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

SCI4RB5Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 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

Social media for academics

SCI3RD7Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register. Attending, participating and setting up your own website to promote your research.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Building your professional identity; 2. Networking and engagement; Learning about opportunities to improve your research and career development; 3. Developing an understanding of common social media platforms; 4. Setting up a web presence to promote yourself as a researcher; 5. Effective networking.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|B2|B3|C1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

MICROECONOMICS

ECO-R004

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Mark Le Quement

Topic: Learning through practice

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

Writing and Structuring an Effective Thesis

CCETR33Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 26-02-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students to understand the typical chapters and chapter structures used in a social science thesis - To consider the main aims of different thesis chapters and their relationship to the whole - To emphasise the importance of a 'golden thread' or 'guiding narrative' within a PhD thesis - To offer students the chance to look at other PhD theses and to show them how to access theses similar to their own

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

Evaluation of behaviour change interventions

FMH8RB7Y

Date: 20-11-2019 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Wendy Hardeman

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Learning outcomes for participants: 1. To mention three types of evaluation and explain how they differ 2. To mention three components of process evaluation and explain how they differ 3. To explain the differences between mediators, moderators and confounders 4. To explain why choice of evaluation design and measures depends on the nature of the intervention.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|C2|C3|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Improv for Science Communication

SCI7RB5Y

Date: 21-11-2019 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: FPM09ZEU

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register Attending both sessions.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: A3|B1|B3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Making figures in Python

SCI5RH3Y

Date: 21-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Callum Rollo
Date: 22-04-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Callum Rollo

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To teach how to produce publication ready figures using Python. 2. To compare and contrast the use of different plotting methods in matplotlib. 3. To demonstrate how best plot and display the results of different data sets.

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

Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 1

SCI5RH8Y

Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To introduce students to the numerical software package Matlab 2.To provide students with a basic introduction to issues of data manipulation and visualisation

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

High Performance Computing

SCI2RF7Y

Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Jimmy Cross

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To gain knowledge of high performance computing (HPC) and the HPC cluster at UEA.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Mixed Research Methods

FMH2RCEY

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Hanson

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To explain the difference between quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research - To present types of mixed methods research and why this design has been adopted to answer different research questions - To determine when a mixed methods' approach is appropriate to use in healthcare - To explain the concept of "data integration" and be able to assess how effectively mixed methods research integrates data drawn from using different methods.

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

Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 2

SCI5RH9Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce how a widely used data format can be created, examined and modified in Matlab 2. To introduce students to the importance of NetCDF files in science

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

Critical Reviewing of Research Papers: For International Students

SCI2RE2Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | 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:

# 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

Preparing for your Viva

CCETRV1Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 24-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 25-03-2020 | 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:

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

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

A Comparison of Qualitative Methods (1)

CCETRW3Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-05-2020 | 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 a range of commonly used qualitative methods. - To improve attendees' ability to practically apply a range of qualitative methods. - To help attendee's choose an appropriate qualitative method relative to their particular aims and research questions. - To consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of by-theme and by-person qualitative analyses.

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

Introduction to Academic Writing (Part 2)

SCI4RB2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

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

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

ECONOMETRICS

ECO-R002

Date: 14-01-2020 | Time: 3:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Michael Kummer

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 2.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

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

SCI2RE8Y

Date: 14-01-2020 | 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

Bioimaging 1 (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RA3Y

Date: 14-01-2020 | 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

Introduction to Academic Writing Part 1

HUMPR048

Date: 14-01-2020 | 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.

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

Bioimaging 2 (hosted by the School of Biological Sciences)

SCI7RA4Y

Date: 15-01-2020 | 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 Seminars

CCETRXYZ

Date: 15-01-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 21-04-2020 | 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 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

Preparing to Teach in the Arts and Humanities Cycle 3

HUMTR007

Date: 15-01-2020 | 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

Experimental and quasi-experimental research methods

SCI2RB4Y

Date: 16-01-2020 | 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

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

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