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Invitation to the Annual Research Student Poster Competition 2018!

2017-05-17 11.47.00The Graduate School would like to invite you to their Annual Research Student Poster Competition 2018 on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 10:45am to 2pm, in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. The poster competition is a development opportunity for doctoral research students, who present their research on an A1 poster, giving short 1-1 verbal presentations alongside. So why not come along to meet some of our research students. Read the rest of this entry

Highlights from the Graduate School Poster Competition 2017

2017-05-17 11.46.55The Graduate School’s 12th Annual Poster Competition for research students was held on Weds 17th May in Rockingham Library, Park Campus.  The event offered UoN research students the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster, practice their presentation skills to a non-specialist audience and a chance to win a prize of £100 or £75. 17 research students presented their work and eight judges, a mix of University staff, academic and support staff, plus an external judge from the University of Warwick, chose one first and two second prizes. Read the rest of this entry

Highlights from the Graduate School Poster Competition 2015

Saneeya poster comp 2015

Saneeya Qureshi: 1st prize winner

The Graduate School held their 10th Annual Poster Competition for doctoral research students on Weds 13th May in Newton Hall on Avenue Campus.  The event offered research students the opportunity to showcase their work, practice their presentation skills, discussing their research with a non-specialist audience, and a chance to win a prize of £100 or £75. Seven judges, a mix of University staff and Board of Governors, plus an external judge from the Open University, chose one first and three second prizes. Read the rest of this entry

PGR Student Poster Competition 2015: Last call for entry forms!

The Graduate School are holding their 10th Annual Poster Competition on Wednesday 13th May 2015, open to all doctoral students. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 – it’s an excellent opportunity for you to illustrate and discuss your research. The competition will be held in Newton hall at Avenue Campus so you must be free to present your poster between noon and 3pm on the 13th.

If you are interested you have until Tuesday 21st April 2015 to return the Entry Form, which secures your place in the competition. Please note that you have until the morning of the 12th May to produce and print your final poster, as you will be required to hang it at the venue on the 12th May 3-5pm. The competition has its own Rules of Entry, to which students must adhere in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

If you have any queries about the competition please contact Simone Apel

PGR Student Poster Competition 2015: Call for entries

PostergenericAre you a UN Postgraduate Research student, registered on one of our research degree programmes? If so, you may be interested to know that the Graduate School are holding their 10th Annual Poster Competition on Wednesday 13th May 2015, so why not take part? We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 and it’s an excellent opportunity for you to illustrate and discuss your research. The competition will be held in Newton hall at Avenue Campus between noon and 3pm. Read the rest of this entry

Feature researcher – Emily Howard-Williams

Emily Howard-Williams

Emily Howard-Williams, Postgraduate Research Student
Second prize winner in the 2014 UN Graduate School poster competition

On the 7th May, at our Annual Poster Competition, Emily won a second prize for her poster “Why did the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) cross the road?” Emily is a postgraduate researcher in the school of Science & Technology and is based at Moulton College. Emily graduated from Napier University (Edinburgh) with an MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, here she carried out research looking at the behavioural effects of enclosure size, naturalness and complexity on captive orangutan populations. Read the rest of this entry

Featured researcher: Clare Ellis

Clare Ellis & Rex cross rabbit. Photo: Learning Materials team at Moulton College.

Clare Ellis & Rex cross rabbit. Photo: Learning Materials team at Moulton College.

Clare Ellis, Postgraduate Research Student
Second prize winner of the 2014 UN Graduate School poster competition

On the 7th May, at our Annual Poster Competition, Clare won a second prize of £75 for her poster entitled “Britain’s Bunny Problem: It’s not all black and white…” Clare is a postgraduate researcher in the School of Science & Technology and is based at Moulton College. Her research interests are in the field and animal welfare assessment using behavioural and other non-invasive measures within zoos and other captive animal settings. Read the rest of this entry

Invitation to Graduate School poster competition

posteroverviewThe Graduate School are holding their 9th Annual Poster Competition on Wednesday 7th May 2014 and would like to invite staff and students from the University to visit and support our research students. The event will be held in the Dialogue Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, from 11am to 2pm. Read the rest of this entry

Postgraduate Research Student Poster Competition 2014: Call for entries

PostergenericThe Graduate School are holding their 9th Annual Poster Competition on 7th May 2014 and are looking for keen research students to take part. So if you are a UN postgraduate student, registered on one of our research degree programmes, why not enter? It’s an excellent opportunity for you to illustrate and discuss your research. That’s not the only reason to enter, as the Graduate School is offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75. Read the rest of this entry

Featured Researcher: Roshni Khatri

Roshni Khatri poster awardRoshni Khatri, Postgraduate Research Student
Runner up in the UN Graduate School poster competition 2013

On 8th May at the Graduate School Annual Poster Competition, Roshni was awarded a runners-up prize of £75 for her poster entitled “A Survey of Upper Limb Neurological Splinting Practice in the UK“. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, presented her prize.

The aim of Roshni’s study was to determine the current practice of occupational therapist’s (OT’s) that use splinting for upper limb rehabilitation with stroke survivors. To achieve this a survey was sent to all OT’s who belong to the Specialist section for Neurological Practice (SSNP), working with stroke survivors to determine the nature of their practice. Data collected from the group of participants will serve to determine the devices and techniques used for the assessment and treatment process, as well as the nature of the clinical reasoning process and the factors that influence practice within the current health care climate.

Roshni is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and can be contacted at the University of Northampton’s School of Health.