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“Most useful workshop I’ve been to” – Project Planning 5 out of 5

Researchers at the University of Dundee attended part three of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ series. Called ‘Creating the Plan’, it builds on the previous sessions and looks at how to identify the tasks required and appropriate resource planning. The group gave a fantastic overall feedback score of 5.0 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). […]

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“Very useful” – Introduction to Project Planning course for staff

Staff from the University of Bath Student Union attended our trio of webinars ‘Introduction to Project Planning: Parts 1, 2 and 3’ recently. This course is intended to be immediately applicable to planning projects whether that be in an academic, research, or commercial environment. The three parts are; ‘Establishing Foundations’, ‘Scoping the Project’ and finally […]

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5 out of 5 for Establishing New Research Teams

Staff from the University of Dundee attended our webinar ‘Good Foundations: Principles for Establishing Effective New Research Teams’. This course introduces a number of well-established teamworking frameworks to use as a guide to create and maintain an effective research team. The group gave the session a fantastic overall score of 5.0 out of 5 (5 […]

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Risk Management webinar – 4.74

Uncertainty is inherent in any project, which makes it difficult to plan. This uncertainly is called risk. PhD students from the University of Strathclyde took a deep-dive with us into the subject of risk recently, on the first part of our Risk Management webinar series. Part one, ‘Planning and Identification’, looks at tools and techniques […]

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4.79 out of 5 – “A great session”

Participants from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College, scored our “Introduction to Project Planning’ (part 2) webinar, 4.79 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The group included PhD students across various years of their study. The session, ‘Scoping the Project,’ considers methods for identifying and managing different expectations. It goes on to examine how to […]

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“Useful concepts that I will put into practice” – Collaborating Effectively

Staff at the University of Dundee logged on to our ‘Collaborating Effectively’ training, part of the University’s OPD programme. This course provides participants with the understanding to take account of individual differences in such a way that they are better able to make constructive interactions. The group gave an overall feedback rating of 4.50 out […]

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Doctoral College – CAPM rates ‘Excellent’ for trainer, 4.91 overall

A group from the University of Bath Doctoral College and Research and Innovation Services who we met previously in person away back in February pre-Covid, attended the next part of their training with us online this time. The group included PhD students, Post Doc Research Assistants, plus some lecturers. The webinar was ‘Advanced Project Management’ […]

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Introduction to Project Planning rated 4.69

Our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar was rated 4.69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), by a group from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College. The group, made up of Post Graduate researchers (PGRs) across varying years of study, also agreed unanimously that they: Would recommend the session to a colleague Learnt new tools and […]

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Fistral Training & Development Lecture - Project Management in the Real World

“Honestly the best webinar I had this year” – Introduction to Project Planning

We had a great group from the University of Bath Doctoral College join us for an ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar, to kick off their training towards the CAPM exam. The group was a mixed bunch of PhD students, post-graduate researchers and staff. This session compacts three Project Planning webinars into one to provide a […]

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“Very engaging presenter” – Performance Management Webinar for staff

We delivered our webinar ‘Actively Managing Your Teams’ Performance to Avoid Performance Management Issues’ to staff at the University of Dundee recently. This webinar outlines a performance framework that will encourage regular reflective practice of colleagues; identification of the underlying issues; and practical tips to assist, support and coach staff members to perform to their […]

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Doctoral College group rate session 4.93 out of 5

A group of PhD students working their way through our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, completed the course recently with part three: ‘Creating the Plan’. The group, from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College, gave a fantastic overall feedback rating of 4.93 out of 5 (5 being excellent). The instructor was delighted to be […]

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Establishing Foundations webinar – ‘An insightful session’

PhD students across all years of study from the University of Liverpool attended our ‘Establishing Foundations’ webinar. The session is part one of the ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ three-part course. The webinar focuses on identifying the ‘building blocks’ of a project. It introduces the concept of initiation, considers the constraints of a project and methods […]

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Research staff – ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar 4.83

Staff at the University of Dundee joined us for Part 4 of our ‘‘Introduction to Project Planning for Researchers’ webinar series, as part of their OPD programme. Part four of the series is entitled ‘Planning for Uncertainty’. This webinar considers this uncertainty by presenting tools and techniques to proactively identify and respond to risks during […]

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Doctoral College – Fistral Instructor rated ‘Excellent’

PhD students from two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT’s) at the University of Bristol completed our Introduction to Project Planning course. The group were from the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) and Composites Science Engineering Manufacturing (CoSEM) CDT’s. The series, which comprised of three webinars, included our ‘Establishing Foundations’, ‘Scoping the Project’ […]

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“Wish I had done this for my PhD work” – Teagasc PostDoc comment

Post-Doctoral Researchers from various different specialty areas at Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, attended part one of our online training series ‘Introduction to Project Planning’. Based in Ireland, Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. This first session, ‘Establishing […]

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“You hardly notice the time pass when you’re so engaged with the material” – Research Staff, 4.89

Staff at the University of Dundee logged on for Part Three of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning for Researchers’ webinar series, as part of their OPD programme. In Part Three, entitled ‘Creating the Plan’, we look at identifying the tasks required to complete the project, and research staff gave the session a great overall feedback […]

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Scoping the Project webinar “Built on Part 1 perfectly” said staff

We hosted staff at the University of Dundee online for Part Two of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, Scoping the Project. Our PM sessions forms part of the Organisational and Professional Development programme open to all staff members. Staff gave an overall feedback rating of 4.5 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). We […]

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“It helped me focus and tailor my research objectives” – Project Planning Part 2

Researchers at the University of Dundee attended part two of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series recently. Entitled ‘Scoping the Project’, it builds on the previous topics to begin to craft the outputs of the project. The group gave the session an overall feedback rating of 4.73 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). We […]

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“A very informative session” – Doctoral College rating of 4.73

PhD students from Strathclyde University Doctoral College attended part two of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ training. Entitled ‘Scoping the Project’, this webinar builds on the previous topics to begin to craft the output of the projects. The students gave the session a great feedback rating of 4.73 out of 5 (5 being Excellent) and […]

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‘Creating the Plan’ contextualised for PGRs

PhD students from Ulster University Doctoral College recently attended the final session in our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ series. This webinar, ‘Creating the Plan’, looks at the process of creating a rigorous and robust project plan by using all the previous techniques in ‘Establishing Foundations’ and ‘Scoping the Project’. Having defined the purpose, requirements and […]

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100% from EPSRC CDT would recommend ‘Risk Management’

PhD students at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based at the University of Exeter completed Fistral’s ‘Risk Management’ webinar. Uncertainty is inherent in any type of project, particularly so within research, making it difficult to plan. This uncertainty is known as risk. This course provides participants with tools and techniques to proactively identify and […]

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Practical Project Management

“Brilliant sessions” – Introduction to Project Planning

Our three part ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series concluded for a group of staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol. Academic and research staff including Research Associates, Senior Research Associates, Research Fellows and Research Administrators took part in ‘Creating the Plan’ to round off the training. The participants agreed 100% that […]

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Staff say Project Planning offers – “Lots of tips and tricks”

Staff at the University of Dundee participated in part one of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, as part of the University’s OPD programme. This first session, ‘Establishing Foundations’, looks at the groundwork of a successful project. We asked the group which part of the webinar they found to be the most beneficial and […]

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