Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

How to be an Effective Researcher

Monday 3rd April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30

RDF B2 (Self-Management)
Open to Students in their first year -it is highly recommended that students in their first year attend this programme.

A one-day workshop for postgraduate researchers in the first year of their doctorate drawing on the experience of their first few months. The course approaches the PhD as a project and engages with students to address issues of planning, time and resource management, problem solving and creativity. The supervisor and student relationship is also tackled, focusing on assertiveness and communication skills. This is a workshop focused training session and is only suitable for those who enjoy this kind of experiential learning.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Faculty Ethics Training – Engineering and Environment

Tuesday 4th April, 14:00 -16:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)
Open to Students at any stage

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Ethics Training – Health and Life Sciences

Thursday 6th April, 14:00 -16:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)
Open to Students at any stage

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/


Developing your Academic Writing

Friday 7th April, 10:00 -12:30

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)
Open to Students at any stage

Developing your writing skills as early as possible during your PhD will make the writing up process much easier. This may be the first time that you have written anything that is intended to result in a published academic paper, or the size of a thesis. This can be daunting, so honing your writing skills is crucial. It sounds simple but the more you write, the better you will become at it. This is a hands on session so you will be expected to write!

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Examine some of the barriers to writing
  • Developing your time management skills to develop a writing plan
  • Used a number of techniques to develop your writing style
  • Completed exercises to develop your academic writing

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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This week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Write Club – City Campus

Monday 6th February 2017, 14:00 -16:30

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a supportive place that’s free from distraction to release those words that have been struggling to come out. Sessions begin with discussing your aims for writing and any problems you currently have. Using the Pomodoro technique, Write Club is broken up into chunks of time to write in. You just turn up and write.

Rules of Write Club:

1st RULE: You do not talk during WRITE CLUB

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk during WRITE CLUB

3rd RULE: If someone says “stop” after 25 minutes, it’s time to take a 5-minute break

4th RULE: Bring your own writing equipment

5th RULE: No disruptions or distractions (e.g. no social media and mobile phones must be on silent)

6th RULE: 3 x 25-minute writing sprints and 2 x 5 minute breaks in one WRITE CLUB

7th RULE: If you come to WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed their academic writing skills
  • Will have completed a personal writing aim
  • Will have planned their next writing aim

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Doctoral Dilemmas: Developing Researcher Resilience

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 11:30 – 13:30

RDF B1 (Personal Qualities)

Open to Students at any stage

This innovative workshop will look at the following aspects of successfully completing a doctorate. It will focus on how you can manage the competing demands of your doctorate including, supervisory relationships; university processes; career aspirations and your wellbeing. The programme is aimed at students in year two.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored how to best support your relationship, get through doctoral processes, and tackle the thesis
  • Reviewed the spaces created by the doctorate and the possibilities to develop academic entrepreneurship
  • Recognised the stresses and strains of completing a doctorate and developed strategies to manage your doctoral journey.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Ethics Training – Business and Law

Wednesday 8th February, 11:00 -13:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)

Open to Students at any stage – this is a compulsory training session

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Using Nvivo

Thursday 9th February 2017, 14:00 -16:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage This session will explore how researchers can use Nvivo as a tool for managing qualitative data.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how to use Nvivo
  • Will have imported data into an Nvivo programme

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



An Introduction to Academic Publishing

Friday 10th February 2017, 10:00 -12:00

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage

Writing and getting published are staple activities in academic life. The phrase “publish or perish” has become well known. The aim is to help you get you work published – and to do so as successfully as possible. We will focus on journal articles and here from experienced academic writers and journal editors who can support you in developing a publication plan.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • A critical understanding of where and how to publish their work
  • Developed a publication plan and considered which Journals to publish in
  • Understood what processes are involved in getting published? Who does what, when?

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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A reminder of this semester’s Faculty Ethics Training dates

Ethics training is a compulsory training session open to staff and students at any stage. Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training is grounded in the principle of informed consent and covers the process of ethical approval at Northumbria University for research projects.

