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Leadership in Research and Other Work Settings Jan 22, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Leadership is an essential element of our experience of research and work. As a postgraduate researcher you may aspire to a leadership role in your future career. This workshop explores theories of leadership, conceptions and experiences of leading and being lead, and examines leadership in practice. Intended Learning Outcomes: build knowledge of theories of leadership; apply these theories to research and other work environments; analyse the skills needed to become a future leader.
Linux Introduction Jan 22, 2020 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.
NVivo11 Support Drop-in Session Jan 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This drop-in session is for participants who wish to use NVivo for their data analysis. Participants need to bring their own data & specific questions about NVivo and the tutor will provide individual feedback & assistance. Questions and guidance could be around any of the following aspects of using NVivo: Build a project (import data, create memos) Label your data (annotations, coding, auto coding) Organise & manage your data (search folders, sets, classifications & attributes) Interrogating patterns (queries, relationships) Display your data (reports, models/maps, charts and diagrams, framework matrices) Teamwork in NVivo (merging datasets, coding comparisons) You are welcome to bring your own laptop to the session but please make sure that you have NVivo installed prior to attending (see instructions here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/itservices/ithelp/my-computer/programs/home/nvivo)
Explore new ways of working with Office 365 Jan 21, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 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.
Linear Regression 1 An Introduction to the Concepts Jan 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session introduces students to the opportunities for multi-variate analysis offered by regression analysis. Key concepts will be introduced to students using bivariate correlation and regression before multivariate models are introduced. The first session will concentrate on the underlying assumptions of regression analysis, measures of fit, residuals, and the interpretation of coefficients. Students will be given an opportunity to construct regression models using SPSS software and a suitable data set
Research Data Management: looking after your research material Jan 17, 2020 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
Altmetrics: Tracking engagement beyond citations Jan 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.
Nvivo Introductory Training Jan 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
The aim of this workshop is to provide a practical introduction to the NVivo11 software. The workshop will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and labelling data and interrogating and visualising data. The same sample data is used by everyone during the workshop to enable the group to focus on the same tasks at the same time. The last hour of the session (3-4pm) is dedicated for individual practice & guidance. Participants can bring their own data & specific questions about NVivo and the tutor will provide individual feedback & assistance. You are welcome to bring your own laptop and your own data to the session but please make sure that you have NVivo installed prior to attending (see instructions here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/itservices/ithelp/my-computer/programs/home/nvivo) Please note: This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course. Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.
SAP Finance: Introduction and Reports Jan 14, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 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.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Jan 14, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Jan 13, 2020 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 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.
Preparing to Teach in Higher Education Jan 09, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 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.
Preparing to Teach in Higher Education Jan 08, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 02:30 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.
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Dec 18, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 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.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Dec 17, 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.
Disability Confidence training for managers Dec 12, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
This interactive workshop helps to increase disability awareness and confidence, so that managers will be better placed to support disabled colleagues and future applicants. The training will instigate conversations around disability, providing a greater understanding of Disability Equality and disability Rights and building confidence for managers. This training is part of the University’s wider commitment to increasing disability awareness and equality.
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.

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