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2015-16 Changes to postgraduate research degree documentation

Top lodgeA number of changes have taken place to the regulations, policies, guidance and forms for postgraduate research (PGR) programmes. The student and supervisor toolkits now reflect all of the changes. This post will explain the changes and provide links to new content.

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


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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Top tips for doctoral examiners

In this article, Prof. Pam Denicolo gives her tips for those new to examining doctoral candidates.

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

IoR strip short

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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Hugh Kearns returns to Northampton: a new Research Supervision Masterclass

Kearns2On February 13th 2015 we are welcoming back Australian researcher & educator, Hugh Kearns. Hugh is recognised internationally and regularly lectures at universities across the world, including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and, for the second time, Northampton!

In February 2014 Hugh delivered the Seven Secrets of Successful Research Students for Supervisors and now he is back, by popular demand, with another workshop for University of Northampton Supervisors:

The Research Supervision Masterclass
on Friday, 13 February 2015 from 09:30 to 12:30
Sunley Lecture Theatre, Park Campus.
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Get out your cameras… or pencils! Images of Research is back

IoR strip short

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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Doing your PhD: books for research students and supervisors

Never mind your subject interest, did you know that the library has a number of books about the PhD process itself?  Check out some of these texts.

For research students:

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“Seven secrets of highly successful research students” workshop

Kearns2On 11th February 2014, Hugh Kearns, lecturer and researcher at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, will be visiting the University of Northampton to run some development sessions for Supervisors and Research Students. Still places left! 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.

Re-launch of the Supervisor’s Forum

(posted on behalf of Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Dr Wanda McCormick and Dr David Preece)

We are re-launching the University’s PhD Supervisor’s Forum.

The purpose of the forum is to enable doctoral supervisors to meet with colleagues from within and outside their disciplines, to share ideas and practice, to problem-solve with peers, to network and to have a nice lunch. Read the rest of this entry