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Law and Life - Black History Month Lecture by Cordella Bart-Stewart

October

21

Tuesday

Cordella is a Principal Solicitor specializing in family and immigration law with a strong interest in equality and human rights issues. Join us as she talks about studying law, working as a solicitor and being a Black woman in a largely white male environment. Refreshments will be served from 4.00pm - 5.00pm Lecture will commence at 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Computing Graduate and Placements Fair

October

22

Wednesday

For the last five years Staffordshire University has been hosting a FREE Computing Careers and Placements Fair which has attracted over 600 students. If you would like to reserve a FREE exhibition space at the event please click the link below. Read more »

Schools and colleges - STEM talks, tours and demonstrations

October

22

Wednesday

Show your year 12 and 13 (BTEC 1st and 2nd year) students that they can make a difference to people's lives through the study of STEM subjects at university with our afternoon of talks, tours and demonstrations on October 22. Students will get the chance to see our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and be inspired by demonstrations of cutting edge technologies. They'll also discover the range of STEM courses that can studied at Staffordshire University. Register your interest today.

DON'T PANIC: And other (more useful) strategies for regulating stress and emotion

October

23

Thursday

Inaugural Professorial Lecture The event is an opportunity to hear about Marc's work in the area of stress and emotion across a range of settings including sport, work and general well-being. 5.00 p.m. Drinks Reception, Ashley Centre 5.30 p.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Dr Nigel Thomas, Dean. 5.40 p.m. Professor Marc Jones, DON'T PANIC: And other (more useful) strategies for regulating stress and emotion 6.45.p.m. Buffet, The Science Centre Atrium Read more »

Society of Biology Life Sciences Careers Conference

October

29

Wednesday

The Life Sciences Careers Conferences showcase the breadth of careers available from studying the life sciences. The conferences consist of talks from top speakers covering a wide range of biology-related subjects, a CV workshop providing tips on how to secure an interview for your perfect job, and a chance to mingle with the experts in our exhibition and ask informal questions over lunch and afternoon refreshments. Read more »

Stoke Psychology in the Pub: How do people cope with severe food allergy? Heather Semper

November

5

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Information, advice and guidance for mature learners

November

7

Friday

Are you an Access to HE student considering applying to university? Join us on 7 November to find out how you can access your future with confidence. During the event you'll receive guidance on your university application, learn top tips for writing your personal statement and hear from a mature student ambassador about what life is like at the university. You'll also have the option to tour our campus and see some of the facilities we have to offer.

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

November

11

Tuesday

An open evening for part-time Computing awards with for part-time distance learning students at Undergraduate and Masters level. The open evening runs from 5pm to 7pm and each attendee gets allocated a 15 to 30 minute timeslot. Please email Jonathan Westlake at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Looked After Children Conference (LAC)

November

12

Wednesday

This is a collaborative event (Local Authorities & other HE Institutions) that is specifically for participants currently in Local Authority Care; Pre and Post 16. Participants from a number of local authorities will experience a number of taster sessions and Information Advice & Guidance (IAG) sessions designed to inform participants and their carers of the opportunities open to the young people beyond Further Education, and make them aware of the support they can access if they go into HE.

Staffordshire University Science and Engineering Careers and Employability Fair

November

12

Wednesday

This careers event is to help students secure graduate/placement employment or investigate a specific field of expertise. There are a limited number of spaces, please request your booking as soon as possible. We will confirm your place once we have received your booking, subject to availability. Read more »

DC line protection for multi-terminal HVDC Lecture by Monday Ikhide

November

12

Wednesday

A multi-terminal (MT) HVDC network, which is a basically a DC equivalent of an AC grid, is thought to be the best option for utilising the full potentials of offshore wind power. However, its realisation is currently being hampered by protection issues. This research aimed to develop a DC line protection scheme for MT-HVDC systems with a view to securing the network against faults and disturbances.

RSPB Middleton Lakes (Warwickshire) from quarry to tourist attraction. A 167 hectares classroom

November

12

Wednesday

The North Staffordshire Branch of the Geographical Association presents "RSPB Middleton Lakes (Warwickshire) from quarry to tourist attraction. A 167 hectares classroom" by Lesley Clark, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. All are welcome, whether you are involved in schools, university or just an interested member of the public. The lectures are open to ALL. Read more »

Undergraduate Open Day

November

15

Saturday

Take a tour of campus and a firsthand look at our industry-leading facilities. You can also meet some of our expert lecturers, chat to current students and attend a presentation relevant to your chosen subjects. Read more »

  • Venue: Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford Campuses
  • Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Staffs All-Nighter

November

18

Tuesday

The Staffs All-Nighter is a business ideas competition with great prizes including Kindle Fire HD's. There will be speakers, advisors, software as well as an all-night D.J. and complimentary food and drink. Register now.

Be a Part of European Funding

November

20

Thursday

Businesses interested in getting involved with European funded projects are invited to come to the University to find out how the programmes work and talk to academics about how they can collaborate together on projects. The University has lead and partnered on many European projects. It is a great way for businesses to develop their European networks and to get funding to develop a new idea to improve your business. This event is free and includes lunch.

Smart Cities Lecture by Masum Billah

November

26

Wednesday

Everything in a Smart city, from the electricity grid, to the sewer pipes to roads, buildings and cars will be connected to a network. Buildings will turn off the lights for you, self-driving cars will find you that sought-after parking space, and even the rubbish bins will be smart. Such a city would mean the integration of many technologies and this presentation will explain how Telecommunications and ICT can make a contribution to this development.

