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October 2019

Wed 9
Finding what you need and managing your data (Engineering Graphene Technology CDT) new Not bookable 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A training session for Graphene Technology CDT students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. Find out why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy and methods
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references
  • Creating vs reusing data
  • Storage, organisation and version control
  • Sharing your data.

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

This event will take place in the Cambridge Graphene Centre Seminar Room

Thu 10
Finding what you need (Engineering ESD Mphil) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A training session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students 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.

Participants should have attempted a keyword search in a database of their choice (e.g. iDiscover, Google Scholar etc.) and made a note of their results, and any thoughts/problems they encountered.

Mon 14
Literature Review for 4th year projects (Engineering) new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 0

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.

Tue 15
Finding what you need (Engineering Energy Technology/Nuclear Energy Mphil) new Not bookable 09:30 - 10:30 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson MPhil Centre

A training session for Energy Tech / Nuclear Energy MPhil students 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.

Thu 17
Presentation Skills (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A session for undergraduates in the Department of Engineering.

Learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.

Fri 18
Finding what you need and managing your data (Engineering Future power and propulsion CDT) new Not bookable 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

A training session for CDT Future Power and Propulsion students in the Department of Engineering.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. Find out why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy and methods
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references
  • Creating vs reusing data
  • Storage, organisation and version control
  • Sharing your data.

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

Participants should have attempted a keyword search in a database of their choice (e.g. iDiscover, Google Scholar etc.) and made a note of their results, and any thoughts/problems they encountered. They should look at the Data Management Guide website (https://www.data.cam.ac.uk/data-management-guide).

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division F) new Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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.

Mon 21
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division D) Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

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.

Tue 22
Poster Design (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A session for undergraduates in the Department of Engineering.

Find out how to create effective posters to illustrate your research.

This session will cover:

  • Design basics
  • Readability and layout
  • Planning and editing your poster
  • Presenting with your poster
Thu 24
Engaging with your reading (Engineering ESD Mphil) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.

Explore strategies to help you get the most out of your academic reading.

This session will cover:

  • Reading academic works
  • Pre-reading
  • Structural reading strategies
  • Active reading
  • Note-taking

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

Fri 25
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division E) new Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Lecture Room 1

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.

Mon 28
Presentation Skills (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

A session for Undergraduate students at the Department of Engineering.

This session will develop skills that will help you to learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.

November 2019

Mon 4
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division B) new Not bookable 14:30 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division B), 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.

Tue 5
Referencing (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A session for Undergraduate students at the Department of Engineering.

Understand the importance of academic referencing and learn how to use different referencing styles in your work.

A finding what you need session for FIBE CDT students (DIV D)

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.

Thu 7
Writing skills (Engineering ESD Mphil) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

A Writing skills training session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students.

The session will cover: How to plan, structure and edit your academic writing for reports, dissertations and papers

Fri 8
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division A - Energy) Not bookable 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division A - Energy)

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.

Mon 11
Writing for reports (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

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.

Tue 12
Referencing (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

Understand the importance of academic referencing and learn how to use different referencing styles in your work.

Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division C) new Not bookable 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

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.

Wed 20
Writing for reports (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

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.

Mon 25
Writing for reports (Engineering) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

A session for Undergraduate students in the Department of Engineering.

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.

Being an ethical researcher (Engineering RDC Division D) Not bookable 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

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

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.

January 2020

Fri 17
Managing your data (Engineering RDC Division E) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

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

Learn how and why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan. The session will cover: What data are you using?, Creating vs reusing data, Storage, organisation and version control, Data safety and backing up, Sharing your data. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

Managing your data (Engineering RDC Division F) Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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

Learn how and why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan. The session will cover: What data are you using?, Creating vs reusing data, Storage, organisation and version control, Data safety and backing up, Sharing your data. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.