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UoN’s new Research Conference – call for papers extended to 26th April!

All staff who conduct research and postgraduate researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the first joint Graduate School and Faculty Research Conference, which will be held on 20th and 21st June 2018. The conference offers a chance for researchers to present a paper, a poster or win a 3-minute thesis prize (PGRs only). The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Thursday 26th April.
https://tinyurl.com/UoNResearchconference2018

If you are an offsite postgraduate researcher you can submit a poster or recorded 3-Minute Thesis. Please see the call for papers for offsite students.

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Call for papers: present your research at UoN’s new Research Conference!

PGR conference 2016

The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to invite University of Northampton research students and staff to take part in the UoN Research Conference in June 2018. Unlike before, this year’s conference is organised jointly by The Graduate School and the Faculties in an enlarged two day conference, which will run from 20th to 21st June 2018 and offer a chance for researchers to present a paper or a poster. Postgraduate researchers can also enter into a 3-minute thesis competition and win a prize!  The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is now Thursday 26th April.
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Calling all PGRs…Did you know about these useful online resources!

new systemAs a researcher you often use both offline and online resources to find out stuff related to your research project. So, we would like to remind you that there are plenty of online materials available to all UoN researchers, particularly important for those of you who are offsite.  This includes: Read the rest of this entry

Call for posters extended to May 2nd! Graduate School Poster Competition 2018

The Graduate School would like to invite postgraduate researchers to submit an application to present a poster at the 13th Annual Poster Competition. The competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the three winners. Read the rest of this entry

The Graduate School’s New Coaching Programme for PGRs

A student using a laptopThe Graduate School are offering five Postgraduate Research Students the opportunity to have a course of professional coaching sessions to support and help them progress in their doctoral studies. If you are a UoN Postgraduate Researcher and are interested in applying for these sessions, you have until 8th December to apply. Read on if you are interested…. Read the rest of this entry

Research Skills Workshops Coming Up!

mature students photoThe Graduate School is running a series of generic workshops in the next couple of months covering a wide range of skills. These workshops are for all postgraduate research students and booking is open through the Gateway Calendar. Just click on the green button to book your place.

Smarter Speed Reading 22 Nov 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
Researcher careers: CV Workshop 04 Dec 2017, from 13:30 to 14:30
Word: Working with Long Documents 06 Dec 2017, from 09:45 to 12:00
Risk Assessing your Research 06 Dec 2017, from 12:30 to 14:00
Nvivo intermediate level Workshop 07 Dec 2017, from 09:30 to 12:30
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 11 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
Systematic literature searching 13 Dec, from 10:00 to 13:00

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Images of Research: deadline extended to 29th November

ior imageIf you haven’t entered Images of Research yet but wanted to, then we are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submitting your image, summary and title. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise your research profile, engage a public audience and disseminate your research in an annual event that challenges all researchers, including postgraduate research students and academics, to illustrate their work with just one unique image. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 29th November 2017. For all details about the competition, please visit the IOR link, and if you have any query, please get in touch with Simone.

The 2017-18 Graduate School’s Development Programme is live!

Thmature students photoe 2017-18 Development Programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers is now live on the Gateway Calendar and workshops are open for booking. Just log into Gateway and you will see workshops, development days and events run by the Graduate School.

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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 

Workshops for Research Degree Supervisors

Theses at UoNNew for this year, we are running a series of workshops for research degree supervisors related to the stage that your student has reached. These workshops will be a mix of information about the formal procedures with a discussion about how to support the student through this phase of their programme. The two ‘early stages’ workshops are timed to coincide with student induction when you may have a student starting their research degree programme.  All workshops are equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

David Watson and Ian Livingstone

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher. The workshop will run again on Wed 14 March 2018.

 Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided) 
Venue: MY120 Avenue Campus
To book, please see the link

Maintaining your research degree student’s momentum

Jeff Ollerton and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider your strategies as a research degree supervisor for supporting your students through the middle stages of their research degree programme when some students run out of steam or lose focus. We’ll consider how you can help them to keep going, and we’ll think about the priorities for you and the student. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date:  Wednesday 24 January 2018 12:00-14:00  ( Lunch provided)
venue: Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus
To book, please see the link

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

Ian Livingstone and David Watson

This workshop is intended for supervisors who are supervising a research degree student who is just starting. We will cover the formal requirements of the student and the supervisory team between initial enrolment and transfer. We will ensure that you are aware of the university’s procedures but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these early stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for those experienced supervisors who need a refresher.

Date:Wednesday 14 March 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue: L5 (Leathersellers)
to book, please see the link

Supervising the end game

Chris Roe and Ian Livingstone 

This workshop will consider how you as a research degree supervisor can support your student through the final stages of writing up, submission and viva. We’ll provide a reminder about the university’s formal requirements but we will also have some discussion about how we can supervise students in these final stages. This workshop is equally appropriate for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018 12:00-14:00 ( Lunch provided)
Venue MY120, Avenue campus  (Lunch provided)
To book, please see the link