Author Archives: Heather McKiggan-Fee

Three Minute Thesis Final (24th May)

3MT is a worldwide competition that challenges PhD students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes using only 1 slide.  Come along to the Byre Theatre on 24th May as our 8 finalists compete for … Continue reading

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HEA Fellowship Application Workshop (19th June)

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and different categories of HEA Fellowship (Associate, Fellow or Senior), and then provide advice on making an individual route application, beginning with deciding which category … Continue reading

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HEA Fellowship Application Workshop (19th June)

This workshop is aimed at anyone who teaches and/or supports student learning in higher education.  We will begin with a brief introduction to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and then provide advice on making an individual route application for … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat (10th June)

This structured writing retreat, facilitated by CAPOD, aims to give dedicated writing time to participants for the purpose of progressing their writing projects in a supportive, non-surveillance environment. It allows participants a distraction free setting to write, as well as … Continue reading

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Applied Multivariate Analysis using R (7+8 May)

This two-day GRADskills workshop (lunch is provided) is open to research postgrads and academic/research staff. It aims to provide familiarity and confidence with the statistical analysis of several or many variables simultaneously. There is a strong emphasis on the use … Continue reading

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Finding your (Public Engagement) voice (10th May)

This new GRADskills workshop, open to all researchers, is about how to go from ‘having a head full of complicated information’ to ‘effectively communicating some of that information to an audience’ using the skills and strengths that you already have.  … Continue reading

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Specific learning difficulties: their impact in HE (13th May)

This GRADskills workshop is open to all staff who teach or support students in any capacity, and will primarily focus on dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia/DCD, dyscalculia and ADHD, beginning with an outline of the typical characteristics associated with each condition to … Continue reading

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ggplot2 in R: An introduction to data visualisation (17th May)

Your research will most likely generate information that at some point you will wish to make some sense of! Data visualisation is an effective tool to display key findings, be it your own or someone else’s that you wish to … Continue reading

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Making maps for complete beginners: An introduction to GIS (24th May)

This GRADskills workshop for research postgraduate students and research/academic staff will introduce you to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The basic structures of GI data, vector and raster, will be explained alongside key applications and uses. Students will … Continue reading

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ggplot2 in R: An introduction to data visualisation (17th May)

Your research will most likely generate information that at some point you will wish to make some sense of! Data visualisation is an effective tool to display key findings, be it your own or someone else’s that you wish to … Continue reading

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