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Being An Ethical Researcher (Engineering) Mon 25 Nov 2019   15:00   [More dates...] Not bookable

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

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.

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Thu 13 Feb 2020 13:00 [Full]

So what happens after your postdoc? If “another postdoc” gives you mixed feelings, come and hear how to segue from academia to a more industrial or commercial career. Cambridge Enterprise will talk about translational funding, to take your current research one more step towards being used in industry, and about different ways to get involved in a spin-out. CE inhabit the space between academia and industry, covering all aspects of commercialisation of university research. This talk will provide lunch and is free of charge.

Conference poster design (Engineering) Mon 10 Feb 2020   14:30 [Full]

A Conference poster design session for RDC students (DIV B)

Find out how to create eye-catching and effective conference posters to illustrate your research. This session will cover: Why conference posters?, Design principles, Readability and layout, Planning and editing your poster. Please bring paper and pen/pencil with you to the session. Slides from the session will be made available on Moodle.

Designing Conference Posters (Engineering) new Tue 7 May 2019   14:00 Finished

An RDC session for first year PhD students (Division D)

This session will look at key design principles and useful resources for creating a visually appealing conference poster that will stand out from the crowd, engage your audience and tell your story. With real-life examples, you can learn what to do and what not to do when making your conference posters.

Division C Graduate Conference new Mon 6 Jul 2015   08:30 Finished

This conference is an opportunity for Division C students, researchers and staff to find out more about the research that is going on in the department. First year students will be presenting posters during lunch, which is provided, and second years will be giving presentations about their work. There will also be four external speakers including Richard Mullender, an ex-hostage negotiator, and Matt Clifford, CEO of Entrepreneur first. Transport to and from the engineering department has been arranged.

Division C Postdoc Lunch and Termly Update new Mon 21 Mar 2016   12:15 Finished

Head of Division, Robin Langley, will update Division C postdocs on divisional and departmental happenings over lunch, followed by the mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Postdoc Committee.

Division C Postdoc Mentoring Training new Mon 21 Mar 2016   13:00 Finished

Division C Postdoc mentoring training, organised by the Engineering Postdoc Committee.

Editing your work new Wed 23 Sep 2015   12:00 Finished

This session is designed to provide tools and resources to help you edit your own writing. Its aim is practical – to provide participants with concrete methods for improving the quality of their writing as they move from first drafts to finished, professional-level, work.

The methods can also be applied to the editing of other people’s writing – for example, that of co-authors.

Besides that, the session will introduce other editing resources and discuss when and how to work with professional editors.

Effective Listening - the Art of Influence new Mon 21 May 2018   14:00 Finished

An interactive workshop for developing your negotiation skills, designed and delivered by Richard Mullender, an ex hostage negotiator and Former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Unit in Scotland Yard.

Engaging with your reading (Engineering) Thu 24 Oct 2019   11:00 [Full]

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

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.

Engineering: Copyright for Administrators new Wed 26 Aug 2015   11:00 Finished

Students frequently ask for lecture materials and to be made available to them through Camtools or Moodle to help them prepare for lectures, solve problems or revise at a later stage. What are the copyright implications of this?

This one-hour session will take you through legitimate ways to upload course materials and provide a case study of the issues encountered by an administrator in the Department when sorting out an existing Camtools site. The session will focus particularly on how we can use images within lecture materials online and provide tips and tricks for ensuring that uploaded materials comply with copyright requirements.

Engineering: Crash Course: Resources for Part II new Thu 15 Oct 2015   13:15 Finished

We will show you how best to locate books and articles in print and online (include Librarysearch and Librarysearch+).

Engineering: Designing conference posters new Wed 25 Feb 2015   16:00 Finished

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Theis course will provide a brief overview of what the library can provide for researchers in engineering, together with key information on how to access technical reports, theses, e-journals/e-books and how to making efficient and targeted use of databases. Start how you mean to go on - get to grips with exactly what is available and how you can best use it.

How and why do we share knowledge? How can you communicate your research? This session will introduce key concepts for sharing and communicating your research to different people using different formats. Topics include:

  • Academic publishing and peer review
  • Open Research
  • Impact
  • Communicating with different audiences
  • Your online academic identity
Engineering Div E ISMM: Research Ethics & Integrity Wed 21 Nov 2018   09:00 Finished

This session will help students consider the potential ethical issues they may face in their own work, enabling them to carry out their work ethically and with research integrity. It will also help them prepare for the Department Ethical Review process.

Engineering: Document Preparation using LaTeX Fri 27 Oct 2017   15:00 Finished

An introduction to LaTeX's concepts and related learning material. Further information available at

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Tim Love,

Engineering: Essay-writing skills Mon 17 Oct 2016   13:00 Finished

This one-hour session is aimed at students taking qualitative 3E modules who would like guidance on how to structure, write and present reports or essays in that context.

Engineering FIBE CDT: Critical Reading new Fri 17 May 2019   14:00 Finished

Explore strategies for structural and active reading and how to take notes effectively

Engineering FIBE CDT: Managing Information and Data new Thu 9 May 2019   11:00 Finished

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.

Understand why we reference, recognise what information makes up a refernece and learn how to incorporate references into your writing.

Engineering FIBE CDT: Searching the Literature Fri 1 Mar 2019   10:00 Finished

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
Engineering: LaTeX for report-writing Fri 3 Nov 2017   15:00 Finished

More advanced LaTeX for longer documents. If you have a question about this talk, please contact Tim Love,

This briefing covers managing publication lists, Open Access requirements and funding, copyright issues and about how the library can support your teaching and research within the Department of Engineering.

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