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Department of Engineering's Training Programme 2018-2019

Programme of events provided by Department of Engineering
(Mon 8 Oct 2018 - Wed 3 Jul 2019)

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Mon 8 Oct 2018 – Tue 30 Oct 2018

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Monday 8 October 2018

11:00
Graphene Technology - Critical appraisal and reference managing Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

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

Thursday 11 October 2018

11:00
Engineering Div D FIBE: An Introduction to Library Research Support Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

Introduction to the support and resources available to Div D FIBE MRes and CDT students at Cambridge, including where to search, how to manage references and making sense of Cambridge libraries.

Friday 12 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Writing Your 4th Year Project - Project & Time Management Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

14:30
Engineering GTA4 CDT: Searching and Reviewing the Literature Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Whittle Laboratory, Large Seminar Room

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you develop your literature review. In this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

Monday 15 October 2018

14:45
Engineering Div F RDC Information Skills: Searching the Literature Finished 14:45 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar 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.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Writing Your 4th Year Project - Literature Search Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Library

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.

Thursday 18 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Writing Your 4th Year Project - Ethics & data management Finished 13:00 - 13:30 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.

Friday 19 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new Finished 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

Monday 22 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new Finished 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

Wednesday 24 October 2018

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.

13:30
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.

14:15
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.

15:45
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.

Thursday 25 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Presentations - Planning and presenting your work new Finished 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

16:00
Engineering Div D RDC: Reviewing the Literature Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" [link], in this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

  • The key aims of a literature review
  • Critical reading
  • Note taking
  • Reference managers
  • Structuring your review
  • Knowing when you can stop searching

Friday 26 October 2018

11:00
Engineering Div E RDC: Reviewing the Literature Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 1

This interactive, in-person session aims to help you develop your literature review. Alongside learning how to find academic sources from the online course "Learning to Search" [link], in this session you will find out how to transform your sources into a coherent argument and cover:

  • The key aims of a literature review
  • Critical reading
  • Note taking
  • Reference managers
  • Structuring your review
  • Knowing when you can stop searching
14:00
Engineering GTA4 CDT: Managing Information and Data new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Whittle Laboratory, Large 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.

Monday 29 October 2018

13:00
Engineering UG: Designing and presenting your poster new Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Library

A CaRS session for undergraduates.

Creating a poster can be a tricky balancing act of what to include and how to present it. This class will take you through the process from beginning to the end and look at:

  • Deciding on content and structure
  • Design basics
  • Editing your poster
  • Presenting with your poster

Tuesday 30 October 2018

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.

13:30
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.

14:15
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.

15:45
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.