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Practice No. 1260
Last modified: 17/06/2011 14:04:20
Institution: University of Strathclyde
The Researcher Innovation Fund (RIF) is a small pot of funding set-up by the University for early career research staff and PGR students to bid for researcher-led transferable skills initiatives.
Practice No. 1256
Last modified: 17/06/2011 10:47:12
Institution: University of Strathclyde
Practice No. 1255
Last modified: 07/06/2011 17:15:11
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
A one to one peer mentoring pilot scheme for new postgraduate research students who are mentored by late cycle 2nd or early 3rd year students
Practice No. 137
Last modified: 23/05/2011 07:10:23
Institution: University of Bolton
An electronic or paper tool which consolidates the consideration, analysis, development and recording of various professional and personal skills and academic processes during the various stages of a research student's programme
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. 697
Last modified: 25/03/2011 16:01:45
Institution: University of OxfordAs part of the Medical Sciences Divisional Skills Training Programme graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to explore moving away from academia and consider the opportunities open to them for a career based in Medical Writing and Medical Communications. Beginning with an introductory session comprising of presentations and a networking lunch with potential employers. Then a more focussed two workshop.
Practice No. 1045
Last modified: 25/03/2011 14:49:28
Institution: University of NottinghamA residential workshop for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with an interest in interdisciplinarity and the commercialisation of research.
Practice No. 1035
Last modified: 25/03/2011 14:24:23
Institution: University of NottinghamDeveloping enterprise skills amongst postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers working on engineering or engineering related topics. Originally a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University. Extended in 2011 to all Midlands Universities.
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.