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Methods on the move: advanced postgraduate research methods school

This Research Methods School introduces recent developments in methods that seek to interfere in, rather than simply register, states of the world and their implications for research practice

Research methods are always on the move. People experiment with modes of creating meaning and knowledge. Governmental institutions demand and develop new methods of data gathering and interpretation. Companies create similar demands for enhancing corporate information and knowledge and social movements for challenging ways of living. Yet, the critical issue is not simply an intensification of demands for new methods but also a reflection about what these methods are setting in motion. This Research Methods School introduces recent developments in methods that seek to interfere in, rather than simply register, states of the world and their implications for research practice. Plenary and parallel working sessions will be offered by leading academics at the Open University and University of Oxford.

List of speakers includes:

Professor Engin Isin, Professor of Citizenship, The Open University Professor Elizabeth Silva, Professor of Sociology, The Open University Professor Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography, The Open University Professor Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, The Open University Dr Stephanie Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University Dr Umut Erel, Lecturer in Sociology, The Open University Dr Laura Rival, Department of International Development, University of Oxford Dr Thomas Thornton, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford Dr Asma Mustafa, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford Dr Maan Barua, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford Dr Wendy Martin, Programme Leader for MSc Public Health and Health Promotion, Brunel University Dr Louise Mansfield, Senior Lecturer & Deputy Director of BC-SHaW, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University

 

Convenors

Dr Shonil Bhagwat, Director of Postgraduate Degrees and Professor Jef Huysmans, Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance

 

Information for participants

The programme includes plenary sessions and small group workshops on methods. Refreshments and sandwich lunch will be provided during breaks, but participants will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation and evening meals.

 

The Open University - maps and directions:http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact//locations.aspx

 

http://www.open.ac.uk/about/estates/travel-advice/bus-services/buses-and-milton-keynes-railway-station

 

Hotels: http://www.booking.com/city/gb/milton-keynes.en-gb.html

 

Please refer to programme attached below.

 

Registration

Please complete the registration fields at: http://www.open.ac.uk/ccig/events/registration?event=Methods%20on%20the%20move:%20advanced%20postgraduate%20research%20methods%20school&nid=983

 

If you have any queries please email: socsci-research-degrees@open.ac.uk.

NB: No registration fee


Applying for NIHR Non-Clinical Fellowships

Speakers: Prof Judith Rankin, Dr Gwen Averley and two Fellows: Melissa Girling (NIHR DTF) and Katrin Jaedicke (NIHR TRF) who will talk about their experience of obtaining an NIHR Fellowship.

Applying for NIHR Non-Clinical Fellowships

Friday 23 October 2015, 09:00-11:00, Leech Building MED L2.2

http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/fellowship-programme.htm

Newcastle University has several current and recent members of the non-clinical NIHR selection panel for postdoctoral, senior and career scientist fellowships and several holders of NIHR Fellowships.
The purpose of this session is to pass on the benefit of this experience for those preparing applications for the 2015 competition closing date will be in January 2016.
The session will cover the Fellowship schemes available; what makes a good application and a good research project; and the assessment process and viewpoint from the Selection Panel.

 

ALL WELCOME


Leading Edge

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An Engagement Scheme promoting scientific aspiration for research associates and PhD students to work with Schools throughout the North East

To find out more please come to the drop-in session November 3rd and 4th in the Ridley Atrium.

for further info contact sarahjayne.boulton@ncl.ac.uk

or visit blogs.ncl.ac.uk/leadingedge


40 years of KTP Showcase

a celebration of the success of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Details and booking

Postdoc Network Program “Aging induced impairments of regeneration and stem cell functionality”

A new Postdoc Network Program "Aging induced impairments of regeneration and stem cell functionality" has been launched at the Leibniz Institute for Age Research in Jena, Germany.

There are two Postdoc positions available. They are looking for qualified applicants who have just recently completed or are about to complete their PhD or MD in a biomedical related field.

For further information please click here and here.

 


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