Victoria Janes
PhD student

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I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 with BSc (Hons) in Geography. I then completed an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham and was awarded a NERC studentship, graduating in 2009 with Distinction.  In October 2009 I began my PhD at the University of Exeter investigating sediment generation and mobilisation processes within river channels. I am currently developing a bank erosion model which can be coupled to existing sediment generation models to enable accurate computation of sediment budgets. This work is funded jointly by the University of Exeter and ADAS.

Career

Professional Development

Graduate School Skills Workshops

October 2011: Environment YES

The Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) scheme aims to raise levels of entrepreneurial awareness, that is targeted at PhD students and post doctoral researchers working in the environmental sciences. Environment YES is a series of 3-day residential workshops. Participants attend presentations from leading figures in industry on all aspects of technology transfer and the commercialisation of science ideas. This knowledge is then used by teams of participants to prepare an oral business plan presentation for an "imaginary" environmental or environmental technology start-up company.

October 2010: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education stage 2

The course looks in more depth at learning, teaching, student support, assessment and evaluation. It comprises six 2-hour sessions on the following topics:

  • teaching for interactive learning, teaching methods, using technology
  • planning your teaching
  • assessment principles and challenges
  • marking and giving feedback
  • practising teaching through an extended microteaching exercise
  • evaluating practice and future professional development.

October 2010: Facilitation Training for Team Development

Tutor Training to facilitate team development programmes within the university.

October 2009: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education stage 1

The course provides an introduction to a range of principles of teaching and learning.

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