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PGR Poster Competition 2017: Call for posters extended!

PostergenericThe call for posters for The Graduate School’s 12th Annual Poster Competition has been extended for another 5 days.  If you are a UoN research student and would like the chance to win a £100 or £75 prize then why not take part and submit your Entry Form to Simone by this Friday 28th April. Please also read the Rules of Entry 2017.

You have until the Poster Competition date to design and print your poster. The competition will be held on Wednesday 17th May 2017, 11am to 2pm, in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. To enter the competition you will need to be available from 10am on the 17th May (to set up) and be present until 2pm. During the competition you will stand by your poster from 11 until 13:00 to be judged. Read the rest of this entry

Seminar – The PhD journey: Exploring the supervision implications at key stages

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Research degree students and supervisors are warmly invited to a research seminar on The PhD Journey, on Thursday 20th April at 10am in Sulgrave 029, Park Campus. The seminar will explore various anchor points across the research supervision process taking the student journey as the overarching framework. Themes of supervision pedagogy will explored as each milestone on the PhD journey is reached.

The seminar will be delivered by participants on the supervisor development programme: Mary Doveston; Rebecca Fakoussa; Steve O’Brien; Friedemann Schaber; Asieh Tabaghedi; Olinga Ta’eed.

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PGR Student Poster Competition 2017: Call for posters from research students

PostergenericThe Graduate School would like to invite research students to submit an application to present a poster at their 12th Annual Poster Competition on Wednesday 17th May 2017, 11am to 2pm, in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the top three posters.  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

Part-Time Researcher programme for PGRs running on May 25th 2017

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If you are a Postgraduate Research Student studying part-time then you might be interested in the Part-Time Researcher Development Day The Graduate School are running on Thursday 25th May, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.

Originally developed through Vitae, the Programme is a day-long series of discussions and workshops, offering part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study.

During the day there will be a number of development sessions, which will include how to get the best from your supervisor at a distance and part-time and a workshop on time, productivity and motivation management. A facilitated discussion on the ethos and problems of part-time research will be tackled through the day, with a problem solving session later on. Additionally, the programme offers a valuable opportunity for students to meet and chat with fellow part-timers to share experiences and solutions.

The programme will be advertised to all part-time research students from the regional Midlands Universities. For more information and to book a place see the Eventbrite booking page. For more information please contact Simone Apel from The Graduate School.

FAST PhD Student awarded best paper

PhD Student Alyaa Al-Barrak has been awarded the best paper at the eighth Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference held at the University of Essex.  Her paper on wireless communication was awarded first place out of 93 other papers and will also be published in a digital library for publications in the engineering and computer science field.

Read the rest of the article here http://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/phd-student-awarded-best-paper-for-her-revolutionary-research-in-wireless-communication/

PGR Induction week – a warm welcome to our new research students

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One of a number of workshop sessions for the new students

A four day induction from 25th to the 28th October saw the Graduate School welcome a further 23 research degree students to the University of Northampton.

The 4-day biannual Induction Programme is run by The Graduate School in October and March and is compulsory for all research students starting out on their PhD or MPhil. The Induction aims to launch research students into their studies by offering them a variety of workshops and talks, covering processes and procedures, skills development and support, library resources, copyright and much more. The students also get a chance to give a presentation on their research topic and meet members of staff in the university who can support them along the way.

New PGRs meet current PGRs for a round the table chat.

New PGRs meet current PGRs for a round the table chat.

Many of our new research students are working professionals and academics, or are studying part time. Induction aims to welcome all new students, helping them to feel part of the University and giving them the perfect grounding for the long research degree road ahead.

Feedback from the programme was excellent. One student commented “The Induction was friendly, welcoming and informative.” Another commented “Great introduction to the services on offer at UN for research students” The next PGR Induction programme will run from Tuesday March 21st to Friday March 24th 2017.

 

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

Graduate School workshops for researchers in October and November 2016

The Graduate School Development Programme is designed for all University of Northampton researchers, research students and early career researchers. The following workshops are coming up and are open for booking through Gateway. See the instructions at the end of the post to see the full calendar, or you can click on the links in the table below to the individual workshops. [Please note: you will need to log into Gateway to access the information].

Finding Resources on the Web 19 Oct 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Shut Up and Write! writing session 31 Oct 2016, from 10:00 to 13:00
Preparing for the Viva 08 Nov 2016, from 17:00 to 19:00
Smarter speed reading 15 Nov 2016, from 12:00 to 15:00
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 16 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00
Grounded Theory 24 Nov 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00
SPSS 2 (follow on workshop from 16th November) 30 Nov 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00

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Gateway for postgraduate research students – getting started

Gateway is our online postgraduate research (PGR) management system. This post is to help postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to get started using it.

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