Dear PhD candidates,
Leadership skills may become handy both during and after your PhD. Sign up now for two days lectures about leadership, and two days of practical seminar given by Nordnorsk lederutvikling.
Application deadline: 1 April 2016
The course run from 10–13 May 2016.
This course aims to prepare PhD students to take on leadership tasks once their degrees are completed. This will be achieved through introducing different leadership concepts and raising the PhD students` awareness of the value of leadership and how leadership takes many forms.
- Be able to describe the contents of different theories on leadership
- Be able to explain the range of leadership skills needed in order to practice good leadership
- Be able to describe different problem-solving styles and their associated benefits and disadvantages
- Use achieved knowledge as analytical tools to formulate, structure and discuss aspects of leadership
- Be able to transfer knowledge of leadership and leadership skills to practical use
- Be able to reflect upon own leadership skills and take steps to further ones development
Writing a PhD benefits from the acquisition of competencies outside of the specific study, e.g. being aware of current academic norms, knowing how to retrieve, manage and treat references, handling scientific research data, and being up-to-date about open access publication.
Take control of your PhD Journey: From (p)reflection to publishing is a seminar series organized by the University Library, designed for PhD students coming from all fields of study. It consists of five independent, yet interrelated, seminars, each of which containing a mix of theory, discussion and practical exercises.
If attending all individual seminars, the PhD student will be expected to have obtained the following learning outcomes:
• Search scientific literature in relevant databases
• Use EndNote for citing references as well as organizing them
• Search relevant Open Access publishers
• Manage research data according to best practice
• Find and use repositories for archiving manuscripts and research data
• Know and explain the whys for the transparency of science (textual publications and research data)
• Know and explain what is considered correct citation and plagiarism
• Know and explain why systematic literature search is important
• Know about advantages and disadvantages with open access
• Know and explain best practice for research data management
For more information and registration, see https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel?p_document_id=449476
Teaching and learning in higher education – course for PhD fellow
The spring semester course will have two sessions: 1st and 2nd of February 2016 and 31th of March and 1st of April 2016
Who can apply? Research fellows at the UiT with teaching activities during spring semester 2016
Language of instruction: English.
Application date: 20th of December 2015
Application form and more information: See Tavla: https://intranett.uit.no/vis-tavla?p_document_id=440238
Do you want to improve your teaching skills? The course Teaching in higher education is aimed at PhD fellows who want to improve their teaching skills. The course gives you fundamental skills in teaching, enabling you to:
- plan and conduct different teaching activities
- develop your own teaching skills
- discuss teaching and learning based on relevant theories and research
Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing
When: The end of October/beginning of November
Writing a thesis is a long and winding journey. It requires competencies beyond that of your chosen topic. You must be able to find the best literature for your project, review the existing literature, use this literature according to academic norms and then publish your findings in the best possible channels.
The University Library has created a comprehensive course consisting of four independent seminars, specifically targeted at PhD students. You can take all four of them, or pick just one or two if you are already familiar the subject, or if you’re too busy just now.
1. Think like an academic – write like an academic
Date: 27 October 12:15-15:00
2. Search like an expert
Humanities (28 October 12:15-15:00)
Medicine and health sciences (28 October 09:15-12:00)
Technology and natural sciences (29 October 09:15-11:00)
Social sciences (29 October 12:15-15:00)
4. How to publish your research open access
Date: 17 November 09:15-12:00