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Research Elevenses - Discovering the University’s unique archives

Throughout July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers.

There’s no need to book - just turn up! Next week: 6th July - Discovering the University’s unique archives 11am, Fielding Johnson, Ogden Lewis Seminar Room 3
This session will explain what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.  Participants will also be introduced to the online archive catalogue and effective ways to locate archival sources to support teaching and research.

If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. Simply click the link and choose ‘Enter as Guest’ on the day. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

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2016 Festival of Postgraduate Research

On Thursday 7th July the Graduate School will be hosting the annual Festival of Postgraduate Research. The Festival is a key event in the University's calendar where we display to the world the impressive and ground-breaking research done by our postgraduate researchers.


Fifty-five of the University of Leicester's best research students, selected competitively from our 1,700 member postgraduate research community, will present their cutting edge research to academics, employers, and the public at this year's Festival of Postgraduate Research. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The full program is here.

Get yourself up to speed on Open Access, Research IDs, Research Data Management & your h-index

Title Description Resources Open Scholarship Landscape Open Access has benefits for you beyond simply meeting HEFCE's requirements and any set by your funder. We show you how to navigate the steps of publishing an article in order to make it Open Access. Video: Publishing Open Access Talk (23mins)





OA Briefing for Admin Staff HEFCE's open access policy comes into force on the 1st April 2016 as an absolute condition for papers entered for the next REF. Find out how you can comply - easily - with HEFCE's new requirements. University Open Access Webpages
 Video: Countdown to Open Access Talk (17mins)


How to publish an open access report The Library can help you publish open access reports. We can advise you on asserting your author copyright and choosing a license. We can assign ISSNs and persistent web addresses for you.

Example of a report in the LRA (PDF)
For help just email openaccess@le.ac.uk

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Research Elevenses in July

Throughout July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up! If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. Simply click the link and choose ‘Enter as Guest’ on the day. A recording of each session will be made available after the event. 6th July Discovering the University’s unique archives 11am, Fielding Johnson, Ogden Lewis Seminar Room 3 This session will explain what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.  Participants will also be introduced to the online archive catalogue and effective ways to locate archival sources to support teaching and research. Join the webinar 13th July Publishing your own Open Access journal 11am, David Wilson Library Seminar Room, Floor 1 The Library has developed an online publishing platform (Open Journals System) that enables researchers at Leicester to set up and run their own open access journals.  Th…

East Midlands Postgraduate Conference 2016

This year's East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by Loughborough University The conference is great opportunity to promote your work and gain experience of presenting to academic audiences. It will be held on Thursday 1st September.

The theme is “Inspiring Futures” – they would like to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, so there's plenty of scope to be ambitious!  You might be designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working or inspiring others to make change in the world.  The conference is open to all disciplines and approaches. There will 18 oral presentation slots and 40 poster slots available.  

The deadline for submission is 7th July 2016. Application and booking forms can be found here.  To apply for an oral presentation submit a title, abstract (up to 200 words), short biography and photo of yourself.To apply for a poster presentation  submit a title and a …