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Academic & Research Writing for Speakers of Other Languages     show
English not your first language? Want to enhance your academic and research writing skills in English? OSDU are hosting 4 classes every Wednesday (2-4.30pm) starting from the 18 Jan for 4 weeks.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff whose first language is not English


Academic Promotion Principles and Process - Webinar     show
Join us for this 30-minute webinar on the Academic Promotion Principles and Process. Presented by Gordon Scott, Deputy Director of HR and Alison Locke, HR Manager this webinar will cover the key principles of the Promotions process for academic staff at the University of Strathclyde.

Target Audience: Academic Staff


Academic Writing     show
This module combines theoretical perspectives on academic writing with practical activities that should increase the participants' own writing output.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Academic Writing (Publication Challenge)     show
Academic Writing (Publication Challenge) runs in tandem with the Faculty of Science Publication Challenge. Participants will attend the Publication Challenge as well as two SPARK sessions which will support your learning from the Challenge itself.

Target Audience: Academic, Research, Teaching and KE staff


ADR - Setting SMART Objectives     show
This 20 minute video will be of interest to all Staff who are involved in the ADR process as either a reviewer or reviewee. The video will look at the ADR process and how to set objectives for the ADR process.

Target Audience: All Staff


Aid-funded Research Masterclass – GCRF and Newton Fund     show
Maximising impact for aid-funded research. Raise your chances of winning aid research through strategic impact planning. Full-day workshop with follow-up online training and feedback.

Target Audience: Academics and Research Staff


An Introduction to Project Management     show
This short introductory course is ideal if you are new/fairly new to projects. The aim of this course is to help you understand the principles & terminology of project management as well as giving you essential tools & techniques to help you scope, plan & deliver successful projects.

Target Audience: Staff who are needing an introduction to Project Management


Back to the Future     show
To be an effective leader we need to understand more about how we are perceived by others. At this full day workshop you will increase your awareness & understanding of the behaviours we need to change to develop & enhance constructive & positive relationships.

Target Audience: Managers & Leaders


Being an Expert Witness     show
This course is designed to brief you on all aspects of this important topic

Target Audience: Staff who have given or are planning to give expert reports, opinions or testimony in any form of legal proceedings


Building a Successful Research Career - ONLINE     show
This is the online version of the core SPARK class, Building a Successful Research Career and can be taken as an alternative to the face-to-face class. The format of this class mirrors that of the face-to-face class whilst offering you the flexibility to study around your commitments.

Target Audience: Academic Staff, Research Staff and those interested in pursuing a career in research


Building a Successful Research Career (BASRC)     show
Building a Successful Research Career is run by OSDU (the Organisational & Staff Development Unit). It is designed for existing and aspiring research staff, particularly those in the early part of their career

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Building Productive Relationships with Potential Industry Partners     show
This workshop will support those seeking to build productive knowledge exchange relationships with industry partners.

Target Audience: Academic/Research/KE Staff, all levels


China - Cultural Awareness and Language Taster     show
If you are planning a business trip or holiday to China, this 2 hour taster session hosted by the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools is guaranteed to prepare you for your trip.

Target Audience: Staff who might get the chance to travel to China


Committee Servicing and Minute Taking     show
The decision-making of the University relies heavily on the work of those who service committees in all their forms. Do you want to improve your confidence for this important role? These resources cover the whys, whats, hows and whos of Committee Servicing and Minute Taking.

Target Audience: Anyone involved in minute taking


Conferencing & Event Organisation At Strathclyde     show
A half day session on the practicalities of organising a conference or event within the University. The session is designed for anyone undertaking the organisation and running of an event within the University of Strathclyde.

Target Audience: Staff members who organise conferences & events


Confident Engagements     show
The course will focus on tools and techniques for developing confidence in general and the confidence to behave in an assertive manner in your dealings with others in the workplace. It is aimed at support staff in non-supervisory or non-managerial roles.

Target Audience: Support staff in non-supervisory or non-managerial roles


Confident Presentations - For Speakers of Other Languages     show
English not your first language? Want to enhance you presentation skills when presenting in English? OSDU are hosting 8 early evening classes every Wednesday starting from the 18 Oct for 8 weeks, to help staff improve their spoken English presentation skills.

Target Audience: Staff carrying out presentations for whom English is not their first language


Course (Re) Design     show
This module involves the evaluation of current course designs and the creation and development of new course designs which promote improved teaching, learning and assessment. The module will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to engage in course (re)design,

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


CPD in Good Recruitment and Equality Practice     show
This 90 minute information session is essential CPD for staff who are involved in recruitment and selection and participate in interview panels. This short briefing session will cover the current legal context and good practice in recruitment.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in recruitment and selection and participate in interview panels


CPD: From Concept to Delivery     show
The aim of this series of workshops is to help attendees prepare a CPD course that is ready for marketing and delivery so that you and your colleagues can generate income for your Department.

Target Audience: Anyone serious about developing a CPD course and those wishing additional in-depth support to complement and reinforce current Departmental activity


Develop Yourself @Strathclyde     show
Develop Yourself @Strathclyde is a series of 5 personal and career development sessions taking place over one day each month from September 2017 until November 2017. An introductory workshop is being held in August to explain the process and introduce the program.

Target Audience: Support Staff


Develop Yourself @Strathclyde Series     show
Develop Yourself @Strathclyde is a series of 5 personal and career development sessions taking place over one day each month from September 2017 until November 2017.

Target Audience: Support Staff


Digital Leadership     show
Whether technology is an enabler or driver of change we cannot argue that we are all feeling effects of change at a professional level. This full day session aims to break down the reality of change that is around us – making it real, comprehensible, non-threatening and useful.

