TAGC offers courses and training in Genetics and related subjects, and supports a number of programmes, including: Masters’ programmes; and short courses in Psychology, Public Speaking and Presenting (Research Dissemination), Data Analysis (Python, R etc.), Academic Writing, Publishing, International Business Law, and Advocacy.

Accessible Genetics (1-day)

 

We live in the genomic era, and knowledge is power and key to advancement.

Genetic knowledge is expanding and is already commonly used in medicine and forensics. It is likely that in the near future genetic information will be used in many other spheres of our lives. In this six hour course you will learn the key up-to-date facts about DNA and about how genes affect our lives. You will learn about the current and future uses of genetic information and will get a chance to ask your own questions. The course will also introduce the ethical and legal issues of prediction, prevention and treatment based on genetic information. Read more and register…

 

Courses we support

 Genetics, Law and Society (1-day)

 

A combination of science, law and ethics – learn how genetic findings affect you and society.

This short course includes training on: – Potential misuses of human genetic findings, including misuses of genetic data / information, data breaches, and data protection; – Genetic discrimination (employment, insurance, race, mental etc.); – Commercialisation of genetic research; – Gene editing (also incorrectly referred to as designer babies); – Criminal liability in the genomic era; and – Impact of inequality (beyond poverty) on peoples’ genes (heritability) – from the authors of Genes and Gini: what inequality means for heritability. Learn more and register…

MSc Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology

TAGC supports the interdisciplinary MSc programme in English at Tomsk State University. Goldsmiths’ academics and other TAGC and InLab Members contribute to this programme.

Academic Writing, Publishing and Presenting

 

Learn to write well, publish in leading journals, and deliver powerful public presentations.

This course is taught by international renowned academics, with extensive experience of publishing, reviewing and editing for top journals and presenting to diverse audiences.

As science is becoming truly international, researchers are faced with the challenge of publishing in established international journals. Developing a strong publication and citation track-record and effective presentational skills are major challenges for all scientists.

This course will develop your writing; ability to publish in international journals; public speaking and presenting skills. The course is flexible, tailored to your needs, and incorporates research topics relevant to your interests. Read more and register…

Public Speaking and Presenting 

 

A 1-week intensive course. Number of students is limited to 10 per class with ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises.

This course is designed by barristers and psychologists with extensive public speaking experience and expertise, and who are passionate about public speaking.

You will be taught by highly skilled experts with extensive public speaking experience in a wide range of contexts, including to specialised and general audiences, in international conferences, public engagement, training and professional development, and politics.

Significant improvement on all aspects of public speaking is expected for those taking the 5-day course. Due to tutors’ experience and expertise in psychology and human development, significant success is also expected in removing fear, nervousness and tailoring long-term self-development for natural presentation. Read more and register…

Academic Writing and Publishing

 

Learn from the highly cited academics how to improve your writing in one day. Get the top tips from experienced editors and reviewers on how to get your work published.

This course will develop your writing and ability to publish in international journals, and is tailored to your needs, incorporating research topics relevant to your interests. Read more and register...

Public Speaking and Presenting 

 

A 1-day course. Number of students is limited to 10 per class with ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises.

In just one day of intensive training, you are guaranteed to improve your public speaking skills. Due to tutors’ experience and expertise in psychology and human development, significant success is also expected in removing fear and nervousness. Read more and register…

International Business Law in Practise

 

From negotiations to dispute resolution – enriched with insights from behavioural sciences.

This course has two main unique features: first, it combines key areas of international commercial law, making it a self-contained course for international business transactions; and second, it is enriched with psychological insights into legal practice. The course is designed to provide a good understanding of international commercial transactions in practice, as well as to equip you with key skills required to manage these transactions.

It includes a significant amount of practical exercise, and focuses on: – International Commercial Litigation, including Conflict of Laws/Private International Law; – English commercial courts’ reasoning; – International Commercial Arbitration; – Negotiations and Contracts; – Key legal systems and organisations influencing international business law (UK & US Legal Systems, UNCITRAL, Commercial Finance Association etc.); – International Commercial Finance: Cross-border Asset-Based Lending; – Organisational Psychology: Individuals, Groups and Cultures. Read more and register….

Advocacy and Public Speaking

 

A Saturday oral Advocacy (courtroom / moot court) course and a two-day public speaking course – that can also be taken separately. Maximum 10 people per class, with ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises. 

This course is designed and taught by barristers and psychologists with extensive public speaking experience and expertise, and who are passionate about public speaking.

In just 1 day of intensive training, you will improve your oral advocacy performance skills; and in just 3 days you will improve your advocacy and public speaking skills. You will also learn how to deal with nerves and anxiety, and how to enjoy public speaking.

Due to tutors’ experience and expertise in psychology and human development, significant success is also expected in removing fear, nervousness and tailoring long-term self-development for natural presentation. Read more and register….

Introduction to Python – Data Analysis and Programming

 

Learn how to manipulate and shape your data, automatic processes or write bespoke programs.

This is a practical introduction to programming using Python.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python.

If you are involved in the analysis and management of data, you will soon encounter the need to manipulate and shape your data, automate processes or write bespoke programs. Due to its versatility and gradual learning curve, Python has quickly risen to be one of the languages of choice for introductory courses in programming. Moreover, through the use of excellent numerical packages it can compete against more statistical and mathematical packages such as Matlab and R. Read more and register….

 Introduction to R – Data Analysis and Programming

 

Learn how to process and analyse data using many of R’s powerful functions, install packages for additional functionality and produce high quality graphics for use in publications.

This course offers an intensive, hands-on introduction to the R statistical computing environment, focusing on practical aspects of data analysis. The programme is designed to give you as much practical experience as possible.

The course will cover the following key aspects of using R: – Data analysis, reading in data, data exploration and filtering; – Vectors, arithmetic, recycling; – Graphics and advanced graphics; – Analysis workflow; – Making your own functions; – Linear modelling; – Object-orientated programming; – Principal component analysis. Read more and register….

 Psychology in One Day

 

Take an exciting journey through the most diverse of sciences. Discover Psychology not as a motley collection of theories, but as a powerful science that aims to improve people’s lives. Available on weekends (Saturdays).

This interactive short course in Psychology is taught in small groups by psychologists conducting cutting-edge research. During this session we will ask questions such as: Why do people think and behave differently from each other? How do we develop? Why do cultures differ and how do they shape our perception and behaviour? What makes humans so different from other species? How does our brain cope with the vast amounts of information we process? How can growing psychological knowledge help us to lead healthier and happier lives? Do you want to ask a psychologist your own question? Read more and register….

Introduction to Python – Data Analysis and Packages

 

Python programming language for data manipulation and analysis, for beginners and more advanced – emphasis on Python packages.

5-day and 3-day options available. The first two days (Mon-Tue) cover the basics of programming in Python. The second part (Wed-Fri) focuses on a number of Python packages that are commonly used for data analysis, including CSV, Numpy, SciPy and Pandas. A knowledge of these packages will help you to read in, manipulate and analyse a wide variety of datasets. Students with experience using Python can choose to attend only days 3-5, in order to focus on the use of these packages.

This course focuses on how to write and run simple data analysis programs in Python, and builds on these using some of the powerful extensions available in Python. This will be achieved through hands-on worked examples of real life data problems. Read more and register….