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Gaining Confidence from attending CREST PhD Summer School

13 July 2018 CREST Blog

Now in its fifth year CREST Summer School is shaping up to be an interesting event that will bring together people with different research backgrounds and open up new opportunities. It is an opportunity to gain insight into the wider …

Higher education innovation funding – underpinning a truly national industrial strategy

05 January 2018 CREST Blog

In amongst all the discussion about Toby Young you may have missed the email from David Sweeney (incoming Executive Chair of Research England) about knowledge exchange funding – and in particular the how the first wave of additional £40m Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) as part of the Industrial Strategy might be allocated.

Mentoring in Research: Improving research performance and culture

09 November 2017 CREST Blog

In a guest blog for CREST, Lachlan Smith, Director of Cloud Chamber, reflects on the role of mentoring in researcher development in the context of small and specialist universities, building on the outcomes of a training session led for CREST …

Relationship marketing must have a place in Knowledge Exchange

24 May 2017 CREST Blog

Some reflections from Matthew Guest, Senior Policy Advisor (Research & Innovation), GuildHE inspired by the  Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Charity Special Interest Group event on Relationship Marketing.   It’s a cliché to say that in business personal relationships matter. There …

For REFerence…

30 March 2017 Consultation Responses CREST Blog Publications

Looking at responding to the REF consultation? Too late. The deadline for responding to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation closed two weeks ago. Following the Stern Review last summer, the long-awaited technical consultation on the latest REF was published in …

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Reflecting on Victorian Representations Colloquium – what students think

21 November 2016 CREST Blog

Earlier this year, Leeds Trinity University held a Victorian Representations Colloquium. The keynote speaker, Dr Trev Broughton, offered the audience an entertaining and inspiring interpretation of the correspondence of the Constable family. Four postgraduate students from Newman University who attended …

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CREST Summer School 2016: Discovering our Interdisciplinary Connections

31 October 2016 CREST Blog

Written by: Jo Clarke and Kelly Zarins-Brown (PhD students at Leeds Trinity University) Leeds Trinity University is a member of CREST: The Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training. This year saw the third CREST Summer School, which provided a focus for …

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Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Wellbeing

24 October 2016 CREST Blog

A new book to raise awareness of ways to healthy ageing has been published by Dr Barbara Humberstone, Professor of Sociology of Sport and Outdoor Education, and Dr Maria Konstantaki, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. ‘Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and …

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A consortial approach to Research Data Management – piloting the next phase

28 June 2016 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

In this blog post originally published on the Jisc Research Data Blog, Rachel Persad, the Senior Policy Adviser for research and innovation at GuildHE, reports on the progress and engagement of small and specialist higher education institutions with research data management. …

What to write? Dealing with PhD writer’s block

24 June 2016 CREST Blog

Many PhD students struggle with writing at one stage or another during their PhD journey. One of the attendees at the 2015 CREST Summer School, Kirsteen Laidlaw from the University of Cumbria, shares her story about tackling writer’s block. I …

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