Target Audience: Leaders


Effective Report Writing     show
This half-day workshop aims to provide delegates with the skills and techniques to produce a structured report.

Target Audience: Staff involved in writing reports


Engaging Different Audiences     show
This class represents a core element of the knowledge exchange experience and is a core experience demanded of professionals engaged within the area.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Enhancing Learning, Teaching, and Assessment at Strathclyde     show
This course is designed on the basis of increasing external pressures to enhance the quality of the student learning experience. The course is mindful of the basis of SHEFC funding, the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the strong recommendation from the D

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Enterprise, Commercialisation and Intellectual Property     show
Enterprise, Commercialisation and Intellectual Property

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


EPSRC Manufacturing the Future - Grant Applications for ECRs     show
This session is aimed at Early Career Researchers who wish to make successful applications to EPSRC. Advice for Early Career Researchers on relevant EPSRC funding schemes and how best to apply for them.

Target Audience: Early Career Researchs eligible to apply for EPSRC funding


EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Team Visit to Strathclyde     show
This briefing session will provide an opportunity to understand the Manufacturing the Future Theme at EPSRC. With reference to the delivery plans, outcomes frameworks and manufacturing priorities.

Target Audience: all academic staff eligible to apply for EPSRC funding (focused on Manufacturing but open to all academics)


Establishing and Managing Relationships     show
This is an optional class in the Knowledge Exchange and Academic Practice pathways of the SPARK programme. It is also an elective class for those participants taking TLA

Target Audience: Academic and Research Staff


Focus! Plan! Attack!     show
Focus! Plan! Attack! workload management. A practical 1 day course full of tips and tricks to help you feel on top of your work rather than being buried by it. Regain your personal life even in a climate of doing more with less using an advanced common sense!

Target Audience: All Staff


Horizon 2020 Opportunities for Industrial Engagement in Horizon 2020     show
This session will provide an overview of the funding opportunities available to facilitate collaborative research and innovation partnerships with industry.

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


Horizon 2020: BREXIT and access to Horizon 2020 Funding     show
This session will provide an overview of the information currently available relating to EU funding opportunities in light of the on-going Brexit process. Attendees will hear an overview of the main messages from the Government and the European Commission.

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


Horizon 2020: Hints and Tips for Successful Applications     show
This session will provide detailed hints and tips on what makes a successful application to Horizon 2020. The session will include examples from previous successful applications, comments from reviewers, and advice on how to maximise your score under each section of the evaluation.

Target Audience: The course will be of most value to those planning an application to Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020: Overview of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)     show
Blazej Thomas, from the UK Research Office in Brussels (UKRO), will provide an overview of the opportunities for funding under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


Inclusive Leadership & Unconscious Bias     show
This half day workshop aims to develop you Inclusive leadership skills and understand the concept of Unconscious Bias, your own biases and how these influence your behaviours and actions.

Target Audience: Staff in Leadership Role


Increasing Research Impact through International Development     show
An introduction to the funding opportunities for research and knowledge exchange in developing countries through aid agencies and development banks.

Target Audience: Academic, Research and KE staff interested in working with developing country partners


Induction Day for Research Staff     show
The University welcomes new research staff to with a dedicated session three times a year. It is advised that Research Staff attend both the General New Staff Induction seminar as well as the Research Staff Induction Event.

Target Audience: Research Staff new to the University


Intro to Freedom of Information & Environmental Information Regulation     show
This information session introduces the legislation of Freedom of Information/Environmental legislation and examines the implications for the University. It will provide information about how to recognise FOI/EIR requests and how to deal with them.

Target Audience: All members of staff who wish to gain a basic understanding of Freedom of Information/Environmental legislation


Introduction to convening and managing committees     show
Would you like to improve the quality of the meetings for which you are responsible? This short 90 minute session aims to help you to be a better convener or committee manager.

Target Audience: Any member of staff who will ever convene a meeting or provide administrative support for a meeting


Introduction to Impact for Aid-funded Research – GCRF and Newton Fund     show
Raise your chances of winning aid- funded research through strategic impact planning. Workshop builds skills in planning research to maximise the impact on economic development and social well-being in developing countries.

Target Audience: Academics, Research Staff and Professional Services staff supporting researchers


Introduction to Social Media     show
In this half day introductory course, we'll provide a broad overview of some of the biggest social networking platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, Linkedin, Pinterest and Blogging. The session is designed for anyone using social media within the workplace.

Target Audience: All Staff


Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Training     show
This course can be used as the core KE module for both the SPARK KE pathway and the Academic Practice pathway. This is a three day residential course.

Target Audience: Knowledge Exchange and Academic Staff


L2L@Lunchtime - Home Fire Safety     show
OSDU are hosting a number of sessions in the Learn to Live, Live to Learn, Lunchtime Series, where you can come along in your lunch hour and learn something new. The aim of the ‘Home Fire Safety’ talk is to simply promote fire safety in your homes.

Target Audience: All Staff


L2L@Lunchtime - Lunchtime Singing     show
OSDU are hosting a number of sessions in the Learn to Live, Live to Learn, Lunchtime Series, where you can come along in your lunch hour and learn something new. The aim of the sessions would be 'finding your voice' and the enjoyment and general health benefits that come from that.

Target Audience: All staff


Leadership Development Prog (1st line leadership) - Intro Session     show
This is an hour session which will introduce participants to the course content and structure, how to engage in the optional elements of the programme, pre-programme objective setting and the options for ILM accreditation.

