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October 2019

Wed 9

A training session is for Graphene CDT students.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. Find out why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan.

The session will cover:

  • Search strategy and methods
  • Staying up to date
  • Managing your references
  • Creating vs reusing data
  • Storage, organisation and version control
  • Sharing your data.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

This event will take place in the Cambridge Graphene Centre Seminar Room

Thu 10
Finding what you need (Engineering) Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00

A Finding what you need session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students.

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Mon 14
Literature Review for 4th year projects new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 0

As part of your 4th Year Project, you will be expected to do a literature review surrounding your projects topic. This session will explain what a literature review is and how to do one, looking at how to decide what you should be looking for, where to look for it, how to read it and how to take useful notes. This is a lot to cover in an hour so if you have any follow up question check our Information Skills page on the website and get in touch library@eng.cam.ac.uk.

Tue 15
Finding what you need (Engineering) new Not bookable 09:30 - 10:30 Department of Engineering, Hopkinson MPhil Centre

A training session for Energy Tech / Nuclear Energy MPhil students

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Thu 17
Presentation Skills [Full] 13:00 - 14:00

Learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.

Fri 18
Finding what you need/Managing Your Data new Not bookable 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources. The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Learn how and why to keep your information and data organised, stored and accessible by creating a Data Management Plan. The session will cover: What data are you using?, Creating vs reusing data, Storage, organisation and version control, Data safety and backing up, Sharing your data. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

Finding what you need (Engineering) new Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Engineering, Baker Building, CBL meeting room, BE4-38

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division F)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Mon 21
Finding what you need (Engineering) Not bookable 14:00 - 15:00

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division D)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Tue 22
Poster Design [Full] 13:00 - 14:00

Find out how to create effective posters to illustrate your research. This session will cover: Design basics, Readability and layout, Planning and editing your poster, and presenting with your poster.

Thu 24
Engaging with your reading [Full] 11:00 - 12:00

An engaging with your reading sessions for ESD Masters.

Explore strategies to help you get the most out of your academic reading. This session will cover: Reading academic works, Pre-reading, Structural reading strategies, Active reading, Note-taking. Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device to the session with you. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

Fri 25
Finding what you need (Engineering) new Not bookable 11:00 - 12:00 Institute for Manufacturing, Lecture Room 1

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division E)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

November 2019

Mon 4
Finding what you need (Engineering) new Not bookable 14:30 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Seminar Room 124 (CAPE)

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division B)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Tue 5
Referencing [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Understand the importance of academic referencing and learn how to use different referencing styles in your work

Mon 11
Writing for reports [Places] 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.

Tue 12
Referencing [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, Library

Understand the importance of academic referencing and learn how to use different referencing styles in your work

Finding what you need (Engineering) new Not bookable 15:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Oatley Meeting Room 1 (Seminar Room)

An RDC session for 1st year PhD students (Division C)

Develop your information searching skills and learn the best ways to find relevant and useful resources.

The session will cover: Search strategy, Search methods, Where to search, Troubleshooting common problems, Staying up to date, Managing your references.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. The session slides will be made available on Moodle.

Wed 20
Writing for reports [Places] 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.

Mon 25
Writing for reports [Places] 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.

Being An Ethical Researcher (Engineering) Not bookable 15:00 - 16:00

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.