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Ask the Doctor: Your Chance to Chat With a Doctoral Graduate at Work

Tutor: Dr Caroline Hargreaves
Course Level 2

This interactive webinar is designed to give you the opportunity to discuss career options with a doctoral graduate. Come with questions that you will discuss to gain good practice and tips to develop your career planning and professional advancement. 

By the end of this webinar and with recommended resources you should be able to:

  • Consider questions and answers to assist with careers thinking
  • Construct an improved and tailored set of questions to use when networking
  • Practice and apply networking techniques learned from this and other courses
  • Assess relevance of alumni input to tailor approach with different individuals 
  • Evaluate how best to apply information gained for your advancement

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Perfecting Presentations 1: Poster Top Tips

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course Level 1

In this highly interactive webinar we will explore together the critical elements and techniques that will help you produce an engaging and effective poster. We will analyse the importance of viewer to target the poster, and how to use graphics as a tool for creating posters. Finally, you will apply what you have learnt evaluating some sample posters.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the key points for designing an attractive poster
  • Recognise the key points to insert in a poster
  • Employ techniques for designing an engaging poster
  • Develop your strategy to prepare a poster
  • Assess the visual impact of poster samples

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Success in Academia 1: Building Your Research Profile and Vision

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level 2

This webinar is provides an insight into Building your research profile and vision. At the beginning of your academic career it can seem too early to think about this but knowing the value of building a profile during your doctoral research while mean you are not invisible. The series includes looking after and developing your research profile, understanding the UK Higher Education system and how you can make an impact.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the essential aspects of a research profile
  • Recognise the reasons to be strategic in developing your research profile
  • Recognise the role of your goals and values in building and communicating your vision
  • Use effective techniques to promote your work and ideas
  • Assess the role of networking in building your profile

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Success in Academia 2: Understanding UK Higher Education Landscape and Policy

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level 2

This webinar is provides an insight into the UK higher education landscape. At the beginning of your academic career it can seem too early to think about this but knowing how the system works and investing your time and energy wisely can really pay dividends. The series includes looking after and developing your research profile, understanding the UK Higher Education system and how you can make an impact.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the sources of influence in UK HE
  • Recognise the drivers that affect teaching in HE
  • Recognise the drivers that shape research context
  • Analyse the relevant teaching and research metrics
  • Reflect and assess repercussions of these drivers and metrics

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Success in Academia 3: Making an Impact

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level 2

This webinar is provides an insight into how to make an impact through your doctoral research. At the beginning of your academic career it can seem too early to think about this but knowing how the system works and investing your time and energy wisely can really pay dividends. The series includes looking after and developing your research profile, understanding the UK Higher Education system and how you can make an impact.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what is meant by impact and why it matters
  • Recognise the range of impact activities
  • Develop an impact statement
  • Recognise the wider international impact agenda
  • Evaluate its importance to institutions such as Imperial

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Teaching 3: Developing Teaching through Reflective Writing

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level 2

This webinar examines best practice and provides guidance in generating a reflective commentary on teaching and learning, such as required for application for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). It highlights and recognizes the benefits of reflective writing in teaching development.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Use reflection and reflective writing to examine your teaching
  • Evaluate your current level of reflection
  • Identify the benefits of reflective writing in learning and teaching development
  • Create reflective commentary to evidence your GTA practice
  • Assess your teaching practice for development opportunities FULLY BOOKED, please contact graduate.school@imperial.ac.uk to join waiting list

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The Information Landscape: Research Data Management Plans

Tutor: Ash Barnes (Library Services)
Course Level 1

Data is a key research asset and planning how to manage data outputs is increasingly becoming a requirement of applying for grants and funding.

This webinar is designed to accompany the Information Landscape: Research Data Management workshop, and will cover some of the more practical elements of RDM and will help students to create their own data management plans.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify: The elements of an effective data management plan and key responsibilities
  • Recognise: The importance of creating a detailed data management plan prior to research commencing
  • Employ: The strategies learned during the webinar to develop a personal data management plan
  • Develop: A data management plan to support own research
  • Create: A personal data management plan

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Writing for Success 2: Writing Tips

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course Level 1

In this highly interactive webinar we will define together the characteristics of scientific writing and explore some strategies for becoming more efficient in your writing. We will compare the style of a scientific piece of writing with a novel, we will go through some strategies to become efficient in writing and in critically defining the key concepts.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a piece of academic writing
  • Recognise what steps to take to be effective in writing
  • Employ techniques for being effective in writing
  • Develop your mind-set for becoming a writer
  • Assess the quality of your writing

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