PPD modules available to UEA postgraduate research students PPD modules available to UEA postgraduate research students

In an online application you may be asked to include an assessment of your training needs in your research proposal/research statement. Even if not, you may wish to include training needs assessment in your personal statement. Here you will find the current directory of personal and professional development modules available to UEA postgraduate research students.

You may find it helpful to browse this as a guide to training that our current research students undertake during their degrees. You may also wish to quote the titles of particular modules that you think would support your academic, personal or professional development.

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Effective Academic Applications

FMH2RB9Y

Date: 13-10-2015 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Suzanne Walker
Date: 02-02-2016 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Isla Fay

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

#Personal and Professional Development aims: #Identify appropriate roles for your career stage in teaching and research in Higher Education. #Understand your strengths and weaknesses as a researcher and/or teacher. #Build strategies for networking with peers and senior academics. #Compare your profile with those of successful early career academics. #Learn how to interpret a job description and tailor your application in a way that will get you to interview. #Save yourself time and succeed with fewer applications.

Research Development Framework: B1|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Improving Your Use of Word

FMH2RD1Y

Date: 15-10-2015 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Steve Oldfield
Date: 24-02-2016 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Mr. Steve Oldfield

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To effectively use a software package to its full potential and aid efficiency.

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Basic Principles of Experimental Research

CCETR25Y

Date: 23-10-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Chidiebere Ogbonnaya
Date: 12-02-2016 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To provide students with a basic grounding in the principles and concepts of experimental research

Research Development Framework: A1|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Data Management in Health Research

FMH2RB4Y

Date: 23-10-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Anthony Dyer

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To enhance your awareness of technical issues in the safe handling, storage and disposal of research data.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Effective Academic Interviews

FMH2RB0Y

Date: 03-11-2015 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Suzanne Walker

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

#Identify strong, structured answers to common interview questions #Practice your own responses in a non-judgemental setting #Listen to the experiences of others #Formulate a strategy to help you prepare for the day itself.

Research Development Framework: B1|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Data Protection

FMH2RB5Y

Date: 12-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer
Date: 25-02-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To familiarise attendees with the basics of data protection under the Act. 2. To inform attendees of the obligations of UEA with regard to the handling of information under the Act. 3. To inform attendees of the rights of 'owners' of data covered by the Act. 4. To provide information on UEA data protection policy and how this might impact on work and practices.

Research Development Framework: B2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Writing for Publication and Maximising Impact

FMH5RC1Y

Date: 12-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Antony Arthur

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By:


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To increase your understanding of the publication process. To provide guidance on submitting your work for publication and responding to peer reviewers and editors. To provide guidance on the best place to publish your work with the maximum impact.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2
Stage of Research: (None)

An Introduction to Intellectual Property in the Health Sciences

FMH5RCY

Date: 12-11-2015 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof James Gazzard

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To understand what intellectual property is. 2. To be able to identify the various forms of intellectual property rights.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|B2|B3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Freedom of Information

FMH1RA6Y

Date: 19-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer
Date: 03-03-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To familiarise attendees with the Act. 2. To inform attendees of the obligations of UEA regarding the handling of requests received under the Act. 3. To inform attendees of implications for work and practices arising from the Act.

Research Development Framework: C1|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Social Sciences and E-Resouces: Which Database?

CCETRD7Y

Date: 23-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Miss Carly Sharples

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve competence in literature sourcing skills - To developing the student's knowledge base - To gain confidence and expertise in the information sources within Social Science.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|B1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Careers Beyond Academia: Interview Success

FMH5RC6Y

Date: 24-11-2015 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Suzanne Walker

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

#To help students prepare more effectively for interviews of all types #To improve students' confidence in their interview performance

Research Development Framework: B1|B3|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Copyright

SCI4RA7Y

Date: 26-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer
Date: 10-03-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop an understanding of issues relating to the rights of other researchers.

Research Development Framework: C1|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Copyright

FMH4RA3Y

Date: 26-11-2015 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer
Date: 10-03-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Palmer

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To develop an understanding of issues relating to the rights of other researchers. 2. To familiarise attendees with basics of UK copyright law. 3. To inform attendees of UEA licences and coverage there under. 4. To highlight the implications for work and practices arising from law and UEA licences.

