Places are available for Northumbria staff on a two-day course on ‘How to be an effective researcher’, which takes place on 22nd & 23rd January (10am-4pm both days).
This is a two-day, non-residential programme that uses a series of experiential learning activities to enable participants to explore the practical skills required for successful project management and the further development of intellectual independence. It will be attended by research staff from across 5 North East Universities.
The programme is aimed at early career research staff (whether having a doctorate, experience, or other qualifications) within the first 3–15 months of a research contract with project management responsibility.
The programme has been designed to integrate self-awareness and learning across a number of key areas, which include:
- project management – for the researcher’s own projects, and in assisting others with their projects, and including the creativity of developing new projects
- people management – managing others (students, technicians,etc) and being managed (PIs, department heads,etc)
- prioritisation of competing tasks and managing complex, diverse workloads
- orientation within a longer-term career.
In addition, it will build greater self-awareness of the researcher’s learning and working styles.
These areas will be addressed through experiential learning and will also respond to the issues raised by participants on the programme. Full attendance on both days is required as programme activities have been designed to integrate self-awareness and learning across key areas of project management and career development.
This will be achieved through:
- a safe, yet challenging environment that will encourage researchers to explore and identify the key elements of team working, networking, effective communication, planning and project management
- a balanced and structured programme of exercises and review sessions that will provide a variety of learning situations allowing researchers to identify and take away relevant lessons
- a range of group situations where researchers will be encouraged to share feedback with peers on their overall effectiveness
- encouragement to create an ongoing level of support from the researcher’s learning groups that will enable continuing networking, coaching and further group interactions.
It is important to recognise that this programme does not cover research approaches, sampling, research methodology, analysis, or evaluation.
1. There is no charge for this programme. It is delivered by the University of Sunderland and opened up to the other universities in the region as part of a regional programme.
2. Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) will be provided.
3. You are encouraged to bring your own packed lunch.
4. Greggs, the Murray library and City Space are nearby food outlets, if you wish to purchase your lunch.
5. The Gateway Building is 5 minutes walk from the Metro’s ‘University’ Stop and a local multi-storey public car park at the end of Chester Road.
Eight places are offered to each university in the north east region on a first come first served basis.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a place.ersity in the north east region on a first come first served basis.Venue: University of Sunderland, City Campus, Chester Road, Gateway Building, Sunderland, SR1 3SD.(2nd Floor – called G2, Room 1 on day 1 / Room 2 on day 2).