Northumbria Research Support

Research Impact

3 Minute Thesis Competition – Friday 19th May 2017

On Friday 19th May 2017 Northumbria are holding a 3 Minute Thesis competition. 3 Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance to non-academics in just three minutes. The winner of this round will go on to a regional competition at the University of Sunderland on…

What do you think about evidence-based policy making?

We have received the following request from the Universities Programme Manager at the Houses of Parliament for views from researchers on evidence-based policy making. It focusses on an idea called the Evidence Information Service, aimed at rapidly connecting politicians with academics through parliamentary systems. If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative…

DON’T MISS OUT – ECR event on the HEFCE consultation on the next REF, Tues 14 Feb, 1pm

As many of you may know, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has launched the consultation for the next Research Excellence Framework. This includes proposals intended to streamline the REF process and make it less burdensome for UK universities whilst maintaining and improving incentives for research excellence.  It includes recommendations relating to: the submission…

Government response to Dowling Review of business-university collaborations – brief summary

The Government published its response to the Dowling Review on 20th December welcoming and strongly supporting the review which it says is reflected in the £100m over four years it announced in the last budget to support university-business collaboration – ‘The Dowling Review will continue to guide our ongoing work to reform and simplify public support…

Find out more about Participatory Action Research with training days in 2017

Three workshops are being offered by the Participatory Research Hub for those interested in finding out more about this way of researching in collaboration. The workshops are open to those new to and established as researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists. Participatory research is an excellent route to research impact…