Research Skills Development Programme

The Research Skills Development Programme is run by Dr. Margaret Nelson.  It is open to University of Bolton staff and contains sessions on a wide range of topics including:  

  1. writing and clarifying a research topic
  2. grounded theory
  3. questionnaires
  4. focus groups
  5. SPSS
  6. statistical modelling
  7. critical thinking and writing
  8. reflective practice
  9. practice as research.

To view the programme and to book

View the programme and book onto sessions via the Moodle page for the programme.

Postgraduate Research Student Skills Development Programme

This programme is run by Dr. Angela Tinwell and is open to University of Bolton staff.   It contains sessions on a wide range of topics including:

  1. research skills, techniques, and management
  2. research ethics and standards of good research practice
  3. preparing a research proposal
  4. health and safety
  5. legal issues
  6. process for funding and evaluation of research
  7. networking
  8. communicating your research
  9. innovative approaches to research
  10. personal effectiveness
  11. getting published.

To view the programme and to book

You can view the programme via the Moodle page for the programme.

Staff who would like to attend sessions please email the Workshop Leader directly to notify him/her that you would like to attend the session. 

Journal of Learning and Student Experience - Introducing the Journal

This workshop will introduce the University of Bolton’s new peer-reviewed Journal of Learning and Student Experience.  The journal aims to help teachers, students, managers and researchers to disseminate their work on learning and the student experience in further and higher education. We are looking for staff and student contributions!  In the workshop we will introduce the sections of the journal and discuss how to get published in the journal.  We will then ask you to spend a little time developing an idea for a journal piece that you can take away and work on further.  Hopefully, you will submit your finished piece to the journal for publication.

Presenters

Professor Jerome Carson (Psychology)

Neil Dougan (Lecturer in Film and Television)

Dr. Ianis Matsoukas (Lecturer in Biology)

Dr. Emily MacIntosh (Associate Director - Student Life) 

Dr. Marie Norman (Head of Learning Enhancement Student Experience)

Date, time, location and booking link

October 19th, 2.00-3.30pm, Room T4-080, Booking link (Please book by 4pm on 17th October)

February 15th 2.00-3.30pm, Room D1-008, Booking link (Please book by 4pm on 13th February)

Journal of Learning and Student Experience - Mentoring for new Authors

This session is for staff new to writing and who would like to write a piece to submit to the Journal of Learning and Student Experience.  Staff will have already attended the introductory session.

Presenters

Professor Jerome Carson (Psychology)
Neil Dougan (Lecturer in Film and Television)
Dr. Ianis Matsoukas (Lecturer in Biology)
Dr. Emily MacIntosh (Associate Dean - Student Life) 
Dr. Marie Norman (Head of Learning Enhancement Student Experience)

Date, time, location and booking link

October 19th, 4.00-5.00pm, Room T4-80, Booking link (Please book by 4pm on 17th October)
February 15th 4.00-5.00pm, Room D1-008, Booking link (Please book by 4pm on 13th February)

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

This session covers how to make sure your research is included in the REF.

Presenter

Professor Patrick McGhee (Assistant VC - Standards and Enhancement)

Date, time and how to book

October 26th, 1.00-2.00pm, Room T4-80, Booking link

Open Access and the University of Bolton Repository

This session will explain the concepts of Open Access and why it is important, with particular reference to the REF post 2014. The concerns and issues surrounding Open Access will be explored. An explanation of how to achieve Open Access at Bolton via the repository, UBIR will be given.

Presenter

Anne Keddie

Date, time and how to book

November 9th November, 2.00-3.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library), Booking link