Workshops and Booking

How to Book

To book your place on a workshop please click on the date and time of the workshop you wish to attend from the list below. You will be directed to an independent booking site and will be required to enter your full name and student email address to reserve your place.  If a course is full please email skillstraining@swansea.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list. 

Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Courses at Swansea are mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. Vitae is an independent professional body which sets standards for researcher development and training. The RDF describes the knowledge, skills, behaviours and personal qualities of researchers and encourages them to aspire to excellence through achieving higher levels of development. Details of where a particular workshop fits into the RDF are provided on its booking page.

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Workshops available September 2017 - June 2018

Course by date

 
                     JANUARY COURSES  
Date     Course Title Training Theme
11 January 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Managing Information and Data
17 January 10.00 - 13.00 Preparing to Study Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
23 January 10.00 - 13.00 3 Minute Thesis Information and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
23 January 13.00 - 16.00 Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint Presentation and Public Engagement
24 January 14.00 - 16.00 Finding and Applying for Research Funding Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
24 January 13.30 - 16.30 Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
29th January 10.00 - 13.00 A Crash Course in Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
30 January 13.00 - 16.00 Engaging and Professional PowerPoint Presentations Presentation and Public Engagement
31 January 09.30 - 16.30 Chemical Risk Assessment - Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
31 January 10.00 - 13.00 Data Visualisation Research Methods and Project Management
     
                   FEBRUARY COURSES  
01 February 9.30 - 12.30 How to Market your Skills Career Planning and Progress
01 February 13.30 - 16.30 Creating the Vision and Taking the Leap Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
02 February 14.00 - 15.30 EndNote Managing Information and Data
05 February 09.00 - 10.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
06 February - 10.00 - 13.00 A Kick Start Guide to Python Programming Research Methods and Project Management
06 February 10.00 - 13.00 3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
06 February 16.00 - 17.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
07 February 9.30 - 11.30 Managing the Risks from Cryogenic Gases Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
07 February 11.00 - 12.00 Accessing Research Information from Archives Managing Information and Data
08 February 9.30 - 12.30 How to Plan your PhD Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 February 13.30 - 16.30 The Balanced Researcher Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 February 14.00 - 15.00 Using Altmetrics to Explore Research Impact Academic Writing
08 February 14.00 - 15.30 Advanced EndNote Managing Information and Data
09 February 9.30 - 12.30 The 7 Secrets of Successful PhD Students Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
09 February 10.00 - 11.00 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Theses Managing Information and Data
09 February 09.00 - 10.30 EndNote Managing Information and Data
10 February 10.00 - 16.00 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day Managing Information and Data
12 February 10.00 - 13.00 N.Vivo Research Methods and Project Management
13 February 10.00 - 13.00 3 Minute Thesis Information and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
13 February 09.00 - 10.00 Working Smarter; Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you Time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
13 February 10.00 - 11.30 Research Ethics Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
15 February 13.00 - 14.00  Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
15 February 17.00 - 18.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
19 February 14.00 - 15.00 Accidents Happen: How to make sure you don't inadvertently plagiarize Academic Writing
20 February 17.00 - 18.30 Better Literature Reviews; Finding Smarter  Academic Writing
20 February 14.00 - 17.00 Discourse Analysis Training Research Methods and Project Management
21 February 14.00 - 16.00 Protecting your Intellectual Property Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
22 February 11.00 - 12.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness

27 February 16.00 - 17.30

Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
28 February 10.00 - 11.30 Research Involving the use of Animals (Animals and Scientific Procedures Act) Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
28 February 9.30 - 12.00 Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Awareness Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
     
                   MARCH COURSES  
01 March 10.00 - 13.00 Leadership for Researchers Leadership and Working with Others
01 March 09.00 - 10.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
01 March 15.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
02 March 9.30 - 12.30  Writing up Qualitative Data Academic Writing
03 March 9.30 - 15.30 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day Managing Information and Data
05 March 15.30 - 17.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
06 March 14.00 - 16.30 Advanced Statistics in R Research Methods and Project Management
07 March 09.00 - 10.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 March 10.00 - 11.30 Using Scanning Electron Microscopy Research Methods and Project Management
09 March 10.00 - 11.30 How to Publish your First Journal Article Academic Writing
09 March 09.00 - 10.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
12 March 11.00 - 12.00 Getting a Book Published Academic Writing
13 March 10.00 - 13.00 Data Analytics with Python Research Methods and Project Management
13 March 13.00 - 16.00 Qualitative Data Gathering Research Methods and Project Management
14 March 11.00 - 12.30 Managing and Sharing Research Data Managing Information and Data
14 March 17.00 - 18.30 Better Literature Reviews; Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
15 March 09.00 - 10.30 EndNote Managing Information and Data
16 March 09.00 - 10.00 Better literature Reviews; Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
19 March 10.00 - 13.00 LaTeX Research Methods and Project Management

