PGR Event PHD By Published Work – 20th October 2016 1-3pm


PhD By Published Work Workshop

Thursday 20th October, Cadman Conference Room

1-3 p.m.


The PhD by Published Work Workshop is an alternate route to a research degree for people who already have a research career. This workshop will be an introduction to the principles and procedures, and will be of interest to anyone thinking this route might be for them, or know of a research colleague whom the route might benefit. Note also that the PhD by Published work regulations here at the University are scheduled to be reviewed, so we welcome attendees who have experience in this area, and can thus give us feedback that aides the crafting of the new set of regulations.


Please book on Iris if you intend to attend (under events/training) or email or simply drop in on the day.


Staff Research Conference 2016

Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture

You are invited to book your place and/or submit an abstract for our 1st university wide Staff Research Conference, on Tuesday 25 October (9.00am – 4.30pm) in the Ashley Conference Centre, Stoke.

The conference will focus on “Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture”.

Subject specific research is an important part of our academic role. Creating a vibrant research culture has been identified as a vital area of development for our institution moving forward. Research has a critical part to play in enhancing our reputation as a Higher Education provider and differentiating us from other teaching institutions, as well as numerous other benefits.

Professor Cliff Oswick has accepted our invitation to be the conference’s keynote speaker. He will provide an enthusiastic and inspiring insight into his experience of developing research culture at Cass Business School, City University London.

The remainder of the conference will be dedicated to 10-minute verbal presentations and poster sessions delivered by university staff with refreshments provided during the day.

Presentations should be an exciting insight into research you undertake in your field. Any member of staff are wanted to submit an abstract should complete the Abstract Submission Form  by 12pm Friday 29 July.

Conference presentations will be run as parallel sessions showcasing the extensive range of research undertaken at the university. They will facilitate cross-faculty communications and foster an inclusive, nurturing, supportive research environment for all. Oral/poster presentation content and delivery should aim to inspire, encourage and showcase your research.

Abstracts need to demonstrate how you will achieve this aim. Academic staff naturally have differing levels of research experience, from recently active researchers to very experienced Professors. Presenters will be selected based on their abstract and not prior research experience.

The conference will include small exhibition stands showcasing project work within services departments. Contact Holly Hoar or Esther Knight on to book a stand.

Book your place through Eventbrite here  

Post any questions on our Workspace on IRIS

Having you there is really important, even if you do not wish to present. The conference will facilitate cross-faculty networking and share our institutions research interests and achievements.


Professorship and Associate Professorship Call 2016 – Advisory Session

cropped-theprofessorisinrevised-banner-FACEBOOK-CopyTo support the Professorship/Associate Professorship call announced by the Vice Chancellor in January, Dr Steve Wyn Williams will run an advisory session to guide prospective applicants on the conferment process and criteria.

The session will be held on:-

  • Wednesday 9th March at 11.00 am in Cadman Executive Boardroom, Cadman Building, Stoke

The session will run for two hours.

In order to ensure that there is sufficient time for questions and discussion, attendance will be capped at twenty-five members of staff. If necessary an additional session will be arranged before 4th April deadline for applications .

Places must be booked and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book a place, please email  your request to by no later than 4th March 2016

Visit TAMK in Finland on Erasmus Funding

One of our key partners in the Business School is TAMK in Finland. The Business School has held staff and student exchanges with them. TAMK are currently a partner on an Erasmus+ Strategic partnership bid with Staffordshire University.

This year TAMK has 9 international themed weeks for academic and support staff, they have invited us to attend the workshops. As they are one of our Erasmus partners we already have an approved budget to attend, you just need to ask your faculty to use your Erasmus+ Key Action 1 budget for your travel and accommodation costs.

Sessions include:

  • International week on engineering
  • International week for business and services
  • International week for art, media and music
  • International week for social services and health care
  • International week for non-teaching staff

More details on the TAMK international weeks are here:

Information sessions for Erasmus+ newcomers

New to Erasmus+? Register for an information session

The UK National Agency are pleased to announce a series of information sessions on the Erasmus+ programme in the UK. The purpose of these events is to provide an overview of the funding opportunities available under Erasmus+ and is intended for newcomers to Erasmus+. There is no charge to attend but places are limited.

Who should attend?

The sessions are for any organisation in the UK working in the sectors of education, training, youth or sport. They are aimed at organisations new to Erasmus+, including anyone who has not yet applied for funding but would like to know more about the range of possibilities under the programme. If your organisation has applied before, we advise that you look out for our application support events, including webinars.

The agenda is designed to give a general introduction and overview of Erasmus+, followed by a closer explanation of the types of funding opportunities available and next steps. There will be the opportunity to meet UK National Agency staff and network over refreshments.

When and where?

We will be holding information sessions in six venues across the UK, all of which are half-day events finishing around 12.30pm.

Follow the links below to register online:

Tuesday 20 October 2015 The Studio, Birmingham Register your place
Monday 2 November 2015 Westminster Conference Centre, London Register your place
Wednesday 4 November 2015 The Studio, Manchester Register your place
Tuesday 10 November 2015 IET, Glasgow Register your place
Monday 23 November 2015 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Register your place
Thursday 26 November 2015 The MAC, Belfast Register your place

If you have any questions about the information sessions, please email the Erasmus+ events team on

The team in Research Business & Employability Services (RBES) manage the Erasmus + proposal process for Staffordshire University, please let us know if you wish to attend or are interested in Erasmus + funding. You can reach us at our email or call Josephine Beech on 01782 294149.

The European Experience: A conference for Academics involved in EU funded projects

The European Experience: A conference for Academics involved in EU funded projects

Friday, 4 September 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom


If you are, or have been, involved in EU funded projects, either as a partner or an observer, then this FREE event will interest you!

Staffordshire University is convening a one day meeting at their STOKE Campus, for other academics involved in EU projects.

We are targeting the event at academics that would like to either

  1. a) Tell other interested parties about the project they are involved in (and meet their dissemination targets)
  2. b) Learn from current or recent projects funded by the EU
  3. c) Network with experienced project coordinators for ideas and future collaborations.

Further details and booking information at:

A New Start for Europe – Opening Up to an ERA of Innovation

A conference to discuss EU policies on Open Science, the European Research Area and Innovation is due to take place on 22-23 June 2015.

Organised by the European Commission in Brussels, the conference is expected to bring together 500 participants to discuss a broad range of issues, including:

  • the results and outcome of the ‘Science 2.0: Science in Transition’ consultation;
  • the European Research Area Roadmap;
  • open labour market for researchers;
  • building up an innovation ecosystem;
  • future markets.

The Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, will also be present at the event.

Further information can be found via the link below though registration is not yet open.


MSCA ITN: Information and Proposal Writing Events

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In its capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO will be running two information and proposal writing events for the 2015 Innovative Training Network (ITN) scheme, for which the call is currently open.


The events aim to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. Events University of Manchester, Manchester, Thursday 16 October 2014 London, venue and date will be confirmed and announced shortly.   Participation in the events is free of charge and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Manchester event is now open and can be found via the link below. Registration and information on the London event will be available and announced shortly. The 2015 ITN call opened on 2 September and has a deadline of 13 January 2015.

Additional Information