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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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Reith lectures series seminar

Reith Lectures image copyright BBC Radio 4

Submitted by Dr Dave Burnapp

PLEASE NOTE, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN JANUARY 2017.

The Reith lectures have been the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series since 1948 and are broadcast on BBC Radio 4, presented by Sue Lawley since 2002. This year the theme is ‘Identity’.

Dr Dave Burnapp, in English and Creative Writing, has organised a discussion seminar on the Reith Lectures four themes – Creed, Colour, Country and Culture – on Tuesday 29th November at 14:00 (venue to be confirmed). The session is open to all Postgraduate Research Students. If you are interested in attending please email Dave Burnapp.

[Reith Lectures image copyright BBC Radio 4]

Useful links for postgraduate research students and supervisors

This short post will give you links to useful pages research degree students and supervisors at The University of Northampton. I recommend that you bookmark them or add them as favourites on your computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles. Or, bookmark this blog post. Read the rest of this entry

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

Posted on behalf of Prof. Helen Lomax

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

BSA Postgraduate Forum & Visual Methods Study Group

Being innovative and original is a fundamental part of what we strive for and do as postgraduate students.  We all seek to create new knowledge- be that through method or design.   This event is for us to share, try out and discuss imaginative ideas and practices with each other in a productive, interactive workshop. This event is co-hosted by the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study group and offers a practical and exciting opportunity to see the generation, communication and dissemination of participatory and visual methods. Read the rest of this entry

Beware of bogus academic conferences

I have been made aware of postgraduate research students being targeted by bogus (fake) conference organisers. Early career academics are asked for payment to attend and/or speak at conferences that do not exist. There are blogs and websites that report bogus conferences such as Scholarly Open Access and Bogus Conferences.
Before you commit to attending a conference, discuss it with your supervisor – part of their role is to help you to plan your development. Also, research the conference organiser, look into any badges of authenticity they display on the website and don’t be lured by conferences that are not organised by known, reputable societies or institutions. Other bloggers have provided advice: Journalism Research News, Academia, American Psychological Association

University of Northampton research students share their work at East Midlands Conference

Four University of Northampton research degree students recently shared their work at the 2016 East Midlands Universities Association (EMUA) Postgraduate Research Student  (PGR) Conference.

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The event, Inspiring Futures, was held on Thursday 1 September, and hosted by the University of Loughborough. An annual event, the conference is open to all PGR students from the Midlands universities – Northampton, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby, Bishop Grosseteste, Leicester, Nottingham Trent and De Montfort – and provides a professional, yet friendly environment in which students can practice presenting their research to a mixed discipline, academic audience.

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Gateway for postgraduate research students – getting started

Gateway is our online postgraduate research (PGR) management system. This post is to help postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to get started using it.

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‘Gateway’, the postgraduate research management system

Gateway is our online postgraduate research (PGR) management system. The objectives of the system are to:

  • Provide a shared, web-based record system for PGR students, their supervisors, school research leaders and the Graduate School;
  • Provide electronic records of supervision meetings;
  • Replace paper forms and signatures with electronic workflows and sign-off for all registration, progression and examination processes;
  • Provide online booking and records of training and development, accessible to students and supervisors;
  • Maintain support and contact with students and supervisors in any location;
  • Give access using existing usernames and passwords.

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The 2016-17 PGR and ECR Skills Development Programme

Graduate School WorkshopsThe 2016-17 Graduate School’s development programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers (ECRs*) is now live in Gateway!

Booking is open for postgraduate research students, so just log into Gateway and click on Calendar (left hand menu). For full instructions on how to book and on gateway’s development tools for research students, see this Hub post.  

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Focus group invitation: give your views on the journal article publishing process

TFbookslogoAs part of their forthcoming workshop on publishing and reviewing, journals publisher, Taylor & Francis, are looking for 15 researchers to take part in a short focus group. Forming part of a project to improve the author journey, your views will influence and inform how their researcher-facing processes work in the future, with the aim of ensuring they meet the needs of the many researchers they work with.

Date: Thursday 30th June

Time: 1pm to 2pm (come from 12:30pm t0 to get your free lunch!)

Venue: Pytchley 101, Park Campus

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