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UON Images of Research 2022 – vote for your favourites!

The Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) competition is back! Researchers at UON have submitted their research images and abstracts and now it’s up to YOU to choose the winning images.

The idea of the competition is for researchers to produce a unique image which captures the essence of their research in a visual, artistic or photographic way, along with a clearly written title and accompanying abstract which ties in. This year’s IoR will be a double competition, where viewers can vote for their top two favourites online and a guest judge will also choose their top two. Voting closes on 13th June 2022.

HOW TO VOTE
Just take a look at the IoR Brochure below, study the images and abstracts and then follow the guidelines below.

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Graduate School Newsletters

Find out about events, workshops, webinars and news for PGRs, Supervisors and other researchers in the fortnightly Graduate School Newsletters, the latest published Feb 10th. They can be found in Graduate School Yammer or in emails via the PGR and Supervisor distribution lists. Contact Simone if you have any content you would like to submit.

Dust off your cameras, dig out your sketchbook – Images of Research is back in 2022!

2021 winner, Jonathan Francis, with “The reliability of manual ultrasonics in detecting internal corrosion in Carbon Steel pipework”

The Graduate School’s Images of Research (IoR) competition is back! The Call for Images is now open, so, if you are a researcher (staff or research student) at the University of Northampton, why not take part? Pick up 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. See the IoR 2021-22 Rules and Guidelines for how to apply.

This year’s IoR will, again, be a double competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites and an expert judge will also choose their top three. Entries (see below) must be emailed to Simone Apel by the extended close date of March 31st 2022.

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Supervisor Development Programme ~ 2022

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2022 the workshops will be delivered on:

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2022 at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus.

You will need to attend on all three days of the programme. Read the rest of this entry

Supervisor Development Programme ~ 2019/20

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2019/20 the workshops will be delivered on:

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September 2019 at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus.

You will need to attend on all three days of the programme.

There will also be a delivery of the programme in July 2020, probably on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th. Read the rest of this entry

The 2018-2019 Graduate School’s Images of Research competition is back!

pexels-photo-212372The call for “Images of Research” 2018-19 is now open. The Images of Research is an annual competition run by The Graduate School for all researchers (research students, staff and supervisors) at the University of Northampton. The image could be produced in an artistic or photographic way but it should reflect your research or an aspect of it. To participate in this year’s competition, you need to send your image along with a title and 150-word abstract to Ian Livingstone by December 14th, 2018 (deadline extended to) January 14th, 2019.
There will be a launch party where viewers can vote for their top three favourites and an expert judge will choose their top three. Read the rest of this entry

Supervisor Development Programme ~ 2018/19

The university runs a development programme for supervisors who are new to research degree supervision, co-ordinated by Professor Ian Livingstone.  It is a validated university postgraduate course and it is delivered as two modules – Workshops and Observation.  It is a requirement of our research degree regulations that everyone who is new to supervision takes the first module – the workshops.  The second module is optional but if you complete both you are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision which you can count as one completion when putting together supervisory teams. Even if you have previously supervised research students, there may be some elements of the programme that you would find useful.

In 2018/19 the workshops will be delivered on:

Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February 2019 at Platform in the centre of Northampton Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Update Day ~ Tuesday 12 June

Graduate School Update Day ~ Well-being and Resilience

Tuesday 12 June ~ 9.30-12.45 (refreshments from 9.15; lunch at 12.45)

Delapre Lecture Theatre, Park Campus

Every year The Graduate School holds an ‘Update Day‘ where the focus is on topics of interest to postgraduate researchers and their supervisors. The theme this year will be well-being and resilience.

We will run parallel workshops for supervisors and students, ending with a short plenary session. Read the rest of this entry

Short courses in statistics at the University of Hertfordshire

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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 

 

 

Grounded Theory Forum, 06 February 2018, Sulgrave S017

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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.