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66376| Cranfield University| Introduction to Microbiological Predictive Modelling|

2 day course

11th & 12th November 2014

Course overview

This short course shows how microbiological predictive modelling (MPM) can be used to assess the risk from microbial growth to the product (spoilage) and/or the consumer (food poisoning). The short course will show how microbiological risk assessment (MRA) is based on the foundations of predictive modelling and how it involves the examination of risk scenarios along the whole food chain. As processors continue to aim for milder processing conditions, the need to understand the impact of new technologies and methods on the potential for microbial growth (pathogen and spoilage) increases, and this short course demonstrates how MPM can be used to serve this purpose.

Course Topics

Introduction:

  • Predictive Modelling overview and its context
  • Microbial growth in different environmental conditions
  • Modelling the Growth Curve: logistic interpretation
  • Modelling microbial Inactivation

Secondary Modelling: effect of environmental factors

  • Response Surface Modelling: Salmonella case study (Gibson et al 1988), Bacillus cereus case study (Quintavalla & Parolari 1993)
  • Logistic modelling: Growth/ no growth boundaries, Listeria monocytogenes case study( Tienungoon et al 2000), Using data from Challenge tests, Mould spoilage case study (Battey et al 2001)

Tertiary models

  • Gamma modelling: Hurdle technology, Building composite models
  • Model Validation: From other models, from published work, from food studies

Accessing growth data and predictive models on-line

  • ComBase
  • PMP
  • Cranfield DataBase

Course Objectives:

  • This course offers a specialised introduction to an area of food microbiology which is new, and often misunderstood. Benefits are a unique opportunity to study this area of applied research in a University that specialises in the area
  • Delegates will obtain an up to date perspective on this area of research, and a clear introduction to an area which is often not well understood.
66375| Cranfield University| Modern Postharvest Technology|

2 day course

27th & 28th November 2014

Course overview

This short course will  provide an overview of the fundamentals of modern postharvest technology. It is concerned with postharvest physiology of various crop types, their biochemistry and associated issues of ripening and quality. The short course will look particularly at preservation methods that can be employed in the postharvest situation, including the cool chain, packaging, ethylene and specialist treatments.

The short course will also consider aspects of health promoting properties of different commodities, and the influence of storage on these properties.

Finally it will consider aspects of waste and waste management.

This course is assessed by means of a case study assignment where knowledge learned in the course will be applied by delegates to a specific relevant workplace scenario.

No pre-reading.

Course description

Day 1

  • Fundamentals
  • Non-destructive technologies
  • Current trends in postharvest biology and technology
  • Case study - nectarines
  • Fundamentals - ethylene

Day 2

  • Waste and resource mapping
  • Group task
  • Fundamentals - temperature and gaseous composition
  • Health promoting properties of apples
  • Postharvest clinic
  • Laboratory tour
  • Feedback session.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the key principles of postharvest storage, with an emphasis on the changes occurring in stored communities
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the importance of specific preservation methods in postharvest practice, including their advantages and limitations
  • Comment critically on health promoting properties of a range of products, and relate these to postharvest storage practice
  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the issues surrounding waste and resource mapping, and their links with future food sustainability
  • Participate in the discourse on postharvest technology and the role that this stage plays in the supply of food in the modern world.
66373| Bournemouth University| Leading People and Teams|

Duration: 3 day course.

People are a company’s main asset and in today’s complex changing business environment, leading and managing others effectively is crucial for business success.

This course will help you as a manager, or aspiring manager, to learn more about your own leadership style and how it impacts on others and what are the key drivers that can help motivate individuals and teams to perform to their best.

The course combines theory with relevant exercises and case studies to give you a sound under-pinning of the theory and practice of managing and leading others.

Course Tutors

Melissa Carr is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development within the Business School. As an Occupational Psychologist, Melissa started her career in consultancy where she gained significant experience helping businesses to recruit, develop and retain talent. Most recently, Melissa spent six years as a client and programme director at Ashridge Business School where she was the director of two leadership development executive education programmes.

Dr Lois Farquharson is Head of the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department in The Business School. She joined Bournemouth University after more than six years as a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Faculty Director of Research Degrees at Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD focused on leading and managing change, and has also delivered applied research, consultancy and leadership development projects for Investors in People (Scotland), the health sector and private sector organisations.

Bespoke delivery of this course for your organisation

This course can be run as an in-house event for your organisation. We can also work with you to develop a bespoke offering if you have specific development goals and training needs for your organisation.

66372| Bournemouth University| Developing Leadership Skills|

Duration: 1 day course.

There is a wealth of research which looks at how leaders can maximise their leadership skills, but what does this mean for real leaders in the workplace?

This course will help you as a leader, or aspiring leader, understand what the core skills are for leadership effectiveness. You will consider what your current leadership situation requires and how you can best develop those leadership skills and competencies to meet your goals. At the end of this intensive one-day programme, you will have developed an effective vision and gained greater insight into your leadership strengths and development areas.

Course Tutors

Melissa Carr is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development within the Business School. As an Occupational Psychologist, Melissa started her career in consultancy where she gained significant experience helping businesses to recruit, develop and retain talent. Most recently, Melissa spent six years as a client and programme director at Ashridge Business School where she was the director of two leadership development executive education programmes.

Dr Lois Farquharson is Head of the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department in The Business School. She joined Bournemouth University after more than six years as a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Faculty Director of Research Degrees at Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD focused on leading and managing change, and has also delivered applied research, consultancy and leadership development projects for Investors in People (Scotland), the health sector and private sector organisations.

Bespoke delivery of this course for your organisation

This course can be run as an in-house event for your organisation. We can also work with you to develop a bespoke offering if you have specific development goals and training needs for your organisation.

66371| Healthcare PCT| ECG Essentials Update|

This Healthcare PCT's Dermoscopy Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 4 CPD points. A full day course from 9-14 including refreshments, coffee and lunch breaks. The topics that will be covered are to be announced closer to the event date. The speaker is the brilliant Dr Saqib Mahmud who is is a Primary care Consultant and GPwSI in Diabetes and Cardiology in Essex at the Jones Family Practice, Hockley and Church View Surgery, Rayleigh.

66370| European Energy Centre| Solar PV Training Webinar|

Register for free on the next global webinar with renowned expert Professor John Wilson, who will deliver the webinar as part of the EEC Accredited Centre's online training series.

This exclusive training webinar series is an essential update on current and future Solar Photovoltaic technologies, as well as an important introduction to the Solar Photovoltaic course (3 - 4 December 2014) and the Electrics for Renewables (Practical) course (5 - 6 December 2014).

The webinar is worth 1 EnergyCPD hour.

Certificate of Participation provided.

PRESENTERS

Professor John Wilson, Heriot Watt University, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Photonics & Quantum Sciences.

Paolo Buoni, Director at the European Energy Centre (EEC). Paolo has been in charge of launching the Green New Deal with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

REGISTER

Register for the free training webinar: Click here to register

66369| European Energy Centre| Solar Expert|

SOLAR EXPERT 4 DAY COURSE, 3 - 6 December 2014

(http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/66-solar-photovoltaic-training)

The course is organised in cooperation with leading universities and is aimed at individuals who would like to learn how Solar Photovoltaic systems work and who want to find out about the technical aspects of these systems.

The trainer is a university lecturer with vast practical and theoretical experience in the most commonly used photovoltaic systems and the latest technologies available for commercial and home installations.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme: participants of this course learn how solar panels work and gain a thorough understanding of solar PV systems, this allows them to apply for registration with an MCS provider.

Solar PV course content: 

· Composition of light. Photovoltaic effect

· Photovoltaic cells. Materials. Daily/annual energy. Positioning of the modules. Photovoltaic Energy. Photovoltaic Illumination

· Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation. The electric load

· Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions. Maintenance and reliability

· Practical solutions

· Typologies and modality of installation

· Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure.

· Payback time

· Economical perspectives.

Qualification: Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays

Electrics for Renewables (Practical) course content:

Note: participants will be connecting solar panels/renewable equipment, supervised, in a safe environment.

Electrical Fundamentals 
Electrical Safety 
Instrumentation 
Battery Backup 
Inverters 
Earthing and Bonding 
Cable Termination Skills 
Fault Isolation 
Safe Isolation Methods 
Supply System Overview 
Electrical Regulations Overview
Exam

Practical hands-on experience showing the use of test equipment to enhance installation and troubleshooting technique on renewable energy systems.

