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Professional Skills for Research Leaders - UK/Int

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PSRL - Introduction (90 mins) Preview Course

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This course will introduce participants to the content and purpose of the programme and provide them with personalised feedback on which sections may be of most use to them.

Pass mark: 80%
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Developing and consolidating your research career (165 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to encourage researchers to think about their career goals and to develop a clear strategy for how to achieve them by considering context, motivations and values, as well as identifying the key people who can help. Topics in the course include how to stand out from the crowd, balancing roles and responsibilities, identifying key planning tools and overcoming challenges and setbacks. The course also offers valuable advice on networking and increasing a public profile online.

Pass mark: 80%
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Funding your research (120 mins) Preview Course

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The aim of this course is to offer guidance to researchers navigating the complex world of grant writing. The course will explore a range of topics, including identifying the best source of funding, contacting and working with a programme officer, preparing an accurate timeline and budget, and writing an effective case for support. These skills will ultimately prove indispensable to grant writing success.

Pass mark: 80%
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Managing a research team (180 mins) Preview Course

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An awareness of how to successfully assemble, lead and support a productive research team is essential for anyone working within a research context. This course offers practical advice and techniques for establishing an effective leadership style, identifying needs and managing expectations, conducting successful interviews and avoiding bias, reviewing progress and dealing with underperformance.

Pass mark: 80%
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Research collaboration (150 mins) Preview Course

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This course introduces researchers to the many rewards and challenges of research collaboration. The course is designed to help researchers identify and evaluate reasons for engaging in research collaborations, to plan, manage and end those collaborations and to anticipate and respond professionally to problem situations that can arise. The guidance provided in the course will be valuable to any researcher considering entering into a collaborative relationship.

Pass mark: 80%
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Communicating your research (210 mins) Preview Course

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This course aims to help researchers identify the most appropriate channels for effectively communicating their research. The course will explore the different types of publication available and guide participants through the process of getting a journal article or book published, including identifying when and where to publish, strategies for success and the implications of open access publishing. This course also offers practical tips for developing communication skills and how best to demonstrate the impact of research outside of academia.

Pass mark: 80%
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