Target Audience: First Line Managers responsible for Supervising Staff


Leadership for Strategic Outcomes - Intro Session     show
This hour long session will introduce participants to the course content and structure, how to engage in the optional elements of the programme, pre-programme objective setting and the options for ILM accreditation.

Target Audience: Team Leaders


Lunchtime Information Session - Mindfulness     show
Mindfulness is designed to help you learn new ways of managing difficult physical sensations, feelings, thoughts and moods. Mindfulness can enable you to see things differently and can increase your sense of personal confidence.

Target Audience: All Staff


Lunchtime Leadership - Pioneering series     show
This is a series of lunchtime sessions which will deal with leadership issues. Each session will include a presentation on a topic and the opportunity for discussion and debate with colleagues and the chance to share your ideas and pick up some new ones along the way.

Target Audience: Staff in Leadership Roles


Manage Your Energy not just Your Time     show
Energy not time is the key to vitality and quality of life. This full day workshop creatively explores the four dimensions of human energy - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - and how to increase and balance them.

Target Audience: Leaders


Management & Leadership in H.E.     show
This module examines the structure of higher educational provision in Scotland, the origins and influences on policy making and looks at some of the major debates and current issues in the field of higher education.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Management Development: Complaint Investigation Skills     show
The aim of this course is to help participants develop and improve their investigation skills with a specific focus on complaints handling. The course is offered to nominated members of staff who will conduct complaints investigations at Stage 2.

Target Audience: Investigating Officers for Stage 2 complaints


Management Development: Delegation Skills     show
This course is an introduction to delegation. Delegation is a skill which can be learned and aids team productivity and morale. It is a development process and helps people and teams to develop to their full potential.

Target Audience: Staff Supervisors


Management Development: Leading Change     show
This one day workshop will help leaders effectively embed change. It will explore the change process and consider practical ways that leaders can manage change, how to support people through change and how to enhance their own resilience throughout change.

Target Audience: For any member of staff who is managing and leading change


Management Development: Leading, Motivating and Developing Teams     show
This workshop will help you manage your team by offering an introduction to leadership and the associated skills. It will help you work effectively through your team to deliver results and develop others capability to perform.

Target Audience: For those in a leadership role


Management Development:Leading and Developing others through Coaching     show
This course is aimed at leaders & managers. This course will provide participants with the background knowledge of non-directive coaching and techniques that can be employed in a coaching approach, coaching practice and feedback.

Target Audience: Managers and Leaders


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITNs)     show
Participants will gain an overview of the opportunities available under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN scheme, as well as a detailed understanding of the key considerations involved in the planning, writing and submitting of a proposal, and hints and tips from successful grantees.

Target Audience: Academic / Research staff at all levels


Mentoring @ Strathclyde: Information Session     show
This information session will introduce you to the 2 current Mentoring @ Strathclyde Schemes to support research/academic staff and support staff with their career development and also launch the new scheme for Teaching Staff.

Target Audience: Academic Staff, Research Staff; Support Staff and Teaching Staff interested in mentoring


MSCA Innovative Training Networks: Addressing impact     show
Workshop 2: Addressing Impact in your ITN Application

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


MSCA Innovative Training Networks: Building your training programme     show
Workshop 1: Building Training into your ITN application

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


New Staff Induction Seminar     show
A seminar for newly appointed staff. The seminar will introduce you to working for the University of Strathclyde

Target Audience: Newly Appointed Staff to the University


Newton Fund Information Event     show
This interactive session provides information to colleagues on the Newton Fund, a £735 million fund operated by the UK's Department of Business, Energy, Industry and Skills.

Target Audience: Academic and Research Staff


Personal Effectiveness Series: Effecting Positive Engagements     show
This workshop will offer tools and techniques to present yourself in a confidence and assertiveness. It will explore tools to be effective and positive at influencing others.

Target Audience: Academic, research, KE & teaching staff


Personal Effectiveness Series: Resilience     show
This workshop will explore work pressures; reflect on your own personal resilience profile and offer tips and tools for building resilience.

Target Audience: Academic, research, KE and teaching staff


Personal Effectiveness Series: Understanding yourself and others     show
This workshop will use a personality profiling tool to give a framework which will help you understand your own behaviours and actions and that of others. It will offer an insight into communication styles, decision making approaches and working styles.

Target Audience: Academic, research, KE and teaching staff


Planning a Positive Retirement     show
This full day information session is for those either considering retirement or about to retire in the near future.

Target Audience: Anyone considering retirement or early or flexible retirement


Principal’s Engagement Sessions (Engineering)     show
The Principal will be holding engagement sessions with each of the Faculties and Professional Services in Aug/Sep to update colleagues on the University’s performance and recent achievements, including activities in relation to implementation of our Values.

Target Audience: The Faculty of Engineering


Principal’s Engagement Sessions (HASS)     show
The Principal will be holding engagement sessions with each of the Faculties and Professional Services in Aug/Sept to update colleagues on the University’s performance and recent achievements, including activities in relation to implementation of our Values.

Target Audience: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Principal’s Engagement Sessions (Professional Services)     show
The Principal will be holding engagement sessions with each of the Faculties and Professional Services in Aug/Sept to update colleagues on the University’s performance and recent achievements, including activities in relation to implementation of our Values.

Target Audience: Professional Services Staff


Principal’s Engagement Sessions (SBS)     show
The Principal will be holding engagement sessions with each of the Faculties and Professional Services in Aug/Sept to update colleagues on the University’s performance and recent achievements, including activities in relation to implementation of our Values.