The practical sessions will include exercises in:

· aligning solar panels

· true power measurement

· use of dummy loads

· inverter testing

· checking meter calibration

· insulation testing

PRICE:

£567

 

For more information please visit: http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/257-2014-the-galileo-project-expert-learning-pathways 

66368| Healthcare PCT| Hematology|

This Healthcare PCT's Hematology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 2 CPD points. A FREE evening course from 19.00-21.00 including food and refreshments. The specific topics that will be covered will be released closer to the event date. The speaker is Dr Paul Fields who is a consultant Haematologist at Guys and St Thomas', and Kings College Hospitals.

66367| Healthcare PCT| Cytology Update|

This Healthcare PCT's Cytology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 4 CPD points. A full day course from 9-14 including refreshments, coffee and lunch breaks. The topics that will be covered are to be announced closer to the event date. The speaker is Valerie McMunn who is a lecturer in contraception, sexual health and cytology.

66366| Healthcare PCT| Dermatology Update|

This Healthcare PCT's Dermatology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 2 CPD points. A FREE evening course from 19.00-21.00 including food and refreshments. The specific topics that will be covered will be released closer to the event date. The speaker is Dr Charlot Grech who is a consultant dermatologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Essex and Spire Alexandra Hospital, Chatham, Kent.

66357| Multiple Locations| Coaching and Mentoring|

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence in both organisations and in academic literature, and research suggests that coaching and mentoring can have substantial impact on individual and organisational performance.

This course will encourage participants to assess and develop their own skills, plus provide them with a safe space to experiment with new approaches, models and techniques examined in the taught sessions. The course critically reviews a wide range of academic literature and research on coaching and mentoring models, theories and impact.

The content is equally suitable for those who are new to coaching and mentoring as it is to experienced professionals, as it is broadly based and explores a wide variety of perspectives examining individual's roles, organisational requirements, contracting for services and the relevance of models and theories to specific contexts.

Who is it for?

This course has proved to be beneficial to:

  • People new to coaching and mentoring and who want to explore the concepts.
  • People who want to gain a broader understanding of coaching and mentoring and where it might fit into their organisations.
  • Experienced coaches and mentors who want to broaden their knowledge base, evaluate their skills and gain a formal qualification either academic, professional (ILM) or both.
  • Managers who would like to develop their employees or encourage a more proactive, independent culture in the workplace.
  • Senior managers who want to set up coaching and/or mentoring within their organisations.
  • Care or health professionals who want to include a more coaching style in their practice.
  • People who would like to retrain and set up a new career as professional coaches or mentors.

What do I get out of it?

Past participants say that:

  • It has heightened their awareness of: their job roles, their capacity to offer coaching and/or mentoring, their working environment and the impact of introducing coaching and mentoring into their organisations.
  • It has clarified what effective coaching and/ or mentoring can achieve and the dangers of ineffective practices.
  • It has personally developed their awareness of their own values, beliefs and behaviours and the impact these have on others which in turn has made them more effective in the workplace.
  • It has developed both their knowledge and skills in coaching and mentoring and raised their awareness of the organizational requirements for effective practice.
  • It has made them see how adopting a coaching style as a manager can affect the behaviour and output of employees.
  • It has made them aware of how coaching and mentoring need to be introduced and delivered to deliver benefits to both individuals and the organisation.
66358| Multiple Locations| Coaching and Mentoring|

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence in both organisations and in academic literature, and research suggests that coaching and mentoring can have substantial impact on individual and organisational performance.

This course will encourage participants to assess and develop their own skills, plus provide them with a safe space to experiment with new approaches, models and techniques examined in the taught sessions. The course critically reviews a wide range of academic literature and research on coaching and mentoring models, theories and impact.

The content is equally suitable for those who are new to coaching and mentoring as it is to experienced professionals, as it is broadly based and explores a wide variety of perspectives examining individual's roles, organisational requirements, contracting for services and the relevance of models and theories to specific contexts.

Who is it for?

This course has proved to be beneficial to:

  • People new to coaching and mentoring and who want to explore the concepts.
  • People who want to gain a broader understanding of coaching and mentoring and where it might fit into their organisations.
  • Experienced coaches and mentors who want to broaden their knowledge base, evaluate their skills and gain a formal qualification either academic, professional (ILM) or both.
  • Managers who would like to develop their employees or encourage a more proactive, independent culture in the workplace.
  • Senior managers who want to set up coaching and/or mentoring within their organisations.
  • Care or health professionals who want to include a more coaching style in their practice.
  • People who would like to retrain and set up a new career as professional coaches or mentors.

What do I get out of it?

