PGR Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Online Directory PGR Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Online Directory

Date Select the level of precision you're looking for
 

Writing a research statement (Hosted by the School of Mathematical Sciences)

SCI4RB5Y

Date: 05-12-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Vanessa Miemietz

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 3
Gained By: Attendance register. Students must attend and participate in the session, as well as writing a research statement.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop good mathematical writing skills and aid with career development.

Research Development Framework: B3|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Planning Your Publications in the Arts and Humanities from Year 1

HUMPR026

Date: 06-12-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Malcolm Gaskill

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance and participation.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Outline understanding of the academic publishing world 2. Awareness of how emerging research can be adapted for publication.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Managing Your PhD

FMH7RB8Y

Date: 06-12-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Diane Bunn

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To highlight structures and requirements of project management to make it easier to plan project work more effectively, identify risks and manage resources. - To develop and build on self-knowledge as you steer your project along.

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B2|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

An Introduction to NVivo

CCETRD3Y

Date: 06-12-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 28-03-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To introduce students to the software package NVivo 10.0 and its basic functions - To improve students' organisation, management and analysis of qualitative data - To offer a practical opportunity to use the relevant software under supervision.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 2)

FMH1RA2Y

Date: 10-12-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles - To improve understanding of and give practice in language skills that are essential for successful English academic writing.

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

Introduction to Laboratory Demonstrating in CHE/PHA

SCI9RD6Y

Date: 11-12-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Anna Fuller

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To explore what the academic in charge of the teaching expects from a demonstrator. 2.To explore the responsibilities of a demonstrator. 3.To raise awareness of health and safety issues relating to laboratory practical classes. 4.To highlight good practice. 5.To indicate ways that you can support students in learning. 6.To prepare you for your role as a demonstrator. 7.To increase your confidence in working as a demonstrator.

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

Critical Reviewing of Research Papers: For International Students

SCI2RE2Y

Date: 11-12-2018 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

#Developing awareness and understanding of English language features within research papers #Developing skills in critical reading of complex written documents

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Creating Recordings for Learning and Teaching

HUMHR057

Date: 11-12-2018 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Information skills

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Awareness of current presentation software at UEA 2. Ability to create multi-media academic content for teaching and research 3. Develop a basic understanding of pedagogy around multi-media content in Higher Education.

Research Development Framework: B2|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing for Your Probationary Review

HUMPR057

Date: 11-12-2018 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt
Date: 12-03-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Supporting your PhD

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Provides an overview of preparation, evidence and document submission. 2. Provides practical guidance and advice in planning time, materials and scheduling your writing.

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

Introduction to bioinformatics 3 : Working with Python

SCI2RI4Y

Date: 12-12-2018 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: (None)

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To give practical experience of what the Python platform is, how Python code is written and some of the basic ways it can be employed 2.To introduce power of the Python programming language in handling biological data

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: (None)

Sample size and statistical power of a research study

FMH6RC5Y

Date: 12-12-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Understand the implications of sample size in quantitative research - Calculate sample size for straightforward study designs - Discuss practical implications of sample size in planning and in evaluating a quantitative study.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing Impactful Research Proposals and Grant Applications

CCETRD8Y

Date: 12-12-2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 03-04-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve students' capacity to write effective and impactful research proposals - To consider the relationship between a set of stated research questions, the capacity of the methods and analyses proposed to deliver systematic answers to those questions, and the need to demonstrate clear and achievable outcomes within a given timeline - To help facilitate improvements in students' ability to understand the grant application process and to construct effective grant applications.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|C3|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Goal setting

SCI9RF3Y

Date: 13-12-2018 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register + submission of goal setting example


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Demonstrate the importance of goal setting for a successful (and happy!) career. 2.Describe a value-based goal setting process that can be used to set short and long-term goals. 3.Provide space for students to think about the own progress and the targets they want to set for the upcoming year.

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

Surveying the Literature at the Start of Your Arts and Humanities thesis

HUMPR047

Date: 13-12-2018 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 08-02-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Research methods

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: 1. Greater understanding of the requirements of the literature review. 2. Ability to conduct comprehensive literature searches. 3. Ability to record, organise and update literature for the research topic.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

GIS Skills

SCI9RE4Y

Date: 17-12-2018 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Katy Appleton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Confirmation only claim form. Attending and participating in all sessions, completing a GIS research plan including data sources/collection methods, analysis, sources of error and possible limitations. Attending a one-to-one or small group tutorial session to discuss the research plan. Attending all 5 lectures (1 credit). Attending all lectures and completing CW to the satisfaction of the session leader (1.5 credit). Submit a confirmation only report to the PGR Service, co-signed by the session leader to confirm completion.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

After completing this course, participants will be able to plan in moderate detail the anticipated use of GIS within their research. Participants will be aware of potential sources of error, mitigation methods, and potential limitations of their results arising from the data and methods used.

Research Development Framework: A1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Real time PCR (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI2RE8Y

Date: 08-01-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Rose Davidson

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Specific research skills.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing and Delivering Seminars

CCETRXYZ

Date: 09-01-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 10-04-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students/inexperienced teachers prepare and deliver seminars of excellent quality - To consider the mechanics of excellent seminar teaching - To provide some generic example of useful/effective seminar exercises and activities.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Essential statistics for researchers (including SPSS)

SCI4RD7Y

Date: 10-01-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Alastair Grant

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide you with a knowledge of essential statistics for scientific research and practical experience of implementing these using SPSS.

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

Bioimaging 1 (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RA3Y

Date: 15-01-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Mette Mogensen

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Specific research skills.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

The Mental Capacity Act and its Use in Research

FMH1RA5Y

Date: 15-01-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Bridget Penhale

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, 2005, including the responsibilities of researchers wishing to involve people who may lack decision-making capacity in research.

Research Development Framework: B1|C1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Academic Writing in English, Part 1

HUMPR048

Date: 15-01-2019 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Zoe Jones

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Applying for Postdoctoral Positions (MTH only)

SCI4RB3Y

Date: 16-01-2019 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Prof Shaun Stevens

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register. Students must attend and participate in the session.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To aid career development.

Research Development Framework: B3|C3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Bioimaging 2 (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RA4Y

Date: 16-01-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Paul Thomas

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Specific research skills.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing and Delivering Lectures

CCETRX8Y

Date: 16-01-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-05-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students/inexperienced teachers prepare and deliver lectures of excellent quality - To consider the mechanics of excellent lecture teaching.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing to Teach in the Arts and Humanities Cycle 3

HUMTR007

Date: 16-01-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Philip Wilson

Topic: Widening horizons

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: Basic understanding of theories and approaches to learning and pedagogy; Basic understanding of teaching approaches and strategies; Basic understanding of student approaches to learning; Awareness of Student Services support networks; Basic understanding of what makes an effective teacher and how to put this into practice at the undergraduate level.

Research Development Framework: D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research