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Collaborating with Businesses and Delivering REF Impact

Innovate UK have announced additional funding for 200 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) this financial year which will enable collaboration with businesses and deliver a REF impact.  Come along to this event and find out the support available to take advantage of this increase. KTPs provide a rewarding ongoing collaboration with businesses and there are two KTPs currently underway here at Northampton.

Hear from Steve McGonigal (Programme Leader & Senior Lecturer for Product Design in FAST) on the practices and the benefits from the KTP process. Charlotte Patrick (Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager) will also update on the support and benefits dedicated to KTPs.

Wednesday, 8th November from 4-5pm in the Newton Grand Hall on Avenue Campus.

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.


The Academy 2017: From Universal Man to Identity Politics: The Rise and Fall of The Self

durer_self_portraitThere are still places left for the Institute of Ideas annual Academy with discounted tickets for students. This year’s Academy will take place on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July 2017, Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre, Bedfordshire and it will look at the rise and fall of the self. The first day will cover the historic formation of the self, its role as a motor to historical development, and its classical formulation in political theory, economics, philosophy and law. The relationship and contradictions between the individual self and society will be explored in the context of the relationship between the particular and the universal. Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Workshops Coming Up

Here are the Graduate School workshops running for doctoral students and early career researchers from May to July 2017.  These workshops are open for booking through the Gateway Calendar. Also listed are Graduate School events. For more information please see the Calendar.

  • Word: Working with Long Documents   10 May 2017, from 09:30 to 11:30
  •  Risk Assessing your Research    10 May 2017, from 11:45 to 13:15
  • Systematic literature searching  10 May 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
  •  Graduate School PGR Poster competition   17 May 2017, from 10:45 to 14:00
  •  Reading and writing skills at Level 8 (session 1) 22 May 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
  •  Career management for researchers:  CV Workshop 23 May 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
  •  Shut Up and Write!   23 May 2017, from 13:00 to 16:00
  •  Part-Time Researcher   25 May 2017, from 09:30 to 16:00
  •  Social Media Analysis Workshop – Gathering and analysing social media data from  Twitter and YouTube   25 May 2017, from 11:00 to 13:00
  •  Research Ethics Seminar   01 Jun 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30
  •  Designing Questionnaires   06 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
  •  Analysing Questionnaire Data   06 Jun 2017, from 13:00 to 15:00
  •  Q Methodology  13 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
  •  Shut Up and Write!   14 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
  •  Reading and writing skills at Level 8 (session 2) 19 Jun 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00
  •  Graduate School PGR and ECR Conference   20 Jun 2017, from 09:30 to 17:00
  •  Graduate School Update Day   29 Jun 2017, from 09:30 to 14:00
  • An Introduction to Nvivo ( Intermediate)   10 Jul 2017, from 13:00 to 16:00

Reminder: ‘Working with industry’ seminar

It’s all go in the School of Science and Technology on Thursday!

Dr Terry Tudor has asked us to remind you that the ‘Working with industry: funding opportunities‘ seminar will be taking place this Thursday, 17th March in Newton Hall.

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

For further details please see the original post.

Working with industry – funding opportunities seminar

Submitted by Dr Terry Tudor

You are invited to a seminar on funding opportunities on Thursday March 17, from 1 to 3pm, in Newton Hall. ** Updated venue

The seminar will briefly review the advantages for university staff and students of working with industry, and explore ways to make a start, or deepen your links with businesses. There will be an opportunity to look at the financial support available from government and other sources (including European funding) to support collaborations. It will also review the characteristics of a good collaborative funding bid.

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Lunchtime seminar: Communities for Ageing Populations in Canada and Brazil

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

The Institute for Heath and Wellbeing are holding a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday 14 January at Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Judith Sixsmith and Maria Mascolli, a visting PhD student from Brazil, are presenting on two community-based research studies on communities for ageing populations in Canada and Brazil.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please see the seminar flyer or Eventbrite page for further details and to book a place.

The Graduate School PGR and ECR Skills Development Programme 2014-15

mature students photoThis Hub Post is a permanent link to the 2014-15 Generic Skills Development Programme. This year the Programme has been designed for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and is available via the links below.

This year we have over 40 workshops, one Development Day every month and six events to take part in. Many thanks for all the feedback we had on last year’s programme.

Some additional workshops may be added, along with some inevitable changes to the programme, so do make sure you come back here regularly for the most up-to-date information. Workshops and events will be advertised via UN email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and on NILE RES001. Do email me for further information or if you have any questions.

Graduate School generic workshops list 2014-15 (updated May 19th 2015, previous update April 20th 2015)

Also available is the Workshop brochure 2014-5 (updated May 19th 2015) which includes general information on the development programme, how to book or cancel your place on workshops, booking etiquette, workshop descriptions and alignment with Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework.

Graduate School Workshops & Events June-July 2014

Graduate School WorkshopsThe last few months of the 2013-14 academic year is upon us, but the Graduate School’s programme of events and workshops is still very much alive! If you are a Postgraduate Research Student, Early Career Researcher or Supervisor, there is something below for you.
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Graduate School Generic Skills Programme 2013-14

GSWLogoThe Graduate School’s generic workshop programme 2013-14, for UN Research Degree Students, can be found via the link below. 

Our Development Days consist of a full day of workshops (usually three, plus lunch) for a specific stage of study. The Development Day programme begins again in the 2014-15 academic year.

All workshops are available for booking via the Eventbrite booking system, links shown in the attachments.

Graduate School generic workshops 2013-14  (Most recent update: 28th May 2014)

Development day schedule (Finished for 2013-2014 academic year)

If you have any questions please contact the Training Coordinator for Research Programmes, Simone Apel.

June workshops and events from The Graduate School

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We have five workshops still to run this academic year for UN Research Students;

  • “How to Argue”
  • “Your Thesis: Working with Long Docs”
  • “Writing Bids”
  • “Interviewing for Researchers”
  • “Negotiation in work and study”.

And two great events;

  • Our Annual Update Day for Research Students and Supervisors on June 18th.
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