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Innovation; a commercial perspective new Wed 29 Apr 2015   09:30 Finished

A one-day workshop to introduce and practice skills needed for innovative working relationships with business. This is a workshop full of discussion and activity around the practical implementation of the following:

The learning aims are.

  • An insight into UK plc expectations following the 2012 Wilson report
  • Project management skills that turn an idea into a reality
  • Technical skills that test scientific and commercial project viability
  • Behavioural skills that build and maintain relationships

Participants will learn about:

  • The changing landscape of UK and European funding
  • The UK’s drive towards business – academic collaborations
  • Expectations from industry. Differences and similarities to academia
  • How to manage academic – business differences
  • Core project management techniques including: Project Initiation documents; Impact measurement; Risk management; Project tracking and reporting
  • Effective working in complex teams including: Creating team buy in; Managing and sharing your knowledge; Communications skills
Innovation and Enterprise - a commercial perspective new Mon 11 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

Provides an understanding of the UK and European landscape for researchers in the context of future careers and collaborations with industry. Also valuable for academics looking for a career move into industry. Provides an insight into what innovation really means and introduces the practical project management tools to implement innovative projects.

Managing Professional Relationships Fri 18 Mar 2016   14:00 Finished

There are some key working relationships that require development and management throughout the course of a Ph.D. If this is discussed and understood at the earliest opportunity students can be proactive in managing such relationships, enhance transferable skills and have a better research experience.

Managing Your Final Year and Preparing to Move On new Mon 23 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

Your final year is an exciting, yet unsettling time. You need to finish experiments, start to write your thesis and begin to think about the next chapter of your career. This two-day linked workshop is designed to help you make sense of the year ahead.

You will be given practical tips on planning your final year, as well as discuss the administration of your final year, writing your thesis and preparation for your viva. In addition, you will explore the career opportunities that are best suited to you, by thinking about your expertise, suitability and personal values. Finally, you will get the chance to review your C.V and experience the interview process.

Poster & Image Competitions: Image Competition Wed 18 Mar 2015   13:00 Finished

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best photograph or image from your research. Full rules and regulations are available online. You do not need to book a place for this aspect of the competition, just submit your image as described in the rules and regulations.

Poster & Image Competitions: Impact Poster Competition Wed 18 Mar 2015   13:00 Finished

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best poster concisely conveying a single message to the general public. You must book a place to ensure that your work is accepted.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best research poster, live dialogue and communicating your own research to the general public. You must book a place to ensure that your work is accepted.

Presentation and Performance Training Workshop Wed 27 May 2015   09:30 Finished

Clear, effective and professional communication skills are absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. While students are taught the essentials of how to research, less emphasis is placed on how to present their work either in the lecture hall, in the seminar room or even the viva. This course is unique in that it fuses academic skills with acting training.

This course has been designed to help graduates students and ECRs to develop their understanding of available tools and techniques which can aid with problem solving and innovation in a research-intensive environment.

Professional Relationships (for 1st year PhD students) Thu 20 Nov 2014   09:30 Finished

An introductory workshop for 1st year PhD students to explore the working relationships you will encounter during your PhD with emphasis on how to work well with your supervisor.

Profile-Raising and Networking new Mon 11 May 2020   10:00 CANCELLED

This whole day session is designed to help researchers develop strategies for making networking part of a successful career, whether inside or outside of research. It focuses on thinking about all of the researchers' working life as a route to networking, rather than being a course about "personal impact" in conference coffee breaks.

Public Engagement and Animal Research Tue 10 May 2016   13:15 Finished

This workshop, led by Understanding Animal Research, outlines the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research and provides advice and practical information on how best to talk about the use of animals in your research.

Public Speaking; presentation and performance Tue 8 Dec 2015   10:20 Finished

Academics can make as much of an impact from what they say as what they write whether it be through teaching, conferences or job presentations. Working with a trained actor and an academic, this workshop will take participants through the process of how to write and deliver a speech.

In the first session you will cover how to structure a speech, the use of appropriate language and imagery, audio-visual aids and how to master the Q&A.

In the second session, we will focus on your performance. Drawing on acting techniques, participants will discover how to improve their diction, resonance, range and articulation as well as relaxation and breathing techniques to calm nerves.

This workshop is designed for PhDs and Postdocs at any stage of their academic career.

