Course Details

Effective use of voice: Free your voice - Find Your Voice

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Research staff

 

This is a vocal workshop to help you find your natural voice.  Do you want to get the most from your voice?  Do you sometimes feel tension when you most need to rely on your voice? 

 

Content:

1. Welcome, Introduction and Warm-up.  We will look at the mechanics of the voice – the breath, the larynx and the articulators and how they work together to produce the voice.

2. Movements and Stretches Pilates stretches and roll-downs to release the body, allowing it to be free and to find alignment. We will look at posture and breathing – finding a natural ‘sleep’ breath, then developing it into lower abdominal breathing – ‘Open Mouth and Open Body’.

3. Tongue, Teeth and Lips – the Articulators Lots of fun exercises to release any tongue and jaw tension, allowing the natural, resonating voice to flow freely.

4. Filling the Space – Primal Sound and Projection Finding and projecting our most basic, natural sound, in an open, safe way – babies never lose their voices! Trying to reach our audience and not create a barrier between us and them! 

5. Finding Middle Pitch - Does your voice tend to stray too high, or too low? We will look at ways to find the true middle of the voice, without losing the availability of higher and lower pitches to bring colour and interest into your speaking.

6. Vocal Health - Looking at ways to safeguard your voice and keep it healthy.

7. Q&A on any concerns about using your voice


Aims/Aimed at

 

This workshop will help to free your voice and undo any tension which may be hindering your true, natural voice.  We will focus on abdominal breathing, relaxation, good posture and how we use our bodies to produce our voice.  The workshop will be aimed at academic and research staff who deliver presentations and lectures.  It will be interactive and participative and you should wear loose clothing and bring a towel or rug to lie on.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Presentation, Communication, Delivery, Voice, Effective

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Excel 1: Essentials / ECDL – Spreadsheets [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This practical course is the essential starting point for anyone interested in learning how to produce spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Excel and forms an ideal basis for further courses in Excel. As Excel introduces some changes to the user interface and some new features and enhancements, this course is also suitable for those needing to update their skills so that they can make efficient use of the latest version of this popular spreadsheets application. Excel 1: Essentials covers the basics of how to create, save and edit spreadsheets before progressing participants onto the creation of basic formulas and charts. The new cell and table styles will be introduced and participants will learn fundamental techniques such as sorting, naming ranges, find and replace, changing the page setup and renaming worksheets. This course also helps prepare you for the ECDL – Spreadsheets module test.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Microsoft Excel and those taking ECDL – Spreadsheets (Module 4).


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Basic Formulas, Functions Ranges, Sorts, Sorting, Worksheets, Page Setup, ECDL

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excel 3: Data Analysis [0.5 day]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This advanced course looks at some of the data analysis tools and functions available in Excel and involves a range of practical exercises using different types of data. Participants will learn how to use a variety of what-if analysis tools that can be employed in data analysis and decision making, such as Data Tables, Scenarios, Goal Seek and Solver. In addition, the course will cover a wide range of useful functions, including text, logical, financial, lookup and date and time functions, which can be used to manipulate spreadsheet data. An introduction to the interface for creating PivotTable and PivotChart reports in Excel is also included.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to advance their knowledge of Excel or who are hoping to take the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

As this is an advanced course, previous attendance at Excel 1 and 2 or significant experience of creating spreadsheets using Excel is recommended.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, data analysis, decision making, Data Tables, Scenarios, Goal Seeker, Solver, Functions, Advanced Functions, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Adobe Photoshop is a popular and professional graphics and digital photo-editing software program. This course introduces the skills and techniques needed to master image manipulation and photographic re-touching. The course will guide you through the Photoshop user interface and you will learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the basic essential tools for editing and enhancing your images such as sharpening, cropping, resizing and adjusting colour and contrast. 


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Photoshop who want to learn how to manipulate and tailor images.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows and file management is essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Multimedia - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Images, Image editing, Photoshop, Photoshop Tools, Cropping, Cleaning, Red Eye Removal, Colouring, Image anonotation

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 2

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

You have familiarised yourself with the basic image-editing tools of Adobe Photoshop (in Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1). In this course you will explore more advanced tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop such as using layers, filters, blend modes and custom shapes to create publications, artwork and invigorate lack lustre images.  You will also learn how to repair old and damaged photos and convert colour images to sketches or black and white.  


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with some experience of Adobe Photoshop who wish to advance their knowledge of image manipulation.


Pre-requisites

Attendance at the "Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1" course or a similar level of familiarity.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Multimedia - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Photoshop, Image Formats, Colour Modes, Image Printing, Images for the Web

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Academic Writing for Publication

Event Description

Date: 

16 maximum participants

Content:

The workshop is designed as a practical and interactive session.  Participants are requested to bring along a piece of work in progress - this can be anything from the outline of an idea to a draft paper.  This will serve as the basis for individual participation.  The session will offer opportunities to discuss what editors are looking for in a paper, and will include practical exercises for developing a piece of writing towards publication.

By the end of the session, you can expect to have moved your idea/outline/draft forward towards publication.


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at:  Academic staff

Aims:  The aim of this session is to assist participants in the preparation of their teaching and learning focused writing for publication.  Specific consideration will be given to the writing and publication process for AISHE-J, and will be relevant to similar publications.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Academic writing, writing for publication, publication

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email:

Action Planning for Formative Assessment

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

This is Seminar 1 of a series of 9 on assessment.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  13 April 2016                        THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Time:  1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff.

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment, Formative Assessment, Feedback

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 02890971447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

QuestionMark (Using Computer Assisted Assessment)

Event Description

Date:   11 October, 2017

            24 November, 2017

            11 March, 2018

            15 June, 2018

17 Participants maximum

Designed for:  Staff interested in using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA)

Content:

During this practical session, participants will have the opportunity to create a range of question types, add them to an assessment and schedule the assessment for themselves.  Scheduling for a group of students will also be covered.  Questions will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring along their own module material on which they can base their questions.  Use of reports and exporting data, from assessments will also be examined.

Prerequisites:  Familiarity with a Windows environment and file management would be beneficial although not essential. 

It is also recommended that participants have attended the CED session on design of CAA questions and good practice in question writing.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for: Staff interested in Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) who are familiar with QuestionMark and wish to take advantage of some of its advanced features


Pre-requisites

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, QuestionMark, QuestionMark Perception

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

An Introduction to Queen’s Online for Learning and Teaching

Event Description

Date:    11 October, 2017

             17 January, 2018

16 participants maximum

Content:

Queen’s Online is a secure, integrated web-based environment for Queen’s staff and students. The workshop will give you an opportunity to explore the main features, such as resources, communication tools, online submission tool and other Queen’s Online features.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in how Queen’s Online can be used to deliver and support learning and teaching.


Pre-requisites

You must be registered to use Queen’s Online with access to one of your modules.

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Queen's Online, Learning and Teaching

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Applying your research to policy agendas

Event Description


Date:

24 October 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Researchers who are interested in using the results of their research beyond academia to influence policy makers/service providers in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors.  The course will focus primarily on social sciences-type research, rather than technical sciences.

 

Content:

  • Session 1: Power and Influence
  • Session 2: What's special about your Research
  • Session 3: Influencing the Influencers
  • Session 4: Hints and Tips

Aims/Aimed at

 

  • To enable staff to identify the key entities they wish to influence
  • To examine how to influence positively
  • To have produced an action plan by the end of the session on the key steps they need to take in order that their research influences policy

Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Influencing, Policy, Government, Research, Engagement, Impact

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Assessing Group-work: mechanisms for allocating marks fairly

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 8 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  29 June 2016

Time:  1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff

 

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment, assessing, feedback, marking fairly

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Basic Fire Awareness

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Staff members who do not have access to IT facilities to complete the online training package.


Aims/Aimed at

To provide basic fire safety advice and fire evacuation procedures.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Evacuation, Fire, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Word Processing: Making Best Use of Word

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This course concentrates on useful features of Word such as creating master and subdocuments, tracking changes and use of form fields. Auto Text and Quick Parts will also be covered, along with an overview of macros, which can be used to automate repetitive tasks. Participants will learn how to increase their efficiency when word processing long documents by using tools such as styles, templates, bookmarks, table of contents, indexing, captions and references.


Aims/Aimed at

People with some experience in using Word who wish to extend their knowledge. This course will also benefit those sitting the Advanced ECDL module in Word.


Pre-requisites

Some experience in using Word.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Advanced Word processing, Long docments,Tables, Master and Subdocuments, Track Changes, Macros, Styles, Templates, Bookmarks, Table of contents, Indexing, Captions, References, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Being an Adviser of Studies

Event Description

 Date: 25 October, 2017

           19 June, 2018

16 participants maximum 

Content:

  • The role of an adviser: what are the key tasks?
  • Guiding students’ choice of modules
  • Facilities and resources available for student support
  • An Adviser’s role in student performance and progress
  • Dealing with typical student issues and problem areas

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for: New and more experienced Advisers of Studies.

Aim:  The workshop provides a forum for discussion of the key roles and responsibilities of an Adviser of Studies, based on the Queen’s Code of Practice.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Student Support and Guidance
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Student Support, Guidance, Adviser of Studies, Queen's Code of Practice

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Career Development for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Support staff

 

Content:

  • Diagnosing training needs
  • Using workplace opportunities and experience
  • Assessing promotability
  • Making yourself 'visible'
  • Preparing for interviews

Aims/Aimed at

 

To provide techniques to help staff prepare for career opportunities that might arise in the future.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Career, Personal development, Training needs, Interview skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Career Exploration for Researchers

Event Description

 

Dates:

23 November 2017 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Exploring the match between the person you are and the job you do. 

Topics will include: 

  • Work-Life Questionnaire
  • Finding fulfilment from work 
  • Identifying the skills you have to offer
  • Career modelling: Designing a career that fits
  • Measuring your strengths 
  • Alternative careers for researchers

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Committee Servicing

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Staff who have previously attended the course 'Effective Minute Taking' and who service committees, or will do so in the future, and wish to brush up on or acquire committee servicing.

 

Content:

  • Understanding the University's committee structure - purpose and formal responsibilities of a committee
  • Understanding formats and procedures
  • The role of a committee secretary
  • Constructing and writing an agenda for committee meetings
  • Preparation of papers for consideration by a committee
  • Working with the committee Chair - giving support to the Chair and gaining co-operation
  • Undertaking action in relation to decisions taken by a committee

Aims/Aimed at

 

To investigate ways of making the process of committee servicing more effective and efficient.


Pre-requisites

 

Staff must have previously attended the Effective Minute Taking course.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Planning, Chairperson, Papers, Agenda, Committees, Organisation

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Computer Workstation Risk Assessment

Event Description

 

Dates:

17 November 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who have been appointed as Computer Workstation Assessors

 

Content:

·         What are the possible health effects relating to computer use?

 

·         How do you improve the layout of the computer workstation?

 

·         Case studies – examples of good and poor practice

 

·         Workstation assessment practical

 


Aims/Aimed at

To provide the staff with sufficient knowledge and understanding to enable them to undertake risk assessments of computer workstations in their workplace.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Workstation, Assessors, Risk Assessment, Computer

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Control of Noise and Vibration at Work

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when enough staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for: 

Staff who may be exposed to noise and vibration in the course of their work.

 

Content:

·         Control of Noise at Work (NI) Regs 2006

·         Control of Vibration at Work (NI) Regs 2005

·         Risk assessment and measurements

·         Action and limit values

·         Control measures

·         Personal protective equipment and ear protection

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

To raise awareness of the risks to health associated with exposure to elevated levels of noise and vibration.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Noise, Vibration, Risk Assessment, Control, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH)

Event Description

 

Dates:

6 November 2017

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Departmental CoSHH Supervisors, project/research leaders, technical staff in supervisory roles and indeed all staff who work with potentially hazardous substances or infectious material

 

Content:

  • COSHH Regulations 2003, the legal framework
  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Strategies to control the hazards
  • Procedures in case of an emergency
  • Record keeping
  • Environmental protection
  • Evaluation procedures

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To raise awareness of responsibilities under the COSHH Regulations and what is required to comply with them.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, COSHH, Hazardous Substances, Regulations, Risk Assessment, Emergency Procedures, Environment

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Copyright for Teaching

Event Description

This session will consider the use of copyright materials for teaching purposes and outline the role of current licensing arrangements in allowing the creation of teaching materials.

Aims/Aimed at

Academic staff

Booking Information

10.00 am - 11.30 am, 16 November 2011 The McClay Library, Training Room 2 10.00 am - 11.30 am, 22 February 2012 The McClay Library, Training Room 2
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories:

Course Contact Details

Name: John Knowles
Telephone: 6232
Email: j.knowles@qub.ac.uk

Excel: Creating Charts Using Excel [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This specialised course looks at the charting feature in Excel and discusses some of the different types of charts that can be created, in particular, line, scatter, pie, bar and column charts. It also covers how to edit scientific or statistical charts to include features such as secondary axes and error bars and how to format charts, both manually and by using the new chart styles available in Excel. Participants will be able to practise creating and formatting different types of charts by completing a series of exercises and will also learn how to set the default chart type and how to create a chart template.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn more about displaying data graphically and those interested in taking the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Excel 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience of using Excel.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Charts, Axes, Error bars, Chart Styles, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Creating Screen Shots and Training Materials using Word and SnagIt [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

SnagIt is a popular application for capturing screen images for use in printed documents or the Web. Most training materials produced by the IT Training and Assessment Unit are created using SnagIt and Word. SnagIt can also be used to record mouse movements and capture onscreen activity in the form of a video file or to capture text from a screen or the images from a Web site. This course provides an introduction to using SnagIt and will cover topics such as capture profiles, profile settings, saving in different formats, resizing images, using special effects and paint tools. The course will also cover how to create a set of instructions/practical documents using Word and the SnagIt captures.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no experience of using SnagIt who want to learn about capturing images or mouse movements from a screen to create a practical document or set of instructions.


Pre-requisites

Previous experience of file management and of using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Image Capture, Image Annotation, SnagIt, Training Document

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Communicating Effectively

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Communicating a clear message
  • Understanding & overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • Choosing the correct channel of communication to suit the situation
  • Using effective communication to manage relationships, cope with different personalities
  • Checking your message is understood
  • Making effective use of non verbal communication
  • Understanding the value of communication to team effectiveness

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of communicating effectively. 

This practical course will encourage you to understand your role in setting the standard for communication.  Learn techniques that may help you communicate clearly via the correct channel with all levels of staff in a variety of situations.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Communicate, Communication, Speaking, Understanding, Leadership

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Problem Solving and Decision Making

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Thinking creatively about problems
  • Be introduced to and practice applying problem solving tools and techniques
  • Exploring the appropriate structures that can be used to make informed, objective decisions
  • Practise applying decision making approaches to particular situations

 

In conjunction with this course, it is advised to also attend the Taking a RiskUsing Creative Thinking & Innovation workshop.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop target audience in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through clarifying problems, thinking creatively to generate solutions). 

This course introduces practical tools and techniques that can be used effectively to help clarify problems and create solutions within the context of project work, for facilitating group discussions or in team meetings. 

This will help managers and leaders get the most from their team, achieve objectives, identify opportunities and achieve cost-savings. 

Participate in this interactive workshop and apply a number of techniques to your own personal circumstances as well as plan immediate actions.

 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Creativity, Thinking, Ideas, Problems, Problem Solving, Solutions, Decisions

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Developing your Strategic Focus

Event Description

 

Date:

25 October 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the long term goals of the University and their own school/departments challenges to meet those goals
  • Applying strategic thinking tools to understand the University and their school/dept within its environment
  • Applying strategic planning techniques and tools to translate and communicate strategic focus into realistic objectives for others
  • Understanding the key factors in implementing and communicating their strategic goals to others
  • Planning and implementing strategic objectives in line with University policy and procedures

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of leading others.

For those staff who would like to find out more about what strategy means and understand their personal responsibility in giving purpose and direction to others.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Strategy, Planning, Goals, Objectives, Strategic, Leadership

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Coaching Skills for Managers

Event Description

 

Date:

7 December 2017

 

Time:

9.15 am - 1.15 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • The role of coaching and the benefits it brings to the workplace
  • Identifying opportunities for coaching for work performance/development
  • Using appropriate techniques to conduct a coaching conversation with an outcome
  • Providing effective feedback in a structured and professional manner to improve performance

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of developing others.

Participate in this workshop and learn the practical skills to enable you to conduct a coaching conversation.

The main objectives are to:

  • introduce coaching as a management/leadership style
  • understand what coaching is and when it is appropriate to use it
  • appreciate the benefits of coaching as a method of increasing performance and developing people
  • introduce skills to help develop a coaching style of management/leadership

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Coaching, Leadership, Conversation, Outcomes, Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Emotional Intelligence and Leading Others

Event Description

 

Date:

 

Time:

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Dealing with emotions at work can be very challenging.  If you have a responsibility for managing and leading others, developing skills such as understanding how others react to challenges, showing empathy, and dealing with difficult situations can be beneficial.  This course will help you gain insight into understanding your own personal impact as a leader and how to use the most appropriate leadership style for the situation.  Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Using appropriate personal tools to increase self awareness
  • Understand your own leadership style and personal effectiveness in maintaining successful workplace relationships
  • Appreciate how emotional response to events may influence behaviours and how to best manage that
  • Acquiring strategies for handling emotions in self and others
  • Developing understanding and using techniques to deal with difficult conversations and situations
  • Using emotional intelligence to bring out the best in others

Aims/Aimed at

Aim:

To develop target audience in the core Queen's behaviour of leading and managing others through self awareness and maintaining successful workplace relationships.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Management, Leadership, Relationships, Self Awareness, Empathy, Potential, Confidence, Motivation

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Project Management for Non Project Managers

Event Description

 

Date:

12 October 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the structuring and stages of a project
  • Identifying objectives, outcomes and scope
  • Choosing project team members
  • Preparing and implementing a project plan
  • Prioritising tasks, identifying risks, deciding timelines
  • Keeping the project on track
  • Reviewing and monitoring progress within timescales and budgets
  • Completing the project

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of achieving results (through project managing activities).  Participate in this practical workshop and learn the straightforward, jargon free and practical steps to take to successfuly manage and participate in a project.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Project, Planning, Tasks, Timelines, Objectives

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Presenting with Impact

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

Please note:

Places are limited to 10 delegates maximum

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Conveying a professional image in a variety of situations - client meetings, staff meetings, formal/informal presentations
  • Developing self confidence when presenting a message to an audience
  • Planning the key message to achieve impact
  • Structuring the message/presentation
  • Use visual aids effectively, avoiding "Death by PowerPoint"
  • Establishing and maintaining audience attention
  • Dealing effectively with questions/objectives
  • Use of voice and body language

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of effective presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Participate in this practical workshop to learn how to win the hearts and minds of your audience, control your nerves and present your message confidently and effectively.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Presenting, Presentation, Confidence, Speaking, Image

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Working Smarter

Event Description

 

Date:

13 December 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Identifying and dealing with factors that influence time availability
  • Identifying urgent, important, non urgent, non important tasks and prioritising effectively
  • Utilising existing processes to best advantage
  • Planning, organising and delegating tasks in a fair manner to achieve results
  • Supporting others once tasks have been delegated
  • Contributing to the planning process within one's own area
  • Forward planning

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of achieving results (through prioritising, planning, delegating, time management).

For those staff who would like to enhance their performance potential by working more effectively and efficiently.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Time Management, Planning, Delegation, Prioritising

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Doing Focus Group Research

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Academic and research staff who plan to undertake focus group research

 

Content:

  • The Focus Group Method: An Outline
  • Conducting a Focus Group - Practical Session
  • Analysing Focus Group Data: An Outline

Participants will have an opportunity to consider the use of focus group methods as a stand alone collection method or in mixed methods studies.  The course is twinned with Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques in which participants will gain an introduction to analysing focus group data as well as other types of qualitative data.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To help academic researchers (from all discliplines) to plan and conduct focus group interviews to the standards required for publishing in policy reports or academic journals. 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Focus Groups, Qualitative Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Dynamic PowerPoint Presentations

Event Description

Date: 14 February, 2018

16 participants maximum 

Content:

This course provides participants with an opportunity to learn about more advanced features in PowerPoint in order to incorporate interactivity and multimedia in presentations.  This practical course will include a brief introduction to the package and enable users to create sophisticated presentations that make full use of the software’s functionality.  Topics covered include SmartArt, action buttons, working with images and shapes and using master slides and templates. Participants will also gain experience of linking to other documents, multimedia, creating customised slide shows and saving presentations as image files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using PowerPoint in their lecturers and presentations and those interested in creating a Computer Based Learning package for their students.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment is essential.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Interactive, PowerPoint 2013, Presentations, Computer Based Learning

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Database Part 1 (covers ECDL DB) [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

The course covers: what a database is in terms of tables, records and fields; how to specify fields with data types and field property settings; how to set a field as a primary key, switch between view modes and navigate between records in a table, query or form; how to sort records in ascending or descending order and how to add or delete records in a table; how to apply or remove a filter to a table or form will also be covered, along with how to create and edit queries and reports.  This is part 1 of a 2 part course which may help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. 


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Databases - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: ECDL, Module 5, Database, Databases, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Database Part 2 (covers ECDL DB) [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

The course covers: what a database is in terms of tables, records and fields; how to specify fields with data types and field property settings; how to set a field as a primary key, switch between view modes and navigate between records in a table, query or form; how to sort records in ascending or descending order and how to add or delete records in a table. How to apply or remove a filter to a table or form will also be covered, along with how to create and edit queries and reports. This is part 2 of a 2 part course which may help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. 


Pre-requisites

Introduction to Database Part 1.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Databases - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: ECDL, Module 5, Database, Databases, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Effective Minute Taking

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed  

 

Designed for:

Staff who take minutes at meetings

 

Content:

  • The minute taker's role in the meeting
  • Listening for key points and effective note taking
  • Identifying actions and outcomes and minuting them correctly
  • Presentation and layout of minutes
  • Turning your notes into accurate minutes

 

As an optional extra - course facilitators will be available from 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm to meet with staff on a one to one basis to give them feedback on their minutes.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To provide practical advice and information and develop the confidence and skills needed to take relevant notes at meetings and produce accurate minutes


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Meetings, Minutes, Agenda, Action List, Chairperson, Organisation

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Excel 2: Managing Data [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Continuing from Excel 1: Essentials, this course looks at how to arrange and display both numeric and non-numeric data in Excel to present it in a meaningful manner. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will learn about a variety of techniques which can be employed to make spreadsheets more comprehensible, such as sorting, basic and advanced filtering, conditional formatting and custom number and date formats. Excel Tables and the new data bars, colour scales and icon sets, which can be used for conditional formatting, are among the features new to Excel that will be explored in this course.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn how to use Excel to store and display data and those hoping to take the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Excel 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience of using Excel.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Managing Data, Cell Formats, Number Formats, Date Formats, Filtering, Formatting, Conditional Formatting, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excellence Leadership and Management Development Programme

Event Description

 

Dates:    

Launch Event - 30 November 2017
Module 1: 23-24 January 2018
Module 2: 6-7 March 2018
Module 3: 10-11 April 2018
Module 4: 9-10 May 2018
Close Event: 13 June 2018

 

Designed for:

Applications are welcomed from staff at Academic Grade AC3 and above and Professional Services Grade 8 and above. The primary target group is Directors of Education/Research, Senior Staff of Academic Support Directorates (Grade 9/10) and School Managers.  Staff must demonstrate on the application form, evidence of significant leadership responsibility and potential.

 

Theme: Leading Queen’s into the future

Content:

Management and Leadership skills and behaviours are developed via a programme comprising 360 degree feedback, modules that address the Queen’s key leadership responsibilities and themes of People, Performance and Change, and peer action learning groups.  Participants are also asked to identify a personal leadership challenge through which they can apply practical learning from the programme.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This high level development programme is designed to stretch managers to act into the responsibilities of their role and support them in developing positive leadership behaviours to meet the challenges of managing and leading in a University context.


Booking Information

 

Admission to the programme:

Eligible staff will be invited to apply with the support of their Head of School or Director. 

The programme accommodates 20 participants.

Given the significant investment by the University and participants in the programme, all applications must be supported via a signed statement by Head of School or Director to ensure the applicant's eligibility for the course, alignment with development needs and commitment to attendance at all programmes/events.

Further information including an application form and guidance notes is available on our website www.qub.ac.uk/stdu


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Leadership, Leading, Management, Managing People, Performance, Strategy, Change, Resources, Self Awareness

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Feedback forms and coversheets to encourage students to be self-reflective

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 6 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  15 June 2016

Time:  1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Feedback forms, coversheets, assessment; feedback

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Fire Warden and Evacuation Procedures

Event Description

Date/Time:

17 October 2017, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

6 December 2017, 11.00 am - 12 noon

23 January 2018, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

14 March 2018, 2.30 - 3.30 pm

10 May 2018, 11.00 am - 12 noon

 

Designed for: 

Staff members designated as newly appointed Fire Wardens

 

Content:

  • Fire Legislation
  • Causes of Fire
  • Fire Evacuation Procedures
  • Human behaviour in fire situations
  • Chemistry of combustion
  • Use of extinguishers (Theory)

Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Fire Warden, Evacuation, Legislation, Extinguisher

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Formative Assessment: a balance of activities to achieve learning outcomes

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 3 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:   4 May 2016      Note: this session has been cancelled.  For further information please contact CED.

Time:  1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff.

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment; learning outcomes; formative assessment

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Formative Assessment of Large Classes: supporting effective student learning

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 7 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  22 June 2016

Time: 1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment, feedback, formative assessment, effective student learning

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

General Risk Assessment

Event Description

 

Dates:

11 October 2017

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who need to make risk assessments in the workplace, e.g. Departmental Safety Advisors, Heads of Schools, Technical Services Managers, Laboratory and Workshop Supervisors and Senior Technical Staff. 

 

Content:

  • The Management and Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2000
  • A systematic approach to identifying hazards at work
  • Evaluation of risks
  • Practical aspects
  • How to eliminate or reduce the risk

 


Aims/Aimed at

To advise staff on the need for and how to undertake risk assessments in the workplace.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Risk Assessments, Safety Advisors, Laboratory Supervisors, Management, Hazards

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Good Clinical Practice Training

Event Description

 

Good Clinical Practice training is now only delivered through an e-learning package.  Access to the training is controlled by the University’s Research Governance Team or a Health and Social Care Trust R&D office.  Persons wishing to avail of the training are required to contact researchgovernance@qub.ac.uk and register their interest.


Booking Information


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: research, ethics, guidelines, participants, methodology

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Guide to Computing Facilities

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

The Guide to Computing Facilities presentation is an opportunity for people new to the University to find out about the computing facilities and services available through Information Services. Existing members of staff may also find this session informative as services continue to evolve and develop.


Aims/Aimed at

All staff in the University.


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Essentials, Guide to Computing, Computing Facilities, IT Facilities

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Health and Safety for Co-ordinators

Event Description

 

Dates:

Time:

 

Designed for:  

School and Directorate Health and Safety Co-ordinators and Safety Officers, and School Managers who co-ordinate Health and Safety.

Content:

·         Are you aware of local management responsibilities for Health and Safety?

·         What is the School/Directorate required to do?

·         What is the role of a Safety Co-ordinator?

·         What local procedures need to be in place within the School/Directorate?

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course will provide advice and guidance on how to co-ordinate health and safety matters required at School and Directorate level


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Co-ordinators, Safety Officers, School Managers, Safety, Guidance, Management, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Independent Study: using assessment to help students use this time effectively

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 5 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  1 June 2016

Time:  1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment, independent study; using assessment to help students

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Induction for All New Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

31 October 2017

22 February 2018

7 June 2018

Time:

9.30 am - 1.15 pm

 

Designed for:

All newly appointed staff to the University

This course is an occasion for welcoming new staff to Queen's.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their posts and to briefly highlight some important themes for the University and support for new staff.  You may have been in your new job for a time before the next available event.  However, it is considered to be a required part of your orientation into the University (you may attend more than one central induction event that may be relevant for you as the information is not duplicated).

   


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: New Staff, Orientation, Induction, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Contract Research Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:


21 September 2017

8 March 2018

21 June 2018

Time:

9.00 am - 3.00 pm

 

Designed for:

All newly appointed research staff in the University

 

Content:

 

Welcome and Introduction

 

Research in Queen's:

Queen's Research Strategy

Research funding and the Research Assessment Exercise

 

University policy, expectations and responsibilities for contract research staff

 

UCU Respresentative

 

Training and career development opportunities available for contract research staff

 

Research Ethics

 

Lunch (provided)


Planning your research career

 

Professional development for Queen's researchers

  

  

"Excellent event, sends a very positive message to new staff that they are welcomed and supported"

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This induction is an occasion for welcoming research staff to Queen's and, in some instances, to the community.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their posts in Queen's and to briefly look at some of the main issues in the University relevant to research staff.

This full-day induction introduces issues related to research policies and opportunities at Queen's for contract research staff.  It addresses such items as Queen's Research Strategy, Research funding, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the research staff training and development programme.  The afternoon session will focus on planning your research career and professional development whilst at Queen's.

You may have been in your new job for a time before the next available event but it is considered to be an essential part of your orientation into the University.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events, Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Induction, Welcome, Development, Career, Professional, Support, Resources

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to PivotTables using Excel [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This is a half day course that includes a presentation and a variety of practical exercises. This is an advanced course aimed at staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts. PivotTables are a popular Excel tool for dynamically exploring and analysing large datasets in order to summarise data and make informed decisions. PivotCharts are interactive charts that can be used to visualise PivotTable reports to convey information about patterns and trends within the data. PivotTables can take their source data from within Excel or from external sources like databases, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes and text files, and allow users to analyse data without altering the original data source. This course will provide participants with an introduction to PivotTables and will include topics such as adding and removing fields, applying styles, filtering data, changing field settings and creating PivotCharts.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts.


Pre-requisites

Participants should have completed Excel 1: Essentials before attending this course or should have significant previous experience of using Excel.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, PivotTables and PivotCharts, OLAP Cubes, Large Datasets, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Project Management for Technical Staff

Event Description

 

Date/Time:

 

Designed for:

Technical staff

 

Content:

  • Develop skills in project planning techniques
  • Focus on deadlines
  • Action planning on your projects
  • Organising yourself

Aims/Aimed at

 

This introductory course aims to develop your knowledge of project management skills and encourage you to plan your time effectively.  Examples will focus on research projects.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Technical
Keywords: Organisation, Project Planning, Deadlines, Action Plans, Management, Technical

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to the CMS (Content Management System) [3 hours]

Event Description

Usually run once month during semester - view iTrent/QOL for dates

This course provides an introduction to TERMINALFOUR, the University's Content Management System for web authoring. You will learn how to create and modify the structure of your website and page content, without any prior web authoring knowledge.


Aims/Aimed at

Any member of staff responsible for contributing to their unit’s website.


Pre-requisites

An understanding of web browsing and familiarity with file management are essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Web Authoring - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Web Authoring, CMS, T4

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Clerical Skills Programme

Event Description

  

Programmes for Clerical and Secretarial Staff

 

The Junior Clerical Skills Programme is aimed at clerical staff in grades 2 and 3.

Staff will be required to attend each of the sessions and will gain a "Completion Certificate" from the Staff Training and Development Unit.  (This does not constitute a qualification but an acknowledgement of successful completion). 

 

Aim:

To assist less experienced secretarial staff gain knowledge, skills and confidence to provide a professional secretarial service to teams or managers.

