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February 2021

Working in Interdisciplinary Ways

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

9 February 2021 10:00 – 12:30 GMT 'Working in Interdisciplinary Ways' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this participative, graphically-facilitated workshop, we will explore different approaches to interdiscipinary research and focus on relationship-building, core principles and overcoming issues. You will first frame your own research in terms of outcomes, opportunities and audiences. We’ll then consider how different kinds of interdisciplinary or ‘cross-disciplinary’ methods and practice – interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary – relate to collaborative skills and approaches and capture a…

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CV Builder

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

10 & 11 Feb 2021 19:30 – 20:45 GMT 'CV Builder' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand how to develop relevant experience and demonstrate competencies by working through individual and group activities to identify approaches for different careers paths, explore different kinds of CV and how to find helpful resources. (Note: this session is a good follow on from the ‘employability skills’ workshop). We’ll look at examples of chronological, skills-based, academic, project-based and portfolio CVs…

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How to Plan

February 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

18 February 2021 19:15 – 20:45 GMT 'How to Plan' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this session we’ll work through a practical and graphic glucard™ quick plan tool that will help you to capture key aspects to create an effective plan that will adapt to different scales of project from your PhD as a whole to fieldwork, writing up, dissemination or activities such as designing and delivering public engagement. (Note: this session is a good follow on from…

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Breaking Down ‘Imposter Syndrome’

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

22 & 23 Feb 2021 19:30 – 20:45 GMT 'Breaking Down "Imposter Syndrome"' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event If you often attribute your success to luck and discount the significance of your successes then these beliefs could be described as the ‘Imposter Phenomenon’. This workshop will provide some context / a brief overview of the phenomenon, common beliefs and behaviours that can characterise it, and discuss reasons why we might feel this way in different circumstances, particularly in the context of…

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March 2021

Co-Producing Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

3 March 2021 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Co-Producing Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this workshop we will define ‘co-production’, look at different approaches to co-producing public engagement and knowledge exchange, and consider how to maximise the potential of your co-produced research outcomes. KE is the transfer of ideas, research, expertise or skills between higher education and the private, public or third sector or communities. PE describes the ways in which higher…

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How to Sharpen Your Creative Thinking Skills

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

9 March 2021 14:00 – 16:15 GMT \'How to Sharpen Your Creative Thinking Skills\' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event Creative thinking is a valuable and sought-after transferable skill and a great way to overcome obstacles you might face in your research and during your PhD experience. Creative thinking enables you to consider things in new ways. We’ll look at different kinds of creative thinking skills – such as problem-solving, communication, analytical skills, lateral thinking, flexibility and adaptability…

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How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Podcasts with Media Players International

March 17 @ 9:15 am - March 18 @ 1:00 pm

17 & 18 March, 2021 9:30 - 13:00 GMT About This workshop run by two ex-BBC journalists and experienced programme-makers will give you the skills to create effective and engaging podcasts about your research. Podcasts are the most accessible “windows” to view your university through, and yours need to reflect the quality of your institution. What strikes us about university podcasts is that although the production quality is important, it is the communication skills of the podcaster, and his or…

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April 2021

Effective Networking

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

20 April 2021 14:00 – 16:15 BST 'Effective Networking' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event Participative workshop where you will identify skills and share strategies for effective networking – particularly virtual networking – and be introduced to practical tools to enhance your networking approach. We’ll explore the purpose of networking and look at it in the context of building relationships. You will practice tools and techniques and create a personal glucard™ network route map to capture your…

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Systematic Review

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW SUITABLE FOR All researchers DATE Thurs 22nd April 2021 TIMES 1pm - 3pm LOCATION Virtual DELIVERY MODE Online half-day workshop AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF COURSE Learn how to use systematic review techniques in research DESCRIPTION OF COURSE Using rigorous methods to produce a comprehensive, unbiased synthesis of relevant research, the quality of systematic review depends on which methods are followed to minimise risk of error and bias during the process. Rigorous methods distinguish systematic reviews from traditional reviews. Professor Sharon…

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Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

27 & 28 Apr 2021 19:30 – 20:45 BST 'Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this workshop we will identify a range of different challenges you may face during your PhD research experience and ways you can generate more positive outcomes. Working through graphic glucard™ tools individually and in small groups, we will look at how to harness or develop key skills such as self awareness, expectation management and learned…

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