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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. 1037
Last modified: 22/06/2010 16:24:13
Institution: University of DurhamThis course introduces Endnote beyond the basics of simply adding references to documents, maintaining the database and changing and editing styles.
Practice No. 1096
Last modified: 17/04/2010 17:53:47
Institution: Imperial College LondonWe have developed a bespoke questionnaire to capture the views of late-stage, science, engineering and medical discipline PhD students on a programme of transferable skills development.
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. 890
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:27:39
Institution: Loughborough UniversityThe Graduate School Great Debate runs twice a year. Two teams of PGRs come together to debate a PGR generated topic with an open audience which normally attracts other PGRs and academic staff
Practice No. 134
Last modified: 01/12/2009 11:17:19
Institution: University of WarwickAn ePortfolio is an external facing website owned and maintained by a research student.
Practice No. 857
Last modified: 12/10/2009 16:24:54
Institution: Loughborough UniversityThis is a 3 hour workshop designed to encourage researchers to reflect. It developed when other PDP training elicited blank faces when the subject of reflection came up. It is very activity based. During the session participants engage in reflective discussion, reflective writing, analysis of other peoples reflections and reflective judgement.