 

Programme Content and Dates:

Working in Queen’s

19 October 2017

10.00 – 1.00

Personal Productivity and Time Management

20 November 2017

10.00 – 1.00

Your Role and Responsibility in the Team

5 December 2017

10.00 – 1.00

Essential Written Communication

8 January 2018

9.30 – 12.30

Providing a Quality Service to Customers

8 February 2018

10.00 – 1.00

Efficiencies Using IT

6 March 2018

9.30 – 12.30

Organisational Skills Around Meetings

23 April 2018

10.00 – 1.00

Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

24 May 2018

9.30 – 4.30

 

NB Organisational Development will put every effort into ensuring that sessions run on the dates and times stated above but it may be necessary to make some changes throughout the year.

 

Applications

The programme requires commitment from participants and their managers as participants will need time to attend all sessions to gain a "completion certificate".  Please do not take up a place unless you fully intend to complete the programme as you may be preventing another member of staff from being given a place.

Applicaiton forms are available on the Organisational Development Website.  Or contact the Organisational Development Team on training@qub.ac.uk or telephone extensions 5350/5381 to obtain an application form for this course.  All applications require management approval. 

Applications for this programme must be returned by 21 September 2017however this programme is popular and staff are advised that places will be allocated primarily on a first-come-first-served basis.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

 

 


Booking Information

 

Application forms for this Programme can be obtained from the Organisational Development website http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/OrganisationalDevelopment/:  

 

Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/OrganisationalDevelopment/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Introduction, Calendar, Committees, Structure, Time, Productivity, Organisation, Output, Team, Roles, Writing skills, Grammar, Proof reading, Punctuation, Quality, Service, Customers, Complaints, Email, Wordprocessing, Shortcuts, Outlook, Meetings, Agenda, Chair, Minutes

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Word Processing: Labels and Mail Merge Using Word [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This practical course is designed to assist those who want to learn about Word’s mail merge feature in order to efficiently create, save and print personalised letters, envelopes and labels. The course will be useful to those wishing to build on their existing knowledge of Word and who want to improve office efficiencies and produce professional mailings.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are already confident at creating and editing documents and who want to learn how to use Word 2010 to print envelopes or labels or to create personalised documents. This course will also benefit those sitting the Advanced ECDL module in Word.


Pre-requisites

Knowledge of using Word


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mail Merge, Personalised Letters, Envelopes and Labels, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Laboratory Demonstrating

Event Description

Date:  18 October, 2017

           17 January, 2018

16 participants maximum 

Content:

  • The role of a demonstrator
  • What makes for effective demonstrating?
  • Planning, preparation and organisation
  • Methods for small group work in the laboratory
  • Communication skills for demonstrators

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for: Those involved with laboratory teaching in Engineering, Science and Health Sciences, in particular laboratory demonstrators and academic and research staff with responsibility for laboratory teaching.

Aim:  To explore methods of teaching in laboratories, drawing on practical experience.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Laboratory, Demonstrating

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Laser Safety

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

New and existing research students and staff who are required to work with lasers in the course of their work.  Refresher training for existing Departmental Laser Safety Supervisors.

Content:

·         Laser systems

·         Classification of lasers

·         Risk assessment of laser systems

·         Eye and skin protection

·         Choice of laser safety eyewear

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to provide awareness of the risks associated with laser systems and processes involving laser systems.  To provide advice on the assessment and control of those risks.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Laser, Risk Assessment, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Making Best Use of Outlook [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Microsoft Outlook is an email and personal information management program that helps users to manage email messages, create appointments, calendars, tasks and contacts and, if required, share these resources. In this course participants will learn useful tips in Outlook: managing email messages, and how to manage the calendar, invite attendees to meetings and view/share calendars, make best use of Contacts, Contact Groups and Tasks. This course will be essential to new members of staff but also valuable to members of staff who have tended only to use email facilities as opposed to contacts, tasks and calendaring; and existing users of Outlook who would like to find out more about the functions that our Exchange service brings to Outlook and Outlook Web Access. Good practice is also discussed.

Course Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs


Aims/Aimed at

New and existing users of Outlook and those planning to take ECDL Module 7.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with the basics of using Windows and folder management is essential


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Outlook, Exchange, Calendar, Email tips, Contacts, Tasks

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Management and Leadership in a Research Role

Event Description

 

Date:

13-14 September 2017 

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Research staff with approximately 4-5 years experience, who have responsibility for managing and mentoring others within the context of their research roles and projects.

This 2-day course is highly participative, practical and focused for staff undertaking research.

 

Aim:  To develop the audience’s knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment.

 

Key Aims/Objectives:     

  • Identify the key elements in a management and leadership role within the context of the research environment.
  • Understand the importance of clear communication to the leadership/manager/mentor role.
  • Develop tools and techniques that can be used to plan, control and deliver work with and through the actions of other people.

 

Practical Transference:  This powerful 2 day programme provides clear insights for learner into their role as a leader.  The programme will make use of real case studies from participants’ own experiences for discussion and review and will draw on peer coaching to embed the skills of coaching for excellent performance conversations.

 

Pre Work – Participant will complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator online before attending the programme.

 

Post Programme – Participants will attend 2 ninety minute Action Learning Sets scheduled to take place 3months and 6 months after the programme is complete.  These sets will support and encourage the transfer of learning from the programme to the “real” work environment

 

Learning Content and Methodology

 

Defining Leadership

  • The role of the Research Leader in Queens University
  • Leadership v Management  - exploring the differences, similarities and where the research leader falls in this.
  • What defines effective Leadership – are leaders born or made?

 

Employee Engagement through Leadership

  • Understanding the importance of employee engagement and motivation in today’s turbulent environments
  • Practical Case Study and Peer Coaching work on engaging staff

 

Personal Awareness & Insights for Leadership

  • Participants will work to identify their personality “type” as seen through the lens of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

 

Communicating with the Team

  • The Team meeting as a powerful communication forum – making it meaningful!
  • Does your team meet together?  Does your team think together?

 

Communicating with Individuals – a Coaching Approach

  • Coaching as a tool to generate excellent conversations and communication with staff
  • Approaching difficult situations and conversations – a construct to deliver feedback and manage a meaningful conversation

 

“Very well prepared and delivered”

 


Aims/Aimed at

To develop the audience’s knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, Research
Keywords: Leadership, Research, Management, Managing, Coaching, Performance management, Team work, Self-awareness, Communication, Motivation, Emotional intelligence

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Manual Handling and Lifting

Event Description

 

Dates:

18 October 2017

 

Time:

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

This course is designed for staff who regularly lift and carry as part of their work. 

Content:

  • Are you lifting and carrying regularly as part of your work?
  • Do you know ways of avoiding lifting and handling?
  • Do you know how to reduce the chances of injury?
  • Are you using safe lifting techniques?

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to highlight handling risks and how to minimise risk of injury, and provide practical demonstration of safe lifting techniques.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Lifting, Carrying, Injury, Lifting Techniques, Hazard

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Peer and self-assessment: encouraging students to take greater responsibility

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff.

 

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Peer and Self-assessment; self-assessment; assessment

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Personnel Procedures

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

All staff with supervisory responsibilities

 

Content:

  • Why have disciplinary and grievance procedures?
  • Responsibility for operating procedures
  • Breakdown of the procedures
  • Absence management 

 

NB: The content of this course is also covered within the two day Supervisory Skills course.


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to help staff become familiar with specific personnel procedures  


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Supervision, Discipline, Grievance, Absence Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Planning Your Research Career

Event Description

 

Date:

3 October 2017 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This short course provides early career researchers with an introduction to career planning in higher education. The topics explored will include: Higher Education in the UK (the research spectrum from Russell Group to post-1992), the role of the researcher, career progression in Higher Education, Understanding the criteria of academic of success (what are the key elements you need to put in place).


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Dynamic PowerPoint [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This course provides participants with an opportunity to learn about more advanced features in PowerPoint 2013 in order to incorporate interactivity and multimedia in presentations. Intended for staff who are already familiar with the basic concepts of creating PowerPoint presentations, this practical course will enable users to create sophisticated presentations that make full use of the software’s functionality. Topics covered will include flow charts, tables, action buttons, working with images and shapes and using master slides and templates. Participants will also gain experience of linking to other documents, multimedia, creating customised slide shows and saving presentations as image files or to the Web.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using PowerPoint either 2007 or 2010 and those intending to take the ECDL Advanced Presentation module.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at PowerPoint 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PowerPoint, Presentations, Animations, Images, Movies, Flow Charts, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Creating Posters using PowerPoint 3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This specialised course will benefit staff who are interested in using PowerPoint 2010 to prepare static presentations for conferences or exhibitions. Participants will learn how to change the page setup to accommodate custom sizes and advice will be provided on how to design research posters in order to achieve maximum impact. Through a practical exercise, the course will also cover useful techniques such as applying an image to the background of the poster, creating basic shapes and diagrams and changing the transparency of text boxes, as well as a brief overview of WordArt and SmartArt.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who have experience in using either PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 and who wish to learn about using it to create posters.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at PowerPoint 1: Essentials or significant experience of using PowerPoint 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PowerPoint, Posters, SmartArt, WordArt, Poster Layout

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Preparing for Academic Interviews

Event Description

 

Dates:

17 October 2017 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This course is designed for research staff applying for senior research positions or lecturehips. The topics explored will include; preparing for interviews, handling interview questions, practice interviews (a chance to hone your interview skills). Research staff attending this course will be offered the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with an experienced senior academic, who will provide individual advice and feed-back.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Preparing for Retirement

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

 

This one-day course is designed for any member of staff who may be reaching retirement - soon or within approximately 3 years.  This course gives staff "time out" to plan for this important stage of their working life and towards retirement.  The course considers the whole picture represented by retirement, covering the positive aspects and working to reduce any potential negative aspects.  This will include considering transferable skills and lifestyle issues.  Participants will also receive relevant financial information to help them make informed decisions about the future (this does not constitute financial advice). 

The aim is to plan and prepare for retirement and consider the impact of this major change in your life.  The course may be appropriate to all staff groups. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

  


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Retirement, Retirement Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Presentation Skills for Research Staff

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Register once for first day to attend both sessions

 

Designed for:

Research Staff

 

Content:

  • What makes a good presentation?
  • Your concerns
  • Preparation
  • Design of content
  • Building of good structure
  • Thinking about delivery techniques
  • Action planning for own presentations

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course aims to encourage you to identify the techniques of good presentations and enable you to put these techniques into practice.  There are two workshops to the course.  Session one involves discussing the skills of presenting and your concerns about making presentations.  In session two you will deliver a presentation and receive feedback.  To make the most of this course you are expected to attend both sessions.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: presenting, presentation, confidence, speaking, engagement, conferences

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Presentation Skills for Support Staff (2 half days)

Event Description

 

Dates/Times: To be confirmed 

 

Designed for:

Support staff who wish to develop and practice presentation skills for use in seminars, meetings, interviews etc.

 

Workshop 1:

  • Overcoming nerves
  • Preparation
  • Knowing your audience
  • Planning
  • Delivery
  • Sensible use of visual aids
  • Practice a one minute presentation

Workshop 2:

Five minute presentation with feedback


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course aims to provide techniques and tools for effective presentations.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Presentation, Preparation, Interpersonal skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Project Planning and Time Management for Researchers

Event Description

 

Date:

18 October 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm 

 

Course content:

  • Develop skills in project planning techniques
  • Focus on research projects
  • Action planning on your projects
  • Enhancing your time management
  • Effectiveness and efficiency as a researcher

Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to develop your project management skills with reference to research projects and encourage you plan your time effectively. It is informed by research on personal effectiveness, motivation and stress within a university setting.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Project, Planning, Techniques, Research, Time Management, Effectiveness

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

Event Description

 

Date:

24 May 2018

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

This session runs as part of the Senior and Junior Clerical Skills Programmes


Booking Information

 

Application forms for the Senior and Junior Clerical Skills Programmes can be obtained from the Organisational Development website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/OrganisationalDevelopment/

Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/OrganisationalDevelopment/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Publication: Planning and Writing

Event Description

 

Writing for Publication: Workshop a.) Planning and Writing (Titles, Abstracts, Introductions and Conclusions)

 

Date: 18 September 2017

Time: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Based on practical activities, this workshop aims to provide structure, advice and motivation through writing a paper for publication.  The half day workshop takes an intensive but intellectually supportive approach, drawing on research into academic writing, evidenced in the education, sociology and linguistic literature.  The session will cover:

  • Planning techniques
  • Understanding the writing process
  • Breaking down the structure of papers to generate writing goals: titles, abstracts, introductions and conclusions
  • Overcoming the difficulties in writing research
  • Techniques for being an effective writer

 

Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, staff or postgraduate, who have or will soon have research they wish to write-up for scholarly publication or data collection. The workshop can either be cross-disciplinary or have a STEM, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences focus.

 

Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions. The workshop is interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models. The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research in to research writing. All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper.

 

Resources: The tutor brings packs of interactive materials and a comprehensive workbook; participants should bring any work they have relating to the paper they wish to write, a copy of a research paper they have read recently and a laptop.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Participants should have a completed draft of their research paper by the end of the workshop series.  In addition, you will learn more about the process of research writing. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publications, Research, Planning, Titles, Abstracts, Introductions, Conclusions

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Radiation Safety: Open Sources

Event Description

 

Dates:

20 September 2017

13 December 2017

 

Time:

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

New and existing research students and staff who are required to work with ionising radiation in the course of their work.  Refresher training for existing Radiation Protection Supervisors.

 

Content:

  • Legal framework for the control of ionising radiation and radioactive substances
  • Use of radionuclides 
  • Hazards and risks presented by radionuclides
  • Practical contamination control
  • Radiation monitoring
  • Emergency procedures
  • Record keeping
  • Environmental protection

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course aims to outline the requirements of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and the Ionising Radiation Regulations (NI) 2000.  It is aimed at those using radioactive material in tracer quantities, to provide practical knowledge to enable delegates to handle ionising radiation safely with an emphasis on practical contaminiation control. 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff, Research
Keywords: Safety, Ionising Radiation, Protection, Radioactive Substances, Radiation, Environment, Emergency, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Research Ethics for University Staff

Event Description

 

Date/Time: To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Academic and research staff

 

Content:

Research should be conducted ethically.  Across a wide range of academic disciplines there is increasing interest in ensuring that the way in which research is conducted does not violate the rights of the humans who are being studied.  In this course we elaborate what ‘research ethics’ is and why all academic researchers – irrespective of what their specific discipline is – should ensure that their research approach is consistent with appropriate ethical guidelines.  We provide a historical overview of the rise in importance of ‘research ethics’, we discuss the philosophical bases of ethics in research and we discuss how applications for research funding must adhere to the need for ‘ethical approval’.  We also provide an opportunity, in the context of specific research examples, to tease out what we think good ethical research practice should be.

In this course staff will be introduced to QUB research ethics standards and expectations. This entails:

  • Delineating QUB research ethics guidelines
  • Exploring the genesis of research ethics and professional body guidelines
  • Introducing the philosophies underpinning research ethics
  • Enabling collaborative reflection on ethically contentious research
  • Equipping staff with knowledge to conduct ethical research produce ethically approvable research grants, and supervise approvable student projects

Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Research, Ethics, Guidelines, Participants, Methodology

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Safety in a Student Placement

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when enough staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Staff with responsibility for organising and managing Student Placements within their School.

Content:

·         UCEA Guidance and responsibilities of each party in the placement process

·         Preparation of students for placement

·         Agreements with placement providers

·         Risk assessment of placements

·         Procedures prior, during and after placement

·         Record keeping

 


Aims/Aimed at

To outline the requirements of the UCEA Guidance and the responsibilities of the University for students going on placement.  To provide practical advice to enable delegates to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to adequately manage the Student Placement process.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Selection Interviewing

Event Description

 

Dates:

28 September 2017

26 October 2017

21 November 2017

19 December 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 3.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Attendance at this one day course for all staff involved in selection panels for staff recruitment is mandatory.  Staff should attend this course if they are to be involved on a selection panel and have not received training before.  The University, as a matter of good practice and as part of its Human Resources policies, has undertaken to train all staff new to the recruitment and selection process. 

