Category Archives: Project Management

Paid Student Internships are back

A range of paid part-time or full-time Student Internships will run during the summer from 22rd May to 28th July 2017.

Students will work with CCCU academics on Research & Knowledge Exchange projects. Internship opportunities are available across the faculties and the eligibility criteria varies for each internship. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 March 2017.

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You can access details and download application forms for each project via the above link.

Please send completed applications by email to internships@canterbury.ac.uk

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Meet the RED Team: Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager

Eileen TerryHi, I’m Eileen Terry and I am the Research and Knowledge Exchange Projects Manager in RED.

I am responsible for providing professional and specialist advice to academic and professional service colleagues on all aspects of post-award R&KE activity, including:

  • advising on contracts and project deliverables
  • management of budgets
  • all aspects of project management.

If you’ve recently been awarded funding for an RKE project, I’ll arrange a project set-up meeting with you and other colleagues to discuss what you need to do next and help answer any queries you may have.

I also coordinate the development of the university’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Annual Report.

If you have any questions or need advice on any aspect of project management, please contact me eileen.terry@canterbury.ac.uk.

RKE Project Set-up Meetings

In response to a need for more support in running RKE projects at CCCU, we’ve recently introduced a new process to help.

When you hear that your project has been successful in securing funding, we’ll arrange a project set-up meeting to discuss what you need to do next and help answer any questions you might have.    Items on the agenda will include: ethics; legal and contract arrangements; finances; recording and reporting; recruitment of staff; marketing; impact; project management; evaluation and sustainability.

We’ll invite key people who can help answer your questions, including: the RKEDM who helped develop your funding application; your management accountant for financial queries; and Eileen Terry (RKE Projects Manager) for general advice and support.  Others will be invited depending on the nature and scale of the project.

This should help you follow correct procedures and enable your project to run smoothly.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about managing RKE projects at CCCU, please contact Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager. You can also find out more about project management support on the RED web pages.

Getting started with your new funded RKE project

Have you recently been awarded funding for an RKE project? Congratulations!

If you’re new to running funded RKE projects at CCCU, you’ll probably have lots of questions on how to get your project up-and-running.  For example:

  • Do I need ethical approval before I start?
  • Who checks and signs the contract(s)?
  • How do I recruit and pay the project staff?
  • How do I get a project code so I can start spending the money?
  • How do I get a press release to promote the project?

RED offers project management advice and support to help get your project set up smoothly.  The essential information is covered in our Project Management Support Pack.  You can also browse the FAQs on our Project Management Support web page.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about managing RKE projects at CCCU, please contact Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager .