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Department of Engineering's Training Programme 2017-2018

Programme of events provided by Department of Engineering
(Tue 26 Sep 2017 - Wed 4 Jul 2018)

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Thu 26 Oct 2017 – Thu 2 Nov 2017

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Thursday 26 October 2017

09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 09:30 - 10:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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

13:00
Engineering: Report Writing Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

There will be a pre-course questionnaire and you will find it helpful to bring along a previously written report Please email any questions to cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk

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

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

14:00
Energy Group RDC Information Skills 1A: Searching the Literature - Starting Your Search Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson West Meeting Room

This session will help prepare you to begin your first literature review for your PhD. You will learn how to search for sources in your discipline, how to save your references and how to stay up to date. The following topics will be covered:

  • Literature searching
  • Strategies for finding what you need
  • Tools you can use
  • Techniques to help you search
  • Staying up to date with advances in your discipline
  • Using a reference manager to keep track of what you find

If you are already comfortable with these, you might consider taking Information Skills 1B instead, which covers troubleshooting searches when you get stuck, knowing when to stop searching, notetaking and critical reading.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

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

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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

15:30
Searching the Literature - Starting Your Search Finished 15:30 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

This session will help prepare you for searching the literature in Cambridge. You will learn how to search for sources in your discipline, how to save your references and how to stay up to date. The following topics will be covered:

  • Literature searching
  • Strategies for finding what you need
  • Tools you can use
  • Techniques to help you search
  • Staying up to date with advances in your discipline
  • Using a reference manager to keep track of what you find

If you are already comfortable with these, you might consider taking Information Skills 1B instead, which covers troubleshooting searches when you get stuck, knowing when to stop searching, notetaking and critical reading.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

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

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

Friday 27 October 2017

11:00
DIV E RDC Information Skills 1B Searching the Literature: Finishing Your Search Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 2

This session will develop skills that will help you with your first literature review of your PhD. From a foundation of knowing how to search for academic sources, you will learn about what to do if your search isn’t working out well, when you can stop searching and how to quickly get information from the sources you find. The following topics will be covered:

  • Troubleshooting your search
  • Knowing when to stop searching
  • Using a reference manager
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Critical reading

If you haven’t done a literature search before or would like a refresher, you might consider taking Information Skills 1A instead, which covers how to search for sources using academic databases.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

13:00
Engineering: Referencing "And then they said..." new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This workshop will help you understand the purpose of referencing and how to do it easily. By the end of the hour you will be able to:

  • Understand why we reference
  • Recognise what information makes up a reference
  • Know how to incorporate references into your work
  • Know about difference referencing styles

This is a beginner's class but can be used to refresh your memory on basic referencing

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

14:15
Fluid Dynamics RDC Information Skills 2: Communicating and Sharing your Research Finished 14:15 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 18

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

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

15:00
Engineering: Document Preparation using LaTeX Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3A

An introduction to LaTeX's concepts and related learning material. Further information available at http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/talks/latexintro.html

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Tim Love, tl136@cam.ac.uk.

Monday 30 October 2017

13:00
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

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

Tuesday 31 October 2017

09:00
FIBE CDT - Designing Conference Posters Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

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09:30
Planning your Personal Skills Development new Finished 09:30 - 10:10 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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, Office Floor Meeting Room

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

13:00
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

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

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

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

Wednesday 1 November 2017

13:00
Engineering: Planning and presenting your work (One to one) new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Come along to a one to one session where we will talk you through the process of designing and performing a presentation of your work.

We will ask you to book a follow up session where you present something to us in a safe space using the tips and techniques discussed in the one to one and we will offer feedback.

These sessions are tailored to you and we will cover the issues that are most important to you. Come with all of your questions.

By the end of the sessions you will be more confidant on:

  • Structuring your presentation clearly and sensibly
  • How to design useful slides
  • How to give a good performance

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

Thursday 2 November 2017

15:00
DIV C RDC Information Skills 1A: Searching the Literature - Starting Your Search Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will help prepare you to begin your first literature review for your PhD. You will learn how to search for sources in your discipline, how to save your references and how to stay up to date. The following topics will be covered:

  • Literature searching
  • Strategies for finding what you need
  • Tools you can use
  • Techniques to help you search
  • Staying up to date with advances in your discipline
  • Using a reference manager to keep track of what you find

If you are already comfortable with these, you might consider taking Information Skills 1B instead, which covers troubleshooting searches when you get stuck, knowing when to stop searching, notetaking and critical reading.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

15:30
Searching the Literature - Finishing Your Search Finished 15:30 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Teaching Room

This session will develop skills that will help you with your first literature review of your PhD. From a foundation of knowing how to search for academic sources, you will learn about what to do if your search isn’t working out well, when you can stop searching and how to quickly get information from the sources you find. The following topics will be covered:

  • Troubleshooting your search
  • Knowing when to stop searching
  • Using a reference manager
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Critical reading

If you haven’t done a literature search before or would like a refresher, you might consider taking Information Skills 1A instead, which covers how to search for sources using academic databases.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.