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SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Sep 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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.
Costing Research Sep 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This session will help you understand the basic principles of costing research projects.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Sep 19, 2019 from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM
This session provides an overview of the University’s Professional Educational Excellence Recognition Scheme (PEERS) Experiential Route for gaining Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Manual Handling Training Sep 20, 2019 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.
Disability Confidence training for managers Sep 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This interactive workshop helps to increase disability awareness and confidence, so that managers will be better placed to support disabled colleagues and future applicants. The training will instigate conversations around disability, providing a greater understanding of Disability Equality and disability Rights and building confidence for managers. This training is part of the University’s wider commitment to increasing disability awareness and equality.
Radiation Safety Training Sep 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This course covers two main areas, the awareness of the safety problem and the legal framework. Firstly the awareness of the safety problem which includes the external hazards of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron and X-ray emitters, internal radiation hazards and basic protection principles as well as radiation effects on the body and the risks. Secondly we discuss the legal framework such as the basic requirements of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. This part of the session also covers the position of the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive, as well as the main points of the University of Leicester Radiation Protection Rules.
Conversations with Purpose (Workshop Session) Sep 26, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
A three hour bookable workshop session that gives an overview of challenging conversations, shows the benefits of handling challenging conversations and gives you tools and techniques to use when having challenging conversations. This course will require some pre-work.
Recruitment and Selection Training (Refresher) Sep 26, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This course will provide refresher training when recruiting staff, the legalities and best practice surrounding recruitment and the processes used at the University of Leicester. Please note that this course is intended for members of staff that have significant experience of recruiting staff previously. There is an alternative full-day course available for those that are new to the recruitment process and require training in selection and interview processes.
Guided IT Learning Session Sep 27, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Receive help with specific IT queries at Guided IT Learning Sessions. Book an appointment for 1 hour. An experienced IT trainer will be available to help and assist you with your individual training needs. We also offer training for small groups.
Good Practice in Distance Learning Supervision Sep 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session will help you understand the basic principles of costing research projects.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Sep 27, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This two part course is aimed at any member of staff who has team management responsibility (unless it has been identified and agreed as part of PDD development that it would be beneficial for you to attend this course). The course gives an overview of the University’s Ordinances, Policies and Procedures and your role and responsibilities and those of HR, as well as providing an opportunity for you to explore and practice practical approaches and techniques when managing conduct, conflict and performance issues that may arise with your staff. The course will look at both informal options for resolving issues, as well as the need to escalate to formal processes using relevant University Ordinances. Delegates are required to complete Part 1 on Blackboard, before attending Part 2, a practical workshop which will give you the opportunity to develop and practice key skills in a supportive learning environment. Part 2 of the course (the practical workshop) is available in two versions, one aimed at Academic and Research staff, the other aimed at Professional services and Corporate services staff. We invite you to attend the course version that you believe most accurately describes the type of work you and your team are involved in.
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Oct 02, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
The session is for those new to supervision, as well as for those who are experienced PhD supervisors, but are new to Leicester. It will explore the current landscape for research degrees and Leicester's position in it, and will provide an introduction to both research supervision and the specific regulatory context in Leicester. Case studies will help highlight potential pitfalls in the supervisory process. It will also provide an overview of the support systems available at the University of Leicester.
Altmetrics Tracking engagement beyond citations Oct 02, 2019 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
This session is for PhD students and researchers wanting to discover kind of attention academic research can have in places beyond academic citations. Altmetrics are a growing phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. Acknowledgements from sources including news and social media, policy and patents, videos, Wikipedia and teaching syllabi can help identify where potential research impact has occurred and/or the citation potential of early career research. This session will demonstrate the Altmetric Explorer tool, which offers a way to discover and analyse attention online, telling a story of research beyond the publication. By the end of this session you will: Have an understanding of what ‘altmetrics’ are Learn about how they can benefit PhD and early career researchers Explore the Altmetric Explorer tool to identify potential research impact, funding and collaborators.
Minimal Surfaces - artists' views - artist presentation Oct 03, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Henry Wellcome atrium,
See the results of three artists who have worked with Dr Katrin Leshcke to produce interactive installations, contemporary dance performance and live music. FREE - all welcome refreshments provided
Scan Short Course - Our next SCAN course has been delayed due to revisions being made to the current version of SCAN to lead to SCAN version 3.0. All going according to plan we should be holding a full 5 day SCAN course 7-11 October 2019 from Oct 07, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 11, 2019 02:00 PM George Davies Centre,
SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry Version 2.1) is a set of instruments and manuals aimed at assessing, measuring and classifying psychopathology and behaviour associated with the major psychiatric disorders in adult life. It can be used for clinical, research and training purposes and was developed within the framework of the World Health Organization.
CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology Oct 08, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Basic Lucre Oct 08, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This session is for new users of the software that forecasts research project costs.
Supporting Colleagues in applying for HEA Fellowship Oct 08, 2019 from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM
This session is for people willing to support their colleagues applying for an HEA Fellowship through PEERS. The interactive workshop will outline the type of support you can provide and how to review and provide feedback on your colleague’s draft applications.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Oct 09, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This course allows you to take time away from your desk to learn at your own pace. You will use online learning materials and hand-outs with exercises to improve your knowledge of Excel and find out about the topics that are of interest to you. One or more facilitators will be available throughout the session to answer your questions.
Linux Introduction Oct 10, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The course will provide users with an Introduction to the Linux operating system. In particular we will focus on use of Linux from the command line. No prior knowledge of Linux is assumed and the course should be suitable both for those new to Linux and those wanting a refresher course.

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