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Registration for the 2012-13 Programme is now open. It must be done on the 2012-13 form, available from the link on the right.
What happens if I want to learn more about teaching in higher education?
The Supporting Learning Programme (SLP), accredited by the Higher Education Academy, is provided by the University for postgraduates, researchers and others involved in teaching and supporting student learning. It has been designed to be ‘light-touch’ in terms of attendance at core workshops, assessment tasks and activities. The required teaching contact hours for eligibility to enrol is a minimum of 10 hours during the course of the programme.
Please note that places on the Supporting Learning Programme are limited and are allocated on a pro-rata per department basis to applicants. Further information about the programme is available on-line: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/hr/OED/SLP/
The one-day Survival Skills induction course is designed to help postgraduates, researchers and others involved in modest amounts of demonstrating or seminar teaching to address some of the basic skills and understanding they will need for their work. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience. Further information is available online at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/hr/OED/SSkills/
What if I want to learn more about statistics?
The Postgraduate Statistics Centre within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (in the Faculty of Science & Technology) is the only UK HEFCE-funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning that specialises in postgraduate statistics.
Students can now register for accreditation for the courses and gain a PG Cert or PG Dip in Quantitative Methods as part of their training programme if they wish (60 credits = PG Cert). Most courses are worth 10 credits.
Further information about the short courses provided by the Centre, including booking details, is available online at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/cpd/statistics/
Courses running in 2012-13 are as follows:
If you have any queries about these courses, please contact the Centre.
The free Statistical Advisory Service drop-in sessions run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be running again this term. This service is available to PhD students and members of staff, from any department, who have queries about aspects of experimental design or statistical analysis relating to their research.
The session will run from 10am-12noon on Tuesdays during term time in room B77 of the Postgraduate Statistics Centre. There is no need to book in advance. If needed, follow up appointments will be arranged.
If you cannot make this session, or would prefer to make an appointment directly, please email email@example.com with your request and they will respond as soon as possible.
For further details, please see
or contact Emma Eastoe firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I want advice on careers?
The Centre for Employability, Enterprise & Careers (CEEC) has files on hundreds of career occupations and work sectors, with booklets and vacancy directories freely available to take away. They also run a variety of workshops for PhD students and Masters students on career opportunities and development.
What if I want to learn more about using the Library?
The Library is running a series of talks for staff and PGs in the Autumn term 2012. They are suitable for people in all departments in the University. Select the ones which are most relevant for your needs. See also the Library Guide for Researchers
Latest RTP News
New module - Leadership and your PhD: A self-coaching approach to getting the PhD experience you want
This one-day interactive workshop aims to enable students to apply and develop self-leadership skills in their PhD.
New module - FASS622: Postgraduate Employability
This module will explore postgraduate employability outside academia.
New module - FASS623: Franz Schultheis Workshops: Pierre Bourdieu's visual sociology of Algeria: An analysis of a photographic archive
Franz Schultheis is a sociologist who was a close collaborator of Pierre Bourdieu and is a leading Bourdieu specialist.
FASS612: Interviewing as a Research Technique - sessions in Summer Term
This module will be run again in Summer Term.
New module - FASS621: Research Impact and User Engagement
The key aim of this module is to support students in their consideration of how research impact and user engagement relates to their chosen research field.
FASS Enterprise Centre events, Lent Term 2013
The FASS Enterprise Centre is running a variety of events in Michaelmas Term 2013.
Teaching development opportunities for postgraduates
Information about the teaching development opportunities for postgraduates, researchers and others involved in teaching in 2012-13. More>>
The RTP Administrator is located in Room C09 FASS Building. She is available to talk to students at the following times: 10.00-12.00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. More>>
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