There will be an opportunity to unleash your creativity and enterprise during an Intensive Solvers Session on Tuesday 6th March 2012, 10am until 1.30pm working with award winning playwright, actress and singer-songwriter Yasmine Van Wilt.
PGRs need to be creative, enterprising, resourceful, able to solve complex problems and address challenging issues in innovative ways, build networks and win support. This Intensive Solvers Session seeks to develop your skills as a researcher as well as giving an insight into what is involved in creating a business – helpful information, if in the future you might consider freelancing, setting up a social enterprise or being self employed, based on your creativity, your research, your transferrable skills or your interests.
During the session you will come up with some creative ideas in response to some real life issues and opportunities, and create a hypothetical business to test out your enterprising skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
The problem being solved will be set by Yasmine Van Wilt, playwright, actress and singer-songwriter – and current HASS PhD student. She was a 2001 WordBridge Playwright and a 2007 Soho Young Writer. She has performed internationally for theatre and radio. She is a director and founding member of Immortalis Vox Productions. She recorded her debut album, Ex-Pat Reveries, with National Public Radio (US) in 2007 and went on to tour 40 venues in 4 countries performing music from this and her most recent album, The Big Smoke (2010). She has performed at such venues as Cafe de Paris and the George Square. Her most recent play, We’re Gonna Make You Whole was published by Oberon Books. Yasmine has numerous upcoming theatre, film and music commissions.
The Session is being led by Jane Nolan MBE, an Entrepreneur in Residence with Newcastle University Careers Service, a graduate of the School of English, a successful business woman and a current HASS PhD student. Booking: http://apps.ncl.ac.uk/pgrdp
I have just come back from the latest NU Women event and thought it would be useful to remind you of its purpose.
NU women is a network open to all women who work at the University. At the moment the focus is on Newcastle University but the aim is to expand to include other Universities in the North East.
It was established in March 2009 to provide a forum for women to share ideas and provide mutual support for their career development. The network is led by Professor Vicki Bruce, Head of School of Psychology and Chair of the University’s Diversity Committee and is supported by a mixture of academic and administrative staff.
The network evolved from a Think Tank on gender issues Read the rest of this entry »
Calling all international students, you have until June 21st to enter the inaugural International Student Short Story Competition! Students from anywhere in the world can enter, providing they are studying at a UK university, or have graduated within the past two years. Entrants can write about any aspect of their experience of studying abroad, such as the challenges of adapting to life in a different climate and culture, the ups and downs of ‘international living’, culture clashes, coping with food/cuisine in a new country, homesickness, love (or the lack of it), social lives, job hunts and struggles to make ends meet.
Run by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts and judged by award-winning writer Jackie Kay, first prize is a whopping £1,000, second Prize is £500 and third Prize: £200 so pick your pens up, get tapping on the keyboard and give it a go.
Full submission guidelines are on the NCLA website.
Check out The Journal Article on this new Innovation Accelerator.
The article states: “The Innovation Accelerator is specifically aimed at entrepreneurs looking to commercialise a scientific innovation and will give them unique access to the business intelligence, services and experience that will give them the best chance of success.”
What is the Intel® Challenge? http://www.intelchallenge.eu/
The Intel® Challenge Europe is a regional business plan for university students. In collaboration with prestigious education institutions and entrepreneurship organizations across Europe, Intel is excited to launch the Intel® Challenge Europe this year.
The goal of Intel® Challenge Europe is to contribute to the entrepreneurial movement and help generate interest and development of technological projects with the potential to become major business opportunities. By advancing technology entrepreneurship, Intel® Challenge Europe can support projects that can create value-added production chains and result in job creation.
The winners of this regional competition will be invited to participate in the final round of the competition at the Intel®+Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (IBTEC) in November this year at the University of California at Berkeley.
A great opportunity to extend your science experience to the community….
Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering? Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities? If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th. Newcastle University, in association with Beacon North East and Newcastle Sciencefest, is planning a University open day as part of National Science and Engineering week 2010. The aim of the open day will be to allow members of the local communities to access areas of the University otherwise closed to them, and allow them to meet members of the University’s research community.
For more information please see the following web page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/beacon/news-events/news/item/your-view-poster-competition