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Wednesday 9 October

10:00
Finding what you need and managing your data (Engineering Graphene Technology CDT) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, Cambridge Graphene Centre Seminar Room

A 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.

12:30
Welcome and introductions (Engineering RDC Division D) new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Seminar Room (1-33)

RDC sessions play a crucial role in helping graduate students develop the skills they need to successfully complete their PhD and prepare them for their future careers. These sessions are a vital opportunity for students to learn about the research of others in related fields and thus gain an awareness of the activities in their own research group and the wider Department. They also play a critical role in improving the students’ ability to write and present their research in English which is essential to success at their first year assessment.

All first year students in Div D are expected to participate in all sessions, unless they are attending an RDC run by another division in agreement with their supervisor. Attendance for each session will be logged and recorded as part of students’ individual training records

Thursday 10 October

11:00
Finding what you need (Engineering ESD Mphil) Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3A

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.

Monday 14 October

13:00
Literature Review for 4th year projects (Engineering) new Finished 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.

14:30
Getting to know you (Engineering RDC Division B) new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

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15:00
Welcome and introduction (Engineering RDC Division F) new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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Tuesday 15 October

10:00
Finding what you need (Engineering Energy Technology/Nuclear Energy Mphil) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 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.

Thursday 17 October

13:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering) Finished 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.

Friday 18 October

10:00
Finding what you need and managing your data (Engineering Future power and propulsion CDT) new Finished 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.

14:15
Welcome and introduction (Engineering RDC Division A: Fluids) new Finished 14:15 - 15:15 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

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

Monday 21 October

14:00
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division D) Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Conference Room (2-54)

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.

14:30
All about conferences (Engineering RDC Division B) new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

A guide to conferences and giving presentations: What to expect at a conference, how to plan your trip (including risk assessment, insurance), how to present a great talk or poster.

Tuesday 22 October

13:00
Poster Design (Engineering) Finished 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
15:00
RDC Introduction (Engineering RDC Division C) new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

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Wednesday 23 October

11:00
Being an ethical researcher (Engineering ISMM Mphil) new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Lecture Room 1

A session for ISMM MPhil students in the 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.

13:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 13:30 - 14:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

14:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 14:15 - 14:55 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 15:00 - 15:40 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

15:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 15:45 - 16:25 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

16:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 16:30 - 17:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A 40min discussion with Sue Jackson, to discover which researcher development activities would be best for you whilst at the University of Cambridge.

Thursday 24 October

11:00
Engaging with your reading (Engineering ESD Mphil) Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

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.

Friday 25 October

11:00
Finding what you need (Engineering RDC Division E) new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar 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.

14:00
Q&A session on using the division's research computing facilities (Engineering RDC Division F) new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

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Monday 28 October

13:00
Presentation Skills (Engineering) Finished 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.

14:30
Outreach 1 (Engineering RDC Division B) new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

We are trying to recruit more CUED undergraduates to study electrical engineering in their 3rd and 4th years! So, we are planning an outreach activity to enthuse 2nd year undergraduates about electrical engineering. The outreach activity will take place in Lent term and complement the “options” talks given to the 2nd year undergraduates.

15:00
Finding what you need (Engineering MLMI MPhil) new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

A training session for MLMI 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 are available via http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/engineering/training.