Past Events

Events which have already happened.
NVivo Drop In Sessions with Dr Reka Plugor Jul 09, 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. We have scheduled one-per-person half an hour slots on Thursday 9 July, Thursday 23 July, Thursday 20 August from 10.00am-1.00pm for you to speak to Reka via Blackboard and discuss any concerns, questions or ideas on use NVivo on your research data.
Chemical Hazards and COSHH Jul 08, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A workshop facilitated by Safety Services Office, that is intended for anyone who has to carry out chemical hazard risk assessments under COSHH, or that works with hazardous chemicals and wants to know more about COSHH.
Commissioning the Arts for Public Engagement and Impact Jul 07, 2020 from 03:30 PM to 04:45 PM
Online event of short presentations and a panel Q&A on how the arts can be used for research impact.
CLEAPSS: Health & Safety for Heads of Science Jul 01, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+ University of Leicester,
The main emphasis of this one day course is on management issues and risk assessment. It is intended for Heads of Science, their deputies, heads of physics, chemistry and biology and for those aspiring to such posts.
Coping with Uncertainty Jun 25, 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.
The Future Workplace - Evening Career Event Jun 24, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This online event will look at the likely shape of professional workplaces, post Covid-19.
Writing CVs Cover Letters and Job Applications Jun 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
What is my Personal Work Style Jun 17, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Delegates will learn to: have an awareness of their preferred style of processing information, in research and work; be aware of the impact their preferred style has on others; have developed improved strategies for working with others.
Literature Search Refresher Jun 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session is designed as a refresher for planning and conducting literature searches, while receiving peer and expert support. This session will help you Recognise the elements of an effective search strategy. Construct your search strategy. Identify resources and databases relevant to your research. Locate useful search options on the information databases. Revise your literature search as appropriate.
Life beyond the PhD: Fellowships CLS Jun 12, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This session is designed to give you an introduction on what a Research Fellowship actually is and what holding a Research Fellowship means. This session will cover: Introduction to Fellowships, Examples of schemes available, Tools to find further Fellowships, Tips for successful applications.
Building Resilience Jun 11, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 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.
Life beyond the PhD: Fellowships CSSAH Jun 10, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This session is designed to give you an introduction on what a Research Fellowship actually is and what holding a Research Fellowship means. This session will cover: Introduction to Fellowships, Examples of schemes available, Tools to find further Fellowships, Tips for successful applications.
EndNote Jun 10, 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.
Coping with Stress Jun 09, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Looks at the sources of stress faced by researchers. You will be introduced to some tools and techniques that you can use to prevent stress, mediate its impact, and overcome its effects. Delegates will learn to: be able to define stress in their own words, as it applies to everyday contexts; have reflected on their experience of stress; have developed an understanding of their vulnerabilities to stress along with their commensurate triggers; be developed some tools and techniques for dealing with stress as it applies to them; be able to apply some tools and techniques in their stressful environments.
Advanced EndNote Jun 09, 2020 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.
Life beyond the PhD: Fellowships CSE Jun 05, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
This session is designed to give you an introduction on what a Research Fellowship actually is and what holding a Research Fellowship means. This session will cover: Introduction to Fellowships, Examples of schemes available, Tools to find further Fellowships, Tips for successful applications.
RefWorks Jun 05, 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.
Communicating Your Research With Comics Jun 04, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
There is a long tradition of communicating difficult ideas as a combination of text and images. This session will look at using the principles behind comic strips to help you summarise and communicate your research in an easy to understand manner.
Supported Writing Retreats Jun 04, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
A day long supported writing retreat to give participants space to work on research funding applications. We plan a full day session that intersperses writing time with short presentations.
Choosing Where To Publish Jun 02, 2020 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
This session is for PhD students who are new to publishing their research, or are seeking to publish via new or alternative ways. A lot of time and energy can be saved by choosing the most appropriate route through which to publish your research. In this session we will share and discuss common practices in journal and book publishing, look at alternative publication channels and introduce methods to select and evaluate publication options. This session will help you Gain an overview of the publishing landscape for researchers Learn about the tools available for evaluating journals and publishers Practice selecting journals and developing a publishing strategy.

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