Although when we started planning the EMULSION study I knew that we would need ethics and governance approvals, I’ll be honest, I didn’t really know what that meant in practice. The navigation of these systems is actually quite difficult and finding the information I needed was quite time consuming.
Occasionally I also hear ethics and governance ...more
Research governance approvals are the organisational approval that you need to conduct research within an organisation. They are a very practical evaluation of your research to make sure that it can be delivered by the organisation. This involves ensuring that there is appropriate insurance in place, that they themselves are protecting their own patients/ participants ...more
HOW TO WRITE A MOVIE
In this warm and witty lecture, Rob will reveal how anyone can write a
movie, even non-writers. Because the thing is, we’ve all watched 9,000
films. We all know what a bad movie feels like. We’re experts already.
Everything else is just details. A crash course in screenwriting from a
local boy made good.
Let’s start with ethics. NHS Ethics sounds obvious right? Wrong. First of all. What is ‘NHS’? The lines between NHS, social care and contracted services are not always clear. I’ll also point out that when people say ‘NHS Ethics’ it’s not about local NHS Ethics within NHS Organisations, it’s NHS Ethics centrally operated by the Health ...more
How to choose and use imagery to support content on your University websites.
When to use images
You only need to use an image if it directly relates to the content that you are producing and if it helps communicate your message more effectively.
Within your content you can commission new images or use images that exist in ...more
Led by a-n, Artquest and DACS, The Artists Fund is a new community interest company providing small grants to visual artists based in the UK.
The pilot programme, which offers five £1,000 grants and three commissions of £2,000, is now open for applications.
Deadline 11am on 16 May 2016
For more info see: ...more
Two enterprising graduates have received Royal recognition after their business was acknowledged as one of the best in the north of England.
Matt Eyre and Rob Parsons have claimed The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award for their filmmaking company Roar Motion, receiving the accolade from the Duke himself.
Held at the University of Huddersfield, the awards ...more
There are many great opportunities for students to gain work experience during their degree. Find out more from third year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication student, Adam Sadler, who took part in a placement at creative agency, Everything Different. Adam also completed a three-month placement at Durham University as a Motion Graphic Designer. For more information email: ...more
Members of the SunGen network, along with colleagues from Northumbria's Gendered Subjects group, have a contract to write an edited collection for Palgrave. This book will offer multi-disciplinary re-readings of Spare Rib magazine. Well done, ...more
LGBT education is ‘non-existent’ and teachers are ‘afraid to tackle it’, according to a leading expert on homophobia and LGBT issues.
Andrew Dalton, Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland, is calling for more to be done in schools to address prejudice and stigma, coinciding with LGBT History Month held nationally in February each ...more
New research has called for the introduction of space laws to safeguard the future of the Moon after a recent surge of interest in utilising and exploring its natural resources by emerging space nations and private companies.
Dr Chris Newman, Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland, is the author of Seeking Tranquillity: Embedding sustainability ...more
Dr Helen Driscoll, Senior Lecturer and researcher in the University of Sunderland’s Psychology Department, discusses sibling rivalry having little to do with parenting skills, and how it is more likely to have its origins in human nature.
Read Dr Helen Driscoll's article on the Huffington Post
Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over ...more
Make positive changes this year
The Everyday Behaviours Campaign aims to encourage both staff and students to reduce their carbon emissions by adopting greener behaviours in their everyday lives. It really is amazing how small changes can make a big impact, especially if everyone gets on board!
From choosing to take the stairs rather than the lift ...more
As part of the university’s Diversity Month series of events, SunGen ran a panel discussion on ‘lad culture’ on Friday 20th November. This resulted in some very interesting and impassioned debates about just what we mean by ‘lad culture’, and indeed how the term ‘lad’ risks being demonised outside of the specific use of this ...more
This group joins together academics from across Europe who are interested in mediated communication in the Northern European context.
For more information, please contact Dr Angela Smith at the University of Sunderland. Email: ...more
This web site records announcements of research seminar activity for the Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland. The three departments in the Faculty are: Education; Social Sciences; Culture.
Any queries, please contact Dr Angela Smith ...more