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Practice No. 970
Last modified: 19/11/2009 12:11:43
Institution: University of ManchesterA quarterly newsletter for research staff working at the University of Manchester written and edited by fellow researchers, highlighting activities, information and personal perspectives relating to professional and career development.
Practice No. 969
Last modified: 19/11/2009 09:31:27
Institution: University of ManchesterThe Enterprise School aims to increase the employability of Ph.D. students and research staff by improving their enterprise skills in a highly interactive, group working environment. The school is based around the creation of a business presentation using real cases and the skills they develop during their time at the school including opportunity recognition, finding a market, intellectual property, basic finance and building the key team. The first Enterprise School was attended by 34 students from the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Durham and Lancaster
Practice No. 968
Last modified: 18/11/2009 15:18:50
Institution: University of BirminghamThis provision outlines a mixed approach to the evaluation of volunteering activity at the University of Birmingham. The evaluation seeks to develop a clear picture of the ‘Birmingham Volunteer’, including numbers of volunteers, and how volunteering contributes to skills development as well as being a philanthropic activity. Surveys, evaluation forms, face to face interviews, and regular focus groups combine to give evaluation at a number of levels.
Practice No. 962
Last modified: 18/11/2009 13:34:39
Institution: University of LiverpoolPoster presentation by all second year PGRs in the University on one day.
Practice No. 960
Last modified: 18/11/2009 12:13:53
Institution: University of ManchesterA fund for researchers within the Faculty to apply for, to cover costs of attending external events which develop their transferable skills.
Practice No. 937
Last modified: 16/11/2009 20:28:25
Institution: University of LiverpoolA one day conference for research staff in the University of Liverpool. The day consisted of plenary presentations and parallel sessions and offered to research staff the opportunity to explore in detail three main themes: T1: Enterprising Researcher and Knowledge Exchange T2: Supporting Research Excellence T3: Funding and Fellowships Academic staff with PI roles, senior researchers and the University's senior management contributed to the day's sessions. An interactive Q&A panel discussion offered a very informative ending to a successful and highly productive day.
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. 936
Last modified: 16/11/2009 11:34:35
Institution: University of LeedsAn interactive one-day workshop who's aim was to provide research staff with enhanced understanding of the ways in which they can use Web 2.0 technologies in a professional manner to promote their research reputation and external esteem. The workshop was created as part of the ongoing White Rose Collaboration between the universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield which provides training and development opportunities for research staff across the three institutions. The workshop ran three times from February-July 2009, once at each institution. The trainer was Lawrie Phipps.
Practice No. 932
Last modified: 13/11/2009 13:08:59
Institution: University of ExeterTo give research staff an appreciation of the realities of a role in academia as well as an insight into the different funding routes. Research staff will also benefit from hearing from a range of senior academic staff who will share their experiences and advice for a successful academic career. Alongside securing funding, getting published, academic practice and responsibilities as well as employment rights, career progression and development opportunities.