Target Audience: Strathclyde Business School


Principal’s Engagement Sessions (Science)     show
The Principal will be holding engagement sessions with each of the Faculties and Professional Services in Aug/Sept to update colleagues on the University’s performance and recent achievements, including activities in relation to implementation of our Values.

Target Audience: The Faculty of Science


Professional Recognition of Learning and Teaching Information Workshop     show
This workshop will introduce you to the Strathclyde Recognition Pathways, discuss the requirements for recognition, assist you in selecting the most appropriate Descriptor category to work toward, and provide information on peer support networks and developmental opportunities.

Target Audience: Learning and Teaching Staff


Professional Services Development Programme     show
The purpose of the programme is to equip admin staff to develop in their role. It has been designed to support the standards as described in both the Strathclyde Job Level Descriptors and the SVQ Level 4 award in Administration.

Target Audience: APS Staff Grade 4 and above


Professional Services Development Programme- Intro Session     show
This is an hour session which will introduce participants to the course programme, content and structure

Target Audience: APS Staff Grade 4 and above


Providing Excellent Customer Service     show
Participants in this full day workshop will gain invaluable skills and techniques that are the fundamentals of service professionalism and you will be encourage to take pride in what you do.

Target Audience: All Staff


Public Engagement for Researchers     show
Public Engagement for Researchers, Academic and Research Staff

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Quality Conversations in ADR (Academic, Research, Knowledge Exchange)     show
This half day workshop is aimed at staff carrying out ADR reviews. In this practical workshop you will enhance your skills and knowledge in how to have a quality conversation with a reviewee in the ADR session that is helpful, positive, specific, employee centered and goal oriented.

Target Audience: Academic, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Teaching Staff who carry out ADR Reviews


Quality Conversations in ADR (APS, Operational & Technical)     show
This half day workshop is aimed at staff carrying out ADR reviews. In this practical workshop you will enhance your skills and knowledge in how to have a quality conversation with a reviewee in the ADR session that is helpful, positive, specific, employee centered and goal oriented.

Target Audience: APS, Operational & Technical Staff who carry out ADR Reviews


Research Bidding and Design     show
Aims & Objectives: 1. To enable early career researchers to develop their abilities in the entire process of research proposal development, from the initial design of the research question to the publication of results.

Target Audience: Academic and Research Staff


Research Bidding and Design - Getting Started     show
This class aims to enable research staff and early career academics starting out in research bidding and design to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in development and submission of small, early career research proposals.

Target Audience: For research staff and early career academics starting out in research bidding and design. Individuals from other staff categories may also find this class useful if they are intending to apply for research funding.


Research Supervision Development     show
You know what your research 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 PHD easier for your students and for you?

Target Audience: For supervisors of doctoral research students


Researchers' Group AGM     show
Annual Genereal Meeting to review achievements and take a look at things going forward.

Target Audience: Research Staff


Responding Effectively to Disclosures of Gender-based violence (GBV)     show
The aim of this one day course is to equip members of staff to respond to disclosures of gender based violence in a way that is timely, appropriate and non-judgemental, and to do this with a clear understanding of the immediate needs of the survivor.

Target Audience: Those who work in a front-facing role with students or staff in a support or advisory role who may have to respond to a confidential disclosure about gender based violence.


Royal Society Funding Schemes: Info Session     show
This session will provide an overview of the Royal Society’s funding schemes.

Target Audience: Final-year PhD students, post-doc and early career researchers to find out more about the variety of funding schemes on offer from the Royal Society


Sickness Absence Management - Briefing Session     show
This course is aimed at staff with line management responsibility who have to implement the University's Sickness Absence Management Policy. The aim of the briefing session is to discuss how to implement the University's Sickness Absence Policy.

Target Audience: Staff with line management responsibility


Social Media for Researchers: Impact, Engagement & Measurement     show
Demonstrating social media competence is a critical communication tool for research active staff.

Target Audience: Research active staff with some background in using social media


SPIRAL - An Intro to Public Engagement: Why Bother?     show
Has public engagement (PE) piqued your interest but you don’t know where to start? Do you want to understand why PE is important and how it might inform your research? Come along to this whistle stop tour of PE and find out more!

Target Audience: For those new to public engagement


SPIRAL - Applying for Post-Doctoral Fellowships     show
In this workshop you will find out what steps you should take, time frames, what a fellowship involves, international options, how to apply, the different types of fellowships available and how to use your connections to your advantage.

Target Audience: Early Career Research Staff / Postdocs


SPIRAL - Building Sustainable Research Partnerships     show
This practical workshop is for research leaders who would like to gain an overview and awareness of the key aspects of building sustainable research partnerships

Target Audience: For academics / researchers who wish to build a sustainable research partnership


SPIRAL - Communicate with Confidence: Straight Talking     show
This workshop will provide an overview and awareness of the key aspects in leveraging your research reputation within industry, society and other academic institutions.

Target Audience: Academic, Teaching, Research and KE staff


SPIRAL - Communicating Effectively with the Media     show
This practical workshop will allow you to develop skills and techniques to engage effectively with the media. The workshop will primarily focus on broadcast media.

Target Audience: For Research Staff who are or will be expected to engage with the media


SPIRAL - Considering your Career Options     show
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the possible career pathways, both academic and non-academic, available to research staff as well as how to progress along these tracks.

Target Audience: For Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows


SPIRAL - Designing and Delivering Successful CPD     show
This practical one-day workshop will provide a framework for the development and design of sessions and workshops are be engaging and relevant.

Target Audience: For academics / researchers expected to deliver CPD sessions to groups of professionals


SPIRAL - Engaging with Industrial Partners     show
This practical ½ day workshop is to support academics become more effective at engaging with industry partners. It has a specific focus on Research and KE activities within a consultancy role to the industrial partner.

