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Science Communication and Public Engagement

FMH7RB1Y

Date: 16-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Laura Bowater

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To raise awareness of different formats and options for engaging with the public about science and medicine - To develop understanding of the benefits and risks presented by public engagement activities.

Research Development Framework: B1|C1|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Improve Your Communication and Collaboration Skills

CCETRXTZ

Date: 17-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: FPM09ZEU

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Active listening and communication 2. Creativity and innovation 3. Team-working 4. Flexibility and resilience

Research Development Framework: A3|B2|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Science Communication

SCI9RE6Y

Date: 20-01-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Stephen Ashworth

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To introduce the area of science communication 2.To reflect on the different types of science communication 3.To reflect on the different audiences for science communication 4.To reflect on the different skills required for science communication.

Research Development Framework: A3|B3|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Strategies for Success in Scientific Publishing and Conferences

SCI5RE8Y

Date: 20-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof David Andrews

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Help you to devise a winning strategy for presenting your work. Help prepare you for future roles in refereeing and in conference organisation.

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

Survey design

CCETR10Y

Date: 20-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Andreas Stephan

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Design and execute systems for the acquisition and collation of information through the effective use of appropriate resources and equipment - Considering the ethical and other implications of survey design and use - An understanding of relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within one's research field.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Academic Writing Part 2

HUMPR052

Date: 21-01-2020 | Time: 9:30 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. 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: Starting your research

POLICY EVALUATION

ECO-R007

Date: 21-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Oana Borcan

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

Preparing for the Probationary Review Meeting

SCI2RF4Y

Date: 21-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Samuel Fountain
Date: 24-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Samuel Fountain
Date: 08-06-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Samuel Fountain

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To explain the purpose, aims and requirements of Probationary Review so that you are better prepared for the Probation Meeting 2.To explore the purpose of the Probation Report, the requirements of Schools regarding the report and what this means in terms of the content of the report.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing and Delivering Lectures

CCETRX8Y

Date: 22-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 28-04-2020 | 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

LaTeX

SCI2RC2Y

Date: 22-01-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Henryk Haniewicz

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To introduce the fundamental features of LaTeX, useful for creating documents such as theses and presentations. 2.To practice creating a document, which demonstrates a range of these key functions.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

How to Write a Thesis

FMH3RD1Y

Date: 23-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Andy Jones

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Improved understanding of what is required to complete a thesis

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

Diagrams and tables

SCI4RA6Y

Date: 23-01-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Simon Clegg

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Learning best practice in how to present diagrams and tables. 2.Learn to format diagrams and tables for publication 3.Improving your knowledge of image files and how to manipulate. 4.Learn how to design and create infographics

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

Life in Academia (and how to get there)

SCI3RD8Y

Date: 27-01-2020 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To inform you about how the University works 2. To indicate the main roles and responsibilities of an academic 3. To highlight how an academic can develop a different portfolio of roles around their core academic responsibilities 4. To illustrate academic promotion/career routes. 5. To indicate routes into academia. 6. To show how external factors impact on the life of an academic.

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

The process and regulations for submitting ethics for clinical trials

FMH7RB9Y

Date: 27-01-2020 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Marcus Flather

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To understand the ethical processes and regulations underpinning clinical trials (including RCTs) - To understand the conditions which have to be in place before a clinical trial can commence.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to SPSS

CCETR24Y

Date: 27-01-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To introduce students to the statistical software package SPSS - To provide students with a basic introduction to issues of data entry, data handling and data analysis in SPSS

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

From PGR to Post-doc

SCI3RB7Y

Date: 27-01-2020 | Time: 12:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Rebecca Wyand

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To raise awareness of career development opportunities available through choosing a postdoctoral position. 2.To gain an insight into the expectations a Higher Education Institute has of postdoctoral researchers. 3.To explore how a postdoctoral position fits with an individual's values, motivations and working style.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Assessment, Feedback and Module Design

CCETRX9Y

Date: 29-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 05-05-2020 | 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 deliver marking and student feedback of excellent quality - To consider the mechanics of effective module design.

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

Where to start with the thesis?

SCI3RF4Y

Date: 29-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To examine your progress in terms of the thesis and what you need to do in the remaining research time.

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

Preparing for Probation Review

FMH1RA7Y

Date: 30-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma English

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To clarify the timing, processes, requirements and possible outcomes of probation assessment - To discuss methods for effective report writing - To convey the importance of planning and prioritising

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B2|D2
Stage of Research: (None)

The Publication Process

SCI4RA2Y

Date: 03-02-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Prof Corinne Le Quere

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To raise your awareness of the publication process so that you improve the likelihood of navigating the process successfully.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Thesis Writing for Research Students Whose First Language is Not English

FMH2RF7Y

Date: 04-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Zoe Jones

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Improved understanding of the processes involved in completing a thesis - Development of writing skills in English.

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

Aspiring Leaders

SCI9RF4Y

Date: 04-02-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Andrea Rippon

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1.5
Gained By: Attendance register Attendance at both sessions


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Explore Personal Competences (intrapersonal skills) and Social Competences (interpersonal skills) within the context of leading themselves and others.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Research Fellowships

SCI4RB8Y

Date: 06-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Colin Murrell

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register. .


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Listen to the experiences of others. 2.Understand your strengths and weaknesses as a researcher. 3.Formulate a strategy to develop your research and personal profiles, including building your academic networks. 4.Learn what makes a successful fellowship application and identify areas for further support.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Surviving your PhD embracing emotional and psychological flexibility

SCI9RF1Y

Date: 07-02-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Benjamin Marshall
Date: 22-05-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Benjamin Marshall

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Develop an understanding of how mindful awareness can reduce stress and enhance flexibility. 2. Raise awareness of 10 ways to wellbeing.

Research Development Framework: A2|B1|B3|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Mixing Methods

CCETR27Y

Date: 10-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To provide students with a basic grounding in the principles and concepts of mixed methods research

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