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April 2024

Tue 16
Making the Most of Networking new [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

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Wed 24
Setting Boundaries and Saying No new CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

A participative session including group and individual work considering how setting boundaries can be helpful, which boundaries to set and how to establish and maintain them.

Fri 26
Getting to Grips with Challenging Conversations new CANCELLED 10:00 - 16:00 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

A full day session including group and individual work, enabling you to think about what a challenging conversation is, whether you need to have one, how to navigate it, if and when you and then how to help avoid further escalation of a difficult situation.

May 2024

Thu 23
Open access and you new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00

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June 2024

Mon 10
How to Smash In-Person Networking new CANCELLED 10:00 - 14:00 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

A highly participative session including group and individual work. To help build your confidence when networking in-person; looking at preparation, who to approach, how to start and finish any conversations well and manage post event contact.

Wed 12
How to Smash Online Networking new CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - The Pembroke Teaching Rooms

A participative online session including group and individual work, enabling you to feel more confident when online networking; looking at how if differs to in-person networking and what this means your approach and thoughts about it.

Mon 17

This session discusses the benefits and challenges of maintaining an online presence as a researcher. Part of two sessions on this topic, this first session looks at setting up your academic persona and using academic platforms. Starting with exploring what comes up through a quick Google search all the way through to maintaining profiles on academic sites, we will look at the pros and cons of online engagement. This will include tools such as ORCID, and networking sites such as academia.edu and ResearchGate.

Participants should expect to have the opportunity to critically evaluate the various options presented in this session with the overall aim of being better informed when deciding where to invest their time and efforts when building an academic presence online.

Thu 20

This session discusses the benefits and challenges of maintaining an online presence as a researcher. Part of two sessions on this topic, this second session looks at using social media as a researcher. We will look at the practicalities and pros and cons of online engagement through tools such as Twitter/X, Mastodon, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Participants should expect to have the opportunity to critically evaluate the various options presented in this session with the overall aim of being better informed when deciding where to invest their time and efforts when building an academic presence online.