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National Association Of Welfare Rights Advisers (NAWRA) Conference

March

6

Friday

The conference will promote the work of NAWRA and highlight current issues in Social Welfare Law. Keynote speakers - Andrew Hood (Institute of Fiscal Studies) will talk about welfare spending, Jackie Cox (Church Action on Poverty) will talk about "The Real Benefits Street" a project giving voice to people experiencing poverty and challenging stigma in the media. Read more »

Stoke Your Fires Film Festival

March

6

Friday

Stoke-On-Trent's own celebration of regional, national & international filmmaking. Taking place across the city & focusing on inspiring people & promoting local talent by delivering a fascinating programme of innovation, creativity & entrepreneurship. As well as an exciting & eclectic programme of film screenings, the festival delivers a series of master classes & industry focused events enabling filmmakers to learn new skills, techniques & the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Read more »

"Comics....So What!"

March

7

Saturday

On Saturday 7th March Staffordshire University will be running a 2000AD Comic and Drawing Masterclass alongside the Cartoon Museum's "Comics ... So What!" On-going throughout the day: We want to hear about your favourite Graphic Novel and why. Bring your favourite Graphic Novel and tell us why you like it. Be recorded and have your thoughts and comments collated for posterity. There will be 2 classes running throughout the day. Read more »

Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair

March

7

Saturday

Love bugs? Then Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair is the place for you! With identification sessions, ask the expert and lots of the leading societies for you to chat to and get involved with such as Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, Staffordshire Invertebrate Group, British Arachnological Society and many more. Loads of stuff for young kids too, including Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Education team with bug orientating fun. Read more »

A woman's place is in the House - Joan Walley MP

March

9

Monday

Joan will use International Women's Day to reflect on her time in the House of Commons, consider how well women's needs are met and what women can do to influence policy at an international, national and local level. This is the fourth lecture in the Centenary - Education Heritage public lecture series, which celebrates our history in North Staffordshire and direct and continuing support for local industry, the wider workforce and the regional economy. Read more »

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

March

10

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

The Design of Small Rocket Motors by Peter Mountain

March

11

Wednesday

Small rocket motors can be considered as a large firework - light the blue touch paper and stand well back! However, there is a lot more to their design and this seminar will cover key areas such as grain geometry, casing construction, case bonding vs cartridge loading, nozzle and propellant selection. The seminar will consider solid propellant rocket motors only and will not address liquid propellant motors.

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

March

11

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 »

Stalking, Facebook stalking and revenge porn: When does courtship become harassment? - Dr. Jeff Gavin

March

12

Thursday

The School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise hold a Psychology visiting speaker series in which we invite academics and practitioners working at universities and in a variety of practice-based settings around the UK to present their current research and practice. These talks enable staff, students and members of the public to be kept up-to-date with research and practice in psychology. No need to book, just turn up!

Undergraduate Open Day

March

15

Sunday

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

Staffordshire Schools STEM

March

18

Wednesday

An interactive Lecture to promote careers in Science and Engineering targeting the interests of young people. The event will be based on raising the profile of the IET with young people and introducing them to high profile career opportunities in the Engineering sector. The event will be hosted at Staffordshire University by the Entrust STEM Centre staff in conjunction with volunteers Ambassadors from the IET North West Midlands Network.

Research Conversations - Dr Matt O'Leary Investigating the role of classroom observation in shaping the professional identity, learning and development of teachers

March

24

Tuesday

Principal Lecturer in Post-Compulsory Education, Head of Lifelong Learning Partnerships, University of Wolverhampton. One of the intentions of Research Conversations is to explore different research journeys. The journeys can have a lot in common and at the same time be quite different, with varying degrees of collaboration, excitement, frustration and success.

Your Planet Needs YOU!

March

25

Wednesday

Scientists and Engineers your planet needs YOU! This is an exciting day of hands-on workshops and thought-provoking talks that will give students an insight into what a Science or Engineering degree is like at University and where it could take them. Students will consider topical issues affecting our lives currently and the potential issues we face in the future. They will explore approaches to solving some of these issues and learn more about new and emerging technologies.

