are professional courses combining knowledge from practice and research/academia; as well as expertise from a range of disciplines; to get a solid understanding in any topic requires knowledge from a number of fields.
AIR course tutors are renowned experts in their fields, with UK and international qualifications and extensive teaching experience.
Overall, AIR courses are:
- Interdisciplinary: Most courses include essential elements from other disciplines, e.g. Advocacy is completed with cutting edge knowledge in Psychology, essential to every advocate.
- Interactive: To ensure maximum benefits for you, we have designed these courses to allow for interaction from all participants, including by limiting the number of students per class.
- Tailored to each student’s needs: Individual students’ needs and interests are, where possible, accommodated, e.g. students are provided with materials and support as to their needs and interests.
- Taught by leading experts: Courses are organised and taught by leading experts with practice and teaching experience internationally.
Please browse through the list below of all our 1-day or 2-evenings, 5-day and 2-week courses. Tailor-made individualised courses are also available, contact us for further information.
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Academic Writing and Publishing
Law, Business, Genetics and Ethics
- International Business Law (One week)
- Negotiating and Drafting Contracts (One week)
- English Law and the Justice System (One week)
- Genetics and Law (One day)
- Genetics and Society (One day)
- Law and Justice (One day)
Public Speaking and Advocacy
Psychology, Law, Art, and Decision making
- Psychology and Law (One day)
- Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases, and Persuasion (One day)
- Advanced Psychological Research (One week)
- Psychology in One Day
- Art and Propaganda: Experiments of the Russian Revolution (One day)
Programming: R, Python, Machine Learning
- Introduction to R (One week)
- Introduction to R – Evening course (Evening, 4 weeks)
- Introduction to Machine Learning with R (Three days)
- Introduction to Python (One week)
- Introduction to Python – Evening course (Evening, 4 weeks)
- Intermediate Python – Pandas and Packages (Three days)
Tailor-made private courses
We also provide tailor-made group courses and one-to-one courses of different length (subject to availability).
Email: air (@gold.ac.uk)
Knowledge in International Business Law is essential to anyone who conducts business and wishes to do so with a minimum risk of disputes.
It is a complex but fascinating field. Laws of one jurisdiction are complex – international laws are laws of many jurisdictions combined, so difficulty multiplies, but so does the fun of gaining control over these complexities.
Knowledge of IBL is now made even more essential due to technological advances, which have made it easier to conduct international trade. If one learns to navigate the myriad of laws regulating international business and disputes, then the large barrier to international collaborations – dispute risks – becomes significantly smaller.
Advocacy skills are essential for anyone who advocates in any capacity – not only in a court of law. Good advocacy requires knowledge of human mind and psychology, and that is why this course is developed by barristers and psychologist with expertise in a range of areas. Advocacy is also fun to learn and practice, so this course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn a useful and fun skill. Read more and register….
Good writing is a rare commodity, but it can be learned. Anyone who has to write in any capacity should take an academic writing course. This training is particularly essential to university lecturers, lawyers / judges, journalists, bloggers and industry researchers. Good research is more difficult than bad research to promote, because generally good research conflicts our preconceptions and is complex. So good research is disadvantaged without good writing skills to disseminate it.
Our course is taught by leading authorities in the filed. Read more and register…
Public speaking is a rare, but essential-to-all commodity. It is well-known that public speaking skills are essential for politicians, diplomats, advocates, researchers, lecturers and teachers – but it is less known that public speaking skills are essential to anyone who speaks with other people – even in a coffee shop or a pub / bar. In fact, it is a useful skill even if one was to only think, because the thoughts will be more structured.
Public speaking is often misrepresented (for sales reasons) to be a skill that one can gain with a few tips, when in fact it is a beautiful but complex art that requires knowledge and practice in a range of areas, including human psychology, human mind and persuasion. For this reason, our courses are developed by public speaking experts and psychologists.
Public speaking is fun to learn even when one has difficulties with nervousness – it gets easier and more enjoyable with the right training and approach. Read more and register…
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…
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…
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….
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….
Courses we support
This interdisciplinary programme provides training in both the basic scientific and technological principles of modern research methods, and in their application to understanding and improving human development.
Students will develop a foundational knowledge of all aspects of human development, including biological foundations of individual differences, gene-environment processes, brain mechanisms, cognitive and other psychological processes. Students will acquire the principles and main aspects of data acquisition and analyses, and gain a good working knowledge of modern methods for scientific investigation of human development.
The design of the course aims to maximise students’ transferable skills, including the training in publishing in leading academic journals, presenting at international conferences, and translating research to practice. Our international research partners from world leading universities include: King’s College London; Goldsmiths, University of London; University of Sussex, Ohio State University, Laval University, Moscow State University and other.
Together with our partners, we promote research that is of direct relevance for clinical, educational, training and other types of practice – towards improving human development. With leading reputation, excellent infrastructure and extensive international links, TSU is a great place to be a student.
Students on this programme are immersed in a world-class international interdisciplinary scientific environment, taught by leading experts in the fields. The programme is relevant for educationalists, clinicians and policymakers – equipping them with sound understanding of cutting edge knowledge about human development. The programme is also relevant for researchers – equipping them with theoretical understanding and methodology for interdisciplinary research into human development. Students will benefit from active research environment and excellent infrastructure.