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Practice No. 1238
Last modified: 26/11/2010 10:33:19
Institution: King's College, University of LondonA cross-disciplinary event aimed at giving early career researchers an insight into different careers in the academic environment and also the variety of routes into an academic career.
Practice No. 61
Last modified: 25/11/2010 15:55:47
Institution: Lancaster UniversityAn institutional programme provided by departments, faculties and the University for postgraduate researchers. Complimented by an online tool 'MyPGR' containing a JSS-linked Development Needs Analysis, Record of Supervision Meetings, Skills Record and Personal Development Planner.
Preparing Future Academics (PFA) is an accredited programme of study for Postgraduates who Teach. It enables participants to gain experience and basic expertise in facilitating learning, teaching and assessing student work in a University environment.
Practice No. 428
Last modified: 25/11/2010 14:37:00
Institution: University of YorkPFA is an accredited programme (20 'M' level credits - approx 1/3 of a UK PGCertHE) for early career researchers who want a formal qualification that will help them secure an academic teaching position. It is accredited by the Higher Education Academy such that participants who successfully complete the programme are entitled to apply for status as an Associate Fellow of the HE Academy.
Practice No. 1235
Last modified: 25/11/2010 10:46:02
Institution: University of YorkAn Academic in the World was a series of four half-day workshops ran as 2 day events on 22nd March and 23rd April 2010. The idea for the series of workshops arose out of outcomes of a previous White Rose residential event, “Making your Impact in Academia” aimed at research staff in Arts in Social Science.
Practice No. 1224
Last modified: 24/11/2010 09:57:48
Institution: University College LondonThis is a brief summary of the organisational model that we have adopted in order to work more closely with Schools, Faculties and Departments and 'partner' with them in understanding and providing for the needs of their particular staff in a ‘bespoke’ way where appropriate. This positions us better to target our resource towards meeting real needs, while striving for enhanced alignment between UCL’s research strategy and individual aspirations. This new model also enables us to work more closely in partnership with other key people deployed at a Faculty or Department level, such as Research Facilitators, Research Leaders, HR Consultants, Faculty Managers etc.
Practice No. 1221
Last modified: 19/11/2010 14:40:42
Institution: University of LiverpoolWorkshops are facilitated by editors of high impact journals who discuss with participants key aspects within the writing process and the aims of the journal. Brief writing exercises on papers published by participants take place during the workshop. In addition, selected published articles from the journal are being discussed highlighting relevant points of interest that inform the writing process.
Practice No. 1219
Last modified: 19/11/2010 14:16:06
Institution: University of LeicesterA series of methodology taster sessions which provide a basic introduction to a methodology, its application with examples, its advantages and its limitations or drawbacks. The seminars will later be available on the web as podcasts, together with key readings and links to other relevant resources on the web, making this a valuable web repository on research methodologies.
Practice No. 1209
Last modified: 18/11/2010 13:53:10
Institution: University of DurhamBased on 'Speed PhD', PhD Process similarly aims to provide researchers with an insight into the demands of a research degree and improve their research performance and employability. As in 'Speed PhD' the workshop last 2 full days, participants work in groups and are allocated a fictional student and research project. It is the task of the group to take on the role of the fictional student and get through their Research Degree. The project is carried out within the Group Work sessions listed on the course schedule. The group must manage their activities and their supervisor and make decisions to ensure they submit a thesis on time.
Practice No. 1210
Last modified: 17/11/2010 15:41:57
Institution: University of YorkDeveloping research funding applications is a multi-stage process including; refining the question and methods, finding collaborators, identifying appropriate funding sources, knowing what makes a successful application and who to get advice from, costing the bid and writing the application form. This project seeks to address some of these stages. The specific objectives are: 1. To create a series of short video clips/ audio recordings featuring staff from Department of Health Sciences, covering: • Features of successful applications. These will spotlight on senior staff who are panel members for some of the major health research funding bodies. • Staff experiences of applying for external funding. These will contain reflections of staff who have applied for research funding, both successful and unsuccessful. These resources will be stored on the Health Sciences Staff Intranet (on a web page dedicated to the project) with links from both research and teaching related pages. An online survey will give people who access the resource an opportunity to feedback their views on its usefulness. 2. To establish a Learning Set of early to mid career research staff to facilitate the development of skills in writing research funding applications. Early to mid career researchers will present research ideas to the learning set for discussion or commenting on applications in progress. The group would meet once a month and maintain an email list of members that could be contacted for advice when needed. The project team will be supported by two senior members of staff (Karen Bloor and Karen Spilsbury) and has been approved by Head of Department (Professor Christine Godfrey) and Chair of Departmental Research Committee (Professor Nicky Cullum).
Practice No. 895
Last modified: 16/11/2010 15:19:37
Institution: University of YorkThe York Award: Researchers is a certificate of the University of York which recognises and rewards those PhD students who undertake an active programme of personal development over the course of their registration. It operates alongside degree programmes and aims to capture the impact of all aspects of university life in terms of the skills and experiences that they will find beneficial in their future life and work. The process of applying for the York Award: Researchers will allow postgraduate researchers to evaluate their unique set of skills and experiences, and ensure that they are able to communicate the value of their research degree and transferrable skills to an academic and a lay audience.