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Everything was superb ... great learning environment indeed

Everything was superb, I especially liked the practical exercise of assessment centre tasks, body language session and talks by former PhD students on different career choices.

All facilitators were very friendly and open to discussions, great learning environment indeed

CH955 Decision Making and Leadership

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:09 | Tags: CH955, decision making, leadership

Challenge yourself in many ways

There were plenty of activities - it was hard work but we were pushed to challenge ourselves in many different ways and maybe discover abilities we didn't think we had
CH954, Science Communciation

Mon 04 Feb 2019, 15:30 | Tags: science communication, CH954

The best training I've done

Definitely the best training I have yet done (and I've done a lot...), perfectly pitched, challenging, engaging, fun and I learnt a lot
CH954, Science Communication

Mon 04 Feb 2019, 15:14 | Tags: science communication, CH954

Gaining a deeper understanding of Ethics

Having a deeper understanding of Ethics & what is required for research environment

CH973 – Research Ethics and Practice

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:28 | Tags: CH973, research ethics

Much to digest and to think about

The podcasts & facts & figures. Making me write down thoughts prior to attending

CH973 – Research Ethics and Practice

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:27 | Tags: CH973, research ethics

Plenty of time for ethical debate

I thought that a good amount of time was dedicated to discussing Ethical issues and practising our analytical skills

CH973 – Research Ethics and Practice

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:26 | Tags: CH973, research ethics

Engaging debate and discussion

The discussions were extremely interesting & engaging & enjoyed the debates

CH973 – Research Ethics and Practice

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:18 | Tags: CH973, research ethics

Hard work but perfectly pitched even for the novice

I found this course hard work as someone with minimal prior business experience, but not to the point of being too difficult and I was able to keep pace. I think the level of the course was pitched correctly

CH957 - Business, Innovation & Commercialisation for Researchers

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:16 | Tags: innovation, commercialisation, CH957, business

Really enjoyed the pitch exercise

Really enjoyed the pitch exercise, especially interacting with our mentor Nick, who was very helpful indeed. Its’s great to see how much can be learned by trying out these processes, even for those of us used to thinking strategically

CH957 - Business, Innovation & Commercialisation for Researchers

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:14 | Tags: innovation, commercialisation, CH957, business

Great seminar series

Overall great seminar series

CH957 - Business, Innovation & Commercialisation for Researchers

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:12 | Tags: innovation, commercialisation, CH957, business

Top CV advice and Assessment Centre team task

An opportunity to get an advice about CV when applying for an industrial or corporate type of job. Assessment centre team task was really useful

CH955 Decision Making and Leadership

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:10 | Tags: CH955, decision making, leadership

Understanding leadership styles

It raised my awareness about the leadership styles that I am encountering within my department and made me think of their suitability for a certain group

CH955 Decision Making and Leadership

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:05 | Tags: CH955, decision making, leadership

Understanding your leadership potential

Better understanding of my personal leadership potential
Better understanding of other people in my research team
An approach of the management theme practised now in my research group
Future perspective for my career

CH955 Decision Making and Leadership

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:04 | Tags: CH955, decision making, leadership

Experienced tutors and useful exercises

Ann was simply great and really experienced, so I learned a lot from her. But also the other speakers were good! And the assessment centre exercise was very interesting. And the CV corrections super useful (thanks, Nikola!)

CH955 Decision Making and Leadership

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 17:02 | Tags: CH955, decision making, leadership

Gaining confidence with academic writing

It has improved my confidence with academic writing and has improved how I think about my choice of language when writing about my work

CH933 Academic Scientific Writing

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:59 | Tags: CH933, scientific writing

Thinking about your academic scientific writing

The coursework really got me thinking about different aspects of my writing

CH933 Academic Scientific Writing

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:58 | Tags: CH933, scientific writing

Understanding the structure of scientific writing

From my perspective, the course was very helpful to understand structure of scientific writing

CH933 Academic Scientific Writing

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:56 | Tags: CH933, scientific writing

Training from a professional journalist

Hands-on experience working on different aspects of delivering scientific news and topics to the public and having this evaluated by the professional journalist

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:53 | Tags: science communication, CH954

Diverse and engaging exercises - highly recommended!

Exercises were diverse and engaging, with a good balance between information and application. Course coordinator was very helpful and, together with other 'guests', provided a high quality, professional course. Advice was useful and well reinforced with appropriate drills. Highly recommended

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:50 | Tags: science communication, CH954

How to fully engage the media

The course has enhanced my desire to engage the media more often and the knowledge gained would be used to produce better press releases and scripts for media

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:48 | Tags: science communication, CH954

An interactive media experience

The interactive lectures, group work to develop the package, the face-to-face interviews on the press release, the trip to the BBC Coventry, the feedback on course outputs and media experience

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:47 | Tags: science communication, CH954

Promote your work well to the right audiences

I feel better equipped to answer questions about my work, or to talk about science more generally, to a wide variety of audiences. Additionally, I will be more mindful of opportunities to publicise my work, where it may not have occurred to me before

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:45 | Tags: science communication, CH954

Completely involved in the context

The course was taught interactively which made audience to be completely involved in the context. The first day was really fruitful and lots of useful information

CH954 - Science Communication

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:39 | Tags: science communication, CH954

Challenge your attitudes

Challenged my attitudes towards how I present and interact with others

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:35 | Tags: CH953, presentation skills, teamwork

An individual within the team

I liked the approach of viewing yourself as an individual to fit into a team, rather than another week of all forced group work

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:33 | Tags: CH953, teamwork

Presentation Skills was best training I have received

Presentation Skills was best training I have received in the field to date
Interaction - opportunities to collaborate with a number of different students

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:32 | Tags: CH953, presentation skills, teamwork

Safe, valued, professional

I felt safe and protected. I appreciated very much you cared about us and made everything look professional

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:28 | Tags: CH953, teamwork

Helpful, not forced

Helpful, not forced, but offered to be taken or refused

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:24 | Tags: CH953, teamwork

Bonding through outdoor activities

Outdoor activities, group activities with ever-changing groups, opportunities to present, even though I was nervous always, opportunities to meet with and engage with many people

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:23 | Tags: CH953, teamwork

Pizza and wine, socials and quizzes - what's not to like?

Pub quiz/ Pizza/socials
The people I met from different research areas
The fact the course was very well structured
The enthusiasm and style of sessions
The food and wine

CH953 - Team Working in a Research Environment

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 16:18 | Tags: CH953, teamwork

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