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Citynews email bulletin, 7 April 2008

Events diary

10 April 2008
Mapping Sounds: popular music and the characterisation of the urban environment

City University Chamber Choir

17 April 2008
City University Symphony Orchestra

Staff development

8 April 2008
Child Protection Training

Management on the Horizon

9 April 2008
BW Drop-in Session

10 April 2008
CMS – Creating & Maintaining Web Pages Part 1

11 April 2008
CMS - Creating & Maintaining Web Pages Part 2

16 April 2008
BW Level 1 – Working with Web Based Reports

SAP Absence Recording

17 April 2008
SAP Overview & Navigation

17 April 2008
SITS Student Records

21 April 2008
SITS Assessment Board Reports

Presentation Skills for PhD Students

22 April 2008
Making Sense of Budgets for Research Staff

23 April 2008
Career Planning Workshops

25 April 2008
Purchasing Basic Awareness

12 May 2008
Leading and Facilitating Meetings

13 May 2008
Presentation Skills Using Video for PhD/Research Staff

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Project Office
Managing Projects
If you view managing projects as bureaucratic and time consuming, then you'll be glad to know there's help available.
   At City, projects vary in size and complexity, and to cater for this the processes to manage them are continually being developed.
   The Project Office, based in the Business Systems Department, is currently ensuring that processes are fit for purpose, namely providing a structured approach which adds value, yet is easy to use, appropriately tailored for each individual project, and well supported.
   More information will be published in future newsletters. In the meantime, if you want any guidance or support on managing projects effectively, the please contact the Project Office.

Presenting research
Norman Staines, scientist and founder of Incus Associates, is holding an informal talk on presenting research effectively on Tuesday 8 April 2008 from 18.15 - 19.30 in the Northampton Suite.
   During this session you will discover how good presentation skills can help you to get buy-in to your work.
   You will learn how to structure a lecture with a purpose in mind, capture your audience's attention from the start, choose your content, how to use visual aids and even how to combat nerves and anxiety.
   This event is particularly suitable for academics who are producing and publishing research and who need to present their research to secure funding.
   Tea and coffee will be available from 18.00 with optional drinks afterwards.
   For more information contact Marylis Marapao, ext 8726.

Business Systems
New CMS Training Course
The IT Training team have restructured the CMS course from a full day training course, to be split over two consecutive half days.
   The first half will take place in the afternoon, with the remainder the following morning. Both parts will need to be attended consecutively and, where applicable, access to the CMS system will only be given after both parts of the course have been attended. The course content however will remain unchanged.
   The new CMS course will be piloted twice this month to assess whether the new format is well received and delegates will be asked to provide feedback. This new course will run on Thursday 10 April from 13.30 - 17.00, on Friday 11 April and Monday 21 April from 9.30 - 13.00.
   To book your place, complete the online booking form.