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Examining Research Degree Theses Jun 17, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Together with the Director of the Doctoral College, you will explore the main issues to be considered at the three different stages involved in examining a doctoral thesis – preparing for the viva, during the viva and after the viva. The session takes you through the process of assessing a research degree; the role of the internal and external examiners; the structure and content of the viva itself, as well as Leicester regulations and the possible outcomes.
Technicians Conference Jun 14, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Education CPD+ is proud to announce that after the success of the last 3 years, they will be hosting another Technicians Conference on 14 June 2019.
Linux Introduction Jun 13, 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.
Introduction to Version Control Jun 13, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 01:00 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.
Writing Effective CVs, Cover Letters & Job Applications (webinar) Jun 12, 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.
Explore new ways of working with Office 365 Jun 12, 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.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Jun 11, 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) Jun 10, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 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.
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Jun 10, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
The session is for those new to supervision, as well as for those who are experienced PhD supervisors, but are new to Leicester. It will explore the current landscape for research degrees and Leicester's position in it, and will provide an introduction to both research supervision and the specific regulatory context in Leicester. Case studies will help highlight potential pitfalls in the supervisory process. It will also provide an overview of the support systems available at the University of Leicester.
Guided IT Learning Session Jun 10, 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.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Jun 07, 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.
Manage long documents in Word - Part 2 - Additional Features Jun 05, 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.
Understanding Financial Statements Jun 05, 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 Jun 05, 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 Jun 05, 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.
Collect, organise and share information using OneNote Jun 04, 2019 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.
Putting the Fizz into Physics Topics Jun 03, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Education CPD+, University of Leicester,
A great way to learn more about teaching Physics to primary children.
Figshare Jun 01, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 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.
Guided IT Learning Session May 31, 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.
Learn to Program via Python May 30, 2019 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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