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 11:00 -13:00, CCE1-402, City Campus – Business and Law

Thursday 16th February 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-009, City Campus – Health and Life Sciences         

Tuesday 4TH April 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, EBA102A, City Campus – Engineering and Environment

Thursday 6th April 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, CLC B004, Coach Lane Campus – Health and Life Sciences         

Monday 24th April 2017, 10:00 -12:00, CCE1-402, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences

Tuesday 25th April 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-402, City Campus – Business and Law

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 11:00 -13:00, CCE1-402, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences

Thursday 8th June 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-410, City Campus – Health and Life Sciences         

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-410, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences

Staff and PGR students are welcome to attend cross-faculty sessions.

Book your place now:

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Ethics Training for Staff and Postgraduate Students

A reminder of future dates for Faculty Ethics Training this semester:

Monday 17 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, LIP231,  City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences
Tuesday 18 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, CLCA002 (TLT), Coach Lane Campus – Health and Life Sciences        
Wednesday 19 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-003 (TLT), City Campus – Business and Law
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, EBA003A/B (TLT), City Campus – Engineering and Environment
Tuesday 1 November 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, LIP230, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences

Staff and PGR students are welcome to attend cross-faculty sessions.

PGR students enrol here

Staff enrol here

Any queries, please contact researchsupport@northumbria.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Ethics Training – June 2016

If you haven’t yet attended, then your next opportunity to do so is at one of the following sessions:

Thursday 9th June 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, Coach Lane Campus – Health and Life Sciences
Thursday 23rd June 2016, 10.00 – 12.00, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences
Thursday 23rd June 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, City Campus – Engineering and Environment

If you would like to attend the above workshop please email HR Development or ring ext 4343.

More information about the sessions can be found here.

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Ethics Training – April 2016

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If you haven’t yet attended, then your next opportunity to do so is at one of the following sessions:

Wednesday 13th April 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, City Campus – Engineering and Environment

Thursday 14th April 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, City Campus – Health and Life Sciences

Monday 18th April 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, City Campus – Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Tuesday 26th April 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, City Campus – Business and Law

 

More information about the sessions, and how to book your place, can be found here.

 

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Faculty Ethics Training

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If you are undertaking research projects, or are about to, then you should have attended ethics training delivered by your Faculty Ethics Director at least once in the past three years. If you haven’t yet attended, then your next opportunity is coming in February when you can attend one of the following Faculty sessions:

  • Tuesday 9 February, 2pm, ADSS
  • Wednesday 10 February, 2pm, BL
  • Wednesday 10 February, 2pm, EE
  • Thursday 18 February, 2pm, HLS

More information about the sessions, and how to book your place, is here.

 

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Ethics Training for staff 2015/16

Faculty Ethics Directors are facilitating these workshops with the aim of providing an overview of research ethics and the ethics review procedure to be followed by academic staff and students to ensure that research is carried out to the highest ethical standards.

Workshop Dates & Times:

Tuesday 3rd November 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus – Arts, Designs and Social Sciences

Tuesday 10th November 2015, 10.00-12.00, City Campus – Business and Law

Wednesday 11th November 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus- Engineering and Environment

Thursday 12th November 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus – Health and Life Sciences

 

Please note, HR will confirm the venue once you have registered; further details here.

 

 

 

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Research Ethics Training for Staff 2015/16

Faculty Ethics Directors are facilitating these workshops which are designed to provide an overview of research ethics and the ethics review procedure to be followed by academic staff and students to ensure that research is carried out to the highest ethical standards.

Workshop Dates & Times:

Monday 19th October 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus – Arts, Designs and Social Sciences

Tuesday 20th October 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus – Health and Life Sciences

Wednesday 21st October 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus -Business and Law

Wednesday 28th October 2015, 14.00-16.00, City Campus  – Engineering and Environment

NB Further dates are available here together with details of how to enrol.

 

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The Wellcome Trust invites applications…

… for its university awards in society and ethics. The scheme enables universities to attract or retain outstanding research staff at an early to mid-stage in their careers by providing support for a period of up to five years, after which the applicant takes up a guaranteed permanent post in the university. A monograph or other substantial publications are expected to result from an award, and so teaching and other non-research commitments are expected to be minimal during the period of full Wellcome Trust support.

Closing date for preliminary applications: 23 January 2015

Further information including eligibility, the application process and deadlines can be accessed here.

 

 

 

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