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March 2020

Finding Funding

March 2020


GFU Finding Funding Workshop Would you like support with your search for external funding opportunities? Research Professional: UCLan has a subscription to the funding portal Research Professional.  Research Professional covers all scholarly disciplines, varieties of funder and types of opportunity; from medicine to the humanities; from the largest research council to the smallest private charity; from big multi-centre collaborative projects to small travel grants. GFU are hosting a series of funding workshops; the aim of these workshops is for attendees…

Start: 3 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 21 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

March 2020


Start: 25 March 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 9 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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April 2020

Scholarly Communications Unit – Academic Research Induction Session

April 2020


The Scholarly Communications Unit (SCU) presentation covers the principles of Open Research, including Open Access, Open Data, Open services, public engagement and the benefits of an all-round ‘Open approach’ and what support is provided by SCU.  You will be introduced to the university repositories (CLoK and UCLanData) and how to deposit your research, along with the UCLan Open Access policy and Research Data Management policy requirements.  Plus, the benefits of having an ORCID Identifier, publishing models, data management planning, funding body…

Start: 9 April 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 9 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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STATS 2 – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Simple significance tests, bivirate correlations, T-tests, one way analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and their non-parametric equivalents. Once we are confident that we are conducting the right analysis for the right reasons (covered in STATS 1), we can begin to carry out some simple tests. This session will go through some of the most common statistical techniques that are used to look at pairs of variables. We will cover measures of association (ie is there a relationship between two variables, such…

Start: 16 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 16 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Open Data for Researchers an Introduction

April 2020


An introduction to Open Data Major research funders and the University have policies requiring open access to research publications and the associated underlying data. The general expectation is that outputs from publicly-funded research projects should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. Researchers are expected to produce and manage research findings and data throughout the project with reuse in mind. The aim of this session is to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to ensure scholarly publications…

Start: 22 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 22 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Visiting Professor, Stephen Morton will be giving a lecture on ‘Big challenges for our small planet – and implications for future health & wellbeing’

April 2020


In his lecture, Prof. Stephen Morton will explore some of the threats to the world's planetary boundaries, including climate change and loss of biodiversity, and the implications for current and future population health. He will also discuss what action we can take to mitigate or adapt to these threats and how some of these actions can have important health and social co-benefits.   Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Time: 3:30 – 5pm (arrival and refreshments from 3pm in foyer) Venue:…

Start: 22 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

End: 22 April 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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College of Professors and Readers Meetings

April 2020


This event is for the College of Professors and Readers group who meet every month. If you require any further information about the network, please do not hesitate to contact Trudi Emmens on tmemmens@uclan.ac.uk    

Start: 23 April 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 23 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Finding Literature – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Finding Literature Workshop exploring UCLan Library’s academic resources:  Know where to find published academic research for your subject area  Learn how to develop your search strategy for more efficient results  Compare the content and functionality of various databases  Discover highly cited papers in your field  Save searches, create alerts

Start: 24 April 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 24 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Innovation & Enterprise – Intellectual Property – Academic Research Induction Session

April 2020


Realising Impact from Intangible Assets An Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) -  By the end of this session you will:  Know what Intellectual Property (IP) is and isn't, be able describe the different types of IP, understand the importance of IP to your research in regard to impact, know what resources and training is available to support the protection and commercialisation of your research.

Start: 27 April 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 27 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Writing yourself up – looking good on paper and online – Graduate Research School

April 2020


Think about it, the only thing your future employer knows about you is what you tell them! This workshop is about presenting yourself in the very best light, both on paper and online. Your professional reputation, often referred to as your ‘personal brand’ is key to career success and building the career-life that you want. You will be encouraged to take charge of your professional persona, using compelling key words for a range of biographical showcases including digital platforms such…

Start: 29 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 29 April 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

April 2020


Start: 30 April 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 14 August 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

April 2020


Start: 30 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 30 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Research Excellence Unit – Impact – Academic Research Induction Session

April 2020


The session is an introduction Impact, looking at what impact is, what impact isn’t, why it is important and how researchers go about having an impact.  We will also give people an understanding of impact from the point of view of the Research Excellence Framework and put the attendees in the shoes of a REF assessor to review some example impact case studies.

Start: 30 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 30 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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May 2020

Introduction to software for Qualitative Data Analysis & Literature Reviews – Graduate Research School

May 2020


This session introduces software and workflows to support qualitative data analysis and literature reviews. The focus is on NVivo for managing, organising, analysing and outputting analysis of both literature and qualitative data (including interview transcripts, focus groups, fieldwork etc). The session also introduces other key software for qualitative and mixed-methods work including: auto- and manual- transcription software. It introduces software for effective draft writing, note-taking and organisation to create draft chapters for a thesis and record fieldwork (including Scrivener, OneNote…

Start: 1 May 2020 @ 1:30 pm

End: 1 May 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Researcher Development Unit – Academic Research Induction Session

May 2020


This session will provide an understanding of your responsibilities within the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, identify ways of driving your own development and career, access the Researcher Development Portal, and recognise how the RDU can help you in your role.

Start: 4 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 4 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Obtaining Ethical Approval – Graduate Research School

May 2020


All research proposals, irrespective of the nature or activity involved, will need to be reviewed by their relevant ethics committee. This practical session aims to explain the ethics system and how to complete your ethics application. Session themes: • The E-Ethics System • Ethics checklist • Guidance on completing and submitting your application • The approval process • Types of application (including NRES - IRAS) • Health & Safety and Data Protection considerations By the end of this session you…

Start: 13 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 13 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

May 2020


Start: 13 May 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 13 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Confidence to present at Conferences – Graduate Research School

May 2020


Confidence to Present at Conferences For most of us, the thought of presenting to one’s peers at a conference, is enough to make your blood run cold… Don’t worry, help is at hand! This workshop aims to equip you with the tools and confidence to make you a hit at conferences. We will run through the mechanics, from the initial application, to the actual presentation and explore the ingredients of both powerful, as well as poor performances. Come along to…

Start: 13 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 13 May 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Thesis Construction – Graduate Research School

May 2020


When constructing a thesis over a long period of time, it can be easy to adopt a narrow focus which views chapters as separate, independent pieces of text. However, as the reader will read the thesis in a different order to the one you may have written it in, this workshop’s principal aim is to help you reflect on how you can present a ‘story’ of your overall research in a cohesive and coherent way. Encouraging you to view your…

Start: 14 May 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 14 May 2020 @ 12:30 pm

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Project Costings (Commercially Focussed)

May 2020


Further details on session:  This session will explore the issues around costing and pricing of non-research profit-making projects e.g. consultancy, testing, conferences and CPD. The systems used by GFU to cost projects will be  discussed and shown, the issues to consider when looking at the costs of a project will be identified and approaches on how to decide on a suitable price for the activity will be shared. Aims:  To provide confidence in the issuessurrounding the costing of projects and…

Start: 19 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 19 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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