Registration now open! Pathways Annual Careers Event – 7 & 12 June 2013

Want to get on in academia? ………or get out?!

PATHWAYS (7 & 12 June)
Annual careers event for PhD researchers and research staff.

Venue: The University of Manchester

7th June: Explore your Options
A full day of Q & A panels with PhD qualified experts and professionals from a wide range of sectors including academia. Themed workshops around marketing your skills, finding the right job and sector for you and what do employers really look for?

12th June: PhD and Research Career Zone
Talk to employers who recruit PhDs & researchers, discover what opportunities they have for you and learn how to make successful applications.

Free places for all University of Manchester PhD researchers and research staff.

Feedback from 2012 delegates
“It shows that there is life after my PhD!”
“Good spread of different careers represented”
“The panellists were experienced and knowledgeable.”
“I’ve now got the confidence to do something different.”

Find out more and book your place at: www.manchester.ac.uk/pathways

Widening Participation Fellows: Work Opportunity

WP Fellow Information Form

WP_Fellows_RolesandResponsibilities

Are you passionate about your subject area?

Would you like the opportunity to work with local school children?

…then the Widening Participation Award Holder programme might be for you!

The Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation Team is currently recruiting Postgraduate Research students for the position of Widening Participation Fellows. These positions support the University’s widening participation activities with a range of learners from primary through to sixth formers.

There are a number of posts available in each Faculty and also one post which is specific to The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

For more information about the University’s widening participation work please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/schoolsandcolleges/

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/ahmediqbal/

Hours and Pay: The period of employment is usually from October – July (10 months). The standard level of involvement is 100 hours in total spread across the 10 months. The payment is monthly (£125 a month). Potential applicants interested in fewer hours should speak with the contact person for their area given in the attached roles and responsibilities document.

Further details of the positions can be found in the attached PDF Document. Interested applicants need to send the following information to your relevant Faculty Officer by Friday 31st August 2012.

WP Award Holder Information Form (attached)

CV

Covering letter outlining your teaching experience with the age group 11 – 18 years and evidence of the essential skills listed above. This should be no longer than one side of A4.

Deadline date for applications of 31st August

Kind Regards,

Emma Lewis

Emma Lewis l UG Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer (Academic Enrichment STEM) The Directorate for Student Experience l Rutherford Building G.057 l Coupland Street The University of Manchester  l  Manchester, M13 9PL   tel + 44 (0)161 306 1715 l  Fax: + 44 (0)161 275 2106

To find out what events are currently taking place at the University please visit: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/calendar/tab:prospectivestudents/

Wikipedia Lounge – Monday 24 October

John Rylands University Library is hosting a ‘Wikipedia Lounge’ on Monday 24 October, 10.00am – 6.00pm, in the Seminar Room of the Main Library, Burlington Street.

This is a drop-in event where experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The event is open to all members of the University and is free to attend. You are welcome to attend. Please also promote to our students and academic colleagues.

Students
Looking for help with online research? Want to learn how to use Wikipedia as an academic resource? Found a mistake but don’t know how to fix it? Then the Wikipedia lounge is for you! We have experienced Wikipedians available all day on the 24th October to answer your questions and assist you with your needs. So pop along or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

Curators
Found a mistake on Wikipedia? Want to fix it but don’t know how? Frustrated with the lack of coverage in your field? Well come along to the Wikipedia Lounge on the 24th October and learn how to solve your Wikipedia problems. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to answer your questions and help solve your problems. Come along on the day or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

Academics
Want to learn how Wikipedia is relevant to your field? Found a mistake and want to know how to fix it? Want to learn more about how Wikipedia can be used in academia? Well come along to the Wikipedia Lounge on the 24th October and find the answers to all of your questions! Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand all day to assist, so pop along or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

Invite to upcoming workshops – enhancing the student experience and participatory data gathering with Ketso

The Beacons for Public Engagement and Methods@manchester are hosting a series of free events in Cardiff, Norwich and Manchester.

Please see details below:

Enhancing the student experience – a cross-university dialogue
Monday 17 October (morning only), 2011, University of Cardiff

Participatory approaches to data gathering
Monday 17 October, 2011 (all day), University of Cardiff

Creative engagement with groups – Planning a Workshop and Introduction to Ketso
Monday 7 November, 2011, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Hands-on approaches to data gathering – an introduction to Ketso
Nov. 16, 2011, University of Manchester

If you want to know more or to register, please go to:
http://www.ketso.com/news-events/upcoming-events

If you can’t make any of these events, you may wish to have a look at our range of free videos at:
http://www.ketso.com/trainingvideos

Images of Research Competition – Needs Your Votes!

