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Exhibition: Quality Time

November

19

Wednesday

An exhibition of artwork by residents of Wall Hill Care Home in Leek celebrating creativity.

Indonesia, Jakarta

November

28

Friday

Information session, IDP

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.

Drama Performance: Vassa Zheleznova

November

29

Saturday

A new performance from Level 5 Drama and Theatre Students. Read more »

Drama Performance: Vassa Zheleznova

November

29

Saturday

A new performance from Level 5 Drama and Theatre Students. Read more »

Epic Encounters (Cambodia) Performance

December

1

Monday

We are delighted to be hosting an event on the morning of 1st December 2014 with Cambodian based Epic Encounters, an inclusive arts performance organisation who are visiting the UK for a national tour. Their Arts Advisor and Senior Manager, Laura Evans, is a student on the MA Creative Futures at Staffordshire University, and will introduce the event with a talk around inclusive arts and practice, which will be followed by a short performance piece challenging perceptions of disability. Read more »

Postgraduate and Professional Fair

December

3

Wednesday

Here's where it gets interesting. You'll see all the course opportunities that are open to you at our Postgraduate and Professional Fair. So, whether you want to improve your career prospects or develop your passion, come speak to our academics and get advice. Read more »

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 »

Does History Matter? Michael Wood

December

3

Wednesday

Filmmaker broadcaster and historian (and Pro Chancellor of Staffordshire University) Michael Wood, talks about making history on television and reflects on why history matters to us, with fascinating clips and stories from thirty years of documentary filmmaking. Refreshments will be served after the event 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: 9.00am - 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.

Ten Cities that made an Empire - Dr Tristram Hunt

January

9

Friday

The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which it shaped. Here Tristram Hunt examines the stories and defining ideas of ten of the most important: Boston; Bridgetown; Dublin; Cape Town; Calcutta; Hong Kong; Bombay; Melbourne; New Delhi; and twentieth-century Liverpool. Tristram Hunt is one of Britain's best-known historians. He is MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in October 2013 was made Secretary of State for Education.

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 Advisers Conference

January

16

Friday

Join us on Friday 16 January for the most inspiring event of the year. This year the Teachers and Advisers' Conference is all about inspiration - How can I motivate students to learn and be excited about their future? How can I be an inspiring teacher? How does Staffordshire University inspire its students? You'll find answers to these questions and more on Friday 16 January 2015 Read more »

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.

MSc Open Afternoons

February

4

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: 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.

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

March

3

Tuesday

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.

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 »

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 - 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

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

April

15

Wednesday

IECHE Exhibition, Riyadh Read more »

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

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 »