 

Courses by training theme

 Managing Information and Data

Course Title Date
Library Tour 11 January 10.00 - 11.30
EndNote 02 February 14.00 - 15.30
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research  05 February 09.00 - 10.30
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 06 February 16.00 - 17.00
Accessing Resarch Information from Archives 07 February 11.00 - 12.00
Advanced EndNote 08 February 14.00 - 15.30
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Theses 09 February 10.00 - 11.00
EndNote 09 February 09.00 - 10.30
Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day 10 February 10.00 - 16.00
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 27 February 16.00 - 17.30
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 01 March 09.00 - 10.00
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 01 March 15.00 - 16.00
Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day 03 March 09.30 - 15.30
EndNote 05 March 15.30 - 17.00
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 14 March 17.00 - 18.30
Managing and Sharing Research Data 14 March 11.00 - 12.30
EndNote 15 March 09.00 - 10.30
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 16 March 09.00 - 10.00

 

 Presentation and Public Engagement

Course Title

Date

Famelab Training and Information Session 09 January 12.00 - 14.30   
Famelab Training and Information Session 10 January 12.00 - 14.30  
3 Minute thesis Information and Training Session  23 January 10.00 - 13.00
Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint 23 January 13.00 - 16.00
Engaging and Professional PowerPoint Presentations 30 January 13.00 - 16.00
3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session  06 February 10.00 - 13.00
3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session  13 February 10.00 - 13.00

  

 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness

Course Title Date
How to Plan your PhD 08 February 9.30 - 12.30
The Balanced Researcher 08 February 13.30 - 16.30   
The 7 Secrets of Successful PhD Students 09 February 9.30 - 12.30
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 13 February 09.00 - 10.00
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time  22 February 11.00 - 12.00    
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 07 March 09.00 - 10.00

 

 Leadership and Working with Others

Course Title Date
 Leadership for Researchers                                                 01 March 10.00 - 13.00 

  

 Academic Writing

Course Title Date
Using Altmetrics to Explore Research Impact  08 February 14.00 - 15.00    
Accidents Happen: How to Make sure you don't Inadvertently Plagiarise 19 February 14.00 - 15.00
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter 20 February 17.00 - 18.30     
Writing up Qualitative Data 02 March 9.30 - 12.30

How to Publish your First Journal Article

09 March 10.00 - 11.30
Getting a Book Published 12 March 11.00 - 12.00

 

 Research Methods and Project Management

Course Title                                                                  Date
Preparing to Study Statistics 17th January 10.00 - 13.00
A Crash Course in Statistics 29 January 10.00 - 13.00
Data Visualisation 31 January 10.00 - 13.00
A Kick Start Guide to Python Programming 06 February 10.00 - 13.00
N.Vivo 12 February 12.00 - 13.00
Discourse Analysis

20 February 14.00 - 17.00

Advanced Statistics in R 06 March 14.00 - 16.30
Using Scanning Electron Microscopy 08 March 10.00 - 11.30
Qualitative Data Gathering 13 March 13.00 - 16.00
Data Analytics with Python 13 March 10.00 - 13.00
LaTeX 19 March 10.00 - 13.00

 

 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics

Course Title Date
Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability 24 January 13.30 - 16.30 
Chemical Risk Assessment - Laboratory Users 31 January 09.30 - 16.30
Managing the Risks from Cryogenic Gases 07 February 09.30 - 11.30
Research Ethics 13 February 10.00 - 11.30
Respiratory Protective Equipment Awareness 28 February 9.30 - 12.00
Research Involving the Use of Animals  28 February 10.00 - 11.30

 

 Career Planning and Progress

Course Title Date
How to Market your Skills 01 February 9.30 - 12.30
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 15 February 13.00 - 14.00
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile   15 February 17.00 - 18.00
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile   09 March 09.00 - 10.00 

 

 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen  

Course Title Date
Finding and Applying for Research Funding  24 January 14.00 - 16.00
Creating the Vision and Taking the Leap: Values for Career Planning 01 February 13.30 - 16.30
Protecting your Intellectual Property 21 February 14.00 - 16.00