 

The course will cover:

  • The skills involved
  • A review of aspects of Equality and Diversity relevant to recruitment
  • The Queen’s Appointment Procedure which must be adhered to by panel members.

 

An online refresher course is available if you have attended the course some time ago.

 

Please note: 

  1. Places on this course are normally in demand, please register to attend training in advance as training places may not be available at short notice prior to an interview panel.  Contact the Human Resources team co-ordinating your selection panel for advice if you have a query as to whether you need to receive this training or if you cannot secure a training place.
  2. Priority will be given to staff who have an urgent requirement to participate in a recruitment panel, therefore staff meeting a longer term training need may be asked to reschedule.
  3. This training is not designed for staff seeking to gain experience as an interview candidate – it is only for interview panel members.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

The University, as a matter of good practice and as part of its Human Resources policies, has undertaken to train all staff involved in the recruitment and selection process. 

The course will include: the skills involved, reviewing the aspects of Equality and Diversity relevant to recruitment and Queen’s procedures which must be adhered to by panel members. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, All Staff
Keywords: Recruitment, Interviews, Interviewing, Selection

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Senior Clerical Skills Programme

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

The Senior Clerical Skills Programme is for those staff who have at least 10 years experience working in Queen's or are in senior grades 4, 5 and 6.  Staff who have previously completed the Junior Secretarial Skills Programme will also be considered for the Senior Secretarial Skills programme however, in the event that we are oversubscribed, priority will be given to those at grades 4 and above.

 

Content:

  • Setting Priorities and Meeting Deadlines
  • Working with a Senior Manager
  • Written Communication Style and Composition
  • Effective Minute Taking
  • Going the extra mile in Customer Care
  • Efficiencies Using IT
  • Event Management
  • Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this Programme is to assist experienced secretarial staff gain further knowledge, skills and confidence to provide a professional secretarial service to senior managers.

 

 


Booking Information

 

Application forms for this Programme can be obtained from the Staff Training and Development Unit's website: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu.  Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Time, Productivity, Priorities, Deadlines, Increasing output, Organisation, Project management, Manager, Role, Interpersonal Skills, Boss, Writing Skills, Writing style, Grammar, Composition, Punctuation, Proof reading, Meetings, Minutes, Agenda, Action List, Committees, Chairperson, Customer care, service, complaint, quality, best, Email, wordprocessing, outlook, shortcuts, deadlines, checklist, plan

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Small Group Teaching

Event Description

Date: 6 September, 2017

          8 November, 2017

         16 January, 2018

          14 February, 2018

          16 May, 2018

 

16 participants maximum

Content:

  • strengths and difficulties with small group teaching
  • aims of small group teaching
  • planning and preparation for small group work
  • encouraging participation
  • communication skills: questioning, responding, listening, explaining
  • methods (e.g., icebreakers, pairs and buzz groups, brainstorming, case-studies)
  • practical applications: video examples

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim:  To explore various methods of teaching small groups, e.g. tutorials, seminars, small groups within larger groups.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Small Group, tutorials, seminars

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

SPSS 1: Introduction to SPSS [1 day]

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

PGs - Sat 29 April please email itcourses@qub.ac.uk to be enrolled

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

SPSS is a popular statistical and data management application for analysts and researchers, used to present and analyse data arranged in a case-by-case structure. This course will provide participants with an introduction to data management and basic statistical output in SPSS. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a number of practical exercises including setting up, coding and saving data; importing pre-existing data; performing data validation/cleaning; performing simple data modifications and displaying some simple descriptive statistics.


Aims/Aimed at

This course along with the SPSS 2 course is aimed at staff who are familiar with basic statistical procedures and who wish to learn about analysing data using SPSS.


Pre-requisites

Knowledge of basic statistics and file management.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SPSS, Datasets, Data Coding, Data validation, Data Cleaning, Data modification, Descriptive Statistics

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

SPSS 2: Data Analysis using SPSS [1 day]

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

PGs - Sat 6 May - email itcourses@qub.ac.uk to be enrolled

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This course will provide participants with knowledge of how SPSS can be used to conduct data analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a number of practical exercises. Topics include: using descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency and dispersion); selecting appropriate statistical tests; testing for significant differences between means using t-tests; cross-tabulations and testing for significant relationships using chi-square; assessing relationships between continuous variables through plots and correlation; graphical display of results.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who have some knowledge of SPSS and statistical analysis.


Pre-requisites

Knowledge of basic statistics. For those new to SPSS the SPSS 1 course is essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SPSS, T-Tests, Chi Square, Plots, Correlation, Charts

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Strategic Health and Safety Risk Management

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Health and safety co-ordinators and senior management involved in managing health and safety.


Content:

·         Strategic Risk Assessment

·         Health and Safety Risk Registers

·         Risk Management Plans

·         Assessment of Risk Control

·         Review of Risk Management

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to enable management to develop strategic health and safety risk registers and risk management plans for the management of health and safety within Schools and Directorates.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Management, Safety Co-ordinators, Risk Registers, Risk Assessment, Plans, Control, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Supervisory Skills for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

13 & 14 November 2017


Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff that have, or hope to have, supervisory responsibilities.


Content:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • Major activities of a supervisor
  • Motivating and delegating to staff
  • Personnel procedures

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide the tools and techniques required to supervise staff with confidence


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational, Technical
Keywords: Management, supervision, motivating staff, delegation, assertiveness skills, personnel procedures, team, discipline, grievance, absence procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Word Processing: Tables and Form Design Using Word [3 hours]

Event Description

There are plans to host further instances of this course during the rest of this academic year. The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Microsoft Word can be used to create forms for completion on a computer that allow users to enter text or select options without altering the structure of the form. This course looks at some of the tools available in Word which can be used to create forms, including text, checkbox and drop-down list fields. Participants will also learn how to create tables in Word and how tables can be used in the layout of forms. Along with the basics of creating forms, the course will cover how to add instructional text to form fields, how to protect the form and how to export data from forms to a spreadsheet file.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Word to edit and format documents and wish to learn how to create tables and data capture forms using Word. The course may also benefit those intending to take the ECDL Advanced module in Word Processing.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Word 1: Essentials or equivalent experience of using Word to format documents and create basic tables.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Tables, Forms, Form Layout, Export Data from forms, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

The Effective Researcher (2 day course)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

This programme is aimed at early career staff researchers.

 

Content:

This course provides essential tools and skills for busy researchers.  The course covers:

 

  • project management - for your own projects, and in assisting others with their projects, including the creativity of developing new projects.
  • prioritisation of competing tasks and managing complex, diverse workloads.
  • people management - managing others and being managed.
  • communication about your research, your goals and yourself.
  • orientation within your longer-term career.

 

This is an intensive two-day programme that uses a series of experiential learning activities to explore the practical skills required for successful project management and the further development of intellectual independence.  Full attendance on both days is required as programme activities have been designed to integrate self-awareness and learning across key areas of project management and career development.  At this event Queen’s researchers will be joined by researchers from University College Dublin and Dublin City University.

 

Previous participants

http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/crs/LATESTNEWS/STDUNews/EffectiveResearcherProgramme/ 

 

Timetable

Programme overview

Day 1

Programme introduction

Effective researcher poster

Why are you doing research?

Designing your research environment (with break)

Lunch

Wacky recruiters

Working with others: Organising time and planning

Time and task: Prioritisation

Creative problem solving

Day 1 Wrap-up

 

Day 2

Session

Working with others: Taking in information and communicating arguments effectively

Communication

Collaboration challenge (with break)

Lunch

Cultural understanding activity

Conversation mapping

Action planning

Day 2 Wrap-up and course close

 

Dr Vivien Hodges was one of the participants.  She viewed the course as “challenging both on a personal and intellectual level but extremely rewarding in terms of identifying personal goals, providing a greater self-awareness of learning and working styles, clarifying career plans, recognising strengths (and weaknesses!) and overall left me determined to take control of my career.  The facilitators made sure there was a good mix of fun and serious activities and we finished by writing down a set of personal goals.  I could not recommend this course highly enough to all researchers, in particular for staff early in their career, to develop personal and practical skills required for effective job performance and career progression.”

 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: project, planning, techniques, research, time management, effectiveness, career development, research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Student Voice: designing assessment with students as partners

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

Assessment Seminar 9 in a series of 9.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.

Date:  6 July 2016

Time: 1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration:  Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: assessment, feedback, designing assessment

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Time Management for Support Staff

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Support staff but especially those who work in offices.


Content:

  • The need for time and priority management
  • Identifying areas of time wastage
  • Working with your manager
  • Reviewing personal and organisational objectives
  • How to effectively manage paperwork and telephone calls
  • Plan proactive and reactive time
  • Action plans

Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is designed to introduce the skills of organising your time to achieve objectives and to be more effective in today's increasingly busy workplace.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Time, management, organisation, output, productivity, prioritise

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Training Skills for Occasional Trainers (3 half days)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

8 participants maximum

 

Designed for:

  • Staff who wish to deliver training to staff within their areas or to various groups of people
  • No previous training experience is required


Content:

  • Planning and preparing training activities
  • How people learn
  • Providing opportunities for learning
  • Effective training methods and techniques
  • Deal with common difficulties encountered in training
  • Designing, delivering and evaluating a training session

 

Participants will design and deliver a short training session and will receive feedback.


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course aims to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of how to design, deliver and evaluate effective training.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Training, Preparation, Design, Delivery, Interpersonal Skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Use of Fire Extinguishers

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour               

 

Designed for:

All staff – to improve fire safety measures.  This course will provide enhanced training for Fire Wardens and staff who work in high risk areas.

This is a practical course which covers the Chemistry of Combustion and the use of Fire Extinguishers.  Participants will be given an opportunity to extinguish fires in controlled conditions using various fire extinguishers. 

All staff require greater awareness of fire safety and it is advisable that all departments have staff who are familiar with the use of fire extinguishers.

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide "hands-on" training in use of fire extinguishers


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Warden

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

QuestionMark (for Computer Assisted Assessment)

Event Description

Date:    11 October, 2017

             24 November, 2017

             11 April, 2018

             15 June, 2018

17 participants maximum

Content:

During this practical session, participants will have the opportunity to create a range of question types, add them to an assessment and schedule the assessment for themselves.  Scheduling for a group of students will also be covered.  Questions will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring along their own module material on which they can base their questions.  Use of reports and exporting data, from assessments will also be examined.

 

It is also recommended that participants have attended the CED session on design of CAA questions and good practice in question writing.

 

 

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA).


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment and file management would be beneficial although not essential.

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, Feedback, Computer Assisted, CAA, QuestionMark, QuestionMark Perception

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using the Computer and Managing Files / ECDL Module 2 [3 hours]

Event Description

This course is available on request.

This course is ideal for staff who wish to increase their confidence in using a computer and improve their efficiency at file management techniques. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will learn how to use Windows Explorer to organise files and folders, create folders and subfolders, and rename and move files and folders. The course will cover the different views that can be used when managing files and how to create ‘read-only’ files; and there is an opportunity to learn about good practice in data security, about Windows updates, anti-virus protection and file backup. The course will also look at the new features of Windows 7, in particular using Aero Themes and features.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff members who wish to learn more about file management, good practice in data security and those taking ECDL Module 2.


Pre-requisites

None.


Booking Information

Book via itrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: File management, PC Protection, PC security, ECDL

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Using the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software

Event Description

Date:   27 September, 2017

            30 October, 2017

            7 February, 2018

            16 May, 2018

16 participants maximum

Content:

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the facilities of the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software allowing participants the opportunity to set up assignments and view originality reports. The software compares electronic copies of student assignments with a range of online sources and also a bank of previously submitted student work.  In this way it can detect text matches which might be due to plagiarism.

The course will focus on how the tool may be used to illustrate the nature of plagiarism to students with a view to preventing plagiarism. The University’s recommended approaches to doing this in both the UG and PG contexts will be covered.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software to assist in the prevention of plagiarism of both online sources and other student assignments.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment.

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: https://login.qol.qub.ac.uk/home/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, Feedback, TurnitinUK, Originality Checking Software, Plagiarism

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Writing Learning Outcomes to Support and Guide Good Learning and Teaching

Event Description

ASSESSMENT SEMINARS

This is Seminar 2 of a series of 9 on assessment.  Staff can attend any or all of the seminars.


Date: 27 April 2016              Please note that this seminar has been cancelled.  

Time 1.10 pm - 1.50 pm


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic and teaching staff.

Aims:  The purpose of the sessions is to give an overview of the topic followed by discussion and an opportunity for a follow-up session, either individually or in a group where we can work with you in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.  The sessions will examine the balance of formative and summative assessments at the module and programme level and follow up sessions will consider strategies suitable for your students and your discipline.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Assessment, Feedback, Learning outcomes, Formative assessment, Summative assessment

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 02890971447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Writing Skills for Support Staff

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

University Support Staff


Content:

  • Identifying readers' needs and their level of expertise
  • Making sure you write the right document
  • Tailoring content to your readers' needs
  • Getting the message across, using Plain English
  • Ensuring clarity
  • Avoiding common errors of grammar, punctuation and use of English
  • Ten tips for improving readability
  • How to re-read more effectively
  • Editing techniques
  • Compiling a proofreading checklist

Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to provide information on planning, writing and editing memorandums, emails and letters with greater speed, confidence, accuracy and effectiveness.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Writing Skills, Grammar, Punctuation, Proof reading, Writing style

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing your academic CV

Event Description

 

Dates:

9 November 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This course is designed for research staff applying for senior research positions or lectureships.  This is a half-day course that introduces early stage researchers to the fundamentals of “the most important document you may ever write”!  The topics explored will include; your experience checklist, tailoring your CV to the role (researcher, senior researcher, lecturer), CV Design, guidelines for an academic CV, CV critique.


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at research staff applying for senior research poisitions or lectureships.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Academic Career Development and Promotion Seminar

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

This seminar provides some basic advice and guidance on planning and developing your academic career with the aim of successfully applying for promotion.  It covers issues you need to consider and address before starting to prepare a promotion application, and advises on how to complete the paperwork and in particulare the Academic CV.  Some advice is also included on obtaining feedback should your application be unsuccessful. 

The seminar should last approximately 1 hour, including time for questions.  Professor Francis Keenan is leading the ongoing development of the Academic CV at Queen's.  As Head of School, he has either chaired or been a member of numerous promotion panels within Queen's.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Academic, Career Development, Promotion

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Access and workshops on nature masterclasses: scientific writing and publishing

Event Description

 

Access and workshops on nature masterclasses: scientific writing and publishing

Do you want to learn more about the publication process?

As a further element in the researcher development programme, Queens researchers now have access to the online Nature Masterclasses series, focusing on scientific writing and publishing.  The online programme aims to support researchers to get published in journals, supporting researchers during the writing process, to better understand the manuscript selection process and what happens to papers after submission. 

To give you a more detailed overview of the uses and benefits of these materials two workshops will be held each focusing on different elements of the Nature masterclass materials:

16th May: Planning and Writing a Paper: titles, abstracts, introductions and conclusions

14th June: Selecting a Journal and the Publication Process

Both sessions will run from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, at STDU, 7 Lennoxvale and will be delivered by Dr Dan Soule.  We will also provide information on accessing the online materials.

Logo of Nature Masterclass - Paul

 

Nature Masterclasses

Learn how to get published in top journals

Queen's has access to the Nature Masterclasses online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing. 

The course is taught by editors from the Nature journals, contains 15 modules, and covers the entire scientific publishing process - from writing a paper to publication.

Access is available to Queen's students of all levels, postdoctoral fellows, faculty staff and administrators.  Note that the course focuses on natural sciences.

Start your access:

To start using the course, make sure you are using Queen's internet or Wifi, or access it remotely and sign up on the Nature Masterclasses website: https://masterclasses.nature.com/users/sign_up

Once signed up you will have immediate access to the course.

https://masterclasses.nature.com/courses/28

 


Booking Information

To book a place at the workshop log onto Queens Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - then select Training Courses from the list on the left of the page. When searching for the course on the online registration system please ensure you use the exact wording from the above course title.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Nature, Planning, Writing,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Achieving your potential (Support Staff)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Support staff in grades 1 - 6

 

Aim:

To give each individual an understanding of their strengths and potential and how they can harness these to achieve their goals.

 

Content:

• Discovering your strengths (including a pre-course online questionnaire)

• Personal SWOT analysis

• Setting goals and action plans

• Gaining support and building resources


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational
Keywords: Achieving, Potential

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

An introduction to cultural awareness and sensitivity

Event Description

Dates:

10 October 2017

15 November 2017

13 December 2017

13 February 2018

20 March 2018

11 April 2018

8 May 2018

 

Time:

9.30 am - 12.45 pm

 

Course Objectives

  • Explore the meaning of ‘culture’ and what it means to you
  • Identify key stages of cultural adjustment and possible effects of culture shock
  • Develop sensitivity to ways in which cultural differences may affect your interactions with international students
  • Better understand some of the customs and cultural norms in the countries highlighted as ‘key markets’ in the universities Internationalisation strategy (e.g. China and Malaysia)
  • To promote a positive approach to cultural sensitivity within the institution

 


Aims/Aimed at

To increase cultural awareness and sensitivity among those working with international students.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click Employment Details and click on the iTrent training link


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Cultural Awareness, International,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Applying for Research Grants - Financial Guidance (Post Award)

Event Description

Date:

26 June 2017

Time:

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Venue:

Administration Building, Committee Room A

 

Overview:

Covering key aspects of project management including financial management focusing on post award of research projects.

• Overview of the stages and activities involved in the lifecycle of a typical research grant;

• Overview of the Professional Support functions in place to support each stage;

• Project budgeting, overheads and the distribution of research grant funding;

• Systems and Management Information available to assist with the effective management of research grants;

• Terms and conditions of funding from a range of Funders;

• Support provided by Research Finance;

• Requirements and responsibilities of PIs and their Schools;

• Good practice in financial management of research grants;

• Audit requirements


Aims/Aimed at

Who should attend? Principal Investigators and others involved in grant management.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - under services, select Administration, then Employment details and click on iTrent Self Service.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Grant, management, funding, project

Course Contact Details

Name: Finance Skills Training
Telephone: 3020
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Applying for Research Grants - Financial Guidance (Pre Award)

Event Description

Date:

14 June 2017

Time:

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Venue:

Main Site Tower, OG/010

 

Overview:

This ‘Pre Award’ half day training session is delivered jointly by the three Faculty Finance (Research) teams.

This training session will focus on research grants pre award aspects including Full Economic Costing, pFACT costing tool, pricing, budget setting, authorisation framework, submission of applications, contract negotiation and grant set up.

Outcomes to include an understanding of:

• University grant processes;

• Costing projects and understanding project viability;

• Completing and submitting grant applications;

• Application approval;

• Updating University systems and records;

• Reviewing offers of funding;

• Approval of awards;

• Setting up financial accounting records for research grants and agreeing budgets;


Aims/Aimed at

Who should attend? Principal Investigators, co-investigators, researchers, staff involved in submission of research grant proposals


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - under services, select Administration, then Employment details and click on iTrent Self Service.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Grants, costing, pricing, budget

Course Contact Details

Name: Finance Skills Training
Telephone: 3020
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Basic Accounting

Event Description

Date:

22 June 2017

Time:

9.00 am - 11.00 am

Venue:

Main Site Tower, OG/009

 

Overview:

This course is an introduction to double-entry bookkeeping as well as to the basic accounting concepts and financial statements.

Upon completion of the course, participants should have an understanding of the following:

• Accounting Concepts (E.g. Accruals Concept)

• Basic Accounting Equation

• Basic Accounting Transactions

• How to prepare a Journal and Perform Double Entry

• What are Financial Statements and why do we use them

• What different types of account codes mean

• How to perform a Bank Reconciliation


Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at all clerical staff in a finance related role who are interested in learning Basic Accounting Skills and theory.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - under services, select Administration, then Employment details and click on iTrent Self Service.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Finance, accounting, bookkeeping, transactions

Course Contact Details

Name: Finance Skills Training
Telephone: 5372
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Biological Safety and Genetic Modification

Event Description

 

Dates:

14 September 2017

16 November 2017

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff or research students who undertake microbiological and/or genetic modification activities in university laboratories.

 

Aim:

This course will provide necessary health and safety advice for those working in a microbiological laboratory.  The legal and safety issues involved when undertaking genetic modification procedures will also be explained. 

 

Content:

• Risk Assessment

• Anti-terrorism Crime & Security Act

• ACDP Pathogen Hazard Groups 1-4

• CL2 and CL3 Physical and Procedural Containment

• Microbiological Safety Cabinets

• Clinical Waste

• Definition of Genetic Modification?

• Duties under GM Legislation

• Classification of GMOs

• University and Government approval procedures

• GM Risks


Aims/Aimed at

Staff or research students who undertake microbiological and/or genetic modification activities in university laboratories.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: Operational, Research, Technical
Keywords: Biological, Safety, Genetic, Modification

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Communicating Assertively (Support Staff)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Understand what assertiveness is and learn some of the techniques to improve your communication with others.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational
Keywords: Communication, Assertiveness

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Communicating the Impact of your Research

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

A lot of hard work and time goes into conducting research. And then more time and work goes into publishing the results. And yet sadly many papers are never read and many findings are never translated into practice. So how do you communicate effectively about your research and its impact? This is important to fulfil funding obligations, to create further funding and collaboration opportunities, to encourage the application of your findings and for your own career. In this workshop you will learn strategies for: Developing a communication strategy; Pitching your message to the your audience; How to make it accessible without dumbing down; Dealing with media; Using new media; Developing your one minute pitch; Dealing with the discomfort of it all. Who is it for? Any researcher or research student who wants to better communicate their research.


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is aimed at any researcher or research student who wants to better communicate their research.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Communication, Impact

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Communicating Your Research

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

This workshop will help you develop a strategy for communicating your research. It will look at the classic academic forms of communication – publishing articles/books and presenting at conferences and how to use these effectively. The workshop will also look at how to communicate the impact of your research to a non-academic audience. This will include the traditional media, new media and community engagement activities. At the end of the workshop you will draw up your own communication strategy.

 

The topics covered will include:

  • Traditional academic outputs - papers, books
  • Being a productive writer - tips and strategies for effective writing
  • Conferences - making good use of conferences; presenting with confidence
  • Non-academic communication - the range of options; newspapers, radio, TV; professional journals; new media, blogs, Twitter, ResearchGate; Community engagement activities
  • Your communication strategy

 

This workshop is presented by Hugh Kearns, author of the Epigeum on-line course Communicating Your Research which is available on-line to Queens University staff.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop a strategy for communicating your research.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Communication, research, strategy, presenting, engagement

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Creating infographics and visual content (3 hours)

Event Description

“People expect the world to be so much more visual than it’s ever been before.” 
David Marcus, Facebook’s Head of Messenger

In this workshop we will practice using Piktochart, Canva and Sway, free tools which allow us to create professional, visually appealing social media posts, infographics, newsletters and more.


Booking Information

Book via QOL/iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Creating the Seven Secrets of Highly Successful PhD Students (for supervisors)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

You know what your research higher degree (RHD) student should be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Despite your best efforts to set up good habits for your student, it does not work. Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a RHD easier for your students and for you? Students attending the seven secrets workshop have consistently reported a marked improvement in their progress towards completing their RHD. Now they have asked us to please tell their supervisors the same things! This course gives you practical strategies to deal with common problems such as: supervisor/student relations; dealing with writer’s block; attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to the RHD – it’s not a Nobel prize; getting your student to seek help when they are stuck; the student who never has enough time; treating the RHD like a job; keeping on going when the going gets tough. Who is it for? Supervisors of research students at any point in their candidature.


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Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at supervisors of research students


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: Queen's Online
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, PhD

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Customer Care Fundamentals

Event Description

 

Date:

22 November 2017

Time:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

This half day course will give staff the knowledge and skills to provide excellent service and meet customer needs.

 

Content:

  • Valuing our customers
  • Identifying customer needs (listening to our customers)
  • Taking ownership of problems
  • Diffusing angry customer situations

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational
Keywords: Customers, service, quality

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing and Submitting an EPSRC First Grant Scheme Proposal

Event Description

Specifically the course will cover the development of an EPSRC First Grant proposal, and covers all aspects of the preparation and submission process and developing a Host Organisation Statement. Colleagues from the Research Finance Office will provide advice on the accurate costing of a bid and give an introduction to the Joint Electronic Submission system (JeS) and the mechanics of completing the necessary fields and submitting a bid. A recent EPSRC First Grant awardee will share his/her experience of preparing a bid.

Wed 9 March 2016 - 10.00-12.30


Aims/Aimed at

EPSRC First Grant Applicants


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: EPSRC First Grant

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Developing and Submitting an EPSRC First Grant Scheme Proposal

Event Description

The course will cover the development of an EPSRC First Grant proposal, specific aspects include (i) the Case for Support (ii) Pathways to Impact (iii) National Importance (iv) Budget Considerations (v) Using Je-S and submission (vi) Tackling Reviewers’ Comments. A Recent EPSRC First Grant awardee will share their experience of preparing a proposal and participate in the end of session Q&A.

Wednesday 19 October 2016 - 10.00 - 12.00pm

Wednesday 15 February 2017 - 10.00 - 12.00pm


Aims/Aimed at

Early Career Researchers including Post-Doctoral Researchers in the EPS Faculty


Booking Information

www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: First Grant, EPSRC

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Assertiveness

Event Description

 

Date:

Time:

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Defining Assertiveness

Recognise the differences between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviours

Understanding what assertiveness is not

Self-reflection – the benefits of assertive behaviour to you

The language of assertiveness

Assertiveness tools and techniques

Building confidence in assertiveness skills


Aims/Aimed at

To develop target audience in the core Queen’s behaviour of leading and managing others through communicating assertively.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Stress, Communication, Aggressive, Coping, Assertive, Resilience, Confidence

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Creative Thinking and Innovation

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Course Overview:

The aim of this course is to to develop target audience in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through thinking creatively and innovatively to generate solutions) This course introduces practical tools and techniques that can be used effectively to help create solutions within the context of project work, for facilitating group discussions or in team meetings. This will help managers and leaders get the most from their team, achieve objectives, identify opportunities and achieve cost-savings.

Participate in this interactive workshop and apply a number of techniques to your own personal circumstances as well as plan immediate actions.

 

Key areas to be addressed include:

• Understanding the background to creativity, innovation and imitation

• Exploring how to generate new perspectives and ideas

• Stimulate new ways of thinking

•Explore how to generate new ideas & original solutions quickly and easily

 

In conjunction with this course, it is advised to also attend the Getting it Right – Problem Solving & Decision Making workshop.


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is aimed at managers/leaders and professional specialists in both Academic related (grade 7 and above) and Academic (AC2 and above) mid level.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic Related
Keywords: Risk, Creativity, Innovation

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Effective Teamworking

Event Description

 

Date:

Time:

 

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

We all have individual skills and attributes, objectives and goals. In a team environment, we assume individuals will work well as a unit. This can be a challenge – for any team to work together to deliver objectives and achieve results while maintaining good relationships and respect for others. This practical course will look at ways of ensuring the team delivers while acknowledging the individual


Aims/Aimed at

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of effective teamworking.

 

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • What is a team?  Why they work, when they might not work and understanding the elements that make up a successful team.
  • Understanding team roles and how they complement functional roles
  • Building and sustaining a team culture
  • Improving motivation and morale in the team
  • Ensuring everyone plays their part – building accountability and responsibility

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Team Working, Team, Team Environment, Communication, Achieving Objectives, Respect, Difference, Relationships

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Enhancing Your Report Writing

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Participate in this practical workshop to enhance how you communicate through writing.

This workshop will focus on the areas:

• Understanding and applying the essential principles of effective writing

• Selecting and using an appropriate style

• Writing accurately and influentially

• Presenting written documents in a clear, precise, professional style for a range of readers

• Critically reviewing and editing reports quickly and constructively Participants will bring a piece of their own report writing to use as a live example applying what is learnt in the workshop. Effective and not so effective reports will b elooked at and learned from.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through project managing activities).


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Audience, Clarity, Communication, Style, Editing, Professional, Precise, Accuracy, Influence, Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Instilling a Customer Focus

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

 

Key areas to be addressed include:

 

 

  • Understand what is meant by Service Quality
  • Service Quality in a Higher Education Context
  • Understanding customers, appreciating their needs, and seeing things from their point of view
  • Managing and exceeding customer expectations
  • Creating a positive customer experience
  • Managing and actioning customer complaints
  • Establishing and setting clear standards for their dept (Service Level Agreements) in relation to both internal and external customers
  • Continuous Improvement

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of Instilling a Customer Focus (through providing excellent service quality).

 

For those staff who would like to understand the needs of both internal and external customers and provide an excellent level of service to meet those needs.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Service, Customer, Expectations, Service Standards, Complaints, Customer Needs, Internal, External

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Leading Change in HE

Event Description

 

Date:

8 November 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

This interactive workshop may help staff develop skills to:

  • Understand the importance of anticipating change and adapting accordingly
  • Understand their own reaction to change and the impact that change may have on others
  • Managing the change process
  • Managing and supporting others through the change process

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of managing change.  It is important to understand that the success or failure of a change initiative depends as much on personal attitude as corporate activities. 

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Difficult Conversations

Event Description

 

Dates:

14 November 2017

Time:

9.15 am - 1.15 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).  Please see attached document for more information.

 

This course will help you:

  • Understand what are the features of a difficult conversation;
  • understand the challenges associated with confronting or avoiding;
  • appreciate different values, beliefs and perceptions;
  • understanding what is said and what is unsaid;
  • navigating through a step by step process to tackling a difficult conversation with confidence.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of leading and managing others.

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Performance Effectively

Event Description

 

Date:

22 November 2017

Time:

9.15 am - 1.15 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).  Please see attached document for more information.

This interactive workshop may help staff develop skills to:

  • set clear expectations for others;
  • effectively plan and allocate work to realise objectives according to the strengths of others;
  • support and develop others to realise their full potential;
  • monitor performance effectively;
  • recognise and acknowledge good performance and take clear actions to address ineffective individual performance. 

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of managing and leading others through effective performance management.  A confident Queen's manager/leader can secure buy in and engagement of others by creating a positive and inclusive work environment, and promoting a positive approach to performance by focusing on performance over process.

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Leadership, Management, Performance, Feedback, Objectives, Action, Reward, Behaviour, Engagement, Positive, Strengths, Development Areas

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Negotiation and Influencing Skills

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of negotiating and influencing within the workplace to achieve and win outcomes.

Key areas to be addressed include:

• Understand what negotiation is

• Understand when it is appropriate to negotiate

• Appreciate the different approaches to negotiation

• Understand the benefits of influencing others to see your way of thinking

• Identifying situations when it is appropriate to use negotiation

• Knowing your own style of negotiation and its advantages and disadvantages

• Using a staged approach to negotiation

• Developing skills for conducting effective negotiation conversations Please note this course is not intended to concentrate on commercial negotiation.


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is aimed at mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Negotiation, Influencing,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Transition to Management

Event Description

 

Date:

5 October 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

 

Overview:

When your role changes from being an individual contributor to a manager, that transition can be very challenging.  This workshop gives you the opportunity to work with your peer group to explore the mind-set change, and the skills required to make the transition effective.

Key areas to be explored:

Identity – Who are you?

Functional Expert?

Manage?

Leader?

Transition – What is required of you in your new role

The Role: What you bring

The Role: What you need to do

Making the transition effectively – Key Points


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of managing and leading others . This course is aimed at those staff (Academic related grade 7 and above, Academic grade AC2 and above) who have moved into a role where they need to manage others.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic Related
Keywords: Management, Transition

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Working with Partners - Skills for Collaborative Working

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Managers/leaders and professional specialists in both A related (grade 7 and above) and Academic (Grade AC2 and above) mid level.

