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February 2020

Fri 21
Github workflows and good coding practices (Engineering RDC Division F) new Not bookable 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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Mon 24
Pecha Kucha Presentations (Engineering RDC Division D) new Not bookable 13:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Seminar Room (1-33)

Pecha Kucha presentations (each student to give a presentation on their PhD project) (Dr Jackson will arrange separate training for those selected to present at the Science Festival)

Cambridge Enterprise (Engineering RDC Division B) new Not bookable 14:30 - 15:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

An introduction to commercialisation with Cambridge Enterprise

Conference poster design (Engineering MLMI MPhil) Not bookable 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A training session for MLMI MPhil students in the Department of Engineering. Find out how to create eye-catching and effective conference posters to illustrate your research. This 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. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

Tue 25
Poster Design (Engineering) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A poster design session for undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Find out how to create effective posters to illustrate your research. This session will cover: Design basics, Readability and layout, Planning and editing your poster, and presenting with your poster.

Wed 26
Writing for reports (Engineering) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library, North Room

A writing for reports 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.

How to publish a paper (Engineering Research Skills) new [Places] 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3

In this popular talk given by Prof. Tim Wilkinson, you will get all the essentials for understanding the full process of getting your papers published from submission to publication. Recommended for all graduates.

Thu 27
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (1 of 3) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 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.

Writing for reports (Engineering) CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library, North Room

A writing for reports 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.

Fri 28
Group discussion and debrief (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.

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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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 - 12:00 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 - 12:00 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
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.