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Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

This will be our last Coffee Morning of the Academic year, drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 20th June.  The RSB team will once again be on hand to help with any questions you may have and can offer support on funding applications and bidding or researcher development. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS will also be joining the morning.  An ideal opportunity to find out more about working with businesses or LLS topics including the REF, Impact, Open Access and Research Data Management.

We will be hosting in our sunny conservatory in the Top Lodge Building on Park Campus.  Refreshments and lovely biscuits will also be on offer.

Coffee in blue cup and biscuits

 

Library & Learning Services – Research Conference

If you’ve ever wondered about the reasons behind the support LLS (Library and Learning Services) offer students and staff at the University… But haven’t got the time to spend the whole day in a conference… Choose a session that suits… and join us in Cottesbrooke for 30 min to an hour!

09:30 – 11:00: Morning Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Welcome from Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton
● Chris Powis – Tall Shelves and Ladders: student perceptions of the library
● Rob Howe, Vicky Brown and Julie Usher – Understanding the student
digital experience
● Paul Rice and Rob Farmer – Evaluating the effectiveness of a quiz in an educational video

11:15 – 12:00: Parallel Session 1 [ C203 ]
● Richard Byles – Advocating active blended learning through video case studies
● Joanne Farmer and Hannah Woods – Digital value: some reflections
on Resources Week at the University of Northampton
● Vicky Brown – Electronic Evidence & Expression: Evaluating the efficacy of and support for ePortfolio systems at UoN

11:15 – 12:00 Parallel Session 2 [ C101 ]
● Kate Coulson and Alison Loddick – Using Research to Grow a Service
● Rob Howe and Jim Atkinson – Exploring staff digital competencies

Afternoon Sessions

12:00 – 13:00: Panel Discussion [ C101 ]
● Chris Powis (chair), Cheryl Gardner, Sheryl Mansfield, Lisa Anderson,Dawn Hibbert

14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 3 [ C203 ]
● Susannah Quinsee – Citizen Researcher

14:00 – 15:00: Parallel Session 4 [ C101 ]
● Rob Howe – Enhancing the student experience through the use of NILE (Blackboard) templates – where is Wally?
● Sam Thomas – ‘How can I help?’ What impact does our language have on student perception, understanding and the development of academic skills?
● Gillian Siddall, Cheryl Gardner and Emily Oakley – Evaluating online reading lists – the student experience
● Al Holloway – Everybody deserves a captioned video]

15:20 – 16:30: Afternoon Plenary Session [ C101 ]
● Nick Dimmock – Off the shelf: thesis digitisation in LLS
● Kate Swinton – UNPAC – Take 2
● Dr Cleo Cameron – Implementing ERM: Electronic Resource Management or Extremely Riddlesome Matter?
● Dawn Hibbert – Do we really need a CRIS?

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Our Coffee Morning this month will be hosted from The Cottesbrooke Hub on the ground floor in the Faculty of Business and Law. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Thursday, 17th May for a chat with the RSB team and find out about the funding opportunities and support we can provide. Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager will be on hand to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. Nick Dimmock, Research Information Specialist, LLS will also be available and can help on various topics including referencing and NECTAR.

Refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

Spring flowers and coffee

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Need advice on making that all important connection with businesses? Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager, will be on hand at our next Coffee Morning to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses.  The RSB team will also be joined by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS to answer any questions you may have on open access, research data management and of course, REF 2021 and Impact.  This is a great opportunity to find out more on the kind of support and opportunities that are available.

Please drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.  Hot beverages along with lovely biscuits will also be on offer.

Coffee in green cup and daffodils

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.

Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.

Coffee mugs with cup cosy and biscuits

LLS – Everyone a Researcher Conference

Excited to announce that bookings are now open for our bi-annual LLS (Library and Learning Services) conference.

This year’s conference is entitled “Everyone a Researcher”

It will be LLS’s last conference at Park Campus where we hope to say goodbye in style, whilst also looking forward with anticipation, and welcoming in our new beginnings at Waterside.

LLS Conference 2018 will showcase the research undertaken by Library and Learning Services’ staff and demonstrate the inclusive and collaborative nature of the projects completed.

The theme for the LLS Conference 2018 is “Everyone a Researcher” and with this in mind, the conference will incorporate various formats such as traditional research papers, works in progress, a panel session and workshops as well as the now legendary minute madness. These will be delivered by staff members from across all LLS teams!

LLS Conference 2018 also welcomes on board our new Head of Research Support Dawn Hibbert, as well as our new visiting Professor, Professor Susannah Quinsee. We are extremely fortunate to have their additional professional input into our research community here in LLS, and of course, the University of Northampton as a whole.

So please do join us, for what looks to be our best conference yet. Help us to celebrate LLS research, present and future, as we begin to prepare for our Waterside adventure, and boldly go, where no Library and Learning Services department has gone before!

Register: http://bit.do/Everyone-A-Researcher

Full programme: http://bit.ly/llsconf18-prog-pdf

Further information: https://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/llsconferences/

Research E-Bulletin – February 2018 (Issue 3)

All E-bulletin Images - FebruaryWelcome to the February issue of our Research e-bulletin.  Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.

Want to receive the e-bulletin?

If you do not receive our monthly e-bulletin, but would like to please email the team at rsb@northampton.ac.uk

February 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS.  Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.

Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.

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Images of Research 2017-18: Vote for your favourite three.

IoR advert for campus jpegThe Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, will open in the Avenue Gallery corridor on January 31st 2018 from 5pm and will stay there until February 23rd. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.

The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.

If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IOR catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Please use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Voting closes on 13th April 2018.

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Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development?  If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January.  No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.

Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

new year coffee