 

Overview:


The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of consulting with and working in partnership with others.  For thsoe staff who would need to develop the practical approaches and political awareness to be able to operate as a professional partner and work collaboratively with others.  This practical workshop will ehlp you develop skills that allow you to practically engage and communicate as a professional partner, learn how to support and engage with your partners by being an enabler not a barrier. 

This workshop will explore the following areas:

  • The benefits of working collaboratively with others
  • Building relationships
  • Generating ideas
  • Building consensus
  • Managing accountability
  • Overcoming barriers that may occur during collaboration

Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Partner, Partnership, Internal Customer, Needs, Expectation, Confidence, Influence, Behaviours, Skills, Professional, Challenge, Business, Engage

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Diagrams Made Easy with Microsoft Publisher, Word and PowerPoint

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule. Course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates

Many people aren’t aware that they already have Microsoft Publisher as one of the standard Office applications. It can be used to create professional looking brochures, cards, flyers, etc. As well as the range of templates provided, documents can be created from scratch, by inserting text boxes and images.
Although some useful drawing features in Word and PowerPoint have been moved to Publisher, other features remain, such as SmartArt, built-in text boxes and ClipArt editing. This course covers using the best of all three packages and includes tips on professional printing.


Pre-requisites

Experience of using other Microsoft applications with ribbon and tabs (Word, etc.)  An understaning of Word Processing would be very useful.


Booking Information

To book a place on a training course, log onto Queen's Online (www.qub.ac.uk/qol), then select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: DTP, Desktop Publishing, PR, publishing, publisher, Leaflet, Brochures, page layout and design

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 9097 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Digital Literacies Workshop 1: Using technology to improve curriculum design

Event Description

Date:     01 November, 2017

In this workshop, we will examine the various stages in curriculum design and suggest strategies, ideas and resources to improve your own curriculum design. It will help you to identify opportunities in the planning and delivery, assessment and feedback of the courses you deliver where technology could be used effectively.

We will look at examples of current practice and how lecturers in Queen’s can taking advantage of new technologies to develop responsive curriculum to meet the needs and goals of our students and employers in the modern workplace.

There will be an opportunity for hands-on practical development of these ideas using selected software and learning technologies.

UKPSF – A1: Design and plan learning activities and/ or programmes of study


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: CED course Digital Literacies Workshop Using technology improve curriculum design

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Digital Literacies Workshop 2: Using digital technologies to enhance content delivery

Event Description

Date:      06 December, 2017

The ability to understand and use digital technologies in everyday tasks (digital literacy) extends to all aspects of teaching and learning. In this workshop we will review some of the more traditional models of content delivery and explore the advantages, disadvantages and requirements of new pedagogic approaches.

We will look at how the emergence of new technologies can open up possibilities for varied modes of content delivery. We will examine how lecturers are using digital technology to develop resources to support learning and look at examples of current practice in Higher Education.

There will be an opportunity to gain practical experience using selected software and hardware to create digital resources for learning.

UKPSF – A2: Teach and/ or support learning


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Digital Literacies Workshop Using digital technologies to enhance content delivery CED course

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Digital Literacies Workshop 3: Using Digital Tools for Assessment and Feedback

Event Description

Date:    21 March, 2018

This workshop will demonstrate how technology-enhanced assessment and feedback can extend or add value to the strategies, processes, procedures and systems used throughout the assessment life cycle. We will consider new ideas and innovative practices to enhance and improve assessment of knowledge and comprehension and feedback to students.

We will look at the types of tools and technologies which are available to staff in Queen’s for formative and summative assessment and how to use them well. We will examine the range of ways in which technology can transform feedback and how to select the appropriate tools to give feedback to your students.

There will be an opportunity for hands-on practical use of selected digital assessment and feedback tools.

UKPSF - A3: Assess and give feedback to learners


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Digital Literacies Workshop Using Digital Tools for Assessment and Feedback CED course

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Digital Literacies Workshop 4: Using technology to transform the student learning experience

Event Description

Date:      12 April, 2018

This workshop explores innovative use of tools and technologies to extend the classroom and enhance the student learning experience. We will look at ways to meet and exceed students’ expectations and ensure they have a satisfactory digital experience while studying at Queen’s.

You will analyse how you currently respond to the changing digital needs and expectations of your students and what you do to engage students in the learning process. You will look at how you support students’ use of digital tools and resources in the curriculum.

There will be an opportunity to gain some hands-on experience of technologies used in the physical learning spaces in Queen’s.

UK PSF – A4: Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities, Student Support and Guidance, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Digital Literacies Workshop Using technology to transform the student learning experience CED course

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Essentials of Budgeting

Event Description

Date:

6 June 2017

Time:

9.15 - 11.15 am

 

Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide budget holders with an overview of how to manage budgets. The course will cover the theory and practice of budgetary control, provide an overview of the budgeting process at Queen’s, how budgets are set, how to manage budgets, Dashboard reporting and how to interpret Dashboard and also forecasting.


Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed for anyone involved in managing a budget


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Finance, Budget, Forecasting

Course Contact Details

Name: Helen Byers
Telephone: 3020
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Essentials of Budgeting for Faculty

Event Description

Date:

14 June 2017

Time:

9.15 am - 11.15 am

Venue:

Main Site Tower, OG/010

 

Overview:

Upon completion of the course, participants should have an understanding of the following:

• The purpose of a budget / set of estimates

• Budgeting terms

• Where the Faculty budget comes from

• How to manage the budget

• How to prepare a set of estimates


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of how non-research Faculty budgets are allocated and managed as well as how to prepare a set of quarterly estimates.

The course is aimed at Faculty Staff who are involved in the management of non-research budgets and preparation of estimates.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - under services, select Administration, then Employment details and click on iTrent Self Service.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Budget, estimates

Course Contact Details

Name: Finance Skills Training
Telephone: 3020
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Ethics and Governance in Health and Social Care Research

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

 

Training on use and completion.  Are you planning research involving health and social care patients or clients?  Do you need to seek R&D permission from a Trust for research involving their staff?  Will you be undertaking a clinical trial of a medicinal product?  If the answer is yes, you will be required to complete an IRAS application form.  IRAS is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals required for health and social care research in the UK.  It enables you to enter the information about your project once by using filters to ensure that the data collected and collates is appropriate to the type of study and the permissions and approvals required. 

In order to gain the maximum benefit from the training and ask questions relevant to your study, ensure you have set up an IRAS account before attending: https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Integrated, Research, Application, IRAS, Ethics, Governance, Health, Social, Care,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Facebook for Beginners

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This course can be offered for your unit/area if there are more than 6 delegates.

This is for any staff member who is interested in using Facebook for social networking.

This course will introduce participants to the key features of Facebook and will discuss the various issues surrounding its use. Topics covered will include publishing updates, organising friends, Facebook Pages, privacy settings and social networking etiquette.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online.


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Social Media, Facebook, introduction, social networking

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science Disciplines

Event Description

The workshop will cover opportunities from the RCUK, The Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust. The emphasis will be on the EPSRC scheme and The Royal Academy of Engineering, particularly the Research Fellowship scheme aimed at Post-Doc and PhD Early Career Researchers. The workshop will cover application procedures and tips on writing a competitive Case for Support. Current holders of fellowships will participate in the end of session Q&A.

Wednesday 16 November 2016 - 10.00 - 12.00pm

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - 10.00 - 12.00pm


Aims/Aimed at

Researchers at all career stages including Post-Doctoral Researchers in the EPS Faculty


Booking Information

www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Fellowship, EPS

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Fieldwork Safety

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest and staff on the waiting list will then be contacted. 

 

This course will outline the requirements of the Universities sector guidance to enable Schools to develop risk assessments and health and safety management systems for field work and field trips.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Fieldwork, Safety

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Fire Safety for Managers and Supervisors

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest. 

 

This course is designed for managers who have a responsibility for fire safety in University buildings and is especially relevant to "premises fire officers".  It will include; fire legislation, fire risk assessment, the responsibilities of the appropriate person, the role of the University Fire Officer, the Fire Safety Manual and Log Book, Fire evacuation procedures and liaison with the Fire and Rescue Service.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Fire, Safety, Managers and Supervisors

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

First Aid Courses

Event Description

 

Health and Safety

First Aid Courses

First Aid Courses are arranged by the Safety Service.  There are two levels of First Aid training.

1. First Aid at work Certificate

This qualification requires 3 days training and concludes with a practical examination. The training can be delivered over 3 consecutive days during a week or 1 day per week over a 3 week period.

2. Emergency First Aid at Work (Appointed Persons)

This is basic First Aid training to allow an individual to give assistance to a qualified First Aider in an emergency situation. This training is delivered over 1 day.

3. Refresher training

Both levels of First Aid training require refresher training every 3 years. First Aid at work: 2 days refresher training Emergency First Aid at Work (Appointed Persons): 1 day refresher training

Full details of training may be accessed from the St John's Ambulance website: www.ni.sja.org.uk 1.


Booking Information

 

For further information and bookings please contact Elizabeth Moore, Safety Service, Ext. 4613


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: First Aid

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Front of Office/Reception Skills

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Objectives:

  • To raise the awareness of customer service at the reception desk and assist staff in providing exceptional customer care
  • Iddentify front office needs and understanding of all levels of communication
  • Demonstrate the effects of posivie and negative impressions
  • Explain the meaning and significance of customer care

 

Content:

  • Role of the receptionist in the delivery of service
  • “Moments of Truth” in customer service
  • Examples of exceptional customer service
  • Consequences of poor service
  • Nature of communication
  • Importance of “first impressions” from the customer’s standpoint
  • Positive words, phrases and body language
  • Factors of good and bad communication on the telephone
  • Active listening skills on the phone
  • Coping with anger and complaining customers
  • 3 steps to assertive behaviour to help turn customers around
  • Tactics and tips to cope with complaints and objections
  • Personal action planning

Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and skills to enhance this very important role, looking at customer care, first impressions and dealing with difficulties.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Customer Care, Professional Style, Customer Service, Assertive Behaviour, Body language

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

How to Comply with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF

Event Description

Open Access is now a requirement for REF eligibility. HEFCE’s Open Access Policy applies to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016 onwards. During this session we will demonstrate what you need to do in order to comply with the policy to ensure that your work is eligible for the REF. 

This course will be run on:

 

Tuesday 19th September 2017: 2.00-2.30 pm

Tuesday 24th October 2017: 2.00-2.30 pm

 

 


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Open Access, REF, HEFCE, Green, Gold, Hybrid

Course Contact Details

Name: Stephen Gorman
Telephone: 028 9097 6263
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

How to Encourage Students to Internationalise their Degree

Event Description

14 October 2015

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Maximum number:  60

Content:  One of the most effective ways for students to add an international component to their Queen's degree is to undertake a period of international exchange, study or work abroad. There are many different opportunities available and this event will give you an overview of these programmes. Students will also provide another perspective of how the experience added value to their Queen's degree.


Aims/Aimed at

Aimed at: Academic Staff

Aims:  To give staff an overview of the international opportunities available to their students and to hear directly from students about their experiences abroad - To find out more about Go Global Week 2015.


Booking Information

Registration

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Student Support and Guidance, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: International, Internationalise, Students, Careers

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

How to have that difficult conversation (Supervisory Support Staff)

Event Description

 

Date:

27 November 2017

 

Time:

9.30 – 1.00

 

Designed for:

Supervisory Staff in grades 4 - 6

 

Aim:

To help staff focus on having a successful conversation that achieves the desired outcome.

 

Content:

  • Understanding the challenges associated with difficult conversations
  • Phases of difficult conversations
  • What’s underneath the situation?
  • Appreciating differences
  • Understanding what is said and what is unsaid
  • A step by step process to tackling a difficult conversation
  • Clarifying your goal and action plan

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Difficult, Conversation

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Academic Staff

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

This course is an occasion for welcoming academic staff to Queen's.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their academic posts in Queen's and to briefly look at some of the main issues in the University and methods of supporting academic staff.  You may have been in your new job for a time before the event but it is considered to be an essential part of orientation into the University. 

This course is designed for all newly appointed academic staff to the University.  (You may attend more than one type of central induction event as information will not be duplicated). 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Academic

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Clerical and Secretarial Staff (Grades 2 - 4)

Event Description

 

New Clerical and Secretarial Staff (Grades 2 - 4) will be required to attend an induction programme within 3 months of commencing their employment with Queen's.  The Induction programme will consist of 4-half days as follows:

Dates:

1st Cohort: 3, 10, 17 and 24 October 2017

Times:

First and second sessions are 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Third and Fourth sessions are 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

 

New staff will be notified

 

Designed for:

Newly appointed clerical and secretarial staff (Grades 2 - 4)

 

Content:

 

Session 1: Working in the University

Structure of the University and Role of some Senior Staff

  • Academic and support areas
  • Structures within the Academic areas and Directorates
  • Mini quiz using personal response system
  • Where do you fit?

 

How the University Works

  • The University Calendar
  • Committees in the University

 

The role of the secretary/clerical officer in the University

  • Professional standards/Quality and performance
  • University Core Values

 

Session 2: Professional Written Communication Skills

  • The University Corporate Identity
  • Understanding the University Style/Samples of documentation
  • Guidelines for writing letters and memorandums
  • Avoiding common mistakes

 

Session 3: Word Processing

Understanding Styles and Templates

  • Use of Queen's University's corporate style and templates
  • Create your own style and templates

Letter styles

  • Letter layout put into practice
  • Creating paragraphs - keyboard (return key) or paragraph launcher button

Mail merge

  • Creating form letters/other documents
  • Creating form labels and envelopes/produce and individual label/envelope or full page of the same label

Good practice/efficiencies

  • Create a Macro to insert a signature into a document
  • Add the signature macro to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create Auto Text items
  • Add the Auto Text control to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Use Quick Parts to create custom headers and footers
  • Insert form fields in a document and protect a document

 

Session 4: Email Communication and Collaborative Tools

Introduction - Practical skills in organising meetings

Email Protocols (reference University's "Guidelines for the Use and Management of Email"

  • Email etiquette
  • Tone, salutation, sign-off and signatures
  • Use of the bcc field
  • Email messages as records/Folder management

Calendar management

  • Diary entry and classification
  • Inviting attendees
  • Managing other people's calendars

Contacts

  • University Contacts (Global Address list)
  • Distribution lists
  • Sharing contacts/distribution lists

Online facilities to support meetings

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of clerical and secretarial staff (grades 1 - 4) into their posts in Queen's to provide relevant information to enable them to develop in their role.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - then select Training Courses from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for iTrent Self-Service

 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Clerical, Secretarial, Induction, New Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

International Staff Networking Event

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

This networking event provides an opportunity to meet with international staff and researchers from across Queen’s and includes a speed networking exercise to develop your networking skills. We will hear about one member of staff’s experience of moving to Queen’s and the Language Centre will provide information on a plan to provide language skills and social activity for staff and their partners.


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this session is to meet with international staff and to develop networking skills.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: International, Networking, Collaboration,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

Event Description

 

Dates:

9 October 2017

20 November 2017

11 December 2017

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Content

• Queen’s and China

• Basic Chinese history and geography

• Essential Chinese Cultural Concepts

      o Good and bad numbers

      o What’s in a name and job title?

      o Understanding the Chinese logic in expressing time and space

• Basic Chinese for Phatic Communication

      o Pronunciation o Greetings

      o Expressing appreciation

      o Addressing a person

      o Making acquaintance

      o Receiving and welcoming visitors

      o Ordering food and drink

      o Proposing a toast

      o Saying goodbye and farewells

• Chinese business culture and protocol

      o Chinese Cultural Awareness Quiz

(content subject to changes upon request)


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in learning about the Chinese Language and culture.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: China, Chinese, Language, Culture

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Grant Writing - AHSS members

Event Description

The course will cover: - How to find funding - An overview of the main funders (AHRC, ESRC, Leverhulme and British Academy) including success rates and review processes - Insights from a panel reviewer - Writing specific aspects of an RCUK proposal (Keywords, objectives, summary, Case for Support, Justification of Resources, PI response, Pathways to Impact) - Exercises involving reviewing a Case for Support and two Pathways to Impact

13 April 2016 - 9.30-12.30

21 April 2016 - 9.30-12.30


Aims/Aimed at

Researchers in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines who have limited experience in writing applications for external research funding or who require a skills refresh.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Grant Writing AHSS researchers

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: 02890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Grant Writing - EPS

Event Description

Specifically the course will cover an introduction to the grant application process, the writing of the proposal components (Case for Support, Pathways to Impact, work programme management (Gantt and PERT charts), data management plan, Justification of Resources). Colleagues from the Research Finance Office will provide guidance on the preparation of the financial aspects for different sponsors.

Wed 17 Feb 2016 - 10.00-12.00


Aims/Aimed at

Early Career Researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science Disciplines


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Introduction Grant EPS

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to NVivo

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Designed for: All academic and research staff involved in the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

Course Aim: This practical workshop is targeted towards beginners wishing to use NVivo 10 for windows. This course is designed to show delegates how to use NVivo 10 basics to set-up a project in NVivo and work with their data. It will then move beyond the basics to assist students in attaching demographic data on to interview data in order to ask questions of their coded material. Thereafter, a half-day delegates can arrange to attend an Nvivo clinic to answer any specific queries on their own personal project. 

Learning outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate around the software
  • Create and save a project which contains many different types of data (word documents, audio, video files, images, datasets, web content, PDF’s)
  • Import, create and work with different types of data
  • Create and manage nodes to store data about their codes
  • Code word documents and other types of data
  • Work with memos and links
  • Use simple text and food frequency queries to find frequently occurring words or concepts in their data
  • Run reports and extracts for printing or export

Tutors: Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Ulster University, Dr Michelle Spence, Queen’s University Belfast


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills, Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Prezi

Event Description

No plans to host further instances of this course in semester 1.

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool that can be used to present concepts on a virtual canvas using a variety of media including links, images and video clips.  It employs a Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, enabling users to navigate through information in a non-linear format.  Prezis can be easily shared online, including through social media, and can be used for collaborative projects.  This introductory course will allow users to get familiar with the key features of Prezi and explore this interesting alternative to PowerPoint.


Before attending this course, participants should create a personal account at www.prezi.com (note that users with a university email address can upgrade to a free Edu Enjoy account).


Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Prezi Presentations Canvas Collaboration

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Project Management and the Use of Associated Templates

Event Description

Date(s): Thursday 1st December 2016, Tuesday 28th March 2017, Tuesday 30th May 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This course is aimed at staff who wish to become familiar with the basics of project management. It looks at the principles of project management together with the template documentation available for use in each stage of a project. 


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Project Brief, Business Case, Project Initiation Document, Project Status report, Risk Register, Project Lifecycle

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Visio 2013

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Microsoft Visio 2013 is a diagramming package that works with stencils, shapes and connectors to create a variety of schemes, such as flowcharts, organisation charts, office layouts and network diagrams.  Participants will learn how to work with the Visio interface to create a range of diagrams. 

Prerequisites: Experience of using Windows.  Previous attendance at the Diagrams made easy in Word and PowerPoint course would be an advantage but not essential.

Covered in this session:

  • Plan Your Diagram
  • Create a New Diagram (Use a Flow Chart - Make a cup of tea)
  • Stencils/Shapes
  • Adding Shapes
  • Visio Options
  • Save a Drawing as another file type
  • Adding Data to Shapes/additional information to shapes
  • Cross Functional flowchart | Organisational Chart
  • Exporting data from an Organisational Chart
  • Process Diagrams (Example: Flowchart)
  • Changing the Appearance of the Shapes Task Pane
  • Create a Custom Stencil

Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Visio flowcharts organisation charts office layouts network diagrams

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Laboratory Demonstrating for Technical Staff

Event Description

 

Date: 11 January 2017

 

Time: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

This course is for technical staff involved with laboratory teaching in Engineering, Science and Health Sciences. Participants will explore methods of teaching in laboratories, drawing on practical experience.


Aims/Aimed at

Technical Staff


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: Technical
Keywords: Laboratory, Technical

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Library Services for Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Researchers

Event Description

The session gives an overview of the resources and services the library provides for EPS researchers.   

Content:

  • Identifying the most appropriate databases for your research topic
  • Obtaining articles and books via Inter-Library Loan
  • Using other university libraries (SCONUL Access)
  • Finding theses
  • Using advanced search techniques and setting up alerts
  • Managing references and bibliographies
  • Open Access

This course is designed for staff and research students from the following schools:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Psychology

This course will run on:

Thursday 13th Oct 2016, 10 am to 11 am, Training Room 2, the McClay Library

Friday 24th Feb 2017,  10 am to 11 am, Training Room 2, the McClay Library


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: https://home.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Library, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Megan Corrigan
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

LinkedIn for Beginners

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This course is aimed at any staff member interested in using LinkedIn for social networking.

LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which can be used for career development and connecting with other professionals.  Topics covered will include setting up a LinkedIn profile, adding connections, using LinkedIn groups and posting updates.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Professional Networking, LinkedIn, social networking, professional communications

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Mood Matters for All Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

5 October 2017

9 October 2017

16 November 2017

20 November 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

The Mood Matters programme deals with unhelpful thinking, stress and low mood in a fun and interactive way and includes the following:

• Focuses on breaking down stigmas around mental health;

• Discussion looks at triggers for stress, signs and symptoms and how to manage;

• Group will learn the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and appropriate treatments for these;

• Teaches self-care techniques which promote resilience and a healthy mind;

• Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood;

• Uses CBT concepts to highlight the link between thinking, behaviour and feelings;

• Signposting towards sources of support and help for themselves and others.


Aims/Aimed at

 

Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mood, Stress, Mind, Behaviour

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Mood Matters for Managers and Supervisors

Event Description

Dates:

28 September 2017

3 October 2017

19 October 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

The AWARE Mood Matters Workplace Programme for Managers and Supervisors is a fully interactive Programme which allows the participants to engage in activities that will greatly improve their awareness of mental health in the workplace.

The course also has reflective practice built in to help people reflect on the learning and how it will have an impact their interactions with others at work and how their personal style can have an impact on how they manage others.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mood, Awareness, Manage, Behaviour

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Preparing a Fellowship Application

Event Description

This workshop will give an overview of the main Fellowship funding schemes available. It will also cover preparation of the various components of a Fellowship application and important aspects which should be considered for postdoctoral career development. The workshop will include insights from a Queen’s academic, who was a successful Fellowship holder, on the Fellowship application process and the impact winning the Fellowship has had on their career. Staff from the Research Finance Office will cover use of pFACT and preparation of the budget for the Fellowship application.

Tuesday 29 November 2016 - 9.15 - 12.15pm

Thursday 1 June 2017 - 9.15 - 12.15pm


Aims/Aimed at

Postdoctoral Staff who plan to submit a Fellowship application


Booking Information

www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Fellowships, Research, Career Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: 02890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Preparing a MRC Research grant application

Event Description

This workshop will cover preparation of the various components of a MRC Research Grant application. The workshop will include presentations from a Queen’s academic who was, until recently, an MRC review board member, who will provide an insight into the review process, and from a successful Queen’s MRC New Investigator Research Grant holder. Staff from the Research Development team will share best practice on preparation of the; Summary, Case for Support, Pathways to Impact, Data Management Plan and Justification of Resources. Staff from the Research Finance Office will cover use of pFACT and preparation of grant budget.

Thurs 3 March - 9.15 - 12.15


Aims/Aimed at

Academic Staff who plan to submit an MRC Research Grant Application


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: MRC grant application

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: 02890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Professional Development Series

Event Description

Introduction to Lecturing - 19 September, 2017

PeerWise - 17 October, 2017

Assessing Larger Classes - 24 October, 2017

Flipped Lectures - 15 November, 2017

Ensuring Students Use Feedback - 21 November, 2017

Writing Good Exam Questions - 5 December, 2017

Assessment for Learning - 30 January, 2018

Writing Good MCQs - 13 February, 2018

Student Retention - 27 February, 2018

 

Introduction to Lecturing 19th September 2017

This workshop is for staff members who are new to teaching or who have infrequent/ less experience of delivering taught sessions.  It aims to provide participants with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to enable them to teach and support learning with confidence and enthusiasm.

We will explore topics including the use of voice, breathing, body language and presentation skills.  You will learn best practices in narrative techniques, and approaches you can use to engage your learners.  You will consider the benefits of continually reviewing, refining and improving your practice to you and your learners.

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A2, A4
Core knowledge: K2, K3, K5
Professional values: V1

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

PeerWise 17th October 2017

PeerWise is a web-based system that allows students to create and share multiple-choice questions, and to receive feedback on the quality of their questions.  Students use PeerWise to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.

Students benefit from:

  1. designing questions
  2. choosing plausible distractors
  3. writing explanations
  4. answering questions
  5. evaluating questions

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A2, A4
Core knowledge: K1, K4
Professional values: V1, V2

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Assessing Larger Classes 24th October 2017

The most challenging aspect of assessment can sometimes be dealing with assessing larger classes.  In some situations individual staff can feel overwhelmed with marking and feedback loads and this can in itself lead to problems of maintaining marker consistency and reliability.

The concept of a ‘large’ class can differ depending on what discipline you are teaching in and what may seem an appropriate assessment for one discipline may not necessarily work in another.

This course will help you to examine the ways in which you are currently assessing your student groups and if this is the best way for your subject area.  You will identify the strengths and weaknesses of your existing assessment methods.  You will explore alternative methods of assessing larger classes which you could apply in your own practice and develop a process of evaluation, review and improvement based on feedback from learners. 

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A3
Core knowledge: K1, K2, K5, K6
Professional values: V1, V3

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Flipped Lectures 15th November 2017

This course will explore the pedagogic implications of flipping the classroom - where students view materials and learning resources at home and lecture time is used for more collaborative activities, e.g. discussions, critical-thinking, problem based learning usually carried out in interactive group sessions.

We will focus on:

  • The potential benefits of flipped learning/ blended learning/ mixed-mode instruction.
  • How flipped learning can be used in a Higher Education context. 
  • Creating and selecting appropriate resources for students to study at home.
  • Designing a successful blended learning approach for your subject area.

 

You will consider the importance of continually reviewing, refining and improving the mode of instruction to ensure the most appropriate balance for your learners.

In keeping with the title, the content of this course will be available online prior to the workshop.

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A1, A2, A4
Core knowledge: K1, K2, K3, K4, K5
Professional values: V1, V2, V3, V4

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Ensuring Students Use Feedback 21st November 2017

This course focuses on how you can help your students to make the most of the feedback they are given. Feedback is an important aspect of the assessment activity.  Just as assessment motivates student activity and provides opportunities for practice, it is the feedback that helps students understand their conceptions and points to follow-up work.

Work that has been assessed and annotated with comments highlighting good features of the students’ submission as well as identifying areas for future consideration can help students to understand the standards expected of them.

We will consider:

  • How to give good feedback that engages the students in follow-up activity.   
  • Steps to take to enable students to act on the feedback they receive.
  • Questions you can ask yourself and your students to help them to respond constructively to feedback they are given.

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A1, A3
Core knowledge: K2, K3, K4
Professional values: V1, V3

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Writing Good Exam Questions 5th December 2017

This informal session will provide you with an opportunity to explore and discuss approaches to writing questions for exams.  We will look at the types of knowledge and understanding that can be assessed using particular types of questions and discuss how to ensure exam questions align with the learning objectives of a programme.

During the session, we will consider how to:

  • apply the principles of constructive alignment to summative assessment.   
  • ensure questions are clear, fair and accessible to all students.
  • prepare appropriate marking guidance

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A3, A5
Core knowledge: K2, K5, K6
Professional values: V2, V3

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Assessment for Learning 30th January 2018

This course will look at the ways in which assessment shapes what and how students learn.  A balanced and effective assessment strategy is key to improving the learning and success of your students.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss current assessment practice in your subject area and consider questions including:

  1. What is the purpose of assessment?
  2. How much assessment is necessary?
  3. What assessment methods should I use?
  4. What type of assessment is best for my students?
  5. What is the current assessment practice in my subject area?
  6. How has the new structure of the academic year impacted assessment in my subject area?

We will also discuss how to use feedback from learners to evaluate and improve the assessment process.

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A1, A3, A5
Core knowledge: K1, K2, K4, K5, K6
Professional values: V1, V2, V3, V4

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Writing good MCQs 13th February 2018

This course will examine best practice in writing multiple choice questions (MCQs).  We will discuss the strengths and limitations of MCQs and the various types of MCQs available to measure the learner’s understanding.

We will look at how to construct MCQs; the wording and format of the stem and how to present the answer options in a clear and unambiguous way.

You will have an opportunity to identify the preferred MCQ format(s) for your subject area and those to avoid.  There will also be some useful advice on how to prepare learners for taking MCQ tests and selecting software/ online tools to create MCQs. 

Mapped to UKPSF
Areas of activity: A1, A3
Core knowledge: K1, K2, K3, K4
Professional values: V1

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 

Student Retention: What works? 27th February 2018

What can we do to help prevent students from dropping out of university?  We will look at a range of interventions used successfully across the sector to improve student engagement, belonging, retention and success.

We will also consider how activities such as focus groups enable you to gain valuable feedback from learners.  You can use this information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and other aspects of the student learning experience to improve student satisfaction and retention.

Mapped to UKPSF

 

Areas of activity: A1, A2, A4, A5

Core knowledge: K2, K3, K5

Professional values: V1, V2, V3

For more information on the descriptors see: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/ukpsf_2011_english.pdf

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback, Design and Planning of Learning Activities, Student Support and Guidance, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Lecturing, teaching, PeerWise, assessment, flipped, classroom, feedback, students, assessment, MCQ, retention

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

QFIS Fundamentals

Event Description

Date:

26 June 2017

Time:

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Venue:

Main Site Tower, OG/009

 

Overview:

An overview of the Qfis solution including core modules, chart of accounts format, top tips for users, browser reporting and Excelerator reporting emphasising the need for users to get information correct at source to protect data quality.

Outcomes:

An understanding of the functionality of Qfis including key modules such as General Ledger An understanding of the core Chart of Accounts and the posting attributes used in the general ledger.


Aims/Aimed at

Who should attend? Employees currently using Qfis for core Finance tasks.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - under services, select Administration, then Employment details and click on iTrent Self Service.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: QFIS, accounts, reporting, ledger

Course Contact Details

Name: Finance Skills Training
Telephone: 5372
Email: financetraining@qub.ac.uk

Radiation Safety: Sealed Sources and X-Rays

Event Description

 

Date:

18 October 2017

Time:

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

New and existing research students and staff using radioactive sealed sources and x-rays in research, focusing on external radiation exposure and practical protection measures.

 

Content:

  • Hazards and risks presented by sources
  • Radiological protection during routine procedures
  • Radiation monitoring
  • Accidents involving a source
  • Regulatory requirements to ensure all exposures are kept as low as reasonably practicable.

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course aims to outline the requirements of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and the Ionising Radiation Regulations (NI) 2000.  It is aimed at those using radioactive sealed sources and/or x-rays in their research.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Radiation, Safety, Sealed, Sources, X-Rays

Course Contact Details

Name: Erin Davidson
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty

Event Description

RefWorks is a reference management service that enables you to create a personal database of references, automatically format citations and compile instant bibliographies. This can save you hours spent interpreting citing and referencing styles and typing citations and references.

This introductory course will include demonstrations and practical work.

Content:

  • Creating an account
  • Importing references from engineering and physical sciences databases
  • Inputting references manually
  • Creating folders and organizing references
  • Deleting duplicate records
  • Producing a bibliography in a Microsoft Word document

 

Aimed at researchers from the following schools:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Psychology

This course will run on:

Friday 18th November 2016 10 am to 12 pm, Auditorium McClay Library

Thursday 2nd March 2017, 10 am to 12 pm, Auditorium McClay Library


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Research, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Psychology

Course Contact Details

Name: Megan Corrigan
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

Researcher lunchtime seminar: Communicating your research

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

This researcher networking event provides an opportunity to meet with researchers from across Queen’s and includes a speed networking exercise to develop your networking skills.  We will also explore open access and the use of social media to communicate your research, with presentations from Dan Holden and Professor John Brewer.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online at http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Researcher, Research, Seminar, Communicating, Communication

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Safe Use of Machinery (PUWER)

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest and staff on the waiting list will be contacted. 

 

This course will provide managers with an understanding of the machinery related legislation including the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and how they relate to the equipment that is used in the University


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, Operational, Technical
Keywords: Machinery, PUWER, Safety

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Scientific Creativity

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Creative research is original, useful and non-obvious. It is precisely because it is non-obvious that young researchers need all the help they can get to develop this important skill. Being creative in your research will -

• Generate the new ideas, processes and products that give you a competitive edge

• Lead you to unexpected and exciting research findings

• Underpin the originality of the contributions that you need to make in your field

• Enhance all of the other skills that you develop during the early years of your career This one-day event has been designed to be an interactive experience with lots of fun exercises. You will be encouraged to engage with other young researchers in considering your own creativity and to learn how you might enhance it. The day will be spent examining some key issues, namely:

• What exactly is creativity and why is it so important?

• What have we learnt about the creative process that underlies original research?

• If creative ideas are non-obvious, where do they come from?

• How do you get fresh perspectives on familiar material?

• How to do “brainstorming” that works.

• What are the essential elements needed to build a creative team.

• How can we generate an environment that allows more people to be truly creative?

 

The Workshop will conclude with a working lunch, during which some of Queen’s most creative researchers will give you some “tips and hints”, based on their experience. Although the event is open to all staff, please be aware that the content does focus on creativity from a physical science and medicine perspective. The workshop is facilitated by Dr. John Copelton.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To encourage you to engage with other young researchers in considering your own creativity and to learn how you might enhance it.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Scientific, creativity, research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Scopus - A Closer Look

Event Description

Scopus (http://www.scopus.com) is the world’s largest bibliographic and citation database and the source of the citation data used by some of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment panels.

The course is aimed at researchers who wish to develop their knowledge of the content and functionality of Scopus.

Course participants will learn how to:

  • access and search Scopus
  • manage search results 
  • register with Scopus and set up alerts 
  • view citation counts
  • assess journal quality and find impact measures (incl. SNIPs)

This course will run on:

Thursday 25th May 2017 10 am to 11.30 am, Auditorium, McClay Library


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Library, Research, Engineering, Physical Sciences, REF

Course Contact Details

Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Enquiry Desk
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

Stress Management

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

This course is designed for all Queen's Staff.

 

This half day course aims to show the main factors that cause stress both in and out of the workplace and help particpants learn skills to deal with these.  Particpants will discover more about what stress is, causes of stress, the factors influencing stress, signs and symptoms and stress management techniques.  The course is facilitated by experts from Action Mental Health: "AMH Works"


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Supporting Effective Performance (Supervisory Support Staff)

Event Description

 

Date:

8 November 2017

Time:

9.30 am – 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Supervisory Staff in grades 4 - 6

 

Aim:

Develop supervisory staff in building and supporting high performing teams and individuals

 

Content:

  • Create a compelling vision and mission for the team
  • Set clear expectations and goals
  • Plan and allocate work around objectives, strengths and balanced workload
  • Understanding required team resources for success
  • Empowering staff by supporting and developing them
  • Monitoring performance and dealing with issues
  • Celebrating success  

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Effective, Performance

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Supporting Resilience in the Team (Supervisory Support Staff)

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Designed for:

Supervisory Staff in grades 4 - 6

 

Aim:

Give supervisors the knowledge and skills to influence and support the resilience of their team to face the future with confidence

 

Content:

• What is resilience?

• Activities that influence resilience

• Behaviours that inspire others

• Challenging attitudes

• Learning from failure

• Supporting and resourcing your staff


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Resilience, Team

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Supporting Staff Through Change (Supervisory Staff)

Event Description

 

Date:

12 October 2017

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for: 

Support staff in a supervisory role

 

Aim:

This course is designed to acknowledge the important role that supervisory staff play in facilitating the change process and giving them knowledge and skills to assist their staff through the change process.

 

Content:

  • Different reactions to change
  • The supervisors role
  • The change process
  • Techniques to support staff

Aims/Aimed at

To give supervisors the skills to help staff cope with change


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational, Technical
Keywords: Support, Change,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Collaborative Researcher

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Collaboration is more than the icing on the research cake; it now lies at the heart of the research model for the 21st Century. Individual researchers wishing to build successful careers need to connect with, and impress, a broad network of professional colleagues.

Projects no longer solely operate under the traditional model of a single researcher or group and draw upon a range of partners from the subjects, institutions and sectors required to answer bigger and more far-reaching questions.

This 2 day course looks at the building blocks of the collaborative style of research: inclusive communication, cultural awareness, robust planning, negotiation and the ability to work effectively with others. Whether your collaboration is with another academic in your department, or partners from different subjects, sectors and countries, it helps you to develop winning strategies for connecting and working with others.

What does it involve?

The course is attended by researchers from different disciplines and career stages. It is led by a team of experienced facilitators who work with participants throughout the 2 days to support their learning. This course takes a ‘learning by doing' approach. There will be presentations on collaboration theory, but for the most part, you will be actively participating in the sessions and activities.

What's in it for you?

This course offers you the opportunity to: explore collaboration both in theory and in practice; work with a team of experienced facilitators from a range of career backgrounds, who will ensure you get the most out of the 2 days; meet researchers from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages; develop your understanding of collaboration theory and how to apply it in practice; take a few days out from your research both physically and mentally, and have some space in which to consider yourself and your next steps.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Collaboration, Collaborative, Researcher

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Effective Mentor

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Participants will gain knowledge of mentoring, when and why to use. During the course participants will gain knowledge of and develop the skills required by a mentor and coach: Listening, questioning, building rapport (networking), providing feedback.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To gain knowledge of mentoring and to develop mentoring skills.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mentoring, Coaching

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Engaging Researcher

Event Description

 

Date:

28 November 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Aimed at:

Academic and Research staff and PhD students

 

Do you want to learn more about undertaking public engagement in your research?

This event will provide researchers with the resources and time to develop their knowledge and plan for public engagement activity.  You will have time to consider how researchers can work in partnership with a wide range of audiences and develop public engagement activities around your research.

During the session you will hear from people who have worked with Queen’s researchers and the impact this has had on research.  You will learn how impact case studies for REF2014 were drafted and reviewed.  There will also be a number of practical exercises for you to complete around your research and public engagement.

 

Content:

  • Research Impact and the role of Public Engagement
  • Overview of Public Engagement
  • What do you think Public Engagement is?
  • Case studies – Queen’s Researchers
  • What skills does an engaging and impactful researcher need?
  • Exercise: Bridge, why should the public be interested in your research?
  • Writing your 50 words research statement or tweet
  • lunch and review of research statements

 

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement:  http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/


Aims/Aimed at

 

Intended outcomes:

1. Participants will increase understanding of public engagement

2. Participants will review examples of public engagement

3. Participants will review their public engagement activity to date

4. Participants will reflect on how their research can link into public engagement activities

5. Participants will begin planning future public engagement activities.


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Researcher Development, Public Engagement, Impact of Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Thinking Creatively (Support Staff)

Event Description

 

Date:

24 November 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff in grades 1 - 6

 

Aim:

Using games and activities we will encourage staff to make positive steps to provoke creativity and inspire their thinking.

 

Content:

• Are you creative?

• Flexing creative thinking muscles

• Creating creative habits

• Fostering a creative culture


Aims/Aimed at

Support staff in grades 1 - 6


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Then select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Thinking, Creatively, Creative,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Twitter for Beginners

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This course is aimed at any staff member interested in using Twitter for social networking.

Twitter is an increasingly popular social networking and information sharing tool and this course will provide participants with the skills required to use it effectively and professionally. Topics covered will include Twitter terminology, replying to tweets, creating lists and tweeting etiquette. You will learn how to analyse your Tweets.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Twitter, social media, social networking, introduction, beginners

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Unconscious Bias

Event Description

 

New e learning Course for Staff: Unconscious Bias

A new e-learning course for staff is being launched on 13 March 2017 to support equality, diversity and inclusion in Queen’s. 

The topic of this course is Unconscious Bias, which is an important concept for all staff to be aware of in our work roles and interactions with colleagues and students. 

Queen’s has a range of policies, procedures and other support in place to ensure equality for staff and to encourage a diverse and inclusive environment.  There has been an excellent completion rate for the core Diversity e learning module for staff for some years.

This new, additional course will complement core knowledge about Diversity and extend staff knowledge and awareness about Unconscious Bias and how this could impact everyone at Queen’s – from interviews to appraisals to decision making and in everyday conversations. 

Developed in partnership with Skill Boosters and with input from Pearn Kandola (Inclusive Learning experts), it uses videos and a range of relevant learning scenarios.  This topic has been covered in a workshop for the Senior Management Group and will be delivered for Senate in Spring 2017.  This mandatory course comprises two modules, each taking approximately 20 -30 minutes and requires the completion of an assessment at the end.  Upon successful completion, each member of staff will have their training record automatically updated. 

All staff are required to undertake this new e learning module as soon as possible and it can be accessed via Queen’s Online: 

  • Services\Other\Online Courses
  • General Courses (including mandatory courses for staff)


Early completion is encouraged and co-operation of all staff is appreciated to complete by Thursday 13 April 2017, where possible.

Unconscious Bias explained:

We have inherent views and cultural influences that can potentially lead to implicit or unconscious bias in our interactions with others.  It is helpful to understand how this could potentially affect the actions or decisions we make without us even realising it.

Most people wish to ensure that everyone is treated fairly; most people also recognise that generally, we all want to do the right thing and that we all accept fundamental equality principles, but there are times when our unconscious mind can affect our decisions or actions.

Bias can occur in all aspects of our interactions with others, particularly when working in a fast-paced or pressurised environment or if we become complacent and do not challenge eachother or ourselves.

The e learning will help to:

• Understand that we are all ‘hard-wired’ at times in our interactions with other people;

• Develop practical methods to address Unconscious Bias, such as avoiding making quick judgements or slowing a process down to ensure bias is not influencing our choices;

• Understand situations where Unconscious Bias can have an impact such as decision-making, communicating with others, recruitment, development and in leadership, management or supervisory roles.


Booking Information

 

Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol

  • Select Services/Other/Online Courses
  • General Courses (including mandatory courses for staff)

Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Unconscious, Bias

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators)

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

SharePoint Site Administrators (Owners) are nominated staff who have full control of a SharePoint site. This means that Site Administrators can add/remove users, control user permission levels, add and delete SharePoint features such as document libraries and calendars, as well as being able to contribute to SharePoint sites by adding announcements, uploading documents, adding events, assigning tasks etc.


Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at nominated staff who are responsible for the overall management of a School/Directorate SharePoint site or sub-site.


Pre-requisites

It is anticipated that all SharePoint Site Administrators are using Office 2010/13 to benefit from the full functionality offered by the latest version of SharePoint.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - (Look under Other, then Training) 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): SharePoint - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SharePoint, Site management, Administration, Document Libraries, Calendars

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 02890976189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for site contributors)

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

SharePoint Site Contributors (Members) are nominated staff who help to maintain a SharePoint site by adding announcements, uploading documents, adding events, assigning tasks etc.



Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at nominated staff who contribute to a School/Directorate SharePoint site or sub-site.


Pre-requisites

It is anticipated that all SharePoint Site Contributors are using Office 2010/13 to benefit from the full functionality offered by the latest version of SharePoint.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - (Look under Other, then Training)  


New Course: No
Course Type(s): SharePoint - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SharePoint, Site management, Administration, Document Libraries, Calendars

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Popular Audiences

Event Description

 

Date:

16 October 2017

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Overview:

This workshop deals with issues around communicating your research to wider, non-academic or non-specialist audiences.  The workshop involves practical writing tasks focused on writing texts such as blogs, press-releases, newspaper articles, and website articles.  Participants will see how the audience and structure of news and online media can affect how research comes across. 

Advice on how to build a publication profile around popular writing which supports academic research is also covered.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have tools to write a popular piece and know how to go about disseminating that work effectively.

 

Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, staff or postgraduate, who are publishing research and wish to improve their skills at writing for popular audiences.

 

Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions.  Workshops are interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models.  The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research on research writing.  All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper. 

 

Resources: Participants will be provided with interactive materials and a comprehensive workbook; participants should bring a laptop.


Booking Information

 

To book a place on a training course, log onto Queens Online at www.qub.ac.uk/qol - then select Training Courses from the list of Services on the left of the page and follow the link for iTrent Self Service


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Popular, Audiences

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Publication: Researcher Writing Retreat

Event Description

 

Date:

8-9 January 2018

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Overview

Finding time to write up your research, whether a journal article or book chapter, can be difficult.  This one-day workshop has been organised to provide researchers with an opportunity to spend time focusing on an important piece of writing, which could be a journal article, book chapter or research proposal.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Daniel Soule, an experienced research writing trainer.  Dr Soule will be available for one-to-one breakout time during the day to work with individual writers on their projects.

Introductions and disconnecting - We will do the usual meet and greet, introducing ourselves and say what we are working on.  Daniel, the facilitator, will set the context for the day: to write.  There will be regular breaks and lunch will be provided.

Other than that the point of the day is to give you space and time away from your office to truly focus on one thing: your paper/chapter/proposal.  It is as simple as that.  No distractions other that those you bring yourself.  So turn off your phone and any of the many reasons you may have at hand not to write.

 

Resources: Participants should bring a laptop, and any research papers or data which will enable you to write your researcher paper/chapter/proposal.

 


Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publication, Writing, Retreat

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Publication: Selecting a Journal and the Publication Process

Event Description

 

Writing for Publication: Workshop b.) Selecting a Journal and the Publication Process

 

Date: 13 November 2017

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

 

Based on practical activities, this half day workshop will take an interactive approach on how to target a journal and exploring the overall publication process from submission to print.  By the end of the workshop, participants should have a better understanding of how to maximise their impact and deal common mistakes and problems in the publication process.

Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, staff or postgraduate, who have or will soon have research they wish to write-up for scholarly publication or data collection.  The workshop can either be cross-disciplinary or have a STEM, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences focus.

Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions.  The workshop is interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models.  The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research in to research writing.  All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper.

Resources: Participants will be provided with interactive materials and a comprehensive workbook; participants should bring any work they have relating to the paper they wish to write, a copy of a research paper they have read recently and a laptop.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publication, Journal, Process

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions (Workshop)

Event Description

Dates:   18 October, 2017

             29 November, 2017

             17 April, 2018

 This workshop is a follow-up to the Questionmark (for Computer Assisted Assessment) training.

In this workshop, we will explore:

• the strengths and limitations of multiple choice testing;

• how to align questions with learning outcomes;

• how to avoid some common question-writing errors.

This is a practical, hands-on session and you are encouraged to bring along examples of questions that you use or that you have written for your modules.

Mapped to UKPSF

Areas of activity: A3, A5

Core knowledge: K2, K4, K5, K6

Professional values: V2, V3


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions Workshop CED course

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Your Learning and Career Development

Event Description

 

Date:

11 October 2017

Time:

9.30am - 1.00pm

 

Overview:

The aim of this course is to to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of continuing ones own personal learning and development. This workshop will explore a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. It will help you decide what’s best for you, set development goals, and give you the information you need to help you monitor your progress towards achieving them.


Aims/Aimed at

This course is designed for All Staff and focuses on outcomes and results.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning, Career, Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk