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Research and Enterprise Development 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

 

 

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: Social Entrepreneur Learning & Research Event

Location: Eastern Enterprise Hub Aquarium, Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 1 March 2018, 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Guest Panel: Andreea Tocca, Reseasrch Development Manager

Digby Chacksfield, CEO, Eastern Enterprise Hub

Hear from three fellows of school for social entrepreneurs east who will tell their stories of their start up journey and how they measure the social impact. From a start up to medium and a large company, each social enterprise operates at a different scale as a competitive business. The event will explore these social entrepreneurs business development and how they identified and address social need inside and outside the statutory sector. Attendees will be invited to form discussion groups with each social entrepreneur to discuss the theme of the session. Key learning from this session will be fed into a discussion panel

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A3, B3, D3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

To book: please contact the Graduate School, graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

 

 

Workshop 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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

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 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

Researcher Development Framework: C3, B3

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

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

 

 

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

 

 

Workshop 22: Pre-Award Process

Location: W415, Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Date and Time: 2 May 2018, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Guest Speaker: Andreea Tocca, Research Development Manager

The session will introduce participants to the support pre-award systems in place at University of Suffolk and provide costing guidance.

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)

Researcher Development Framework: TBC

Aimed at: All staff and research degree students

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

 

Workshop 23: 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

 

 

Suffolk Doctoral Training Pathway

DAY 1

Date and time: 20 October 2017, 10.00 am-3.30 pm

Venue: L107, Library Building

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

Sessions 1: Plagiarism Awareness

The Plagiarism workshop will help research degrees’ students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it by developing their academic writing and referencing skills.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, B1, C1

Session 2: Social Media for Researchers

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 in particular 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

Session 3: Managing References

This session introduces the bibliographic management system RefWorks, for the purpose of organising your references as they increase across the duration of your research. This session will introduce the user to the multiple functionalities of RefWorks, as well as a discussion related to the importance of proper referencing skills and techniques and organisation.

Indicative Learning Outcomes

  • How to import content from a variety of sources including databases and other online resources
  • How to set up folders to store and manage references
  • How to create bibliographies and citations
  • Understand the importance of checking references against University of Suffolk or other institutional / publisher referencing standards

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2, B2

Session 4: Advanced Literature Searching

A seminar in conducting a literature review, including the following components:

1. Forming a research question and constructing a search;

2. Search and retrieval of PhD Dissertations using the Dissertations & Theses database (sources of original research and literature reviews);

3. Journal articles

4. Books

5. Outputting a bibliography of sources using a specific citation style

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2, B2

 

DAY 2

Date and time: 19 January 2018, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), Atrium building

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

Session 1: Making Progress with your PhD: Getting Started

The aim of the workshop is to give an overview of what is involved in completing a PhD successfully.

Indicative learning outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of what constitutes a PhD in the UK and the PhD process at the University of Suffolk
  • Have an understanding of the tools and skills needed to complete a PhD and begin to identify their strengths and areas for growth
  • Have the opportunity to meet fellow research students beginning their PhD and gain advice from research students in their second and third years of PhD study.
  • Gain knowledge of the resources and services available to research students at the University of Suffolk to help them complete their PhD successfully

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: B1, B2, B3

Session 2: Making Progress in your Research Degree

This session is designed to give research students some guidance so that they can make better progress in their research degree. It allows participants to discuss their working practices and consider how constructive they are, reflect on the balance of activities in their life and discuss how to achieve progress.

Indicative Learning Outcomes:

  • Know what to expect at their formal progress review meetings
  • Know how to prepare a presentation and to write a progress report
  • Know how to handle difficult questions and how to handle feedback
  • Feel more confident

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: B1, C2

Session 3: Managing the Supervisory Relationship

This session aims to provide research degree students with a clear understanding of the working relationship between student and supervisor, roles and responsibilities as well as expectations from both sides. This session will highlight the challenges faced by both the students and the supervisors and provide strategies for getting the best out of this relationship. An interactive, discussion session based on managing the relationship between student and supervisor will also be included.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • To clarify the role and responsibility of the supervisor
  • To explore students’ expectations of supervisors and vice versa
  • An opportunity to discuss challenges faced by research students in working with their supervisors and time to plan strategies and techniques to enhance the relationship

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, B1, C1

Session 4: Shut Up and Write Session

This session is designed to offer research degree students the opportunity to dedicate time to writing-up research in the supportive company of others. When at the session, you will spend time writing so you should come with something to write. Please bring along your writing materials, i.e. pen, paper, tablet or a laptop (fully charged) if you use one.

