I’ve been having real difficulty concentrating whilst working at home. I find it hard to start tasks, my eyes are sore, a 5-day week feels daunting and I feel anxious when I don’t complete the tasks I planned to do. I miss going to work!
At the Graduate School Drop-In today, we talked to a PhD student about concentration and productivity. We came up with a few practical ideas that I thought I’d share with you: Read the rest of this entry
The application form for the Dr Mike Daniel Scholarship is now available with a 31 May deadline. Open to all current postgraduate researchers, and those who enrol in March.
Also, just a reminder that PGRs students can also apply to the T D Lewis Scholarship, with the same deadline https://www.northampton.ac.uk/student-life/bursaries-scholarships-and-awards/td-lewis-scholarship/ Read the rest of this entry
In 2018 The Graduate School launched the Postgraduate Researcher Award to provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton. The Award was available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. The award was to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). The four successful applicants have submitted reports on their award, what they used it for and the benefit it had on them and their research. Read the rest of this entry
The Innovation Caucus is an initiative funded by Innovate UK and the ESRC to support innovation-led growth and promote greater engagement between the social sciences and businesses.
Serving as a gateway to the social sciences, the Innovation Caucus comprises 66 academics working across different disciplines with a focus on innovation. As well as promoting the awareness of and engagement with social science research, the Innovation Caucus is focused on understanding the dynamics of innovation ecosystems.
Applications are invited from highly motivated PhD candidates for a three month internship to undertake research to inform the strategy and practice of Innovate UK and ESRC. Read the rest of this entry
Researchers whose studies involve quantitative data might be interested in a research seminar on “Understanding Statistics” hosted by the FHS, Health Sciences and Services Research Centre. The seminar is facilitated by Professor Jackie Campbell and Dr Michelle Pyer and is a great opportunity for all pgr students and UoN Staff members to gain a general understanding of statistical methods and the basic concepts, techniques and results of quantitative data analysis. For more details about the seminar and how to book, please see the link.
The Faculty of Health and Society, Psychology & Social Sciences Research Centre are hosting a research seminar entitled: publishing in academic journals: navigating the peer review system facilitated by Dr Rachel Maunder. The seminar will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019, 2.15pm-4pm in Senate 401. All pgr students and researchers who want to publish their research in academic journal are welcome to attend. To book please see the link.
Soumia El Mestari, a PhD student at Regent University is having her transfer seminar on Friday, 11 January 2019 in Senate Boardroom 405. Please see more details of the presentation, in the poster below. All Welcome
The Graduate School will be running a series of generic workshops in 2019! The workshops will cover a wide range of skills for postgraduate research students including training on software such as SPSS and Nvivo, workshops on qualitative data, getting published in journals and more. To see the full programme of workshops and to book, Please visit the Gateway Calendar.
DEI College publishes a Research and Educational Bulletin to disseminate its educational portfolio as well as the research of its academics and students to a broad community of professionals and prospective students.
REdBull 2018 showcases conference presentations and research studies; as well as their student’s newest academic programmes; current educational projects; abstracts of the latest published research top dissertations from the last academic year.
DEI college invites you to dip into it and get in touch, if you find that your academic and research interests are close to theirs. Enquiries may be sent to the bulletin’s editor, Dr Yannis Sygkelos (firstname.lastname@example.org), or at email@example.com.