University… But haven’t got the time to spend the whole day in a conference… Choose a session that suits… and join us in Cottesbrooke for 30 min to an hour!
09:30 – 11:00: Morning Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Welcome from Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton
● Chris Powis – Tall Shelves and Ladders: student perceptions of the library
● Rob Howe, Vicky Brown and Julie Usher – Understanding the student
● Paul Rice and Rob Farmer – Evaluating the effectiveness of a quiz in an educational video
11:15 – 12:00: Parallel Session 1 [ C203 ]
● Richard Byles – Advocating active blended learning through video case studies
● Joanne Farmer and Hannah Woods – Digital value: some reflections
on Resources Week at the University of Northampton
● Vicky Brown – Electronic Evidence & Expression: Evaluating the efficacy of and support for ePortfolio systems at UoN
11:15 – 12:00 Parallel Session 2 [ C101 ]
● Kate Coulson and Alison Loddick – Using Research to Grow a Service
● Rob Howe and Jim Atkinson – Exploring staff digital competencies
12:00 – 13:00: Panel Discussion [ C101 ]
● Chris Powis (chair), Cheryl Gardner, Sheryl Mansfield, Lisa Anderson,Dawn Hibbert
14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 3 [ C203 ]
● Susannah Quinsee – Citizen Researcher
14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 4 [ C101 ]
● Rob Howe – Enhancing the student experience through the use of NILE (Blackboard) templates – where is Wally?
● Sam Thomas – ‘How can I help?’ What impact does our language have on student perception, understanding and the development of academic skills?
● Gillian Siddall, Cheryl Gardner and Emily Oakley – Evaluating online reading lists – the student experience
● Al Holloway – Everybody deserves a captioned video]
15:20 – 16:30: Afternoon Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Nick Dimmock – Off the shelf: thesis digitisation in LLS
● Kate Swinton – UNPAC – Take 2
● Dr Cleo Cameron – Implementing ERM: Electronic Resource Management or Extremely Riddlesome Matter?
● Dawn Hibbert – Do we really need a CRIS?
Our Coffee Morning this month will be hosted from The Cottesbrooke Hub on the ground floor in the Faculty of Business and Law. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Thursday, 17th May for a chat with the RSB team and find out about the funding opportunities and support we can provide. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager will be on hand to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. Nick Dimmock, Research Information Specialist, LLS will also be available and can help on various topics including referencing and NECTAR.
Refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.
Welcome to the May issue of our Research e-bulletin.
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The Graduate School would like to invite you to their Annual Research Student Poster Competition 2018 on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 10:45am to 2pm, in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. The poster competition is a development opportunity for doctoral research students, who present their research on an A1 poster, giving short 1-1 verbal presentations alongside. So why not come along to meet some of our research students. Read the rest of this entry
Alicia de Barry and Hawa Khan are having their transfer seminars soon, please do go and support them, details are below.
Alicia de Barry: Childhood, Femininity and Masculinity in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Tale Series (1889 – 1910), on 9th May at 10-11am in MR34 (Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus).
Hawa Khan: Islamic perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Challenges and Experience of caregivers of children with ASD in the Muslim Community in an East Midlands city. on the 16th May from 12-1pm in S036 (Sulgrave Building, Park Campus).
YES 2018 competition will be taking place this autumn.The call for applications is now open. YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. Full details about this competition and how to apply, please see the link.
A Northampton man who feels passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition. The four bedroom town house is located across the road from Abington Park and worth £600,000. Marty Pumbien and his partner Annie are hoping to sell the maximum number of 500,000 tickets. Part of the proceeds from the competition will help fund the UnityDem Centre, co-run by the University of Northampton. Entry fee is £5 for a raffle ticket and the competition closes at midnight on the 14th October.
The full story can be found here
Need advice on making that all important connection with businesses? Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager, will be on hand at our next Coffee Morning to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. The RSB team will also be joined by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS to answer any questions you may have on open access, research data management and of course, REF 2021 and Impact. This is a great opportunity to find out more on the kind of support and opportunities that are available.
Please drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus. Hot beverages along with lovely biscuits will also be on offer.