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Thinking through Procrastination

HUMPR098

Date: 17-03-2020 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Garland

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Understanding of the nature of procrastination; Practical techniques to avoid and mitigate procrastination.

Research Development Framework: A2|B1|B2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing to Teach in the Arts and Humanities Cycle 4

HUMTR008

Date: 18-03-2020 | 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

Data Management for PhD Students

FMH7RB3Y

Date: 19-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Anna Collins

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Gain an understanding of research data management - Develop your long-term planning and organisational skills - Manage your data to facilitate the completion of your PhD.

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

Heraldry: an introduction to sources and interpretation.

HUMPR018

Date: 19-03-2020 | Time: 2:00 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. Improved understanding of heraldry and its significance and of methods of interpretation of heraldic symbolism; 2. Practical ability to apply knowledge to research topic and current research plan.

Research Development Framework: A1|B2|C3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Qualitative Methods: Theory and data collection

FMH1RA8Y

Date: 23-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Andrea Stockl

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To address the theory and practice of qualitative data collection by interviewing and holding focus groups.

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

Reflecting on your training and development

SCI6RB1Y

Date: 24-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce Kolb's learning cycle 2. To identify the benefits of reflective practice 3. To give you experience in reflective practice

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

Practical Statistics Using SPSS: Day 3 - Regression analysis

FMH9RB8Y

Date: 25-03-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To use SPSS and frequentist statistical foundations to use and interpret linear and logistic regression with multiple predictor variables, enabling control for confounders.

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

The Mental Capacity Act and its application in Research

FMH1RA5Y

Date: 31-03-2020 | 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

Thoughts on securing research funding

SCI7RO1Y

Date: 02-04-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Matthew Gage

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Learn how to write and submit a funding application 2.To explore how funding applications are assessed and how this might influence your own application 3.To think about how you would structure your own funding application and identify areas that need developing

Research Development Framework: A1|B2|B3|C2|C3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Time Management

CCETRPRY

Date: 03-04-2020 | 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:

-identify how you spend your time -reflect on the key time management challenges you face -consider tools and strategies that can help you to plan and prioritise your work, maintain progress and achieve work-life balance

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

Navigating the publishing process

FMH7RB0Y

Date: 23-04-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Karen Milton

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Provide an overview of what's involved in publishing - Provide some tips on maximising the likelihood of success in publishing your research

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B3|D3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Preparing for Your Viva (Final Year Students Only)

FMH3RD2Y

Date: 29-04-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Antony Arthur

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To increase your understanding of the viva examination process - To provide guidance on preparing for the viva - To build confidence in your ability to perform well in the viva - To provide guidance on the process of thesis corrections post-viva.

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

Advanced LaTeX

SCI5RE6Y

Date: 06-05-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Robert Whittaker

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register You must attend both sessions


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Furthering scientific typesetting skills to improve communication in papers, presentations, theses and other documents.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Storytelling with digital maps

SCI9RF6Y

Date: 12-05-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Katy Appleton

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Develop a new way to display and share data. 2. Develop a new tool to help you tell the "story" of your research. 3. Start creating your own GIS-based Story Map.

Research Development Framework: A2|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Contemporary Approaches for Facilitating Learning

SCI5RB6Y

Date: 15-05-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Simon Lancaster

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To identify limitations in the traditional lecture system. 2.2.To identify ways of teaching which maximise student engagement and learning. 3.3.To provide you with new knowledge and experience that you can apply in your teaching practice.

