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Practice No. 641
Last modified: 22/03/2011 17:28:31
Institution: Newcastle UniversityA full day conference for research staff from the 5 North East Universities with a programme aimed to help researchers reflect upon their own professional development and focus on the actions they can take to develop and manage their careers
Practice No. 466
Last modified: 22/03/2011 17:06:28
Institution: Newcastle UniversityThis 'PI Development Programme' offers a range of transferable skills training, designed to assist the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, who are new to, or aspire to, the role of research leader.
Practice No. 1212
Last modified: 14/03/2011 14:31:13
Institution: University College LondonOverview of Personal Development Workshops for Research Students taught by UCL Student Psychological Services (previously Student Counselling Service).
Practice No. 812
Last modified: 10/03/2011 09:49:40
Institution: University of StirlingA Researcher Development Framework has been produced by the Researcher Task Group at the University of Stirling to assist researchers to make decisions regarding their personal, professional and career development opportunities.
Practice No. 1190
Last modified: 03/11/2010 16:21:50
Institution: Loughborough UniversityThis longitudinal feedback process is designed to capture the "before event" and "3 months after event" reflections of participants. It is a paper based system which we find is more successful than other online approaches we have attempted. It works in conjunction with a standard feedback form which captures post event thoughts and learning directly on completion of the course.
Practice No. 1184
Last modified: 03/11/2010 11:16:32
Institution: Loughborough UniversityOur Loughborough Local GRADschool is now well established and ready to increase in size. We run a three day, non-residential model. This gives us a good balance between sustainability and impact. It is held open primarily for third year research students and has a real empahsis on what happens next after the PhD.
Practice No. 1173
Last modified: 02/11/2010 14:00:40
Institution: University of BirminghamThe Project Support Assistant (PSA) model was introduced as a form of enhanced skills development, offering a work experience opportunity to current doctoral researchers. The PSAs gain experience of planning and implementing large scale events/conferences, as well as developing and honing their project management, communication, team working and inter-personal skills. It is important to ensure that the PSAs have a project manager that is familiar with the project and available for regular team meetings. Although the PSAs lead on the planning of the event, they do require a high level of support from the project manager.
Practice No. 1171
Last modified: 02/11/2010 13:59:26
Institution: University of BirminghamOnline induction package for First Year Doctoral Researchers. DR Essentials is a stand-alone online course placed on the self-registration area of WebCT . Doctoral Researchers can access it by adding it to their university online profiles. The course contains five separate modules covering key stages of the incipient doctoral research career. Each module combines content with a number of embedded talking heads that capture the views of Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors across the institution. At the end of each module there is a check list of tasks that should be completed. DR Essentials in its original version was developed at the University of Melbourne in Australia. The version used at the University of Birmingham has been developed by a team of experts from the Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD) and the University Graduate School to meet the needs of researchers at Birmingham. The course is self-paced and users can dip into or work through in its entirety as they may need.
Practice No. 975
Last modified: 21/10/2010 11:57:56
Institution: University of BirminghamThe Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School, now in its sixth year, is a week long course that has been designed to teach skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship to postgraduate students at the University of Birmingham. Topics covered include innovation, marketing, business planning, financing, commercialisation and presentation skills. By the end of the course participants will: develop a business idea from the concept stage to a fully fledged business proposition; know the steps required to set up their own business; be aware of the requirements to commercialise research in an academic environment; be able to work effectively in a team environment; and identify which role they are best suited to in a business team. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation team of the Careers and Employability Centre plans, runs and facilitates the week with some teaching input. The majority of training is delivered by other internal staff, external trainers and entrepreneurs. The University’s Business School hosts the event providing training rooms and IT suites. Being intensive, all lunches and refreshment breaks need to be catered and one evening dinner is provided, as an opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs from the region. In recent years, use of software (SimVenture) and the internet, brainstorming tools (Ketso) and profiling tools (e.g. Belbin, eFACETS) have significantly enriched the programme.
Practice No. 831
Last modified: 21/10/2010 11:56:56
Institution: University of BirminghamThe short introduction to presentation skills is aimed at postgraduate researchers in the early stages of their research. It forms part of a portfolio of programmes on different aspects of presentation skills that postgraduate researchers can use to tailor their own development. Resources required are fairly basic- a training room with projection equipment and a flipchart stand for part of the demonstration. The session is delivered by a single trainer.