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SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Nov 20, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The course provides an explanation of the Smarter Purchasing Ordering & Approval system. The aim of the demonstration and ‘hands-on’ practice session for the individual is to give them confidence to use the system.
EndNote Nov 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session allows you to use EndNote to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write. Please note EndNote is only available on University owned computers. Delegates will learn to: Set-up the EndNote software. Practice importing references as PDFs, from a bibliographic database and from the library catalogue. Create a bibliography in Word, using the ‘Cite As You Write’ toolbar. Create an independent bibliography from within EndNote.
Risk Assessment Training Nov 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A training workshop facilitated by Safety Services Office. This 5 hour course consists of two elements, the 'Principles' aspect of the workshop reviews the requirements for risk assessments and risk assessment procedures, and the 'Practice' aspect covers examples of risk assessments and assessment strategy.
CLEAPSS - Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Nov 21, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
This one-day course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), i.e. the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of radioactive sources in the science department.
Classical Civilisation Teachers’ Workshop (KS4/GCSE) Nov 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Classics is an interdisciplinary subject which includes the study of the literature, languages, history and material culture of the ancient world, and their impact on later periods and cultures. In partnership with Classics for All, the School of Archaeology and Ancient History aims to support all teachers of Classics, broadly conceived as including the subjects of Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, Greek, and Latin.
Turning Point Alcohol and Drugs Training Nov 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
The Student Welfare Service is collaborating with Turning Point to deliver Alcohol and Drugs training which will cover: The different types of substances people use and the effects of these (including NPS); Drug classifications and the law; How harm reduction is used to support individuals; How healthy lifestyle choices are used to support individuals.
NVivo11 Introductory Training Workshop Nov 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
The aim of this workshop is to provide a practical introduction to the NVivo11 software. The workshop will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and labelling data and interrogating and visualising data. The same sample data is used by everyone during the workshop to enable the group to focus on the same tasks at the same time. The last hour of the session (3-4pm) is dedicated for individual practice & guidance. Participants can bring their own data & specific questions about NVivo and the tutor will provide individual feedback & assistance.
Basic Python Programming for Researchers Nov 21, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce a variety of topics detailing how Python can be used at a more advanced level in research settings
High Performance Computing at Leicester Nov 21, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
An introduction to the High performance computing facilities at Leicester University. The course provides both a general introduction to HPC and specific information about using the HPC facilities within the University.
Interdisciplinarity Nov 21, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Interdisciplinary working is necessary to successfully deliver some research projects, and it can also be highly rewarding. But working with colleagues from other disciplines is not without its challenges. This session will enable participants to get the most out of interdisciplinary collaborations and explain the best ways of articulating interdisciplinarity in a funding proposal.
OneNote - Collect, Organise and Share Information Nov 22, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This course will show you to the potential of OneNote to collect and organise different types of information. OneNote is flexible. It can be used to organise meeting notes, to plan personal or team activities and to help you collect notes linked to websites and documents as you research them. Some teams are starting to use it collaboratively to collect and share resources and information with their team. During the course you will find out how to create and organise a notebook, add a variety of content, use tags to categorise information and how to search across one or more notebooks.
Research Ethics in Practice non NHS Nov 22, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
To be able to sign-off ethics applications on undergraduate and Master's programmes, attendance at this session on research ethics is mandatory. It will provide you with an introduction to some core issues in research ethics. It includes a consideration of the research governance context, the key issues in conducting an ethics review, and an overview of the processes at Leicester.
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews Nov 22, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Delegates will learn to: know what an employer wants from an employment interview; have a plan for how to prepare for an employment interview; have developed a strategy for presenting answers to employment interview questions; appreciate both verbal and non-verbal communication as it applies to an employment interview scenario; Be aware of the key peripheral issues around an employment interview.
Rayleigh--Ritz approximation of the inf-sup constant for the divergence Nov 22, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM MAB 119,
Dr. Dietmar Gallistl, University of Twente
MRC Conference 2018: Troublesome Elements Nov 23, 2018 from 08:50 AM to 06:50 PM tbc,
'Troublesome Elements': a conference to be held at Leicester on Friday 23 November, 2018.
RefWorks Nov 23, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session allows you to use RefWorks to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write. Delegates will learn to: Create a RefWorks account. Set-up the Word toolbar, for use on and off campus. Practice importing references from a bibliographic database and from the library catalogue. Create a bibliography in Word, using the Write'N'Cite toolbar. Create an independent bibliography from within RefWorks.
Manual Handling Training Nov 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This is a short course for University staff which includes practical exercises and group participation. The course provides practical knowledge of the principles of safer handling, enabling staff to move objects safely, avoid injury and be able to carry out basic manual handling risk assessments.
Big Data and Social Media Research Nov 26, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
In this session, we will also look at the concept of big data and the opportunities of studying new media by gathering data on the social media. We will first explore the characteristics of big data and previous/potential research topics on big data and via big data. We will then explore how to gather data through social media. A software tool to collect social media data will be introduced along with a demonstration of the collection of Twitter data. We will also discuss ethical issues around using social media in your research work. Please bring a laptop (the software would work on Windows computer only) to the session.
Access - Queries Nov 27, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
This course gives you an in-depth understanding of how to use queries to ask questions and extract the data you need from your access database. You will experiment with a wide range of querying techniques to select and change the data.
Copyright and your PhD thesis Nov 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Room 0.02 - Leicester Learning Institute, 105 Princess Road East,
This session will introduce the copyright issues that apply to your PhD thesis and help you navigate the path to submission.

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