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British Library PhD Research Placements: Call for Applications.

BritishLibraryStacksStPancrasPostgraduate Researchers are invited to apply to undertake one of the forthcoming British Library Research Placements. These are specially-selected projects that have been developed by the Library to support current doctoral researchers to develop and apply transferable skills and expertise. The opportunity is open to all doctoral researchers and applications must be approved by the applicant’s supervisor.

The application deadline is 4pm on 19 February 2018

For full details about the Placements are available here.

Eduroam service launched by IT Services

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IT Services has rolled out a wireless service called ‘eduroam’ across all University areas.

eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

eduroam (education roaming) allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions across the UK and internationally across 54 countries. When you can see and connect to the ‘eduroam’ network, you will be able to access it using your University credentials as described below.

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LearnTech news: technology for research

The monthly LearnTech newsletter has just arrived in my mailbox and although its focus is learning and teaching, I can see a few items that might also have an application in research. They are all described on the LearnTech blog:

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Sunshine and showers – LearnTech summer showcase

Message from Rob Howe, Head of Learning Technology, LLS:

What is changing in NILE on July 21st?
What is SaGE?
How do I use a voting handset to encourage in class participation?
How can I use a SMARTboard more effectively?
Why are iPADs and mobile devices so popular?
What training is available to support my technology development?

If you have questions similar to those above or just want to come to see how the Learning Technology team are able to support you then please come along to the LearnTech Summer Showcase – Sunshine and Showers.

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Top seven predictions for the future of research

Sarah Porter, head of innovation at the JISC, knows that technology is moving fast and believes that it will have an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work.  She and Torsten Reimer have come up with seven predictions for the future of research: Read the rest of this entry