Target Audience: For those who are engaging with industry partners


SPIRAL - Engaging with Public Policy Makers     show
This practical workshop will help you understand the public policy arenas: structures, processes and decision makers as well as how best to navigate them to bring about lasting relationships.

Target Audience: For academic and research staff who need to influence public policy makers


SPIRAL - Enhancing Your Research Reputation     show
This workshop will provide an overview and awareness of the key aspects in leveraging your research reputation within industry, society and other academic institutions.

Target Audience: For those who would like to enhance their research reputation


SPIRAL - Financial Essentials for KE and Research     show
This practical workshop will give an overview of the key aspects of effective planning and management of grant bids both for pre and post award.

Target Audience: For those who have a grant or are planning to apply


SPIRAL - Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies Scheme     show
This interactive briefing session will provide colleagues with information about the process of applying to the Future & Emerging Technologies scheme for collaborative high-risk research.

Target Audience: Academic/Research staff - all levels


SPIRAL - Horizon 2020 Getting to know the programme     show
This session provides an overview of funding opportunities available through the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation. Horizon 2020 is a EUR 70 billion funding programme running until 2020.

Target Audience: Academic / Research Staff at all levels


SPIRAL - Hosting conferences at Strathclyde     show
This session will give an overview of the venues and services available at the University for hosting conferences.

Target Audience: For those wishing to attract and host conferences at the University


SPIRAL - How to Engage with People as an Academic Consultant     show
In this one-day session you will learn some key techniques for marketing yourself as a consultant.

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


SPIRAL - How to get started with Supervision     show
This workshop aims to support research staff who provide informal supervision to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

Target Audience: For Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows


SPIRAL - Into the Spotlight     show
This highly practical half-day course, presented by Pete Bailie, will give you the skills and confidence to communicate powerfully, memorably and authentically with any audience.

Target Audience: For those who would like to get their voice heard and increase their confidence when communicating with any audience


SPIRAL - Managing Research Projects     show
This full day practical workshop will look at the tools and techniques used in managing research projects which will build processes and structures that support project delivery. You should bring your own unique challenges for discussion.

Target Audience: For academics / researchers managing projects


SPIRAL - Motivating and Developing Teams     show
This workshop will help you manage your research team to deliver successful projects. It will help you work effectively through your team to deliver results and develop others' capability to perform.

Target Audience: For those in a leadership role


SPIRAL - Networking with external partners     show
This workshop will provide academic, research and knowledge exchange staff with an insight into mechanisms and strategies for improving engagement with networking opportunities and managing the outcome of these. It will empower staff in networking situations and help overcome feelings

Target Audience: For those who would like to gain an overview and awareness of the key aspects of working with external industry partners


SPIRAL - Personal Impact: Influencing & Negotiating     show
This lively and enlightening session will equip you with practical communication skills to help you strengthen your confidence, become someone to whom others want to listen and achieve greater and more consistent impact and influence.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


SPIRAL - Preparing and Applying for Fellowships     show
This workshop will provide participants with information about types of fellowships, the application/selection processes and support available to those seeking to apply for fellowships at Strathclyde.

Target Audience: For Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows


SPIRAL - Preparing and Applying for Scottish Crucible     show
This session will provide an introduction to The Scottish Crucible development programme and Strathclyde’s application process.

Target Audience: For Research, Knowledge Exchange and Academic Staff


SPIRAL - Preparing your first lectureship application     show
Aimed at Research Staff planning an academic career, this is an interactive day of sharing practice and exploring both the big picture and the detail of academic job applications, focussing on your first lectureship.

Target Audience: Research staff planning an academic career


SPIRAL - Research & Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE)     show
Participants will gain an overview of the opportunities available to staff under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie RISE scheme, as well as a detailed understanding of the key considerations involved in the planning, writing and submitting of a proposal.

Target Audience: Academic/Research staff - all levels


SPIRAL - Research Grant Workshop     show
This workshop will introduce ‘a recipe’ for an extremely efficient approach to writing a research project grant, such as a research council standard grant, that makes it possible to produce a case for support in 2 weeks.

Target Audience: For those who are writing research grant and have a fundable project in mind.


SPIRAL - Spectacular images and Visualising Information     show
This workshop covers the principles of visualising data, examples of excellent visualisations and poor visualisations and case studies including examples from the instructor’s own publications and experience.

Target Audience: Research and Academic Staff


SPIRAL - The Importance of Impact in Research Careers     show
This workshop is about understanding the impact agenda and what this means for researchers.

Target Audience: For academics / researchers who need to develop their understanding of the impact agenda


SPIRAL - The Role of the Supervisor in Development     show
This workshop aims to support supervisors of doctoral students to understand their role in the student’s professional and career development as well as discussing the role of the PGCert Researcher Professional Development.

Target Audience: For academic staff with supervision responsibilities


SPIRAL - Understanding Industry to Communicate Effectively     show
This workshop will provide academic, research and knowledge exchange staff with an overview of the key influences on engaging with external organisations and how this can be improved through an understanding of how businesses are structured and operate.

Target Audience: For those who would like to gain an overview and awareness of the key aspects of working with external industry partners


SPIRAL - Winning Innovate UK Proposals     show
This workshop aims to introduce participants to Innovate UK, the funding organisation supporting industry-led collaborative innovation in market sectors important to the UK.

Target Audience: All academic/research staff


SPIRAL - Writers Retreat     show
This five day writing retreat aims to create an opportunity to have the time and space away from the day to day to focus on writing with the aim of producing high quality manuscripts.

Target Audience: All Research and Academic Staff


SPIRAL H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme     show
This interactive session provides proposal development support to colleagues wishing to apply for funding through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship scheme within H2020. The session is particularly relevant for supervisors wishing to recruit promising researchers to Strathclyde.

Target Audience: Academic/Research staff - all levels


SPIRAL Increasing Research Impact: Open Access and Citation Strategies     show
This session will introduce and explore recent changes in the scholarly publication landscape, particularly the growing importance of Open Access (OA).

Target Audience: For those wishing to understand more about the changing scholarly communications landscape and strategies for improving research citation impact


SPIRAL Masterclass: Digital Leadership     show
This masterclass will focus on digital leadership

Target Audience: All academic/research staff


SPIRAL -Social Media and the Open Rights Movement on Academic Practice     show
This session will be an opportunity to discuss some of the effects of social media and the open rights movement on academic practice.

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


Stand and Deliver     show
This course is designed for staff members involved in delivering presentations and public speaking. voicebusiness uses specially adapted acting techniques for the business environment which are coupled with well-established disciplines such as NLP.

Target Audience: Staff members involved in delivering presentations and public speaking. It maybe particularly helpful to those involved in research & knowledge exchange activities.


STEP - Flip Your Classroom     show
To allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of supporting reflective learning activities online. A 'flipped classroom' format involves students working at home on the content that is normally delivered during a traditional 'lecture'.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in teaching within the university


STEP - Academic Development Information and Drop-in Session     show
An opportunity for academic professional staff (traditional academic, teaching, research and knowledge exchange staff) to come along to meet with a member of the Academic Development team in order to benefit from support in understanding the development opportunities available.

Target Audience: Staff seeking to engage with academic development programmes


STEP - Designing Online and Blended Learning     show
This Masterclass will allow participants to reflect on how learning activities can be designed to create effective online and blended learning environments through presentation and discussion of design frameworks and practical activities underpinned by relevant theory and pedagogy

Target Audience: All staff involved in designing learning activities within the university


STEP - Disability Awareness     show
This session will increase awareness of disability-related issues and consider the impact that having a disability can have on the University experience

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Effectively use Social Media in Teaching & Learning     show
These workshops will help you learn how to use social media tools intelligently and responsibly to instruct, communicate with, and engage your students in ways that are familiar and meaningful to them.

Target Audience: Attendees should ideally have teaching responsibilities or at least have a vested interest in university teaching


STEP - Ensure an Inclusive Approach in the Classroom     show
This workshop will explore current inclusive teaching methods and encourage participants to consider how these could be applied within their own disciplinary areas.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Harnessing Creativity and Performativity to Enhance Student Eng     show
This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to try some of these techniques in a safe and supportive environment while benefiting from feedback from the instructor (with background and expertise in Theatre, Voice, and Communication) and other participants.

Target Audience: All staff involved in delivery of teaching within the university


STEP - HEA Assessor Training     show
HEA fellowships assessor training

Target Audience: HEA Assessor Trainers


STEP - HEA Fellowship Information Session     show
This workshop will introduce you to the Strathclyde Recognition Pathways, discuss the requirements for recognition, assist you in selecting the most appropriate Descriptor category to work toward.

Target Audience: Academic,Teaching APS Staff


STEP - HEA Senior/Principal Fellowship Application Support Network     show
We are launching a support network for staff who are interested/currently working on an application for senior or principal fellowship of the HEA. This network will provide the opportunity to meet others and learn about other support available through the University.

Target Audience: Academic,Teaching APS Staff


STEP - How to … Design Effective ‘Assessment For Learning’     show
This session will explore ‘Assessment for Learning’, how this fits with Strathclyde Assessment and Feedback policy, and review specific examples of approaches based on this model

Target Audience: Academic Staff


STEP - How to use Myplace - Reflective learning Activities     show
This session will allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of supporting reflective learning activities online

Target Audience: Staff involved in teaching


STEP - How to... use Myplace Peer Review     show
This session will allow staff to explore the MOODLE/Myplace activity ‘Workshop: Assignment’ used for peer review.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - How to...Use Video & Audio in your Teaching     show
This session aims to provide you with the confidence to use video in your teaching. All participants will need to bring a Smartphone to be able to take part in the session activity.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Introduction to Storytelling (2 parts)     show
This series of 2 short workshops are hosted by Alice Fernbank, a professional storyteller – and teacher.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Make documents accessible     show
This practical workshop will show participants how to create accessible word and PDF documents ensuring that they are readable by all, including people with disabilities.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Masterclass on digital and blended learning Course (Re) Design     show
This masterclass is delivered by Prof. Grainne Conole. It will focus on facilitating staff to see how to move forward with re-designing traditional classes to being suitable for blended/online delivery

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Myplace Gradebook Weightings     show
This session will cover some of the basics of using the gradebook weighting system to calculate grades.

Target Audience: Teaching and Administrative Staff


STEP - Myplace Groups & Groupings     show
This session will provide staff with an understanding of how Groups and Groupings work in Myplace, which can be the key to administering many classes.

Target Audience: All staff engaged in teaching


STEP - Pedagogy and Publication Network (PPN)     show
The purpose of this peer support network is to promote and support pedagogical research and publication across the disciplines within the University. The group is intended to take the form of a Community of Practice (CoP) through organic growth.

