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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.

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Mon 27 Nov 2017 14:45 [Places]
Effective Researcher Wed 17 Jan 2018   09:30 [Places]

This interactive and intensive one-day course, based on the programme developed by Vitae, is intended for PhD students in their first year. You will look at practical ways to increase your effectiveness and meet the challenges of your PhD. The programme covers:

  • Looking at your PhD as a project
  • Working with other people
  • Managing your relationship with your supervisor

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

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Thu 1 Feb 2018 13:00 [Full]
Tue 20 Feb 2018 13:00 [Places]
Wed 28 Feb 2018 13:00 [Places]
Thu 26 Apr 2018 13:00 [Places]
Mon 7 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Tue 15 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Wed 23 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Fri 25 May 2018 13:00 [Full]

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.

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Mon 4 Jun 2018 13:00 [Places]
Thu 7 Jun 2018 13:00 [Places]
Tue 12 Jun 2018 13:00 [Places]

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

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Wed 14 Feb 2018 13:00 [Places]
Wed 9 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Thu 17 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Engineering: Report Writing Wed 7 Feb 2018   13:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Tue 13 Feb 2018 13:00 [Places]
Fri 11 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Tue 22 May 2018 13:00 [Places]
Postdoc Mentoring Training (Main Site) new Wed 24 Jan 2018   13:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Thu 1 Feb 2018 13:00 [Places]