Northumbria University is involved in 26 contributions to the prestigious CHI 2012 conference in Austin, Texas. You can read about them all here:
CHI/Northumbria: It’s the Experience
Experts from the Schools of Life Sciences, Design and Built and Natural Environment are taking part in the conference this year, with contributions ranging from digital cheque books for eighty somethings, interventions to change energy usage to teenage cool, killer apps and building design.
CHI is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction, taking place this year between 5th and 10th May. This year’s conference is expected to draw in over 2,500 professionals from over 400 countries.
There are two weeks to go until Northumbria University’s annual Research Conference!
Taking place on 16th and 17th May, the conference celebrates recent and ongoing research across the University. It provides an opportunity for staff to present their findings to colleagues, and to network with potential collaborators in other Schools.
Research students will get a chance to showcase their work via a poster presentation, and a prize will be presented to the student judged to have created the best poster.
The programme has been published and registration for the conference is open, so click on the link to book your place.
The PVC for Research, Professor Peter Golding, together with key staff from Research and Business Services, is delivering a series of Roadshows about Northumbria’s involvement in the REF.
Each School will have its own specific Roadshow. The session will incorporate a presentation from the School’s AD for Research, giving specific information on what is expected at both School and University level during the course of the REF submission period, and also discuss the current REF Dry Run which is taking place in preparation for 2014.
Dates, times and locations of the Roadshows can be found below. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
||14.00 – 15.30
||Hall A, Coach Lane Campus
|Natural and Built Environment
||14.00 – 15.30
||15.00 – 16.30
||Design School Presentation Hall
||10.00 – 11.30
||10.00 – 11.30
Research and Business Services has recently made a number of improvements to the pre- and post-award support available to colleagues in the University. One significant feature introduced in the last month is the online Project Monitoring Reports which allow Principal Investigators to keep track of spend to date and funds remaining on all externally funded projects. Reports are available via the Post-Award section of the RBS website and require a Northumbria username and password.
Once logged in you can choose to view reports using either the University or RCUK financial models. Simply choose a School, a PI name and then select the project number and title you would like to view using the drop-down menus.
The report shows a straightforward breakdown of planned spend, spend to date and any committed expenditure so PIs can see at a glance how much money is left under any particular budget heading.You can also drill down to view additional details for different categories of travel expenditure, for example.
If you have any questions about the Project Monitoring Reports, please direct them to Wendy Anderson in the RBS Post-Award team.
The fossil record of life on earth, the science behind our Olympic hopefuls and the psychology behind governmental decision-making are just some of the highlights of Northumbria’s events at the 2012 Newcastle Science Festival
, which runs from 8th – 15th March
This year, for the first time, Northumbria is playing a leading role in the festival with participation in almost half of all festival events and representation from almost every School.
The week-long programme features a mix of exhibitions, performance, special events, lectures and debates.
|Lucy Winskell, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Region Engagement and Partnerships, said:“This year Northumbria is playing a key role in ScienceFest with the aim of both celebrating and improving understanding of the world around us.“”As ScienceFest is all about showcasing science and the impact it has on people’s lives, it provides the perfect platform for Northumbria to demonstrate its commitment to conducting meaningful research that makes a difference to people’s lives.”
Further details about the 2012 Newcastle Science Festival are available from their website at: www.newcastlesciencefest.co.uk Or, to download a PDF version of the brochure, please go to: www.newcastlesciencefest.co.uk/programme.html.
The next Northumbria Research Forum will take place on Friday 24th February, on the theme of Climate and the Environment.
Climate change and its impact on the way we live may well be the most pressing issue facing humankind. Research into ways of living, social and physical planning of our environment, legal, technological, environmental and social aspects of climate in our lives all invite research and analysis. This forum will offer an opportunity to present existing research and consider ways forward.
The Research Forums provide a simple platform for staff to communicate their research to colleagues and to find out about cognate research that might be of interest. They provide an opportunity to bring Northumbria’s research community together around a variety of research themes and disciplines, and to reflect issues and topics where research originating from diverse disciplinary bases might be taken further in collaboration.
Presentations are expected to be informal and brief (maximum 10 minutes) and should be designed to inform a general audience about the research interests and activities of a colleague. PowerPoint facilities will be available, but are not encouraged.
The Forum takes place on the 24th February and is scheduled from 10.30am – 2.30pm, although it may conclude with lunch dependant on final numbers attending. It will be held in Room 205, Sutherland Building. Lunch and refreshments will be available. It is not necessary to attend the full Forum and you are welcome to join/leave the Forum as teaching committments allow. All Northumbria University staff who wish to attend should register on the forum website.