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RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING – Available on-demand
by Sarah Alexander

Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, happy and healthy, and we can all agree that this has been, and continues to be, tested as we enter yet another ‘new norm’. During this webinar you will learn how to improve your resilience and maintain your wellbeing to better cope with adversity and stressful situations.

From this webinar you will:

  • Improve your resilience in daily life to better deal with adversity and stressful situations;
  • Learn practical techniques that promote wellbeing; and
  • Gain insights from psychology about how your mindset can impact your wellbeing, and how to positively change your mindset.


PYTHON FOR DATA ANALYSIS – Available on-demand
by Dr Tamara Clelford, CPhys, FInstP

Python is an excellent programming language for data analysis, and this webinar will help you gain a broad overview of using Python. It will be of particular interest if you wish to transition to code based analysis. Graphs are an important way of representing data, and Python libraries allow you to produce custom graphs to present your findings in a crisp, clear manner.

During this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Read and write data from/to an Excel file;
  • Manipulate and perform calculations on your data; and
  • Produce data visualisation and graphs.

The presenter will use real data to bring this webinar to life. They will also create a simulation to compare to the original data. If you want to gain an overview of Python and its benefits, this webinar is for you.  If you attend this webinar you will receive guidance on how to access Google Colab, and a copy of the code written during the webinar.

WORKING IN ISOLATION – Available on-demand
by Dr Steve Hutchinson

The pandemic has led to many of us working in isolation, requiring a mix of discipline, intrinsic motivation, and routines that were previously integral to our work environment. In this webinar we will examine these issues and look to help you examine yourself and your situation, to improve your coping capability.

From this webinar you will:

  • Better understand yourself and your situation - your unconscious habits and the input you receive from others; and
  • Learn how you can proactively create a support network around you.


MAKING CHOICES: IDENTIFYING YOUR INTERESTS, STRENGTHS AND PASSIONS – Available on-demand
by Sarah JacksonMA, BEngCEng FIMechE

People do their best work in jobs they love. But how do you find a job and career that’s just right for you? The answer lies in, first, really understanding yourself. In this session we’ll discuss different lenses for thinking about what’s most important to you, what’s been behind your successes to date, and what energises you when you think about your future.

From this webinar you will:

  • Understand yourself and your motivation;
  • Reflect on your successes and what energises you; and
  • Understand how your interests, strengths and passions support your choices.


MANAGING COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS – Available on-demand
by Sarah Alexander

It takes a lot of courage and skill to have difficult conversations effectively, and this webinar will give attendees the competence and confidence to deal with difficult conversations and manage conflict more effectively. You will also learn how to recognise behaviour patterns in yourself and others, which perpetuate conflict or difficult situations, and how to change those behaviours.

From this webinar you will be able to:

  • Structure a courageous conversation;
  • Give difficult feedback; and
  • Be confident in approaching conflict situations.


LaTeX FOR DOCUMENT WRITING – Available on-demand
by Dr Tamara Clelford, CPhys, FInstP

Are you writing up your thesis or planning to write it? If yes, LaTeX is a type setting programme for producing technical documents in PDF format. It is the quickest way to produce technical documents with equations and graphs and is great to use to produce a technical report, paper or thesis.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Set up of a LaTeX document to meet University document or publication requirements;
  • Addition of images of a specific size in a specific place;
  • Writing equations and production of tables; and
  • Automatic production of a bibliography, contents, figures and tables.

In this workshop the presenter will walk you through examples of how to add in tables, put figures where you actually want them and write complex equations.  They will show you how longer documents can be split into shorter ones to make them easier to work with.  You will look at different editors that you can use to write LaTex, and produce a formatted document in the workshop. 

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