What Business can learn from Sport - Conference

March

26

Thursday

With greater levels of uncertainty placing greater stress on businesses, resilience has become a key part of gaining competitive advantage. This event will demonstrate how resilience can be developed and maintained at the emotional level and at the strategic level, and clearly demonstrate how to build higher performing individuals, teams and organisations in the face of challenging, high stress situations. Read more »

Stoke's Big Debate: Election 2015

March

27

Friday

Have your questions answered in an hour-long General Election debate on the issues that matter. Chaired by Professor of Journalism and Politics, Mick Temple the panel will consist of: Tristram Hunt MP Stoke Central, and Parliamentary Candidates; Jan Zablocki (Green Party), Liam Ascough (Conservatives), Dr Zulfiqar Ali (Liberal Democrats) and Mick Harold (UKIP). Attendees are invited to submit their questions beforehand to public@staffs.ac.uk.

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

A Night About Mike with David Hailwood

April

10

Friday

Join us on the 10th of April for an evening of nostalgia as David Hailwood hosts an evening about his father - Mike Hailwood MBE. See the amazing Honda RC181 500 plus other special memorabilia from Mike 'the bike' Hailwood's career. The event includes many videos, pictures and anecdotes about Mike. The final part of the evening invites you to take part in a Q&A session with David. Canapes and soft drinks will be served during the interval. Read more »

Research Conversations - Dr Peter Beszter Understanding continuity in public sector HRM through neo-institutional theory: why national collective bargaining has survived in English local government

April

14

Tuesday

Lecturer in OB & HRM, Faculty of Business Education and Law Staffordshire University. One of the intentions of Research Conversations is to explore different research journeys. The journeys can have a lot in common and at the same time be quite different, with varying degrees of collaboration, excitement, frustration and success. It is a journey that some are only just beginning while for others it is about developing their work further.

From Bees to Deep Sea Expeditions: Life as an Interdisciplinary Scientist - Dr Lucy Woodall

April

16

Thursday

Dr Lucy Woodall will take us on a journey, involving lengthy expeditions at sea and from research into the hidden niches of bumblebees to providing expert advice for national and international bodies for seahorse conservation. Lucy will describe a career that utilises experience in scientific diving and use of marine electronics and has led to working for The Natural History Museum in London. A lecture for anyone with a passion for science.

Health from the Outside In: Urban Design, Green Space and Human Health

April

28

Tuesday

From 28-30 April 2015, the PHENOTYPE Consortium will convene in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) to discuss progress, analysis and preliminary results of the project. As part of this, we invite stakeholders to the programme on 28 April 2015, which will include seminars from invited speakers, discussion and engaging public sessions. Read more »

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

April

28

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot

Undergraduate Open Day

April

29

Wednesday

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

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 »

Research Conversations - Dr Matt Slater Investigating a social identity approach to leadership and team functioning

May

12

Tuesday

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University. One of the intentions of Research Conversations is to explore different research journeys. The journeys can have a lot in common and at the same time be quite different, with varying degrees of collaboration, excitement, frustration and success. It is a journey that some are only just beginning while for others it is about developing their work further.

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

May

12

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

MSc Open Afternoons

May

27

Wednesday

The open afternoons are an opportunity for people interested in studying for the MSc Health Psychology at Staffordshire University to learn about the course, meet tutors, see the facilities, and have questions answered. The open afternoons will include: Overview of the course Introduction to the tutors Tour of the facilities Q&A session 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 »

Research Conversations - Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen The standard and burden of proof in European Case Law

June

9

Tuesday

Senior lecturer in Law, University of Manchester; Director, Competition Law Forum, British Institute of International and Competition Law. One of the intentions of Research Conversations is to explore different research journeys. The journeys can have a lot in common and at the same time be quite different, with varying degrees of collaboration, excitement, frustration and success. It is a journey that some are only just beginning while for others it is about developing their work further.

