All RBS Training and Development Opportunities for Researchers in One Place!

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You can now access all of the training and development opportunities for research staff in one place:

Researcher Development for Staff

The Training Programme for 2016/17 is available, describing all of the sessions and courses run by Research and Business Services mapped onto the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

Our Training Calendar is also available where you can see at a glance all of the dates for sessions and book to attend quickly and conveniently.

Coming up in the next couple of weeks we have:

  • Staff Doctorates Forum: an opportunity to look at the issues that face staff undertaking a doctorate. From time management to expectation management. (Tuesday 11th October, 9-11am, Coach Lane).
  • Faculty Ethics Training (HLS): covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent. (Tuesday 18th October, 2-4pm, Coach Lane).
  • Understanding Open Access: This session will present the open access requirements that academics need to comply with as well as the support available at Northumbria to ensure OA compliance. (Wednesday 19th October, 12-1pm, City Campus).
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Early Career Researchers Forum next week, 12.10.16 3.00-4.30 EBA 002

We are holding the first ECR Forum of this academic year on Wednesday 12 October from 3.00-4.30 in room EBA 002 in Ellison Building A Block.

This will be a cake, coffee and networking event which, as well as allowing you an opportunity to network with colleagues from other disciplines, will provide an update on HEA accreditation, training and development opportunities for ECRs, the Staff Doctorates Forum and an introduction to the ECR working group for this academic year.

There is no need to sign up, just come along if you can. Feel free to forward this to colleagues who may be interested in attending, regardless of whether they fit a funder or other definition of ECR. The ECR Forum is open to anyone who feels they are in the early stages of their research career.

 

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Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks call open – deadline 10 Jan 2017

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The 2017 Innovative Training Networks call has opened with a deadline of 10 January 2017. This is part of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within Horizon 2020.

ITNs are the main strand of funding in Horizon 2020 aimed at supporting Early Stage Researchers (doctoral researchers). The scheme supports joint training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses and other socio-economic actors. There are three different strands to apply for: European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) and European Joint Doctorates (EJD).MCA

The 2017 call documents, including the Guide for Applicants, and links to online submission are available on the Participant Portal.

UKRO, in its capacity as MSCA National Contact Point, is organising an ITN Information event at the University of West London on 12 October 2016. If you’re interested in attending, register online here.

 

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Find out more about Participatory Action Research with training days in 2017

collaboration-1106196_960_720Three workshops are being offered by the Participatory Research Hub for those interested in finding out more about this way of researching in collaboration. The workshops are open to those new to and established as researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists. Participatory research is an excellent route to research impact and one of the courses focusses on ways to involve policy-makers and practitioners in research that helps to develop policy and practice.

The three courses, all to be held at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University are:

  • Participatory Action Research 1: Introduction to PAR, 3rd February 2017
  • Participatory Action Research 2: Embedding participation in research practice, 3 March 2017
  • Developing Policy and Practice through Participatory Research, 15 May 2017

To find out more about the workshops and to book your place visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/socialjustice/events/2017events/

For further advice, information and toolkits about participatory research visit: www.dur.ac.uk/socialjustice/events/  

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Mentoring Essentials – New workshop for Northumbria researchers, 15 September on City Campus

As part of our commitments to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and HR Excellence in Research Award, two research mentoring workshops will be held on Thursday 15 September.

Effective mentoring involves not only knowledge and expertise grounded in research and organisational experience, but also the fundamental skills of effective listening and questioning and an ability to generate insight and convert that into accountable action.

This workshop is an opportunity to:

o   Understand the context for research mentoring at Northumbria

o   Hear from successful mentors and mentees

o   Share good practice with peers and colleagues

o   Work practically through some core mentoring approaches including:

o   a practical model for mentoring conversations

o   setting accountable actions

Whether established or new to mentoring at Northumbria you are encouraged to attend one of the workshops. This is also a good way to meet other mentors and refresh or learn new mentoring techniques. If you are still in the early stages of your research career and are interested in developing your mentoring skills, you are also welcome to attend. 

Workshop Dates and Times:

Thursday 15th September 2016, 09.30 – 12.00, City Campus

Thursday 15th September 2016, 13.00 – 15.30, City Campus

If you wish to attend please email hr.development@northumbria.ac.uk or ring extension 4343.

A Research Mentoring Framework has been developed as part of the Researcher Development Programme to ensure all research-active staff have access to mentors. As part of the framework, regular training opportunities are provided for existing mentors and those interested in developing their mentoring skills or becoming a mentor in the future.

 

 

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Research, Impact and the UK Parliament

A training event aimed at researchers at any stage of their careers is being held in Newcastle on 23 September, 10-1.30 run by the UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service.

Houses.of.parliament.overall.arpThis interactive session will help you:

  • understand Parliament’s role and processes
  • learn how research is used in the UK Parliament
  • be able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work
  • learn tips and advice on communicating your research at Parliament

There is an attendance fee of £40 and the event is being held at Newcastle University’s Business School. For more information: http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/education-programmes/universities-programme/academic-research/ 

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H2020 Innovative Training Networks info event, Manchester, 16 September 2016

question mark by Leo Reynolds CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (2)As UK National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), UKRO is holding an information event for those interested in applying to the 2017 MSCA Innovative Training Networks call, which has a deadline of 10 January 2017.

The event will be held from 10.30 – 16.00 on Friday 16 September at the University of Manchester. It will give participants an overview of the call, the proposal format and the aims of the Innovative Training Network programme. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register on the UKRO website. If you are not already an UKRO subscriber, you can sign up here.

Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) train early stage researchers (typically PhD students) and provide skills development and experience in the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. ITNs are collaborative research projects run by consortia of academic and non-academic partners across EU Member States and Associated countries.

UKRO has stated that there will be another similar event to be held in London during October. We will share more info here when we have it.

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