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

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

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

  • Construct an improved set of questions to use when networking
  • Practice and apply networking techniques learned from courses
  • Evaluate how best to apply information gained for your advancement

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year

Perfecting Presentations 1: Poster Top Tips

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

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year

Success in Academia 1: Building Your Research Profile and Vision

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the essential aspects of a research profile and vision.
  • Recognise the role of your own goals and values in building your profile and vision.
  • Use effective techniques to develop your research profile and vision.
  • Assess the role of networking in building your profile.
  • Evaluate your profile through a range of metrics.

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year

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

On completion of this course you will be able to

  • Identify the drivers and sources of influence in higher education.
  • Recognise and understand the drivers and policy makers for HE teaching (UG and PT).
  • Recognise and understand the drivers and policy makers for HE research (PGR and MRes).
  • Understand the benefits of interacting with industry and businesses.
  • Synthesise and evaluate the information to assess the implications for students and staff.

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year

Success in Academia 3: Making an Impact

On completion of this course you will be able to

  • Identify the need to ‘nurture the expert’ within and what you see as success
  • Recognise the aim is to ‘stay focussed’ but acknowledge keeping yourself isolated is not a solution
  • Employ ‘productivity is the point’ approach to making an impact
  • Assess your adaptability and flexibility and its relation to success
  • Evaluate your working environment and recognise the good and the great

Dates

Teaching 3: Developing Teaching through Reflective Writing

Reflective writing is often used to examine understanding and application of knowledge and skills. It differs from other forms of writing in focus, content and viewpoint and is often problematic for researchers more used to writing papers for journals.

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

Dates

The Information Landscape: Research Data Management Plans

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

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year

Writing for Success 2: Writing Tips

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

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year