Led by : Dr Olumide Adisa

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • To help students focus when writing
  • To explore the use of the Pomodoro Technique
  • An opportunity to discuss writing challenges faced by research students and to use the time management strategy to complete writing tasks
  • A chance to discuss new writing projects in a supportive environment

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: B1, B2

 

 

DAY 3

Date and time: 6 March 2018, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), Atrium building

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

Session 1: Data Protection

Indicative learning outcomes:

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

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1, D3

Session 2: Research Ethics for Research Degree Students

Ethical considerations are a key element of well-designed research. This session will set out the fundamental principles of research ethics as they apply to PhD research projects. Standard topics such as informed consent and confidentiality will be discussed as well as issues such as ethics relating to video, photographs and digital media. In the second part of this session, we will look at some practical examples of ethical problems. You are welcome to bring for discussion any ethical issues you are facing in your research.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: C1, C 2, C3

 

DAY 4

Date and time: TBC

Venue: Seminar Room, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), Atrium building

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

Session 1: Personal Effectiveness

Participants will learn a number of strategies for developing the skills needed for a successful research degree career. Participants will learn to work with greater effectiveness, support their overall well-being and maximise their time and energy.

Indicative Learning Outcomes:

  • Time and Self-Management for Researchers in Managing your Career
  • Planning your Professional Development as a Researcher in Self-Leadership
  • How to be an Effective Researcher

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: B1, B2, B3

Session 2: Presentation skills for PhD students – conferences

Do you enjoy giving presentations? Improving the presentation skills can reduce your public speaking anxiety and increase the joy of giving talks. Supervisors focus mainly on science, not on making the presentation skills of PhD students better. It’s a scary task and our careers depend on how well we talk in public.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, B1, C1, D1, D2, D3

Session 3: Presentation skills for PhD students – Posters

Do you enjoy giving presentations? Improving the presentation skills can reduce your public speaking anxiety and increase the joy of giving talks. Supervisors focus mainly on science, not on making the presentation skills of PhD students better. It’s a scary task and our careers depend on how well we talk in public.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, B1, C1, D1, D2, D3

Session 4: Writing your PhD thesis

The main aim of the workshop is to help PhD students to produce a detailed plan of what they have achieved and what they have left to do. The workshop will also cover tips on editing and formatting a thesis for examination, as well as procedural issues around submission and examination. Students should leave with a clear idea of what they have left to do and a plan to help achieve it.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2, A3

 

DAY 5

Date and time: TBC

Venue: Seminar Room, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), Atrium building

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

Session 1: Quantitative Data Analysis— Practical Session

Staff and Research Degree Students already involved in—or considering becoming involved in—quantitative research need not only to have a sound grounding in statistical methods but also need to be familiar with available software tools and how to interpret their output. This introductory workshop will demonstrate some essential features of SPSS in terms of data classification and entry, and discuss some of the more common statistical analysis and graphing facilities.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2

Session 2: Qualitative Data Analysis— Practical Session

Staff already involved in—or considering becoming involved in—qualitative research need not only to have a sound grounding in qualitative methods but also need to be familiar with available software tools and how to interpret their output. Participants will get a practical introduction to ATLAS.ti a software programme designed to help with the analysis of qualitative research data. The workshop covers the essential functions and concepts of the software.

Researcher Development Framework Mapping: A1, A2

 

Doctoral Colloquium

Date and time: Monday 21st May 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), Atrium building

To book: please contact graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to our research and enterprise community and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges.

 

Annual Research and Enterprise Day

Date and time: Friday 22 June 2018

Venue: The University of Suffolk

To book: please contact graduateschool@uos.ac.uk

The Annual Research and Enterprise is an invitation from the University of Suffolk to our community and stakeholders to share, celebrate and contribute to our exciting developments in Research, Enterprise and Innovation. There will be a variety of interactive events and lectures taking place throughout the day showcasing projects that seek to make a change and have an impact on the real problems faced by our communities, businesses and people in Suffolk and further afield.