Two FREE Science Writing Workshops in Newcastle, 15th August – a chance to enhance your skills…

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…In digital communications to find out about social media as a pathway to impact and how to optimise your tweets, and to get the best out of communicating by newsletter.

Join Professor Mark Reed (Fast Track Impact) and Anne Liddon (Science Communications Manager, Newcastle University) on Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The Digital Academic from 13.00 to 15.00

To book your free place use the password “Newsletter” and follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-academic-workshop-tickets-47260919683

Science Writing Workshop from 15:30 to 17:00

To book your free place use the password “Newsletter” and follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-writing-workshop-tickets-47262769215

 

 

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Public Affairs and Media Training Opportunity for EPSRC-Funded Researchers

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EPSRC is currently advertising an opportunity to apply for a place on a Public Affairs and Media Training course to run on 3rd – 4th October 2017:

https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/risemakingconnections/

RISE: Making Connections will:

  • Provide the opportunity for EPSRC researchers to make connections across a range of Stakeholders to help promote EPS to a wider audience
  • Support individuals in maximising their potential and making their own connections
  • Provide political awareness training and media training

The opportunity is open only to researchers currently supported via EPSRC grants. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2017.

Application is via a web-form at the link above but you also need to include a signed statement which includes a signature from the University Research Office to confirm the grant, so please get in touch with your Faculty RFPM as soon as possible if you’re interested in applying.

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Interested in training on the University’s Globelynx media system?

Northumbria’s Marketing Department is holding a series of workshops in May on the Globelynx media system that the University recently acquired. This is a high definition camera on campus allowing academics to be interviewed easily and quickly by national and international broadcasters.

The workshops will be held in the Globelynx room – Lipman 014, City Campus – and will last 2 hours. If you would like to take part please email media.communications@northumbria.ac.uk stating which day and which session you would like to attend from the below as places are limited. There will be 3 workshops per day and 5 spaces available for each workshop;

Thursday May 11:              09:00am – 11:00am, 12:30pm – 14:30pm  and 15:00pm to 17:00pm

Tuesday May 23:               09:00am – 11:00am, 12:30pm – 14:30pm  and 15:00pm to 17:00pm

Wednesday May 24:          09:00am – 11:00am, 12:30pm – 14:30pm  and 15:00pm to 17:00pm

Thursday May 25:              09:00am – 11:00am, 12:30pm – 14:30pm  and 15:00pm to 17:00pm

For further information, please contact Rik Kendall, PR and Media Manager: +44 (0)191 227 3598, rik.kendall@northumbria.ac.uk

 

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H2020: MSCA COFUND 2017 call open, deadline 28 Sept

The 2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) call is now open and has a deadline of 28 September 2017. COFUND co-finances new or existing regional, national or international programmes to open up international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training. Co-funding is available for post-doctoral fellowship programmes and for doctoral training programmes.

In its capacity as the UK MSCA National Contact Point, UKRO is organising an information event on COFUND on 18 May 2017 in London at the University of the Arts from 12.45-16.45. The event aims to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the COFUND scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory through the UKRO website.

 

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This week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Write Club – City Campus

Monday 6th February 2017, 14:00 -16:30

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a supportive place that’s free from distraction to release those words that have been struggling to come out. Sessions begin with discussing your aims for writing and any problems you currently have. Using the Pomodoro technique, Write Club is broken up into chunks of time to write in. You just turn up and write.

Rules of Write Club:

1st RULE: You do not talk during WRITE CLUB

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk during WRITE CLUB

3rd RULE: If someone says “stop” after 25 minutes, it’s time to take a 5-minute break

4th RULE: Bring your own writing equipment

5th RULE: No disruptions or distractions (e.g. no social media and mobile phones must be on silent)

6th RULE: 3 x 25-minute writing sprints and 2 x 5 minute breaks in one WRITE CLUB

7th RULE: If you come to WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed their academic writing skills
  • Will have completed a personal writing aim
  • Will have planned their next writing aim

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Doctoral Dilemmas: Developing Researcher Resilience

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 11:30 – 13:30

RDF B1 (Personal Qualities)

Open to Students at any stage

This innovative workshop will look at the following aspects of successfully completing a doctorate. It will focus on how you can manage the competing demands of your doctorate including, supervisory relationships; university processes; career aspirations and your wellbeing. The programme is aimed at students in year two.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Explored how to best support your relationship, get through doctoral processes, and tackle the thesis
  • Reviewed the spaces created by the doctorate and the possibilities to develop academic entrepreneurship
  • Recognised the stresses and strains of completing a doctorate and developed strategies to manage your doctoral journey.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Faculty Ethics Training – Business and Law

Wednesday 8th February, 11:00 -13:00

RDF C1 (Professional Conduct)

Open to Students at any stage – this is a compulsory training session

Each Faculty provides training on research ethics led by the Faculty Research Ethics Directors. The training covers not only the process of ethical approval at Northumbria for research projects, but is grounded in the principle of informed consent.

