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Development

Trainings for employees

Potential is built and competencies are increased thanks to such forms of support as trainings, courses and seminars.

The above-mentioned initiatives are to help in positive organisational changes at the University by creating conditions for the professional development of the academic community of the University of Silesia – in particular by:

  • improving the research competencies of academics, including young scientists,
  • developing the teaching competencies of academics,
  • developing management and organisational competencies of the management and administrative staff.

Tools

Grammarly – a tool for checking English spelling and grammar

The University of Silesia intends to support the academic community in many areas. Out of concern for the comfort of your work, we begin to share Grammarly app with research employees, research and teaching employees, and teaching employees, as well as with doctoral students of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Grammarly is a practical tool for professional proofreading in English, which has the functionality to highlight spelling, style, grammar and punctuation errors, as well as to suggest the correct version of the analysed text. Moreover, the app is equipped with the plagiarism checker function.

Grammarly app

500 free licensesGrammarly proofreading appfor students, doctoral studentsand employees of the University of Silesia

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Past recruitments

646 academics and doctoral students from the University of Silesia in Katowice applied to receive free-of-charge access to Grammarly app for professional proofreading in English. The limit of places had been exhausted before the end of one week from the date when the registration form was published. Due to great interest and out of concern for the comfort of work of academics and doctoral students, the decision was taken to provide all individuals who sent a correctly completed registration form with free-of-charge accounts.

Please also be informed that the 2nd stage of registering applications for access to accounts in Grammarly app begins on 14 December 2020. We encourage academics and researchers, as well as doctoral students of the University of Silesia, to submit applications.

It is required to state the University e-mail address (in us.edu.pl domain) during registration. Grammarly app has been provided within the framework of Research Excellence Initiative.

RECRUITMENT

from 17 November 2020 to 7 December 2020 [end of recruitment]

BENEFICIARIES

research employees | research and teaching employees | teaching employees
doctoral students

The University of Silesia in Katowice intends to support the academic community in many areas. Taking into consideration the comfort of work for academics and doctoral students, a practical tool for proofreading texts in English has been purchased within the framework of Research Excellence Initiative.

Due to large interest in the programme, the 2nd edition of sharing Grammarly accounts has been launched.

The programme beneficiaries include: researchers, academics, and doctoral students of the University of Silesia in Katowice. 800 Grammarly accounts will be made available to 600 employees and 200 doctoral students – the applications will be handled on a first come, first served basis. The recruitment will last until 31 December 2020.

The purchased license will allow the users to use the app for improving language skills, effectively supporting them in ongoing communication and writing texts in English. Grammarly is an online tool that corrects spelling, suggests corrections and gives clues in real time, indicating spelling, stylistic, grammar and punctuation errors. It has the functionality for detecting the type of the text, as well as the tone and goal of the message. The additional options of the app include the plagiarism checker function.

It is required to state the University e-mail address (in us.edu.pl. domain) during registration. The rules for sharing and using Grammarly accounts are specified in the attached Rules and Regulations.

RECRUITMENT

from 14 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 [end of recruitment]

BENEFICIARIES

research employees | research and teaching employees | teaching employees

doctoral students

The third edition of sharing Grammarly proofreading app premium accounts has ended. The use of the app will allow the employees and doctoral students of the University of Silesia in Katowice to improve their language skills.

Grammarly improves each written text in English on an ongoing basis, making sure that its spelling, style, grammar, and even punctuation are correct. Thus, the tool will effectively support its users in ongoing communication, and in writing scientific texts in English.

This edition of the Grammarly competition was addressed to research employees, research and teaching employees, teachers, research and technical employees (overall 400 accounts), as well as administrative staff (100 accounts) and doctoral students of the University of Silesia (100 accounts). The applications was handled on a first come, first served basis.

The rules for sharing and using Grammarly accounts are specified in the attached Rules and Regulations. The purchase of license for Grammarly is funded under Research Excellence Initiative.

RECRUITMENT

from 12 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 [end of recruitment]

BENEFICIARIES

research employees | research and teaching employees |
teaching employees | research and technical employees | administrative staff
doctoral students

The information about trainings, courses and seminars will be available soon.

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