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December 2021

Outstanding Supervisor Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each individual can experience best practice of this area. Outstanding Supervisor Video This video focuses on the relationship between the student and staff member in order to achieve the best possible supervision relationship. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    

Start: 31 December 2021 - All Day

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Should I do a PhD? – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. Should I do a PhD Video This video focusses on for both doctoral students and staff the satisfaction and the possible challanges that you may experience from undertaking a PhD. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    …

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Professional/Doctorate Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. Professional/Doctorate Video This video focusses on how professional doctorates work for both doctoral students and staff members. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    

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Good Doctorate Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. Good Doctorate Video This video focusses on how doctoral students and staff members can manage their time effectively in order to complete their thesis. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    

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Good Upgrade Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. Good Upgrade Video This video focusses on the transfer and upgrade process of the PhD for doctoral students and staff members. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    

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Good Viva Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. Good Viva Video This video focusses on how to approach their Viva with confidence for doctoral students and staff members. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book here link.    

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PhD Survival Video – Online Learning


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. PhD Survival Video This video focusses on how to deal with common problems in relation to the PhD for doctoral students and staff members. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the book now link.    

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What Next? Online Learning – Video


This suite of online videos from Angel Productions provides information on supervision skills for both doctoral students and staff so that each indivudual can experience best practice of this area. What Next Video This video focusses on how to become employable after the completion of their PhD for doctoral students and staff members. These videos are part of our online learning provision and can be accessed following the link that says book now.    

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National Institute for Health Research – Good Clinical Practice Online Training Provision


National Institute for Health Research - Good Clinical Practice Online Training Provision Good Clinical Practice (GCP) GCP is the recognised international, ethical, scientific and quality standard for the design, conduct, recording and reporting of clinical trials that involve the participation of human subjects.  Compliance with GCP is now law, not optional or guidance status, since the EU Directive on Good Clinical Practice.  Staff involved in any aspects of clinical trial work need to ensure that they are suitably qualified to…

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UK Research Integrity Office – Medical Research Council – Good Clinical Practice Online Training Provision


Medical Research Council - Good Clinical Practice Online Training Provision The MRC’s e-learning package on good research practice is now live on the MRC Regulatory Support Centre web site where anyone can use it (you will need to register first). The module, which includes case studies from UKRIO, will be of particular interest to MRC grant-holders and employees but contains themes that we feel are relevant to many other types of researcher. Medical Research Council good research practice and other…

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Human Tissue – Online Learning


Human Tissue Online Training It is recognised that researchers working with human tissue need additional training beyond the standard good lab practice and relevant health & safety courses.  The level of training required will depend on a researcher's experience and the following is provided as an initial source which can be supplement with bespoke face-to-face sessions where required. The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) as the regulatory body governing human tissue research within the UK, has Codes of Practice and Standards, (https://www.hta.gov.uk/hta-codes-practice-and-standards) providing practical…

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December 2023

Professional development planning for researchers online course (PDP ROC) from Vitae

December 2023


Professional development planning (PDP) is a key component of career progression. This short online course, developed for researchers who want to make the most of opportunities and create new ones, covers all stages in the process. It's suitable for researchers at any career stage and can be used together with institutional provision. It will be particularly useful for those who are: part-time or working alongside home commitments working towards a professional doctorate working at a distance from their institution transnational…

Start: 31 December 2023 @ 8:00 am

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Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework – Module 1 – Vitae Online learning

December 2023


Vitae has developed the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) to help you structure the process of planning and acting on your professional development. Throughout this online course you should become more familiar with this professional framework, as an aid to your planning. Watch this short (5 mins.) Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) from Vitae on Vimeo. Browse the Vitae website for more information about the domains and subdomains of the RDF: Domain A - Knowledge and intellectual abilities Domain B - Personal effectiveness Domain C -…

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Introducing PDP for researchers – Module 1 – Vitae online learning

December 2023


Professional Development Planning (also known as Personal Development Planning) enables you as an individual to take more conscious control of your professional life or career by: identifying career aspirations and goals recognising and recording achievements prioritising and planning professional development activities In this module Explore the meaning of professional development planning in your own professional area You will be introduced to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). PDP in more detail The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) defines PDP as 'a structured…

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Analyse your experience and expertise – Module 2 – Vitae Online Learning

December 2023


The video in Activity 2, introduced the idea and benefits of reflective practice. In the busy lives we lead at work, studying and at leisure, we seem increasingly goal orientated and focused on the future; there is always something new challenge to meet, or skill to acquire. As a result, we often fail to recognise, or we underestimate, the wealth of experience and expertise we have already acquired through work life and study, that we can bring with us to the…

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Use the RDF to create your expertise profile – Module 2 – Vitae Online Learning

December 2023


When we think about research-related activities, we often focus exclusively on the product or outcome of the activity, not on the process of getting there. However, it's often in the process that we meet new experiences and challenges - and that's where learning and development really occur. The first of these activities (Activity 3)  gives you some practice in thinking deeply about the full range of skills and expertise that you actually employ or learn when you are involved in…

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Discover your learning preferences – Module 2 – Vitae Online Training

December 2023


The concept of learning preferences, also referred to as learning styles, recognises that people of all ages learn in different ways and that most of us have a dominant preference that we feel most comfortable with. Think back to when you were at school – did you prefer to have someone explain something to you verbally, did you find visual aids really useful, did you like to read independently to learn something, or did you want to be active –…

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Collect and organise your evidence – Module 3 – Vitae Online Learning

December 2023


The starting point for this module is two experiences with which you are probably familiar. The first experience is the requirement, universal in all research and academic contexts – and in many other areas of life, to be able to back up the claims you make with evidence. Governments and professions, certainly in the UK, also talk of evidence-based policy and practice, and we have all surely had the experience of being challenged ‘where’s the evidence for that?’ when we…

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Your portfolio and evidence – Module 3 – Vitae Online Learning

December 2023


Once you start being systematic about collecting evidence of your experience and expertise, you will need to decide where and how to store it. Not so long ago, this might have been a question of how to organise and keep track of lots of paper, but increasingly now the evidence you have will be electronic in form. f you are unfamiliar with the idea of an electronic portfolio, take a look at this short video which introduces the concept and…

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Communicating your expertise – Module 3 – Vitae Online Learning

December 2023


Who are you communicating with? This section focuses on effective communication with other professionals; those who may be considering employing you or funding you for example, and who will be interested in what you can do at least as much, if not more, than what you know. The Vitae Researcher Development Framework and the supporting ‘Employability lens’ provide a basis to consider your research skills and how they map to what employers seek and value from researchers. If you are transferring…

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