Courses by campus

SINGLETON CAMPUS COURSES:

Date and Time  Course Title  Training Theme
11 January, 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Managing Information and Data
17 January, 10.00 - 13.00 Preparing to Study Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
23 January, 13.00 - 16.00 Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint Presentation and Public Engagement
23 January, 10.00 - 13.00 3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
24 January, 14.00 - 16.00 Finding and Applying for Research Funding Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
24 January, 13.30 - 16.30 Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
29th January, 10.00 - 13.00 A Crash Course in Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
30th January, 13.00 - 16.00 Engaging and Professional PowerPoint Presentations Presentation and Public Engagement
31st January, 09.30 - 16.30 Chemical risk Assessment - Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
31st January, 10.00 - 13.00 Data Visualisation Research Methods and Project Management
01 February, 9.30 - 12.30 How to Market your Skills  Career Planning and Progress
01 February, 13.30 - 16.30 Creating the Vision and Taking the Leap: Values for Career Planning Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
02 February, 14.00 - 15.30 EndNote Managing Information and Data
06 February, 10.00 - 13.00 A Kick Start Guide to Python Programming Research Methods and Project Management
07 February, 9.30 - 11.30 Managing the Risks from Cryogenic Gases Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
07 February, 11.00 - 12.00 Accessing Research Information from Archives Managing Information and Data
08 February, 9.30 - 12.30 How to Plan your PhD Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 February, 13.30 - 16.30 The Balanced Researcher Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 February, 14.00 - 15.00 Using Altmetrics to Explore Research Impact Academic Writing
08 February, 14.00 - 15.30 Advanced EndNote Managing Information and Data
09 February, 9.30 - 12.30 7 Secrets of Successful PhD Students Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
09 February, 10.00 - 11.00 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Theses Managing Information and Data
10 February, 10.00 - 16.00 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day Research Methods and Project Management
12 February, 10.00 - 13.00 N.Vivo Research Methods and Project Management
13 February, 10.00 - 13.00 3 Minute Thesis Competition and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
13 February, 10.00 - 11.30 Research Ethics Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
15 February, 13.00 - 14.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
19 February, 14.00 - 15.00 Accidents Happen: How to make sure you don't indadvertently plagiarise Academic Writing
20 February, 14.00 - 17.00 Discourse Analysis Training Research Methods and Project Management
21 February, 14.00 - 16.00 Protecting your Intellectual Property Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
22 February, 11.00 - 12.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
28 February, 10.00 - 11.30 Research Involving the Use of Animals (Animals and Scientific Procedures Act) Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
28 February, 9.30 - 12.00 Respiratory Protective Equpiment (RPE) Awareness Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
01 March, 10.00 - 13.00 Leadership for Researchers Leadership and Working with Others
01 March, 15.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data

02 March, 9.30 - 12.30

Writing up Qualitative Data Academic Writing
06 March, 14.00 - 16.30 Advanced Statistics in R Research Methods and Project Management
08 March, 10.00 - 11.30 Using Scanning Electron Microscopy Research Methods and Project Management
09 March, 10.00 - 11.30 How to Publish your First Journal Article Academic Writing
12 March, 11.00 - 12.00 Getting a Book Published Academic Writing
13 March, 10.00 - 13.00 Data Analytics with Python Research Methods and Project Management
13 March, 13.00 - 16.00 Qualitative Data Gathering Research Methods and Project Management
14 March, 11.00 - 12.30 Managing and Sharing Research Data Managing Information and Data
19 March, 10.00 - 13.00 LaTeX Research Methods and Project Management
BAY CAMPUS COURSES:
Date and Time Course Title Training Theme

10 January, 12.00 - 14.30

Famelab Training and Information Session           Presentation and Public Engagement

05 February, 9.00 - 10.30

Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
06 February, 10.00 - 13.00 3MT Competition Information and Training Session Presentation and Public Engagement
06 February, 16.00 - 17.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
09 February, 09.00 - 10.30 EndNote

Managing Information and Data

13 February, 09.00 - 10.00

Working Smarter: Digital tools for Researchers that can save you time

Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
15 February, 17.00 - 18.00

Enhancing your Professional Research Profile

Career Planning and Progress
20 February, 17.00 - 18.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter Academic Writing
27 February, 16.00 - 17.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
01 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
03 March, 9.30 - 15.30 Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day Managing Information and Data
05 March, 15.30 - 17.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
07 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
09 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
14 March, 17.00 - 18.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
15 March, 09.00 - 10.30 EndNote Managing Information and Data
16 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data

