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Practice No. 930
Last modified: 25/03/2011 08:55:56
Institution: University of the West of EnglandRecently there has been growing interest in an alternate business model, social enterprise. This is a different way of doing business that trades for a social purpose whereby the social or environmental aims of the business are of equal importance to its commercial activities. Consequently the skills required for running a successful social enterprise combine those typical of enterprise activities generally with a strong motivation and passion for social improvement. We have found that this aspect is useful in engaging researchers because at the heart of social enterprise is a strong commitment to achieving a better society, a motivation that resonates with that which typically drives the research agenda and researchers themselves. This collaborative project with Vitae has been successful in developing written and associated video materials to explore enterprise skills with early career researchers. There are plans to disseminate the resources via Vitae as part of the ongoing move to produce development resources that are freely available to HEIs as part of the research skills development agenda, this is likely to be in January 2011.
Practice No. 1206
Last modified: 15/11/2010 10:41:20
Institution: University of PlymouthThis Forum allows research staff the valuable opportunity to join discussions, hear developments, share practice and network.
Practice No. 1197
Last modified: 15/11/2010 10:40:43
Institution: University of PlymouthThis conference showcases presentations and posters from UoP research students. We offer research students a valuable opportunity to practice presenting, listen to presenters, test their posters, view the work of other research students and, participate in the overall experience of a cross-discipline researcher conference.
Practice No. 1187
Last modified: 03/11/2010 10:58:28
Institution: University of ExeterAs a follow up to our ‘SmartStart’ PhD inductions (see practice 929) that we organise or the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD; in collaboration with the University of Plymouth) we hold an ‘Annual Researcher Event’. All doctoral students at PCMD are required to attend the two-day residential event, where they present on an aspect of their research to an audience consisting of their peers and academic staff from PDMC. Each year two students receive an award for their outstanding presentation and abstract. The event is also complimented by an annual dinner.
Practice No. 1185
Last modified: 03/11/2010 10:16:44
Institution: University of ExeterWe have developed a PGR progress tracking system called ‘MyPGR’ which is an online tool capable of managing and monitoring PGR students. The system provides a record of interactions between students, supervisors and professional services staff. It also allows for the prompt provision of management information related to PGR students. The system will be operational for all students on MPhil/EdD/Phd programmes from commencement of the 2010/11 academic year.
Practice No. 887
Last modified: 13/10/2010 10:13:45
Institution: University of BathA drop-in day at the Careers Advisory Service for postgraduate researchers, with bespoke resources and mini-presentations advertising the range of services available.
Practice No. 1168
Last modified: 12/10/2010 15:33:49
Institution: University of BathAn evaluation of the use, impact and effectivenessof career development interviews, by survey of research staff.
Practice No. 889
Last modified: 12/10/2010 11:58:41
Institution: University of BathA five-part progamme covering all aspects of career management, from choosing what career is right for you, through the application process and beyond to continued career 'healthchecks'.
Practice No. 1156
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:36:58
Institution: Research Information Network, Cardiff UniversityInformation literacy workshops for the research student community at Cardiff University are embedded into the central Graduate Centre’s Research Students Skills Development Programme to ensure a one-stop shop for postgraduate training.
Practice No. 1155
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:17:42
Institution: Research Information Network, Cardiff UniversityStaff workshop to introduce techniques and resources to maximise the visibility of publications and track citations. It explores key sources of citation data, open access publishing, using Cardiff University's Institutional Repository (ORCA), measuring citation impact and finding citations to researcher’s own work. The sessions include a presentation and then the opportunity to search databases to track own citation impact.