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Free course: Become a Better Presenter: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

FutureLearn is hosting this free three-week course, created by staff at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Presenter Network. Learn how to improve your presentation skills (face to face and digitally) and add personality into your presentation style.

Head of UKRI speaks out on diversity in research system

Ottoline Leyser says: We must reshape the system so it genuinely values and supports difference

Science minister speaks about wellbeing for researchers and improving research evaluation.

Amanda Solloway spoke about the promoting a culture of wellbeing for researchers and improving the way we evaluate research at the Vitae Connections 2020 Conference.

UKRI publishes plan to support researcher careers

The research councils commit to supporting the new Concordat

Webinar: A Recipe for Evaluating Online Citizen Science, 8 June

This webinar from the PER Team in Research Services will provide specific guidance on evaluating an online citizen science project to gather evidence of outcomes and impact and how to improve activities.

Training & Development Programme for Trinity Term

Training courses for Trinity term 2020 launch 20th April

Free online courses - inspiring young people with STEM

These self-paced courses, created by the National STEM Learning Centre to support STEM Ambassadors, take you through the key ingredients of creating high quality activities that cater for young people, and covers diversity and inclusion, too.

Communicating Your Science Online - Call for Contributions, and Online Training available Mon 30 March

Many of us are getting used to working at home and looking for ways to spend our time. Oxford Sparks is looking to coordinate contributions from researchers working from home to share online over the next month or so, and will be holding a webinar for those looking for more information.

Vitae Benefits for Researchers

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR VITAE PAGES FOR RESEARCHERS

Women in Stem Networking Event Oxford Town Hall Tues 21 Jan 6-8pm

Last night saw over 170 women come to the Town Hall to meet Oxford's inspiring Women in Science, Engineering and Maths societies and network with women from across the university as well as our industry partners.

What researchers think about the culture they work in.

Wellcome report of 4000 researchers experience of research culture "paints a shocking portrait of the researcher environment".

Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: EPSRC workshop: 30th January or 3rd Feb

If you are a STEM researcher – particularly in physical sciences and engineering – please join a short EPSRC workshop to explore what commercialising research means to you. There are two workshops to chose from depending on which is most convenient for you.

Genetics Society workshop - Communicating Your Science - applications now open, deadline 28 Feb

The 2020 workshop will be held 22-24th April at the Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall (Milton Keynes). The course is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in genetics and related areas. Accommodation and meals will be covered for successful applicants.

Enterprising Women Lunch and Learn 12.00–14.00 | 4 Feb 2020.

Enterprising Women lunch and learn: 12.00–14.00 | 4 Feb 2020. talk by Skoll social entrepreneur in residence Tara Sabre Collier. All are welcome!

Webinar: A guide to Speaking with Humans, Jan 15

The Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science is providing this free webinar to cover the basics on science communication for researchers.

Apply to take part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, deadline 3 Feb - includes training

3 Minutes, 1 Slide…..Your Thesis! The 3 Minute Thesis competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience.

Developing Impact Case Studies for REF2021: Policy Impacts, Weds 22 Jan 2020

Join the Research Services REF team and impact facilitators from divisional teams for a workshop which aims to help you develop your policy impact case study.

Free Webinar: Making your research more accessible, 2 Dec

The Physiological Society are hosting this free webinar by Science Education Consultant Sai Pathmanathan. It is open to all but will be particularly useful for researchers with little experience of public engagement. Sign up by 28 Nov.

UKRI: Next steps in tackling bullying and harassment

UK Research and Innovation, stopping bullying and harassment

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