Courses by stage of candidature

Recommended stage of candidature

Engage: Year 1

Course Title                               Date and Time                        Theme                    
Library Tour 11 January, 10.00 - 11.30 Managing Information and Data
Preparing to Study Statistics 17 January , 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability 24 January, 13.30 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
A Crash Course in Statistics 29 January, 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Engaging and Professional PowerPoint Presentations 30 January, 13.00 - 16.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Chemical Risk Assessment, Laboratory Users 31 January, 09.30 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Creating the Vision and Taking the Leap - Values for Career Planning 01 February, 13.30 - 16.30 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
EndNote 02 February, 14.00 - 15.30 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 05 February, 09.00 - 10.30 Managing Information and Data
Managing the Risks from Cryogenic Gases 07 February, 09.30 - 11.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Accessing Research Information from Archives 07 February, 11.00 - 12.00 Managing Information and Data
How to Plan your PhD 08 February, 9.30 - 12.30 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
The Balanced Researcher 08 February, 13.30 - 16.30 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Better Literature Reviews; Finding Theses 09 February, 10.00 - 11.00 Managing Information and Data
EndNote 09 February, 09.00 - 10.30 Managing Information and Data
The 7 Secrets of Successful PhD Students 09 February, 09.30 - 12.30 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day 10 February, 10.00 - 16.00 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter 20 February, 17.00 - 18.30 Academic Writing
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 27 February, 16.00 - 17.30 Managing Information and Data
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Awareness 28 February, 09.30 - 12.00 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Writing up Qualitative Data 02 March, 9.30 - 12.30 Academic Writing
Intensive Library Research Skills Development Day 03 March, 09.30 - 15.30 Managing Information and Data
EndNote 05 March, 15.30 - 17.00 Managing Information and Data
Qualitative Data Gathering 13 March, 13.00 - 16.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 14 March, 17.00 - 18.30 Managing Information and Data
EndNote 15 March, 09.00 - 10.30 Managing Information and Data
     

Explore: Year 2

   
Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint 23 January, 13.00 - 16.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Data Visualisation 31 January, 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
A Kickstart Guide to Python programming 06 February, 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 06 February, 16.00 - 17.00 Managing Information and Data
Advanced EndNote 08 February, 14.00 - 15.30 Managing Information and Data
N.Vivo 12 February, 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 13 February, 09.00 - 10.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Research Ethics 13 February, 10.00 - 11.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 15 February, 13.00 - 14.00 Career Planning and Progress
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 15 February, 17.00 - 18.00 Career Planning and Progress
Discourse Analysis Training 20 February, 14.00 - 17.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Protecting your Intellectual Property 21 February, 14.00 - 16.00 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 22 February, 11.00 - 12.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Research Involving the Use of Animals (Animals and Scientific Procedures Act) 28 February, 10.00 - 11.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 01 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 01 March, 15.00 - 16.00 Managing Information and Data
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 07 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Using Scanning Electron Microscopy 08 March, 10.00 - 11.30 Research Methods and Project Management
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 09 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Career Planning and Progress
Data Analytics with Python 13 March, 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Managing and Sharing Research Data 14 March, 11.00 - 12.30 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 16 March, 09.00 - 10.00 Managing Information and Data
LaTeX

19 March, 10.00 - 13.00

Research Methods and Project Management
     

Enhance: Year 3

   
3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session 23 January, 10.00 - 13.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Finding and Applying for Research Funding 24 January, 14.00 - 16.00 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
How to Market your Skills 01 February, 09.30 - 12.30 Career Planning and Progress
3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session 06 February, 10.00 - 13.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Using Altmetrics to Explore Research Impact 08 February, 14.00 - 15.00 Academic Writing
3 Minute Thesis Competition Information and Training Session 13 February, 10.00 - 13.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Accidents Happen: How to Make sure you don't Inadvertently Plagiarise 19 February, 14.00 - 15.00 Academic Writing
Leadership for Researchers 01 March, 10.00 - 13.00 Leadership and Working with Others
Advanced Statistics in R 06 March, 14.00 - 16.30 Research Methods and Project Management
How to Publish your First Journal Article 09 March, 10.00 - 11.30 Academic Writing
Getting a Book Published 12 March, 11.00 - 12.00 Academic Writing