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Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables Jan 29, 2020 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 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.
Collect, organise and share information using OneNote Jan 30, 2020 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.
Assertiveness Jan 30, 2020 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Delegates will learn to: have developed three assertiveness techniques; be able to handle confrontations more easily and satisfactorily; be able to demonstrate greater self-confidence; be able to disagree in a way that maintains the effectiveness of the working relationship.
SAP Finance: Advanced Cost Centre Reports Jan 31, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This course is targeted at existing SAP users who want to expand their knowledge of running cost centre reports, and automating the process of running and printing periodic reports.
Linear Regression 2 A Practical Guide Jan 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The second session on regression will look at using regression models in practice and address some of the common issues that arise. The use of dummy variables to allow the inclusion of categorical independent variables will be covered and students will be made aware of the existence of alternative modelling techniques for use with categorical dependent variables. The remainder of the session covers regression diagnostics and addressing issues that these raise. Recommended reading: Miles, J. and Shevlin, M. (2000) Applying Regression and Correlation: A Guide for Students and Researchers, London: Sage, chapters 1 and 2. These chapters provide an introduction to the ideas behind using regression techniques in research. Field, A. (2013) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows, fourth edition, London: Sage, chapter 8. Field’s chapter provides detailed guidance on conducting a regression analysis using SPSS
RefWorks Jan 31, 2020 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.
Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences Feb 03, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A systematic review is a specific type of research methodology, and includes a literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a research question. This requires an extensive and reproducible search strategy. Systematic review methodology is most commonly used in the areas of Medicine, Health & Psychology. The examples and databases demonstrated in this session will primarily be within health sciences. This session will help you Find appropriate databases, keywords and subject terms for your search strategy. Construct a search strategy - including the use of keywords, subject terms, truncation, wildcards, adjacency searching and other search options - in a manner that could be replicated by other researchers. Translate and perform the search across different interfaces.
Guided IT Learning Session from Feb 04, 2020 01:00 PM to Feb 05, 2020 05:00 PM
Receive help with specific IT queries at a Guided IT Learning Session. 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.
Using Photographs and Photography in Your Research Feb 04, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This workshop explores the ethics, methodology and practicalities of using photographic methods in research. It is aimed at researchers who currently use or are considering using photographs as research material for example photo elicitation or images of their research subjects such as organisations, social situations or people. The workshop will be in two parts; A lecture by Dr Nicola Bateman Associate Professor Operations Management School of Business. A workshop to explore aspects of photography in research with other researchers. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own research images for discussion as part of the workshop.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Feb 05, 2020 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.
High Performance Computing at Leicester Feb 05, 2020 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.
Writing Effective CVs Cover Letters and Job Applications Feb 05, 2020 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.
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Feb 06, 2020 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.
Systematic Searching for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Feb 06, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This session looks at some of the more advanced search options and strategies that can be used when searching literature databases. This session would be useful for anyone writing a review article for a journal, or who has to provide a literature review as part of a funding application. PhD students who want confidence in the strength of their literature review would also benefit from attending. This session will help you Locate advanced search options on the information databases relevant to you. Test out different search strategies – including: Keywords vs subject/index terms. Systematic searching using search history functions. Compare how to perform searches across different interfaces.
Understanding Financial Statements Feb 11, 2020 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.
Anatomy of a UKRI Responsive Mode Application Feb 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Delegates will run through a full proposal, annotating and discussing each key section, and clarifying how everything joins up and what goes where.
Peer Review Feb 11, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This session will look at the processes used to access and make decisions on funding applications. It will give participants insights into peer review, an understanding of the criticisms commonly raised by reviewers, and an introduction to writing proposals with different audiences and funders in mind.
Explore new ways of working with Office 365 Feb 12, 2020 from 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
This course will introduce you to the available tools and features which can help you to communicate and collaborate using Office 365. The course will begin with an overview of the different elements of Office 365 and will clarify the terminology. In smaller teams, you will investigate and explore an Office 365 App, present your findings and demonstrate to the rest of the group. You will try out and see previews of different Apps so that you can make informed decisions about which to use for different situations.
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews Feb 12, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 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.
Learn to Program via Python Feb 13, 2020 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.

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