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Practice No. 1164
Last modified: 26/10/2010 10:41:11
Institution: Research Information Network, University of SouthamptonAt Southampton a coordinated program of training is offered to help with the whole process of developing a thesis, which can be broadly summarized as: • The initial stage where information is managed and coaxed into a viable structure. • The “writing up”stage, where references are managed and challenging intellectual property aspects are tackled. • The final stage where the thesis is submitted electronically. This training is aimed at both PGRs and their supervisors.
Practice No. 902
Last modified: 15/10/2010 15:32:14
Institution: University of SouthamptonThis scheme funds young researchers to work within entrepreneurial technology-driven business to develop: 1) a practical understanding of how to transform research ideas into commercially successful products and services; 2) leadership and transferable business skills.
Practice No. 1167
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:30:41
Institution: Research Information Network, University of OxfordIn addition to a programme of inductions, traditional information skills classes and one-to-one sessions throughout the year, the History Librarian organises three learning events in the course of the academic year: Information Fair for Graduates and the Thesis Fair are opportunities for students to explore and discover in their own time and amongst 20+ stalls what primary sources (archives, books, databases) and useful IT tools are available to them and to connect with the relevant local experts and with other students. An experienced graduate contributes by presenting the Top Tips of a Survivor. The events are embedded in the academic curriculum and are followed up with specific information skills sessions relating to aspects of locating material, organising references and using databases effectively. Canapés with Clio (CwithC) invites academics to attend brief talks on various aspects of electronic resources followed by a sponsored buffet lunch. It is a chance for library staff to meet academics, update each other of projects and ask questions.
Practice No. 946
Last modified: 28/06/2010 15:30:23
Institution: University of SouthamptonA Roberts funded skills enhancement project entitled ‘Employing MATLAB to foster interdisciplinary cooperation: a training programme for early career researchers’ (ECRs) was proposed, organised, managed and evaluated by a team of five ECRs from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. The anticipated outcomes of this initiative were that the ECRs receiving this training would be able to work more efficiently, understand the differences and similarities between various methodologies, choose appropriate methods for acquiring, processing and presenting data, and communicate their work more effectively. In addition, it was hoped that providing training on a university-wide basis would allow opportunities for interaction between ECRs, encouraging collaboration between departments. The methods used to evaluate this programme are briefly described here.
Practice No. 1095
Last modified: 23/03/2010 10:18:58
Institution: University of ReadingThe course is undertaken online over a two month period. Following an orientation week, the content is split into 5 different topics.
Practice No. 1084
Last modified: 22/01/2010 11:13:27
Institution: University of ReadingThis is a qualitative survey of the next career step for Reading Research Staff after completing their Research Contract at Reading
Practice No. 785
Last modified: 14/12/2009 17:36:54
Institution: University of SouthamptonIn one intensive three-hour session gives participants a general understanding of the media, including how journalists work, how to get coverage, how to prepare for interviews, and how to manage expectations. This is followed by individual coaching and mentoring in interview techniques, during which the participant is interviewed twice with video playback and analysis afterwards.
Practice No. 1079
Last modified: 14/12/2009 12:02:17
Institution: University of SouthamptonAs part of our Skill's Development Training programme in 2008/9, this one-day workshop was introduced and aimed at PGR's who are required to do presentations, running seminar groups, examinations or anything where they find they need to overcome their ‘nerves’ or other anxieties.
Practice No. 1042
Last modified: 26/11/2009 15:05:10
Institution: University of Oxford“Making the Summer Count” was a half day workshop which took place in June and July 2009. It aimed to help researchers think about how to improve their time management and remain motivated to achieve their goals. It was based on a planning and project management model and involved sharing ideas and working on individual rather than hypothetical scenarios.
Practice No. 721
Last modified: 23/11/2009 12:51:45
Institution: University of OxfordA series of seminars, organised and run within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University, that aim to prepare senior postdoctoral researchers, research staff and newly-appointed academic staff for a career in academia at and beyond Oxford.