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Deadline extended for Images of Research 2015-16 – there is still time to enter!

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Images from the 2014-15 competition

If you haven’t yet had time to take a photo or draw a picture reflecting your research there is still time. The deadline for the Graduate School’s Images of Research competition has been extended to a final deadline of 5pm on 24th November 2015. Just grab your camera or pencil/paintbrush and produce a unique image which captures the essence of your research, or an element of your research, in a visual, artistic or photographic way. Add a snappy title and 150 word summary and that is all you need to do to participate.

IoR will, again, be a competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites. Entries for IoR 2015-16 must be emailed to Simone by November 24th 2015. Read on for the rules…

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Dust off your cameras, dig out your paintbrushes – Images of Research is back!

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Images from the 2014-15 competition

It’s time for the call for research images, so why not take part in the Graduate School’s 2015-16 Images of Research competition? If you are a researcher at the University of Northampton, grab your camera or paintbrush and produce a unique image which captures the essence of your research, or an element of your research, in a visual, artistic or photographic way. Top that off with a snappy title and 150 word summary and that is all you need to do to participate.

This years IoR will, again, be a competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites. Entries for IoR 2015-16 must be emailed to Simone by November 6th 2015. Read on for the rules…

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Workshop – Open Access: the implications for your research

Graduate School WorkshopsIf you are a researcher, whether a research student or research staff, it is important that you understand the implication of open access, where research papers are made freely available online, rather than published in high-cost subscription journals. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced last year that all post April-2016 UK research must be open access in order to qualify for funding assessments.

In the light of this, Dr Miggie Pickton and Nick Dimmock from LLS are holding a 2 hour workshop on Open Access on Thursday, 12 March from 15:00 to 17:00 in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. If you would like more information please see the booking page here https://openaccessmar15.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Join us for the Images of Research private viewing on 4th February 2015!

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Some images from IoR 2013-14

You are all invited to join us at the 2014-15 Images of Research private viewing, which will be held on Wednesday February 4th 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm in the corridor outside Avenue Gallery. Wine and other refreshments will be on offer, so come along and see this year’s fabulous research photographs and illustrations – and vote for your top three favourites!

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‘The Collaborative Researcher’: A two day workshop at the OU

OU imageOn January 21st and 22nd 2015, on their campus in Milton Keynes, the Open University are holding an intensive 2-day workshop to help researchers develop collaboration skills .

The course is open to research staff and final year PhD/doctoral students and will look at the building blocks of the collaborative style of research: inclusive communication, cultural awareness, robust planning, negotiation and the ability to work effectively with others.

Places are free and all you need to cover are your travel expenses and any overnight accommodation (if required). The course will be attended by up to 30 researchers from across the country, from different disciplines and career stages. It is led by a team of experienced facilitators who work with participants throughout the 2 days to support learning.

For more information and to book, please see the flyer.

Get out your cameras… or pencils! Images of Research is back

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Some images from IoR 2013

Images of Research is back! So charge up your cameras, or dust off your sketchbooks, and come up with an image which captures the essence of your research in a visual, artistic or photographic way.

This years IoR will be a ‘gentle’ competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites – a people’s choice you might say! Entries for IoR 2014 must be submitted by November 6th 2014.

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Communicating with the media workshop

Radio interviewAs a researcher, you are likely at some point in your career to give a live radio or television interview, or be asked to contribute to a pre-recorded telephone discussion, or news report. Would you like to develop confidence in dealing with the media, know how best to prepare and approach a potential media interview situation?

Holly Smith, from the University’s Communication, PR and Public Affairs Department, is holding a lunchtime workshop (with a free lunch!) on Communicating with the Media on Monday, 27 January from 12:00 to 14:00 in the T-Pod, Rockingham Library.  Read the rest of this entry

Visit the Images of Research exhibition – November 20th!

The Graduate School cordially invite you to our first Images of Research exhibition on Wednesday 20th November from 5-6:30pm in the Avenue Art Gallery.

University of Northampton Monday 1st November 2010Come and join us for a glass of wine and view the inspiring and artistic images, capturing research undertaken by some of our doctoral students, research staff and supervisors. The exhibition will be a visual celebration of the variety and breadth of research carried out in the University of Northampton, so please do come along to support the researchers.

Please register your interest here so we know how many visitors to cater for.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition. Any questions please contact Simone in the Graduate School.

Last chance to enter “Images of Research” event!

cameraThe UN Graduate School has just launched its first Images of Research event by inviting postgraduate research students, researchers and supervisors to submit an image which captures the essence of their research in a visual, artistic or photographic way.

All images submitted before the closing date of October 31st 2013 will be displayed on November 20th, at Avenue Art Gallery from 5-6:30pm – all invited. They will then travel to both campuses, finally resting in the corridor of the new Graduate School home in the Avenue Research Centre.

The first Images of Research is not a competition, there will be no judging, but there are a few guidelines for interested researchers. Images can be photos or artwork but must be unique, having been photographed or created by the researcher. They must also feature a snappy title and a 150 word (max) summary paragraph. Please see the Images of Research Flyer for more guidelines and full details. Any questions please contact Simone in the Graduate School.