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.

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

June

14

Sunday

Staffordshire County Council and IRONMAN are pleased to announce that IRONMAN triathlon will be coming to the heart of England. IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will consist of a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater reservoir, a 56-mile bike course through the stunning countryside outside Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent and across Cannock Chase. The concluding 13.1 mile run will start and finish at the historic Shugborough country estate, the former ancestral home of Lord Lichfield. Read more »

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

June

16

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Undergraduate Open Day

June

20

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

UniLife 2015 - A taste of what university could do for you

June

23

Tuesday

Staffordshire University is inviting year 12 or level 3 students thinking about going to university to come to an exciting 3-day UniLife event to experience first-hand what university life is like. From 23 - 25 June 2015, students get to experience university life for themselves. Staying in our halls of residence on campus they'll explore our state-of-the-art facilities and get hands-on with the equipment in subject workshops, tour the campus and discover some of the courses we have to offer. Read more »

Stafford Festival Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

June

25

Thursday

Stafford Festival Shakespeare returns for its 25th year with Much Ado About Nothing, opening on Thursday 25th June and run until Saturday 11th July 2015. Established in 1991, Stafford Festival Shakespeare has fast become one of Europe's largest open air Shakespeare productions. Much Ado About Nothing will be performed against the striking background of Stafford Castle, in a purpose-built auditorium under the stars. Read more »

Computer Science in Schools Conference

June

26

Friday

A levels & GCSEs in Computer Science will enable young people to flourish in the growing digital/mobile world. This Conference will explore the delivery of Computer Science in the classroom & how Schools, Colleges, Universities & Business can work together to support it. The event is run by the University's School of Computing & School of Education in conjunction with The Chartered Institute for IT. With a range of talks & hands-on sessions the conference will help develop classroom activities.

MSc Open Afternoons

July

1

Wednesday

The open afternoons are an opportunity for people interested in studying for the MSc Health Psychology at Staffordshire University to learn about the course, meet tutors, see the facilities, and have questions answered. The open afternoons will include: Overview of the course Introduction to the tutors Tour of the facilities Q&A session Read more »

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

July

21

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

August

18

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

MSc Open Afternoons

August

19

Wednesday

The open afternoons are an opportunity for people interested in studying for the MSc Health Psychology at Staffordshire University to learn about the course, meet tutors, see the facilities, and have questions answered. The open afternoons will include: Overview of the course Introduction to the tutors Tour of the facilities Q&A session Read more »

50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2015)

September

1

Tuesday

Provides engineers and academia with the opportunity to explore recent developments, current practices and future trends in Power Engineering. Young engineers and research students are especially welcome at UPEC. The conference will be accompanied by a Technical Exhibition that will give participants the opportunity to keep up-to-date on recent developments in Power Engineering. Read more »

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

September

15

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Computing Part-Time Open Evenings

September

15

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

Undergraduate Open Day

September

19

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 Evenings

September

22

Tuesday

An open evening for part time Computing awards with attendance and 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 at j.c.westlake@staffs.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time slot.

British Ceramics Biennial

September

26

Saturday

Back for a fourth time in 2015, Stoke-on-Trent's British Ceramics Biennial will run for 6 weeks from 26 September - 8 November. The festival will present work from the UK's leading contemporary ceramic artists in a series of new exhibitions and special events across the city. Read more »

Stone Food and Drink Festival

October

2

Friday

Taking place the first weekend in October, the event sees Stone's pubs, bars & foodie businesses get into the festival spirit with a week-long programme leading up to the big weekend itself. Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the main site on Westbridge Park are a flurry of activity with live cookery demonstrations, shopping in the Gourmet Food Marquee, talks, tastings, a beer festival with live music, gourmet dining in the pop up restaurant, street food and much, much more. Eat, Drink, Shop & Learn.

Undergraduate Open Day

October

10

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

Undergraduate Open Day

November

14

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

Undergraduate Open Day

December

5

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