The University of Northampton subscribes to a bank of online learning resources called Lynda. Lynda features over 5,000 on-demand training courses on a variety of different business, technical and creative topics. Lynda is particularly useful when it comes to learning software so you will find courses on Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word, and other software such as Nvivo, SPSS and R Programming. In addition to this you can also find courses on typical transferable skills – successful presentations, communication skills, time and project management, critical thinking and building resilience, all subjects relevant to you as researchers. Read the rest of this entry
On the 20th to 21st June, The Graduate School and the Faculties held their first joint conference. Over two days we had over 40 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University , displayed about 30 research posters and held our second 3-Minute Thesis competition, which was won by Emmanuel Offori-Attah, a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.
The main conference was live streamed across the Web over the two days. Congratulations to all of those who took part in what was a very successful event.
If you would like to watch the video of the recording, both days are available online.
For Wednesday 20th June (Day 1) there are 2 recordings due to a break in the live stream – part one and part two. For Thursday 21st June there is just one video. Do view the programme if you would like to see the session timings. Please direct any comments and feedback to Simone Apel in the Graduate School.
The Graduate School and the Faculties would like to invite you to the first jointly run UoN Research Conference, which will be held from 20th to 21st June 2018.
We have almost 50 oral presentations from postgraduate researchers and staff from across the University over the two days, displaying about 30 research posters and are also holding our second 3-Minute Thesis competition. The four faculties and The Graduate School have got together to plan this 2-day conference, which crosses faculties and disciplines. Please see the conference website for the schedule, and to register your place at the conference on your preferred day (or why not come to both!). The deadline for registration is Friday 15th June so that we can arrange catering. The conference will also be live streamed from here. Read the rest of this entry
You are invited to Alex Wilson’s transfer seminar, taking place at 2.30pm on Thursday 24th May in Fawsley F39. Alex will be discussing his research project ‘Waking Up Woke’ – The Transformative Nature of Altered States of Consciousness.
Your support would be much appreciated.
You are invited to two transfer seminars taking place next week. Details below:
Samantha Read‘s Transfer Seminar entitled Marketing to the Digital Extended Self . This will be on Monday 21st May from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Cottesbrooke 304, Park campus.
Adam Gregory’s transfer seminar entitled: The prevalence and persistence of antimicrobial resistance markers in anaerobic digestion plants. It will be on Friday 25th May from 11am- 12pm in B18, Brampton, Park campus.
The Graduate School would like to invite you to their Annual Research Student Poster Competition 2018 on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 10:45am to 2pm, in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. The poster competition is a development opportunity for doctoral research students, who present their research on an A1 poster, giving short 1-1 verbal presentations alongside. So why not come along to meet some of our research students. Read the rest of this entry
Alicia de Barry and Hawa Khan are having their transfer seminars soon, please do go and support them, details are below.
Alicia de Barry: Childhood, Femininity and Masculinity in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Tale Series (1889 – 1910), on 9th May at 10-11am in MR34 (Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus).
Hawa Khan: Islamic perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Challenges and Experience of caregivers of children with ASD in the Muslim Community in an East Midlands city. on the 16th May from 12-1pm in S036 (Sulgrave Building, Park Campus).
YES 2018 competition will be taking place this autumn.The call for applications is now open. YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. Full details about this competition and how to apply, please see the link.
If you are writing your ethics application and you have some queries, need support or would like some initial feedback, you are welcome to come along for a drop-in session on Monday April 16th, 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325, and meet members of the University’s Research Ethics Committee who will be happy to answer your queries.
Please note that this session is open only to students who are currently working on their ethics application.
Following the very positive feedback we got after our first facilitated writing retreat ran last December, The Graduate School is organizing another 5 week programme on structured writing retreats with mini-workshops. Whether you are in an early stage of your research or you are writing up your final thesis, you are warmly invited to come along to this very friendly and supportive environment, have some free lunch and get your research thoughts and ideas written!