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The Graduate School PGR & ECR Annual Conference 2017: Call for abstracts

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 20th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, be a 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 Friday May 19th:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, Faculty 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!

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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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How to book Graduate School workshops and events on Gateway

Pushing_on_an_open_gate_-_geograph.org.uk_-_993511All workshops and events organised by the Graduate School are now available to view and book via Gateway, our online postgraduate research management system.

  1. Go to Gateway.
  2. Log in, choose the link ‘Calendar’ from the left hand menu.
  3. Click on the title of the workshop you’re interested in – all workshops/events are in date order.
  4. Click on the Green dot ‘Respond’.
  5. Choose ‘Attending’ then submit. You have the option to write a note, for instance if you know you’re going to be late arriving at the workshop.
  6. If you subsequently need to cancel your place just repeat the process and change the response to ‘Not Attending’.
  7. If you are interested in the workshop but cannot attend the date scheduled then choose Defer. This will let me know that you are interested in attending another time. We may be able to schedule the workshop again.
  8. To check which workshops you have booked onto and generate a list of attendances, read on.

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Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

Posted on behalf of Prof. Helen Lomax

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

BSA Postgraduate Forum & Visual Methods Study Group

Being innovative and original is a fundamental part of what we strive for and do as postgraduate students.  We all seek to create new knowledge- be that through method or design.   This event is for us to share, try out and discuss imaginative ideas and practices with each other in a productive, interactive workshop. This event is co-hosted by the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study group and offers a practical and exciting opportunity to see the generation, communication and dissemination of participatory and visual methods. Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School workshops for researchers in October and November 2016

The Graduate School Development Programme is designed for all University of Northampton researchers, research students and early career researchers. The following workshops are coming up and are open for booking through Gateway. See the instructions at the end of the post to see the full calendar, or you can click on the links in the table below to the individual workshops. [Please note: you will need to log into Gateway to access the information].

Finding Resources on the Web 19 Oct 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Shut Up and Write! writing session 31 Oct 2016, from 10:00 to 13:00
Preparing for the Viva 08 Nov 2016, from 17:00 to 19:00
Smarter speed reading 15 Nov 2016, from 12:00 to 15:00
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 16 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Grounded Theory 24 Nov 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00
SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 16th November) 30 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00

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The 2016-17 PGR and ECR Skills Development Programme

Graduate School WorkshopsThe 2016-17 Graduate School’s development programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers (ECRs*) is now live in Gateway!

Booking is open for postgraduate research students, so just log into Gateway and click on Calendar (left hand menu) and you will see the full list of workshops, development days and events coming up. For full instructions on how to book and on Gateway’s development tools for research students, see this Hub post.  

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Robinson Crusoe, apps, smart cities and harvest mice!

PGR conference 2016On Tuesday 14th June diverse research topics took the stage at The University of Northampton Graduate School’s 2016 Postgraduate Researcher Conference. 18 postgraduate research students, in various stages of their research degree, each presented a 10 minute paper, with other student colleagues chairing or helping organise the event.

The conference is held annually to give the University’s cohort of doctoral students a chance to present to a friendly audience, practice communicating their research and engaging a general academic audience with their project. They also get a chance, in 5 minutes of questions, to discuss their research in a supportive environment with an audience of fellow students, academics and supervisors. The conference was opened by Andrew Scarborough, the Chair of the Board of Governors, and speakers were chosen from across the University’s six schools. Read the rest of this entry

Open invitation to the Graduate School PGR Annual Conference 2016

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 staff and students from the University of Northampton to join us.

The conference provides an ideal development opportunity for new researchers to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in an informal and non-threatening setting. There will be representation from all Schools and feature a diverse range of research activity.  Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School workshops – to turn up or not turn up!

mature students photoWe’re coming to the last few months of workshops in the 2015-16 programme and I thought a reminder on the delicate subject of attendance is perhaps overdue!

We have had (like most other universities offering free skills workshops) a problem with researchers booking a place on Eventbrite but then not turning up, or turning up half-way through a workshop. Neither of these scenarios results in a happy workshop facilitator, as they have spent hours preparing and then delivering the material to an expected number of bodies, in a planned time-frame. Please remember that by registering on a workshop you are committing to attend.

Many other Universities charge a booking fee or deposit, but we have chosen not to do this, so if you book a workshop please don’t abuse the system by not turning up.

So, here’s the booking etiquette….. Read the rest of this entry

Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.