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Thursday 20 February

09:00
Conference poster design (Engineering FIBE2 CDT) Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A training session for FIBE2 CDT 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.

11:00
Writing your First Year Report (Engineering RDC Division E) new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

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13:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library, North Room

A session for undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.

Friday 21 February

14:00
Github workflows and good coding practices (Engineering RDC Division F) new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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Monday 24 February

13:00
Pecha Kucha Presentations (Engineering RDC Division D) new Finished 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)

14:30
Cambridge Enterprise (Engineering RDC Division B) new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

An introduction to commercialisation with Cambridge Enterprise

15:00
Conference poster design (Engineering MLMI MPhil) Finished 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.

Tuesday 25 February

13:00
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.

Wednesday 26 February

13:00
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.

16:00
How to publish a paper (Engineering Research Skills) new Finished 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.

Thursday 27 February

11:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (1 of 3) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 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.

13:00
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.

Friday 28 February

10:00
Group discussion and debrief (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Please note that this session takes place in Holger’s Office, BE2-03.

Monday 2 March

14:00
Writing your First Year Report (Engineering RDC Division D) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Seminar Room (1-33)

Writing your First Year Report

14:30
Oral Presentations (Engineering RDC Division B) new (4 of 5) Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

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Tuesday 3 March

15:00
Commercialisation and IP with Cambridge Enterprise (Engineering RDC Division C) new Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session given by staff from Cambridge Enterprise provides 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 4 March

14:15
Writing your First Year Report new Finished 14:15 - 16:15 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

Writing your First Year Report

Thursday 5 March

11:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (2 of 3) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 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.

Monday 9 March

14:30
Oral Presentations (Engineering RDC Division B) new (5 of 5) Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

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Thursday 12 March

11:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering RDC Division E) new (3 of 3) Finished 11:00 - 13:00 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.

Wednesday 18 March

14:00
Postdoc Mentoring Training (Engineering) new CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

Postdoc mentoring training with Steve Joy, Head of Researcher Development at the University.

Tuesday 24 March

14:00
Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) CANCELLED 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

Wednesday 25 March

10:00
Working Effectively new POSTPONED 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.

Friday 24 April

11:00
Engaging with Industrial Partners (Engineering RDC Division E) new CANCELLED 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

All students are encouraged to attend this session

14:00
Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division F) CANCELLED 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.

14:15
How to design posters (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new CANCELLED 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Please note that this session takes place in Holger’s Office, BE2-03.