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Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division C) new Tue 12 Nov 2019   15:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division C), Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division D) Mon 21 Oct 2019   14:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division D) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

This session will take place in the Civil Engineering Building.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division E) new Fri 25 Oct 2019   11:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division E) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division F) new Fri 8 Nov 2019   14:00 Finished

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division F) in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy
  • Search methods
  • Where to search
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering) Tue 24 Mar 2020   14:00 CANCELLED


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
First Time Author? What you need to know Fri 23 Feb 2018   13:00 Finished

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.

Please note the venue is Holger's office, Room BE2-03.

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Getting to know you (Engineering RDC Division B) new Mon 14 Oct 2019   14:30 Finished

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

How to be an Effective Researcher Wed 16 Jan 2019   10:00 Finished


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
How to be an effective researcher (Engineering RDC) Wed 15 Jan 2020   10:00 Finished

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

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

How to publish a paper (Engineering Research Skills) new Wed 26 Feb 2020   16:00 Finished

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.

How to publish with IEEE new Thu 14 May 2015   14:00 Finished

An overview of publishing with the IEEE which sets out the process for having papers approved, so can be really helpful for publishing generally. Topics covered:

  • Overview of IEEE, technology areas and quality of content
  • Activity of publishing by authors affiliated to the University
  • Publishing choices with IEEE
  • Choosing an audience
  • Paper structure
  • Ethics
  • Where to publish - options
  • Open Access options
  • Impact factor
  • Preparing the manuscript, submission process, and peer review
  • Tools available to support publishing
  • Tips
  • Key contacts and support

Please note the venue is Holger's office, Room BE2-03.

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Introduction to the "Pecha Kucha Challenge" new Mon 29 Jan 2018   13:00 Finished

For PhD students interested in presenting their research topics in the Department of Engineering's two Science Festival events this year which will be on the dates below:

Pecha Kucha Challenge March 17th Saturday, 12-2pm, main site. March 24th Saturday, 2-4.00pm, IfM.

In this event, postgraduate students enrolled for a PhD in Engineering will take on the challenge of sharing their research with a science festival audience in just 6min 40 sec, using the Pecha Kucha technique which involves presenting using 20 slides, each showing for just 20 sec.

Participants on previous events commented:

"Speaking dynamically during 6m40s is a great experience. Translating complex concepts to a general public helped me to access my research through a more tangible perspective. I definitely learnt a lot during this project."

"The exercise of communicating my research to a non-technical audience was a very useful one to undergo. It forced me to think differently about my research, and that experience has helped me to do a better job of presenting in a technical setting as well."

IP and commercialisation (Engineering RDC Division E) new Fri 29 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

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The university is about to start a six month trial of Knovel, an online service for discovering reference information, interactive content and properties data for engineers and scientists. This session will be hosted by Jason De Boer from Elsevier, who will give an overview of the trial, provide a live demonstration of Knovel to show how it can support your teaching, coursework and research, and answer any questions you may have.

Feedback from students at the Department of Engineering:

"Just tried using the website and found it to be very useful. I instantly found a resource that I was looking for (but didn’t find online) yesterday about Sampling Theory. I could have found this information in a physical book, but as a quick reference for things that do not justify making a trip to a specific library this is great." [Undergraduate]
"I had a look on Knovel, and was quickly able to find exactly what I was looking for." [Undergraduate]
"I [...] think the Data Search in Knovel will be very useful [...] In general, I'd be interested to use Knovel (or similar database) more as part of my workflow [...] I think it could be quite useful in undergraduate teaching in project courses, or in student teams like CUER, Formula Student, and Eco-House." [Postgraduate]

Access to this resource is provided for six months with funding from ebooks@cambridge and the Department of Engineering Library.

Library drop-in: Designing conference posters new Thu 1 Sep 2016   12:00 Finished

We’ll cover principles, techniques and tools for planning, designing and creating a conference poster. We’ll also look at some examples and critiques. Feel free to bring along your own examples – finished or in progress – for feedback.

Library drop-in: Introduction to reference managers new Thu 15 Sep 2016   12:00 Finished

An overview of reference management tools. How you can use them to efficiently record, organise and annotate the sources you find, and use them to quickly add citations and generate bibliographies in your work.

Literature Review for 4th year projects (Engineering) new Mon 14 Oct 2019   13:00 Finished

A session for Part IIB undergraduates in the Department of Engineering.

As part of your 4th Year Project, you will be expected to do a literature review surrounding your projects topic. This session will explain what a literature review is and how to do one, looking at how to decide what you should be looking for, where to look for it, how to read it and how to take useful notes. This is a lot to cover in an hour so if you have any follow up question check our Information Skills page on the website and get in touch library@eng.cam.ac.uk.

A 'Literature Search' is the act of searching databases and the internet effectively to find key literature on your research topic. A 'Literature Review' is the reading and reviewing of a subject in the form of a written piece of work. This online resource will help you work through the process of literature searching and reviewing.

http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/engineering/literature-search

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