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March 2019

Tue 5
Good Practice in Research: Authorship and Publication new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

Have you ever faced any issues related to authorship within your research group or making a submission to a journal?

Publishing research, and getting fair credit for publishing, can lead to difficulties and pitfalls (especially if you’re unsure about how to best manage various aspects of the process).

Using case studies and group discussion, this course will explore best practice in authorship and publication from deciding how authorship of a paper is decided to managing the challenges that can arise when working with publishers or editors. Discussions will include ‘grey areas’, common issues and pitfalls, and you will be given the opportunity to share your experiences and perspectives.

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

Tue 12
Postdocs: Pensions Explained new [Places] 12:30 - 14:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

In this session, you will learn about:

  • The State Pension system in the UK
  • Private Pensions in the UK
  • The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

The session will be delivered by Head of Pensions at the University of Cambridge, and there will be ample opportunity for asking questions.

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

Wed 20
Getting Connected - Induction for Postdocs [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A must-attend morning with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about: o Your contract o Professional development & the careers service o Accommodation (including how to apply for accommodation at the new North West Cambridge development) o The postdoc community at Cambridge

and have ample opportunity to meet other postdocs and network.

If you do not have a CHRIS ID, please book by sending an email to courses.opda@admin.cam.ac.uk stating your full name and Research Institute affiliation. Please use the subject line 'Getting Connected - booking 20th March 2019'.

Tue 26
Making a Bigger Impact with Public Engagement new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre @ Mill Lane, Seminar Room

We’ll be looking at the what, why and how of public engagement and introducing researchers to some of the ways to plan an effective public engagement project.

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

Thu 28
Postdocs: Knowing Your Audience, Telling Stories and Why This Matters new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus, Newman Library

People love stories. They entertain, they help us to remember. This short interactive session is aimed at researchers looking to improve the effectiveness of their communication. It will introduce the importance of working out who your audience is and what they want to know. It will also explore how storytelling is as relevant to research communication as it is to fairy tales. We all have to communicate our research and ideas, why not do it through stories?

The session will be delivered by the Academic Director for STEM, Institute of Continuing Education.

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

May 2019

Thu 2
Postdocs: Media Taster new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus, Newman Library

Learn how to sell your research to the media. You will pick up some tips on best media practice and how to spark interest in your specialism.

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