Past Events

Events which have already happened.
Staff Apprenticeship Information Session: Customer Services Jun 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Online via Microsoft Teams,
The University has arranged a short online session with Leicester College to provide an introduction specific to an Apprenticeship at Level 2-3 in Customer Services, aimed at professional development for University of Leicester staff.
Open Research: Open Monographs Jun 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
Open Research is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make the outputs of research freely accessible and usable, thereby to maximise the possibility of public benefit. The Open access monograph publishing landscape is complex and there is an increasing drive from research funders to consider making monographs open access.
Interviewing Skills Training (online taught) Jun 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Microsoft Teams,
This course will provide participants with an insight as to how to conduct an interview fairly using best practice techniques and limit the effects of unconscious bias during the selection process. It provides the opportunity to design an interview process and then practice questioning techniques in a safe, constructive and enjoyable environment. You will get the chance to practice conducting an interview remotely by Teams, an understanding of the challenges that interviewing remotely can create and information and guidance about how to overcome these from experienced recruitment practitioners.
Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences Jun 01, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
A systematic review is a specific type of research methodology, and includes a literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a research question. This requires an extensive and reproducible search strategy. Systematic review methodology is most commonly used in the areas of Medicine, Health & Psychology. The examples and databases demonstrated in this session will primarily be within health sciences.
Refworks May 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
This session allows you to use RefWorks to start creating a database of references. 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.
Open Research: Open Access May 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
Open Research is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make the outputs of research freely accessible and usable, thereby to maximise the possibility of public benefit. The journal Open Access (OA) publishing landscape and the funder OA policy landscape are both complex, interlinked and in a period of transition. This session will: explore some of the benefits and myths of OA publishing, look at funder OA policy requirements (and how we can help you to meet them) and explore training, tools and local systems to facilitate your open access publishing.
Grant Writing Support Programme: Supported Writing Retreats May 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Online ,
A day long supported writing retreat to give participants space to work on research funding applications.
Recruiting at The University of Leicester (online taught) May 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Microsoft Teams,
This course will provide training on the legalities and best practice surrounding recruitment and the processes used at the University of Leicester. Please note that this course is intended for all members of staff that are likely to be involved in the recruitment process at the University. For individuals new to the recruitment process, there is a further interview skills workshop available that will provide practical experience of how to design interview questions and manage an interview and selection process. This is optional for individuals that already have significant experience of recruiting staff.
Endnote May 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
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.
Format documents for accessibility May 25, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Team meeting,
Accessible documents can be read and understood by a wide audience. Published PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets can inadvertently create barriers for disabled readers or those who use assistive technologies such as screen readers. During this course you will explore practical ways to format your documents using built in features which aid accessibility. You will gain an understanding of how assistive technologies interact with these features.
Guided IT Learning Session May 24, 2021 from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM Teams meeting,
Receive help with specific IT queries at a Guided IT Learning Session. Book a 50 minute one to one appointment. An experienced IT trainer will be available to help and assist you with your individual training needs.
Part 2 - Team Collaboration Space - Collaborate on documents May 22, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Teams meeting,
This is a hands-on scenario based practical course for those already familiar with channels. You will explore different ways to collaborate on documents.
Open Research: Open Data May 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
Open Research is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make the outputs of research freely accessible and usable, thereby to maximise the possibility of public benefit. Open data is relevant to all researchers and all disciplines and it includes sharing a variety of research data outputs as early as possible in the research process, in a way that enables access and reuse by others.
Part 1 - Team Collaboration Space - Channels and conversations May 19, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Teams meeting,
This is a hands-one scenario based practical course. The course begins with a conversation in a Team Collaboration Space to gather ideas. Ideas will then be defined in a shared document. Each learner will create a channel for their idea and begin collaborating on it.
Manage your Team Collaboration Space May 19, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Teams meeting,
This is a hands-on practical course for those already familiar with channels, conversations and collaborating on documents. You will find out what responsibilities you have as an owner, and how to make the most of your Team Collaboration Space.
Open Research: Managing Research Profiles May 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
Open Research is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make the outputs of research freely accessible and usable, thereby to maximise the possibility of public benefit. Being aware of Persistent identifiers (PIDs) and managing your research profile can have numerous benefits for you as a researcher, your institution and funders: disambiguate publication attribution, make individual achievement more visible; tracking the impact of your research outputs; meeting the requirements of funders and publishers. In an evolving Open research environment, PIDs play an important part in creating reliable links between people, places and things.
Part 2 - Team Collaboration Space - Collaborate on documents May 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Teams meeting,
This is a hands-on scenario based practical course for those already familiar with channels. You will explore different ways to collaborate on documents.
Figshare for Research Data Sharing May 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
This hands-on training workshop is for 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.
Open Research: An Introduction May 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
Open Research is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make the outputs of research freely accessible and usable, thereby to maximise the possibility of public benefit. Open research is relevant to all researchers and all disciplines and it includes sharing a variety of research outputs, for example, research protocols, methodology, code, data, and publications, as early as possible in the research process, in a way that enables access and reuse by others.
Guided IT Learning Session May 12, 2021 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM Teams meeting,
Receive help with specific IT queries at a Guided IT Learning Session. Book a 50 minute one to one appointment. An experienced IT trainer will be available to help and assist you with your individual training needs.

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