Category Archives: News

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


Funding opportunities: British Ecological Society

Two calls are currently open for members of the British Ecological Society (BES), both opening new doors and opportunities. Both calls have a deadline of 5pm, Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Outreach grants – Members are invited to apply for up to £2,000 per project. These projects will be built around engaging with the public and different audiences.

Research Grants – Early career ecologists are eligible to apply for up to £20,000 in this funding, otherwise £5,000 is available for small projects.

For more information click here