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Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 1

SCI5RH8Y

Date: 25-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To introduce students to the numerical software package Matlab 2.To provide students with a basic introduction to issues of data manipulation and visualisation

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Introduction to Matlab for Scientists Part 2

SCI5RH9Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Miss Yanxin Wang

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Completing in-class assignments


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce how a widely used data format can be created, examined and modified in Matlab 2. To introduce students to the importance of NetCDF files in science

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Critical Reviewing of Research Papers: For International Students

SCI2RE2Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

# Developing awareness and understanding of English language features within research papers # Developing skills in critical reading of complex written documents

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Preparing for your Viva

CCETRV1Y

Date: 26-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 24-01-2020 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 25-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Increased understanding of the viva examination process - Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva - Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

A Comparison of Qualitative Methods (1)

CCETRW3Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 04-05-2020 | 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 improve attendees' theoretical knowledge of a range of commonly used qualitative methods. - To improve attendees' ability to practically apply a range of qualitative methods. - To help attendee's choose an appropriate qualitative method relative to their particular aims and research questions. - To consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of by-theme and by-person qualitative analyses.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|D2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to Academic Writing (Part 2)

SCI4RB2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles. To improve understanding of and give practice in language skills that are essential for successful English academic writing.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Introduction to Bioinformatics 1: Working with sequences

SCI2RI2Y

Date: 27-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how and where sequence data is stored 2. To provide a working understanding and awareness of NCBI BLAST 3. To introduce sequence alignment, and provide an example of a GUI software in which to conduct it 4. To introduce the command line environment, and to remove some of the mystery of the terminal

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

Preparing a first conference paper in the Arts and Humanities

HUMPR056

Date: 28-11-2019 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Louise Atherton

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Gained by: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: B3|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Linear models in R

SCI5RG2Y

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Catriona Morrison

Topic: Statistics

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To demonstrate how to use the software R via Rstudio to carry out linear models. 2. To provide an understanding of how to perform and interpret model diagnostics for linear models, check model fit, model selection and make predictions. 3. To explore how to fit and interpret models with continuous, categorical variables and interaction terms.

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Applying for a Grant

CCETRG1Y

Date: 29-11-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Hussein Kassim

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Ability to recognise and validate problems - Show initiative, work independently and be self-reliant - Construct coherent arguments and articulate ideas clearly to a range of audiences - Understand the processes for funding and evaluation of research - Justify the principles and methods used in one's own research

Research Development Framework: A2|B2|B3|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD