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March 2020

Research Governance Unit – Academic Research Induction Session

March 2020


The session will provide:   An introduction to the Research Governance Unit, Research Integrity – the external environment, policies and processes at UCLan, Research Ethics – policies at UCLan and applying for ethical approval.

Start: 10 March 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 10 March 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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How to Submit an External Bid at UCLan

March 2020


Further details on session:  This session will explore who to engage with and when to do it, when considering applying for external funding. It will explain UCLan’s procedures for submitting a bid and explore funder specific guidelines.  You’ll learn that help is available to assist you with both the interpretation of funder rules and the actual submission to the funder and the session will include examples of electronic portal applications. Aims: To promote confidence in submitting a bid and provide…

Start: 10 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 10 March 2020 @ 2:30 pm

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Research Centre In Engineering – Seminar Series – Efficient reliability analysis on complex systems and application of sensor data fusion in machinery failure prediction.

March 2020


This session is hosted by Geng Feng and Ahmed Onsy from the Research Centre in Engineering.  The session will focus on efficient reliability analysis on complex systems and application of sensor data fusion in machinery failure prediction.    

Start: 11 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

End: 11 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

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REF Open #18 The Appeals within the Code of Practice

March 2020


A drop in session with the REF Team 11th March 2:00 pm – 3:30pm in Room BB142  Unlike previous REF exercises UCLan is only able to return staff with Significant Responsibility for Research (SRfR) and will not be selecting staff based on the quality or quantity of their outputs. This means that although a wider number of staff will be returned, not everyone will be part of the submission. As with all criteria and processes, SRfR is outlined within the…

Start: 11 March 2020 @ 3:30 pm

End: 11 March 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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STATS 1 Training – Graduate Research School

March 2020


Statistical concepts, probability, sampling and frequency distributions, erros and statistical power. Setting up data files, visualising data and choosing the right test. This short course is designed for researchers who have no background knowledge or experience of using statistics but who would nevertheless like to be able to perform some simple significance tests upon their data using SPSS. Significance testing is a powerful tool but it must be used carefully or it can lead to serious problems. Remember that you…

Start: 12 March 2020 @ 12:00 pm

End: 12 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Open Data Essentials for Researchers an Introduction

March 2020


Start: 16 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 16 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Research Centre in Engineering – Designing renewable energy systems

March 2020


This session is being hosted by the UCLan Research Centre in Engineering with Aikaterini Fragaki and Andrew Fsadni.  The session will focus on designing renewable energy systems and the use of nanofluids in helically coiled compact heat exchanges.

Start: 18 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

End: 18 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

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Becoming a Better Writer – Graduate Research School

March 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: 18 March 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 18 March 2020 @ 2:30 pm

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Open Access Essentials for Researchers

March 2020


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 and associated data can be…

Start: 18 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 18 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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

March 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: 18 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 18 March 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Writing your Literature Review – Graduate Research School

March 2020


Two processes are involved in written communication. The first, in your mind, is the selection of words to express your thoughts. The second, in the mind of the reader, is the conversion of written words into thoughts. The essential difficulty is in trying to ensure that the thoughts created in the mind of the reader are the same thoughts that were in your mind” (Robert Barrass, 1978, p.43. Scientists Must Write). With literature reviews acting as foundations for research, this…

Start: 23 March 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 23 March 2020 @ 12:30 pm

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IOSH Managing Safely (Three day course)

March 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: 24 March 2020 @ 9:00 am

End: 24 March 2020 @ 9:00 am

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Researcher Development Unit – Academic Research Induction Session

March 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: 24 March 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 24 March 2020 @ 11:00 am

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Research Centre in Engineering – Slope stability and cess pit drainage

March 2020


This session is being hosted by the UCLan Research Centre in Engineering with Paul Watson and Liben Jiang.  The session will focus on slope stability and Cess pit drainage and therm-oelectric coolers.

Start: 25 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

End: 25 March 2020 @ 12:00 am

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College of Professors and Readers Meetings

March 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: 25 March 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 25 March 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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The Lancashire Research Centre on Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) – Global Migration & multicultural society – foreign workers in South Korea

March 2020


This session is part of The Lancashire Research Centre on Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) seminar series for 2019-2020. This session will focus on “Global migration and multicultural society: foreign workers in South Korea” by Dr Hyanggye Lee (Hanyang University) (In collaboration with IKS in Adelphi Building lecture theatre no 4.

Start: 25 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 25 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

March 2020


Start: 25 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 25 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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April 2020

Research Centre in Engineering – Project management and BIM

April 2020


This session is being hosted by the UCLan Research Centre in Engineering with John Godfaurd and Kavi Partiv.  The session will focus on Project management, BIM, and smart materials for clean up of nuclear waste.

Start: 1 April 2020 @ 12:00 am

End: 1 April 2020 @ 12:00 am

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The Lancashire Research Centre on Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) – Tropical horror stories of resistance.

April 2020


This session is run by The Lancashire Research Centre on Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) and will focus on “Tropical horror stories of resistance – poisoning, Obeah and slave rebellion in Matthew Lewis’s Journal of a West India Proprietor” by Stephanie Volder (Aarhus University) The session will take place on 1st April, in Adelphi Buiding Lecture Theatre 4 from 2.00 p.m.- 3.00 p.m.  

Start: 1 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 1 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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

April 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 April 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 3 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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