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Write Here, Right Now

SCI4RA9Y

Date: 11-10-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 01-11-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 06-12-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 10-01-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 07-02-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 06-03-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 03-04-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 01-05-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 05-06-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 03-07-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 07-08-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0
Gained By: Students who registered prior to Oct 2017 and are still on the credit system (not training pathway) can submit a Reflective report for credits. No of credits that can be awarded depends how many sessions you attend and what you've gained from the experience.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Prioritise time for writing: a task that is often pushed aside but is important for the success of your research degree. 2.Improved mental wellbeing: studies show that spending time on a craft such as writing are good for you. 3.Learn about the latest research and 'top tips' surrounding writing: developing a growth mindset - writing is a skill that you can learn not a gift you "have".

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

UEA Library Research Support: making the most of the Library's arts and humanities resources

HUMPR021

Date: 11-10-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Grant Young
Date: 19-11-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Grant Young
Date: 10-02-2020 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Grant Young
Date: 25-02-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Grant Young

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To develop deeper understanding of information resources in general. 2. To improve information management awareness and skills.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

MATHEMATICS

ECO-R003

Date: 14-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Using Threshold Concepts in Research Practice

HUMHR064

Date: 14-10-2019 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 28-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 07-05-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1) Develop and understanding of the characteristics of threshold concepts and their role in learning and research communication 2) Ability to construct a conceptual framework for the doctoral thesis,

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Philosophy of Science for Social Scientists: From Theory to Research

CCETR31Y

Date: 14-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To provide a general introduction to philosophy of science issues for social scientists - To enable students to understand the main philosophies of science - positivist, interpretative and critical - which influence the social sciences and characterise their own field of study - To help students understand the assumptions and values which shape their own research and to position that research more effectively

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Reflective Writing for Personal and Professional Development

HUMPR059

Date: 15-10-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 27-02-2020 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 05-05-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: Develop an understanding of theories and models of reflective practice; Ability to employ writing to aid personal and professional development; Develop an awareness of the priorities for future learning activities based on engagement with past experience.

Research Development Framework: B1|B3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

How to Write an Effective Research Proposal

FMH4RC9Y

Date: 15-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Awareness of what makes an effective research proposal - Development of your own proposal.

Research Development Framework: B3|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

RESEARCH METHODS

ECO-R001

Date: 15-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Robert Sugden

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

HOW TO make the most of UEA Library Resources

SCI2RA1Y

Date: 16-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Liz Clarke

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Become competent in information literacy in the digital age.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Researching in Archives in the UK and Overseas

HUMPR041

Date: 17-10-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton
Date: 30-01-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.05
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Awareness of the nature of archives and how to begin research in them 2.Awareness of the online resources available to humanities researchers 3.To gain essential information for constructing a research plan for the thesis.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

CCETR0FY

Date: 18-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 13-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 13-05-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Kimberley Bartholomew

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students understand important concepts in quantitative research - To introduce students to a range of statistical tests that can be used to examine both significant associations and significant differences in a data set - To enable students to choose an appropriate statistical test relative to their own research questions/hypotheses - To enable students to interpret the results/output of each of a range of statistical tests and to report their findings in an appropriate format

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Research Ethics Guidance

HUMPR097

Date: 21-10-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 21-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 07-02-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 05-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Develop an understanding of key ethical questions that can be applied to research; Improve awareness of the University's ethical approval process; Ability to produce a draft of an ethical approval application.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Project management and planning your research in the arts and humanities: a workshop for first year PGRs

HUMPR025

Date: 22-10-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton
Date: 06-02-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Understanding of the elements of good project management and how this can be applied to research and career planning. 2. Awareness of some of the techniques and methodologies of planning. 3. Practical experience in constructing a personal project plan.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing and Conducting Fieldwork

HUMPR054

Date: 22-10-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 05-02-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance and participation at each day of the event.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: An understanding of the ethical obligations of research conducted in the field, institutional and personal responsibilities; Awareness of potential cultural differences when working with individuals, groups and institutions, and the opportunities and challenges this provides for the researcher; An ability to identify appropriate and effective documentation practices and reflect on the value of information for the research project.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Getting started with R

SCI8RB8Y

Date: 23-10-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison
Date: 06-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To demonstrate how to use the software R via Rstudio. 2.To provide an understanding of how to import data into R and data manipulation using basic functions. 3.To introduce visualisation of data using different graphics functions.

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: (None)

Presenting Your Thesis

HUMHR011

Date: 24-10-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 20-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 30-04-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Understanding of digital repositories and their purpose. 2. Awareness of the requirements of the e-thesis submission process. 4. Knowledge of best practice in the use of images for research and basic copyright restrictions.

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Managing the Supervisor Relationship

CCETRD5Y

Date: 25-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve students' understanding of the university framework for supervision - To understand student expectations around supervision - To provide an opportunity for discussion and resolution of pertinent and/or problem issues around supervision.

Research Development Framework: B1|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Critical Thinking

CCETR1CY

Date: 28-10-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop your ability to evaluate your own findings and those of others. - To develop awareness and understanding of language that can be used to construct and express critical academic arguments.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Discourse Analysis as a Research Tool in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR007

Date: 28-10-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gabrina Pounds
Date: 23-01-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gabrina Pounds

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Improved awareness of discourse analysis and ability to apply this to one's own research topic as required.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Introduction to Linux

SCI2RC3Y

Date: 29-10-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Jimmy Cross

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To gain knowledge of Linux.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Starting your research