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Programmes

Programmes comprise a set of core and optional courses. Before booking on a programme you must have approval from your line manager.

Public Engagement Portfolio - Academic & Research Staff

Target audience

Academic staff
Research staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Pre-work

N/A

Follow on programme

N/A

Programme provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

CAPOD and the Public Engagement Research (PER) Team have developed a portfolio of activities to ensure that researchers at all levels have the skills and knowledge to enable them to participate in PE successfully and be recognised for their endeavours. On completion of a range of PE development activities participants will be awarded a certificate of completion. The portfolio is mapped to Domain D of Vitae’s Research Development Framework – Engagement, Influence and Impact. Once your place on PEP is confirmed, search for activities in PDMS using you usual audience cohort in the drop-down menu.

Core courses

  • Practical public engagement
  • Project Management: an Introduction (ILM)
  • Evaluation of Public Engagement
  • Finding your (Public Engagement) voice
  • Delivery Session: taking part in delivering public engagement with an external audience (evidence of prior experience accepted)
  • Self-reflection Report: reflecting upon a practical delivery session in the form of a self-reflective piece of no more than 500 words, prompted by a questionnaire from the PER team

Optional courses

Number of optional courses to be completed: 6

  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Working with Broadcast Media
  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Schools, Outreach and Festivals
  • Research Funding: An Introduction
  • Time Management: Strategies for Busy Teachers and Researchers
  • Managing people in research teams (ILM)
  • Funny Research: Bright Club stand-up comedy workshop
  • Spectacular information and visualising data
  • Making a Movie (ILM)
  • Build a research website in under three hours
  • Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management (ILM)
  • Managing Research Information: impact in depth
  • Managing Research Information: Pure, hands-on training
  • Ease the Load - Feeling Good About Your Busy Life
  • Quiet Leadership
  • Lunchtime Legends: Leading a Research Group (ILM)
  • Online Kintish Networking Courses - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/kintish/ (ILM)
  • Animate your research

Public Engagement Portfolio - PGRs

Target audience

Research postgraduates

Prerequisites

N/A

Pre-work

N/A

Follow on programme

N/A

Programme provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

CAPOD and the Public Engagement Research (PER) Team have developed a portfolio of activities to ensure that researchers at all levels have the skills and knowledge to enable them to participate in PE successfully and be recognised for their endeavours. On completion of a range of PE development activities participants will be awarded a certificate of completion. The portfolio is mapped to Domain D of Vitae’s Research Development Framework – Engagement, Influence and Impact. Once your place on PEP is confirmed, search for activities in PDMS using you usual audience cohort in the drop-down menu.

Core courses

  • Practical public engagement
  • Evaluation of Public Engagement
  • Finding your (Public Engagement) voice
  • Getting and staying organised for success
  • Self-reflection Report: reflecting upon a practical delivery session in the form of a self-reflective piece of no more than 500 words, prompted by a questionnaire from the PER team
  • Delivery Session: taking part in delivering public engagement with an external audience (evidence of prior experience accepted)

Optional courses

Number of optional courses to be completed: 6

  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Schools, Outreach and Festivals
  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Working with Broadcast Media
  • Grant writing: writing for success
  • Lunchtime Legends: Leading a Research Group (ILM)
  • Leadership and teamwork for researchers
  • Funny Research: Bright Club stand-up comedy workshop
  • Speak up for success: Voice coaching for everyone
  • Spectacular information and visualising data
  • Posters and graphical abstracts: How to present your science visually
  • Animate your research
  • Make a movie on your mobile (basic)
  • Make a movie on your mobile (advanced)
  • Build a research website in under three hours
  • Managing Research Information: Pure, hands-on training
  • Online Kintish Networking Courses - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/kintish/ (ILM)
  • 'This is what I do': communicating research concisely

Public Engagement Portfolio - Professional Staff

Target audience

Support staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Pre-work

N/A

Follow on programme

N/A

Programme provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

CAPOD and the Public Engagement Research (PER) Team have developed a portfolio of activities to ensure that professional staff have the skills and knowledge to enable them to participate in PE successfully and be recognised for their endeavours. On completion of a range of PE development activities participants will be awarded a certificate of completion. The portfolio is mapped to Domain D of Vitae’s Research Development Framework – Engagement, Influence and Impact. Once your place on PEP is confirmed, search for activities in PDMS using you usual audience cohort in the drop-down menu.

Core courses

  • Practical public engagement
  • Evaluation of Public Engagement
  • Finding your (Public Engagement) voice
  • Project Management: an Introduction (ILM)
  • Delivery Session: taking part in delivering public engagement with an external audience (evidence of prior experience accepted)
  • Self-reflection Report: reflecting upon a practical delivery session in the form of a self-reflective piece of no more than 500 words, prompted by a questionnaire from the PER team

Optional courses

Number of optional courses to be completed: 6

  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Schools, Outreach and Festivals
  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Working with Broadcast Media
  • Research Funding: An Introduction
  • Time Management (ILM)
  • Quiet Leadership
  • Lunchtime Legends: Leading a Research Group (ILM)
  • Managing people in research teams (ILM)
  • Funny Research: Bright Club stand-up comedy workshop
  • Animate your research
  • Making a Movie (ILM)
  • Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management (ILM)
  • Managing Research Information: impact in depth
  • Managing Research Information: Pure, hands-on training
  • Online Kintish Networking Courses - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/kintish/ (ILM)

Passport to Research Futures

Key details: The Passport to Research Futures (PRF) programme provides a structured but flexible Continuing Professional Development (CPD) package for all contract research staff and early career academics across all disciplines. The purpose of the programme is to

Target audience

Academic staff
Research staff
Support staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Pre-work

N/A

Follow on programme

N/A

Programme provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

A development programme for research staff & early career academics

The Passport to Research Futures (PRF) programme provides a structured but flexible Continuing Professional Development (CPD) package for all contract research staff and early career academics across all disciplines.

