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Wed 9 Jun 2021
13:00 - 14:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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RD Live: Creativity
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Wed 9 Jun 2021

Description

Creativity is an integral part of research. The University of Cambridge’s advice to PhD examiners includes the requirement that a doctoral degree should be “a significant contribution to a field of study through the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, connection of previously unrelated facts or the development of new theory or revision of older views”. Moreover, creativity is what will help you solve research problems quicker and easier, from the main challenges in your field down to the way you organise your day. However, the process of studying means that many of us feel uncreative and intimidated by the requirement for creativity. In this session we will discuss what creativity is, the role it plays in research, and the things that you can do to improve your own creativity.

This session will be delivered by Dr Geraint Wyn Story. Geraint is director of Cambridge Training Associates Ltd, and has run creativity workshops for researchers for ten years, using lots of creative techniques in his own work as well as using them to improve other skills training such as academic writing. He is also a LEGO Serious Play practitioner and uses this creative methodology to help organisations solve complex problems. Geraint did his PhD in molecular plant biology in Cambridge, before managing a research team for a small biotech company. He then changed career direction and was the Researcher Development Consultant for the life sciences at Cambridge for six years before starting his own company in 2015.

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PhDs, all disciplines and levels

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  • This session will be on line via Zoom
  • Further Joining Instructions and link to Zoom will be contained in your Booking Confirmation
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 9 Jun   13:00 - 14:00 13:00 - 14:00 Online Dr Geraint Wyn Story,  Dr S. Tomaskovic

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