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Research and Innovation Funding Support Office Drop-in Session

The Research & Innovation Funding Support Office are hosting their first Drop-in Session (formerly known as Coffee Mornings) on Wednesday, 31st October.  Join us on the comfy sofas outside the Research and Enterprise office on the Ground Floor of the Senate Building on Waterside between 8am-10am. You’ll have a chance to meet with the team and find out more about the funding opportunities and support we can provide. No need to book, just turn up.  Warm refreshments are available from the Café on the same floor.

Don’t worry if you are unable to make this one, these sessions will be run on a monthly basis at various locations on Waterside Campus.

Autumn Pumpkin and Coffee

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.

Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.

Coffee mugs with cup cosy and biscuits

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development?  If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January.  No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.

Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

new year coffee

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

The RSB office are hosting their Coffee Morning next Wednesday, 15th November 2017 in the Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.

Whether you’re working on a specific application, have a project in mind or just want to know more about the support we can provide, then please stop by for a chat between 10.30am-12pm.  Tea and coffee, nice biscuits will be on offer to warm you up on these chilly mornings.

Winter coffee morning

Preparing for the Viva Workshop

Are you in a post transfer phase, writing up or about to hand in your research degree thesis? If so, then you are invited to preparing for the viva workshop with Professor Chris Roe .This workshop will be held on the 2nd October from 5pm to 7pm in SO36 (near Dialog Café), Rockingham Library Ground Floor. We’ll discuss the purpose of the viva from the different perspectives of the student, examiner and university and use these insights to help planning the best way to prepare for your own viva. There’ll be lots of opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and share experiences!

To book, please see:Gateway Calendar 

Gateway – New Funding Module

new systemThe RSB office are excited to announce that the Funding Module of Gateway will be going live from Friday, 15th September.  This new system will replace the RGA forms and the need for paper sign off.  From the 15th anyone developing or submitting an application for research or enterprise funding will be able to get their application signed off in Gateway.

You’ll be happy to know that the new system will deliver a number of improvements:-

  • Better reporting of projects
  • Improved visibility of workloads, deadlines and outstanding tasks
  • Increased accuracy in fund reporting
  • Ability to request review of proposals by peers, RSB or others at a touch of a button.

To help staff in the introduction of this new funding module, a Drop-In Session will take place on Monday, 18th September from 10am-2pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory – bring your laptop or phone and the RSB team will be available to talk you through this new process.  If you prefer a 1:1 or group session, please contact RSB@northampton.ac.uk and we will be happy to come to you.  Depending on demand, further drop-in sessions can be planned.

We are looking forward to this new system going live and believe it will provide a more efficient way of managing research funding.

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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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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