We challenged researchers at The University of Manchester to share their work with you using just a single, inspiring image and short description.

Now you get the chance to decide on the winning entry in our Images of Research photographic competition.

The shortlisted entries are being exhibited at the John Rylands Library Deansgate (3 – 28 October), and at the Manchester Science Spectacular at Whitworth Hall (29 October).

You can also vote online on the Science Spectacular website – http://www.manchestersciencespectacular.co.uk/?p=485

Take a look through the 18 shortlisted images and rate the image and associated description, using the 5-star rating at the bottom of each page.

Help us to decide who deserves to win a prize.

Voting is open to all staff and students at the University and beyond – so be sure to tell your friends and family too!  Go on take a little peek and get voting! (Closes 30 October 2011)

Upcoming NVivo 9 training event – Limited number of places available

NVivo 9 training event

3-4 October 11

No 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP

Course Overview
This two-day workshop will provide you with a thorough introduction of the main features of NVivo 9 using a sample data. You will learn how to: efficiently and effectively manage, code and analyse structured, semi-structured, unstructured interview data including multimedia data sources, Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, IBM SPSS statistics and Endnote.

You will structure your thematic node system, supported by your chosen methodology; setup demographic attributes about the respondents to assist profiling themes; use queries to seek answers to research questions as well as formulate new questions and explore new ideas. You will use the modeling facility to capture the big picture of your project or display different views or show relationships. You will export models to use in PowerPoint presentations.  You will explore the graphing facility to visualize two or three dimensional charts of results. You will also use the new ‘connection maps’ to easily explore connections between project items.

You will be shown how to use NVivo 9’s new ‘extract’ feature to extract and export specific reports or results into other applications.  You will be shown how to setup a team project involving many researchers in different geographical locations.

Who is the Course Aimed At?
This course is designed for the complete beginner as well as those who have used previous versions of the software: NVivo 8, NVivo 7, N6, and NVivo 2.

You are encouraged to bring your own data, if you have any, at least a transcript of one interview in Word format. We will provide data if you have no data. We provide laptops for all participants so you need not bring your own, however if you prefer to work on your own laptop, then you are welcome to bring your own with NVivo pre-installed. If you have not yet acquired your own NVivo 9 license, you could download a FREE 30day trial copy from http://www.qsrinternational.com/#tab_you.

Each participant is given a tutor time to receive feedback on their node structure, coding, attributes and queries.  Other areas will be directed by the needs of participants. The maximum class size is 9.

Cost
The two days course cost for academic delegate is £323.26 and £371.75 for commercial delegate. Participants receive a comprehensive training guide, after training support, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the 2 days.

Recognition for Learning
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course.

Booking
Request booking by sending email to training@datasolutionservices.co.uk or download booking form from the website http://www.datasolutionservices.co.uk/uploads/files/booking_request_for_nvivo_public_event.doc

Images of Research Photography Competition (opens 19 Aug – closes 19 Sept 2011)

Snap! Calling All Researchers! Using a single inspiring photographic image and short description can you illustrate your research to the general public? Can that image show how your research contributes to a sustainable future, how it benefits society, or how your research makes a difference?

We invite the research community at The University of Manchester to take part in the Images of Research Photography Competition. The theme of this year’s competition is Visions of Sustainability and you can enter your image in one of the following categories: People, Environment, or Culture.  The image could be anything that captures attention but must be related to your research. Each submission must include a 150 word abstract including an interesting title, a description of the picture and the benefits of the research.  You must ensure the abstract uses plain English and is jargon-free.

The Public Will Decide! In the lead up to the Manchester Science Festival in October, shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the John Rylands Library Deansgate and online. The general public will be invited to vote for the best image and associated abstract.

First prize: £250 Amazon vouchers | Runners up per category: £100 Amazon vouchers | Highly commended: £50 high street vouchers

Who Can Enter? Open to academics, research fellows, postdoctoral research associates, postgraduate research students and research technical support staff including experimental officers across all disciplines at The University of Manchester.

Submission Details: Submissions close 19 September 2011, 12pm (BST). One submission per entrant.  So get snapping, we look forward to seeing the wonder of your research. Find out how to enter and see the full terms and conditions at:
http://www.manchestersciencespectacular.co.uk/