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Practice No. 1160
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:45:05
Institution: Research Information Network, Loughborough UniversityRefWorks for postgraduate researchers (a separate course on RefWorks is also offered for Academic staff and researchers. This is a 2.5 hour course for research postgraduates running 4 times in 2009/10 with over half the time being devoted to hands-on practice using a workbook.
Practice No. 1162
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:42:38
Institution: Research Information Network, University of NottinghamPathway 2 Information provides online information skills support for students using an interactive tutorial. The module helps students to use the library’s online catalogue’s advanced features and widen the range of vital materials and services available to support academic studies.
Practice No. 1163
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:39:58
Institution: Research Information Network, University of NottinghamLibrary Garden in Second Life – a number of pathways have been created through a garden on the University of Nottingham Second Life island to guide undergraduates through the process of information gathering and to advise researchers of the wider range of tools available to support the research process.
Practice No. 1159
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:24:06
Institution: Research Information Network, Loughborough UniversityFinding Research Information for Research postgraduates (a separate course with the same content is also offered for Academic staff and researchers). This is a 2.5 hour course for research postgraduates with over half the time being devoted to hands-on practice.
Practice No. 1161
Last modified: 29/09/2010 11:22:03
Institution: Research Information Network, Loughborough UniversityCopy right, not copycat - good academic practice when writing your thesis. This is a 2.5 hour course for research postgraduates. It allows participants to discuss what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it through correct citation. It also examines how to avoid breaching copyright law in PhD theses.
Practice No. 1110
Last modified: 13/09/2010 09:39:38
Institution: University of LeicesterThe Winning Team is a three-day training programme for PhD students, focussing on developing core skills for employment, enterprise and business development. During the training days participants receive: - training in creativity related skills; - training in business skills; - training in business planning; - feedback on their performance on two psychometric instruments, Thinking Styles and Emotional Intelligence. Between training days participants work in teams to develop a product concept and route to market. They also develop a business plan for this business concept under the supervision of an experience professional from the financial services sector. On the final day each team presents their business proposal in a dragons den format, to a group of business people and entrepreneurs drawn from the East Midlands area. Participants also complete a peer-review process and reflective diary. Those completing the course successfully receive the Leicester Award for Employability.
Practice No. 1150
Last modified: 13/09/2010 09:31:55
Institution: University of LeicesterEvening Career Events are three hour career events for PhD students, at the University of Leicester. This focuses on PhD students from the College of Social Sciences and the College of Arts, Humanities & Law. Seven events are run over a two year cycle, each one focussing on a particular career sector. Each event consists of a number of speakers from the career sector, each speaker giving a short presentation to a prescribed format. This format includes an outline of the individual's career experience, a description of working in their area and hints and tips for aspirants and newcomers in terms of working in the field and the organisation. An additional part of the Evening Carer Event is an exhibition from some employers and recruiters in the particular employment sector.
Practice No. 1087
Last modified: 23/08/2010 09:29:02
Institution: Loughborough UniversityReal Creativity is a highly experiential, developmental creativity course which allows participants to work in real time on real problems over a two day programme. It was developed by Skyward coaching and development.
Proposal writing skills for scientists and engineers (part of the University of Nottingham's Roberts Initiative)
Practice No. 317
Last modified: 23/12/2009 10:05:25
Institution: University of NottinghamThe programme aims to develop skills and knowledge required in the preparation of a funding application and is delivered through a series of lectures and workshops, encourages peer support, and will provide an evolving web-based resource to support the development of proposals.
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