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Fri 8 Feb 2019 – Tue 30 Apr 2019

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Friday 8 February 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Referencing for beginners new Finished 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 becomes second nature it 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

Tuesday 12 February 2019

16:00

This session given by Julian Peck from Cambridge Enterprise, facilitated 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.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

09:30
Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) Finished 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
13:00
Engineering UG: Report Writing Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

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

Monday 18 February 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Designing and presenting your poster new Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 18

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Creating a poster can be a tricky balancing act of what to include and how to present it. This class will take you through the process from beginning to the end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Design basics
  • Editing your poster
  • Presenting with your poster

Tuesday 19 February 2019

16:00
Engineering Research Skills lecture series: Reviewing the Literature Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" (https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=74621) 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

Wednesday 20 February 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Report Writing CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

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

Tuesday 26 February 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Report Writing CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

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

16:00
Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: 'Getting Published’ new Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

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.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

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

Friday 1 March 2019

10:00
Engineering FIBE CDT: Searching the Literature Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar 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

Monday 4 March 2019

13:00
Engineering UG: Report Writing Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

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

Tuesday 5 March 2019

16:00
Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: 'The seven secrets of successful PhD students’ new Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

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.

Friday 8 March 2019

14:00
Engineering Ultraprecision CDT Designing Conference Posters new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Meeting Room 3

An RDC session for first year PhD students (Division D)

This session will look at key design principles and useful resources for creating a visually appealing conference poster that will stand out from the crowd, engage your audience and tell your story. With real-life examples, you can learn what to do and what not to do when making your conference posters.

14:15
Writing Your First Year Report (Engineering) Finished 14:15 - 16:15 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.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

16:00
Research Skills lecture series: Intercultural Competence new Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

Have you ever upset/ or been upset by someone and been left wondering why? Culture and background influences both how we behave and communicate. This session will help you to understand why people of different nationalities behave as they do, as well as increasing your own self awareness.

Thursday 14 March 2019

15:00
Engineering Div C RDC Information Skills: Managing Information and Data new Finished 15:00 - 16:30 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.

All slides and notes will be available on the RDC Information Skills Moodle site.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

14:00
Postdoc Mentoring Training (West Cambridge) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3

Postdoc mentoring training with Katie D'Arcy, organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (EDPC).

Friday 22 March 2019

11:00
Engineering Div E RDC Information Skills: Managing Information and Data new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

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.

All slides and notes will be available on the RDC Information Skills Moodle site.

Thursday 25 April 2019

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 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.

14:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 14:00 - 14:40 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.

14:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 14:45 - 15:25 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.

15:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 15:30 - 16:10 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.

16:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 16:15 - 16:55 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.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 09:30 - 10:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

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 Finished 10:15 - 10:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

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 Finished 11:00 - 11:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

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 Finished 11:45 - 12:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

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 Finished 13:30 - 14:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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 Finished 14:15 - 14:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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 Finished 15:00 - 15:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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 Finished 15:45 - 16:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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