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Call for Abstracts – Journal Of Imaginary Research Volume 8

The call for fictional abstracts for the 2022 Volume of the Journal of Imaginary Research is open!

The Journal of Imaginary Research is now accepting submissions of new short fictional pieces for their annual volume produced each November to celebrate Academic Writing Month. The Journal publishes short works of fiction in a familiar format—that of the research abstract. Follow the link above for the why, what and how of making a submission.

Read more: Call for Abstracts – Journal Of Imaginary Research Volume 8

The 2022 theme

This year the theme is ‘service’. It’s an old word that first related to ceremony or worship, like a church or wedding service. Servants are engaged in service, but so too are leaders. Service means giving time or performing duties for a person, idea or cause. There is sometimes a sense of loyalty, duty and length, but also the quick and easy service of consumerism, of waiting tables, selling with a smile, emotional labour. It’s a word deployed by the armed forces and department stores. We can service abstract things like education or science, people, institutions, or appliances like washing machines. It is both a euphemism for sex and also the word used to describe delivering a ball over the net to start a game of tennis.

The Journal would like you to interpret the theme in your own way so that your submission relates somehow to service.

A key aim of the journal-zine is to encourage academic colleagues to embrace writing simply for enjoyment, as an act of care, or as a reflective act. The Journal also hopes that reading and writing their imagined works, will bring an enjoyable diversion into your work lives.

The deadline to submit is 5pm Friday 2 December. More information and details on how to submit can be found here. Previous Imaginary Research abstracts are available here.  

2022 EMDoc PGR Conference: Call for abstracts from Postgraduate Researchers

The call for abstracts is open for the 2022 EMDoc PGR conference. If you are studying for a doctorate at UON you are eligible to apply. EMDoc consists of nine universities who are keen to work collaboratively to share best practice, resources and insights into doctoral research across all disciplines. The EMDoc Conference is a great opportunity for PGRs to discuss and promote their research as well as network with other researchers from across the East Midlands.

This year’s conference will be hosted online by the University of Lincoln, and will take place on the 21st September. UON PGRs are invited to submit abstracts for the conference (deadline 5th August), on the theme of “Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration”.

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The Graduate School’s Postgraduate Research Conference rescheduled to September 14th.

PGR conference 2016

The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

The University of Northampton Graduate School’s 2017 annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference for PGR students and early career researchers will now be held on Thursday September 14th 2017.

Originally scheduled for 20th June, the reschedule to September enables an important addition to the programme – the Graduate School’s first 3MT competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was originally developed by The University of Queensland in Australia and celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. The competition helps to cultivate students’ presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases student’s capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are only allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.  Read the rest of this entry

Call for papers: 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference
28-30 June, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK

Stream Title: Education Beyond Borders

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PGR student? Why not present your research in Manchester next February?

Are you a postgraduate research student? Manchester Metropolitan University are holding their Annual PGR Research Conference on February 22nd 2017 and they have invited PGR students from other institutions to present their research in the form of oral presentations, posters and performances.

This is a great opportunity for research students to develop their presenting skills and meet PGR colleagues from other institutions, expanding their research networks. Last year, MMU received over 200 abstracts from 28 institutions and 6 countries, with 90 presenters and an additional 150 delegates. Students who present at the conference can receive feedback from the judging panel and the audience on their presentation – previous participants have found this to be extremely beneficial. There is also a prize for the best presentations.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 1st – you can find more information and how to apply here.

The Graduate School PGR Annual Conference 2016: Call for abstracts

2014 GS Conference

2014 GS conference

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 14th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, chair or help organise the event.

If you are interested in presenting please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk Please submit the following by Thursday May 19th:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, School and email address.
  • An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!

Adair

Dr Adair Richards

You have until the date before the conference to prepare your paper. A workshop on making “Excellent Conference Presentations’ will run on June 10th, delivered by Dr Adair Richards. This will help you to fine tune your paper and your presentation skills. You can book here. Read the rest of this entry