This half day workshop is designed specifically for postgraduates who are interested in further developing their skillset in order to enhance their employment prospects beyond graduation. When hiring new team members, the professional environment is now increasingly choosing individuals with transferable skills such as leadership, team-working, strong communication, negotiation and cooperative working. How an individual perceives their own working style, what their preferences are and how they interact with and manage others is a key part of this, and researchers can benefit from exploring their own personal method of working.
On completion of this course:
the leadership case study will help students to recognise and relate to specific leadership practices and employ these in their own work;
participants will be able to apply the knowledge from the workshop to the development of their own personal leadership style;
participants will be introduced to team roles and will be able to identify their own personal preferences based on the Belbin SPI evaluation;
each participant will emerge with a personal action plan for their own professional development;
participants will be able to draw on the leadership and teamwork experience they gain at the workshop and apply this knowledge to real world environments.
An introduction to different organisational cultures.
An introduction to leadership: what is leadership? The different types and styles of leadership, finding leadership opportunities, leadership case study (or studies).
Team roles – Belbin SPI overview and group exercise. (**optional)
Group exercise – solve a problem, requires participation from all group members, negotiation skills, cooperation and competition with another group.
Design a personal action plan for professional development using action plan cards.
The 2017 Images of Research Competition is now open, please find below all the information you require regarding the competition and participating.
What is the Images of Research Competition?
The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.
Who can participate?
Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.
The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University. •Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher •People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher • All entries will be part of the exhibition with winner and runner up images developed into posters for display
Research for All is a new open-access journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together.
Engagement with research goes further than participation in it. Engaged individuals and communities initiate research, advise, challenge or collaborate with researchers. Their involvement is always active and they have a crucial influence on the conduct of the research.
Research for All is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. Contributors and readers are from both inside and outside of higher education. They include researchers, policymakers, managers, practitioners, community-based organizations, schools, businesses and the intermediaries who bring these people together. The journal highlights the potential in active public engagement for robust academic study, for the development of involved communities, and for the impact of research. It explores engagement with different groups and their cultures, and features theoretical and empirical analysis alongside authoritative commentary to explore a range of themes that are key to engaged research including the development of reciprocal relationships, sector-specific communication and participatory action research. The journal is co-sponsored by the UCL Institute of Education and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
The journal welcomes relevant articles. See the publication homepage for details, or contact email@example.com
The Graduate School are delighted to announce the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for 2017 is now open.
What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.
How does it work?
Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.
How to Enter
If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.
Please note the closing date for this competition is Friday 31st March 2017, you will also need to be available to attend the UoL 3MT final on Wednesday 10th May.
If you would like to be part of the audience at the Lincoln 3MT final you can register for your ticket HERE.