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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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

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

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

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)

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

Introduction to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Induction)

HUMRR003

Date: 30-09-2016 | Time:
Session Leader: Dr. Matthew Sillence

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 3
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To gain an understanding of how research in the humanities is supported at UEA and what students are expected to achieve. 2. To gain an understanding of how students develop as researchers. 3. To be aware of the facilities available at UEA for support.

Research Development Framework: A1|B2|B3|C1
Stage of Research: (None)

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

Getting Started with EndNote: A Basic Introduction

FMH2RA1Y

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

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To become competent in Information Literacy in the digital age

Research Development Framework: A2|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Embracing the Unknown: The Practicalities of Field Research Abroad

HUMPR054

Date: 05-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Rania Jaber
Date: 10-05-2017 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Rania Jaber

Topic: Communication skills

Credit Value: 2
Gained By: Attendance and participation at each day of the event.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Understand risk assessment in fieldwork and how to prepare to work in unfamiliar environments. - Understand ethical issues relating to working with human participants and institutions. - Develop interpersonal and communication skills and cultural sensitivity.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1|B2|B3|C1|C2|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

What Should a Literature Review Do?

CCETR07Y

Date: 10-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 20-01-2017 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 26-10-2016 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-02-2017 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Ability to recognise and validate problems. - Original, independent and critical thinking, and the ability to develop theoretical concepts. - Ability to critically analyse and evaluate one's findings and those of others. - Show a broad understanding of the context in which the research takes place. - Write clearly and in a style appropriate to purpose. - Construct coherent arguments and articulate ideas clearly to a range of audiences.

Research Development Framework: A3|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Using SPSS for Statistical Analysis

CCETR24Y

Date: 10-10-2016 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 30-01-2017 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To introduce students to the statistical software package SPSS - To provide students with a basic introduction to issues of data entry, data handling and data analysis in SPSS

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

Introductory session in the laboratory for demonstrators in BIO

SCI9RD7Y

Date: 10-10-2016 | Time: 11:00 am
Session Leader: Ms. Kathryn Barrie

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register and reflective report.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.To explore the responsibilities of a demonstrator. 2.To raise awareness of health and safety issues relating to laboratory practical classes. 3.To highlight good practice. 4.To prepare you for your role as a demonstrator. 5.To increase your confidence in working as a demonstrator.

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B2|B3|C1|D1
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Applying for Postdoctoral Research Posts

HUMHR038

Date: 11-10-2016 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt
Date: 02-05-2017 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Jeremy Schildt

Topic: Research ethics/governance

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

* Understanding of the postdoctoral research funding environment * Awareness of ways of keeping up to date with postdoctoral funding opportunities * Awareness of the steps involved in preparing an application for postdoctoral research posts

Research Development Framework: B3|C3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Effective Academic Applications

CCETRC2Y

Date: 11-10-2016 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Suzanne Walker
Date: 31-01-2017 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Dr. Suzanne Walker

Topic: Widening horizons

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Identify appropriate roles for your career stage in teaching and research in Higher Education - 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

Research Development Framework: A2|A3|B1|C2|D2
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Methodologies 1

HUMRR001

Date: 12-10-2016 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 4.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To develop an understanding of methodological and conceptual issues across the humanities and the ability to position one's own research topic among them. 2. To develop skills in debate, analysis, group work and develop contacts with researchers in other disciplines.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Teaching and marking mathematics (hosted by the School of Mathematics)

SCI5RA2Y

Date: 12-10-2016 | Time: 1:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Vanessa Miemietz

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attending and participating in the session.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

To develop good skills in teaching and marking mathematics.

Research Development Framework: B1|C1|D1|D2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Methodologies 2

HUMRR005

Date: 12-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sanna Inthorn

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To develop an understanding of methodological and conceptual issues across the humanities and the ability to position one's own research topic among them 2. To develop skills in debate, analysis, group work and develop contacts with researchers in other disciplines

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|C2|D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Engaging with Heritage Organisations

HUMER009

Date: 13-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Spooner

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

* Understanding of the heritage industries * Insights into how academics work with the heritage sector which can be applied to individual research projects

Research Development Framework: D3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Improving Your Use of Microsoft Excel

SCI2RC5Y

Date: 14-10-2016 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Knock
Date: 28-04-2017 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Mr. Dave Knock

Topic: Information skills

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

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

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

A Guide to Better HE Teaching: Preparation, Organising and Delivery

CCETRD2Y

Date: 14-10-2016 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Expanding your experience

Credit Value: 1
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To outline a number of the difficulties involved in HE teaching. - To provide clear strategies for the preparation, organisation and delivery of lectures and seminars. - To consider issues of assessment in HE and to demonstrate the principles of module and course design. - To facilitate improvement and to ensure quality in the HE teaching of attending PGR students.

Research Development Framework: A3|B1|B3|C1|D1
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD