Training Activities 2020-2021

PhD programmes include both transversal and specific activities in the area of each programme.

Transversal activities are useful for people who are doing their doctorate outside their area of knowledge, since they offer the opportunity to acquire transversal competences during the training period of the PhD programme. You can find the transversal activities organised by the UAB and presented by the School for Doctoral Studies in all together in this section for quick and easy access to the information.

For the specific activities, you can find the information in individual folders for each of the PhD programmes.

Within the transversal activities are included language courses that the Language Service of the UAB program specifically for PhD students: the course Support for writing a doctoral thesis in Catalan and the course Thesis writing in English.

For further information on how to get the attendance certificates for transversal activities, please contact Gestió pr.euraxess@uab.cat. Note that those activities organised by the Servei de Llengües (s.llengues@uab.cat) and Servei de Biblioteques (s.biblioteques@uab.cat) are directly certified by them.

WRITING A THESIS IN ENGLISH

Law, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Date:
 06/10/2020 to 05/11/2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17 to 19 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Servei de Llengües

Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering
Date 1st group:
 06/10/2020 to the 5/11/2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13 to 15 h
Date 2nd group: 14/10/2020 to the 16/11/2020, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 13 to 15 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Servei de Llengües
Addressed to: early stage researchers with an accredited B2.2 English level

Issues related to academic-scientific writing, specialized languages  and the conventions of formal university texts are addressed. The course is thought as a support in the writing process of the thesis. Participants can share small fragments of their text, so specific doubts can be solved.

The classes for this course will be online via videoconference.

More information on this Write the thesis in English course.


PRESENTING RESEARCH

Date: 06/10/2020 to the 05/011/2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15 to 17 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Servei de Llengües
Addressed to: early stage researchers with an accredited B2.2 English level

The Doctoral school organises, together with the Languages Service, this course aimed at strengthening researchers’ skills for presentations in English in working sessions, workshops, seminars and conferences. Participants will learn to control anxiety and nerves before a presentation, to choose and organize contents to make an interesting and persuasive oral presentation and to adapt their discourse to the public. They will also learn to develop and use a script and other support systems for the transmission of content (PowerPoint or Prezi), to express themselves naturally and to manage the questions of the audience. The course also focuses on aspects such as register and linguistic correctness.

For more information on this course visit the Aula Moodle.


WRITING AN ABSTRACT AND OUTLINING A SCIENTIFIC PAPER

Date 1st group: 26/10/2020 from 10 to 12 h
Date 2nd group: 26/10/2020 from 15 to 17 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Blanca Arias-Badia,
Addressed to: early stage researchers

The Doctoral School organises this workshop that aims to provide answer answers to the following questions, among other: What kind of information should an abstract include? What is the clearest way to distribute information in an abstract? Why are keywords important? How can we avoid vagueness? Other aspects such as structure and style will be considered, as well as further practical matters, such as hints on how to meet today’s editors’ and reviewers’ expectations.

This practical session will be based on real examples in different fields of study. Attendants are also invited to bring their own abstracts to the workshop so their proposals can be discussed together.

For more information on this course visit the Aula Moodle.

FROM IDEA TO PROTOTYPE: A SHORT DESIGN THINKING SESSION

Date: 10/11/2020 from 11 to 12.30 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: David Hernández (UAB Reseach Park)
Addressed to: early stage researchers

The Doctoral School organises, together with the UAB Research Park, this seminar to offer an approach to the process of transforming a simple idea into a real project by using the Design Thinking methodology. 

Objectives:

  • Give fundamental notions about the process of how to transform an idea in a real project
  • Strengthen research within your projects by using Design Thinking
  • Participate in processes of spontaneous creativity and co-creation
  • Provide information about the UAB Open Labs and the facilities for prototyping

For more information and registrations visit the Aula Moodle.

 

RESPONSIBE PHD: INTEGRATING RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN PHD RESEARCH

Date: 17 & 19/11/2020 from 10 to 13 h
Mode: virtual
Language: Spanish/Catalan. Materials: English
Trainers: Begoña Miñarro and Núria Claver
Adresssed to: early stage researchers at the beginning of their PhD project.

This seminar will introduce PhD students to different concepts of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and initiate deliberation on how to make a PhD research project more responsible. Students will read about and discuss several concepts of RRI in groups and then apply them to concrete case examples of R&I processes. Furthermore, participants will introduce their own PhD research projects or first project ideas and identify possibilities to make them more responsible by using various concepts of RRI.

Registrations via Aula Moodle.


DISSEMINATION OF SCIENCE

Date: 24/11/2020 to 10/12/2020, from 15 to 17 h.
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Servei de Llengües
Addressed to: early stage researchers with an accredited B2.2 level

The Doctoral School organises, together with the Languages Service, this course aimed at the production of texts for scientific dissemination, both oral and written, to learn how to use plain language to reach non-specialised audiences. Attendees will learn to adapt the content to the audience, the register and the pitch; to choose the appropriate words; to manage the redundancies and the words of transition; to control the negative and affirmative modalities of the speech in order to achieve maximum clarity; to properly manage the emergence of known and unknown information; to foster a good thematic progression; to determine the lengths of the sentences and the paragraphs to build them appropriately and to foster the comprehensibility and readability of the text, among other aspects.

Registrations via Aula Moodle.

RESEARCH PAPERS
(Health science, experimental science and engineering)

Date: 01/12/2020 to 26/01/2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 15 to 17 h
Language: English
Mode: virtual
Trainer: Servei de Llengües
Addressed to: early stage researchers with an accredited B2.2 English level
Aim: Improve the writing of scientific papers in English
 
The Doctoral School organises, together with the Languages Service, this course on one of the most common sorts of discourse in scientific communication, the scientific paper. The participants develop and consolidate the necessary skills to write scientific papers in English. The course addresses aspects related to the standardized structure of papers (introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions) and the formal and discursive characteristics that these parts must have. Questions related to English vocabulary and correct grammar and syntactic structures when writing papers are also addressed.
 
Registrations via Aula Moodle.


HOW TO DESIGN AND DEFEND YOUR PHD WITH THE IDEA PUZZLE® SOFTWARE

Date: 11/12/2020 from 11 to 12 h
Mode: virtual
Language: English
Trainer: Ricardo Morais (Idea Puzzle)
Addressed to: early stage researchers

The Doctoral School organises this seminar where the use and possibilities of the Idea Puzzle® software will be explained. This sofware is thought to design, diagnose and defend research projects. It constitutes an investment in life-long research skills.

Contents:

  1. Research as a system of 21 decisions
  2. Theoretical decisions of your research
  3. Methodological decisions of your research
  4. Empirical decisions of your research
  5. Rhetoric decisions of your research
  6. Authorial decisions of your research
  7. Application to participants' research with the Idea Puzzle® software

More information via Aula Moodle.


GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN RESEARCH

Date: 14 and 16/12/2020 in two groups. Group 1: 10 to 12 h - Group 2:  15 to 17 h (each group will participate both days always at the same time)
Mode: virtual
Language: Spanish
Trainer: Mª Isabel Ponferrada (Observatory for Equality)
Addressed to: early stage researchers

The Doctoral School organises, together with the Observatory for Equality, the course "Gender Perspective in Research". The course will enable researchers to embed gender equality in their own research proposals, as well as training their ability to review research proposals from a sex-gender perspective.

For more information and registrations visit the Aula Moodle.