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Introduction to Bioinformatics 1: Working with sequences

SCI2RI2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how and where sequence data is stored 2. To provide a working understanding and awareness of NCBI BLAST 3. To introduce sequence alignment, and provide an example of a GUI software in which to conduct it 4. To introduce the command line environment, and to remove some of the mystery of the terminal

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

Preparing a first conference paper in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR056

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Communication skills

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

N-of-1 design: undertaking within-person investigations

FMH9RC6Y

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Felix Naughton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To be able to explain what N-of-1/witihin-participant designs are and how they are different to between-participant designs - To describe how to undertake observational N-of-1 studies - To describe different experimental N-of-1 designs to evaluate interventions and which types of interventions are bEst suited to which design - To explain solutions to key challenges with undertaking N-of-1 studies.

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

Linear models in R

SCI5RG2Y

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how to use the software R via Rstudio to carry out linear models. 2. To provide an understanding of how to perform and interpret model diagnostics for linear models, check model fit, model selection and make predictions. 3. To explore how to fit and interpret models with continuous, categorical variables and interaction terms.

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

Improve Your Communication and Collaboration Skills

CCETRXTZ

Date: 29-11-2019 | 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

Goal setting: creating an action plan for the next 12 months

SCI9RF3Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
Date: 02-06-2020 | Time: 2:30 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

Preparing for Your Viva

SCI3RE4Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Prof Andrew Lovett

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased understanding of the viva examination process. 2.Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva. 3.Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Regression Analysis

CCETRE2Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help you understand the linear regression model - To consider what it means to formulate a relationship between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables - To consider the critical assumptions of the linear regression model

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

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 1)

FMH2RF3Y

Date: 03-12-2019 | 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.

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

On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post

CCETRWYY

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-04-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students establish a clear academic identity prior to (and for the benefit of) job applications - To help students identify appropriate or 'gettable' academic posts - To help students to generate effective and job-tailored application paperwork (including CV's, personal statement, and covering letters) - To demystify the academic interview process

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Sample size and statistical power of a research study

FMH6RC5Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | 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

Introduction to bioinformatics 2 : Working with the command line

SCI2RI3Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce Linux 2. To introduce some useful ways to manipulate data in the command line 3. To introduce basic pipelines

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

Qualitative Interviewing

CCETRW9Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 11-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve attendee's knowledge of different types of interview - To improve attendees' skills in the development of interview questions and interview schedule design - To consider the skills and knowledge required to conduct an effective and ethical interview - To learn how other PGR students have incorporated different types of interviewing into their PhD studies.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|C1|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Taking Your Research into Secondary Schools

SCI4RD6Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 1.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Able to design a lesson plan for secondary school pupils at different Key Stages. 2. Be able to break your research down into broad themes and link it to the National Curriculum. 3. Able to gain confidence in science communication through the delivery of a lesson in one of our partner schools.

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

Systematic Reviewing

FMH2RE6Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Diane Bunn

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To have a basic understanding of the principles and methods of conducting a systematic literature review in healthcare-related disciplines.

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

An Introduction to NVivo

CCETRD3Y

Date: 05-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 30-03-2020 | 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

Managing Your PhD

FMH7RB8Y

Date: 05-12-2019 | 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 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

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 2)

FMH1RA2Y

Date: 09-12-2019 | 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

Organising Academic Conferences and Meetings

HUMHR018

Date: 09-12-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Communication skills

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD aims: Understanding of what makes a good conference and how to achieve success; Sufficient understanding and knowledge to participate in organising a conference or event.

Research Development Framework: B3|C1|C2|C3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Writing the Thesis

SCI3RE1Y

Date: 10-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates
Date: 02-03-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Improved understanding of the requirements of the thesis. 2.An understanding of what the examiners look for in the thesis and how you can help guide them through the document. 3.Setting a timetable for writing the thesis

Research Development Framework: A1|B2|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing for Your Probationary Review

HUMPR057

Date: 10-12-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt
Date: 10-03-2020 | 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: 11-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Information skills

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: Starting your research

Analysing Qualitative Data

CCETRW2Y

Date: 11-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 18-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 11-05-2020 | 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 improve attendees' theoretical knowledge of qualitative research - To improve attendees' practical engagement with qualitative data - To encourage the interpretation, rather than the description or paraphrasing, of qualitative data - To improve the presentation and potential for impact of attendees' qualitative outputs.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Plagiarism, Collusion and Referencing

FMH2RF4Y

Date: 11-12-2019 | 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:

- Develop an understanding of standards of good academic practice - Develop an understanding of techniques that can be used to integrate material from other sources into your written work - Develop an understanding of UEA Policy on plagiarism and collusion.

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

Making Citations Count: Understanding and Using Bibliometrics

HUMPR043

Date: 12-12-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence
Date: 04-05-2020 | 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. Understanding of bibliometrics terminology. 2. Awareness of impact factors, H-index and how they relate to journals and authors in the humanities. 3. Ability to use the databases Scopus and Web of Science to conduct some citation analysis.

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

Data analysis in Python

SCI5RH2Y

Date: 12-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Callum Rollo

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Demonstrate a range of advanced python packages 2. Use more powerful tools for large datasets 3. Make more effective use of computer resources in Python

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

GIS Skills

SCI9RE4Y

Date: 16-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Katy Appleton

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register


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

Introduction to Laboratory Demonstrating in CHE/PHA

SCI9RD6Y

Date: 16-12-2019 | 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

Preparing Impactful Research Proposals and Grant Applications

CCETRD8Y

Date: 08-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 31-03-2020 | 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

Essential Statistics for Researchers

SCI4RD7Y

Date: 09-01-2020 | 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