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June 2020

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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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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IOSH Managing Safely (Three day course)

June 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: 23 June 2020 @ 9:00 am

End: 25 June 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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July 2020

WEBINAR – RELATIONSHIP & EVENT DRIVEN RESEARCH

July 2020


Wednesday 1st July 2020 11:00-11:30am Relationship and event driven surveys are both vital tools in customer research. Organisations often make the mistake of committing to one or the other, or attempt the bad compromise of doing both in a single survey. A well designed research programme, including a mix of both surveys types, gives more actionability at an event level and richer behavioural insights at a relationship level. In this webinar we look at the pros and cons of each…

Start: 1 July 2020 @ 11:00 am

End: 1 July 2020 @ 11:30 am

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Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining conceptual coding, synthesising insights & working with larger data sets with NVivo plus

July 2020


Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining Conceptual Coding, Synthesising Insights and working with larger data sets with NVivo Plus Note: Am and PM sessions can be booked separately, however attending the full day is recommended. Workshop outline This session focusses on advanced features of NVivo Plus. The topics are guided by the project analysis needs and requests of participants and demonstration and exploration of potential features including: Building queries to explore complex topics Using framework matrices to synthesise data Working with…

Start: 3 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 3 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Introduction to Research Ethics

July 2020


In this session we will examine and discuss: The reasons why research is subject to ethical review. The fundamental ethical principles governing research at UCLan, and internationally. Issues and challenges in the application of the these principles Specific provisions governing work with vulnerable groups, handling and storage of data etc. In the second half of the session there will be an opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, by reviewing some real-life examples of ethically problematic research. This…

Start: 3 July 2020 @ 2:00 pm

End: 3 July 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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Finding Funding

July 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: 8 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 8 July 2020 @ 11:30 am

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Research Integrity & Ethics Training

July 2020


Start: 9 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 9 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining conceptual coding, synthesising insights & working with larger data sets with NVivo plus

July 2020


Advanced NVivo Plus – Refining Conceptual Coding, Synthesising Insights and working with larger data sets with NVivo Plus Note: Am and PM sessions can be booked separately, however attending the full day is recommended. Workshop outline This session focusses on advanced features of NVivo Plus. The topics are guided by the project analysis needs and requests of participants and demonstration and exploration of potential features including: Building queries to explore complex topics Using framework matrices to synthesise data Working with…

Start: 10 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 10 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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IOSH Managing Safely (Three day course)

July 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: 14 July 2020 @ 9:00 am

End: 16 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Finding Literature – Graduate Research School

July 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: 15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Obtaining Ethical Approval – Graduate Research School

July 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: 15 July 2020 @ 10:00 am

End: 15 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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College of Professors and Readers Meetings

July 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: 16 July 2020 @ 1:00 pm

End: 16 July 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Writing your Literature Review – Graduate Research School

July 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: 16 July 2020 @ 1:30 pm

End: 16 July 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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Thesis Construction – Graduate Research School

July 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: 23 July 2020 @ 9:30 am

End: 23 July 2020 @ 12:30 pm

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