Past participants say that:

  • It has heightened their awareness of: their job roles, their capacity to offer coaching and/or mentoring, their working environment and the impact of introducing coaching and mentoring into their organisations.
  • It has clarified what effective coaching and/ or mentoring can achieve and the dangers of ineffective practices.
  • It has personally developed their awareness of their own values, beliefs and behaviours and the impact these have on others which in turn has made them more effective in the workplace.
  • It has developed both their knowledge and skills in coaching and mentoring and raised their awareness of the organizational requirements for effective practice.
  • It has made them see how adopting a coaching style as a manager can affect the behaviour and output of employees.
  • It has made them aware of how coaching and mentoring need to be introduced and delivered to deliver benefits to both individuals and the organisation.
66314| University of Surrey| Research Methods|

Module Overview

To identify a research   question and plan a research project and structure a dissertation. The module   is central to MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine   with Clinical Pharmacology

 Module Aims

This module aims to develop:

  •   Ability to formulate a scientific   question and plan a research project with appropriate methods.
  •   Critical awareness of the structure of   dissertation
  •   Techniques for acquiring and appraising data and for   using appropriate statistical analyses
  •   Critical evaluation of published literature, clinical   database and questionnaires
  •   Critical awareness of good scientific writing.

 

 

66313| University of Surrey| Clinical Pharmacology & Early Human Studies|

The module provides the principles of clinical pharmacology and how they are applied in the design and conduct of clinical studies. In addition the module will addresses conprehensively legal, ethical, moral and regulatory requirements of study design in healthy human volunteer subjects. This module is central to both the Pharmaceutical Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology routes

 

 

66312| University of Surrey| Pharmacogenomics & Personalised Medicine|

The aims of the module are to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacogenomics in relation to drug metabolising enzymes, drug transporters and drug receptors in relation to clinical therapeutics, disease biomarkers, adverse drug events, ethics and clinical trial design.

 

 

66311| University of Surrey| Clinical Development & Therapeutics|

To provide a systematic overview and criticalevaluation of the design, planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting on Phase II-IV clinical trials; and the application of the principles of clinical research to clinical trial design across therapeutic areas. The module is
central to the MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology.

 

 

66310| University of Surrey| Health Economics|

This module aims to introduce and then develop the principles of health economics in relation to the drug development process from both the pharma (provider) and Health Service/patient (reciever) perspectives.The module is central to the MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc with Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology.

 

 

66308| Scottish Association for Marine Science| Marine Policy Masterclass|

Marine Policy Masterclass

19th-23rd February 2015

 

This exclusive, fully-funded residential Marine Policy Masterclass is the first of its kind in the UK. It provides access to senior national and international advisers who will openly share their knowledge and experience of current and emergent political and scientific agendas, the challenges of communicating and handling uncertainty, and how to ensure your research is taken seriously at a policy level.

 

Applications are now open for just 15 PhD students and/or early career researchers who wish to take part in this intensive programme; designed to fast-track international collaboration and improve your knowledge and confidence in applying for international funding.

 

To find out more, visit http://www.sams.ac.uk/education/short-courses/marine-policy-masterclass, email SAMScourses@sams.ac.uk or call 01631 559000.

 

66306| University of Central Lancashire| MSc Leadership in Policing|

This new and challenging programme has been specifically designed for current and aspiring leaders within the policing field and will allow you to enhance your leadership knowledge, skills and abilities. Through a blend of academic theory and the exploration of leadership challenges in policing, you'll grow and develop as an effective leader.

If you already possess the highest levels of CMI Membership you may be able to progress directly to the final stage of the programme.

This advanced standing facility offers an invaluable stepping stone to experienced leaders within policing wishing to enhance their educational profile.

 

 

66290| Multiple Locations| Senior Practitioner Training: Level C|

Senior Practitioner Training: Level C  is designed to meet the requirements of qualified IPT practitioners who wish to consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills as well as those seeking to progress to Supervisor level. The training is designed to build on existing skills in formulation, making theory-practice links and the use of IPT strategies and techniques.

  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Course Dates: 5-6 June 2014 or 4-5 June 2015
  • Fee: £200

Who is the Senior Practitioner Training suitable for? 
The senior Practitioner training: Level C is open to anyone who has successfully completed the Level B Supervised Practice course at the IPT Centre or elsewhere with an IPT-UK accredited supervisor.

