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January 2018

Mon 22
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

DIV D RDC Information Skills 2: Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 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.

Wed 24
Postdoc Mentoring Training (Main Site) new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

Postdoc mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (EDPC).

Thu 25
DIV A RDC Information Skills 2: Communicating and Sharing your Research [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Inglis Meeting 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.

Wed 31
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

February 2018

Thu 1
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

Postdoc Mentoring Training (West Cambridge) new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

Postdoc mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (EDPC).

Fri 2
DIV A Fluids Group RDC Information Skills 3: Managing Information and Data new [Places] 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 18

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.

Mon 5
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

RDC Information Skills 1A: Searching the Literature - Starting Your Search [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This session will help prepare you to begin your literature search. You will learn how to search for sources in your discipline, how to save your references and how to stay up to date. The following topics will be covered:

  • Literature searching
  • Strategies for finding what you need
  • Tools you can use
  • Techniques to help you search
  • Staying up to date with advances in your discipline
  • Using a reference manager to keep track of what you find

If you are already comfortable with these, you might consider taking Information Skills 1B instead, which covers troubleshooting searches when you get stuck, knowing when to stop searching, notetaking and critical reading.

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.

Wed 7
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

Fri 9
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

Mon 12
Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: 'Getting Published’ new [Places] 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

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.

Tue 13
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 14
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

Thu 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

Fri 16
"Winning a Research Fellowship." For postdocs in Engineering. new [Standby] 12:30 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3

If you are thinking of applying for a career development fellowship – one that pays your salary, as well as supporting costs to set up your own research group – then don’t miss this event.

The Department’s Director of Research, Philip Guildford, will give his tips and advice for potential applicants, followed by a number of current fellowship holders (including EPSRC, RAEng, Leverhulme, Marie Curie), who will share their own experiences.

Topics include how to apply for, manage and use fellowships, how to be successful and top tips. Lunch will be provided.

This event is organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (http://edpc.eng.cam.ac.uk/) and is open to all postdocs and any PhD students nearing completion and thinking about applying for such fellowships.

Please register to confirm your booking for catering purposes: the event will be limited to the first 50 that sign up.

Mon 19
RDC Information Skills 1B Searching the Literature: Finishing Your Search [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This session will develop skills that will help you with your literature search. From a foundation of knowing how to search for academic sources, you will learn about what to do if your search isn’t working out well, when you can stop searching and how to quickly get information from the sources you find. The following topics will be covered:

  • Troubleshooting your search
  • Knowing when to stop searching
  • Using a reference manager
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Critical reading

If you haven’t done a literature search before or would like a refresher, you might consider taking Information Skills 1A instead, which covers how to search for sources using academic databases.

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.

Tue 20
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 23
First Time Author? What you need to know [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

Are you a first time author in Engineering? Learn about what's expected of you in terms of Open Access requirements, copyright agreements and having an impact.

Note: This session will focus primarily on what you need to do once your paper is accepted for publication, so for questions about where to publish and how to get published, you may be better off attending a different session.

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
RDC Information Skills 3: Managing Information and Data new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

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.