Here are just a few of the courses that are offered on Proficio:
Making The Most Of Your Supervisory Relationship
One ingredient for a successful PhD journey is the supervisor/student relationship. The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of the key elements of research supervision, the interactive session will explore the perspectives of students and supervisors and discuss what each can and should reasonably expect from supervision, how to identify and address potential problems and how to maintain an effective working relationship.
Thesis Writing Bootcamp
Bootcamp recruits will learn how to battle through third-year blues, address writer’s block, kick-start their writing if it has stalled, and overcome thesis fatigue to achieve significant progress on their manuscript. Sessions will include motivational talks, goal setting and strategies for writing quickly and well.
Creating Digital Content on Adobe
Attendees will explore Photoshop to edit, fix and augment images to make them look striking and prepare them for web and print. They will then be introduced to Illustrator and vector graphics for logos and infographics. Lastly, students will concentrate on InDesign, where they will put together brochures, banners and other materials using the media previously created.
Time management can be a major challenge for research students, this short session introduces a number of tools and techniques to help you manage your time effectively.
Longitudal Data Analysis
This course is an introduction to longitudal data analysis on an applied level using Stata. The focus of the course is on data management and analysing micro panel data. The course will begin by discussing the advantages, and limitations of panel data and show how to handle and describe a panel dataset. We will also cover linear regression techniques, non-linear models, and identifying time societal dynamics.
Methods of Fieldwork
Participants will be trained to design, prepare and run their own field research using their increased knowledge of the practical and logistical issues facing early career researchers in the field. For doctoral students planning to incorporate fieldwork in their dissertation, this course will provide essential support.