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Friday 12 October

13:00
Engineering UG: Writing Your 4th Year Project - Project & Time Management [Places] 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

Monday 15 October

13:00
Engineering UG: Writing Your 4th Year Project - Literature Search [Places] 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

Tuesday 16 October

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

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

Wednesday 17 October

13:00

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.

Tuesday 23 October

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

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

Wednesday 24 October

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Full] 09:30 - 10:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

10:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Full] 10:15 - 10:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

11:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 11:00 - 11:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

11:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 11:45 - 12:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

13:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 13:30 - 14:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

14:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 14:15 - 14:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 15:00 - 15:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 15:45 - 16:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

Thursday 25 October

16:00
Engineering Div D RDC: Reviewing the Literature [Places] 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" [link], in this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

  • The key aims of a literature review
  • Critical reading
  • Note taking
  • Reference managers
  • Structuring your review
  • Knowing when you can stop searching

Friday 26 October

11:00
Engineering Div E RDC: Reviewing the Literature [Places] 11:00 - 12:30 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" [link], in this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

  • The key aims of a literature review
  • Critical reading
  • Note taking
  • Reference managers
  • Structuring your review
  • Knowing when you can stop searching

Tuesday 30 October

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 09:30 - 10:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

10:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 10:15 - 10:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

11:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 11:00 - 11:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

11:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 11:45 - 12:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

13:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 13:30 - 14:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

14:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 14:15 - 14:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 15:00 - 15:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new [Places] 15:45 - 16:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

Wednesday 31 October

10:00
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
13:00
Engineering UG: Referencing for beginners new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Making sure you reference the works of others in your academic writing is an important skill to master early, as it becoming second nature allows you to focus on your reading and writing. This session will focus on:

  • What plagiarism is
  • What referencing is
  • What information is needed for citations and bibliographies
  • How to reference in APA, Harvard and IEEE
  • And where to go for help

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

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