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



Using Nvivo

Thursday 9th February 2017, 14:00 -16:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage This session will explore how researchers can use Nvivo as a tool for managing qualitative data.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how to use Nvivo
  • Will have imported data into an Nvivo programme

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/



An Introduction to Academic Publishing

Friday 10th February 2017, 10:00 -12:00

RDF D2 (Communication and Dissemination)

Open to Students at any stage

Writing and getting published are staple activities in academic life. The phrase “publish or perish” has become well known. The aim is to help you get you work published – and to do so as successfully as possible. We will focus on journal articles and here from experienced academic writers and journal editors who can support you in developing a publication plan.

Aims and Objectives:
By the end of this session participants will have:

  • A critical understanding of where and how to publish their work
  • Developed a publication plan and considered which Journals to publish in
  • Understood what processes are involved in getting published? Who does what, when?

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Careers in Academia

Tuesday 31st January 2017, 14:00 -15:30

RDF B3 (Professional and Career Development)

Open to Students at any stage

This workshop will look at careers outside of academia and explore how you can develop your transferable skills to market yourself outside of academia.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed skills to search for jobs outside of academia
  • Considered their transferable skills developed through the doctorate
  • Explored how to market themselves outside of academia

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

 


Preparing for the Viva: the end is in sight

Wednesday 1st February 2017 , 09:30 -12:00

RDF A3 (Creativity)

Open to students in their final year

Don’t know your word count limit? Unsure what a viva involves and who will be there? This half day workshop will provide practical advice and information about university procedures around the viva and submitting your thesis. You will have the opportunity to hear from both recent graduates and experienced examiners on what their viva experiences have been like. It will demystify the process for you so that you feel confident entering the exam room. This course is compulsory.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • An understanding of the University procedures involved in submitting their thesis and arranging their viva
  • An understanding of what to expect from the viva and how to prepare for it

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

 


Write Club – Coach Lane Campus

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 09:30 -12:00

RDF A1 (Knowledge Base)

Open to Students at any stage

Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a supportive place that’s free from distraction to release those words that have been struggling to come out. Sessions begin with discussing your aims for writing and any problems you currently have. Using the Pomodoro technique, Write Club is broken up into chunks of time to write in. You just turn up and write.

Rules of Write Club:

1st RULE: You do not talk during WRITE CLUB

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk during WRITE CLUB

3rd RULE: If someone says “stop” after 25 minutes, it’s time to take a 5-minute break

4th RULE: Bring your own writing equipment

5th RULE: No disruptions or distractions (e.g. no social media and mobile phones must be on silent)

6th RULE: 3 x 25-minute writing sprints and 2 x 5 minute breaks in one WRITE CLUB

7th RULE: If you come to WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will have:

  • Developed their academic writing skills
  • Will have completed a personal writing aim
  • Will have planned their next writing aim

Book your place here https://nuweb2.northumbria.ac.uk/pgr/

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Diary Date: Library – Researcher Development Programme 31 October-11 November 2016

The University Library is running the Researcher Development Programme from 31 October-11 November 2016.

This programme of workshops has been designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf as the key elements of a successful researcher.

The workshops include: Keeping up to date with new research, Planning and searching for your literature review, and Measuring research performance. There are also bitesize briefings to advise you on how to raise your research profile and providing guidance on copyright.

For the full programme and times see https://cragside.northumbria.ac.uk/Everyone/skillsplus/database_uploads/55388720.pdf

Bookings are taken via the Library online calendar, click on the session you wish to attend to start the booking process: http://libcal.northumbria.ac.uk/rdw

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An Introduction to Open Science – DCC Workshop 27th October 2016

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The Digital Curation Centre is running a half-day workshop in York on 27th October entitled “An Introduction to Open Science” which will be appropriate for all researchers, research students and research support professionals:

An Introduction to Open Science

Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods. Open Research applies similar practices to the social sciences and humanities, combining elements such as Open Access to publications, open data, Open Source code and open methodologies ‘in order to make clear accounts of the methodology freely available via the internet, along with any data or results extracted or derived from them’.

This half-day training course:

– Explains the drivers behind Open Science;

– Provides opportunities to discuss the arguments around Openness with colleagues from a range of backgrounds;

– Introduces useful resources to help you apply Open Science concepts in your own practice.

The agenda comprises a mixture of presentations and interactive exercises.

The workshop costs £150 which includes all refreshments.
Make sure you check us on social media, we are currently trying to get more views on Instagram, so make sure to check us out!!

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Ethics Training for Staff and Postgraduate Students

A reminder of future dates for Faculty Ethics Training this semester:

Monday 17 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, LIP231,  City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences
Tuesday 18 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, CLCA002 (TLT), Coach Lane Campus – Health and Life Sciences        
Wednesday 19 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, CCE1-003 (TLT), City Campus – Business and Law
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, EBA003A/B (TLT), City Campus – Engineering and Environment
Tuesday 1 November 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, LIP230, City Campus – Arts Design and Social Sciences

Staff and PGR students are welcome to attend cross-faculty sessions.

PGR students enrol here

Staff enrol here

Any queries, please contact researchsupport@northumbria.ac.uk

 

 

 

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