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 March 2018 - June 2018

Course by date

 
                     MARCH COURSES  
Date     Course Title Training Theme
12 March 11.00 - 12.00 Getting a Book Published  Academic Writing
12 March 14.00 - 16.00 Writing about Research Methods Academic Writing
13 March 10.00 - 13.00 Data Analytics with Python Research Methods and Project Management
13 March 10.00- 12.00 Poster Competition Training Presentation and Public Engagement
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
16 March 09.00 - 10.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
16 March 10.00 - 11.30 Using Scanning Electron Microscopy Research Methods and Project Management
19 March 10.00 - 13.00 LaTeX Research Methods and Project Management
19 March 14.00 - 16.00 Formatting your Thesis Academic Writing
20 March 14.00 - 15.00 Newspapers as a Source of Research Information Managing Information and Data
20 March 16.00 - 17.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
22 March 10.00 - 12.00 Public Engagement Presentation and Public Engagement
22 March 15.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
23 March 09.00 - 10.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
26 March 10.00 - 11.30 Research Ethics Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
26 March 17.00 - 18.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
28 March 09.00 - 10.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
28 March 10.00 - 13.00 Writing up Qualitative Data Academic Writing
29 March 15.30 - 17.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
  APRIL  
03 April 17.00 - 18.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
04 April 15.00 - 16.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter Academic Writing
04 April 14.00 - 16.00 Consultancy: Working with External Partners              Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
05 April 09.00 - 10.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
16 April 14.00 - 15.30 R Troubleshooting Reserach Methods and Project Management
17 April 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Managing Information and Data
17 April 14.00 - 16.00 Formatting your Thesis Academic Writing
18 April 13.00 - 16.00 Presentation Skills for Conferences Presentation and Public Engagement
19 April 11.00 - 12.00 Illustrating your Research: Finding Images for your Thesis and Presentations without Breaking Copyright Law Managing Information and Data
23 April 14.00 - 16.00 Finishing up: Discussions and Conclusions, Editing and Proofreading Academic Writing
24 April 10.00 - 11.00 E-Thesis: Let the World Read your Research PhD Managing Information and Data
25 April 13.30 - 16.30 Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
27 April 09.30 - 11.00 Copyright: Get your Facts Right Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
                                     MAY  
01 May 10.30 - 12.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
01 May 09.00 - 12.00 Introduction to SPSS Research Methods and Project Management
02 May 10.00 - 11.30 E-Thesis: Let the World Read your Research PhD Managing Information and Data
03 May 9.30 - 12.30 Finishing the Thesis and Preparing for your Viva Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
03 May 14.00 - 16.00 Getting the Most out of Conferences Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
04 May 10.00 - 11.30 Copyright: Get your Facts Right Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
08 May 10.00 - 11.00 Viva Survivors Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
08 May 14.00 - 15.30 Search Strategies for Systematic and In-depth Review Managing Information and Data
09 May 14.00 - 15.00 E-Thesis: Let the World Read your Research PhD Managing Information and Data
10 May 14.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Advanced Search Techniques Managing Information and Data
14 May 13.30 - 16.30

Publish or Perish: Academic Publishing in a Nutshell

Academic Writing
14 May 9.30 - 12.30 Careers Beyond Research: Applying your Skills Outside Academia Career Planning and Progress
16 May 10.30 - 12.00 Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
16 May 13.00 - 16.30 Chemical First Aid Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
18 May 13.30 - 15.30 Working Successfully with your Supervisor Leadership and Working with Others
23 May 9.30 - 16.30 Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
24 May 13.00 - 15.00 Media Engagement Presentation and Public Engagement
25 May 10.00 - 11.30 N.Vivo Troubleshooting Research Methods and Project Management
30 May 09.30 - 11.30 Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint Presentation and Public Engagement
                                      JUNE  
04 June 10.00 13.00 Matlab Research Methods and Project Management
11 June 10.00 - 13.00 Preparing to Study Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
18 June 10.00 - 13.00 A Crash Course in Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
                                      JULY  
04 July 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Managing Information and Data
11 July 14.00 - 16.30 Respiratory Protective Equipment Awareness Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
                                 SEPTEMBER  
19 September 9.30 - 16.30 Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics

Courses by training theme

 Managing Information and Data

 

Course Title Date
Managing and Sharing Research Data 14 March 11.00 - 12.30
Better literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 14 March 17.00 - 18.30
EndNote 15 March 09.00 - 10.30
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 16 March 09.00 - 10.00
Newspapers as a Source of Research Information 20 March 14.00 - 15.00
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 22 March 15.00 -16.00
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 26 March 17.00 - 18.00
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 28 March 09.00 - 10.30
EndNote 29 March 15.30 - 17.00
Library Tour 17 April 10.00 - 11.30
Illustrating your Research without Breaking Copyright Law  19 April 11.00 - 12.00
E-Thesis: Let the World Read your Research PhD 24 April 10.00 - 11.00
EndNote 01 May 10.30 - 12.00
 E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research PhD 02 May 10.00 - 11.30
 Search Strategies for Systematic and In-depth Review 08 May 14.00 - 15.30
 E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research 09 May 14.00 - 15.00
Better Literature Reviews: Advanced Search Techniques 10 May 14.00 - 16.00
Library Tour 04 July 10.00 - 11.30

 Presentation and Public Engagement

Course Title

Date

Poster Competition Training  13 March 10.00 - 12.00
Public Engagement 22 March 10.00 - 12.00
Presentation Skills for Conferences 18 April 13.00 - 16.00
Media Engagement 24 May 14.00 - 16.00
Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint 30 May 09.30 - 11.30

  

 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness

Course Title Date
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time  23 March 9.00 - 10.00
Woring Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time 03 April 17.00 - 18.00
Finishing your Thesis and Preparing for your Viva 03 May 9.30 - 12.30
Getting the Most out of Conferences 03 May 14.00 - 16.00
Viva Survivors 08 May 10.00 - 11.00

 

 Leadership and Working with Others

Course Title Date
 Working Successfully with your Supervisor                                    18 May 13.30 - 15.30

  

 Academic Writing

Course Title Date
How to Publish your First Journal Article 09 March 10.00- 11.30
Getting a Book Published 12 March 11.00 - 12.00
Writing about Research Methods 12 March 14.00 - 16.00
Writing up Qualitative Data 28 March 10.00 - 13.00
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter 04 April 15.00 - 16.30
Formatting your Thesis 17 April 14.00 - 16.00
Finishing up: Discussions and Conclusions, Editing and Proofreading 23 April 14.00 - 16.00
Publish or Perish: Academic Publishing in a Nutshell 14 May 13.30 - 16.30

 

 Research Methods and Project Management

Course Title                                                                  Date
Using Scanning Electron Microscopy 16 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
R Troubleshooting 16 April 14.00 - 16.30
Preparing to Study Statistics 11 June 10.00 - 13.00
Introduction to SPSS  01 May 09.00 - 12.00
N.Vvo Trouble Shooting 25 May 10.00 - 11.30
A Crash Course in Statistics 18 June 10.00 - 13.00
Matlab 04 June 10.00 - 13.00

 

 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics

Course Title Date
Research Ethics 26 March 10.00 - 11.30
Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability 25 April 13.30 - 16.30 
Copyright Get your Facts Right 27 April 9.30 - 11.00
Copyright Get your Facts Right 04 May 10.00 - 11.30
Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid 16 May 10.30 - 12.00
Chemical First Aid 16 May 13.00 - 16.30
Chemical Risk Assessment Laboratory Users 23 May 09.30 - 16.30
Respiratory Protective Equipment Awareness 11 July 14.00 - 16.30
Chemical Risk Assessment Laboratory Users 19 September 09.30 - 16.30

 

 Career Planning and Progress

Course Title Date
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 09 March 09.00 - 10.00
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 20 March 16.00 - 17.00
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 05 April 09.00 - 10.00
Careers Beyond Research: Applying your Skills 14 May 09.30 - 12.30

 

