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Becoming an Effective Researcher (No Remote Teaching Available at Present)

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

This workshop is suited for anyone in the first stages of a research degree. The session will discuss the effect of moving into research whether straight from an undergraduate degree, master’s degree, the workplace, and/or from overseas. We will explore what is expected of you as a researcher and how to manage a programme of research, including how to get the most from research meetings.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify and clarify your and your supervisors’ expectations.
  • Recognise culture shock for you and others entering into research.
  • Employ effective techniques for research meetings.
  • Develop a planning strategy for your research.
  • Evaluate your sources of feedback and support mechanisms.

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Planning & Preparing for your Thesis & Viva (Webinar)

Tutor: Professor Laki Buluwela
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit:
 1 credit

Completing the thesis on time is an essential part of successful doctoral research. This course goes through the necessary planning steps for preparing your thesis and getting ready for your Viva examination. It will identify the College requirements and also help you understand your supervisors’ and examiners’ role.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes a thesis and the examination requirements
  • Recognise the steps to be taken and the crucial timings for effective thesis submission
  • Plan the structure your thesis and identify which results to present
  • Recognise the Supervisor’s role in your writing process and Viva preparation process
  • Distinguish the steps involved in the Viva process and recognise the preparation needed

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Put Project Management into Action (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Typical project management techniques apply constraints in the form of milestones, duration, deadlines, resource allocation, and cost. If these are rigid they can be limiting when working in research and innovation. This workshop examines how project management techniques can be used flexibly allowing for different outcomes and opportunities.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify key components of project management
  • Analyse deliverables and stakeholders in your project
  • Analyse and evaluate risks in your project and how they can be overcome
  • Use agile project management techniques to plan your project with a monitoring process
  • Identify skills, knowledge and experiences that you could gain to help you with your research project

Dates

There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Time Management for your Doctorate (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Effectively managing your time during your Doctorate is essential to submit the thesis on time. Self-sabotage behaviours are common in PhD researchers. Recognising and avoiding or minimising your self sabotage behaviours is key to effective time management. This webinar allows you to find solutions and plan your time more effectively, including how to Work at home effectively.

On completion of this webinar and activities you will be able to:

  • Identify the role of self-sabotaging behaviour in time management
  • Recognise solutions to limit self-sabotaging behaviour for effective time management
  • Organise your work by effective prioritising and planning
  • Assess the role of others in time management 

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Social Sciences and Medicine - Research Design

Tutor: Professor Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin
Course Level: 
Level 1

Workshop Description

This session will focus on the importance of a feasible plan with appropriate design, and how the aims and hypotheses influence choosing the best design. The course will cover types of study, sample selection and size. We will compare strengths and weaknesses of design using examples from recent studies. This course will equip the students to start critical thinking about what may be the best design choice for their project.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of a feasible plan with appropriate design
  • Recognise how the aims and hypotheses influence choosing the best design
  • Employ the appropriate type of study, sample selection and size
  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a design
  • Assess the best design choice for your project

Dates

There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year