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Practice No. 1261
Last modified: 17/06/2011 14:05:11
Institution: University of Strathclyde
This is a two day workshop during which a series of talks by successful grant applicants illustrate the range of research that is supported by the different research councils, as well as offering insights into the world of EU funded projects. Participants develop their own research proposals in advance of day 2 and then work in small interdisciplinary groups (mock panels) to review and evaluate each other’s proposals.
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. 1047
Last modified: 23/03/2011 07:57:14
Institution: University of OxfordThis event is arranged and delivered by DPhil students from the Medical Sciences Divison as part of the Medical Sciences Skills Training Programme. DPhil students are invited to register for event and if they wish to present submit an abstract. Twelve students are then selected to present at the event. Students are also invited to submit posters and prizes are given for the best talks and posters. The event concludes with a keynote speech followed by a drinks and capnapes reception. The event is partially funded by the Divisional Skills Training Programme and support from sponsors secured by the students organising the event. Sponsors of the event are invited to attend and exhibit at the event. http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/dphilday
Practice No. 812
Last modified: 10/03/2011 09:49:40
Institution: University of StirlingA Researcher Development Framework has been produced by the Researcher Task Group at the University of Stirling to assist researchers to make decisions regarding their personal, professional and career development opportunities.
Practice No. 1249
Last modified: 21/02/2011 16:41:42
Institution: University of GlasgowGlasgow's Students' representative council and the University are working in partnership to boost PGR representation, ensuring reps have adequate support, resources and training to fulfil their full potential in the role and effectively contribute to policy and strategy development.
Practice No. 1233
Last modified: 30/11/2010 11:54:08
Institution: University of LeedsThis course supports researchers whilst they write publications. Giving them practical help with structuring and writing papers and also support to find the time and motivation produce a complete first draft.
Practice No. 1238
Last modified: 26/11/2010 10:33:19
Institution: King's College, University of LondonA cross-disciplinary event aimed at giving early career researchers an insight into different careers in the academic environment and also the variety of routes into an academic career.
Practice No. 1219
Last modified: 19/11/2010 14:16:06
Institution: University of LeicesterA series of methodology taster sessions which provide a basic introduction to a methodology, its application with examples, its advantages and its limitations or drawbacks. The seminars will later be available on the web as podcasts, together with key readings and links to other relevant resources on the web, making this a valuable web repository on research methodologies.
Practice No. 1209
Last modified: 18/11/2010 13:53:10
Institution: University of DurhamBased on 'Speed PhD', PhD Process similarly aims to provide researchers with an insight into the demands of a research degree and improve their research performance and employability. As in 'Speed PhD' the workshop last 2 full days, participants work in groups and are allocated a fictional student and research project. It is the task of the group to take on the role of the fictional student and get through their Research Degree. The project is carried out within the Group Work sessions listed on the course schedule. The group must manage their activities and their supervisor and make decisions to ensure they submit a thesis on time.
Practice No. 1210
Last modified: 17/11/2010 15:41:57
Institution: University of YorkDeveloping research funding applications is a multi-stage process including; refining the question and methods, finding collaborators, identifying appropriate funding sources, knowing what makes a successful application and who to get advice from, costing the bid and writing the application form. This project seeks to address some of these stages. The specific objectives are: 1. To create a series of short video clips/ audio recordings featuring staff from Department of Health Sciences, covering: • Features of successful applications. These will spotlight on senior staff who are panel members for some of the major health research funding bodies. • Staff experiences of applying for external funding. These will contain reflections of staff who have applied for research funding, both successful and unsuccessful. These resources will be stored on the Health Sciences Staff Intranet (on a web page dedicated to the project) with links from both research and teaching related pages. An online survey will give people who access the resource an opportunity to feedback their views on its usefulness. 2. To establish a Learning Set of early to mid career research staff to facilitate the development of skills in writing research funding applications. Early to mid career researchers will present research ideas to the learning set for discussion or commenting on applications in progress. The group would meet once a month and maintain an email list of members that could be contacted for advice when needed. The project team will be supported by two senior members of staff (Karen Bloor and Karen Spilsbury) and has been approved by Head of Department (Professor Christine Godfrey) and Chair of Departmental Research Committee (Professor Nicky Cullum).