This event invites all colleagues interested in research to engage with both staff and students in the celebration of Research and Enterprise opportunities available at Staffordshire University through interactive online sessions taking place over the week of 14 June 2021.
We will also be launching 5 of our newest research centres and there will be several open discussion sessions where we will explore how you can get involved in the research and enterprise environment.
Events will take place online and you can register your attendence and navigate to each session using the links in the programme below.
Monday 14 June 10:00-12:30 – Setting the Strategic Direction
This session introduces the week and sets our cross-disciplinary research and enterprise activities in the context of the REF, the university’s research strategy to 2030, the funding landscape, postgraduate research, the professoriate and the university’s programme of civic engagement.
Monday 14 June 14:00-16:30 – Launch of the Staffordshire Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Engineering
This session is designed to highlight the activities of this new research centre on emerging technologies related to renewable energies. At Staffordshire University we have always been conscious of the environmental impact from greenhouse gases and have promoted research and development in technologies to address that.
Tuesday 15 June 10:00-12:30 – Launch of SCoLPP: Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice
SCoLPP is a new Research Centre committed to pedagogic practice which connects learning and teaching to social mobility. At the event, you will hear about how you can bid for a SCoLPP Innovators Award (the Golden Ticket item) which will provide opportunity for 2 years’ project funding and support to take forward your exciting pedagogic ideas. We will also have a bit of fun with some disruptive thinking about learning and teaching from some very special and irreverent guests and founder members.
Tuesday 15 June 14:00-17:00 – Working in Partnership
This session will be led by the Professoriate, focusing on researchers working in partnership, the importance of internationalisation, developing international collaboration and working with visiting titleholders.
Wednesday 16 June 10:00-12:30 – Postgraduate and Early Career Research Opportunities
This session will focus on and discuss the experiences of PhD/Prof Doc students and those of early career researchers. The session will also include a panel on academic publishing and, not least, the Three Minute Thesis® competition, and will conclude with reflections and initial findings from the Enhance PGR project and the announcement of the winner of the Photograph your PhD competition.
Thursday 17 June 10:00-12:30 – Launch of Centre for Smart Systems, AI and Cybersecurity (SSAICS)
SSAICS is a multidisciplinary research centre with a specific focus on Smart Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity and their applications in different sectors and domains. The centre promotes research excellence in some important emerging technologies and supports business partners and other stakeholders in implementing cutting edge solutions to solve real world problems. Learn more about our current projects and future directions at this session and get to know members of the centre and their expertise.
Thursday 17 June 14:00-16:00 – Research Impact – Maximising Opportunities
The session continues the week with a summary of where we are regarding opportunities afforded by the REF and the importance of building in impact from an early stage in research. The session will also include lessons learned from the current REF from a panel of impact case study authors, and an introduction to the impact tracker for those not yet familiar with it.
Friday 18 June 10:00-12:30 – Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange
This session focuses on the interface between research, enterprise and knowledge exchange through our Innovation Enterprise Zone, the knowledge exchange framework (KEF), enterprise projects and student and graduate enterprise.
Friday 18 June 16:00-20:30 – Launch of C3 Centre
The C3 Centre is one of the newest of Staffordshire University’s Research Centres and focusses on the Creative Industries and Creative Communities. It provides a single overarching structure for all staff working with our creative partners through the medium of arts in relation to the creative and cultural economy, society and sectors. This session will explore research, innovation and cutting edge technology via panel debates, showcases and online spaces for networking.