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Department of Engineering's Training 2015-2016

Programme of events provided by Department of Engineering
(Wed 26 Aug 2015 - Thu 22 Sep 2016)

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Thu 5 Nov 2015 – Mon 29 Feb 2016

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November 2015

Thu 5
Engineering: Crash Course: Referencing and Reference Management new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

This presentation will give an overview of how to reference, why we have to reference (including how to avoid plagiarism) which styles you might like to choose, and introduce some handy software that can save you time and help you manage your references more easily.

Bring your lunch and any questions you already have!

Mon 9
Engineering RCC Div D Poster Session new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 4

Workshop on poster presentation and senior students presenting their posters

Tue 10
Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 15:30 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Wed 11
Engineering: Crash Course: Referencing and Reference Management new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

This presentation will give an overview of how to reference, why we have to reference (including how to avoid plagiarism) which styles you might like to choose, and introduce some handy software that can save you time and help you manage your references more easily.

Bring your lunch and any questions you already have!

Thu 12
Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Fri 20
Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Fri 27
Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 11:30 - 13:00 Institute for Manufacturing

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Mon 30
Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 14:45 - 15:45 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

January 2016

Wed 13
Engineering RCC Session 1: Searching the literature/Resources for research in Engineering new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will focus on the literature search, helping students to develop a systematic search strategy and make best use of the print and electronic resources available to them. During the session students will have the opportunity to conduct some of their initial searching on platforms such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus and will learn how to keep up to date with current research throughout the course of their research project.

Engineering RCC Session 2: Managing information and data new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will help students quickly and easily identify the information that will be of most value and relevance to their own research. It will also provide an introduction to referencing, reference management and avoiding plagiarism. By the end of the session, they will also have started to put together their own data management plan, addressing how they will organize, preserve and make their data available (or limit availability!) in accordance with funding requirements and ethical considerations.

Tue 19
Engineering: Systems supporting research workshop new Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

This workshop will give an overview of systems supporting research. It will cover Open Access, Open Data and the University's repository, Symplectic, and Researchfish.

Intended as an introduction for anyone unfamiliar with them, a refresher for those who may have used them, and an opportunity to share experience and tips with others. If there are any other topics you’d like to address please let us know.

Thu 21
Engineering: Systems supporting research workshop new Finished 13:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This workshop will give an overview of systems supporting research. It will cover Open Access, Open Data and the University's repository, Symplectic, and Researchfish.

Intended as an introduction for anyone unfamiliar with them, a refresher for those who may have used them, and an opportunity to share experience and tips with others. If there are any other topics you’d like to address please let us know.

Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Library

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Mon 25
Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson West Meeting Room

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

February 2016

Mon 1
Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: The seven secrets of successful PhD students new Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

Do you want to increase the probability of completing your PhD on time and be happier doing it? In this workshop, Dr Sue Jackson will share and discuss these 'secrets' with the aim of allowing you to reflect on what you can easily do to help yourself achieve this aim. If you haven't already been to this workshop as part of your RCC, do come along.

Tue 2
Presentation Skills: With One-to-One Feedback (Engineering) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)


So, you’ve got an important presentation coming up and you want make the right impression.

Whether you’re new to presenting, looking to speak at your first conference, or wanting important tips to finesse your delivery or presenting to a wider audience, this is the course for you.

The course is in two parts:

The pre-workshop information covers: how to prepare an effective presentation: the essential questions that guide all good talks; different, appropriate methods to structure it; tips for making the most of powerpoint; ways to overcome nerves and present with confidence. As you go, you will apply this learning to create a 5 minute presentation.

In the supportive environment of the face-to-face workshop, you will deliver your 5 minute talk to a group of 10 people in the first session. Then in the second session you will receive 25 minutes 1-2-1 coaching with the trainer to work on one or more specific aspects of presenting, linked to the pre course material and the feedback you receive from the group.

Presentation Skills: With One-to-One Feedback (Engineering) (2 of 2) Finished 13:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Signal Processing Seminar Room


So, you’ve got an important presentation coming up and you want make the right impression.

Whether you’re new to presenting, looking to speak at your first conference, or wanting important tips to finesse your delivery or presenting to a wider audience, this is the course for you.

The course is in two parts:

The pre-workshop information covers: how to prepare an effective presentation: the essential questions that guide all good talks; different, appropriate methods to structure it; tips for making the most of powerpoint; ways to overcome nerves and present with confidence. As you go, you will apply this learning to create a 5 minute presentation.

In the supportive environment of the face-to-face workshop, you will deliver your 5 minute talk to a group of 10 people in the first session. Then in the second session you will receive 25 minutes 1-2-1 coaching with the trainer to work on one or more specific aspects of presenting, linked to the pre course material and the feedback you receive from the group.

Mon 8

This session, delivered by the Department's Library and Information Services, will focus on the literature search, helping you to develop a systematic search strategy and make best use of the print and electronic resources available to you. Please bring a laptop as you will have the opportunity to conduct some initial searching on platforms such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus and will learn how to keep up to date with current research throughout the course of their research project.

Mon 15

Julian Peck and Alexandra Bolton from Cambridge Enterprise, will provide you with some of the vocabulary and ideas behind intellectual property (copyright, patents, confidentiality agreements) in the context of University Research. A useful starting point, which could prevent you making costly mistakes in the future.

Fri 19
Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Mon 22
Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: Getting Published Finished 16:00 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

In this popular talk given by Prof. Tim Wilkinson, you will get all the essentials for understanding the full process of getting your papers published from submission to publication. Recommended for all graduates.

Wed 24
Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Mon 29
Engineering RCC Session 3: Sharing your research new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

This session will take students through the nuts and bolts of putting together journal articles and conference posters as well as managing their online profiles and tracking the impact of their research. It will give an overview of the peer review process and help students meet their funder Open access and research data requirements. This session deliberately excludes subject-specific advice such as which journal or conferences to choose, which is more appropriately provided by supervisors. It will however highlight resources such as Sherpa/Romeo and journal impact factors that provide information that may help reach these decisions.

Engineering Research Skills Lecture Series: How to do Research in Engineering Finished 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This one hour lecture, given by Dr Stephan Hofmann, Reader in Nanotechnology, provides a useful guide to starting out in research for a PhD and developing your own approach to produce a successful outcome.