URO Training Events in March

The University Research Office runs a number of training and staff development events every month. These events are open to all University of Lincoln staff and cover everything from finding funding opportunities for research projects to becoming a better bid writer. Both one-to-one and group-based support is available. You can find out more about them and how to book a place by clicking on the link to the internal Portal page below (login required):

Research Office Staff Development Events

This takes you to the Research Office home page on the Portal. On the right hand side of this page is a list of all of our upcoming training events.

Coming up in the next month we have:

Research Office Breakfast Meetings: Wednesday 2 March, Tuesday 15 March, Tuesday 22 March, 8.45am – 9.30am, Enterprise Cafe, Ground Floor, Enterprise @ Lincoln, Brayford Campus

The University Research Office provides a range of services from identifying opportunities, developing research grant applications and costing research. Find out about how we can help you in your research activity at these informal breakfast meetings. Please email research@lincoln.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

Bid Writing Surgery: Thursday 3 March, all day, Ground Floor Meeting Room, Enterprise @ Lincoln, Brayford Campus

Dr. Martin Pickard (Grantcraft) is an external consultant employed by the University of Lincoln. Martin’s monthly bid writing surgery will give staff an opportunity to access his 25 years of experience in supporting bids for external funding. Please contact research@lincoln.ac.uk if you wish to book an appointment to speak to Martin about a bid to any funder. Each appointment lasts around 45 mins to 1 hour.

Working on the web: Wednesday 9 March, 12pm – 1.30pm, Computing Services Training Room 1, MAB, Brayford Campus

Find out how free and easy-to-use web technologies (Web 2.0) and standards (RSS) can improve the way you work online. This lunchtime workshop, run in conjunction with CERD and the Library, will introduce tools to help you easily keep track of funding and published research. It will also show you how you can collaborate and promote your research online. Please contact HR to book a place: training@lincoln.ac.uk

Understanding Google Apps: online collaborative tools for researchers: Wednesday 16 March, 12.30pm – 2.00pm, Computing Services Training Room 1, MAB, Brayford Campus

Google Apps offers leading online collaborative tools, including document authoring, group instant messaging, group discussions, shared calendars, online storage, and more. This session, run collaboratively with CERD and the Library, will provide staff with an introduction to all aspects of Google Apps for Education and will show participants how to use the variety of collaborative applications from Google. Please contact HR to book a place: training@lincoln.ac.uk

Grant Development Workshop: Wednesday 23 March, 9.30am – 3.30pm, Meeting Room 2, Enterprise @ Lincoln, Brayford Campus

The Research Grant Development Workshop is designed to improve success rates of research funding applications. The morning session takes the form of a mock funding panel, with participants reviewing previously submitted funding bids. In the afternoon, participants will get the opportunity to comment in detail on their own outline bids prepared in advance. Numbers are limited to 8 per session to facilitate group discussion. Please contact research@lincoln.ac.uk if you’re interested in attending.