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Manage long documents in Word - Part 1 - Essentials Feb 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This course will show you how to use essential time saving features when creating a long document such as a report or thesis. You will save time by making use of using heading styles and creating a table of contents which is quick to create and update. The course will help you to put together a professional looking document which is well structured and easy to navigate.
Building and Understanding your Transferable Skills (webinar) Feb 19, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Delegates will learn to: unpack the key transferable skills for post PhD employment; be aware of the transferable skills they require; be aware of the transferable skills they possess; have had an opportunity to explore their  employment strengths and areas for development; have developed their ability to communicate what they can do for an employer, and how well they do it.
Learn to Program in Python Feb 19, 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.
Examining Research Degree Theses Feb 18, 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.
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Feb 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.
Supporting Colleagues in applying for HEA Fellowship Feb 15, 2019 from 12:15 PM to 02:00 PM
This session is for people willing to support their colleagues applying for an HEA Fellowship through PEERS. The interactive workshop will outline the type of support you can provide and how to review and provide feedback on your colleague’s draft applications.
Linear Regression 2 A Practical Guide Feb 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The second session on regression will look at using regression models in practice and address some of the common issues that arise. The use of dummy variables to allow the inclusion of categorical independent variables will be covered and students will be made aware of the existence of alternative modelling techniques for use with categorical dependent variables. The remainder of the session covers regression diagnostics and addressing issues that these raise.
Times Tables Workshop Feb 14, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Education CPD, leicester,
Learning their times tables can take time and be boring for children. This workshop shows how to help children feel more confident in their understanding of how to make each multiplication fact.
Scientific Python for Programmers Feb 14, 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.
Advanced EndNote Feb 14, 2019 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.
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews (webinar) Feb 13, 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.
Basic Statistics with R Feb 13, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This session will explore basic statistical concepts using the R software environment. The course will cover exploratory data analysis, statistical distributions, sampling theory and hypothesis testing. It will introduce essential steps to conduct a simple data analysis: explore a dataset, understand underlying statistical principles, undertake a simple statistical analysis and interpret and draw conclusions. The session is closely entwined with the theoretical background of statistical principles and its implementation in the R software environment, helping participants to experience simple statistical principles in action.
What is the Office for Students all about? Feb 13, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Ken Edwards Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 3,
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.
Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables Feb 12, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 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.
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Feb 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The course is intended to equip Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) with information that will help them to assist with the organisation of health and safety within their departments and to advise colleagues. This is for both newly appointed, and existing DSOs, who have not previously attended.
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Feb 11, 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.
Supporting Teachers to Deliver the Practical Requirements of the New GCSEs Feb 11, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM School of Education, 2 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RB,
The new GCSEs have a very different set of requirements and expectation with regards to practical work and its assessment through the written exams. This session will give you opportunity to consider how you might be able to support teachers to deliver this component most effectively.
Linear Regression 1 An Introduction to the Concepts Feb 08, 2019 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
Systematic Reviews Feb 07, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A systematic review is a type of literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a specific research question. This requires an extensive and reproducible search strategy.
Promoting Listening and Speaking Skills with iOS Device, Android Smartphones and Tablets Feb 07, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM School of Education, 2 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RB,
This hands-on course from MFL ICT expert Joe Dale will explore how different cross-platform tools can promote collaboration, independent learning and creativity.

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