Research Development Framework: A3|B1|B3|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Flow, Fluidity and Fluency: Digital Information Management and Your PhD

HUMRR004

Date: 16-05-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Credits gained by: Attending the training weekend.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD Aims: * Develop an awareness of the forms of data involved in research practices and products * Evaluate techniques and resources to manage your use of time spent on research effectively * Be able to assess the kinds of data you will capture, structure or create for your project * Understand the how digital content affects research methods and project workflows * Ensure that all the output of your thesis - data, documents, references - are in a form that you or others can use in future projects or publications

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

Scientific Publishing - a Journal Editor's View

FMH9RC9Y

Date: 19-05-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Kevin Tyler

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Learning outcomes for participants: 1, Understand why to publish research 2. Understand how to publish research 3. Understand where to publish research

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Scale Development

CCETR0GY

Date: 20-05-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Kimberley Bartholomew

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students develop reliable and valid scales to accurately measure a variety of personal and social variables - To provide an introduction to the process of scale development and analysis, including item generation, item piloting, data collection, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and appropriate tests of reliability and validity

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

Communication Workshop - Practical Experience of Short Talks (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RB2Y

Date: 22-05-2020 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Mohammad Hajihosseini

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To get experience in presenting and feedback on your presentation so that you can identify strengths and possible areas for improvement.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling

CCETR0HY

Date: 27-05-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Kimberley Bartholomew

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To introduce the key concepts involved in SEM, including latent, exogenous, and endogenous variables and their graphical notation, the measurement model, and the structural model - To provide a step-by-step guide to the data collection and analytic processes in SEM, including model specification, model estimation, model evaluation, and model modification - To demonstrate how the output of an SEM analysis should be interpreted and reported, the latter using both text and appropriate figures.

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

Having an Impact at Conference

FMH3RA3Y

Date: 02-06-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Stephen Smith

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Learn how to gain the most from conference attendance.

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Training in Qualitative Methods: Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation (Two days)

FMH1RA9Y

Date: 03-06-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Andrea Stockl

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To explore the theory and practice of qualitative data analysis and interpretation.

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

Critical Thinking

SCI2RF1Y

Date: 04-06-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To develop your ability to evaluate your own findings and those of others 2.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

An introduction to peer review journal articles

FMH9RB6Y

Date: 10-06-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Hanson

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To give you an introduction to the conventions of peer review - To equip you with skills to help you transition from student to Early Career Researcher

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B3|D3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Developing your writing for your thesis

SCI3RE2Y

Date: 16-06-2020 | 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:

1.Improved understanding of the processes involved in completing a thesis 2.Development of writing skills in English

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

Moving beyond PPI collaboration to co-research with experts in experience

FMH2RC9Y

Date: 18-06-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Fiona Poland

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Some principles and resources for planning user/public involvement in research - Planning, developing and benefits of user involvement in CAFE project - Problem solving - discussing issues from your research.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|C3|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to teaching and assessment in higher education

FMH5RC8Y

Date: 30-06-2020 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop an understanding of the intellectual, organisational and communication skills which are currently needed for teaching undergraduates in Higher Education in the UK

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: (None)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - 5.0 CREDITS

CCETR5RY

Date: | Time:
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: (None)

Credit Value: 5
Gained By: Completing the "Learning through Practice" form.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Example 1.Assessing the generic skills learnt by attending workshops and courses. 2.Strengthen and broaden your knowledge and understanding. 3. Raise awareness of other avenues of research post PhD. 4. Developing of networking and communication skills. 5 Understanding what presenter and attendees are aiming to get out of a research presentation. 6. Developing research communication skills.

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: (None)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - 1 CREDIT

CCETR1RY

Date: | Time:
Session Leader:

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Completing the "Learning through Practice" form.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Example 1.Assessing the generic skills learnt by attending workshops and courses. 2.Strengthen and broaden your knowledge and understanding. 3. Raise awareness of other avenues of research post PhD. 4. Developing of networking and communication skills. 5 Understanding what presenter and attendees are aiming to get out of a research presentation. 6. Developing research communication skills.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|D1|D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING- 1 CREDIT

CCETR1XY

Date: | Time:
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: (None)

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Completing the "Learning through Practice" form.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Example 1.Assessing the generic skills learnt by attending workshops and courses. 2.Strengthen and broaden your knowledge and understanding. 3. Raise awareness of other avenues of research post PhD. 4. Developing of networking and communication skills. 5 Understanding what presenter and attendees are aiming to get out of a research presentation. 6. Developing research communication skills.

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: (None)