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Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session will introduce participants to different methods of communicating research before moving on to a discussion around best practice and techniques when preparing a presentation. Participants will be introduced to concepts around good design, accessibility, data presentation, and accessing Creative Commons licenced materials for their work. The session will conclude with an exploration of good delivery techniques with additional advice on what to do if it all goes wrong.

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session introduces participants to the importance of good referencing practices within their work. The University of Cambridge’s position on plagiarism will be presented before moving on to a discussion around good referencing techniques, using the Harvard referencing style as an example. Participants will see a live demonstration of the reference management tool Zotero before taking part in a quiz to consolidate their knowledge.

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session will cover the basic principles of the microblogging platform Twitter. Participants will have the opportunity to get to grips with using Twitter and understanding the platform’s unique community and language through hands-on activities. Aspects of science communication will be touched upon as well as examples of best practice, using Twitter personally and professionally, before concluding with some top tips on getting the most out of this communication tool.

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Tuesday, 6 November, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session demonstrates the importance of a good online presence for participants from exploring what comes up through a quick Google search all the way through to maintaining profiles on academic networking sites. The legalities of using such sites in the context of publisher and open access copyright compliance is also discussed

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Tuesday, 30 October, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session introduces participants to the concept of research data and all the forms that it can take. It will then look at managing different types of data depending on its type, such as its sensitivity. Different storage methods are discussed as well as best practice approaches to avoid serious data loss during a research project. Effective data management approaches will be explored, as well as how to create a data management plan, before concluding with an overview of useful tools and services

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Pink Room, Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

This session equips participants with all the fundamental skills that they need to build and execute effective search strategies to locate and critically evaluate relevant materials for assignments, literature reviews, projects and other related research activities. The structure of the session with move through the processes of basic keyword generation, constructing search strings, understanding which resources to search, before finishing with developing critical evaluation skills to assess quality and relevance of found items

This session will take place in the Pink Room. If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

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Thursday, 7 June, 2018
14:30 - 15:30
17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room E

 

This session will develop skills that will help you get the most out of your literature review. From a foundation of effective search strategies, you will learn how to critically appraise academic literature, techniques for getting through sources quickly and evaluating their relevance, engaging with key material and beginning to write your literature review itself, as well as ensuring accuracy in your citations and references.

Please bring your own internet-enabled device to this session.

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This session is part of the Cambridge Researcher Development Programme.


 

Tuesday, 5 June, 2018
10:00 - 11:00
17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room E

 

This session will help prepare you to begin your literature review. You will learn strategies for searching for relevant material, how to troubleshoot common search problems, and how to stay up to date with new publications in your field.

Please bring a laptop, tablet or other web-enabled devide with you to the session.

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This session is part of the Cambridge Researcher Development Programme.


 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018
11:00 - 12:00
17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

 

Referencing where you got ideas and inspiration from for your research is a core skill for any good researcher. In this session, you will learn about the University of Cambridge's approach to plagiarism, as well as giving tips and tricks on how to avoid being caught out through bad referencing techniques. You will also be shown handy tools that can do a lot of the work for you as well as managing your literature reading list throughout your work and beyond.

Bring along your laptop, tablet or mobile phone to join in with our interactive referencing quiz and put your knowledge to the test! You might even win a prize!

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This session is part of the Cambridge Researcher Development Programme.


 

Monday, 14 May, 2018
09:30 - 13:00
8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

 

This workshop will work through the challenges around managing research data as well as the benefits of working reproducibly. Participants will be provided with in depth guidance and resources on how to effectively manage projects and avoid data loss throughout the research process.

You will hear of what can happen if researchers do not manage their data well as well as what happens to research data after the end of a project, such as how to share and store data in a long-term and sustainable way. It is never too early to start thinking about these things, so get a head start on your research data management practices now!

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This session is part of the Cambridge Researcher Development Programme.


 

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