Researchers' Development Days 2011-12
In addition to the departmental and school support you have for your research activities there is also centrally provided support. Last year we provided two all day Researchers' Development Days: 23rd November 2011 and 4th May 2012. Plus two half day Research Skills Workshops to explore the online modules and other resources, on the 19th October 2011and then 21st March 2012.
Spring Researchers' Development Day
---Friday 4th May 2012---
The Researchers' Development Day is a one day conference which aims to help researchers gain new skills and gives them the opportunity to network with staff from across the institution. Sessions covered a variety of topics aimed to help with the process of developing and disseminating research. Topics included: writing an effective CV; questionnaire design; preparing for your Viva examination; writing a successful research funding bid. The event also included a plenary session from Professor Jo Wood, winner of the Spotlight on Research prize, as well as a panel debate which discussed the motion: "In an academically excellent university, how does research inform teaching?"
Access Online Research Skills material now
These modules have been developed through a collaboration of several universities and are available on Moodle for all research and academic staff and for those undertaking doctoral studies. They are published by Epigeum (a global consortium of experts have contributed) and cover topics such as managing your supervisor, doing a literature review and ethical approval.
Epigeum - Research Skills Online, look under the Learning Development Centre category on your Moodle home page to find the online modules.
Past Researcher Workshop
Research Skills Workshop: 19th October 2011, 1pm to 5pm
Autumn Researchers' Development Day: 23 November 2011
The development day which will include sessions on:
· Preparing your Viva
· Managing a research team
· Getting media publicity for your research
A welcome and introduction will be given by Professor Sir Paul Curran on the subject of Research at City. There will also be several plenary sessions including one on the subject: 'REF: what is it and what does it mean for the individual researcher?' given by Jo Bradford, Director of Research at City.