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Research Skills Workshops Coming Up!

mature students photoThe Graduate School is running a series of generic workshops in the next couple of months covering a wide range of skills. These workshops are for all postgraduate research students and booking is open through the Gateway Calendar. Just click on the green button to book your place.

Smarter Speed Reading 22 Nov 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
Researcher careers: CV Workshop 04 Dec 2017, from 13:30 to 14:30
Word: Working with Long Documents 06 Dec 2017, from 09:45 to 12:00
Risk Assessing your Research 06 Dec 2017, from 12:30 to 14:00
Nvivo intermediate level Workshop 07 Dec 2017, from 09:30 to 12:30
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 11 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
Systematic literature searching 13 Dec, from 10:00 to 13:00

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The job advert for the UNI Club 2018 is now live!

The UNI Club 2018 is looking for postgraduate research students to become UNI Club tutors this academic year, which would be approximately 45 hours paid work across a three month period. The UNI Club is a programme where research students lead on a teaching module with year 9 young people (aged 13/14 years old) to extend and enrich their learning.  The UNI Club tutors are existing postgraduate research students from the University of Northampton who will manage, create the content, facilitate and assess their own 6-week module of learning for young people in Northamptonshire schools, linked to their own subject of research. Read the rest of this entry

Images of Research: deadline extended to 29th November

ior imageIf you haven’t entered Images of Research yet but wanted to, then we are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submitting your image, summary and title. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise your research profile, engage a public audience and disseminate your research in an annual event that challenges all researchers, including postgraduate research students and academics, to illustrate their work with just one unique image. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 29th November 2017. For all details about the competition, please visit the IOR link, and if you have any query, please get in touch with Simone.

Psychology Seminar: Investigating the Impossible: 30 Years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit.

The next psychology research seminar entitled: “the Impossible: 30 Years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit” will be on Wednesday 29th November at 3.30pm in Fawsley room 43.  The speaker will be Professor Caroline Watt. Read the rest of this entry

October 2017 PGR Induction Week

Photo of InducteesOn the 23rd October 2017, the Graduate School team ran the four day biannual induction programme welcoming twenty six new postgraduate research students who joined the University of Northampton this year. The head of the Graduate School Prof. Ian Livingstone started the programme introducing the Graduate School members and explaining their roles.

This was followed by different informative sessions ranging from responsibilities of the research student, the supervisor and the institution, research degree processes and procedures, research integrity and preparing for a research degree. Reflecting on those sessions, a student said: “I found it very useful and really important information”.

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Research Seminar: “Condition Monitoring and Fatigue Life of Pipeline Girth Welds”

You are cordially invited to Ayodeji Olamide’s research seminar entitled “Condition Monitoring and Fatigue Life of Pipeline Girth Welds” on Monday, 11th December at 14:00 in NW101 in Newton, Avenue Campus . Ayodeji is a student at the Faculty of Arts , Science and Technology and the aim of his study is to develop a parametric computational model to predict fatigue crack life and aid a better understanding of embedded and surface cracks in ultra-deepwater pipeline girth welds.

All Welcome

Grounded Theory Forum

grounded-theory-forumThe first Grounded Theory Forum meeting is led by Fiona Barchard on 11th October from 1-3pm in S036. The topic of discussion will be ‘The trials and tribulations of Constructivist Grounded Theory analysis’.

For those who are interested in Grounded Theory, here are the dates and venues for the coming meetings:

• Thurs 7th Dec 2017, Brampton B6

• Tues 6th Feb 2018, Sulgrave S014

• Wed 2nd May 2018, Sulgrave S017

If you would like to attend or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neil 

The 2017-18 Graduate School’s Development Programme is live!

Thmature students photoe 2017-18 Development Programme for postgraduate research (PGR) students and early career researchers is now live on the Gateway Calendar and workshops are open for booking. Just log into Gateway and you will see workshops, development days and events run by the Graduate School.

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Graduate School’s Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2017

ghazzalaConnected Communities: Diversity at UoN was the theme of the Graduate School’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference which was held on 19th September 2017. The conference was an excellent opportunity for research students from every stage in the doctoral process to share, discuss and network with other research students and supervisors from across the University. The key note address was given by UoN Chair of the Board of Governors, Andrew Scarborough who said he was impressed with the breadth and variety of research. Read the rest of this entry

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowship and Grant Competitions in Buddhist Studies

BLOG PICThe American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2017-18 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work to expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, to strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and to increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

Deadline for submission of fellowship applications: November 15, 2017.

Deadline for institutional applications for New Professorships: January 10, 2018.

For more information about the programme and applications, please see the link