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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. 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. 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. 154
Last modified: 25/03/2011 16:08:23
Institution: University of OxfordUsing the Skills Training Programme courses, the Medical Sciences Division seeks to equip Graduate Research Students and Research Staff members with a comprehensive set of skills ensuring each researcher realises his/her maximum potential and thereby lay the foundations for a successful career in the sciences.
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. 466
Last modified: 22/03/2011 17:06:28
Institution: Newcastle UniversityThis 'PI Development Programme' offers a range of transferable skills training, designed to assist the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, who are new to, or aspire to, the role of research leader.
Practice No. 585
Last modified: 22/03/2011 16:10:13
Institution: University of EdinburghThe University has set up a fund to support local training initiatives led by researchers (PhD students and research staff) themselves. This Researcher-Led Fund is available for specific projects/activities/events initiated by research students or research staff for the benefit of groups of researchers at a School, research unit or research group level.
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.