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Where to start with the thesis?

SCI3RF4Y

Date: 29-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To examine your progress in terms of the thesis and what you need to do in the remaining research time.

Research Development Framework: B2|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing for Probation Review

FMH1RA7Y

Date: 30-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Jennifer Whitty

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To clarify the timing, processes, requirements and possible outcomes of probation assessment - To discuss methods for effective report writing - To convey the importance of planning and prioritising

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B2|D2
Stage of Research: (None)

Thesis Writing for Research Students Whose First Language is Not English

FMH2RF7Y

Date: 04-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Zoe Jones

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Improved understanding of the processes involved in completing a thesis - Development of writing skills in English.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Aspiring Leaders

SCI9RF4Y

Date: 04-02-2020 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mrs. Andrea Rippon

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 1.5
Gained By: Attendance register Attendance at both sessions


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Explore Personal Competences (intrapersonal skills) and Social Competences (interpersonal skills) within the context of leading themselves and others.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Research Fellowships

SCI4RB8Y

Date: 06-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Colin Murrell

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register. .


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Listen to the experiences of others. 2.Understand your strengths and weaknesses as a researcher. 3.Formulate a strategy to develop your research and personal profiles, including building your academic networks. 4.Learn what makes a successful fellowship application and identify areas for further support.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Surviving your PhD embracing emotional and psychological flexibility

SCI9RF1Y

Date: 07-02-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Benjamin Marshall
Date: 22-05-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Benjamin Marshall

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Develop an understanding of how mindful awareness can reduce stress and enhance flexibility. 2. Raise awareness of 10 ways to wellbeing.

Research Development Framework: A2|B1|B3|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Mixing Methods

CCETR27Y

Date: 10-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To provide students with a basic grounding in the principles and concepts of mixed methods research

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Quantitative research methods (empirical and statistical methods)

SCI2RB5Y

Date: 10-02-2020 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Tracey Chapman

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Be able to understand and assess the applicability of particular research methods for particular research approaches.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Open Access Publishing

SCI9RB2Y

Date: 11-02-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Rachel Henderson

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To understand the different types of Open Access 2.To gain awareness of some of the benefits and complexities of Open Access publishing 3.To understand where to look for support in finding and publishing open access material To understand where to look for support in finding and publishing open access material

Research Development Framework: C1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

How to be more effective in communicating your science using poster presentations

SCI3RA1Y

Date: 11-02-2020 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased awareness of how to communicate research clearly via an effective poster presentation. 2.Increased awareness of the importance of how audience influences design and content.

Research Development Framework: B1|B2|B3|C1|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher