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2017 Workshops

Workshop 1: Centre for Female Entrepreneurship: Achieving Success Velocity

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 20 September 2017, 3.00 pm-5.30 pm

Women are still significantly underrepresented at senior levels in the majority of organisations, and as successful top entrepreneurs. And yet, we know that companies with higher representation of women at senior and Board level will perform better than those with lower levels of diversity. But how do we engage with these crucial issues and act to improve gender equality at all levels throughout our organisations?

In the ‘Achieving Success Velocity’ workshop, we will:

  • Consider strategies and actions that both men and women can implement to ‘unblock the pipeline’ of future female leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Discuss underlying factors that can hold women back from fulfilling their full potential and reaching the top
  • Participate in some of the practical activities from the Velocity programme, which equips women with the skills and confidence to succeed in their careers:
    • Skills, Strengths and Expertise - gain greater insight into your development and how to work as your best self for more of the time
    • Finding our Courage and Building our Confidence - how we can reframe success and our approach to risk
    • Handling Obstacles - practice with a 5-step process to handle external obstacles

Aimed at: All Staff, Research Degree, Postgraduate and Undergraduate students, Local business community

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 2: Applying for European Funding and the Impact of Brexit

Location: Waterfront Building, W115, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time:15 November 2017, 3.00 pm-5.00 pm

Guest Speakers: Matt Jones, Suffolk County Council

Dr Tom Vine, Suffolk Business School

Invited speakers will introduce the external EU funding opportunities still available and the impact of Brexit on the research funding landscape.

Researcher Development Framework mapping: C3, D1, D3

Aimed at: All Staff and Research Degree Students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 3: Understanding Open Access, Copyright and Publishing

Location: Library Building, L107, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 20 November 2017, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Ellen Buck, Head of Learning Services

In this workshop, we will examine Open Access (OA) and what this means for the publication of research and scholarly outputs. A section of the workshop will provide support for staff depositing outputs within our institutional repository - OARS (Open Access Repository Suffolk).

Indicative Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the differences between Gold OA and Green OA
  • Understanding funding, embargoes and other things to consider when publishing research
  • Using the University of Suffolk Institutional Repository—Open Access Repository Suffolk, OARS
  • Understanding the University of Suffolk Open Access, copyright and publishing policy

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2, D2, D3

Aimed at: All Staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 4: Research-Teaching Nexus: Sharing Practice and ideas

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 20 November 2017, 3.00 pm-5.00 pm

Guest Speakers: Professor David Gill, Suffolk Business School

Dr Christine Smith, Quality Enhancement manager

This workshop will critically consider definitions of scholarship and research activity and examine the place of research activity within subject discipline and work roles. The workshop aims to provoke and inform participants’ planning for scholarship and research activity as a key element of their continuing professional development

Indicative Learning Outcomes:

  • Undertaken a critical consideration of definitions of scholarship and research activity and investigated the contested idea of a link between university teaching and research (often referred to as the ‘Teaching- Research Nexus’)
  • Explored ways of thinking and practising within a particular subject/discipline and considered the significance for the development of links between teaching and research within your department and your teaching programmes.
  • Begun to plan the position and focus of scholarship and research activity within one’s own professional development and identity as an academic as part of an on-going plan for CPD.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: D1, D2, D3

Aimed at: All staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 5: Interviewing Skills for Vulnerable Groups

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 4 December 2017, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Guest Speakers: Fiona Ellis, Visiting Senior Fellow, Social Work and Social Policy

Aimed at: All staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 6: Introduction to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 6 December 2017, 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Aaron Hunter

For more information and to book please go to the Eventbrite page

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: B3

Aimed at: Academic staff and Research degree students

 

 

Workshop 7: Research Professional

Location: A0.04, The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time:12 December 2017, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Andreea Tocca, Research Development Manager

This session will introduce online searching for funding opportunities. Participants will be shown the Research Professional database which provides a searchable database of funding calls and tenders and will set up their own accounts, conduct basic searches and learn how to save these for future references. The session will also briefly cover other online funding information.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C2, C3

Aimed at: All Staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 8: Research Ethics and Integrity

Location: Ipswich Waterfront innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: TBC

Guest Speakers: Andreea Tocca, Research Development Manager and Invited Speakers

This workshop, designed for academic and research staff and students in any discipline, aims to enable participants to develop the skills and knowledge to be reflective and to think creatively about the ethical problems that may arise in their research. The session will also provide an introduction to the Concordat for research integrity and its benefits for our institution.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1, C 2, C3

Aimed at All Staff and Research Degree Students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 9: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: TBC

Followed by 1:1 support available on request (please e-mail graduateschool@uos.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a 1:1 session)

Part 1: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – What is in it for you?

3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

If we look at it in terms of the REF, recently for REF2014, KTP featured in impact case studies from Universities all around the country. As we move to REF2021, impact is expected to continue to play a large part of the submissions and as such, KTP is a fantastic way to demonstrate impact from research

  • Group discussion
  • Case studies

Open to Academic Colleagues

Part 2: Growing Suffolk

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

  • Business funding opportunities with the University of Suffolk

  • Research funding opportunities with the University of Suffolk

  • Graduate employment opportunities through the University of Suffolk

  • Opportunity for networking

  • Open to Businesses and Academic Colleagues

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C3, D3

Aimed at: Academic Staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

2018 Workshops

Workshop 10: Bid Writing for Beginners

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 24 January 2018, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Matt Jones, External Funding Specialist, Suffolk County Council

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1

Aimed at: All Staff and Research Degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 11: Research Funding

Location: A0.04, The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 6 February 2018, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Andreea Tocca, Research Development Manager

This session will introduce online searching for funding opportunities. Participants will be shown the Research Professional database which provides a searchable database of funding calls and tenders and will set up their own accounts, conduct basic searches and learn how to save these for future references. The session will also briefly cover other online funding information.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C3

Aimed at: All Staff and Research Degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 12: Social Media for Researchers

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 15 February 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: David Mullett, Digital Learning Opportunities Manager

Social Media and its associated tools can be found across the globe, this workshop will help guide on the effective use of Social Media and its use as a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and to raise their research profiles. The workshop will also help to raise researchers’ awareness of how to stay safe while using Social Media as well as how they can use social media as a tool not just to absorb information but to broadcast it as well.

Indicative Learning Outcomes

  • What is social media?
  • Specific research focused social media tools
  • How might I use social media to raise my profile as a researcher?
  • How can I use social media to better engage my research with the public?

Researcher Development Framework: B3, D2, D3

Aimed at: All Staff, Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 13: Intellectual Property in Higher Education

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 21 February 2018, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Thomas, Innovation Centre Manager

Followed by 1:1 support available on request (please e-mail graduateschool@uos.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a 1:1 session)

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of Intellectual Property within Higher Education and the IP policy at the University of Suffolk. There will be an opportunity to discuss this complex area with an IP expert and the support available for the commercialisation of your research outputs.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1

Aimed at: All Staff and Research Degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 14: Understanding Open Access, Copyright and Publishing

Location: Library Building, L107, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 26 February 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Katharine Holmes/Craig Martin

In this workshop, we will examine Open Access (OA) and what this means for the publication of research and scholarly outputs. A section of the workshop will provide support for staff depositing outputs within our institutional repository - OARS (Open Access Repository Suffolk).

Indicative Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the differences between Gold OA and Green OA
  • Understanding funding, embargoes and other things to consider when publishing research
  • Using the University of Suffolk Institutional Repository—Open Access Repository Suffolk, OARS
  • Understanding the University of Suffolk Open Access, copyright and publishing policy

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2, D2, D3

Aimed at: All Staff and Research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk


 

Workshop 15: EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 6 March 2018, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Professor Nicholas Caldwell, Professor of Information Systems Engineering

Indicative learning outcomes:

  • Learn more about what your duties and legal obligations are under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how to get it right
  • Discuss good practice, issues and ideas relating to the GDPR and research
  • Case studies: examples

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1, D3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 16: Consultancy Skills for Researchers

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 8 March 2018, 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Thomas, Innovation Centre Manager

When examining employers’ requirements for skills in their workforce, they are like the skills of a consultant and almost identical to the skills of an academic researcher. We will examine why ‘consultant thinking’ can be important in academia; a simple process for consulting and show how this is a classic problem solving device, whether for research or non-research situations; how to use these skills to enhance any situation where you need to produce work for someone or influence someone to do something for you.

Researcher Development Framework: D1, D 3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 17: Engaging Children in Research

Location: W418, Waterfront Building, Unviersity of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 14 March 2018, 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Guest Speakers: Dr Sarah Richards, Senior Lecturer for Early Childhood Studies

                             Dr Sarah Coombs, Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

This interactive workshop aims to explore methodologies, methods and ethics involved in doing participatory research with children. We would like those who attend to bring their questions and ideas so that we can support their development and knowledge in this field.

Researcher Development Framework: A1, A3, B1, C2, C1, D2, D1

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students whose research includes children

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 18: Bid Writing for Beginners

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 20 March 2018, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Matt Jones, External Funding Specialist, Suffolk County Council

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1

Aimed at: All Staff and Research Degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 19: Preparing Impactful Grant Applications

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 27 March 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Nic Bury, Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences

Impact, Impact, Impact is a buzz word associated with research funding. As researchers we have to identify who will benefit from our studies and how we will communicate this impact. This workshop will introduce the concept of impact, as defined by the research councils, how to identify stakeholder groups and others that may benefit from the research and how to write an Impact Plan, an important part of any application. It is never too early to think about the impact of your work and thus this workshop will be of use to PhD students and early career scientists, because the concept of impact needs to be interwoven into all aspects of our research.

Researcher Development Framework: C3, B3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 20: Presentations, Public Speaking and Audience Engagement

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 4 April 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Paul Maskall, Cyber Security Tactical Adviser, Blue Lights Digital

Whether you are standing in front of a classroom of five or a conference of hundreds, public speaking and lecturing is a difficult skill to master. It is also something that we often fall into a comfortable habit and don’t take the time to reflect on our own ability.

The reason we do it? To convey knowledge, to have impact or to influence. Whatever your motivation, this is an opportunity to reflect on the following:

  • Use of speech and body language.
  • Slide deck design and narrative in a lecture or presentation.
  • Techniques to build confidence in front of an audience.

Researcher Development Framework: B1, B3, D3, D2

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 21: Writing Skills for Journal Publications

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 19 April 2018, 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speakers: Professor David Collins, Dean of Suffolk Business School

Professor David Gill, Director of Heritage Futures

Dr Cristian Dogaru, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

This session has been is designed to offer participants a stimulating but realistic appreciation of the pleasures, processes and potential pit-falls that await those who would publish their work in academic journals. The session is hosted by three experienced academic researchers. Two of these individuals have sustained track-records in academic publishing while the third has been placed upon the earth as a cautionary example to others!

Researcher Development Framework: A1, A2, A3, D2

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 22: Writing Skills for an Abstract

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 16 May 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Federica Masieri, Senior Lecturer, Course Leader MSc Regenerative Medicine

The ability of writing well-structured, convincing abstracts is a fundamental skill for researchers of all discipline fields. An abstract accepted for presentation to a conference, as a poster, oral communication, or both, has the benefit to help you disseminate your research to a wide expert audience. Moreover, abstracts are often published on conference acts or peer-reviewed journals, therefore can contribute to your publication records. In this session we will explore together the benefits of abstract writing, discuss some tips and tricks to succeed in structuring a good abstract,and finally suggest how to organise yourself if your abstract gets accepted. The session is interactive and you will also have the opportunity to do some abstract review from an array of disciplines.

Researcher Development Framework: A1, A2, D2

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

Doctoral Colloquium and Research Poster Presentations

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 25 May 2018, 9.30 pm - 1.00 pm

This annual event (also referred to as the 3 minute thesis/3MT) gives PhD students from across all Schools of the Univeristy a chance to present their research in 3 minutes to their PhD colleagues and to PhD supervisors from the University of Suffolk, University of East Anglia and University of Essex. The aim of this is to be a verbal presentation, however if required then one slide is allowed.  Participation at the doctoral colloquium is compulsory for PhD students.

As part of the colloquium we also invite all PhD students to take part in a research poster competition. The poster competition has been established to showcase the research undertaken by the University of Suffolk PhD students.  You are invited to submit a poster on any aspect of your doctoral research. This element is not compulsory, however we do strongly encourage participation.

If you could like to watch the presentations please contact graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

Workshop 23: What is public involvement in research and why is it important in ethics review?

Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Seminar Room (A0.08), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 12 June 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Paul Charlton, NHS Research Governance Adviser and NHS Ethics Committee Lay Member

In this interactive workshop, the audience will be introduced to some of the concepts and ethos of public involvement.

Drawing on the speaker’s public involvement experience, participants will explore why you might want to do engagement, what it involves, who the public are and how you might engage with them about your research.

The session will cover:

  • How the public can be involved at each stage of the research cycle?
  • Practical planning for effective public involvement in research
  • Clarification on what resources and support structures exist

Researcher Development Framework: A1, C2, C1, D3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact Rik Bond, r.bond@uos.ac.uk or graduateschool@uos.ac.uk