How to Apply
Applications can be made at any time during the year. Enquiries via email to ipt@surrey.ac.uk

66291| Multiple Locations| Senior Practitioner Training: Level C|

Senior Practitioner Training: Level C  is designed to meet the requirements of qualified IPT practitioners who wish to consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills as well as those seeking to progress to Supervisor level. The training is designed to build on existing skills in formulation, making theory-practice links and the use of IPT strategies and techniques.

  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Course Dates: 5-6 June 2014 or 4-5 June 2015
  • Fee: £200

Who is the Senior Practitioner Training suitable for? 
The senior Practitioner training: Level C is open to anyone who has successfully completed the Level B Supervised Practice course at the IPT Centre or elsewhere with an IPT-UK accredited supervisor.

How to Apply
Applications can be made at any time during the year. Enquiries via email to ipt@surrey.ac.uk

66289| Multiple Locations| IPT Supervisor Course Level D|

The Supervisor Course Level D is designed to enable senior IPT practitioners to become supervisors in IPT. The course assumes a sound knowledge of supervision theory as well as prior experience of providing clinical supervision. For those who require a foundation level supervision training before undertaking this course, the IPT Centre offers a  two day Foundation Supervision Course  immediately preceding the Level D course. The Level D course enables participants to develop the skills required to successfully supervise and assess IPT Level B trainees. The course provides participants with the opportunity to practice supervision skills in role play and to assess the quality of therapist interventions.  Participants who successfully complete the Level D course at the IPT Centre are offered the option of immediately continuing to Supervision of Supervision Practice – Level D

  • Length: 3 days
  • Dates: 22-24 October 2014 or 28 September-2 October 2015
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Fee: £750

Who is the Level D Supervision Course suitable for?  
The Level D Supervision Course is suitable for those who have successfully completed or are in the process of completing Supervised Practice Level C. Applicants must have previous experience of providing clinical supervision as well as foundation level supervision training. For those who require a foundation level supervision training before undertaking the Supervisor Course Level D course, the IPT Centre offers a two-day Foundation Supervision Course immediately preceding the Level D course.

How to Apply 
Apply via email to ipt@surrey.ac.uk.  Candidates will also be required to submit a reference and IPT Progress Report from their IPT supervisor/s.

66315| Multiple Locations| IPT Supervisor Course Level D|

The Supervisor Course Level D is designed to enable senior IPT practitioners to become supervisors in IPT. The course assumes a sound knowledge of supervision theory as well as prior experience of providing clinical supervision. For those who require a foundation level supervision training before undertaking this course, the IPT Centre offers a  two day Foundation Supervision Course  immediately preceding the Level D course. The Level D course enables participants to develop the skills required to successfully supervise and assess IPT Level B trainees. The course provides participants with the opportunity to practice supervision skills in role play and to assess the quality of therapist interventions.  Participants who successfully complete the Level D course at the IPT Centre are offered the option of immediately continuing to Supervision of Supervision Practice – Level D

  • Length: 3 days
  • Dates: 22-24 October 2014 or 28 September-2 October 2015
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Fee: £750

Who is the Level D Supervision Course suitable for?  
The Level D Supervision Course is suitable for those who have successfully completed or are in the process of completing Supervised Practice Level C. Applicants must have previous experience of providing clinical supervision as well as foundation level supervision training. For those who require a foundation level supervision training before undertaking the Supervisor Course Level D course, the IPT Centre offers a two-day Foundation Supervision Course immediately preceding the Level D course.

How to Apply 
Apply via email to ipt@surrey.ac.uk.  Candidates will also be required to submit a reference and IPT Progress Report from their IPT supervisor/s.

66285| University of Surrey| Group IPT - Introductory Course Level A (4 days)|

This course has been jointly developed with Drs Denise Wilfley and Rob Welch, who conducted the original research and established IPT for Group in the USA.  The Level A course covers the theoretical and research base of IPT-G and enables participants to gain the skills required to begin using IPT in a group setting. The course provides participants both with the opportunity to watch skilled IPT-G practitioners at work and to develop and practice their own IPT-G skills in role play.  Participants who successfully complete the Level A course are offered the option of immediately continuing to Supervised Practice IPT-G Level B training at the IPT Centre. The course has been structured so there is a gap between the 3rd and 4th days of training.  This is to enable practitioners to develop their groups and begin assessing before re-convening for the final day.

