Skills School joins major training initiatives

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Participants at the Complementary Skills School.

Quasar Group members Selina Dhinsey, Bruno Galante, Thomas Primidis, Aravinda Perera, Volodymyr Rodin, Bianca Veglia and Milena Vujanovic attended a Complementary Skills School at Liverpool from 8th – 12th January 2018. They were joined by other fellows from the LIVDAT and AVA networks.

The school focused on developing the skills essential for early stage researchers including presentation skills, project management, peer review and IPR. Workshops were delivered by both external and internal experts including fellow Quasars rovadrova (director of the spinout company D-beam) and Dr Javier Resta Lopez.

The workshop on presentational skills was held at the Cockcroft Institute, and included video recording and feedback from both fellows and trainers.

Professor Carsten Welsch, leader of the QUASAR Group and Head of the Department of Physics, commented: “The Liverpool Physics Department has outstanding experience in the delivery of postgraduate training. This Skills School follows a programme developed by us through previous training networks coordinated by the University of Liverpool, and it is recognized as best practice by the European Commission.”

Combined workshops, in which fellows from different training networks come together help to develop personal networks and QUASARs from both LIVDAT and AVA are looking forward to their next training events.