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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.

Featured Researcher: Nutmeg Hallett

PosternutmegNutmeg Hallett, Postgraduate Research Student
Runner up in the UN Graduate School poster competition 2013

On 8th May at the Graduate School Annual Poster Competition, Nutmeg was awarded a runners-up prize of £75 for her poster entitled “The Prevention of Inpatient Violence and Aggression: Patient and Staff Perceptions”. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, presented her prize.

Nutmeg is undertaking a research project, jointly funded by the University of Northampton and St. Andrew’s Healthcare. Most of her time is spent at St. Andrew’s, where she is part of the research team. The focus of her research is on the prevention of inpatient violence and aggression. This is of particular interest to her, having spent two years working as a mental health nurse in forensic services, where preventing patient aggression was an important part of the role.

Nutmeg can be contacted at the University of Northampton’s School of Health.

Featured Researcher: Saneeya Qureshi

PostersaneeyaSaneeya Qureshi
Winner of the UN Graduate School poster competition 2013

Saneeya Qureshi’s poster, entitled Like a cog in a wheel impressed the judges at our recent Poster competition, scoring 117 points out of a possible 126.  The first prize of £100 was presented by the Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford.

Saneeya Qureshi

Saneeya Qureshi

Saneeya’s research investigates the support provided to teachers with regard to their teaching practices for students who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) in mainstream English primary schools. This support is coordinated by Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs). The focus of the study is the SENCO-teacher dynamic, and the development and implementation of appropriate provisions for children with SEN. Data gathered through questionnaires and interviews is examined using thematic analysis.

Saneeya is based at the Centre for Education and Research (CeSNER), in the School of Education. Her research interests pertain to issues around inclusive education both in the UK and internationally.

“And the winner of the 8th Graduate School Poster Competition is…”

Poster compThe University of Northampton’s Graduate School hosted its eighth Annual Research Student Poster Competition to give research students the opportunity to showcase their work. The event was held on Wednesday 8 May in the Dialogue Cafe in Rockingham Library and was opened by Professor Ian Livingstone, Head of the Graduate School. The competition was open to all research students from all years of study and the aim was to create a poster that described their research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists.

Winning_Poster

The winners were announced by Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, with a top prize of £100 and two runner up prizes of £75.

Saneeya Qureshi, from the School of Education was named as the winner, with her poster, ‘Like a Cog in a Wheel’, with two runner-up prizes won by Roshni Khatri and Nutmeg Hallett, both from the School of Health.

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