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Practice No. 821
Last modified: 03/05/2013 14:51:31
Institution: University of Birmingham
The annual Research Poster Conference provides a unique opportunity for doctoral researchers at all stages of their studies to present their research to a diverse mixed-disciplined audience. The Conference is an excellent practical forum for the development of a range of essential communication and networking skills. It is also a chance for University students and staff to foster productive interdisciplinary links and find out more about the range of exciting research that takes place at the University of Birmingham. The usual resources are required to deliver the event: a venue; catering & catering staff; additional helpers to assist on the day; and a means of producing and displaying the posters. We also provided 3 doctoral researchers with the opportunity to become part of the project team that organised the Research Poster Conference.
Practice No. 1284
Last modified: 27/10/2011 11:20:31
Institution: The Royal Veterinary College
The courses and workshops outlined in our programme are designed to meet the needs of all groups of staff within the College and offer a wide variety of development opportunities in five key areas:
• Health & Safety
• Information Technology
• Leadership & Management
• Skills & Knowledge
In our 2009/10 training programme, we introduced a section specific to the development of researchers, in response to principle 4 of the Concordat. This section has continued to develop following feedback received from research staff, line managers and principal investigators.
Research staff may also attend any of the other Staff Training & Development courses offered in the programme.
Practice No. 380
Last modified: 30/06/2011 14:16:43
Institution: Imperial College London
A 2-day course to address topics such as: thesis writing and viva preparation, career options and planning, networking, and leadership within corporate and academic work contexts.
Practice No. 1256
Last modified: 17/06/2011 10:47:12
Institution: University of Strathclyde
GRADnews is a monthly e-newsletter aimed at postgraduate research students within the university and features information on a wealth of internal and external career-development related opportunities available to the community.
Practice No. 1199
Last modified: 12/11/2010 19:36:05
Institution: University of ManchesterKetso is an interactive, hands-on toolkit for bringing meetings and workshops to life. It is compact and portable, simple to use and accessible to everyone. Ketso extends people's ability to run effective and enjoyable workshops - virtually anywhere and in any setting. It encourages people to be creative and share in productive dialogue, while also generating real results that can be put into action. Ketso provides a set of tabletop tools that can be used to capture and display people's ideas. It consists of colourful 'branches', 'leaves' and other materials, which can be placed on a felt workspace and easily moved around in response to changing discussion. Ketso is robust and portable, and comes in a handy carrying bag, making it easy to transport to and from events. Ketso provides a series of free resources to help you run effective workshops and engagement processes - such as workshop plans and training videos in planning and running a workshop.
Practice No. 1097
Last modified: 18/04/2010 16:32:21
Institution: Imperial College LondonResearch has shown that the well-being of employees is critical to the performance of both the individual and their organisation. However, no-one has thoroughly assessed the factors affecting the well-being of doctoral researchers. All the investment going into transferable skills development programmes will not yield optimum results if researchers are adversely affected by well-being issues that are neither understood nor quantified adequately. This led us to develop an innovative well-being assessment, specifically for postgraduate researchers, based on a clinically approved methodology and including a wide consultation amongst stakeholders.
Practice No. 1096
Last modified: 17/04/2010 17:53:47
Institution: Imperial College LondonWe have developed a bespoke questionnaire to capture the views of late-stage, science, engineering and medical discipline PhD students on a programme of transferable skills development.
Practice No. 269
Last modified: 17/04/2010 09:56:35
Institution: Imperial College LondonThe Graduate Student's Association (GSA) is the representative body within Imperial College Union for all students registered on a postgraduate taught course or research programme across all Imperial campuses.