Target Audience: All staff with an interest in pedagogical research and publication


STEP - Peer Support Network for Leadership in Learning and Teaching     show
This peer support network is being established to support staff in developing leadership within their learning and teaching role in the university

Target Audience: Staff who work in a leadership role, or who are interested in developing leadership in learning and teaching within the university


STEP - Playing for Education Masterclass     show
This masterclass draws on Giskin's experience of designing and delivering teaching, in an interdisciplinary environment at Imperial College London, to show techniques for promoting student engagement, learning and subjective well-being.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Playing for Education Workshop     show
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the design and use of prop-based games and activities, with an emphasis on games inspired by ‘escape rooms’.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Quick 1 hour STEP session on ASSIGNMENT     show
This short lunchtime session will teach you the basics about the Myplace assignment activity, which provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Quick 1 hour STEP session on FORUM     show
In this session you will participate in a number of forums.This will enable you to understand how the differing settings effect the way that posts are displayed. You will also follow step by step instructions to create a new forum.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Quick 1 hour STEP session on How to Post an Advert     show
This session will explain how to use the ‘Notice’ feature on Myplace to send an advert with adjoining image.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Quick 1 hour STEP session on Myplace - Grade Visibility     show
This session will be specifically useful to administrative or grading staff who have some responsibility for returning grades and feedback to students.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Quick 1 hour STEP session QUIZ     show
This short lunchtime session will teach you the basics about the Myplace quiz activity and how to create a simple multiple choice quiz. The Myplace quizzes are a set of questions grouped together, to be answered by a student in one sitting.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP - Sharing Practice: Encouraging development of social discipl...     show
Encouraging development of social disciplinary understandings through innovative teaching activities.

Target Audience: The coursework is replicable in any department/ faculty where the students will join a vocational (accountancy, engineering medicine, law, etc.) community of practice on graduating.


STEP - Staff part-time Doctorate support Network     show
Monthly lunchtime meetings every month to provide peer support for Strathclyde Staff members studying part-time doctorates The sessions will involve: Some CPD activities (e.g. speakers

Target Audience: Staff members studying part-time doctorates


STEP - Summer Course (Re)Design Challenge     show
The Summer Course (Re)Design challenge aims to provide a network of support for staff who would like to (re)design courses or aspects of their teaching, but who struggle to find the time to do this.

Target Audience: Academic and Teaching Staff


STEP - Supporting administration of classes in Myplace     show
This session will allow staff to explore tools and methods of administering classes online and organising a cohort.

Target Audience: Staff wishing to find out more about administering classes efficiently online in Myplace


STEP - Supporting social learning     show
This session will allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of social learning online

Target Audience: Staff wishing to find out more about social learning activities online


STEP - Teachers PET (Performance Evaluation Tool)     show
Teachers PET (Teachers Performance Evaluation Tool) is a system for collecting feedback from students about classes and their delivery. Questionnaires are prepared for each class, they can be completely different and can run concurrently. Each questionnaire has a feedback window.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Teaching and Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Students     show
This session will explore working with trans and gender diverse students, and consider the ways in which we can cultivate inclusive teaching and learning environments.

Target Audience: Those involved in teaching, learning and assessment, those with an interest in supporting trans and gender diverse students


STEP - Teaching using live online collaboration platforms.     show
This session will allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of tools that support teaching classes live online.

Target Audience: Staff wishing to find out more using tools which enable live online teaching of students.


STEP - Transforming Assessment and Feedback Challenge     show
The Transforming Assessment challenge aims to provide a network of support for staff who would like to (re)design formative and/or summative assessment opportunities.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in learning and teaching within the university


STEP - Use Feedforward to Enhance Feedback     show
This session will focus on how the traditional retrospective focus on feedback can be flipped for assessments and assignments, and will also explore real-time and embedded feedback.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in learning and teaching within the university


STEP - Use Jigsaw Learning     show
Jigsaw learning is a form of co-operative learning that can be used in the classroom to encourage students to learn from each other in a way that also encourages individuals to take responsibility for their assigned work.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in learning and teaching within the university


STEP - Use Technology to Enhance Feedback     show
. This session explores ways in which technology might be used to enhance feedback. This will include the use of audio feedback, polling software, and clicker technology.

Target Audience: Staff who are involved in learning and teaching within the university


STEP - What about me?: Supporting Staff, Supporting Students     show
This training has been developed by students in order to support staff in supporting the first year transition of students, particularly their transition into the academic environment and how this can also support social integration to university life. Training will:

Target Audience: All staff involved in delivery of 1st year undergraduate teaching


STEP - Work with students who are blind/visually impaired     show
This session will increase awareness of the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired and the barriers they face in higher education.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Work with students who have Asperger’s Syndrome     show
This session will increase awareness of the needs of students with Asperger’s Syndrome and the barriers they face in higher education. Participants will be encouraged to consider how to make the learning and wider University environment accessible to these students.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Working with students who are d/Deaf or hearing impaired     show
The aim of this session is to raise awareness of the barriers to learning that d/Deaf and hearing impaired students may face.

Target Audience: Teaching, Academic and APS Staff


STEP - Workshop on digital and blended Learning Course (Re) Design     show
This workshop is delivered by Prof. Grainne Conole. The full day workshop will allow participants to reflect on how learning activities can be designed to create effective online and blended learning.

Target Audience: Teaching Staff


STEP How to encourage critical engagement with disciplinary lit..     show
Reading student's written work so often provokes the reaction, "How could they write that!?" The "CRAP detector" is a straightforward rubric which can be used by students from first year undergraduates to doctoral students to start them thinking and writing critically.'

Target Audience: Staff wishing to explore a number of straightforward rubrics to allow students to assess the usefulness of a range of material.


STEP Learning & Teaching in an International Technological University     show
Colleagues are invited to register to attend this exciting 4th annual event.

