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A brave new world: Learning project management as an academic researcher

As many academic researchers I have found that sometimes the only way to pursue a grand idea involves a very large project, which also involves a shift from working in the way we are trained, as lone workers, to becoming a mixture of academics and project managers. 219 more words

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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences offers a programme of multidisciplinary training workshops. Subject-specific training and support is also offered via a diverse range of specialist research groups. 134 more words

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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Health: open to all

The School of Health have recently launched their discipline-related development programme, which includes a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of themes, open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton. 142 more words

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Deadline extended for Images of Research 2015-16 - there is still time to enter!

If you haven’t yet had time to take a photo or draw a picture reflecting your research there is still time. The deadline for the Graduate School’s… 316 more words

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

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. 269 more words

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Simon and Hallsworth Fellowship Briefing and Showcase, 19th October

You are cordially invited to a showcase event for the Simon and Hallsworth Fellowships, which will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on Monday 19 October in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum. 96 more words

Making the leap from academia to industry

Thinking about how your PhD can be transferred to industry?  Check out this interesting blog post from IT firm Scott Logic.  It’s great to hear how the transferable skills, especially problem solving, gained from PhD research are valued; and that time spent in academia from an industry perspective is viewed so positively. 59 more words

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