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February 2018

Mon 26
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

This one hour lecture, given by Philip Guildford, Director of Research, will provide 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.

DIV F RDC Information Skills 3: Managing Information and Data new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session will help you understand the ethics and practicalities of managing information and data throughout PhDs and research projects. Whether you are creating your own data through experimental research or reusing data from other sources, we'll tell you what you should think about in order to manage, use and share data responsibly.

Please bring a laptop or web enabled device with you to the session. All slides and notes will be available on the RDC Information Skills Moodle site.

Wed 28
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

March 2018

Mon 5
Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: 'Managing Information and Data' new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This session, given by the Library's Information Service, will help you understand the ethics and practicalities of managing information and data throughout your PhD or other research project.

Whether you are creating your own data through experimental research or reusing data from other sources, we'll tell you what you should think about in order to manage, use and share data responsibly.

Please bring a laptop or web enabled device with you to the session.

Engineering: Information Skills 2 - Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

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

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

Thu 8
Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) [Full] 09:30 - 17:30 Peterhouse, Upper Hall


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
Mon 12
Writing Your First Year Report (Engineering) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

Aimed at 1st year PhD students this course is designed to get you thinking and working effectively on your end of first year report. How do you start? What’s expected? How do you make it work for you? These and many other important questions, hints and tips will be addressed in this session.

Tue 13
Division B RDC Information Skills 3: Managing Information and Data new [Places] 15:30 - 16:30 Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, Seminar Room

This session will help you understand the ethics and practicalities of managing information and data throughout PhDs and research projects. Whether you are creating your own data through experimental research or reusing data from other sources, we'll tell you what you should think about in order to manage, use and share data responsibly.

Please bring a laptop or web enabled device with you to the session. All slides and notes will be available on the RDC Information Skills Moodle site.

Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: 'The seven secrets of successful PhD students’ new [Places] 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

Do you want to increase the probability of completing your PhD on time and be happier doing it? In this workshop, Dr Sue Jackson will share and discuss these 'secrets' which the aim of allowing you to reflect on what you can easily do to help yourself achieve this aim. If you haven't already been to this workshop as part of your RCC, do come along.

Tue 20
Making Engineering presentations with impact: A Masterclass in how to present new [Places] 13:30 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 1

Taught by Jean-Luc Doumont in Lecture Theatre 1 - LT 1.

April 2018

Thu 26
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

May 2018

Mon 7
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Wed 9
Engineering: Referencing "And then they said..." new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of referencing and how to do it easily. By the end of the hour you will be able to:

  • Understand why we reference
  • Recognise what information makes up a reference
  • Know how to incorporate references into your work
  • Know about difference referencing styles

This is a beginner's class but can be used to refresh your memory on basic referencing.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Fri 11
Engineering: Report Writing [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

There will be a pre-course questionnaire and you will find it helpful to bring along a previously written report Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Tue 15
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Thu 17
Engineering: Referencing "And then they said..." new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of referencing and how to do it easily. By the end of the hour you will be able to:

  • Understand why we reference
  • Recognise what information makes up a reference
  • Know how to incorporate references into your work
  • Know about difference referencing styles

This is a beginner's class but can be used to refresh your memory on basic referencing.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Tue 22
Engineering: Report Writing [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

There will be a pre-course questionnaire and you will find it helpful to bring along a previously written report Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Wed 23
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Full] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Fri 25
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new [Full] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

June 2018

Fri 1
Engineering: Preparing for the 4th year project [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This session will look at ways to plan your 4th year project, how and where to conduct a literature review, and include tips on how to manage the information you gather.

We will focus particularly on the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

To get the most out of this session, please bring your own laptop.

Mon 4
Engineering: Preparing for the 4th year project [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This session will look at ways to plan your 4th year project, how and where to conduct a literature review, and include tips on how to manage the information you gather.

We will focus particularly on the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

To get the most out of this session, please bring your own laptop.

Thu 7
Engineering: Preparing for the 4th year project [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This session will look at ways to plan your 4th year project, how and where to conduct a literature review, and include tips on how to manage the information you gather.

We will focus particularly on the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

To get the most out of this session, please bring your own laptop.

Tue 12
Engineering: Preparing for the 4th year project [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This session will look at ways to plan your 4th year project, how and where to conduct a literature review, and include tips on how to manage the information you gather.

We will focus particularly on the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

To get the most out of this session, please bring your own laptop.