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

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RDC Introduction (Engineering RDC Division C) new Tue 22 Oct 2019   15:00 Finished

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REF and Ready new Wed 20 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

Intimidated by Open Access publishing? Frightened by funder requirements? Reticent about REF? Worried about author accepted manuscripts? It’s okay, we’ll show you how to ensure your research outputs are REF-ready! We will also live demo Symplectic Elements and provide troubleshooting advice. Best suited for: All engineering researchers and those administrative staff who are involved in using Symplectic Elements.

Referencing (Engineering) Wed 13 May 2020   13:00 CANCELLED

A referencing 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.

Have you ever upset/ or been upset by someone and been left wondering why? Culture and background influences both how we behave and communicate. This session will help you to understand why people of different nationalities behave as they do, as well as increasing your own self awareness.

Research Support Showcase new Wed 5 Feb 2020   12:00 Finished

The Research Support Showcase is a unique event, bringing together research support teams from across the University.

So do you:- Need funding for your research idea Want new ways to disseminate your research and reach new audiences Want to commercialise your research or expertise Want to know how the Engineering Research Office can support you and your research group Want help getting your ideas from the ‘drawing board’ into reality Have queries about any of the University research systems such as Symplectic elements, Apollo

Then come along to the Research Support Showcase at the Electrical Engineering Café where experts can help you with all of this and more. In as little as 10 minutes you could have all of your research support queries answered. In one place we have teams from Research grants, Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge University Libraries and from Engineering we have the Research Office, Marketing and Comms, and Workshops all ready to help you move your research to the next stage.

The Research Support Showcase will be at the Electrical Engineering Café on Wednesday February 5th, we are open for 2 hours from 12-2pm and you can drop in at any point. This event is open to researchers, administrators and postgraduate students. Lunch will be provided

We look forward to seeing you there and finding out more about your research!

Scientific writing (Engineering RDC Division A: Energy) new Fri 29 May 2020   14:15 Not bookable

Session run by Cambridge Enterprise

Reflect on your research experience, relationship with your supervisor and effective working practices.

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division B) Mon 18 May 2020   14:30 CANCELLED

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division C) Tue 19 May 2020   15:00 CANCELLED

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division D) Tue 12 May 2020   14:30 CANCELLED

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

This session will take place in the Civil Engineering building.

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division E) Fri 1 May 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

Sharing your research (Engineering RDC Division F) Fri 24 Apr 2020   14:00 CANCELLED

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

Explore different ways to share your research outputs with the wider world, including publishing, Open Access, and engaging with different audiences.

Social media for Research (Engineering RDC Division F) new Fri 14 Feb 2020   14:00 Finished

Ferenc Huszár (formerly a PhD student at CBL, now ML research at Twitter in London) will be leading an informal session/debate on social media for research. Ferenc has extensive experience in blogging (https://www.inference.vc) and using twitter to address the ML community. Come with questions!

Student presentations (Engineering RDC Division C) new Tue 19 Nov 2019   15:00 Finished

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Symplectic Refresher Training new Mon 7 Sep 2015   11:00 Finished

Symplectic Elements is the University's research information management system and feeds the Department's publications lists.

This refresher session covers keeping profiles up to date; managing and adding publication information; and refining the search terms to match publications and other activity with your account.

Delivered by Juergen Wastl of the University's Research Information team.

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

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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

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A training session for Engineering for Energy Tech/Nuclear Energy MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time.

Time management (Engineering ESD Mphil) Wed 15 Jan 2020   11:00 Finished

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

Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time

Time management (Engineering FIBE2 CDT) Thu 30 Apr 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

A training session for FIBE2 CDT students in the Department of Engineering.Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time.

Time Management (Engineering RDC Division A - Energy) Fri 31 Jan 2020   14:15 Finished

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

Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time.

Time Management (Engineering RDC Division B) new Mon 25 May 2020   14:30 Not bookable

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

Develop your organisation and prioritisation skills and discover tools to manage your time effectively. This session will cover: Being SMART with your time, Prioritisation techniques, Tips and Tools for managing your time

Time management (Engineering RDC Division E) new Fri 22 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

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Using Moodle for Teaching - Beyond Lecture Notes new Thu 17 Mar 2016   14:30 Finished

Moodle can be much more than just a home for lecture notes. In this 30 to 45 mins session we will look at some of the other tools in Moodle that you could make use of: collecting and grading assignments, encouraging collaborative working between your students and scheduling events and supervisions. Come with questions, the participates will direct what we look at.

Using Moodle for Teaching - Getting Started new Mon 11 Apr 2016   14:00 Finished

Thinking of using your Moodle course to supplement your teaching? We will look at course structure, how to add people, how to add content and how to talk to your students. We will also offer a refresher on copyright and Moodle. Come with questions, we will tailor the session to what you want to know.

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

Welcome and introduction (Engineering RDC Division F) new Mon 14 Oct 2019   15:00 Finished

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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

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

If you are thinking of applying for a career development fellowship – one that pays your salary, as well as supporting costs to set up your own research group – then don’t miss this event.

The Department’s Director of Research, Philip Guildford, will give his tips and advice for potential applicants, followed by a number of current fellowship holders (including EPSRC, RAEng, Leverhulme, Marie Curie), who will share their own experiences.

Topics include how to apply for, manage and use fellowships, how to be successful and top tips. Lunch will be provided.

This event is organised by the Engineering Department Postdoc Committee (http://edpc.eng.cam.ac.uk/) and is open to all postdocs and any PhD students nearing completion and thinking about applying for such fellowships.

Please register to confirm your booking for catering purposes: the event will be limited to the first 50 that sign up.

Working Effectively new Wed 3 Jul 2019   10:00 Finished

Too much work and not enough time to do it? This session covers how to prioritise what you do, manage your time better and keep stress levels low.

Delivered by Jen Wade a highly experienced trainer who has been leading her own business for more than ten years, working with a diverse range of organisations across the academic, public, and commercial sectors.

For PhD students in all years.

Working Effectively new Wed 25 Mar 2020   10:00 POSTPONED

Too much work and not enough time to do it? This session covers how to prioritise what you do, manage your time better and keep stress levels low.

Delivered by Jen Wade a highly experienced trainer who has been leading her own business for more than ten years, working with a diverse range of organisations across the academic, public, and commercial sectors.

For Engineering postdocs and PhD students in all years.

Writing for reports (Engineering) Fri 8 May 2020   13:00 CANCELLED

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.

Writing skills (Engineering ESD Mphil) Thu 7 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

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

Writing your First Year Report new Wed 4 Mar 2020   14:15 Finished

Writing your First Year Report

Writing Your First Year Report (Engineering) Tue 14 May 2019   14:15 Finished

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.

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Writing your First Year Report

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