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Poster & Image Competitions: Image Competition Wed 18 Mar 2015   13:00 Finished

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best photograph or image from your research. Full rules and regulations are available online. You do not need to book a place for this aspect of the competition, just submit your image as described in the rules and regulations.

Poster & Image Competitions: Impact Poster Competition Wed 18 Mar 2015   13:00 Finished

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best poster concisely conveying a single message to the general public. You must book a place to ensure that your work is accepted.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' main showcase in the Univeristy of Cambridge Science Festival for the public understanding of our research. It includes a competition for the best research poster, live dialogue and communicating your own research to the general public. You must book a place to ensure that your work is accepted.

Presentation and Performance Training Workshop Wed 27 May 2015   09:30 Finished

Clear, effective and professional communication skills are absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. While students are taught the essentials of how to research, less emphasis is placed on how to present their work either in the lecture hall, in the seminar room or even the viva. This course is unique in that it fuses academic skills with acting training.

This course has been designed to help graduates students and ECRs to develop their understanding of available tools and techniques which can aid with problem solving and innovation in a research-intensive environment.

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Professional Relationships (for 1st year PhD students) Thu 20 Nov 2014   09:30 Finished

An introductory workshop for 1st year PhD students to explore the working relationships you will encounter during your PhD with emphasis on how to work well with your supervisor.

Profile-Raising and Networking new Mon 10 Jun 2019   10:00 Finished

This whole day session is designed to help researchers develop strategies for making networking part of a successful career, whether inside or outside of research. It focuses on thinking about all of the researchers' working life as a route to networking, rather than being a course about "personal impact" in conference coffee breaks.

Public Engagement and Animal Research Tue 10 May 2016   13:15 Finished

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

Public Speaking; presentation and performance Tue 8 Dec 2015   10:20 Finished

Academics can make as much of an impact from what they say as what they write whether it be through teaching, conferences or job presentations. Working with a trained actor and an academic, this workshop will take participants through the process of how to write and deliver a speech.

In the first session you will cover how to structure a speech, the use of appropriate language and imagery, audio-visual aids and how to master the Q&A.

In the second session, we will focus on your performance. Drawing on acting techniques, participants will discover how to improve their diction, resonance, range and articulation as well as relaxation and breathing techniques to calm nerves.

This workshop is designed for PhDs and Postdocs at any stage of their academic career.

Research Data Management Wed 14 Sep 2016   10:30 Finished

Come over to our introductory workshop to research data management and learn how not to get lost in our own research data (and how not to lose your data!).

The workshop will cover the following aspects of research data management:

• Data storage and backup;

• Data organisation;

• Strategies for file exchange with collaborators;

• Sharing research data;

• How to create data management plans.

The workshop is open to all students and postdocs, and refreshments will be provided.

About the trainer:

The course trainer is managing the Research Data Services in Cambridge (http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/open-data-team) and was a PhD student in life sciences at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge.

This new half-day workshop has been designed to explore the ideas and techniques of the new discipline of Design Thinking as applied by companies such as IDEO www.ideo.com and the D-School at Stanford University in California www.dschool.stanford.edu

In this half-day course we will explore new ways to project manage that are personally authentic, quick and motivational. We won’t do GANTT charts (they have their place!) but we will look at daily habits such as setting iterative goals and having purpose and vision. We’ll also explore individual and collaborative 'modeling' techniques that allow a more creative and responsive approach to the complexities of our research projects (and their communication). Finally we will look at how creative companies use techniques such as 'prototyping' to test through activity rather than just thinking.

This course is for you if you want to understand how to design your projects to reflect your personality and the complexity and creativity involved in their design, implementation and outcomes.

You are encouraged to attend with an open mind 'beginners mind' and a willingness to discuss real issues and problems that would benefit from a creative solution. You will be encouraged to compete a short action plan to focus on next steps in the design, prototype and feedback process.

RSVP: wRiting, Submitting, Viva, emPloyment Fri 12 Dec 2014   09:30 Finished

How to succeed in your PhD! A one day course which prepares final year PhD students for finishing the writing up, surviving the viva and moving on into postdoc or other employment. All research students in the Graduate School of Life Sciences are expected to attend this highly-recommended course at some point in their final year.

