Tag Archives: Professional Development

Give me back my window

Last week we talked about what to do if your computer screen (monitor) switches itself off.

But if that doesn’t work and you have to log an Assyst, how do you access the work that is displaying on the blacked-out screen?

  1. Press Windows/Start key + left arrow key.
  2. Repeat until the window appears on your visible monitor.

If the wrong window appears:

  1. press Windows/Start key + tab key
    – all your open windows will display as a cascade across your screen
  2. tap the tab key repeatedly, while holding down the Windows/Start key
  3. when the window you wish to access is visible in the cascade of windows, click that window with your mouse (while still holding down the Windows/Start key) – this makes that window the active window
  4. now press Windows/Start key + left arrow key
  5. repeat until the window appears on your visible monitor.

Congratulations: you have just done something very tricky.


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Do you need to effectively Delegate or Influence?

By attending the Delegating and Influencing Strategies course on Thursday 21 June, 9.00am-4.30pm, you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge and gain new skills to effectively delegate and convincingly influence others.

Spaces are still available, register now to avoid missing out.

Delegation is a critical skill for leaders in today’s environment. Fewer resources, changing motivations, and complex business goals are just a few of the challenges leaders face as they attempt to meet ever-increasing workplace demands.

In this programme, participants learn the skills they need to address these challenges, gain the commitment of team members, develop individual skills and abilities, and enhance the overall capability and capacity of their teams and, ultimately, UC.

Not quite what you are looking for?
Visit the Learning and Development page to view what other opportunities are available for you.

Need to dust off your minute taking skills?

The Art of Minute Taking is a workshop designed to help you
understand modern meeting procedures, and minute/note taking techniques.

Spaces available for Tuesday 3 July from 9am to 4.30pm.

Visit The Art of Minute Taking intranet page to find out more and register your place.

Do you want some Professional Development, but this isn’t quite what you are looking for? Visit the Learning and Development Intranet to view tiles by Competency, or go straight to our A-Z list of courses.

Any further queries, email Learning and Development.

Professorial Lecture Series

Celebrating Fresh Thinking: Professorial Lecture Series

Join me in celebrating the very substantive contribution to academia made by Professor Mark Jermy and Professor Jane Maidment as part of the Professorial Lecture Series in 2018.

From jet fuel to blood: mechanical engineering helping forensic scientists


Fostering research literacy through community engagement

(further descriptions below)

Date:               Thursday, 7 June 2018, from 4.30 – 6.00 p.m.  

Location:        F3 Forestry Lecture Theatre

I encourage all staff and postgraduate students to attend this lecture, to actively support our new Professors, and take the opportunity to appreciate the fantastic research being undertaken in parts of the university we may be less familiar with.

Professor Ian Wright
Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua



From jet fuel to blood: mechanical engineering helping forensic scientists

Presented by:   Professor Mark Jermy, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fluid mechanics, the behaviour of liquids and gases, is my speciality, and covers a multitude of sins. Working on fuel injectors before I came to UC taught me a lot about the mechanics of droplets, and how to measure their properties while they are in flight. This led in an unexpected direction after I came to UC, when a forensic scientist from ESR asked me if I could measure the properties of blood droplets.  Many fascinating projects on the fluid mechanics of bloodstain pattern analysis followed, as well as a course taught to forensic scientists around the world. Other work has included haemodynamics (the science of blood while it’s where it is supposed to be, inside the body), breathing therapies, cycling aerodynamics and geothermal power. PGR (moderate violence and graphic content).

Fostering research literacy through community engagement

Presented by:   Professor Jane Maidment, School of Language, Social and Political Science

Social work has a long history dating back to the early 1900’s of practicum education, now more commonly referred to as working integrated learning (WIL) or internship.

Early proponents of social work such as Mary Richmond and Jane Addams established the dual roles of social work as providing direct client intervention while promoting a social justice agenda. Since those early days the practicum component of social work education has traditionally provided students with opportunity for ‘hands on’ work with service users.

More recently the need to demonstrate evidence based intervention effectiveness has placed greater emphasis on the need for practitioner research literacy. Studies both here in New Zealand and internationally report low levels of social work graduate confidence in conducting research.

This presentation reports on two initiatives used to foster social work student research literacy while strengthening community engagement through authentic workplace learning. The nature of the teaching-research nexus is examined providing examples of resources developed to scaffold learning for both students and social work practitioners.



Are your meetings as effective as they can be?

Are your meetings building morale and enhancing your team or department culture? Or are you frustrated by their inability gain effective outcomes?

Chairing a meeting well is essential to increasing commitment to the task, harnessing the group’s strengths, promoting creative solutions that achieve results, and delivering a sense of satisfaction for all involved.

Join us to fine tune your Chairing skills with the Chairing Effective Meetings workshop on Wednesday 20 June.
This is the only time the course will be run for the year and places are limited.
Register now so you don’t miss out!


Not quite what you were after?
Go to our A – Z list of courses via the Learning and Development page for more Development options, or email the Learning and Development team to find out more.