On 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.
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.
This will be our last Coffee Morning of the Academic year, drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 20th June. The RSB team will once again be on hand to help with any questions you may have and can offer support on funding applications and bidding or researcher development. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS will also be joining the morning. An ideal opportunity to find out more about working with businesses or LLS topics including the REF, Impact, Open Access and Research Data Management.
We will be hosting in our sunny conservatory in the Top Lodge Building on Park Campus. Refreshments and lovely biscuits will also be on offer.
The Graduate School and the Faculties would like to invite you to the first jointly run UoN Research Conference, which will be held from 20th to 21st June 2018.
We have almost 50 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University over the two days, displaying about 30 research posters and are also holding our second 3-Minute Thesis competition. The four faculties and The Graduate School have got together to plan this 2-day conference, which crosses faculties and disciplines. Please see the conference website for the schedule, and to register your place at the conference on your preferred day (or why not come to both!). The deadline for registration is Friday 15th June so that we can arrange catering. The conference will also be live streamed from here. Read the rest of this entry
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The Graduate School’s 13th Annual Poster Competition for Postgraduate Researchers was held on Wednesday 22nd May in Rockingham Library, Park Campus. The event offered the students the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster, practice their presentation skills to a non-specialist audience and a chance to win a prize of £100 or £75.
17 research students from different Faculties presented their posters, which were assessed by seven judges, a mix of University staff, academic and support staff. One first prize of £100 and three runners up prizes of £75 were chosen.
The winners were Charlotte Brooks from the Faculty of Health and Society who won the £100 first prize. The three other prizes of £75 were awarded to Amanda Ash from the Faculty of Health and Society, Frances Hudson and Shalini Bisani from the Faculty of Business and Law. Congratulations to all our winners.
The winners of the Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) exhibition and competition 2017-18 have now been chosen! 38 images from UoN researchers, both postgraduate students and staff, were submitted, along with short abstracts, to illustrate a research project in an engaging way for a general audience. There were submissions from all Faculties and in a variety of disciplines, from science to literature, psychology to nursing.
There were two competitions – four winners chosen by our guest judge, David Stevens from UoN marketing, and a public vote. The ‘public’ votes were counted from those on paper at the launch and exhibition in February 2018 at Avenue gallery corridor and the travelling exhibitions in March/April, plus the 800+ online votes via the Research Support Hub! Read the rest of this entry
You are invited to Alex Wilson’s transfer seminar, taking place at 2.30pm on Thursday 24th May in Fawsley F39. Alex will be discussing his research project ‘Waking Up Woke’ – The Transformative Nature of Altered States of Consciousness.
Your support would be much appreciated.
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?