Bitesize Workshops for Researchers

We run a series of ‘bitesize’ workshops for Doctoral Researchers and Research staff:

Bitesize: Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking and Engagingimages

Friday 9th October 2015
9.30 – 12.30
Resource Room, IAD, 7 Bristo Square

This workshop will cover various situations that academics are faced with regularly with regards to verbal interaction. We will cover delivery of oral presentations, how to get the most from your poster session at a conference, how to pitch your research and how to network effectively. Participants will be introduced to various techniques that they can use and adapt for a variety of situations; how do you respond to difficult questions? How do you turn a conversation to your advantage? How do you effectively engage with senior academics?

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Bitesize: Financial Skills Training

Friday 23rd October 2015
09.30 – 11.30
Resource Room, IAD, 7 Bristo Square

This workshop is designed to give Researchers an overview of the financial system available in the University e.g. our expenses management system, eTime – timesheet recording system, WebFirst – Financial Reporting system, eFinancials and eITs for internal ordering and billing. The workshop will also provide an overview of the University’s financial coding structure and how you can interact with Finance to get payments made to individuals or suppliers. This workshop is aimed at research staff and PhD students to give an overview of the systems and support available to help them with their research.

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Bitesize: Conference and Event Organising

Friday 6th November 2015
9.30 – 13.00
LT5, IAD, 7 Bristo Square

This workshop is designed specifically for staff and students who are interested in planning events, workshops or conferences. Organising a conference gives researchers the opportunity to boost their profile, develop new skills and to meet other academics in their field.

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Bitesize: An Introduction to Social Media Platforms

Wednesday 27th January 2016
9.30 – 11.00
1.09 Main Library

This introductory session provides an overview of social media, including the popular social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, blogs, and professional/research sites, such as LinkedIn and; time-saving platforms for scheduling information (e.g. tweetdeck); the benefits of using social media; as well as an opportunity to ask questions and hear about other workshops and resources.

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Bitesize: Designing Effective Slides

Tuesday 16th February 2016
13.30 – 16.30
1.07 Main Library

Most of us use slides in our presentations, whether these are for short departmental meetings or major presentations at international conferences. However, one of the commonest features of all presentations is poor slide design.

Slides are visual aids to help our audience understand and follow what we are saying. Unfortunately, the slides presenters use are often overcrowded, difficult to see and badly designed. As visual aids they fail both visually and as aids for the audience.

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For information on all of our workshops please see here


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