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SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Apr 25, 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.
Recruitment and Selection Training Apr 25, 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.
Scientific Python for Programmers Apr 24, 2019 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.
Learn to Program via Python Apr 16, 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.
High Performance Computing at Leicester Apr 15, 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.
Advanced Lucre Apr 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This session is for experienced users of the software that forecasts research project costs.
SAP Finance: Introduction and Reports Apr 12, 2019 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.
Guided IT Learning Session Apr 11, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 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.
Graduate Outcomes… Apr 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Ken Edwards Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 2,
Our Food for Thought sessions are a series of lunchtime talks aiming to make staff more aware of areas of the University that they may not be familiar with, and to shed light on some of our strategic developments and challenges.
Exam Board Secretary Training Apr 11, 2019 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.
Developing meaningful partnerships with business Apr 11, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Developing Meaningful Partnerships with Industry will provide delegates with an understanding of how corporations and SMEs would like to work with universities, and how university staff, processes, structures and cultures can enable the development and working of meaningful partnerships with industry. Attendees will learn: How industries, corporations and SMEs would like to work with industry. How the needs, behaviours and requirements of companies are evolving. How university staff, processes, structures and cultures can work to enable meaningful partnerships.
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews (webinar) Apr 10, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 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.
Linux Introduction Apr 09, 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.
Dr Deborah Hinton - A 3-D Puzzle Approach to Building Protein-DNA Structures Apr 05, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Bennett Link Ground Floor Lecture Theatre ,
High Performance Computing at Leicester Apr 03, 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.
Finance and fund raising Apr 03, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Finance and Fund Raising will provide delegates with an understanding of how to raise finance for a start-up business or SME and arm them with the insights and skills necessary to take on this task. Attendees will learn: How to identify and plan the financing needs of a business. The different types of investment that are available. How to select the optimum level and mix of funding, from the most appropriate investors. How to plan and execute a fund-raising round, and avoid the pitfalls. How to manage the legal and administrative side of the deal. How to build long term relationships with important investors.
Writing Effective CVs, Cover Letters & Job Applications Apr 02, 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.
Guillaume Dumenil - vascular colonization by Neisseria meningitidis Apr 02, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre,
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel Apr 02, 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 Apr 01, 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.

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