Research Development Framework: A1|C1
Stage of Research: (None)

Creating Effective Poster Presentations

FMH3RA2Y

Date: 05-01-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Colin Kay

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Increased awareness of how to communicate research clearly via an effective poster presentation. 2. As preparation for the opportunities to contribute a poster at the FMH Student Conference and the UEA Showcase Poster Presentation.

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Computational and Systems Biology - BBSRC DTP students only

SCI5RA8Y

Date: 05-02-2016 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader:

Topic: (None)

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework:
Stage of Research: (None)

The Place for Service Evaluation

FMH2RC6Y

Date: 10-03-2016 | Time: 12:00 pm
Session Leader: Ms. Susan Campbell

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Develop an understanding of service evaluation methods in health.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Starting a Business

FMH5RC9Y

Date: 16-03-2016 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof James Gazzard

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Explore the motivations for becoming an entrepreneur. 2. Be able to identify what forms of social enterprise your business could take. 3. Align entrepreneurship with your career objectives.

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B2|B3|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

The Cohort Study

FMH2RC4Y

Date: 20-05-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Paul Hunter

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. State the purpose, strengths and limitations of randomised controlled trials in health research. 2. Critically appraise a published paper reporting on a randomised controlled trial. 3. Outline the study design of a randomised controlled trial to answer a particular question.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Supervising project students

SCI1RB8Y

Date: 27-09-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Prof Maria O'Connell

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To raise awareness of the needs of the project student. 2. To identify the elements of good supervision. 3. To show how to supervise effectively whilst progressing your own research. 4. To indicate the benefits of supervising project students..

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

FMH PGR INDUCTION

FMHTR22Y

Date: 30-09-2016 | Time: 9:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price
Date: 04-01-2017 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price
Date: 04-04-2017 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price
Date: 04-07-2017 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 3
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

Research Development Framework: A1|B2|B3|C1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

PPD Overview (Intro for new students)

CCETR0AY

Date: 03-10-2016 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 09-01-2017 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students understand the importance of training in the context of a PhD - To help students understand the expectations for training at UEA - To enable students to identify training of importance to their own needs - To help students understand the research credit system at UEA and to enable them to claim credits effectively - To introduce students to the UEA Careers Service and to their dedicated PGR Careers Advisor.

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

SSF Induction Event

CCETR00Y

Date: 03-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 09-01-2017 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To orient new students relative to the PhD process and to highlight important steps/timelines in their first 12 - 18 months of study - To consider the process of PhD supervision and to ascertain the students' expectations in relation to that process

Research Development Framework: C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Project Managing the PhD Process

CCETR09Y

Date: 04-10-2016 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Fiona Lettice
Date: 10-01-2017 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Fiona Lettice

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Gain an understanding of the nature of the PhD in the UK - Be able to appreciate the importance of planning and goal setting - Effective planning and realistic goal setting - Managing your time to facilitate the timely completion of your PhD.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B2|C1|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Using information skills at UEA

FMH2RA6Y

Date: 04-10-2016 | Time: 12:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. William Jones
Date: 03-05-2017 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Mr. William Jones

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Learn how to filter and organise research results, save and retrieve searches - Learn how to use index and citation databases such as Medline/Scopus to retrieve information - This session will also cover how to link to full-text of articles and to print resources in local and national libraries using link resolver software (SFX), and explore how to save searches/search results and export research results for future retrieval.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1|B2|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Research Ethics

CCETR08Y

Date: 04-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 10-01-2017 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To make you think about ethical issues relative to your own research project - To introduce the concept of ethics, the UEA Research Ethics Policy and your responsibilities/obligations relative to the latter - To help you think and operate as an ethical researcher - To highlight five important ethical issues for consideration: Informed Consent: Deception; Debriefing; Confidentiality/Anonymity; and Protection from Harm - To highlight a range of ethical issues across the life cycle of a research project

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research