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The Graduate School PGR & ECR Annual Conference 2017: Call for abstracts

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 20th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, be a chair or help organise the event.

If you are interested in presenting please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk Please submit the following by Friday May 19th:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, Faculty and email address.
  • An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!

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Call for papers: 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference
28-30 June, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK

Stream Title: Education Beyond Borders

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A warm welcome to our spring intake of Postgraduate Researchers

Colorful_spring_gardenThis week, from March 21st to 24th, The Graduate School welcomes 14 new postgraduate research students, all joining the University to start a research degree, some part-time, some full time, with many being members of University staff. Read the rest of this entry

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme 2017 – 2019

Every year, Cumberland Lodge offers first and second year doctoral students studying at universities in the United Kingdom the chance to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration through a scholarship scheme. Find out more about the scheme and how to apply: Read the rest of this entry

Design a logo – PGR students could win £450 pounds

logoThe East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc) has launched a competition to design a new logo for them with a winning prize of £450. The competition is open to all Postgraduate Research Students in the EMDoc network and the closing date for entries is 28th April 2017. See EMDoc Logo Competition Guidelines or read on! Read the rest of this entry

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