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Skills Development Courses

In addition to subject-specific courses, UiS offers training aiming at the development of personal and professional skills that are useful in a future working life, whether it is in or outside academia.

Most of the courses are held on a half-yearly or yearly basis, whereas others can be one-time courses. PhD candidates at UiS will find the annoucements for upcoming courses on our website or will be informed via e-mail. The list below shows courses hold on a regular basis: 
 

Getting Your Message Across

The aim of this one-day programme is to help the participants deliver their presentation message in an interesting and lively manner so that it is clear to the audience. The focus will be on communication techniques, the use of different media in order to deliver your message and the English Language.

Next date: September 5, 2017 | sign up here (fully booked) | Instructor: Louise Rankin
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: robert.radu@uis.no
 

On Stage - voice, body language and nerves

The aim of this two half-days course is to equip you with crucial presentation techniques in orderto be more comfortable on stage and focus on delivering your message to the audience. The main objectives of the course are to further develop your competences in presentations skills, achieving contact with the audience and managing stage fright.

Next date: October 25-26, 2017 | sign up here (not yet open) | Instructor: Aud Berggraf Sæbø
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: lene.e.myhren@uis.no

 

Creating Powerful Presentations

The aim of this one-day programme is to help the participants structure and organize their presentations with their key purpose in mind at all times. The main focus will be on creating an understandable flow of information and visual content in English so that they achieve more of the desired impact on their audience and can handle the questions more effectively.

Next date: November 22, 2017 | sign up here (not yet open) | Instructor: Louise Rankin
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: robert.radu@uis.no
 

Get Your Research Out - How to cope with social and conventional media

(course description follows) 

Next date: spring 2018 | sign up here (not yet open) | Instructor: Leiv Gunnar Lie
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: lene.e.myhren@uis.no
 

Time and Stress Management

The aim of this one-day programme is to help the participants become more aware of how they currently use and waste their time and to provide them with many techniques, ideas and best practices which will help them to improve their use of time and reduce their stress levels.

Next date: November 29, 2017 | sign up here (not yet open) | Instructor: Louise Rankin
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: robert.radu@uis.no


Presenting Science Visually

This introductory course focuses on the use of text and visual elements in order to deliver information and messages in the medium of posters. The tool we will concentrate on in the course is PowerPoint, and you will learn how to use its broad potential when it comes to setting up documents and posters, producing content and finalizing the product in form of print-outs or PDF-files. 

Next date: November 15, 2017 | sign up here (not yet open) | Instructor: Roy Annar Norås
Please contact our course administrator in case of any quieries: lene.e.myhren@uis.no
 

Writing thesis, using sources

Writing thesis, using sources deals with literature search, critical assessment of sources, citation, and plagarism. The course particularly addresses to students within science and technology, but most parts are also useful for other students.

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