Target Audience: All staff involved in Learning & Teaching at the University


STEP/SPIRAL - Delivering ad-hoc Lectures     show
The session is aimed at Early Career Researchers wishing, or expected, to deliver ad-hoc lectures and teaching sessions that may be unrelated to their own research or on core subject material.

Target Audience: Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows with little or no teaching experience.


STEP-Making effective use of technology and learning spaces at Strath     show
This open session is an opportunity for staff involved in L & T to come along and see the newest, upgraded learning and teaching spaces at Strathclyde, learn how to use them, and talk to learning technology staff about using the equipment in the best way to support students.

Target Audience: Staff involved in learning and teaching


Strathclyde Carers' Group     show
Bi-monthly meetings at which carers can network, provide feedback on University support for carers and hear speakers on topics of interest to carers.

Target Audience: All staff


Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow Application Support Workshop     show
This workshop aims to provide support for potential applicants for this year’s Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow Scheme, to understand how the hiring process works and what is expected in the application.

Target Audience: For those intending to apply to the Chancellor's Fellow Scheme in 2017


Supervising Postgraduate Research     show
This module enables you to engage with the professional and theoretical underpinnings and political drivers of national developments in research and research supervision in Higher Education in the UK.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Supervising Postgraduate Research ONLINE     show
Supervising Postgraduate Research (online) This module enables you to engage with the professional and theoretical underpinnings and political drivers of national developments in research and research supervision in Higher Education in the UK.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Supplementary Payments – Essential System Changes     show
This course will be highly relevant to you if you have an active role as a Departmental Administrator of the Supplementary Payments System (Student Payments, Undertaken Duties) or are a Work Requestor for these types of engagement.

Target Audience: Departmental Administrators


TALON Part 2     show
Part 2 includes three weeks during which some engagement is expected (approximately 8 hours in total). Other time will be spent on developing and evaluating their online classes or activities. Tutors can be contacted at any time (within reason!) until assessment submission, however

Target Audience: The aim of the module is to allow participants to experience being an online student while at the same time exploring the implications and opportunities of teaching and learning online.


Teaching, Learning & Assessment within the Disciplines     show
This module provides a series of activities and scholarly readings to help colleagues articulate the key conceptual transformations that are fundamental within their discipline(s) and identify how best to teach these to their students.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Teaching, Learning & Assessment within the Disciplines: Academic Staff     show
This module provides a series of activities and scholarly readings to help colleagues articulate the key conceptual transformations that are fundamental within their discipline(s) and identify how best to teach these to their students.

Target Audience: Academic Staff


Teaching, Learning & Assessment within the Disciplines:Research Staff     show
This module provides a series of activities and scholarly readings to help colleagues articulate the key conceptual transformations that are fundamental within their discipline(s) and identify how best to teach these to their students.

Target Audience: Research Staff


Technical Staff Programme Level 1 - Information Session     show
A one hour session which will provide an overview of the individual development sessions, how to engage in the optional elements of the programme, pre-programme objective setting, and the options for Professional Registration and external accreditation.

Target Audience: Technical staff - grades 3-5


Technical Staff Programme Level 2 - Information Session     show
A one hour session which will provide an overview of the individual development sessions, how to engage in the optional elements of the programme, pre-programme objective setting, and the options for Professional Registration and external accreditation.

Target Audience: Technical staff - grades 6-8


Technicians Professional Registration Workshop     show
The Science Council will be hosting a Workshop on “Technical Registration” on the 14th April 1.00-2.30 in Insight Institute, Richmond Street. This event is open to all technical staff within both Science & Engineering Faculties.

Target Audience: Technical staff within both Science & Engineering Faculties


The Faculty of Science Grant Writing Challenge     show
The purpose of this 6 months in-depth programme is to improve grant writing skills in order to increase the successful funding of grant applications.

Target Audience: Academic staff who are writing grants and wishing additional in-depth support


The Knowledge Exchange Challenge     show
This is an optional class in the Knowledge Exchange and Academic Practice pathways of the SPARK programme. It is also an elective class for those participants taking the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education pathway.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


The Publication Challenge 2018     show
The Publication Challenge will focus on improving the quality and quantity of publications. It will draw on and share best practice from across the Faculty to give staff a series of workshops focussing on key aspects of academic publishing.

Target Audience: Academic staff in Science & Engineering Faculties who have material ready for publication (May be appropriate to some Post Docs, on approval from supervisor)


TLA BESPOKE SESSION     show
Teaching Learning & Assessment within the Disciplines We are planning to run a bespoke TLA session for those TLA participants who have not submitted their observation form or undertaken this activity.

Target Audience: Academic Staff


Turbocharge Your Writing (for staff)     show
Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are clear and practical strategies that can increase your writing productivity.

Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels


UK Research and KE Landscape     show
This will provide staff with a more in-depth understanding of the UK research and knowledge exchange landscape, and how this relates to Strathclyde.

Target Audience: For staff who are new to Strathclyde and the UK Research and KE Landscape


Understanding and Exploring Knowledge Exchange -     show
This class provides the core learning experience for the Knowledge Exchange pathway of the SPARK programme and is also mandatory in the Academic Practice path.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


Understanding External Organisations     show
This class represents a core element of the knowledge exchange experience and is a core experience demanded of professionals engaged within the area.

Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff


What is Gender-based Violence (GBV)?     show
The aim of this half day course is to highlight what gender-based violence is, why it happens and will focus on good practice responses

Target Audience: Those who work in a front-facing role with students or staff in a support or advisory role such as in University Residences, Estates and Security services, HR, Student Advice and Health Services, Student Advisors, OH, Academic Course Administration