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May 2020

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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IOSH Managing Safely (Three day course)

May 2020


Please note that this course can be booked via iTrent Self Service. IOSH Managing Safely is a qualification in safety and health for supervisors and managers in all organisations, it is nationally recognised and accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The aim of the course is to ensure that health and safety issues are identified, it will enable delegates to review their own departmental systems for safety, introducing new controls or implementing changes as appropriate to…

Start: 19 May 2020 @ 9:00 am

End: 21 May 2020 @ 4:30 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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College of Professors and Readers Meetings

May 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: 19 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 19 May 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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An Induction to the Grants and Funding Unit – Research Services – Academic Research Induction Session

May 2020


UCLan's Grants and Funding Unit (GFU) is the team that supports you in identifying and securing external funds to enable the development of your research, innovation and knowledge transfer activity.    Whether you are wanting to apply for standard funding sources such as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), NIHR, Leverhulme Trust, or charitable sources; or are in a position to receive funding from more commercial sources, such as private and big business, we are the team to contact.  This training session…

Start: 21 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 21 May 2020 @ 11:00 am

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Career Development for Researchers – Graduate Research School

May 2020


Getting your CV noticed Your CV could be the first thing a future employer might read about you therefore it’s essential to present yourself in the best possible light. Your CV represents a snap shot into your background, skills, experience and learning to date. Make the most of what you have to offer by working through how to develop a CV for Academia or the commercial sector. Carry out critical evaluation of CV examples in order to ensure you know…

Start: 21 May 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 21 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Finding Funding

May 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: 21 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 8 August 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Research Services an Introduction – Academic Research Induction Session

May 2020


The Director of Research Services will introduce you to Research Services and how they can support you in your research work. During the session she will briefly outline how research is funded nationally and at the University as well as highlight key parts of the current research strategy. Before attending the session, you may want to review the content at the following links: https://intranet.uclan.ac.uk/ou/rio/SitePages/Home.aspx and https://re.ukri.org/documents/2019/how-we-fund-heis-pdf/.

Start: 26 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 26 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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June 2020

The Research Excellence Framework – what you need to know – Academic Research Induction Session

June 2020


This session will provide an introduction to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an assessment of research quality in the UK that takes place every 5 to 7 years. REF is important to UCLan, driving allocation of annual research funding and influencing league table position. In this session, attendees will be able to find out:  What is the purpose of REF and how is it linked to research funding in the UK?  How does the REF assess research outputs, impact and…

Start: 3 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 3 June 2020 @ 11:00 am

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Innovation & Enterprise – Intellectual Property – Academic Research Induction Session

June 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: 5 June 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 5 June 2020 @ 10:30 am

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Finding Funding

June 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: 15 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 June 2020 @ 11:30 am

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Deciphering the Funding Opportunity (Research Focussed)

June 2020


The session is designed for people new to bidding or who have limited success. It will walk participants through a variety of funding call proposal forms, online portals and guidelines and will discuss what the questions are asking for, and how best to interpret the guidelines. The session will use examples from major funders (RCUK and Horizon 2020) with complicated structured guidelines. The general themes of this session can be applied to a wider range of opportunities. Aims: During this…

Start: 16 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 16 June 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Research Excellence Unit – Impact – Academic Research Induction Session

June 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: 16 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 16 June 2020 @ 11:00 am

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Becoming a Better Writer – Graduate Research School

June 2020


Nobody is born writing good academic English, writing academic English is a skill to be learnt and developed. This workshop will explore what is good writing and what is meant by good academic style. Through interactive activities, participants will look at common issues in academic writing and consider how to apply lessons learnt to their own work. Key areas covered UK Academic Writing Academic Style Style and “Un-Academic” Writing Redundancy Informal Vs. Formal Language Paragraphing This workshop is suitable for…

Start: 16 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 16 June 2020 @ 2:30 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

June 2020


Start: 17 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 17 June 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

June 2020


Start: 17 June 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 1 October 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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College of Professors and Readers Meetings

June 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: 17 June 2020 @ 3:00 pm

End: 17 June 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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Scholarly Communications Unit – Academic Research Induction Session

June 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: 22 June 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 22 June 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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