WORKSHOPS

Arts Lab Workshops

Details of the research and career development workshops we regularly run can be seen below. From March 2020 until further notice, we are unable to run face-to-face workshops, but below are links to University of Glasgow FutureLearn courses which cover some similar topics.

Please register for Arts Lab courses via HR Core portal Employee dashboard

You can download a step-by-step guide here - Registering for Arts Lab courses

If you have any difficulties please email: arts-lab@glasgow.ac.uk.

ONLINE COURSES

Research Impact: Making a Difference: course created by University of Glasgow for FutureLearn, with Fraser Rowan as one of the tutors.

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers: course created by the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield for FutureLearn.

WORKSHOPS JANUARY 2020

Downloadable programme for Workshops January 2020

Workshops Autumn 2019

Special workshop on working with the Smithsonian Institution

When: Friday 11 October, 9.23-11.30

Where: 6 University Gardens, College of Arts Meeting Room

Description: This is a roundtable workshop to discuss ways of developing productive research collaborations between the Smithsonian and the University, and possible routes to funding for these. There will be  informal presentations from colleagues at Glasgow, describing how their own projects with the SI came into being and were sustained. We will  hear from two colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, with advice on how to initiate a new collaboration. A colleague from the AHRC's International Team will tell us about the AHRC's own partnership with the Smithsonian. The rest of the time will be devoted to conversation and questions about practical aspects of collaboration, as well as about areas of shared intellectual interest across the three organisations.

Register: Instead of using CORE, for this one event, please register here . More information on the Smithsonian Partnership is here.


Impact and Public Engagement workshops (2)

How to have impact with your research

When: Friday 8 November, 12:00 – 13:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Fraser Rowan, College Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager, with Dauvit Broun, Director of ArtsLab

All research can have impact. Let’s not confuse that with ‘All research can (should) be a REF impact case study’. Key to driving impact is understanding the potential of your research and knowing who might reap benefit from your research. Attending this workshop will assist you to better understand the role of the stakeholder (non-academic partner) in the delivery of impact and the communities of interest that your research might affect.

 

Public Engagement at the College of Arts: the What? Why? & How?

When: Tuesday 12 November, 11:00 – 13:00

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: An interactive workshop on public engagement through the arts and humanities, led by the University’s Public & Community Engagement Advisor, Zara Gladman, and the College of Arts’ Cultural Activities Coordinator, Casi Dylan.

From event/project design and delivery, to engaging audiences and capturing impact, this practical session will help you get the most of public engagement, and forms part of a College wide consultation on best practice in this field.

 

For both workshops: ECDP elements are:

KE, public engagement and impact; planning your impact; working with industry; impact and public engagement; building relationships with business; building personal relationships


Career Development workshop (1)

Understanding and Influencing College and School Strategies

When: Friday 8 November, 10:00 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Professor Dauvit Broun and Kate Oakley, Head of School of Cultural and Creative Arts.

ECDP elements:

developing your leadership style; understanding and influencing School/College strategies; building working relationships


Workshops supporting research (8)

1. Carnegie Trust research funding

When: Monday 4 November, 13.00–14.00 (buffet included, available from 12.45)

Where: 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Patricia Krus, Manager of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, with Professor Faye Hammill, Deputy Director of Arts Lab. This workshop covers Research Incentive Grants and the new Carnegie Research Workshops. Dr Krus will offer tips on what panels look for and how to make an application stand out. There will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions about the schemes and to discuss how the Carnegie Trust can best support our research.

ECDP elements:

winning research income; developing your leadership style; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile

 

2. Introduction to Wellcome Trust medical humanities funding

When: Wednesday 6 November, 12:00 – 13:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Gavin Miller, Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities.

An introduction to the Wellcome Trust covering its recent history and ethos, and its major funding schemes for medical humanities, including doctoral and postdoctoral schemes

ECDP elements:

winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

  

3. Introduction to Data Management and Research Integrity (including the data management plan in AHRC project proposals)

When: Friday 8 November, 11:00 – 12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: An invaluable introduction to the essentials, and the latest opportunities and help relating to data management (including AHRC data management form) and research ethics. Led by Prof. Nigel Leask (College Research Integrity Lead), the Research Information management team, and Brian Aitken.

ECDP elements: research integrity; managing research data; building effective research collaborations

 

4. Understanding 4* Research and How to Achieve It  

When: Tuesday 12 November, 9:30 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by ArtsLab Director Professor Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements: publishing in refereed journals; building reputation and profile; leverage of outputs

 

5. Introduction to Developing an Effective AHRC Research Proposal

When: Wednesday 13 November, 9:30 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Director Dauvit Broun, with Mia Spiro (AHRC Reviewer). An opportunity to see how best to plan and write an AHRC project proposal.

ECDP elements: winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

 

6. Costing and Running a Research Project

When: Wednesday 13 November, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by members of the College of Arts Research Support team.

ECDP elements: winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

  

7. Planning Publications

When: Thursday 14 November, 11:00 – 12:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop led by Arts Lab Deputy Director Professor Faye Hammill and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen. This workshop will help you develop a five-year plan for research and publication. We will focus on making effective use of research leave, scheduling grant applications in relation to publications, choosing a publisher, and preparing a book proposal.

ECDP elements: publishing in refereed journals; building reputation and profile; leverage of outputs

  

8. Bring and share research project ideas

If you have a project idea that you would like to discuss with others and get feedback on how to develop it further, please come along!

When: Thursday 14 November, 12:30 – 14:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Deputy Director Professor Faye Hammill and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen.

ECDP elements: winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers.


New Labs Launch

Labs Showcase and Launch

When: Thursday 26 September, 16.30–18.00

Where: McIntyre Building, Room 201

Description: A Lab is made up of a group of researchers with a common theme, methodology or topic of enquiry. The overall purpose of a Lab is to bring researchers together in productive groups to support high quality research, collaborative projects, grant applications, and knowledge exchange or impact activities. Each Lab, however, is different, with an emphasis on organic development and participation. There are now 10 Labs supported by ArtsLab, each offering different opportunities for working together with colleagues on topics of shared interest. Please come to the showcase, where you will hear from each Lab and celebrate the spirit of collaboration with some wine/soft drinks and nibbles!


Workshops Spring 2019

Bring and share research project ideas

When: Tuesday 21 May, 12:30 – 14:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Director Professor Dauvit Broun and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team;
    career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

Costing and Running a Research Project

When: Tuesday 21 May, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by members of the College of Arts Research Support team.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team;
  • building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

Developing International Networks

When: Thursday 28 February, 12:00-13:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop in which staff with experience of international collaboration (especially beyond Europe and North America) discuss their experiences of developing an international network, and some of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' to look out for.

ECDP elements:

  • Career networking
  • Developing international research collaborations; developing an international network; working internationally - a toolkit: negotiating and influencing internationally 

Fellowships: Choosing a Funder

When: Monday 17 June, 13:30 – 15:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: This workshop, led by Faye Hammill, presents Fellowships available for established staff, including the new UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships, Leverhulme Research Fellowships, and AHRC Leadership Fellowships, to help you choose the most appropriate funder for your project.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; developing your leadership style; building reputation and profile

Introduction to British Academy Postdoctoral and Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

When: Monday 17 June, 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch will be provided

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Professor Dauvit Broun and Professor Faye Hammill.  These postdoc fellowships are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has recently completed their PhD or is about to do so. They are also an important opportunity for academic staff to gain experience as mentors and develop their track record of research funding. Both Dauvit and Faye have experience of assisting applicants, and will share their insights.  Any PhD students or academic staff thinking of applying (the deadline is in September) are strongly encouraged to attend.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; developing your leadership style; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile

Introduction to Collaborative Projects and Developing an Effective Research Proposal

When: Tuesday 21 May, 9:30 - 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team and career networking
  • Building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile and networking for researchers

Introduction to Data Management and Research Integrity (including the data management plan in AHRC project proposals)

When: Friday 24 May, 12:30 – 14:00 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Prof. Nigel Leask (College Research Integrity Lead), members of the Data Management team, and Brian Aitken.

