Monthly Archives: April 2016

NIHR Research Programmes

Obtaining NIHR funding and the application process

Monday 25 April 2016, University of Oxford

Considering a NIHR research application?  The NIHR is running a free event to help you submit applications.  Continue reading NIHR Research Programmes



Wednesday 6 July 2016  9.30 – 4pm

This is an invitation to all staff and research students to a development event about the use of Big Data sets on Wednesday 6 July. The Conference title is The Data Revolution: Why is Big Data a Big Deal for Universities?  The event is relevant to professional services staff including HR, IT; to academic staff for research and curriculum content purposes; and to research degree students. Continue reading THE DATA REVOLUTION: WHY IS BIG DATA A BIG DEAL FOR UNIVERSITIES?

Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers

Reminder that the closing date for Expressions of Interest is approaching.

SPARC is a new Programme aimed at Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers and offers the opportunity for Early Career Researchers (or Academic staff with a professional background new to research, Early Research Careers) to successfully develop and implement a research career plan alongside their other role requirements.

SPARC offers coordination of a number of existing resources and the potential for additional opportunities managed in a cohort group of up to twenty researchers who will work on the delivery of individually negotiated research outcomes for a period of up to 24 months.

If you are interested in joining SPARC either this academic year 2015-16 or next (2016-17) please visit the RED website for further information and guidance. Continue reading Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers

Communicating Internally to Develop Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

Date: 17 May 2016 Time: 10:00 – 3:45PM Location: London South Bank University.

Developing Knowledge Exchange is a long-term, cultural activity. A key element of this is marketing internally to key stakeholders, to ensure that Knowledge Exchange in all its forms is understood across academic and administrative departments.

This day session aims to explore this challenge, considering how to develop the discourse within the university, and how to encourage more sustained engagement. Continue reading Communicating Internally to Develop Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

Creative Connections: Evaluating community arts and health interventions – Re-scheduled date: Wednesday 20th April 2016

Further to the postponement of the above Lunchtime Research Seminar originally scheduled for the 16th March 2016, please find attached an updated flyer for the 20th April 2016. 

To register please email: by Noon on Wednesday 13th April 2016 to ensure catering arrangements to be organised. Creative Connections Flyer – 20th April 2016


Meet the RED Team: Stephen Bourner, Strategic Projects Development Manager

Stephen BournerHello, I’m Stephen Bourner and I have recently been appointed to RED as Strategic Projects Development Manager.

I have many years’ experience in the regeneration and economic development sectors, in the project management of EU-funded projects and in providing technical assistance for the bidding process and running of projects, including within the HE sector. My last major role, prior to coming to Canterbury Christ Church University, was in providing project management for a lead partner, the Institute for Sustainability, in major transnational, multi-partner, Interreg-funded projects. Continue reading Meet the RED Team: Stephen Bourner, Strategic Projects Development Manager