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March 2020

Mon 2
Writing your First Year Report (Engineering RDC Division D) new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Seminar Room (1-33)

Writing your First Year Report

Oral Presentations (Engineering RDC Division B) new (4 of 5) Not bookable 14:30 - 16:00 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

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Tue 3
Commercialisation and IP with Cambridge Enterprise (Engineering RDC Division C) new Not bookable 15:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session given by staff from Cambridge Enterprise provides you with the basics of what you need to know about intellectual property (copyright, patents, confidentiality agreements) in the context of University Research. A useful starting point, which could prevent you making costly mistakes in the future.

Wed 4
Writing your First Year Report new [Places] 14:15 - 16:15 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

Writing your First Year Report

Thu 5
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (2 of 3) Not bookable 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Meeting Room 1

Each student attends one of 3 presentation sessions – you will be assigned to session 1,2 or 3 in due course.

Mon 9
Oral Presentations (Engineering RDC Division B) new (5 of 5) Not bookable 14:30 - 16:00 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

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Thu 12
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (3 of 3) Not bookable 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

Each student attends one of 3 presentation sessions – you will be assigned to session 1,2 or 3 in due course.

Wed 18
Postdoc Mentoring Training (Engineering) new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

Postdoc mentoring training with Steve Joy, Head of Researcher Development at the University.

Tue 24
Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3


Why this course might make a difference:

This course is designed to enable participants to finish their PhD successfully and move on to the next stage of their careers. By the end of this course you will know:

  • what you need to do to submit
  • how to be a (better) leader
  • how to prepare for your Viva
  • how to plan for life after the PhD

Topics covered:

  • PhD submission process
  • Leadership: Skills and qualities of leaders
  • Viva: What to expect and how to prepare
  • Careers: How to do decide what to do, different career options
Wed 25
Working Effectively new [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3

Too much work and not enough time to do it? This session covers how to prioritise what you do, manage your time better and keep stress levels low.

Delivered by Jen Wade a highly experienced trainer who has been leading her own business for more than ten years, working with a diverse range of organisations across the academic, public, and commercial sectors.

For Engineering postdocs and PhD students in all years.

April 2020

Fri 24
Engaging with Industrial Partners (Engineering RDC Division E) new [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

All students are encouraged to attend this session

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division F) Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division F), Department of Engineering.

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

How to design posters (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Not bookable 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Please note that this session takes place in Holger’s Office, BE2-03.

Thu 30
Time management (Engineering FIBE2 CDT) Not bookable 09:00 - 10:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A training session for FIBE2 CDT students in the Department of Engineering.Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time.

May 2020

Fri 1
Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division E) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division E), Department of Engineering.

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

Present draft posters, discussion and critique (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Not bookable 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Please note that this session takes place in Holger’s Office, BE2-03.

Tue 5
Conference poster design (Engineering RDC Division D) (1 of 2) Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Conference Room (2-54)

Two RDC sessions for 1st year PhD students (Division D), Department of Engineering.

Find out how to create eye-catching and effective conference posters to illustrate your research. The first session will cover: Why conference posters?, Design principles, Readability and layout, Planning and editing your poster. Please bring paper and pen/pencil with you to the session.

In the second session students will show and discuss posters-in-progress based on their PhD work.

Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

These sessions will take place in the Civil Engineering building.

Thu 7
Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division A - Fluids) Not bookable 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room 18

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division A-Fluids), Department of Engineering.

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

Fri 8
Writing for reports (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Learn to identify the characteristics of a good report. From an accurate, concise and persuasive writing style to a well organised, well-presented layout and format.

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of a report, how to plan it and how best to structure it in terms of presentation and layout. It will also offer 'good advice' on what you should (and should not) do.

Commercialisation and IP (Engineering RDC Division A: Energy) new Not bookable 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson West Meeting Room

Session run by Cambridge Enterprise

Commercialisation and IP with Cambridge Enterprise (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Not bookable 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

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Mon 11
Presentation Skills (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A presentation skills session for undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.

Tue 12
Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division D) Not bookable 14:30 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Seminar Room (1-33)

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division D), Department of Engineering.

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

This session will take place in the Civil Engineering building.

Wed 13
Referencing (Engineering) [Full] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A referencing session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Understand the importance of academic referencing and learn how to use different referencing styles in your work.

Thu 14
Managing your data (Engineering FIBE2 CDT) Not bookable 09:00 - 10:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A training session for FIBE2 CDT students in the Department of Engineering.Learn how and why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan. The session will cover: What data are you using?, Creating vs reusing data, Storage, organisation and version control, Data safety and backing up, Sharing your data.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.