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Finding Grey Literature May 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Having trouble finding publications and information that you know are out there? Are you doing a literature review that needs to include ‘grey literature’? This session will focus on searching for unpublished or hard to find research materials. These include: PhD theses, conference papers, reports and working papers, government and NGO publications.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) May 23, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 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.
Transferring to a Non-Academic Career May 23, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
On Completion of this Seminar, Participants should have: Explored  the differences between employer’s expectations in the academic sector and non-academic sectors; Objectively, evaluated their knowledge, skills and abilities with a view to work in sectors outside academia/research; Developed a plan for building a CV that illustrates their transferable skills for no-academic sectors; Considered how they would cope with the transfer from the academic sector to a non-academic sector.
Introduction to Procurement May 24, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Explains the University’s procurement strategy, what it spends its money on, who is involved in the University’s procurement (including Category Managers) and the University procurement rules and EU procurement law, as well as running through the practicalities of running a procurement process.
Scientific Python for Programmers May 28, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce a variety of topics detailing how Python can be used at an advanced level in research settings. Python is a general programming language used in many fields which is easy to learn, yet powerful. Researchers commonly use it for everything from day-to-day scripting to full-blown applications. Because of its popularity, there are many scientific libraries available that solve most of the problems you’re likely to encounter in using python in your research. We’ll see how to make use of the 3-4 core scientific libraries other people have created to accelerate our own work, as well as covering other advanced topics in python programming.
Manage long documents in Word - Part 1 - Essentials May 29, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
This course will show you how to use essential time saving features when creating a long document such as a report or thesis. You will save time by making use of using heading styles and creating a table of contents which is quick to create and update. The course will help you to put together a professional looking document which is well structured and easy to navigate.
Advanced EndNote May 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session will enable you to edit your own reference styles, and explore the advanced features of EndNote. You must already know how to use EndNote to attend this session. Delegates will learn to: Practice editing an output style. Set-up an EndNote online account and link it to your EndNote desktop library. Set-up Endnote Preferences and use their related features. Discuss issues relevant to your use of EndNote.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview May 30, 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.
Learn to Program via Python May 30, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce you to how programming works, the basic concepts and how to write your first script. Learning how to program can help you to speed up your research by automating simple repetitive tasks so you don’t have to do them by hand. This course will teach you the basics of how to do this using the easy to learn, yet powerful, programming language Python.
Guided IT Learning Session May 31, 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.
Figshare Jun 01, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
This hands-on training workshop is for PhD students and researchers who want to share their research data outputs in the newly launched University of Leicester Figshare-powered digital data archive. Delegates will learn Selecting data for deposit into Figshare. Editing your profile in Figshare, Adding and uploading an item to Figshare. Options for access restrictions and embargos in Figshare. Assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to your research data, Awareness of metrics for your research data outputs.
Putting the Fizz into Physics Topics Jun 03, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Education CPD+, University of Leicester,
A great way to learn more about teaching Physics to primary children.
Collect, organise and share information using OneNote Jun 04, 2019 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.
Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables Jun 05, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This course will introduce you to the advantages of using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Excel. Pivot Tables are useful for summarising large amounts of data and viewing it in different ways.
Recruitment and Selection Training Jun 05, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
This course will provide an introduction to recruitment, the legalities and best practice surrounding recruitment and the processes used at the University of Leicester. The interview remains the most popular method of selection and does have its fair share of strengths and weaknesses so this workshop will also explore some of the methods to improve the reliability of the interview and in particular some of the skills, tips and methods to do this.
Understanding Financial Statements Jun 05, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
A course aimed at new SAP users and staff who have received no formal training on SAP. The aim of the course is to gain confidence using SAP and to know how to run reports to check departmental expenditure against budget or cash (e.g. MIF) account balances.
Manage long documents in Word - Part 2 - Additional Features Jun 05, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Following on from the Essentials course, this course will introduce you to the additional features which will help to improve your long documents. After a demonstration you will have time to work through the exercises most useful to you.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Jun 07, 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.
Guided IT Learning Session Jun 10, 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.
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Jun 10, 2019 from 01:00 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.

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