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Eligibility for researcher development courses

Our research training courses are exclusively for postgraduate research students and research staff registered/working at the University and are offered free of charge.  If you participated in a Graduate School course, event or online course and signed the register to confirm your attendance then you will be awarded Graduate School training points and will be able to download an attendance certificate.

Research staff are eligible to attend any of the Graduate School's courses that they feel are beneficial to their development, please check the course description carefully to ensure that the course you are interested in is suitable for your requirements, then book your place through Central Short Courses.

Eligible research postgraduate qualifications

If your qualification is listed below, you are classed as a research postgraduate student and may take part in any Researcher Development Programme courses. Please ensure that you select the 'Research postgraduate student' option when registering for courses.

DAgriFood

DAppEdPsy

DAppPsych

DClinPsy (r)

DForenPsy

DHealthPsy

DHSci

DM

DocEuro

DVetMed

DVetSurg

DVM

DVS

EdD

EngD

MA (by research)

MPhil

MRes

MSc (by research)

NurseD

PhD

 

 

Taught postgraduate qualifications

If your qualification is listed below, you are classed as a taught postgraduate and are not eligible to attend our Researcher Development Programme courses. These courses form part of a programme designed specifically for researchers and are not suitable for taught postgraduate students.

There are workshops and other development opportunities suitable for taught postgraduates that are advertised throughout the year on our website and through our monthly taught postgraduate e-bulletin. 

Our Online courses and resources workspace and our Anytime Anywhere (standalone) online courses are also available to all our taught postgraduate students.

DipBA

LLM

MA

MArch

MBA

MMedSci

MPA

MPH

MSc

MVM

MVS

PGCE

PGCert

PGDip

 

Click on the heading below to find out more about Graduate School training points.

Graduate School Training Points Information

If you participated in a Graduate School course, event or online course and signed the register to confirm your attendance then you will be able to download an attendance certificate. Please note it can take up to 20 working days for attendance to be confirmed in the online system as tutors have to check the online tasks submitted and the registers need to be updated by the Central Short Courses team.

You can keep track of all the courses that you are registered for, or have attended by going to the University of Nottingham Short Courses website here: http://training.nottingham.ac.uk/cbs-notts/ click on ‘Bookings’ and log in. You can then also print out a certificate of attendance for a course by selecting the ‘View’ option for the course that you are interested in and clicking on ‘Print attendance certificate’. The certificate shows your name and for some courses the number of training points you have been awarded.

Training points are awarded for successful completion of Graduate School training courses lasting half a day or more. For face-to-face courses training points are awarded for attendance, for this reason you must take care that you sign the course register on the day that you attend the course. For online courses training points are awarded following the satisfactory completion of course tasks. Training points are used by some Schools where students are required to demonstrate they have attended particular courses or undertaken a certain number of days of training per year. Not all Schools follow this process.

One training point is awarded for each half day of course attendance or study. Sometimes you will be expected to complete work prior to the course in which case the number of training points allocated for the course will reflect the extra hours that you will need to put in. For online courses the amount of study time is estimated and the number of training points that the course has will reflect this. If the amount of estimated study time is 3-4 hours then this is equivalent to a half-day face-to-face course and the course will have one training point. A course with an estimated workload of six to eight hours will have two training points.

Please note that not all Graduate School activities carry training points – particularly if they are less than half a day in length. However, you should still be able to print an attendance certificate for any Graduate School activities where a register was taken and where you signed in.

 

  

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
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University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400

Text: 07786209140 Email: graduate-school@nottingham.ac.uk