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FREE – Fistral PM Videos available online now

During Covid-19 everyone is pulling together to help where they can, and the Fistral team is doing our bit too. To support customers, course participants and anyone with an interest in Project Management (PM), we have developed bite-sized videos that we’re making free to access during the pandemic. The videos focus on Project Management and […]

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Fistral Project Management Webinars Released

Fistral Project Management webinars are now available – with more coming on this and other topics coming soon! PM webinars just released: Introduction to Project Planning (Part 1): Establishing Foundations  Introduction to Project Planning (Part 2): Scoping the Project Introduction to Project Planning (Part 3): Creating the Plan Risk Management (Part 1): Planning and Identification […]

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“Tools for use in real life scenarios were very useful as seeing the practical application makes it easier to see how it can be used in own role.” – 4.9 for Business Analysis

Our Business Analysis course held for staff at the University of Dundee received excellent comments and ratings. Run with the University’s Organisational & Professional Development department, the facilitation of this session was given 4.9 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), and 100% of staff said they found the level of learning in this session “Just […]

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Clap for Carers – 8pm, Thu 26th March 2020

We can all show support for NHS staff, care workers, and all who continue to support us during this pandemic by coming to doorsteps, gardens, windows and balconies and clapping for carers. These groups and many more – council staff, teachers, nursery workers, carers, bin-men, utilities, shop workers and of course delivery-drivers – are allowing […]

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Fistral Webinars available now

Fistral have been working hard to develop the following webinars in order to support customers and course participants during Covid-19. The following topics cover Communication & Collaboration, Leading & Influencing, and Personal Effectiveness – and include titles specifically for PhD/PGRs – with Project Management webinars to follow: Assertive Communication Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments […]

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Fistral “Virtual” Office open

In response to the office closing, the whole Fistral team – like most organisations around the globe – are working from home. The good thing is that with so many online meeting and conference apps and collaborative workspaces available – along with good-old-fashioned email – we can still keep in touch virtually. The office phone […]

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Covid-19 Response

Fistral want to send their thoughts and best wishes to all those who are suffering, or supporting loved ones, during Covid-19. It really is an unprecedented and challenging time. Following government and other advice, the Fistral team will work from home and take all precautions necessary to stay safe and avoid coming into contact with […]

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“Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.” – PMRW

Earlier this month we delivered our flagship Project Management in the Real World 2-day course at the University of Manchester. The researcher group at the Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT rated the session 4.68 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with lots of positive feedback. This CDT forms part of an “internationally-leading cohort of interdisciplinary researchers […]

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4.69 – Managing Complex Research Projects

A group of researcher staff from three Scottish Universities attended our Managing Complex Research Projects session held in Edinburgh Napier University. This session followed-on from Project Management for Research, and participants were introduced to more advanced techniques for scheduling, tracking and alternative approaches to research project management. Glasgow Caledonian, Stirling and Edinburgh Napier University staff […]

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Control Your PhD – “Definitely recommend to other students. Also transferable to my ‘real life’ role.”

At the start of March the Fistral team delivered two sessions on Controlling Your PhD: Part One: Introduction to Project Management Part Two: Successful Ways to Organise and Present Yourself Aimed at postgraduate researchers Years 2 and above, these two 1-day sessions introduced the process of managing PhD projects and the tools to assist in […]

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4.95 out of 5 – “I’m going to plan the final stages of my PhD more thoroughly using techniques provided. I feel more confident I can plan and finish on time now.”

The University of Bath Doctoral College researchers and PGRs attended our Introduction to Project Management and Intermediate Project Management courses held at University Bath at the end of last month. These are run as part of our Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) suite of courses, preparing researchers to sit the Project Management Institute’s globally-recognised […]

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Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) rate Introduction to PM 4.40

We’ve been working with the University of Bristol’s Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) for many years now, and once again our Introduction to Project Management course was very well received. Given a rating of 4.40 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), there were many positive comments from the Centre for Doctoral Training […]

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4.91 & 4.81 – UCC staff: “I’ve done a lot of PM training & refreshers but I think today was the most practical. Really valuable techniques.”

Our courses delivered with Staff Welfare & Development at University College Cork (UCC) once again got excellent ratings. Two practical and hand-on introductory-level sessions in Project Management held for staff undertaking our professional CAPM programme rated 4.91 and 4.81 respectively out of 5 (5 being Excellent). These sessions – followed by Intermediate, Advanced and CAPM […]

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“This is the best training I have had through OPD … ” – University of Dundee staff

We were delighted when staff on the Introduction to Project Management course held with the University of Dundee rated the course 4.82 for “facilitation” and 4.64 for “meeting departmental/individual learning and development aims“. Both our of 5, 5 being Excellent. Top 5 responses – ‘What part of the workshop did you find most beneficial and […]

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4.95 for PMRW from QUB

Our flagship course, Project Management in the Real World, was given a resounding thumbs up by students at Queen’s University Belfast – rating the session 4.95 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). Students on the MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering course said the following about the 2-day session: “Very informative. Worthwhile. Will actually make […]

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MSc group rate PMRW 4.88 out of 5

A group of MSc students at Queen’s University Belfast gave our Project Management in the Real World 2-day course 4.88 out of 5 rating (5 being Excellent). Top 10 participant comments include: “It was amazing to learn tools which help you for your project. I realized that all the projects I did before were done […]

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“This is a really good course, and has helped me get a job in project management – can’t say better than that!” – CAPM series for Bath Doctoral College & Academic Staff Development

The start of the year saw the end of our first series of CAPM training days at the University of Bath. Four sessions provide the knowledge and eligibility criteria to apply for the PMI (project Management Institute’s) globally-recognised professional PM certification – the Certified Association in Project Management (CAPM). These were delivered for researchers and […]

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EPSRC CDT gives 4.80 for ‘Advanced PM’ and ‘CAPM Preparation Day’

The University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids, in partnership with Imperial College London, runs our CAPM suite of courses annually. A series of 4 workshops provide the knowledge and eligibility to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) examination. The CDT uses our CAPM courses not only as […]

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Bespoke PM course rates 4.83 out of 5

Established in 2011 by uniting the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and SCRI (Scottish Crop Research Institute), the James Hutton Institute vision is “To be at the forefront of innovative and transformative science for sustainable management of land, crop and natural resources that supports thriving communities”, and “To conduct excellent science and engage in new […]

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‘Advanced Project Management’ rates 4.74

Researchers in the University of Bath attended our Advanced PM course earlier this month as part of the CAPM suite of courses leading to professional PM Certification from the Project Management Institute. The group of Doctoral College students, PGRs and research staff gave the session a big thumbs-up rating it 4.74 out of 5 overall […]

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