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May 2019

Wed 22
The basics of graphic design for engineering researchers - An illustrated talk by Steve Caplin new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 1

This workshop will cover the importance of graphic design, both in general and with reference to presentations and research posters for conferences and display.

Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Time Management & Prioritisation [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage your time and your project during your 4th year project. Topics covered will include time management tips, advice on prioritisation, tools for project management and an introduction to monotasking.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Tue 28
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Literature Search [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage a literature search for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include reading tips, how to get the most out of a database and reference management software advice.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Engineering Div B RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

How do we build up knowledge in Engineering? What is your PhD contributing to? This session will introduce you to where your PhD fits in the context of academic publishing and wider society, considering academic integrity, peer review, open research and having an impact outside of academia. The following topics will be covered:

  • Placing the First Year Report and PhD in the context of the academic landscape
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Academic publishing and peer review
  • Metrics and Open Research
  • Impact
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Your online academic identity

A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

Wed 29
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Ethics & data management [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at the importance of research ethics and good data management for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include departmental guidance on research ethics, advice on good data management and the importance of disaster planning.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

June 2019

Mon 3
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Time Management & Prioritisation [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage your time and your project during your 4th year project. Topics covered will include time management tips, advice on prioritisation, tools for project management and an introduction to monotasking.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Tue 4
Engineering Div C RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 15:00 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session will introduce you to communicating and sharing your research in the context of academic publication and wider society, considering publishing, peer review, open research, intellectual property and having an impact outside of academia.

Wed 5
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Ethics & data management [Places] 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room 18

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at the importance of research ethics and good data management for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include departmental guidance on research ethics, advice on good data management and the importance of disaster planning.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Fri 7
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Literature Search [Places] 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage a literature search for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include reading tips, how to get the most out of a database and reference management software advice.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Engineering Div A Energy RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson West Meeting Room

How and why do we share knowledge? How can you communicate your research? This session will introduce key concepts for sharing and communicating your research to different people using different formats. Topics include:

  • Academic publishing and peer review
  • Open Research
  • Impact
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Your online academic identity

July 2019

Tue 2
Finishing your PhD and Moving On (Engineering) new [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 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 prepare for your Viva
  • how to plan for life after the PhD

Topics covered:

  • PhD submission process
  • Viva: What to expect and how to prepare
  • Careers: How to do decide what to do, different career options