Monthly Archives: March 2018

NHS – National Institute for Health Research – March 2018

The latest edition includes:

Dementia Research, Forward Thinking and Public Involvement Standards.

To read these articles and more click here

9TH ANNUAL BABY ROOM CONFERENCE Debating Quality and Its Significance

baby room

Tuesday 01 May 2018 – 10am – 3.30pm | Canterbury Campus

This conference is for everyone with an interest in early childhood care and education for babies and young children from birth to two years of age. Keynote speakers will introduce and discuss contemporary research, policy and practice issues about babies’ and young children’s experiences in early childhood settings and the roles and responsibilities of the people who work with them.

The conference seeks to raise the profile and status of baby room work; to provide an opportunity to hear from respected speakers; to reflect on current provision; and to network with colleagues who share an interest or role in early childhood care and education for the youngest members of society, nationally and internationally.

Conference Fees and Booking

Ticket prices (includes refreshments, lunch and conference pack)
1. Delegates from small organisations (1-24 members of staff) £45 per person.
2. Small organisation group rate of £40 per person when booking 5 or more places simultaneously.
3. Delegates from large organisations (25 or more members of staff) £65 per person.
4. Large organisation group rate of £60 per person when booking 5 or more places simultaneously.
5. CCCU students £15 per person
6. CCCU staff £15 per person
7. If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, please email
8. Our ticket prices are kept to a minimum but if you feel that the cost is prohibitive, please contact

To look at the programme and for further details visit the website


Migrant wellbeing in Kent and beyond

Canterbury Christ Church University – 30th April 2018 – 9am – 2pm

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and Migrant Help invite you to ‘Migrant wellbeing in Kent and beyond’ event on 30th April.

Join us to:
• Find out about current research conducted by CCCU
• Discuss the needs of vulnerable migrants in our area
• Examine sustainability of services and training needs for practitioners

If you require further information at this stage, email

ProfsDo3MT, Wednesday 21st March, 1-2pm, Lg16

Learn about their research. Watch them sweat.  YOU vote for the winner

On Wednesday 21st March, 1-2pm (Lg16) the Postgraduate Research Association (PGRA), the Graduate School, and Research & Enterprise are jointly hosting a 3 Minute Thesis event that will be competed in by Professors from across all four Faculties. A full line-up is below.

The event aims to develop an understanding of different research at the university amongst our professoriate, to develop our wider research culture at the university, and to raise money for sport relief.

For those unfamiliar with the 3 Minute Thesis, it is an event that doctoral students take part in annually, which challenges them to explain their research using a single, static PowerPoint slide in only 3 minutes. This year we are challenging our professoriate to do the same! No waffling allowed!

Please come along to learn about their research and vote for your favourite presentation!

Krum, the SU President, will be hosting the event and the judging panel will be comprised of students from the PGRA including previous 3MT doctoral student winners. There will also be an audience choice vote where you can vote for your favourite presentation.

Donations on the door for sport relief. No booking required. No egging from the audience but gentle heckling might be allowed. Given it is sport relief, you might also expect to see some red and yellow cards dished out…

Current Line-Up:

Professor Mike Weed, Applied Policy Science and PVC Research & Enterprise (Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences)

Professor Amelia Hadfield, European and International Relations (Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences)

Professor Eleni Hatzidimitriadou, Community Psychology (Faculty of Health & Wellbeing)

Professor Jackie Eales, History (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Professor Carolyn Oulton, English Literature (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Professor Trevor Cooling, Christian Education (Faculty of Education)

Professor Berry Billingsley, Science Education (Faculty of Education)
Professor Doug MacInnes, Mental Health (Faculty of Health & Wellbeing)

National Institute for Health Research

News and Research – February 2018

The February newsletter includes ‘The Story of RfPB’ , ‘The Francis Inquiry, 5 years on’ and ‘Rare Disease Day’ plus A round up of health, and other news, from the NIHR alongside information about events and campaigns.

You’ll also find features that take a look beyond the news, blogs from our experts, the latest Journals Library publications and Dissemination Centre Signals. Click here for the full updates

nesta – February updates

8 of the best books on innovation – This Thursday marks the 21st World Book Day: a moment to celebrate reading in all its thought-provoking glory. Although the UK event generally focuses on encouraging young people to read, the day itself was originally designed to pay tribute to all authors; inspiring everyone, old and young, to pick up a book. With this in mind, here is a list innovation reads.

A roadmap for AI: 10 ways governments will change (and what they risk getting wrong) – There is a fever of excitement about AI and government at the moment. Unfortunately, much that’s been written about its prospects is frustratingly vague or just plain wrong.

Events  – including European Social Innovation Competition 2018 launch on 20 March 2018

Economic and Social Research Council


Life, the universe and everything

Presumably ‘How many ways are there to travel between UK research council interfaces?’ isn’t a question that Douglas Adams had in mind when he was writing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
But there are seven research councils, which means that the number of directions that can be taken is 42 (that’s n(n-1) if there are n councils and the direction of travel matters).
All of which serves merely to provide a preamble to this latest blog by Alex Hulkes, which looks at one aspect of cross-council application behaviour.

To read the whole article click here