 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen  

Course Title Date
Consultancy: Working with External Partners                          04 April 14.00 - 16.00            

Courses by campus

SINGLETON CAMPUS COURSES:

Date and Time  Course Title  Training Theme
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
12 March, 14.00 - 16.00 Writing About Research Methods Academic Writing
13 March, 10.00 - 13.00 Data Analytics with Python Research Methods and Project Management
13 March 10.00 - 12.00 Poster Competition Training Presentation and Public Engagement
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
20 March 14.00 - 15.00 Newspapers as a Source of Research Information Managing Information and Data
22 March 10.00 - 12.00 Public Engagement Presentation and Public Engagement
22 March 15.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
26 March 10.00 - 11.30 Research Ethics Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
28 March 10.00 - 13.00 Writing up Qualitative Data Academic Writing
04 April 14.00 - 16.00 Consultancy: Working with External Partners Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
16 April 14.00 - 15.30 R Troubleshooting Research Methods and Project Management
17 April 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Manging Information and Data
18 April 13.00 - 16.00 Presentation Skills for Conferences Presentation and Public Engagement
19 April 11.00 - 12.00 Illustrating your Research: finding Images for your Research Managing Information and Data
23 April 14.00 - 16.00 Finishing up: Discussions and Conclusions, Editing and Proofreading Academic Writing
24 April 10.00 - 11.00 E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research Managing Information and Data
27 April 09.30 - 11.00 Copyright: Get your Facts Right Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
11 June 10.00 - 13.00 Preparing to Study Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
01 May 10.30 - 12.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
01 May 09.00 - 12.00 Introduction to SPSS Research Methods and Project Management
03 May 09.30 - 12.30 Finishing the Thesis and Preparing for your Viva Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness 
03 May 14.00 - 16.00 Getting the Most out of Conferences Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
04 May 10.00 - 11.30 Copyright: Get your Facts Right Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
08 May 14.00 - 15.30 Search Strategies for Systematic and In-depth Reviews Managing Information and Data
08 May 10.00 - 11.00 Viva Survivors Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
09 May 14.00 - 15.00 E-Theisis Training: Let the World Read your Research Managing Information and Data
10 May 14.00 - 16.00 Better Literature Reviews: Advanced Search Techniques Managing Information and Data
14 May 09.30 - 12.30 Careers Beyond Research: Applying your Skills Outside Academia Career Planning and Progress
14 May 13.30 - 16.30 Publish or Perish: Academic Publishing in a Nutshell Academic Writing
18 May 13.30 - 15.30 Working Successfully with your Supervisor Leadership and Working with Others
18 May 10.00 - 11.30 N.Vivo Trouble Shooting Research Methods and Project Management
18 June 10.00 - 13.00 A Crash Course in Statistics Research Methods and Project Management
24 May 14.00 - 16.00 Media Engagement Presentation and Public Engagement
25 May 10.00 - 11.30 N.Vivo Troubleshooting Research Methods and Project Management
30 May 09.30 - 11.30 Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint Presentation and Public Engagement
04 June 10.00 - 13.00 Matlab Research Methods and Project Management
04 July 10.00 - 11.30 Library Tour Managing Information and Data
19 September 09.30 - 16.30 Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
BAY CAMPUS COURSES:
Date and Time  Course Title Training Theme
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
20 March 16.00 - 17.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
23 March 09.00 - 10.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
26 March 17.00 - 18.00 Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date Managing Information and Data
28 March 09.00 - 10.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research Managing Information and Data
29 March 15.30 - 17.00 EndNote Managing Information and Data
03 April 17.00 - 18.00 Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers that can save you time Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
04 April 15.00 - 16.30 Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter Academic Writing
05 April 09.00 - 10.00 Enhancing your Professional Research Profile Career Planning and Progress
17 April 14.00 - 16.00 Formatting your Thesis Academic Writing
25 April 13.30 - 16.30 Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
02 May 10.00 - 11.30 E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research PhD Managing Information and Data
16 May 10.30 - 12.00 Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
16 May 13.00 - 16.30 Chemical First Aid Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
23 May 09.30 - 16.30 Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
11 July 14.00 - 16.30 Respiratory Protective Equipment Awareness Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics

Courses by stage of candidature

Recommended stage of candidature

Engage: Year 1

Course Title                               Date and Time                        Theme                    
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
Newspapers as a Source of Research Information 20 March 14.00 - 15.00 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Key Research 28 March 09.00 - 10.30 Managing Information and Data
Writing up Qualitative Data 28 March 10.00 - 13.00 Academic Writing
EndNote 29 March 15.30 - 17.00 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Finding Smarter 04 April 15.00 - 16.30 Academic Writing
Library Tour 17 April 10.00 - 11.30 Managing Information and Data
Presentation Skills for Conferences 18 April 13.00 - 16.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Introduction to Laboratory Safety and Sustainability 25 April 13.30 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Preparing to Study Statistics 11 June 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
EndNote 01 May 10.30 - 12.00 Managing Information and Data
Search Strategies for Systematic and In-depth Reviews 08 May 14.00 - 15.30 Managing Information and Data
Better Literature Reviews: Advanced Search Techniques 10 May 14.00 - 16.00 Managing Information and Data
Careers Beyond Research: Applying your Skills outside Academia 14 May 9.30 - 12.30 Career Planning and Progress
Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid 16 May 10.30 - 12.00 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Chemical First Aid 16 May 13.00 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Working Successfully with your Supervisors 18 May 13.30 - 15.30 Leadership and Working with Others
A Crash Course in Statistics 18 June 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users 23 May 09.30 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Creating an Academic Poster in PowerPoint 30 May 09.30 - 11.30 Presentation and Public Engagement
Library Tour 04 July 10.00 - 11.30 Managing Information and Data
Respiratory Protective Equipment Awareness 11 July 14.00 - 16.30 Citizenship Integrity and Ethics
Chemical Risk Assessment: Laboratory Users 19 September 09.30 - 16.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
     

Explore: Year 2

   
Using Scanning Electron Microscopy 16 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
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile

20 March 16.00 - 17.00

Career Planning and Progress
Public Engagement 22 March 10.00 - 12.00 Presentation and Public Engagement
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 22 March 15.00 - 16.00 Managing Information and Data
Research Ethics 26 March 10.00 - 11.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers 23 March 09.00 - 10.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to Date 26 March 17.00 - 18.00 Managing Information and Data
Working Smarter: Digital Tools for Researchers 03 April 17.00 - 18.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Enhancing your Professional Research Profile 05 April 09.00 - 10.00 Career Planning and Progress
Illustrating your Research: Finding Images for your Thesis 19 April 11.00 - 12.00 Managing Information and Data
Copyright: Get your Facts Right 27 April 09.30 - 11.00 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Getting the Most out of Conferences 03 May 14.00 - 16.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Copyright: Get your Facts Right 04 May 10.00 - 11.30 Citizenship, Integrity and Ethics
Matlab 04 June 10.00 - 13.00 Research Methods and Project Management
Introduction to SPSS 01 May 09.00 - 12.00 Research Methods and Project Management
     

Enhance: Year 3

   
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
Consultancy: Working with External Partners 04 April 14.00 - 16.00 Enterprise and Commercial Acumen
R Troubleshooting 16 April 14.00 - 15.30 Research Methods and Project Management
Formatting your Thesis 17 April 14.00 - 16.00 Academic Writing
E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research PhD 24 April 10.00- 11.00 Managing Information and Data
E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research PhD 02 May 10.00 - 11.30 Managing Information and Data
Finishing the Thesis and Preparing for your Viva 03 May 09.30 - 12.30 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Viva Survivors 08 May 10.00 - 11.00 Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
E-Thesis Training: Let the World Read your Research 09 May 14.00 - 15.00 Managing Information and Data           
Publish or Perish: Academic Publishing in a Nutshell 14 May 13.30 - 16.30 Academic Writing
N.Vivo Troubleshooting 25 May 10.00 - 11.30 Research Methods and Project Management
Media Engagement 24 May 14.00 - 16.00 Presentation and Public Engagement