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Figshare for Research Data Sharing Apr 06, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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.
How To Spot a Predatory Publisher Apr 07, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This course is for PhD students and researchers who are interested in publishing their academic research in authoritative publishing venues. Predatory publishers are a growing phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. This session will demonstrate how predatory publishers perpetuate bad research as well as exploiting the Open Access publishing model. By the end of this session you will: Have an understanding of what is a ‘predatory publisher’ Learn about why predatory publishers are a problem Be aware of the factors that can be used to assess an individual publisher Explored examples of predatory publishers
Coping with Uncertainty Apr 07, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Designed to explore the role of uncertainty in our lives. We will then goes onto identify what we can and cannot control, and how we can best address both of these.
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Apr 08, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The course is intended to equip Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) with information that will help them to assist with the organisation of health and safety within their departments and to advise colleagues. This is for both newly appointed, and existing DSOs, who have not previously attended.
Altmetrics: Tracking engagement beyond citations Apr 16, 2020 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.
GDPR & research data management: what does it mean for you? Apr 21, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strengthens the rights for data subjects and requires those gathering data to be clear and transparent about why and how personal data should be gathered stored and used. This session will provide guidance on how to collect and manage research data that contains personal information, ensuring compliance with GDPR legislation and good data management practice. This session will help you understand: Why research data must be collected and managed in a way that complies with GDPR The key features of new data protection legislation Data subjects’ rights and consent for data collection Tools and guidance on data sharing and preservation
Exam Board Secretary Training Apr 22, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Exam Board Secretary training will provide you with an overview of the Panel and Boards of Examiners process, and the Awards and Assessment processing. This course provides information about key roles and responsibilities during these processes and allows you to see any recent changes to the system. The course will allow you to use MyStudentRecord and Business Objects, give detail on what information is required when looking at panels and boards, and provide an hands-on experience of various functions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at the end of the session.
Exam Board Secretary Training Apr 22, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Exam Board Secretary training will provide you with an overview of the Panel and Boards of Examiners process, and the Awards and Assessment processing. This course provides information about key roles and responsibilities during these processes and allows you to see any recent changes to the system. The course will allow you to use MyStudentRecord and Business Objects, give detail on what information is required when looking at panels and boards, and provide an hands-on experience of various functions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at the end of the session.
Writing Effective CVs Cover Letters and Job Applications Apr 22, 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.
CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe & Successful Classroom Physics Apr 23, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+, University of Leicester,
This course assumes a basic level of experience in Physics.
Guided IT Learning Session Apr 23, 2020 from 01:00 PM to 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.
Scientific Python for Programmers Apr 24, 2020 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.
Exam Board Secretary Training - Refresher (aimed at experience Board Secretaries) Apr 28, 2020 from 02:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Exam Board Secretary training will provide you with an overview of the Panel and Boards of Examiners process, and the Awards and Assessment processing. This course provides information about key roles and responsibilities during these processes and allows you to see any recent changes to the system. The course will allow you to use MyStudentRecord and Business Objects, give detail on what information is required when looking at panels and boards, and provide an hands-on experience of various functions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at the end of the session.
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews Apr 28, 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.
Exam Board Secretary Training - Refresher (aimed at experience Board Secretaries) Apr 30, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Exam Board Secretary training will provide you with an overview of the Panel and Boards of Examiners process, and the Awards and Assessment processing. This course provides information about key roles and responsibilities during these processes and allows you to see any recent changes to the system. The course will allow you to use MyStudentRecord and Business Objects, give detail on what information is required when looking at panels and boards, and provide an hands-on experience of various functions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at the end of the session.
Radiation Safety Training Apr 30, 2020 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.
Assertiveness Apr 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.
Guided IT Learning Session May 04, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 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.
EndNote May 05, 2020 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.
Ogden Trust Early Years CPD with 'Science Talk' Resource Box May 06, 2020 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+, University of Leicester,
Enhance your current teaching toolkit through a 'hands-on' workshop and enrich your pupils' scientific enquiry skills by finding the science in everyday play.

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