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Training Events

12/01/2005 16:14:36

Practitioners' workshop on Risk and Uncertainty: Flood Risk Management Research Consortium Project (FRMRCP), Research Priority Area 9 on Risk and Uncertainty,

31 January 2006, 11am to 4pm, Lancaster University,

This workshop will be a chance for practitioners and researchers to discuss the needs of decision-makers, and will highlight a range of approaches that could meet these needs. It is hoped, therefore that this day will be the start of a useful and continuing discussion between researchers and practitioners of how to move risk and uncertainty estimation methods into practice.

Risk and Uncertainty at Lancaster

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CELT is running a series of continuing professional development workshops throughout the year designed as a forum for colleagues from across departments and disciplines to discuss teaching and learning issues of common concern and interest, and to help to create networks for sharing practice:

Effective Postgraduate Supervision

This workshop is designed for academic staff who are relatively new to the role of PhD supervision. In addition the sessions may be of interest to more experienced colleagues who have some responsibility for new supervisors, and those who wish to refresh their thinking on supervision with colleagues from other departments.

Wednesday 21st December 2005,10.15 - 4.30

The session will be led by Dr Moira Peelo (CELT). Dr Chris Park Director of the Graduate School will be contributing.

For further information please click on the following link

To book a place please contact Helen Griffiths, as above.


Foundations of Professional & Personal Development
Two-term course with 6 evening meetings starting Thurs 27 Oct 6.30 - 9pm (meetings are around 4 weeks apart) and 5 Saturday schools starting 5 Nov (the day schools are also a month apart)

These workshops will support you in developing transferable skills that will to enable you to feel confident and perform well in a range of workplace situations. The skills include team working, communication, goal setting, creative thinking and problem solving. This is the core course for the part-time Certificate in Professional and Personal Development, and it is particularly suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills and/or who is moving into a position of increased responsibility. Fee: £113 (concessions £49). Code 05PPD01

The above course takes place on campus and is open to all.

Please enrol at least a week before the course starts. For more information on the courses and the Certificate in PPD, ring extension 92623/4, email: or call into the Department of Continuing Education in Ash House, opposite the Great Hall. Or you can find details on our website and click on 'courses'.

Centre for e-Science - Short Courses

C++ Part I (8-9 Jun 06) and C++ Part II (15-16 Jun 06)- ISS Training Suite 2

Short courses on an Introduction to Object Orientated Programming(OOP)and C++ are being organised by Centre for e-Science. OOP is extensively used throughout research, industry and commerce for developing a wide range of software applications. The course is suitable for students, researchers, and professionals seeking an introduction to OOP and/or the C++ Programming language and is also relevant to those with some experience of OOP using another language such as Java or Smalltalk.

Cost is £40 per course for LU staff/students.

For further information please go to or contact Judy Camp on 01524 592175/Daniel Grose 01524 594457.

Applied Statistics Short Courses

The Centre for Applied Statistics is running an extensive programme of short courses for staff and postgraduates in 2005/6. The majority are introductory and intermediate-level software-based courses, but others are available - staff pay £20-£40 for one or two day courses. The next course to be held is Sampling Design on Thursday, 8th December.

or more information on our short courses please access our website: