skip to navigation skip to content

Reset

Filter by

Course type

Show only:



Dates available




Places available




Theme





Filter search

Browse or search for courses


22 matching courses
Courses per page: 10 | 25 | 50 | 100


This session will show good presentation design, give tips on good science communication, as well as getting people to think about different tools and ways of presenting their ideas. This is our lite session but if you want to have a more HD experience, check out our longer hands-on workshop.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 9 Mar 2018 14:00 [Places]

The Graduate Self-Assessment tool is intended for those in the Humanities & Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities schools. It is the first step in an online module designed to help you to assess your own skill-set, identify target areas for improvement and make decisions about what to do next. The tool is recommended for all first year postgraduates, but will be available for you to return to check on your progress.

Once you have completed the self-assessment exercise a number of options for developing your skills will become available to you, ranging from reading articles to signing up for relevant face-to-face workshops.

We encourage students to take the survey about once a year, but it is particularly useful for those who are just starting their PhD and for those who are just entering the final year of their PhD.

You will need to click here to gain access to the self-assessment tool.

How to manage your research data well: Recap Mon 5 Mar 2018   10:00 [Places]

Do you have an automated back up set? Got your file naming convention nailed? Thought you knew your funder’s requirements for sharing your data but have now got doubts? This whistle-stop tour of good data management practices covers all the things you should already know about managing your data well in a succinct way and points to further University support for data management. If you already know the basics of data management – backing up your work, how to share files, why and how you should be working reproducibly – but you need a refresher, then this course is for you!

If you are completely new to the concept of research data management then the beginners course is for you.

How to nail your literature review new Thu 15 Mar 2018   10:00 [Standby]

At some point, everyone doing any research will probably have to do a literature review. This session will guide you through how to do a literature review really well, as well as pulling everything together into a meaningful piece of work that you can present with pride, and use to drive your research further.

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials new Wed 21 Mar 2018   14:00 [Places]

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews new Thu 8 Mar 2018   10:00 [Places]

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at allied health professionals. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Wed 18 Apr 2018 08:00 [Places]
Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new Wed 28 Mar 2018   08:00   [More dates...] [Places]

One session covering the Medline database, targeted at doctors. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 20 Apr 2018 14:00 [Places]
Medicine: Literature Searching for Nurses new Tue 20 Mar 2018   08:00   [More dates...] [Places]

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at nurses. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 27 Apr 2018 10:00 [Places]
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography Mon 19 Mar 2018   14:00 [Places]

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Mon 30 Apr 2018 10:00 [Places]

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 24 Apr 2018 14:00 [Places]
Medicine: Writing for Publication new Thu 22 Mar 2018   12:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:00 [Places]
Metrics: the good, the bad, the ugly new Fri 9 Mar 2018   14:30 [Places]

This session aims to help you navigate your way through the metrics maze. It will enable you to discover research by using metrics and how metrics can determine online impact.

It will introduce article metrics, personal indicators such as the H-index, and altmetrics. Various tools including Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar and Altmetric will be demonstrated. Please bring your own device if you wish to follow along with the session.

Orientation Tour Tue 27 Feb 2018   14:30   [More dates...] [Places]

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

3 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 28 Feb 2018 14:30 [Places]
Wed 7 Mar 2018 14:30 [Places]
Wed 14 Mar 2018 14:30 [Places]

This session will introduce participants to the ideas of working openly and reproducibly through presenting case studies and tools to help facilitate this kind of work. From GitHub to good file naming conventions, participants will be given the opportunity to learn from other people’s failures and to be better at future-proofing their research.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Showcasing Tools and Resources for Graduates Thu 1 Mar 2018   14:00 [Places]

The session involves multiple 'showcases' of a variety of topics, including the following:

  • reference management software (Zotero and Mendeley)
  • presenting your work (blogging, Canva)
  • managing academic work (Evernote, Symplectic Elements)
  • organisation and time management (Trello, Bulletjournal)

Attendees will be able to rotate between these different areas, sampling presentations and exploring tools on the areas that interest them most, or what they feel they need to learn more about. The session will be led by librarians from across the different Schools in the university, and from the University Library.

You may find it useful to bring a laptop with you to join in with some of the presentations.

Collecting impact evidence from social media of publications, conference papers or any other scholarly output can be complicated and time-consuming. In this session, we'll introduce you to a number of tools that can help to streamline and simplify these processes: IFTTT, Twitter analytics, Altmetric and ImpactStory.

Train the trainer: How to give a tour of the UL new Mon 30 Apr 2018   09:00 Not bookable

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today (research-skills@lib.cam.ac.uk) to organise a one-to-one tour with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today (research-skills@lib.cam.ac.uk) to get started. We can give advice via email or by telephone (including sharing our tour notes and guidance) or we can organise a one-to-one tour for you with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

Zotero for Graduates Tue 6 Mar 2018   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

The aim of the workshop is to give an overview of how graduate students can make effective use of Zotero software for referencing and managing information. It will especially suit graduate students from the School of Arts and Humanities, and Humanities and Social Sciences. There will be plenty of time at the end for questions about the use of Zotero in your field of research.

It would be extremely valuable for you to download and familiarize yourself with Zotero in advance of the session. Zotero is free, and works with Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

To do this, please go to Zotero. Download Zotero itself and install the browser connector. You may also find it useful to create an account with Zotero; the benefits of doing so will be outlined during the session.

If you have any difficulty with downloading Zotero in advance, please feel free to contact the course organiser, Helen Murphy, at hem37@cam.ac.uk.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 9 Mar 2018 10:00 [Places]
[Back to top]