Book now for ESRC Bid Writing Workshop

If you’re a member of staff at Northumbria and thinking about bidding for a grant from the ESRC in the future, this is the workshop for you. Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon (Associate Dean for Research in Life Sciences) will explore the specific requirements of the ESRC and focus on how to make bids more likely to be successful.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, 15 February (12.00-2.00pm).

To book your place, email angela.cheetham@northumbria.ac.uk

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Welcome To Our Blog’s New Home!

Thanks to the helpful folk in the Northumbria University LTech department, we’ve recently moved our blog from it’s old home on wordpress.com to research.northumbria.ac.uk/support.

Although you probably won’t notice any major differences in the way the blog looks (at least not yet!), this move to a hosted WordPress installation will allow us more flexibility and hopefully we’ll be improving the experience for you as a user of the blog.

Remember to update your bookmarks and re-subscribe to the feed. As always, please feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with us if you want to contribute or have an idea on how we could make the blog better.

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Training Opportunities for Northumbria researchers

The following courses in our Research Training and Development programme are currently taking bookings.  See the bottom of this post for details about how to book.

Let Me Entertain You: Lecturing as Performance (Prof Kenny Coventry) 26 January (12:00-14:00)
Prof Kenny Coventry’s research expertise in the relationship between language and perception, and communication will inform this session on lecturing as performance to explore effective communication and transfer of knowledge in the classroom and other contexts.Open to Staff and PGRs
Project Management of Research Projects (Sandra Hannah) 7 February (09:30-17:00)
What are the principles behind good project management? How do you ensure your project will deliver on time? How do you avoid drift? The aims of this one day workshop are: to ensure participants have the knowledge and understanding of project management; and to be able to utilise tools and techniques effectively in the context of research projects.Staff only
 
Be a Better Writer (Helen Lawrence) 8 February and 22 February (both 13:30-16:30) Are you aware that your written work is good and could be better? This two-part master-class will give you the opportunity to explore how to write simply and well and to edit your own work more effectively. The course covers the key rules of style and tone, how to polish writing and avoid common errors and how to convey complex information plainly and elegantly.

NB. The course is in two parts and both parts should be attended. There will be a small piece of work to complete in between the two parts. Participants should be fluent in English.

Staff and PGRs

The full programme can be found at Research Training Programme – Northumbria University

To book a place email angela.cheetham@northumbria.ac.uk

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On Language and Perception

Check out this video showcasing research carried out by Professor Kenny Coventry and colleagues at CoCoLab (Communication and Cognition Lab) at Northumbria University on the mapping between language and perception. It describes an ESRC-funded research project looking at cross-linguistic differences in spatial language and asks:  Does the language we speak affect the way we think?

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Welcome to the Northumbria Research Support Blog

Welcome to the new blog from the Research Support team at Northumbria University. We are part of the Research & Business Services department and we provide research funding support, advice, and guidance across the University.

On this blog, we’ll be writing about research funding news, opportunities, events, hints, tips, and policy analysis. Our aim is to help you stay on top of the research funding game and to provide you with the information you need to prepare and submit high quality applications. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed via feed reader or email.

There’s not much to see here at the moment, but this will become one of the main routes of communication and dissemination for the Research Support team in RBS and we’ll be updating regularly. In the meantime, why not have a look at our bookmarks on Delicious or some of the other useful blogs and sites linked in the sidebar on the right hand side?

We’d love to know what you think about the blog and the support offered by Research & Business Services more generally. Please drop us a line or pop in for a chat – our details are on the Contact page.

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