Reflection: Many Ways to Learn Event 2017

Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.

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The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.

The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone 😀

During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.

 

The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!

Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:

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If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.

Until next time…

Natasha 😀

Save the date! Many Ways to Learn Event

Celebrate Learning at Work Week 2017 by joining us at the “Many Ways to Learn”  event, which aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of learning and development at work.

The event is open to all staff across the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust & will take place on 31st May, from 12 noon until 8pm at Trust HQ & Education Centre.

During the event we will be offering activity sessions to help you get started with Facebook,Twitter & Canva (a free graphic design tool which can be used to create leaflets,posters & social media graphics). All library activity sessions will take place in the NHS Staff Library (located on the Ground Floor in Trust HQ & Education Centre).

More detailed information including session time slots, is available here. To book on these sessions, please contact Organisational Development (contact information can be found of the Organisational Development Intranet page).

Want to get started now?

Our social media help guides can now be downloaded directly to your desktop. Find them here on our Training & Support page.

MY Question, MY Research

Yesterday the MY Question, MY Research event took place at Trust HQ. The event was organised by Mid Yorks Research and Development (https://twitter.com/MYorksResearch) and was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to learn about some of the many research projects completed by members of staff within the Trust and other projects currently underway.

The staff library was in attendance at the event providing information to attendees on the many library resources which are available to aid research.

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From electronic resources including a range of apps for smartphones and tablets (NICE Guidance – https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/nice-apps-for-smartphones-and-tablets & BMJ Best Practice http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/marketing/bp-app.html) and access to many healthcare journals via NHS Open Athens (https://openathens.nice.org.uk/). Other accessible electronic resources include Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS – https://hdas.nice.org.uk/) & NICE (https://www.nice.org.uk/)

We also have a whole host of research textbooks which are available for loan to help support you in your research (you can search our full library catalogue online – http://midyorks.nhslibraries.com).  blog-canva

The library is also able to offer training to support researchers on critical appraisal, training on literature searching and will perform literature searches for busy staff. For further information on these services please contact the library.