Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Professional development

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

EASTChem Thesis Workshop

Description

This workshop provides advice and information on how to write a chemistry PhD thesis and prepare for the examination process. The session will include practical, interactive activities and contributions from experienced PhD supervisors, examiners and recent PhD graduates.

Course Content:

The role of the thesis and doctoral regulations

The external examiner's perspective and responsibilities

Organisation, motivation and planning

What makes a good thesis

Writing and reviewing the thesis

Anticipating the viva

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1. Understand the role of the thesis and the doctoral regulations, including the external examiner’s perspective and responsibilities

2. Understand what makes a good thesis

3. Identify what is required in preparing for a successful viva

EligibilityPhD SCE Chemistry all years
Date Friday 09-Feb-2018, 10:30 - 16:30
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

Team Building and Leadership Fundamentals

Description

Today's pioneering research is conducted collaboratively and the ability to work as part of a team is rapidly becoming a key to academic success. This short (half day) interactive workshop will help you understand what you contribute to and how to be part of an effective team. It will explore leadership and how you can inspire and motivate other members of a team and resolve conflict. You will learn skills that every team leader and aspiring leader should know.

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1.Identify your own strengths and weaknesses when working in a team

2.Identify the components of a successful team

3.Identify strategies for successfully managing a team

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Biological Sciences

Description
This creative and innovative workshop is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars. In this workshop we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text).
Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.
The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page!
List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:
1. Identify the key elements of a good poster presentation
2. Identify your own strengths in communication and presentation
There is an optional follow up workshop 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster. This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.
*Please note that lunch is not provided*
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Engineering

Description

This creative and innovative workshop is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars. In this workshop we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text). Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.

The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page! There is an optional follow up workshop 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster.

This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1. Identify the key elements of a good poster presentation

2. Identify your own strengths in communication and presentation

**Please note lunch is not provided for this workshop**

EligibilityPhD SCE Engineering all years
Date Thursday 08-Mar-2018, 09:30 - 13:30
Venue TBC Kings Buildings
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Geosciences

Description

This creative and innovative workshop is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars.

In this workshop we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text). Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.

The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page!

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1. Identify the key elements of a good poster presentation

2. Identify your own strengths in communication and presentation

There is an optional follow up workshop 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster.

This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.

**Please note lunch is not provided for this workshop**

EligibilityPhD SCE GeoScience all years
Date Wednesday 07-Mar-2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Venue TBC Kings Buildings
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.