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Inaugural Research Ethics Seminar

The Research Ethics Committee has established a series of seminars to bring researchers together to discuss current and best practice in research ethics. The seminars are for any staff or postgraduate research students. Each seminar will discuss paper related to research ethics. The first meeting will take place on 1st June 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30 in Top Lodge Conservatory, Park Campus.

This inaugural meeting will discuss the following paper:

Reubi, D. 2012. The human capacity to reflect and decide: Bioethics and the reconfiguration of the research subject in the British biomedical sciences. Social Studies of Science. 42(3): 348-368.

Please come along prepared to discuss the selected paper with others from a diverse range of academic disciplines. 

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Transfer seminar – Parapsychology and Buddhism

You are invited to Chetak Nangare’s PhD transfer seminar on Monday 3 April at 3pm in Fawsley F31. All are welcome.

PhD project title: “Parapsychology and Buddhism — to afford a comparison between descriptions of psychic experiences in Buddhist works and in parapsychological research” Read the rest of this entry

Reminder – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Funding Opportunities Seminar

You are invited to a seminar on funding opportunities on Thursday March 17, between 1–3pm in the Newton Grand Hall.

The seminar will briefly review the advantages for university staff of working with industry, and explore ways to make a start, or deepen your links with businesses. There will be an opportunity to look at the financial support available from government and other sources (including European funding) to support collaborations. It will also review the characteristics of a good collaborative funding bid.

The seminar will be conducted by Prof Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  Professor Roberts and Dr Broome will be available for specific advice and follow up on potential projects after the main session.

The KTN is a membership organisation with some 60,000 members spread across a variety of sectors and types of companies and other organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.

Transfer seminar “Human behaviour modelling”

On Friday, 26th February at 1 pm Mohamed Redha Sidoumou will be presenting his Transfer Seminar on “Human behaviour modelling” in Room NW101. Please come along and see what his research is all about.

Transfer seminar “The Zimbabwean student: examining the experiences of migrant students in English secondary schools”

You are invited to Emmanuel Maphosa’s transfer seminar entitled ‘The Zimbabwean student: examining the experiences of migrant students in English secondary schools”.

It will take place on Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 12.30-1.30pm in S017.

A poster for the event is attached to this post.

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School of Education seminar series

The School of Education have announced their seminar programme for the rest of 2015. Covering a range of topics from the use of intellectual capital to early childhood pedagogy in Japan, these seminars are open to staff and students with the School of Education offering a warm welcome to all.

Continue reading to see the full programme.

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Workshop: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Sustainability Research

Submitted by Dr Sandy MacDonald

The above workshop will be held in room C226 on 18th November from 2 to 4pm.

About the speaker:

Dr Mohamed Saeudy is lecturer in Accounting and Finance at School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University. Dr Saeudy is a qualitative researcher in Social and Environmental Accounting. His research interest centres on how financial and accounting practices may help business institutions to be more sustainable. His work has focused on developing organisational lenses to understand accounting for sustainable development practices in different organisational settings e.g. small and medium size businesses and higher education institutions. His current work explores the accounting for sustainable development practices in the banking sector. Furthermore, his research interests focus around the main impediments and motivations of organisational sustainability. Dr Saeudy has spent many years working in the banking industry in Egypt and UK. He had also held a research and teaching commitments in accounting and finance at the University of Derby. He also led and taught the Green Accounting and Sustainability Modules at Keele University covering the topics ranging from accountability processes to sustainable business strategies and policies.

If you wish to attend please let Debbie Christopher know.

Research seminar – ‘Can political hybridity become part of a coherent and effective alternative to the current liberal-democratic state building framework?’

All are invited to Mark Kirkham’s research seminar on Tuesday 12th May, 2-3pm in Cottesbrooke C107, Park Campus. Mark will present:

‘Can political hybridity become part of a coherent and effective alternative to the current liberal-democratic state building framework?’

PhD Transfer Seminar Invitation: ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’

All are invited to Rafi Sanghro’s research seminar on Friday 1st May, 12-2pm, in Cottesbroke C310, Park Campus. Rafi will present on ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a  historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’.

Organisation Studies Network (OSN) seminar on 9th June

Submitted by Dr Hala Mansour

The next Organisation Studies Network (OSN) seminar will be held at Northampton Business School on 9th June 2015 from 12 noon. The OSN includes the University of East London, Keele University, Staffordshire University and the University of Northampton and the group meets regularly to discuss and debate issues around Organisation Studies. The programme on the 9th June includes papers on Research and Writing, Choosing and Trusting in Health and Medicine, Cultures of Mis-selling in the Financial Services Industry and more. Full details of the programme are attached.

If you would like to attend please let Hala Mansour or Debbie Christopher know by 11th May 2015.