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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

Quantitative research methods (empirical and statistical methods)

SCI2RB5Y

Date: 10-02-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Tracey Chapman

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Be able to understand and assess the applicability of particular research methods for particular research approaches.

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

Applying for Postdoctoral Research Posts in the Arts and Humanities

HUMHR038

Date: 11-02-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD AIms: Understanding of the postdoctoral research funding environment * Awareness of ways of keeping up to date with postdoctoral funding opportunities * Awareness of the steps involved in preparing an application for postdoctoral research posts

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

How to be more effective in communicating your science using poster presentations

SCI3RA1Y

Date: 11-02-2020 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased awareness of how to communicate research clearly via an effective poster presentation. 2.Increased awareness of the importance of how audience influences design and content.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C1|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Open Access Publishing

SCI9RB2Y

Date: 11-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Rachel Henderson

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To understand the different types of Open Access 2.To gain awareness of some of the benefits and complexities of Open Access publishing 3.To understand where to look for support in finding and publishing open access material To understand where to look for support in finding and publishing open access material

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

Publishing: dealing with journal Editors and with reviewers' comments

SCI3RF5Y

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

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Raising your awareness of the challenges that Editors can face. 2.Recognising the critical role that reviewers play in the publication process. 3.Learning how to help the Editor when responding to reviewers' comments.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B3|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

MACROECONOMICS

ECO-R005

Date: 12-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Mich Tvede

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

Practical Statistics Using SPSS - Day 1

FMH2RD9Y

Date: 12-02-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To use SPSS to manage, explore and display summary-descriptions of data in graphs and tables.

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

Writing the literature review for your thesis

FMH8RC6Y

Date: 13-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Andy Jones

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To explore the structure and content of the literature review for a thesis

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

Presentation skills

CCETR16Y

Date: 14-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Increased understanding of skills in presenting in public - Increased awareness and understanding of the language that can be used in presentations to different audiences.

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

Grant and fellowship applications (hosted by BIO)

SCI7RA7Y

Date: 17-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Ian Clark

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Specific research skills.

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

How to Write an Effective Research Proposal

HUMHR015

Date: 20-02-2020 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Communication skills

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


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

PPD aims: Awareness of what makes an effective research proposal; Development of your own proposal.

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

How to stay calm as a post-graduate researcher

FMH7RB7Y

Date: 25-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Blowers

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Understand what mental wellbeing is and why it matters - Manage your mental wellbeing and resilience as a research student.

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

Introductory session to ChemDraw

SCI2RD5Y

Date: 25-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Paul Mcdermott

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To become proficient in the use of the ChemDraw software.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Writing a scientific report e.g. the Probationary Review Report

SCI2RA6Y

Date: 25-02-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates
Date: 23-06-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Raise awareness of the format and content for research reports.

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

Academic Writing in the Sciences

SCI4RA3Y

Date: 26-02-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased understanding of the conventions of academic writing in the sciences. 2.How to give and receive constructive criticism on your writing

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B3|C1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Practical Statistics Using SPSS - Day 2 - Statistical significance

FMH9RB7Y

Date: 26-02-2020 | 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 calculate and interpret measures of effect and association between variables, and statistical significance of these estimates.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Preparing to Teach in the Arts and Humanities Cycle 4

HUMTR008

Date: 26-02-2020 | 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

Developing your writing for your Thesis

HUMPR044

Date: 27-02-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

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: Starting your research

SPSS Syntax

CCETR29Y

Date: 28-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Jacqueline Collier

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To provide a basic introduction to the usage and functionality of SPSS syntax.

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

Managing the Probationary Review

CCETR23Y

Date: 02-03-2020 | 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:

- To improve attendees' understanding of the formal transfer process and its requirements - To provide advice and strategies relative to the written and verbal components of the work required to transfer successfully - To improve attendees' ability to express the purpose, method, originality and importance of their research projects.

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

Safeguarding Training

FMH1RA4Y

Date: 03-03-2020 | 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:

- Develop an understanding of the responsibilities of researchers working with people and in sensitive areas - Be aware of the safeguarding policies and procedures for research at UEA.

