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Tuesday 30 April

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 09:30 - 10:10 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.

10:15
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 10:15 - 10:55 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.

11:00
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 11:00 - 11:40 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.

11:45
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 11:45 - 12:25 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.

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

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, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

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

Tuesday 7 May

14:00
Designing Conference Posters (Engineering) new (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

An RDC session for first year PhD students (Division D)

This session will look at key design principles and useful resources for creating a visually appealing conference poster that will stand out from the crowd, engage your audience and tell your story. With real-life examples, you can learn what to do and what not to do when making your conference posters.

Wednesday 8 May

13:00
Engineering UG: Referencing for beginners new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Making sure you reference the works of others in your academic writing is an important skill to master early, as it becomes second nature it allows you to focus on your reading and writing. This session will focus on:

  • What plagiarism is
  • What referencing is
  • What information is needed for citations and bibliographies
  • How to reference in APA, Harvard and IEEE
  • And where to go for help

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Thursday 9 May

11:00
Engineering FIBE CDT: Managing Information and Data new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

This session will help you understand the ethics and practicalities of managing information and data throughout PhDs and research projects. Whether you are creating your own data through experimental research or reusing data from other sources, we'll tell you what you should think about in order to manage, use and share data responsibly.

All slides and notes will be available on the RDC Information Skills Moodle site.

Friday 10 May

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 14

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Monday 13 May

14:15
Engineering Div A Fluid Dynamics RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research Finished 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, Inglis Meeting Room

This session will introduce you to communicating and sharing your research in the context of academic publication and wider society, considering publishing, peer review, open research, intellectual property and having an impact outside of academia.

Tuesday 14 May

14:15
Writing Your First Year Report (Engineering) Finished 14:15 - 16:15 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

Aimed at 1st year PhD students this course is designed to get you thinking and working effectively on your end of first year report. How do you start? What’s expected? How do you make it work for you? These and many other important questions, hints and tips will be addressed in this session.

15:00
Engineering Div D RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research Finished 15:00 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

This session will introduce you to communicating and sharing your research in the context of academic publication and wider society, considering publishing, peer review, open research, intellectual property and having an impact outside of academia.

Wednesday 15 May

13:00
Engineering UG: Report Writing Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room 18

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

If you are in need of some guidance on how to create an Engineering Report, this may be for you. This session will focus on:

  • Identify key characteristics
  • Understand structure
  • Guidance on writing style
  • Using tables and figures effectively
  • Editing with an eye for improvement

You do not need to bring anything with you to the class as everything will be supplied.

Thursday 16 May

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 18

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Designing and delivering a presentation or poster is not always something that people are comfortable with. This class will take you through the process from beginning to end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Slide design
  • Remembering what to say
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Presenting a good image of yourself
  • Dealing with disaster and questions

There is also the option to arrange a session practice your presentation in the future. You do not have to prepare for this session, but we will be tailoring it to the needs of the class, so you will be asked about your experiences and upcoming presenting engagements.

Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

Friday 17 May

11:00
Engineering Div E RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

This session will introduce you to communicating and sharing your research in the context of academic publication and wider society, considering publishing, peer review, open research, intellectual property and having an impact outside of academia.

14:00
Engineering FIBE CDT: Critical Reading new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

Explore strategies for structural and active reading and how to take notes effectively

Tuesday 21 May

14:00
Designing Conference Posters (Engineering) new (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

An RDC session for first year PhD students (Division D)

This session will look at key design principles and useful resources for creating a visually appealing conference poster that will stand out from the crowd, engage your audience and tell your story. With real-life examples, you can learn what to do and what not to do when making your conference posters.

Wednesday 22 May

12:00
The basics of graphic design for engineering researchers - An illustrated talk by Steve Caplin new Finished 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 1

This workshop will cover the importance of graphic design, both in general and with reference to presentations and research posters for conferences and display.

13:15
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Time Management & Prioritisation Finished 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage your time and your project during your 4th year project. Topics covered will include time management tips, advice on prioritisation, tools for project management and an introduction to monotasking.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

Tuesday 28 May

13:15
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Literature Search Finished 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at ways to manage a literature search for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include reading tips, how to get the most out of a database and reference management software advice.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.

14:00
Engineering Div B RDC Information Skills: Communicating and Sharing your Research Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

How do we build up knowledge in Engineering? What is your PhD contributing to? This session will introduce you to where your PhD fits in the context of academic publishing and wider society, considering academic integrity, peer review, open research and having an impact outside of academia. The following topics will be covered:

  • Placing the First Year Report and PhD in the context of the academic landscape
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Academic publishing and peer review
  • Metrics and Open Research
  • Impact
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Your online academic identity

A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

Wednesday 29 May

13:15
Engineering UG: Planning Your 4th Year Project - Ethics & data management CANCELLED 13:15 - 13:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

This session will look at the importance of research ethics and good data management for your 4th year project. Topics covered will include departmental guidance on research ethics, advice on good data management and the importance of disaster planning.

With some mention of the electronic resources available to you over the long vacation and on support provided by the Department of Engineering Library.

You may find it useful to bring your own laptop.