Past Events

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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.
Guided IT Learning Session Mar 29, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 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.
Effective Contract Management Mar 29, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Explains the importance of effective contract management and what it looks like; its numerous elements, including knowing the contract conditions/deliverables, relationship management, service delivery management, risk management, change control, handling disputes, and exiting the contract.
Business planning and pitching Mar 28, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Business Planning and Pitching aims to provide delegates with the insights and tools required to prepare a compelling business plan that a business team can unite behind and that prospective investors can support. Attendees will learn: How to effectively communicate a business idea and investment opportunity, in an ‘elevator pitch’ and full business plan, How to gather the information needed for a business plan, and write the plan, What investors are looking for in a business plan, How to create a compelling ‘pitch deck’ presentation of the business plan for potential investors.
Linux Introduction Mar 27, 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.
REF 2021… Mar 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Fielding Johnson South Wing Basement Peter Williams Lecture Theatre,
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 Mar 27, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Introduction to Version Control Mar 26, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce users to a version-control system called ‘Git’. If you have ever overwritten valuable work or wanted to collaborate with other researchers more effectively (no more emailing code snippets around!), then version control is for you. Version control allows users to track changes in their work over time, keep track of new versions, and collaborate effectively with other users on the same documents at the same time. This applies both to code and to other documents such as written documents. Users will learn how to use Git on a local desktop computer, and then how to use the most popular Git hosting website, GitHub. This is an introductory course, suitable for all users.
AI opportunities in Precision Medicine Mar 26, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
A meeting for academics from across the College of Life Sciences to discuss opportunities to develop novel AI applications in Precision Medicine for patient benefit.
Recruitment and Selection Training Mar 26, 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.
Managing your research data how to organise, store and share your research findings Mar 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This course is for researchers and research support staff who want to learn more about developing good data management practices, data management planning, data sharing and curation practices throughout the research lifecycle. Delegates will learn An understanding of the definition of research data and the different types of research data outputs. Increased awareness of complying with both funders and publishers expectations around data sharing. Organising and documenting data during your research activity. How to share (where feasible) your research data outputs after the end of a project or research activity

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