The purpose of the programme is to help participants focus on career planning, professional development and employability

The programme has been recognised by the ILM and includes a range of development activities, including:

Click here to visit the Contract Researcher (CoRe)Skills webpages

 

Pick-and-mix format to suit your needs:

The programme is a based on a pick-and-mix format combining a small number of core components with a selection of optional activities. Once you join the programme you choose which elements you want to complete. Use your access to the RDF planner to focus on your professional development and guide your activity choices.

The programme is structured around 9 Units, each including one or more activities. There are a number of workshop-based activities within each of the 9 Units, of which 5 are core components. 

Complete 5 core subunits plus any 6 optional subunits to gain a University certificate
Complete 5 core subunits and 7 ILM subunits to gain an internationally-recognised development award

 

Tracking your progress:

Once accepted onto the programme, you will be able to view which activities you have already completed (including in the 3 years prior to programme sign-up), which you have booked and which you still have to complete. Login to your PDMS Training Record where your Programme Courses and your Individual Courses attendance record will appear.

 

Prior learning:

If you have attended similar training elsewhere we can 'Accredit Prior Learning' provided you can provide evidence that proves completion and allows us to map the content against our own standards.

 

Problems, queries, suggestions & feedback:

Please feel free to contact passportprogs@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Core courses

  • Career planning and self development
  • Career paths for research staff
  • Unconscious Bias Online Training Module + Video
  • Diversity in the Workplace Online Training Module
  • Passport to Research Futures: programme orientation

Optional courses

Number of optional courses to be completed: 7

  • Psychometric masterclass: thinking styles and team roles (ILM)
  • Recruitment and Selection (Academic and Research Staff) (ILM)
  • Reinventing Your Career (ILM)
  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Working with Broadcast Media
  • Online Kintish Networking Courses - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/kintish/ (ILM)
  • Lunchtime Legends: Getting Published (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Lunchtime Legends: Getting Published (Sciences)
  • Research Funding: An Introduction
  • Research Funding: how to prepare a competitive application (AHSS)
  • Research Funding: how to prepare a competitive application (Sciences)
  • Lunchtime Legends: Leading a Research Group (ILM)
  • Making a Movie (ILM)
  • Managing people in research teams (ILM)
  • CVs and job applications (academic and non-academic) (ILM)
  • Interview Skills: Academic and Competency based interviews (ILM)
  • Enterprise and Innovation: Entrepreneurs in research, balancing research with starting a business (ILM)
  • Knowledge exchange and Impact: Mapping your projects and career to KE.
  • Knowledge Exchange and Impact: Intro to KE, discovering pathways to impact
  • Enterprise and Innovation: Let's start a business (ILM)
  • Business Engagement for St Andrews Researchers Sessions 1 & 2 (ILM)
  • Business Engagement for St Andrews Researchers Session 3 (ILM)
  • Practical public engagement
  • Funny Research: Bright Club stand-up comedy workshop
  • Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management (ILM)
  • Managing Research Information: impact in depth
  • Managing Research Information: publishing research data
  • Managing Research Information: Pure, hands-on training
  • Lunchtime Legends: Engaging with the Public - Schools, Outreach and Festivals
  • Managing people in research teams - Epigeum Online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/staff/researchstaff/onlineresources/ (ILM)

Digital visa

Prerequisites

N/A

Pre-work

N/A

Follow on programme

N/A

Programme provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

The digital visa is a programme of training courses in digital communication topics. It provides training essential to anyone who works on the University’s website or with the digital communications team. It enables staff to feel competent and confident working on digital communications projects and provides new skills in a range of digital areas.

Participants who sign up and complete the five compulsory training sessions from the digital visa will become trusted digital advocates and will be one of the first points of contact between the digital communications team and their department or unit. The five sessions are:

  • Digital communications at St Andrews
  • Writing for the web
  • 'An introduction to social media for beginners' or 'Developing a social media strategy'
  • Visualising data with Google Data Studio
  • Introduction to the digital pattern library. 

The training courses run regularly throughout the year and can be taken in any order. Digital visa participants are notified as soon as an upcoming course is scheduled. They also get priority of place on all digital visa courses up until a week before the course runs (when it is opened to all staff on a first-come first-served basis).

Core courses

  • Writing for the web
  • Digital communications at St Andrews
  • Introduction to the digital pattern library
  • Visualising data with Google Data Studio

Optional courses

Number of optional courses to be completed: 1

  • An introduction to social media for beginners
  • Usability testing: understand how your website works
  • Developing a social media strategy