Research Impact Professional Development Courses

Building your Research Profile and Vision (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

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

Dates

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

Understanding UK Higher Education Landscape (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

This webinar 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

Dates

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

 

Making an Impact (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

This webinar 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

Dates

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

Impact in Academia: Alternative Ways to Measure Your Research Impact (Webinar)

Tutor: Robyn Price
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

This webinar aims to support Doctoral students in thinking critically about understanding the ways in which their work has academic impact and the methods that can be used to measure this.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to

  • Identify different types of impact of your research that can be measured 
  • Critically reflect on some of the benefits and limitations of traditional metrics including the h-index and the journal Impact Factor 
  • Discuss alternative methods of measuring the impact evidence of your research 
  • Evaluate Altmetric as a measure of ‘alternative’ indicators/metrics for your research

Date

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

Understanding and Developing Assertiveness

Tutor: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

An assertive person is confident, communicates well, and is skilled in dealing with people in all types of situations. This workshop will give you knowledge and practice for evaluating situations and responding appropriately. It will focus on the work situations that you may encounter during your Doctorate.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour
  • Apply appropriate communication skills across settings, purposes, and audiences
  • Recognise and employ effective assertion vocabulary
  • Employ techniques to address blocks to assertiveness
  • Evaluate situations and manage your response to improve outcomes.

Dates

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