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Practice No. 950
Last modified: 25/03/2011 16:16:29
Institution: University of LiverpoolThe Career Skills Option is a programme of events allowing postgraduate Researchers a range of provision (up to 10 alternatives) with which they can complete the Skills Programme. All of the options are worth at least three days of training as part of the compulsory Skills Programme at Liverpool. Options include a residential Enterprise School, Vitae GradSchools, Teaching and Volunteering programmes, the online Career Skills Portfolio, Research Council Yes competitions, internships and work experience,. Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/gradschool/events/careerskills.htm Career skills managment is about the individual making choices so flexibility in terms of provision is most important and the online careers resources enable PGRs to basically perm their own career management programme from a selection of provision, events and self generated activity.
Practice No. 824
Last modified: 24/03/2011 14:36:36
Institution: University of ManchesterA programme accredited by the Institue of Leadership and Management (ILM), covering both theory and practice of management and leadership. It is designed for Research Staff who are interested in developing these key skill areas, both to support their current roles and their career development – whether in academia, industry, business or other contexts. Format: induction and taster (60-120 mins), seven one-day workshops over four months, a two-day residential intensive with a computer business game simulation, directed reading and discussion via an online forum, two written assessments.
Practice No. 584
Last modified: 25/11/2010 16:00:26
Institution: Lancaster UniversityThe university commisions an AGCAS qualified Careers Adviser to undertake one-to-one careers advice and guidance, and deliver a series of career development workshops for research staff.
Practice No. 61
Last modified: 25/11/2010 15:55:47
Institution: Lancaster UniversityAn institutional programme provided by departments, faculties and the University for postgraduate researchers. Complimented by an online tool 'MyPGR' containing a JSS-linked Development Needs Analysis, Record of Supervision Meetings, Skills Record and Personal Development Planner.
Practice No. 587
Last modified: 24/11/2010 10:23:50
Institution: Lancaster UniversityAn annual programme of workshops to develop the transferable skills and employability of research staff, facilitated by internal and external experts, and external researcher training providers.
Practice No. 1221
Last modified: 19/11/2010 14:40:42
Institution: University of LiverpoolWorkshops are facilitated by editors of high impact journals who discuss with participants key aspects within the writing process and the aims of the journal. Brief writing exercises on papers published by participants take place during the workshop. In addition, selected published articles from the journal are being discussed highlighting relevant points of interest that inform the writing process.
Practice No. 1205
Last modified: 17/11/2010 08:39:30
Institution: University of LiverpoolOnline Career Skills Portfolio - A flexible provision all PGR students at Liverpool, independent of their place of research, with opportunities to research and prepare for their future career. The course provides access to online resources, participation in online discussions, encouragement to engage in self-chosen activities and requires a structured meeting with their supervisor. The course also fulfils the career Skills requirement in the PhD programme at the University of Liverpool.
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. 276
Last modified: 12/11/2010 16:08:20
Institution: University of LiverpoolThe online personal development record is a learning tool to encourage postgraduate research students to engage in personal development planning - an activity that can be both useful to success in the research and career progression. All postgraduates research students log generic skills activities that fall outside of the formal training programme and record details of formal meetings with supervisors. There is also a skills audit based upon the Joint Skills Statement of the Research Councils.
Practice No. 559
Last modified: 12/11/2010 10:55:00
Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of LiverpoolThe course provides generic first year skills training for postgraduate researchers that are off-site, part-time or geographically distant from the university and offers equivalent opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary networking and discussion of shared problems that researchers have at the on campus First Year Skills Workshops. The online course focusess on three main activities: * Participants present their research online to students from different academic backgrounds, as a "Research Blog", then both provide and receive, formal and informal feedback on these presentations; * Participants engage in group discussions to share knowledge and provide mutual self-help in asynchronous online discussions with other part-time and off-site students. * Participants engage with self-selected materials, from a wide range of materials offering advice on generic skills development, and share ideas for their generic skills development with other participants.