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Graduate School of Life Sciences course timetable


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November 2016

Wed 2
Public Engagement and Animal Research [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Room to be confirmed

This workshop, led by Understanding Animal Research, provides advice and practical information on how best to talk about the use of animals in your research in line with the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research.

This course will be held in L2, The Gurdon Institute

Mon 7
Your Research Story [Places] 11:00 - 14:00 Institute of Public Health, Large Seminar Room

Turn your research into a story that both excites and enthuses your audience.

Explore how your research ideas can be translated and discussed in the public domain, using storytelling as one tool for organising a structured research narrative. Develop a summary of your research for different audiences including general public, policymakers and journalists.

Fri 18
Communicating Your Research to the Public (for nervous speakers) [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

The course will look at the purpose of a presentation and how to choose an effective medium to get a research message across to a public audience. The half-day workshop is highly interactive, giving all participants in this small group (max. 8 people) the opportunity to develop, practice and present their own short piece.

Mon 21
Shooting Your Research Video [Places] 09:15 - 16:45 Institute of Public Health, Large Seminar Room

Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan and shoot high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

(CSTP) The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane, Training room A (First Floor)

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet and be able to connect to Eduroam (

Location is 17 Mill Lane ( - please check instructions on how to find the venue.