Staff Research Conference 2017 23 May 2107 9:00-17:00
Book your place at bit.ly/SUResearchConference2017
PhD By Published Work Workshop
Thursday 20th October, Cadman Conference Room
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or simply drop in on the day.
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 email@example.com to book a stand.
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.
To 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:-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 4th March 2016
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.
More details on the TAMK international weeks are here:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Josephine Beech on 01782 294149.
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
Further details and booking information at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-european-experience-a-conference-for-academics-involved-in-eu-funded-projects-tickets-17309990648
The British Science Association Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend three to six weeks working with a media organisation such as the Guardian, the BBC or Nature News.
Every year up to ten Media Fellows are mentored by professional journalists. They learn how the media operates and reports on science, how to communicate with the media and to engage the wider public with science through the media.
The Media Fellowships aim to give scientists, engineers and their colleagues, the confidence and willingness to engage with the media, to tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.
After their media placement, Fellows attend the in September, which provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a range of media organisations from all over the UK in the dedicated Press Centre. The Festival also offers opportunities to learn from a wide range of public engagement activities and network with academics, journalists and science communicators.
The application deadline is 3 April 2015.
For further information go to: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/media-fellows
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 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.
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.