Computing Part-Time Open Evening

November

28

Friday

An open evening for part-time Computing awards for part-time distance learning students at Undergraduate and Masters level. The open evening runs from 5pm to 7pm and each attendee gets allocated a 15 to 30 minute timeslot. Please email Jonathan Westlake at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Stoke Psychology in the PubHow can we tell a false memory from a true memory? Dr Sue Sherman

December

3

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Undergraduate Open Day

December

6

Saturday

Take a tour of campus and a firsthand look at our industry-leading facilities. You can also meet some of our expert lecturers, chat to current students and attend a presentation relevant to your chosen subjects. Read more »

  • Venue: Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford Campuses
  • Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Computing Part-Time Open Evening

December

9

Tuesday

An open evening for part-time Computing awards for part-time distance learning students at Undergraduate and Masters level. The open evening runs from 5pm to 7pm and each attendee gets allocated a 15 to 30 minute timeslot. Please email Jonathan Westlake at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Studying for a PhD in Australia by Joader Kamal

December

17

Wednesday

How does it feel like studying a doctorate in an Australian University? In this talk I will briefly share my experiences of PhD at Monash University explaining skill development, research perspectives, doctoral training IPR, social life, etc. and my current research on workload-aware data management in large-scale distributed databases in the Cloud. This will also cover the recent advancement of Cloud Computing in Australia and industrial engagements in academic research.

Computing Part-Time Open Evening

December

23

Tuesday

An open evening for part-time Computing awards for part-time distance learning students at Undergraduate and Masters level. The open evening runs from 5pm to 7pm and each attendee gets allocated a 15 to 30 minute timeslot. Please email Jonathan Westlake at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Bye Bye Brandt

January

14

Wednesday

The North Staffordshire Branch of the Geographical Association presents "Bye Bye Brandt" by Dr Liz Young, Staffordshire University. All are welcome, whether you are involved in schools, university or just an interested member of the public. The lectures are open to ALL Read more »

Teachers and Advisors Conference

January

16

Friday

This FREE Annual Conference is aimed at teachers, Heads of Sixth Form and careers advisers involved in post-16 education. It focuses on current issues facing admission to Higher Education. The event welcomes guest speakers from UCAS and Student Finance England in addition to contributions from Staffordshire University staff. There will also be the opportunity to take a tour of the campus and attend Faculty led workshops.

Catenary Free Operatioin of Trams Lecture by Hussain Al-Ezee

January

21

Wednesday

Current tram systems use an overhead catenary which is considered to be an eyesore by the general public and the city planners. The approach is to realise a catenary free power supply system supplemented by on board energy storage systems. The DC to DC converter need to be controlled in real time in order to propel the vehicle in the most energy efficient manner dependent upon the level of energy stored, the load profile and the auxiliary energy requirements.

Stoke Psychology in the Pub: The Psychology of Swearing - Dr Richard Stephens

February

4

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Cities in a Global Economy

February

11

Wednesday

The North Staffordshire Branch of the Geographical Association presents "Cities in a Global Economy" by Alan Kinder, President, the Geographical Association. All are welcome, whether you are involved in schools, university or just an interested member of the public. The lectures are open to ALL. Read more »

Quality of Service (QoS) for Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) by Alex Egaji

February

18

Wednesday

A MANET consists of randomly distributed mobile, wireless nodes without any infrastructure, they have many useful applications: disaster relief, military operation, environmental monitoring and healthcare. The error prone wireless link connectivity poses many research challenges that affect the QoS, these include: frequent route changes, high packet loss rate. This research proposes two adaptive fuzzy scheduling algorithms to improve the QoS of a MANET for real-time and multimedia applications.

Stoke Psychology in the Pub: "I'll have what I perceive they're having: Social norms and alcohol consumption" - Dr Rob Dempsey

March

4

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Military rank Structure Lecture by Peter Mountain

March

11

Wednesday

Increasingly, members of the FCES are becoming involved with the distance learning awards for the Armed Forces. This seminar is to give an introduction to the military rank structure to enable University staff to better understand the responsibilities and abilities of the Armed Forces students. It is a personal perspective on rank structures and relationships between the armed services based on many years' experience.

Stoke Psychology in the Pub - Dr Alexandra Lamont

April

1

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Technology in Teaching and Learning by Alison Griffiths

April

8

Wednesday

Technology can be used to Enhance Learning for Face-to-Face & Distance Learners, this seminar demonstrates the following techniques: Recording live lectures, lab demos so that distance/blended learners can hear Questions & Answers from live sessions and revision is possible. SOCRATIVE questioning students in-class and receive instant feedback Online feedback, marking and Journals for Logbooks Facebook Groups, Pages, Twitter, Skype inclusion in the University community Dropbox for sharing

Latex for Technical Writing by Anas Amjad

May

6

Wednesday

Use LaTeX to remove the difficulty of formatting professional technical documents. LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing and is ideal for technical publications and thesis production. This workshop will introduce LaTeX with a particular focus on journal paper and thesis writing with hands on experience.

Stoke Psychology in the Pub - Dr Ken McFadyen

May

6

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Stoke Psychology in the Pub: Psychology and music: songs to make you smile, think and sing! - Keith Walmsley-Smith

June

3

Wednesday

Psychology-in-the-pub is a means of gathering together aspiring and qualified psychologists, as well as interested members of the public and other health professionals. These events provide a valuable forum for sharing and showcasing the excellent psychological science and practice taking place in the West Midlands. Stoke Psychology-in-the-Pub is a sub-branch of the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). All are welcome. Read more »

Staffordshire UCAS Convention

June

12

Friday

This is a full day event for Year 12 students, hosted by Staffordshire University in collaboration with Keele University. On the day the students can: talk to representatives from over 110 universities; find out about student life and finance; how to apply; attend subject specific talks delivered by academics. This is a busy event and weather permitting a BBQ will be available. It is a great recruitment opportunity for Staffordshire University and hopefully our Leek Road Campus will be buzzing.