Research Data Management Wed 14 Sep 2016   10:30 Finished

Come over to our introductory workshop to research data management and learn how not to get lost in our own research data (and how not to lose your data!).

The workshop will cover the following aspects of research data management:

• Data storage and backup;

• Data organisation;

• Strategies for file exchange with collaborators;

• Sharing research data;

• How to create data management plans.

The workshop is open to all students and postdocs, and refreshments will be provided.

About the trainer:

The course trainer is managing the Research Data Services in Cambridge (http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/open-data-team) and was a PhD student in life sciences at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge.

This new half-day workshop has been designed to explore the ideas and techniques of the new discipline of Design Thinking as applied by companies such as IDEO www.ideo.com and the D-School at Stanford University in California www.dschool.stanford.edu

In this half-day course we will explore new ways to project manage that are personally authentic, quick and motivational. We won’t do GANTT charts (they have their place!) but we will look at daily habits such as setting iterative goals and having purpose and vision. We’ll also explore individual and collaborative 'modeling' techniques that allow a more creative and responsive approach to the complexities of our research projects (and their communication). Finally we will look at how creative companies use techniques such as 'prototyping' to test through activity rather than just thinking.

This course is for you if you want to understand how to design your projects to reflect your personality and the complexity and creativity involved in their design, implementation and outcomes.

You are encouraged to attend with an open mind 'beginners mind' and a willingness to discuss real issues and problems that would benefit from a creative solution. You will be encouraged to compete a short action plan to focus on next steps in the design, prototype and feedback process.

RSVP: wRiting, Submitting, Viva, emPloyment Fri 12 Dec 2014   09:30 Finished

How to succeed in your PhD! A one day course which prepares final year PhD students for finishing the writing up, surviving the viva and moving on into postdoc or other employment. All research students in the Graduate School of Life Sciences are expected to attend this highly-recommended course at some point in their final year.

Scientific Writing (lecture) Mon 17 Nov 2014   14:30 Finished

A crash course in what you need to know about scientific writing. This lecture is aimed at those writing scientific papers, but many of the principles apply equally to writing a doctoral dissertation. The examples given are mostly in the area of of Biochemistry research, but applicable to many others.

Shooting Your Research Video Fri 22 Apr 2016   09:15 Finished

Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan and shoot high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

Shooting Your Research Video new Wed 30 Sep 2015   09:15 Finished

Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan and shoot high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

Skills To Get You Started Fri 31 Oct 2014   14:15 Finished

A 2 hour event for new PhD students to begin developing the skills and knowledge that will be an essential part of their PhD in the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

This course is organized by the Software Carpentry Project. Python will be used to explore program design, but we aim to cover principles that are applicable to other programming languages, so if you are an R or Matlab user you can also learn something useful. The course will include sessions covering command line UNIX, Version control with Git and programming, testing and debugging in Python.

Applicants for this course are required to complete the survey that can be found here. Applicants will be accepted on condition that their background and motivation fit the course content.

Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

The Art of Negotiation and Influence (GSLS) Tue 9 Jul 2019   09:00 Finished

A one day master class in communication from an external trainer who has previously been employed as a hostage negotiator and detective in the Metropolitan Police Force. Participants will gain a practical insight into how professional communicators communicate, and how it can be applied in everyday life.

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Know how to persuade and influence effectively
  • Understand how to have greater impact when communicating
  • Have practiced the fundamental tools of professional communicators

Topics:

  • Levels of communication
  • Trust
  • Stages of active listening
  • Non-judgmental language
  • Achieving win/win
  • Building rapport
  • Do's and don'ts
The Engaged Researcher: Animate your research new Mon 18 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

This course will give you an introduction to visual tools to make your research more accessible and engaging. It is all about breaking down barriers and to empower researchers and professional staff to engage well. This is often about finding a visual link for complex content. This session is going to be delivered by Dr ALina Loth, a Public Engagement professional and Illustrator (http://www.engagedart.uk/)

This short course covers the what, why and how of public engagement and communication. The course is for research staff and PhD students who want to gain the skills and confidence required to plan and deliver an impactful public engagement project.

This short course covers the what, why and how of public engagement and communication. The course is for research staff and PhD students who want to gain the skills and confidence required to plan and deliver an impactful public engagement project.

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