The Doctoral Open Days are a chance for doctoral researchers to discover the British Library. Learn about the extent of the Collection: manuscripts, archives, books, maps, visual art, sound recordings, newspapers, zines, stamps, official publications, journals, databases, websites … and more!
Spanning over 3,500 years of history, drawn from across the world and covering hundreds of languages, the Library’s Collection is an essential research resource, unique in its size, variety and potential to support scholarship across a wide range of different disciplines and subject areas.
The events are mainly taking place at the British Library Knowledge Centre at St Pancras, London throughout January and February 2020. For more details, please visit the British Library’s website.
Interdisciplinarity has received a lot of importance in academia, but there isn’t always the opportunity to meet and interact with people outside of their own disciplines. The Doctoral Interdisciplinary Unconference is a chance to meet people from other schools who might be working on similar topics to you.
The organisers want to create more interaction between peers across disciplines and research areas. They believe that this will be an excellent opportunity for collaboration, interaction, engagement and more – offering a space where such interaction is possible and might even take the shape of something fruitful beyond the event.
Date: 19th November 2019 Time: 12.30 – 14.30 Venue: Sussex Library, Open Learning Space
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) are offering grants of up to £1000 to support innovation in academic practice.
The Digital Practice Awards give staff the opportunity to
develop or experiment with new tools, resources or teaching approaches.
Participation also demonstrates an active commitment to the development of
scholarly practice and to the enhancement of the student experience.
Successful applicants will be supported in the
implementation of their project, which will run throughout the 2019/20 Spring
Semester. There is an expectation that awardees will actively contribute to the
sharing of good practice across the institution by showcasing the outcomes and
lessons learned from their innovation at relevant networking/dissemination
events and through the production of a short video case study or blog post.
Proposals must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 13th December 2019. Please see the TEL website for more details about the awards and to download the application form.
Are you a PhD or professional doctorate student at a UK university with a formal diagnosis of autism and aged 18 or over?
Would you like to help provide greater insight into the experience of autistic students as they progress through doctoral study?
This research is part of an MRes project looking at autistic research students’ academic experience, social experience and communication, support from the university, disclosure, research community and careers. Participants are offered the choice of a face-to-face or email interview.
It is hoped that the results of this study can feed into providing a better HE experience for autistic research students and to a more inclusive PGR environment more generally.
If you are interested in taking part in this study or would like further details please contact Melanie Steele email@example.com.
12.00 – 13.30 on Wednesday 20th November Arts B 217 (lunch included)
Researching a tough topic? Struggling with the content of your research? Not sure who to talk to about it?
Researchers from across all disciplines are invited to come together and discuss their experiences of working with challenging data. This kind of research can leave researchers vulnerable, and the aim is to create a space to openly discuss the issues involved, and bring in experts to discuss coping methods.
For more info please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note this is for Doctoral Students only due to funding restrictions*
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme provides the opportunity for young researchers from the six countries including the UK to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and research institutions over a period of two months during the summer.
The British Council is this programme’s nominating authority for UK candidates. Applications are now open for the JSPS Summer Programme 2020, with a deadline of 15 January 2020.
Awards include: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance, domestic research trip allowance and overseas travel and accident insurance policy.
The Excursions journal, run by University of Sussex researchers, has a Call for Papers on the concept of chaos.
The journal the invites researchers to embrace chaos and investigate the complexities of society, nature, science and being human. Is chaos a natural, universal phenomenon of “disorder” or a perspective-bound construct? What meanings and functions can we attribute to chaos in theory and practice? How can chaos aid contemporary scholarship in its quest to understand the complexity of our lived experience?
In this issue, Excursions seeks to assemble a collection of articles that reflect on the concept of chaos, whether as a natural phenomenon in an objective reality or as a socially-constructed subjective phenomenon. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Chaos as a metaphysical concept or theory
Chaos as a process in the biological, physical and social world
Chaos as a theme in popular culture and political discourse