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Practice No. 1017
Last modified: 03/11/2010 10:39:21
Institution: Loughborough UniversityThree-day business plan competition for researchers to produce a business plan for an imaginary start-up company, engineering-based.
Practice No. 1182
Last modified: 01/11/2010 11:05:40
Institution: University of NottinghamThe Jubilee Graduate Centre (JGC) has been exclusively developed for postgraduate students and early career researchers. It works closely with Schools on the Jubilee Campus to develop Faculty-specific training and careers events for PGRs/ECRs focusing on transferable skills, and which reflect the requirements of the Funding Councils.
Training provision for graduate students in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Cambridge: a range of courses and learning events for graduate students, covering project specific and transferable skills.
Practice No. 498
Last modified: 23/12/2009 10:04:05
Institution: University of CambridgeAn overview of TST courses in the Graduate School of Life Sciences addressing the entire Roberts agenda, and run across the whole school or within individual Departments and Institutes; but run for the individual student rather than for the yeargroup or the course.
Practice No. 1051
Last modified: 16/12/2009 13:18:27
Institution: University of DurhamDurham University Graduate School fund up to three one-year Business Creation Fellowships per year. These fellowships, which provide a small stipend to support the Fellow, are designed to enable Fellows to develop a very early stage business idea towards market. The business idea need not be related to the Fellow’s previous research interests. Applicants should have a potentially viable business idea that is capable of being taken to market. There is no restriction on the stage that the business is at, although it is anticipated that these will be at a very early stage. Fellows will be given a stipend of £10,000 to cover their living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, so enabling them to concentrate on developing their business idea. Fellows will be given access to the Business Incubator and support will be offered by the Technology Transfer and Postgraduate Training Team. Candidates for the Fellowships should be either: (i) Postgraduate research students of Durham University in the final stages of completing their research degree OR (ii) Postdoctoral researchers at Durham University whose contract of employment is close to termination. The Fellowship will be tenable for 1 year from 1st October or a mutually agreed date. However, Fellows who are postgraduate research students will normally have had to submit their thesis before taking up their Fellowship, while postdoctoral researchers will normally have terminated their employment with the University before taking up their Fellowship. The principal duty of the Business Creation Fellow is to develop their business idea. To support this, Fellows will be asked to undertake a training needs analysis at the commencement of their Fellowship and then address their training needs, supported by the Postgraduate Training Team and the Tech Transfer Office. Fellows will also have to undertake enterprise support work from time to time, amounting to, on average, no more than half a day per week. Applications Deadline: mid July. Candidates should include a brief business-focussed CV, a short (1 page) outline of their business idea and an outline of their plans for progressing the idea over the period of the Fellowship (1 page). If a business plan is available this should be included; if a business plan has not yet been written candidates should include descriptions of • Intellectual property protection • Potential markets • Potential competitors • How you will reach your customers and make money Informal enquiries may me made to the director of postgraduate training.
Practice No. 864
Last modified: 07/12/2009 15:11:12
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a series of networking events for postgraduate researchers from the department of Law/College of Social Sciences. The event takes the form of a a fortnightly lunch time gathering. The aim is to inform attendees about other students' work. Attendees will be asked to bring problems they are facing to allow other attendees to offer suggestions through brainstorming. One or two, 5-minute presentations about research will be offered,to help attendees to develop their presentation and communication skills.
Practice No. 1016
Last modified: 25/11/2009 11:09:16
Institution: Loughborough UniversityProgramme of workshops available to research staff, mapped to Loughborough Skills Statements and Concordat Principles
Skills Training Programme, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division, University of Oxford
Practice No. 204
Last modified: 23/11/2009 12:45:16
Institution: University of OxfordThe MPLS Division at Oxford provides a programme of skills training courses for its doctoral research students and postdoctoral researchers, based upon the Joint Skills Statement. The programme is reviewed on an ongoing basis, so that each year’s programme is relevant and up to date. For 2009-10 an overarching framework of personal effectiveness courses has been established, with the aim of supporting researchers in their development from the early stages of their doctoral studies through to the first permanent appointment, be this inside or outside academia. In addition to the existing website, a new skills handbook has been produced which will provide comprehensive information about the programme for new students and research staff.
Practice No. 982
Last modified: 23/11/2009 11:22:47
Institution: University of NottinghamThe Research Staff (peer) mentoring scheme was designed to address the address specific career and professional development needs identified by early career researchers at the Univeristy of Nottingham, and to provide them with a structured and supported process to address these issues with colleagues. The scheme also underpins the university's commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (2008) which specifically highlights the importance of mentoring for research staff.
Practice No. 963
Last modified: 19/11/2009 18:38:03
Institution: University of ManchesterSchools and Research Institutes across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences are invited to bid for funds to host inter-disciplinary conferences organised and presented by postgraduate researchers and research staff; skills training in presentation, poster design and event management is offered to support the organisers and participants.
Practice No. 972
Last modified: 19/11/2009 15:03:52
Institution: University of LeedsUsing web tools to create and maintain an effective on-line presence as a researcher.