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Practice No. 935
Last modified: 19/11/2009 16:36:09
Institution: University of ManchesterThis three-day, non-residential GRADschool takes multi-disciplinary teams of postgraduate researchers through the importance of effective communication in promoting research outcomes on a theme of “sustainability” via a variety of media (e.g. film, press releases, posters for the public, ‘Fame Lab'-type presentations and Twitter™ tweets) to two different audiences: secondary school students (11-16 yrs old) and local City policymakers.
Practice No. 970
Last modified: 19/11/2009 12:11:43
Institution: University of ManchesterA quarterly newsletter for research staff working at the University of Manchester written and edited by fellow researchers, highlighting activities, information and personal perspectives relating to professional and career development.
Practice No. 969
Last modified: 19/11/2009 09:31:27
Institution: University of ManchesterThe Enterprise School aims to increase the employability of Ph.D. students and research staff by improving their enterprise skills in a highly interactive, group working environment. The school is based around the creation of a business presentation using real cases and the skills they develop during their time at the school including opportunity recognition, finding a market, intellectual property, basic finance and building the key team. The first Enterprise School was attended by 34 students from the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Durham and Lancaster
Practice No. 954
Last modified: 18/11/2009 13:37:45
Institution: University of ManchesterWe use several communication channels for informing and enthusing Research Staff about the Faculty Researcher Development programme and other opportunities, including Twitter and e-bulletins.
Practice No. 962
Last modified: 18/11/2009 13:34:39
Institution: University of LiverpoolPoster presentation by all second year PGRs in the University on one day.
Practice No. 960
Last modified: 18/11/2009 12:13:53
Institution: University of ManchesterA fund for researchers within the Faculty to apply for, to cover costs of attending external events which develop their transferable skills.
Practice No. 952
Last modified: 17/11/2009 16:20:18
Institution: University of ManchesterResearch Staff are offered individual coaching to work on topics of their choice, such as personal effectiveness, career management, and other challenges at work.
Practice No. 951
Last modified: 17/11/2009 16:02:05
Institution: University of ManchesterA range of support for researchers considering applying for Fellowships, including workshops and information on building a funding track record, funding sources, advice on applying, and sharing experiences of successful applicants and Fellowship reviewers.
Practice No. 945
Last modified: 16/11/2009 22:43:43
Institution: University of LiverpoolWorkshops facilitated by prestigious fellowship holders aiming to provide key information to research staff who are interested in applying for a Fellowship. A successful fellowship application form becomes part of the workshop and is used to discuss each section of the application, language and other key parts of the process.
Practice No. 944
Last modified: 16/11/2009 20:32:16
Institution: University of LiverpoolTeaching for Researchers is an accredited L&T for Research Staff and PhD students who see teaching as a professional development opportunity. The course consists of 2 modules and each module takes place over an academic semester. In total, participants have to attend 4 sessions in each module. There are also support sessions planned that are tutor led and link to the assessment tasks that need to be completed. All sessions last 2 hours over lunch-time. The course started in January 2010, two new cohorts have been created for the October 2010 intake. In total, +130 participants are currently registered, attend sessions and submit assignments. The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) The high interest from RS and PGRs demonstrates that researchers see learning and teaching as a valuable training opportunity as part of their personal and professional development.