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

Create your own website in a day

SCI3RF6Y

Date: 03-03-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Consider your aims and requirements for a website. 2. Design and publish a simple personal website. 3. Learn techniques to help you customise this website in future.

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

Time Management

FMH4RA4Y

Date: 04-03-2020 | 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: B2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Managing Supervisory Relationships

FMH4RC6Y

Date: 06-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Andy Jones

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To consider effective communication styles - Develop strategies for giving and receiving feedback - Understand goal setting.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B2|C1|C2
Stage of Research: (None)

Project Management: Case Studies from Principal Investigators

FMH2RB1Y

Date: 09-03-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Christina Jerosch-Herold

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Enhancing your awareness of project management and what is needed to successfully manage a research project to completion.

Research Development Framework: A2|B1
Stage of Research: (None)

Open Access Publishing

CCETRL2Y

Date: 09-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Lucy Fleming

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To understand the difference between green and gold Open Access - To gain awareness of some of the benefits and complexities of Open Access publishing - To understand where to look for support in finding and publishing open access material.

Research Development Framework: A1|B3|C2|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Neurolinguistic programming (NLP): a short workshop for PGRs

SCI2RH1Y

Date: 10-03-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Andrea Rippon

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

At the end of this workshop, you will: #Have a basic knowledge of the NLP framework and model of communication. #Use this to reframe situations/events so you can find different solutions, one of which will work. #Be in charge of your attitude/emotions by using submodalities, so you can bring about a resourceful state when you need it. (eg. Confidence, calm, etc) #Know how to anchor this resourceful state, so that you can access it immediately, at any time. #Create a well-formed outcome which makes absolutely sure that you 'language' yourself in such a way as to drive your very neurology and physiology towards obtaining your desired goal. #With your peers, find practical ways to incorporate what you have learnt into your working/personal life.

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

Supervising project students

SCI1RB8Y

Date: 11-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Maria O'Connell

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To raise awareness of the needs of the project student. 2. To identify the elements of good supervision. 3. To show how to supervise effectively whilst progressing your own research. 4. To indicate the benefits of supervising project students..

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Developing Your Writing for Your Thesis

CCETR1TY

Date: 13-03-2020 | 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:

- 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: Starting your research

Bite sized mindfulness

SCI9RE7Y

Date: 13-03-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Benjamin Marshall
Date: 05-06-2020 | 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:

An experiential introduction to mindfulness practices.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Social context of research as it relates to Biology (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RA8Y

Date: 16-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Tracey Chapman

Topic: Research ethics/governance

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

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

Presentation Skills

FMH2RF6Y

Date: 17-03-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Zoe Jones

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Increased understanding of skills in presenting in public - Increased awareness and understanding of the language that can be used in presentations to different audiences.

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

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

Plagiarism, Collusion and Referencing

SCI7RB1Y

Date: 19-03-2020 | 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:

1.Develop understanding of standards of good academic practice. 2.Develop an understanding of techniques that can be used to integrate material from other sources into your written work. 3.Develop understanding of UEA Policy on plagiarism and collusion.

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

Macromolecule visualisation, analysis and presentation

SCI2RB9Y

Date: 23-03-2020 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Marco M D Cominetti

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To provide the basic knowledge required for an effective use of the software 2.To provide the skills to represent macromolecules in the form of publication quality, high resolution images and videos

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

Training in Qualitative Methods: Qualitative Interviewing (2 days)

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

Preparing and Delivering Conference Presentations

CCETREVY

Date: 20-04-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Paul Bernal

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students prepare and deliver effective and appropriate presentations for academic conferences - To consider different ways to present, and different approaches to presentation technology and software - To provide some generic examples of useful/effective conference presentations

Research Development Framework: A3|B3|D2|D3
Stage of Research: (None)

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

Thesis writing for research students whose first language is not English.

SCI3RE2Y

Date: 07-05-2020 | 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

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