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May 2020

Stress Reduction Techniques Workshop

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

29 May 2020 Stress Reduction Techniques This online* course focuses on developing anxiety-reducing and confidence building strategies to enhance the research experience.  The workshop will explore time management, group sharing, self-care, mindfulness and creative approaches to research using gamification, writing and research collation and creativity. Registration for this course will open soon.   ​Feedback from PGRs about this course at: ​SWWDTP (South, West and Wales Doctoral Training) Partnership (2019) reported a 22% increase in confidence in coping with stress as PGR…

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June 2020

You are not Prepared – Dr Maurice Duffy

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

DETAILS Date: Monday 8th June Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Microsoft Teams Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3rd June to derek.watson@sunderland.ac.uk. Download the application form.   PURPOSE The objective of this section is to outline the critical need for a New Mindset for New Times. Consumer and employee ‘Thinking and Behaviour’ will rapidly adapt to a “New Normal” based upon a range of individual and contextual characteristics. Our Physical, Social and Behavioural environments will become more fluid and blurred. We will…

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ADVANCED RESEARCH ETHICS – CANCELLED

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED OWING TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST FOR NEXT YEAR, PLEASE CONTACT US AT CONTACT.NINE@DURHAM.AC.UK   17 June 2020 ADVANCED RESEARCH ETHICS SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Wednesday 17th June 2020 TIMES 2 – 4pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE Short workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Understand the complex ethical issues associated with new methods of research, including covert methods, online techniques and…

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Creative Thinking in Research

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

25 June 2020 Creative Thinking in Research​ This online* course explores the art of creative thinking as a way to enhance research and its multi/interdisciplinary potential.  The focus is on using poetry and art as a way to enhance multidisciplinary thinking and networking.  At the end of the workshop there will be a pop-up exhibition. Registration for this course will open soon. ​ Feedback from PGR (Social Science and Arts backgrounds) students about this course at:  ​Cardiff University (2019) reported a 38%…

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E-Pomodoros: Writing Skills for Business Engagement

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

DETAILS Initial launch session: Date: Monday 29th June Time: 10am – 12pm Location: Microsoft Teams Deadline for applications: Monday 22nd June Download the application form. ABOUT “E-Pomodoros: Writing Skills for Business Engagement” is for social science doctoral students and early career researchers to develop writing skills relevant to: Inviting and engaging businesses in research Translating own research for business utilisation Securing bids for business engagement Planning the above to realistically integrate into demanding workloads. “E-Pomodoros” are an innovative adaptation of…

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July 2020

MEDIA TRAINING – CANCELLED

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED OWING TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST FOR NEXT YEAR, PLEASE CONTACT US AT CONTACT.NINE@DURHAM.AC.UK   3 July 2020 MEDIA TRAINING SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATES Friday 3rd July 2020 TIMES 10am – 4.30pm LOCATION Teesside University DELIVERY MODE One-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE To provide support and ideas for dealing with media of all kinds in communicating or disseminating research. RDF…

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Digital, Imaginative, and Bricolage Qualitative Research Design: A Pathway for Exploring Researcher Identity

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

DETAILS Date: Friday 3rd July Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Microsoft Teams Deadline for applications: Friday 26th June to derek.watson@sunderland.ac.uk Download the application form. PURPOSE This session will explore the concept of Researcher Identity using a qualitative bricolage methodological approach by embracing the debates around imagination and artful approaches for Professional Development (Armstrong, 2018). This session will present a range of imaginative qualitative research designs including: Auto ethnographic practices Reflexivity Arts based Reflexive Digital Bricolage The primary focus of the…

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Design and Analysis of Simple Surveys for Researchers and Small Business

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

DETAILS Date: Wednesday 8th July Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Microsoft Teams Deadline for applications: Wednesday 1st July to derek.watson@sunderland.ac.uk Download the application form. LEARNING OUTCOMES This session will present a range of imaginative qualitative research designs including: Auto ethnographic practices Reflexivity Arts based Reflexive Digital Bricolage At the end of this session participants will be able to: Design simple surveys using well established measurement tools, that can answer specific research questions Identify common errors in the design and development…

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Imagining Better Education

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Durham University,

9-10 July 2020 IMAGINING BETTER EDUCATION   PGR Education Conference (School of Education, Durham) We are pleased to announce the 3rdPGRconference in the School of Education. A unique conference of its kind specifically for postgraduate researchers with a link to education. Call for abstracts opens on the 3rd of February 2020: Submit a 200-word abstract by the 20th of April to take part. Registerfor free via our Eventbrite page with your name and email address at https://tinyurl.com/rg7zcuw. Email abstracts and…

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Free Analysis Software for Researchers and Small Business

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

DETAILS Date: Thursday 9th July Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Microsoft Teams Deadline for applications: Thursday 2nd July to derek.watson@sunderland.ac.uk Download the application form. PURPOSE Small-medium Enterprises (SMEs) are often required to analyse and visualise data as part of their core business, but commercial packages such as SPSS, SAS and Stata can be very expensive, especially when multiple copies are required. The aim of this seminar is to introduce both researchers and businesses to alternative packages that are far cheaper…

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