ECDP elements:

  • Research integrity and managing research data
  • Building effective research collaborations

Introduction to International Networking and the Global Challenges Research Fund

When: Thursday 23 May, 12:00 – 14:00 includes lunch

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: Workshop on a major source of funding introduced by Dauvit Broun, and an opportunity to hear from those who have engaged in research and developed networks in some of the most challenging parts of the world: Lizelle Bischoff, Claudia Glatz, Erin Jessee and Damien Can Puyvelde, who will share their experience and offer some tips for anyone thinking of embarking on developing networks and research in the ‘global south’.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; planning your impact; working with others in a team; career networking; building reputation and profile; building effective research collaborations; developing international research collaborations; developing an international network; working internationally—a toolkit; networking for researchers

Introduction to RSE and Carnegie Project Funding

When: Monday 17 June, 10:30 – 12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Professor Dauvit Broun and Professor Faye Hammill. The Carnegie and the Royal Society of Edinburgh have a number of funding schemes which we have a good rate of success with in recent years.  These are ideal for smaller project, and can be an excellent initial step towards developing a major project idea. Faye has experience of assessing applications for the Carnegie Trust, and Dauvit for the RSE. In this workshop they will explain how the assessment process works in each case and how to give your application the best chance of being funded.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

Research, Events and Audiences

Time: Tuesday 21 May, 14:30 – 16:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Casi Dylan, Cultural Activities Co-ordinator, School of Culture & Creative Arts

Planning events and activities that feed in and out of your research is one thing, but engaging a public audience to attend them can feel like another job in itself. Through a series of case studies from Higher Education and the creative industries, this workshop will explore how developing an awareness of your audiences – who they are, who they might be, how to reach them – will aid your planning and maximise your impact.

ECDP elements:

  • KE, public engagement and impact; impact and public engagement
  • Building relationships with business

The Portfolio, the Bundle, the Project

When: Wednesday 27 February, 12:15-14:00

Where: Room 101, 8 University Gardens. Buffet lunch included. 

Description: Workshop organised by Prof Clare Willsdon, SCCA

The Workshop will explore how to make a compelling case for the coherence and importance of a portfolio or bundle of works when submitting outputs to REF – whether forms of creative practice, digital media, and/or 'traditional' articles, monographs and book chapters.

Experience and expertise will be shared by speakers from various disciplines, including Prof Willy Maley, Prof Minty Donald, Prof Laurence Grove, Dr John Bonehill, and Dr Elizabeth Reeder. There will be dedicated time for broader discussion, questions, and further sharing of good practice.

The Workshop is intended to be of use to those looking to submit a portfolio or bundle of work to REF, or indeed in a range of other contexts (such as promotion applications), and we hope it will be of interest to a wide range of colleagues, from practitioners and scholars to REF Champions and others engaged in research in the College of Arts.


Understanding 4* Research and How to Achieve It

When: Thursday 23 May, 14:00 – 15:30

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description:  Workshop by ArtsLab Director Professor Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements:

  • Publishing in refereed journals
  • Building reputation and profile and leverage of outputs

Understanding and Influencing College and School Strategies

When: Thursday 28 February, 11:00-12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Brown with (provisionally) Prof Dimitris Eleftheriotis, previously Head of School of Cultural & Creative Arts (until 1 October).

ECDP elements:

  • Developing your leadership style
  • Understanding and influencing School/College strategies and building personal relationships

Unlocking the Potential for Impact from your Research

When: Thursday, 23 May, 11:00 – 12:00

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: Workshop by Dr Fraser Rowan, College Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager.

All research can have impact. Let’s not confuse that with ‘All research can (should) be a REF impact case study’. Key to driving impact is understanding the potential of your research and knowing who might reap benefit from your research. Attending this workshop will assist you to better understand the role of the stakeholder (non-academic partner) in the delivery of impact and the communities of interest that your research might affect.

ECDP elements:

  • KE, public engagement and impact; planning your impact; working with industry; impact and public engagement; building relationships with business; building personal relationships

Understanding the Needs of Postdoctoral Research Associates/Assistants

When: Friday 1 March, 12:30-14:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Round table workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Broun and Deputy Director Prof Faye Hammill with current PDRAs as applicants.

ECDP elements:

  • Working with others in a team; developing your leadership style and managing successful projects
  • Building effective research collaborations and building personal relationships