Past Events

Events which have already happened.
Recruitment and Selection Training Dec 12, 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.
Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables Dec 11, 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.
Moving Beyond your Current Contract Dec 10, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
On Completion of this Seminar, Participants should: Have ensured their CV is completely up to date; Be aware of the range of options open to them on completion of their current contract; Be aware of their transferable skill set; Be aware of their areas for development; Have a plan to address their areas for development.
Collect, organise and share information using OneNote Dec 10, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 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.
RefWorks Dec 10, 2019 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.
Advanced Endnote Dec 09, 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.
High Performance Computing at Leicester Dec 06, 2019 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.
Explore new ways of working with Office 365 Dec 04, 2019 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.
Linux Introduction Dec 03, 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.
How to spot a predatory publisher Dec 03, 2019 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
Technicians Network Meetings from Dec 03, 2019 09:30 AM to Mar 04, 2020 03:30 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Science technicians are invited to attend a series of network meetings, which will provide CPD updates, information sharing and network opportunities. Each meeting will take a different theme, incorporating the needs and suggestions of the group.
Building Personal and Professional Resilience Dec 02, 2019 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.
Understanding Financial Statements Nov 28, 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.
Recruitment and Selection Training (Refresher) Nov 28, 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.
Building Personal and Professional Resilience Nov 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Doing research on a daily basis is very energy consuming, but doing research that constantly returns 'no results' or 'confusing data' is even more strenuous. This workshop will discuss practical ways to deal with such challenges and soft skills that can help you keep the flame of your scientific curiosity burning bright through such hardship. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to develop mental resilience strategies to enable them to maintain motivation in the face of such experiences.
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Nov 27, 2019 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.
Student Lifecycle Systems Overview from Nov 26, 2019 02:00 PM to Nov 26, 2021 04:00 PM
This short session will give you a brief introduction to the different Student Lifecycle Systems and how they are used to store, administer and manage aspects of the student lifecycle from admission to graduation. SITS is the main database at the centre of all the systems and has a web interface known as MyStudentRecord. SITS also links to other systems such as CMIS (Timetabling), Blackboard VLE and Business Objects. As well as familiarising you with these systems and the terminology used you will also learn about new systems that have been recently implemented into the student lifecycle. This is a high level overview of the Student Lifecycle Systems, it is not a hands-on PC session.
Introduction to Version Control Nov 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.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Nov 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Manual Handling Training Nov 25, 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.

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