Scientific Writing (lecture) Mon 17 Nov 2014   14:30 Finished

A crash course in what you need to know about scientific writing. This lecture is aimed at those writing scientific papers, but many of the principles apply equally to writing a doctoral dissertation. The examples given are mostly in the area of of Biochemistry research, but applicable to many others.

Shooting Your Research Video Fri 22 Apr 2016   09:15 Finished

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!

Shooting Your Research Video new Wed 30 Sep 2015   09:15 Finished

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!

Skills To Get You Started Fri 31 Oct 2014   14:15 Finished

A 2 hour event for new PhD students to begin developing the skills and knowledge that will be an essential part of their PhD in the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

This course is organized by the Software Carpentry Project. Python will be used to explore program design, but we aim to cover principles that are applicable to other programming languages, so if you are an R or Matlab user you can also learn something useful. The course will include sessions covering command line UNIX, Version control with Git and programming, testing and debugging in Python.

Applicants for this course are required to complete the survey that can be found here. Applicants will be accepted on condition that their background and motivation fit the course content.

Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

The Art of Negotiation and Influence (GSLS) Tue 9 Jul 2019   09:00 Finished

A one day master class in communication from an external trainer who has previously been employed as a hostage negotiator and detective in the Metropolitan Police Force. Participants will gain a practical insight into how professional communicators communicate, and how it can be applied in everyday life.

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Know how to persuade and influence effectively
  • Understand how to have greater impact when communicating
  • Have practiced the fundamental tools of professional communicators

Topics:

  • Levels of communication
  • Trust
  • Stages of active listening
  • Non-judgmental language
  • Achieving win/win
  • Building rapport
  • Do's and don'ts

This short course covers the what, why and how of public engagement and communication. The course is for research staff and PhD students who want to gain the skills and confidence required to plan and deliver an impactful public engagement project.

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This short course covers the what, why and how of public engagement and communication. The course is for research staff and PhD students who want to gain the skills and confidence required to plan and deliver an impactful public engagement project.

Ever wanted to bring comedy into your public engagement projects? This is for you, as trainer Steve Cross helps researchers to improve their communication skills, build confidence and find creative ways of communicating their research.

Ever wanted to bring comedy into your public engagement projects? This is for you, as trainer Steve Cross helps researchers to improve their communication skills, build confidence and find creative ways of communicating their research.

The Engaged Researcher: Editing your Research Video new Fri 22 Nov 2019   09:30 [Places]

Shot your research video? Got lots of video clips, photographs & audio you want to bring together to make one research video to share with public audiences around the World? Attendees on this course will learn how to cut, add soundtracks and do audio-mixing to edit their very own research video.

The Engaged Researcher: Editing Your Research Video new Tue 20 Nov 2018   09:30 Finished

Shot your research video? Got lots of video clips, photographs & audio you want to bring together to make one research video to share with public audiences around the World? Attendees on this course will learn how to cut, add soundtracks and do audio-mixing to edit their very own research video.

It is strongly recommended that you also attend The Engaged Researcher: Shooting Your Research Video session.

Successful engagement with the public can benefit research, researchers and the public – but how do you go about demonstrating this change? Evaluation of engagement doesn’t just help us demonstrate the value of our PE initiatives but can help bring us closer to our audiences by giving the public a strong clear voice. This workshop will guide you through the best evaluation processes showing you When, Why and crucially How to use evaluation to give you reliable and clear data. Demonstrate success to funders; record Impact for REF; learn how to improve your processes and have a better understanding of the people you are connecting with. This course is going to be run by Jamie Galagher: Jamie is an award-winning freelance science communicator and engagement professional. He has delivered training around the world, from skyscrapers of Hong Kong to tents in the African bush. Having had four years’ experience as the central PE lead for the University of Glasgow he has worked on improving the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every academic discipline. Specialising in evaluation Jamie provides consultancy services to charities and universities helping them to demonstrate their impact and understand their audiences and stakeholders. Jamie is also an associate editor of the Research for All journal. He was named as one of the “100 leading practising scientists in the UK” by the Science Council and as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He won the International 3 Minute Thesis Competition and Famelab Scotland. www.jamiebgall.co.uk @jamiebgall

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