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Training provision for graduate students in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Cambridge: a range of courses and learning events for graduate students, covering project specific and transferable skills.
Practice No. 498
Last modified: 23/12/2009 10:04:05
Institution: University of CambridgeAn overview of TST courses in the Graduate School of Life Sciences addressing the entire Roberts agenda, and run across the whole school or within individual Departments and Institutes; but run for the individual student rather than for the yeargroup or the course.
Practice No. 981
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:23:33
Institution: Birkbeck College, University of LondonThis is a wide ranging study of existing and past post-graduates of Birkbeck College in order to assess whether our Skills Training Strategy (inplace since 2003) has had an impact upon researcher behaviour.
Practice No. 1018
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:21:27
Institution: University of PlymouthThis one day session allows PGRs and research staff to participate in media training. Delivered by two accomplished ex-journalists, this session provides a practical approach to communicating research to the media and wider public through written, radio and TV interviews.
Practice No. 864
Last modified: 07/12/2009 15:11:12
Institution: University of LeicesterThis is a series of networking events for postgraduate researchers from the department of Law/College of Social Sciences. The event takes the form of a a fortnightly lunch time gathering. The aim is to inform attendees about other students' work. Attendees will be asked to bring problems they are facing to allow other attendees to offer suggestions through brainstorming. One or two, 5-minute presentations about research will be offered,to help attendees to develop their presentation and communication skills.
Practice No. 1054
Last modified: 27/11/2009 14:18:10
Institution: University of LeedsMake Some Noise is an annual series of linked training, practise and awareness raising events linked by competitions, all of which aim to develop strong communication and public engagement skills. it is also a means of celebrating the excellent research work taking place in the Faculty of Engineering.
Practice No. 1030
Last modified: 26/11/2009 09:13:44
Institution: University of NottinghamApplying for a Fellowship - when, where and how consists of information sessions and small group follow-on workshops. The aim of the course is to impart information about the research fellowship application process to early career researchers in the biomedical sciences. There were 3 separate lunchtime sessions over 2 weeks, covering funding types and eligibility, general hints and tips on applications, how to fit in with funding bodies’ agendas and the application and interview process. At each session, at least one successful fellow shared their personal experiences. At the end of the final session, two fellows were joined by two members of academic staff who are panel members for MRC and BBSRC for a question and answer session around funders’ and applicants’ views of the Fellowship application process. Sessions were presented by academic staff members, business development personnel and fellows. Following these, those that attended have been invited to the following smaller follow-up sessions: 1) What if a Fellowship is not for me? - a session on pursuing the academic career route without having gained a Fellowship – a recently appointed lecturer from the Vet School talked through how she gained her position and the dedicated researcher careers advisor for Nottingham discussed strategies for achieving a lectureship. 2) Fellowship writing support group – 8 researchers interested in applying for Fellowships are being set up in a support group co-ordinated by the graduate centre manager. This group will have follow-up sessions including pitching their research proposals to one another and training in the JeS and pFACT systems. 3) Funding available to clinical professionals – an information session on funding specifically for clinical professionals and projects will be given by a clinical member of Faculty staff in early 2010. 4) Alternative career options for biological scientists - this session was requested in feedback from ‘What if a Fellowship is not for me?’ and will run in early 2010.
Practice No. 1014
Last modified: 25/11/2009 10:32:53
Institution: University of LeicesterThe Skills for the Professional Researcher (SPR) programme is at the core of our provision for postdoctoral and early career researchers. Presented by the University's Academic Practice Unit, the programme consists of a series of workshops that seek to combine depth with breadth, with sessions aimed at helping researchers hone their research skills (including specialist IT skills) and research management techniques, whilst also building capacity to enable them to take their research outside academia and engage with the wider world. The programme continues to evolve as new needs are identified and sought to be addressed.
Practice No. 994
Last modified: 24/11/2009 12:06:44
Institution: University of LeedsResearcher@Library is an online resource providing information, support and resources to researchers at all levels across the University.
Practice No. 991
Last modified: 24/11/2009 11:39:32
Institution: University of LeedsAn interactive course introducing alerting services and RSS feeds, which enable researchers to keep up to date with the latest developments in their field.
Practice No. 721
Last modified: 23/11/2009 12:51:45
Institution: University of OxfordA series of seminars, organised and run within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University, that aim to prepare senior postdoctoral researchers, research staff and newly-appointed academic staff for a career in academia at and beyond Oxford.