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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. 1036
Last modified: 26/11/2009 11:28:26
Institution: University of NottinghamSix fortnightly workshops to support final year PhD students with the writing up process. Each session is run from 2-3 in the afternoon and tea and cake is provided to promote an informal and collegiate atmosphere. The aim is to help the students support one another as well as offering them helpful advice. The themes of the sessions are as follows: 1) University of Nottingham regulations and formatting your thesis properly from the beginning - delivered by a member of research staff. 2) Supervisor’s comments – how much should you give them how often, and not taking the first draft edits personally - delivered by a supervisor. 3) Getting started with/problems with referencing and Endnote - delivered by information services. 4) How to get over a blank screen and what to do on the days the writing just isn’t happening - delivered by a lecturer. 5) The viva: the examiner’s side of the table - delivered by two supervisors who have acted as external examiners 6) The viva: the PhD student’s side of the table - delivered by two former PhD students. The sessions are designed as an informal complement to the more in-depth training on these subjects provided by the Graduate School of the University of Nottingham.
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
Practice No. 1014
Last modified: 25/11/2009 10:32:53
Institution: University of LeicesterThe Skills for the Professional Researcher (SPR) programme is at the core of our provision for postdoctoral and early career researchers. Presented by the University's Academic Practice Unit, the programme consists of a series of workshops that seek to combine depth with breadth, with sessions aimed at helping researchers hone their research skills (including specialist IT skills) and research management techniques, whilst also building capacity to enable them to take their research outside academia and engage with the wider world. The programme continues to evolve as new needs are identified and sought to be addressed.
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. 807
Last modified: 17/11/2009 09:41:13
Institution: University of Leiecster, University of LeicesterThe course consists of three teaching sessions which cover research questions, research tools and the theseis methodology chapter. Tthesis-related tasks are set for completion between sessions, and students are offered the option of one-to-one consultations between the teaching sessions.
Practice No. 866
Last modified: 17/11/2009 09:15:36
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a series of meetings where attendees create their own agenda. Attendees leave and join at their leisure.
Practice No. 861
Last modified: 16/11/2009 15:01:21
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a training workshop which developes skills for assessing and solving complex problems. A problem solving matrix is used to highlight possible solutions and then narrow down the number of choices to obtain the optimum solution to the problem.
Practice No. 840
Last modified: 16/11/2009 14:04:35
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a student led project which aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the use of new media technologies.
Practice No. 839
Last modified: 16/11/2009 13:46:04
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a three session training course on presentation skills which culminates with attendees making a short presentation of their work to the group..