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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. 963
Last modified: 19/11/2009 18:38:03
Institution: University of ManchesterSchools and Research Institutes across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences are invited to bid for funds to host inter-disciplinary conferences organised and presented by postgraduate researchers and research staff; skills training in presentation, poster design and event management is offered to support the organisers and participants.
Practice No. 972
Last modified: 19/11/2009 15:03:52
Institution: University of LeedsUsing web tools to create and maintain an effective on-line presence as a researcher.
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. 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. 862
Last modified: 16/11/2009 15:15:42
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a training workshop in which the patent process is described. Attendees carry out an exercise on writing the first claim for a patent application.
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. 865
Last modified: 16/11/2009 14:00:42
Institution: University of LeicesterCafe Scientifique is a regular social gathering for post graduates. Attendees make presentations on their work to the group and discussions then ensue. Occassionally speakers are invited from the University staff. Team events offering an opportunity for social networking are organised periodically.
Practice No. 933
Last modified: 13/11/2009 14:26:08
Institution: University of York"Starting Your PhD" is a two-hour workshop offered by the Graduate Training Unit to new researchers in each department as a part of thier departmental induction programme. In addition to giving students an opportunity to consider the nature of the PhD, and the issues that they are likely to face over the course of their project, it gives them a first-hand experience of the kinds of training that the GTU offer. This makes it clear to students that skills training is a central part of the research experience, and they are able to experience for themselves the painlessness and usefulness of the kinds of training we do.