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!
The British Federation of Women Graduates invites all postgraduate women students to give a talk in its Research Presentations Day on Saturday May 12th 2018 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The presentations should be tailored to a general audience, and presenters have the chance of winning a small prize of £120 for the best presentation. Or you could just join to listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research? All, postgraduates and anyone else interested (male or female), are welcome to attend as audience. More information in the link
If you are passionate about volunteering work, then visit GoEco website to see the expert volunteer and internship opportunities available for students. These projects provide students with real-world experience in a hands-on, interactive learning environment. Participants can also strengthen their CV, gain new perspectives in the field, and build professional networks.
For more details, please see the link
If you need support in data analysis or want to improve your statistical skills, don’t miss out an interesting opportunity to attend some short courses on statistics at The University of Hertfordshire. There are still places left and the prices are quite affordable. This includes:
- Courses in statistical data analysis (hypothesis testing/regression/factor analysis, etc.)
- Courses in creating surveys (questionnaire design, sample size and power)
- Courses in statistical software (introducing R)
There are also a range of “Pick & Mix” bite-size courses available (visit the link for more details).
Detailed information about the courses are available here
Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson will be leading a discussion on ‘Theoretical sampling’ on Tuesday 6th Feb at 1pm in Sulgrave S017. This is a great opportunity for researchers using GT to learn more about this important key component of grounded theory. If you would like to attend, or be on the Grounded Theory Forum mail list, please contact Sarah Neill.
You are cordially invited to the following transfer seminars taking place in Avenue campus:
24th January, Imane Tiahi, in the Avenue Boardroom at 12:00: Increasing Students’ Engagement, Interaction, and Motivation in English Learning: Using Mobile Applications, in the Algeria higher education.
24th January, Abdellah Maachou, in MR 36 at 14:00: The Enhancement of Learner Motivation and English Speaking Identity through the Integration of Films in EFL classrooms: the Case of Algerian EFL First Year University Students.
26th January, Nour Zantah, in W23a, Walgrave building at 09:30: The Aesthetic and Expressive Values of Violence through Art.
31st January, Fatima Zahaf, in MY36 at 14:00: Examining how Algerian women living in the United Kingdom negotiate online social activities by using virtual third spaces.
On behalf of the Dilemmas 2018 Organising Committee
The call for paper for the Dilemmas Conference is now open, the conference will take place on the 10th – 11th September 2018, We have ten streams for the conference this year. Please contact the stream leaders if you would like to submit a paper. The deadline for submission for papers to steam leaders is 30th March 2018. Decision for acceptance to the stream should be communicated by the stream leaders to the authors latest by 1st May 2018. We look forward to your contribution in making this year conference a great success and a meaningful and inclusive conference. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or clarifications.
The SPSS 1 beginner’s workshop is now rescheduled for Monday 18th Dec from 2-4pm in the IT Training Room. This workshop is facilitated by Paul Rice and has two parts; the follow on workshop will be held on 8th January 2018 from 10-12. Please note that you need to have attended part one (or have the appropriate skills in SPSS) to attend part two. There will be homework to do between the two workshops.
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop takes place on 18 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. Please use the link to book.
SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 18th December) takes place on 08 Jan 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Library IT Training Room, Rockingham Library. Please use the link to book.