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November 2020

Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12 November 2020 15.00-16.00 Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants will learn about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections using our online resource discovery tools, and how to register to access datasets…

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Online Collaboration: Some Principles

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

17 November 2020 10:30 – 12:00 GMT 'Online Collaboration: Some Principles' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This session will focus on key principles and approaches of collaborating online, highlight useful features and further resources and give you the chance to play with a couple of options so that you can see how they might work for you firsthand. In particular, we’ll take a look at the potential of tools such as Zoom Whiteboard, Google docs, Google…

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Design-Thinking for Business Engagement Workshop

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

18th November, 2020 13:00 – 16:00 GMT Location: Online via Zoom or Teams Deadline for applications: Friday 6th November to charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk Download the application form. ABOUT Design Thinking is a creative problem solving process which aims to better understand the end-user, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions. It is most frequently used in the development of interactive systems. However it can be applied more broadly to a range of other disciplines or services. Understanding people is at the…

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Online Collaboration: Some Principles

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

18 November 2020 14:30 – 16:00 GMT 'Online Collaboration: Some Principles' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This session will focus on key principles and approaches of collaborating online, highlight useful features and further resources and give you the chance to play with a couple of options so that you can see how they might work for you firsthand. In particular, we’ll take a look at the potential of tools such as Zoom Whiteboard, Google docs, Google…

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Finding and Accessing Data in the UK Data Service

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19 November 2020 Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service 19 November 2020 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 GMT This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about finding data from the UK Data Service. Participants will be given a practical overview of the tools that the service provides, particularly our data catalogue to help you to make the most of your data searches. We will discuss best approaches to searching data and how to…

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Cybersecurity Concerns for Business Engagement

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

25 November, 2020 13:00 – 16:00 GMT Location: Online via Zoom or Teams Deadline for applications: Friday 13th November to charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk Download the application form. PURPOSE Cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially in recent years and are a growing concerned for both large and small business enterprises.   As more companies engage in digitisation programmes they may, unwittingly, make themselves vulnerable to cyber-attacks.  Engaging in safe and secure online behaviours is at the heart of this process and this half day workshop…

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Essential Project Manager

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

25 November 2020 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Essential Project Manager' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This facilitated workshop will help you understand ways a suite of ‘soft’ skills – such as problem-solving, communication and managing conflict and risk – will help you achieve your project outcomes and create as smooth a journey as possible. You will work through individual and group glucard™ activities to understand relevant skills, assess and identify strengths and areas for development, identify…

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Delivery Skills with Duncan Yellowlees

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

26 November, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 GMT About the Event How you present is as important, if not more, than what you say! This session will help you get it right and show the audience exactly what you need to get your message across. *Body language *Vocal use *Emotional projection and actioning *Techniques for dealing with nerves *A story about a drippy pipe   To sign up for this event, please follow this link.

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Key Issues in Reusing Data

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

26 November 2020 Webinar: Key issues in reusing data 26 November 2020 Online, 15.00 - 16.00 GMT Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The introductory session will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics will be raised. This session is more conceptual than…

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December 2020

Working with Policy Makers

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

7 December 2020 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Working with Policy Makers' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand policy drivers for engaging with research and explore techniques for framing your engagement in order to influence. A focus will be on approaches to communication and dissemination – specifically ‘messaging’, developing briefing, and options for communication channels – mindful of the present context and policymakers’ priorities. Working individually and in small groups you’ll use a graphic glucard™…

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