Past Events

Events which have already happened.
Introduction to Procurement May 24, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Explains the University’s procurement strategy, what it spends its money on, who is involved in the University’s procurement (including Category Managers) and the University procurement rules and EU procurement law, as well as running through the practicalities of running a procurement process.
Transferring to a Non-Academic Career May 23, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
On Completion of this Seminar, Participants should have: Explored  the differences between employer’s expectations in the academic sector and non-academic sectors; Objectively, evaluated their knowledge, skills and abilities with a view to work in sectors outside academia/research; Developed a plan for building a CV that illustrates their transferable skills for no-academic sectors; Considered how they would cope with the transfer from the academic sector to a non-academic sector.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) May 23, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 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.
Finding Grey Literature May 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Having trouble finding publications and information that you know are out there? Are you doing a literature review that needs to include ‘grey literature’? This session will focus on searching for unpublished or hard to find research materials. These include: PhD theses, conference papers, reports and working papers, government and NGO publications.
Learn to Program via Python May 22, 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.
SDG at Leicester: They're in our DNA May 22, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1,
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.
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders May 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Manual Handling Training May 22, 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.
Student Records System - Marks Entry May 21, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
This course is for anyone who will be entering marks into the student record system. You will learn how to use Business Objects reports to check the student, module and marks data in SITS.
Risk Assessment Training May 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A training workshop facilitated by Safety Services Office. This course consists of two elements, the 'Principles' aspect of the workshop reviews the requirements for risk assessments and risk assessment procedures, and the 'Practice' aspect covers examples of risk assessments and assessment strategy.
SAP Training for Research Projects May 21, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This session provides hands on SAP training for those involved in the day-to-day post award management of externally funded research accounts.
Organise data or make calculations – Take Time to Learn Excel May 20, 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.
CLEAPSS: Keep it Safe! Health & Safety in Practical Science for New Teachers May 20, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
For NQT's
Professor Debby Bogaert, Scottish - title TBC May 17, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology May 17, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Manage long documents in Word - Part 2 - Additional Features May 16, 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.
What is it like to work in GSK Big Pharma May 16, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Board of Examiner Chair Training May 15, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
This training session engages potential Chairs of Boards of Examiners with the role and responsibilities of the Chair, the regulatory framework which governs the operation of Boards of Examiners, and the other key roles within the assessment and award process. Completion of this training is a requirement for all non-Heads of Department who wish to be able to act as a Chair of a Board of Examiners.
Scientific Python for Programmers May 15, 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.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview May 15, 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.

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