  • Length: 4 days (3+1 days)
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Course dates: 11-13 November 2015
  • Who for: IPT-UK and ISIPT registered practitioners, senior practitioners and supervisors
  • Fee: £800 

How to Apply 
All candidates will be required to submit evidence of their IPT-UK or ISIPT practitioner registration. Please complete the application form below and email it to ipt@surrey.ac.uk

66284| University of Surrey| Guildford School of Acting (GSA) Part Time Course|

GSA part time course is for students aged 16 and over who intend to complete their A levels and have a passion for the theatre. It is designed to prepare students for full time education in the performing arts.

Classes are held out of school or office hours at GSA, Stag Hill Campus, on two evenings a week from 5.00pm until 8.00pm (times subject to change).

Why?

GSA’s part time course is to accommodate students who elect to stay at school or college for A levels as well as those who are funding themselves towards higher education by working. The course will be complementary to full time study, concentrating on vocational training by means of master classes, graded examinations, teaching elements, audition preparation and performance experience.

Fundamentally the course will prepare students towards successful application and audition into Drama School or College.

What to expect?

The period between 16 and 20 are vital years in a young person’s preparation. Whilst much of the early learning has taken place and students may be skilled in the rudiments of dance, acting and singing, a much higher level of achievement will be required to ensure successful auditioning.

The course is divided into three sections;

1. Master Classes

Each week students will attend class in one of the major disciplines of the performing arts. Visiting coaches will be engaged from time to time but we will have permanent staff that will be guiding the students through the course. Some classes will take the form of rehearsals, when a performance is in preparation.

2. Examinations

Students will be prepared individually to take examinations in Acting (LAMDA) & Singing (LCM).

3. Audition Technique and Preparation of Audition MaterialActing:

Students will prepare a number of pieces suitable for drama school auditions and/or professional work. Students should aim to gather a repertoire of at least 6 acting pieces (2 classical, 2 period, 2 modern)

Singing:

At least 4 contrasting songs will be prepared. These will be chosen with the tutor to demonstrate the vocal range and presentation ability of the student.

Entry criteria and auditions

  • Acceptance into GSA’s part time course will be by audition
  • Students must have reached their 16th birthday by 31st August in the year of entry in September

Auditions will be held at GSA Building, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey. Students will be required to present one acting piece, one song and a short discussion with the panel.

The auditions will take place June, July, August & September and will cost £35.00.

Student Fees: Fees will be £1330 per term.

This includes

  • Tutoring for 2 evening classes per week (each session lasting 3 hours) total of 30 weeks
  • Private singing/acting tutorials
  • Examination entries paid for
  • 3 out of school hours specialised one week courses

If you are interested in applying for the part-time course please send your application to: University of Surrey

66283| University of Surrey| Managing Data with SPSS for Windows|

OVERVIEW
This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  SPSS is a statistical package widely used in education, government, commerce, business and health sectors. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to create frequency tables and produce simple summary statistics
How to enter data and how to add variable and value labels (including importing Excel files)
How to explore the relationship between two variables using tables and appropriate statistics
How to recode (group) your data
How to use simple SPSS syntax
How to create new variables, and transform the values of existing variables.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
This course is an entirely hands-on, computer-based course taught through practical exercises. Each participant has access to their own PC and is guided through the exercise by the course tutor, Jane Fielding.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Jane Fielding has been delivering short courses in SPSS at the University of Surrey since 1982. She teaches modules on social statistics at both the Masters and Undergraduate levels and has co-written (with Nigel Gilbert) an introductory statistics text book Understanding Social Statistics (Sage Publications, 2006).  She is the Programme Director of the Masters in Social Research Methods, which, as the first master’s course of its kind in the UK, celebrates its 40th anniversary student intake in 2014.

Time: 10.00-17.00

Open to: Public, Staff and Students

Speaker: Dr Jane Fielding 

Admission Price: Government/Commercial Sector - £195, Academic/Charitable Sector - £150, Students - £110

Admission Information: Book your place via the Online Store - http://store.surrey.ac.uk/browse/department.asp?compid=1&modid=5&deptid=118

Refreshments: Tea/Coffee and Lunch is provided 

66281| University of Surrey| Introduction to Qualitative Social Research on the Internet|

The Internet offers an array of possibilities for qualitative social research, ranging from unobtrusive studies of online discussions to a wide variety of means for researchers to identify, recruit and interact with research participants.

