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Manual Handling Training Mar 19, 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.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Early Career Researchers Mar 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
This session outlines what we mean by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the implications of Unconscious Bias. The session provides information about the key EDI work at the University of Leicester including Athena SWAN and The Race Equality Charter.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Mar 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.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Mar 19, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 02:30 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.
Developing products and services Mar 21, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Designing Products and Services aims to provide people who are considering getting involved in translating scientific research into products and services with an introduction to the processes and activities involved in making this happen. Attendees will: Develop an understanding of what is required in development and commercialisation, Be introduced to a number of key tools and methodologies, Identify the range of skills required, learn how and where they can add most value themselves, and how to identify who else to get onto the team, Learn how to accelerate and de-risk the development and commercialisation process, Work through a series of practical examples and case studies.
Scientific Python for Programmers Mar 21, 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.
Basic Lucre Mar 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This session is for new users of the software that forecasts research project costs.
Managing your research data how to organise, store and share your research findings Mar 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This course is for researchers and research support staff who want to learn more about developing good data management practices, data management planning, data sharing and curation practices throughout the research lifecycle. Delegates will learn An understanding of the definition of research data and the different types of research data outputs. Increased awareness of complying with both funders and publishers expectations around data sharing. Organising and documenting data during your research activity. How to share (where feasible) your research data outputs after the end of a project or research activity
Figshare Mar 25, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 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.
Recruitment and Selection Training Mar 26, 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.
Introduction to Version Control Mar 26, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce users to a version-control system called ‘Git’. If you have ever overwritten valuable work or wanted to collaborate with other researchers more effectively (no more emailing code snippets around!), then version control is for you. Version control allows users to track changes in their work over time, keep track of new versions, and collaborate effectively with other users on the same documents at the same time. This applies both to code and to other documents such as written documents. Users will learn how to use Git on a local desktop computer, and then how to use the most popular Git hosting website, GitHub. This is an introductory course, suitable for all users.
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Mar 27, 2019 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.
REF 2021… Mar 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Fielding Johnson South Wing Basement Peter Williams Lecture Theatre,
Our Food for Thought sessions are a series of lunchtime talks aiming to make staff more aware of areas of the University that they may not be familiar with, and to shed light on some of our strategic developments and challenges.
Linux Introduction Mar 27, 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.
Business planning and pitching Mar 28, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Business Planning and Pitching aims to provide delegates with the insights and tools required to prepare a compelling business plan that a business team can unite behind and that prospective investors can support. Attendees will learn: How to effectively communicate a business idea and investment opportunity, in an ‘elevator pitch’ and full business plan, How to gather the information needed for a business plan, and write the plan, What investors are looking for in a business plan, How to create a compelling ‘pitch deck’ presentation of the business plan for potential investors.
Effective Contract Management Mar 29, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Explains the importance of effective contract management and what it looks like; its numerous elements, including knowing the contract conditions/deliverables, relationship management, service delivery management, risk management, change control, handling disputes, and exiting the contract.
Guided IT Learning Session Mar 29, 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.
Manage long documents in Word - Part 2 - Additional Features Apr 01, 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 Apr 02, 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.
Writing Effective CVs, Cover Letters & Job Applications Apr 02, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Delegates will learn to: have a clear vision of how their CV should look; understand the principles of making an effective job application, that is fit for purpose; appreciate how employers review job applications; be aware of what employers want form job applications.

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