Research Effectiveness

We run a series of workshops on various aspects of research effectiveness:

 

Effective Reading and Note-taking

During the Effective Reading and Note-taking session you will learn how to read critically, deconstruct a text and develop simple but effective techniques for making notes.


A quick guide on the importance of effective reading and note-taking
A guide on avoiding plagiarism
A guide about techniques to help you read effectively
A guide about making good notes

Combating Writer’s Block

What do you do when you find yourself combating writer’s block? You stare at a blank screen, you keep reading, and yet you cannot make progress. There are several exercises that can offer you an opportunity to identify where the blockages are, and the language and tools to start writing again.

A list of useful websites to help you write again.

Preparing for the Probation Review

The Preparing for the Probation Review session explores what the probation review process entails. It provides details on the process, the criteria for assessment, and the specific submission requirements by discipline.

Below you can find more information about the session relevant to your field of study:

Preparing for the Probation Review (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Preparing for the Probation Review (Physical, Natural and Medical Sciences)

Top 10 tips for a Probation Review

Preparing for the Viva

The Preparing for the Viva session aims to raise your awareness of the purpose and format of the viva voce examination. It enables you to start preparing for the viva, provides opportunities for you to practise answering some questions, and look at ways you might be called upon to defend your thesis.

Below you can find more information about the session relevant to your field of study:

Preparing for the Viva (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Preparing for the Viva (Physical, Natural and Medical Sciences)

Finding Funding

The Finding Funding session advises on the methods available to University of Leicester staff who are looking for research funding opportunities. It will look at the uses of Research Professional and UKRO resources, and other sources of related information.

The Basics of Impact Evaluation

The Basics of Impact Evaluation session provides an overview of impact evaluation techniques and a plan for how to measure impact in your own project.

 

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