Online settings can enable qualitative researchers to engage with distributed populations, to identify rare and hard-to-reach groups, to develop long-term research relationships and to reduce the burden on research participants. There are ongoing concerns, however, with the extent to which online settings can fully meet the demands of qualitative research for in-depth understanding and contextualisation. This one-day introductory course for researchers with some awareness of qualitative techniques offers an overview of the potential and practicalities of online research. The day will include sessions covering: online observation; online interviews and focus groups; trade-offs and choices between various forms of online and offline research; practicalities of online qualitative research; and ethical concerns relating to the use of online data. Sessions will include practical exercises which involve participants exploring the use of real data derived from Internet settings and discussing a range of research scenarios which pose ethical challenges. Christine Hine has written widely on the application of qualitative research methodologies to the Internet, and has experience of using online observation and interviews across a variety of substantive fields including public understanding of science, media studies and research into parenting and the family. Dr Hine will draw both on examples from her own research and case studies in other fields, including health research and youth culture.

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014

Time: 10.00 to 16.30

Open to: Public, Staff and Students

Speaker: Dr Christine Hine

Admission Price: Government/Commerical Sector - £195, Staff Registered at Educational or Voluntary Organisations - £150, All Students - £110

Admission Information: Please Book your Place via the Online Store - http://store.surrey.ac.uk/browse/department.asp?compid=1&modid=5&deptid=118

Refreshments: Tea/ Coffee and Lunch is Provided

 

66218| University of Bath| Teaching Across Cultures - Understanding Chinese ways of learning and teaching|

What is the content of the course?

  • An exploration of what drives students to study overseas and their work ethic
  • A detailed look at the learning behaviours and teaching styles associated with different cultural backgrounds
  • The identification of strategies to facilitate improved inter-cultural communication and learning
  • The development of strategies for improving the quality of the student experience for overseas students and helping with their cultural integration whilst studying in the UK

Who is the Course Leader?

Dan-Li Dunford  is originally from mainland China. She trained as an English Teacher in China and later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in European Management from ESCEM Business School in France and an MBA Degree from the Bristol Business School.

Dan has worked in the Import and Export Sector in China for over 10 years and now works in International Procurement for an Import Agency in Bath. She is also a qualified teacher of Business and has worked in the education sector in the UK for 10 years. As a Trainer in Cross-Cultural Communication, her other courses at the University of Bath include "Discover China" and "Doing Business with China".

66216| University of Bath| Project Change Management|

This course is suitable for individuals working in the engineering and technology sector who are seeking to develop or deepen their project management skills. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed, but some experience of working in or leading project teams would be beneficial.

The course is not constrained to a specific methodology; however PMI, APM and PRINCE2 standards are referenced where appropriate. Individuals familiar with with classic project management techniques will benefit from the broader perspective of this course, covering governance, stakeholder management and organisational change.

The course is delivered by academic staff with support from industry practitioners, one of whom will lead a whole day workshop on organisational change.

Key areas covered are:

  • The strategic importance of project managment in engineering
  • Portfolio management
  • Techniques for time, cost and scope management
  • Project risk evaluation
  • Team management and leadership
  • Stakeholder management
  • Organisational change

An optional assessment can lead to Masters level credit - see the website for more information: http://www.bath.ac.uk/cpd/courses/innovation.html

Fee discounts available for SMEs and companies that provide placements to the University of Bath.

66214| University of Bath| Innovative Product Development|

This five-day CPD course is suitable for individuals seeking to develop their leadership and management skills in engineering, technology and consultancy organisations. The course is delivered by academic and research staff with support from industry practitioners.

The course offers a strategic perspective on product development, including technology lifecycles, sustainability, agile product development, knowledge management and open innovation. Real life engineering case studies, provided by industry experts from companies such as Rolls-Royce and Frazer-Nash Consultancy will be used to illustrate aspects of modern product development.

The course explores contemporary approaches to developing innovative products and services.

Key areas covered are:

  • Strategic context of product development
  • Design models and 'Design for X' approahes
  • Product and technology lifecycles
  • Sustainable products and services
  • Rapid product development and agile techniques
  • Open innovation
  • knowledge management

An optional assessment can lead to Masters level credit - see the website for more information: http://www.bath.ac.uk/cpd/courses/innovation.html

Fee discounts available for SMEs and companies that provide placements to the University of Bath.

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