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Getting published in the arts (150 mins) Preview Course

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The aim of this course is to give guidance and support to arts and humanities researchers who are keen to put their research into the public realm, through academic papers and books. The course will explore the different types of publication available and guide participants through the processes involved in getting a journal article or academic book published, including selecting material, writing an article or book proposal and the peer review process.

Pass mark: 80%
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Getting published in the sciences (120 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to encourage researchers in the sciences to publish and guide them through the processes involved in publishing an academic article, including identifying when and where to publish, how to write and prepare a paper for submission and the peer review process. The course may also be helpful for researchers in the social sciences using experimental research methods.

Pass mark: 80%
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Intellectual property in the research context (150 mins) Preview Course

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An awareness of Intellectual Property and related issues is now essential for anyone working within the research context. This course is a short introduction to the topic, covering the main different intellectual property rights (IPRs), the importance of confidentiality and ownership and exploitation. The course offers a wealth of further resources and information on who to turn to for further advice on IP issues.

Pass mark: 80%
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Career planning in the sciences (150 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to encourage postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences to start thinking about their future career options as early as possible, and offers practical techniques and suggestions to help identify and manage suitable career paths as successfully as possible. The techniques suggested in the course will be valuable whether participants are planning a career in academia or exploring a variety of alternative career options.

Pass mark: 80%
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Career planning in the arts, humanities and social sciences (150 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to encourage postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to start thinking about their future career options as early as possible, and offers practical techniques and suggestions to help identify and manage suitable career paths as successfully as possible. The techniques suggested in the course will be valuable whether participants are planning a career in academia or exploring a variety of alternative career options.

Pass mark: 80%
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Working with your supervisor (120 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to encourage postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to reflect on their relationship with their research supervisor or principal investigator, and to take proactive steps to improve and maintain a positive, professional relationship with their supervisor for the duration of their research project.

Pass mark: 80%
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Managing your research project (180 mins) Preview Course

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This course is designed to help participants organise their approach to undertaking, leading or helping to lead a research project. The lessons are particularly relevant for doctoral researchers in all disciplines. The course will demonstrate how researchers can use established 'project management' techniques to help successfully carry out their research, and will introduce a variety of planning and problem-solving techniques to help participants work out the best approach for your particular project.

Pass mark: 70%
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Conferences, presenting and networking (120 mins) Preview Course

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This course is aimed at encouraging postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to attend conferences and improve their presenting and networking skills. The course explains why it is important to attend conferences, how to select an appropriate conference and how to get the most out of conference attendance. The course also offers tips on academic networking and valuable advice on organising a conference.

Pass mark: 75%
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