COVID-19 update: extensions to periods of study for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my latest update, including a key announcement on study extensions for postgraduate researchers, the latest on the return of research to our UK campuses and reaction to the government’s support for research. I am also delighted to share further outstanding successes from colleagues in our research community.   Postgraduate research student extensions announcement   In response to the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the studies and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students, the …

COVID-19: support for postgraduate researchers and invitation to a virtual town hall

Professor Dame Jessica Corner on the University’s response to COVID-19 In my latest update, I am delighted to share news of support for the University’s UK postgraduate researchers, whose studies have been affected by COVID-19. I am also inviting our research community to join me at a series of virtual town halls –as we come …

COVID-19: thank you for your resilience, dedication and compassion

An update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I would like to once again update our research community on our continued response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and share with you the latest updates of how our commitment to each other and society is truly making a difference. Many of us feel disorientated in these extraordinary …

A welcome message from Pip Peakman, Director of Research and Innovation

Pip Peakman joined the University in September 2019. A Biochemistry graduate from the University of Birmingham, Pip was previously the Director of Research Operations and Strategy at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.  My first few months at the University have been spent in full absorption mode. I have met with many colleagues, started to become familiar with our fantastic UK campuses (UNNC and UNM visits in …

What can the Graduate Research Showcase do for you?

Ewa Szypula is a lecturer in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, currently working on her project ‘Balzac’s Love Letters’. In this post, she shares her impressions of the Graduate Research Showcase 2015. As a postdoctoral researcher keen to get feedback on my book project, I jumped at the chance to present a …

Winning projects at Research Showcase 2015

On Wednesday 17 June, the Graduate School’s Research Showcase 2015 gave researchers from across the University the chance to discuss their work and the real-life impact it could have. Over 40 researchers presented posters explaining their projects, which were then judged by members of the public and non-academic University staff for clarity and creativity. The day also featured a …

Don’t miss Research Showcase 2015

Kamaljit Moirangthem is a second year Bioenergy PhD researcher working with Professor Greg Tucker, Professor Ian King and Dr Julie King at our Sutton Bonington Campus. As the first-prize winner of Research Showcase 2014, he shares his story and looks forward to this year’s event. The Research Showcase is an annual event – like the …

Research staff — sign up for your development conference

Have you signed up for the Research Staff Development Conference yet? Learn more about the event in this guest post from our friends in the Graduate School… New Year, new you? The annual Research Staff Development Conference is an opportunity for research staff at the University to take a day out to focus on their …