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Open Access Week

We are holding a competition to find the best examples of where open access has benefited your research, if open access has made a difference to your work or research then we’d love to hear from you!  All that’s required is a few minutes of your time, a short paragraph will suffice… though please don’t be limited by this!

The best judged entry will rewarded with a lovely bottle of champagne… and will featured on the staff intranet research page!  All entries will also go into a draw for a further bottle of champagne!  If champagne is not to your liking, then a £20 amazon voucher will be awarded instead!

Get your entry in by 5pm today!


Do you want to make sure that your data counts?  Come along to a seminar on Research Data ManagementMaking your data count – maximising impact – 11 am to 12 pm 24th of October at the Hub, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus.  Note – this presentation uses images from the genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda that may be upsetting).


Professor Stephen Hawking has granted the University of Cambridge permission to make his thesis freely available Prof. Hawking’s ‘Properties of expanding universes’, published in 1966, is now available freely and openly to anyone in the world. Download Prof. Hawking’s thesis here: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283

Open Access Week – 23rd to 29th October 2017

The theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week is “Open in order to…”

There are many benefits to open access,  including greater visibility of research, increases in citations, and ensuring far greater access to research.  HEFCE’s open access policy for REF2021 has seen the greatest shift in practice in terms of open access within the UK, and there are few of you who will not have been asked about uploading your accepted manuscripts to NECTAR!  Whilst we realise this can sometimes be an arduous task for some, it is necessary.  Rather than presenting to you once again the benefits of open access, we’d like to hear from you!

We are holding a competition for the best examples of where open access has benefited your research, if open access has made a difference to your work or research then we’d love to hear from you!  All that’s required is a few minutes of your time, a short paragraph will suffice… though please don’t be limited by this!

The best judged entry will rewarded with a lovely bottle of champagne… and will featured on the staff intranet research page!  All entries will also go into a draw for a further bottle of champagne!  If champagne is not to your liking, then a £20 amazon voucher will be awarded instead!

Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support will also be presenting a seminar on Research Data Management – Making your data count – maximising impact (All this research… All this Data… Use it.. Preserve it… Make a Difference.. Make an Impact! – warning – this presentation uses images from the genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda that may be upsetting).

Key Dates:

Deadline for applications for “How Open Access has benefited your Research” 5 pm Monday 23rd of October

Seminar – Research Data Management :

Avenue Campus – 27th October 11 am – 12 pm – Avenue Boardroom

Park Campus – 24th October 11am – 12 pm – Venue to be confirmed

Images of Research 2015-16 winners announced!

Kim Dodd's winning image

Kim Dodd’s winning image

The winners of the Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) exhibition and competition have been chosen!

There were two competitions – 3 winners chosen by guest judge, Roy Wallace, Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton, and a ‘People’s Choice’. The ‘People’s Choice’ competition votes were counted from those on paper at the exhibition at Avenue gallery corridor in February and the university library exhibitions, plus 300 online votes via the Research Support Hub.

Karen Anthony's Muscle by Numbers

Karen Anthony’s Muscle by Numbers

Congratulations to Kim Dodd, Helen Scott and Charmaine Sonnex who were Roy Wallace’s winners. The People’s Choice winners were Karen Anthony, Carmel Capewell, Meriem Lamara and Emma Whewell. For more information about the winners please see the links above. The Images of Research Catalogue 2015-16 shows all the 2015-16 entries.  Read the rest of this entry

Winners of the 2014-15 Images of Research competition

The Graduate School’s Images of Research competition 2014-15 offered researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research with a unique image, along with a descriptive abstract of c.150 words. We held two competitions:
1. Professional image maker and PhD student, John Sunderland, was invited to choose his top three.
2. Visitors to the exhibition, and online poll on the Research Support Hub, voted for their favourite three images. Read the rest of this entry

EThOS Share My Thesis competition

British Library_logo_100A message from the British Library:

The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting you to say why your doctoral research is/was important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.

Competition web page – http://www.bl.uk/share-my-thesis/

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Access to Understanding science writing competition 2015

The British Library, eLife and Europe PMC have just announced the latest round of ‘Access to Understanding’, a science writing competition for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers who are interested in promoting understanding of biomedical research.

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Come along to the 8th May Annual Research Student Poster Competition

Poster

UN Research Students, Supervisors and staff are invited to join us at the Graduate School’s Research Student Poster competition, which takes place on Wednesday 8th May, from 11:15 to 2pm in the Dialog Cafe area of the Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Please drop in, if you can, take a look at the posters and support your colleagues.

The event will be opened by Professor Ian Livingstone, Head of the Graduate School, at 11:15 and will close at 13:50 with the announcement of winners by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford. The winner will receive a £100 prize, with two runner-up prizes of £75.

The aim of this event is for students to create a visually exciting poster which explains their research to a mixed audience of non subject specialists. The poster competition is open to all research students from all years of study.

Invitation to the 8th Annual Research Student Poster Competition

Poster

UN Research Students are invited by the Graduate School to enter the University’s Research Poster competition, which takes place on Wednesday 8th May. The winner will receive a £100 prize, with two runner-up prizes of £75.

The aim of this event is for students to create a poster that explains their research to a mixed audience of non subject-specialists. The poster competition is open to all research students from all years of study. If you are in your first year, you can just present preliminary results or some data and ideas for further consideration. Supervisors are invited to come along and support their students on the day.
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