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Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering

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Monday 18th Sep 2017 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Induction for Continuing PGRs 

The purpose of this induction session is to review essential information concerning your research degree and highlight any changes to the systems and activities within the Faculty and University which are relevant to your studies.


Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - 09:30 (6:30 hr)
Induction for 1st Year PGRs 

The purpose of this induction session is to introduce you to the SAgE Faculty and the University.  An overview of essential information about resources and support available within the University will be given as well as providing an introduction to Doctoral Research. 

Topics covered w...


Friday 13th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
C1: Health and Safety & Risk Assessment 

This is a helpful introduction to the requirements of health and safety law and the arrangements the University has put in place to ensure your safety while you are here, and also a practical guide for anyone working with potentially hazardous processes or environments.

Course contents


Monday 16th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Library research essentials - Engineering and Computing 

For PGRs in the Schools of Computing and Engineering.

You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.

You will find out about Library services for researchers and find out how your L...


Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Chemical Safety and COSHH 

This course is suitable for anyone working with hazardous substances (not just chemistry students) and is a pre requisite for many PG students.  It requires no previous knowledge other than the basic chemistry that students would have already absorbed at UG level.

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Thursday 19th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
B1: ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Undertaking a PhD is about developing as a researcher as well as undertaking a unique piece of research. Becoming a successful researcher requires you to think carefully and strategically about your skills, to identify development objectives and undertake relevant training to help you obtain your...


Thursday 19th Oct 2017 - 11:30 (1:30 hr)
B1: ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Undertaking a PhD is about developing as a researcher as well as undertaking a unique piece of research. Becoming a successful researcher requires you to think carefully and strategically about your skills, to identify development objectives and undertake relevant training to help you obtain your...


Friday 20th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Biological and genetic modification safety training 

Biological safety and genetic modification (GM) safety are offered as a combined training course.  If you do not require the GM component you will be able to leave before the GM course begins.

Biological safety course contents


Friday 20th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Content and Layout 

Michelle Miller organises this self-directed study workshop for first year students, working towards their end of year report.  The course offers an invaluable insight into how to get the most out of MS Word when managing the content and layout of a document by moving beyond basic formatting...


Friday 27th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Library research essentials for the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics and Natural and Environmental Sciences 

For PGRs in the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics and Natural and Environmental Sciences.

You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.

You will find out about Library...


Monday 30th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Images and Tables 

This supervised, self-directed workshop is suitable for first year students preparing for their end of year report, and should be completed following the pre-requisite Document Management – Content and Layout.  When putting together reports and a thesis, having a full understanding of ...


Tuesday 31st Oct 2017 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Data Management 

Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. This session introduces the research data management landscape, including its drivers and benefits, and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. Several tools and res...


Wednesday 8th Nov 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

This workshop is recommended for students who are
starting to collect data or have data and are ready to manipulate and analyse it. It covers topics including analysis, formatting and manipulation of data, production and formatting of charts and graphs, basic statistical analysis using MS Excel, a...


Thursday 23rd Nov 2017 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D1: Working with your Supervisor 

The aim of this course is to assist you with thinking about the Student / Supervisor relationship and to help you to explore how you could manage that that relationship more effectively.

Topics covered will be:

Expectations from both parties

How to build, manage and maintain supervisory relati...


Friday 1st Dec 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Travel Health and Safety 

Who should go on travel abroad training?

Travel abroad is for University staff and post graduate students who are planning to travel abroad themselves. It is also suitable for staff who:

arrange or authorise travel for other staff

supervise students who travel abroad.

Course contents


Monday 1st Jan 2018 - 12:00
D3: Enterprise Shed - Making Ideas Happen 

This course is about your role, through your ideas, in creating change. There are 3 main reasons why you should participate by committing 3 hours per week, for 4 weeks to The Enterprise Shed:

You will develop confidence in yourself as a ‘doer’. You will do this through analysing the ...


Monday 1st Jan 2018 - 12:00
D1: Go Volunteer (NUSU) 

University isn’t just about lectures, libraries and sit-down learning. Here at Go Volunteer we aim to make sure you get the most out of your time at Newcastle by offering volunteering opportunities that help you develop the skills employers look for, supplement your degree course, help...


Monday 1st Jan 2018 - 12:00
D3: STEM for Britain - A poster competion at Westminster for early career researchers 

The overall aim of STEM for BRITAIN  is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research  scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK  research and R&D.

In or...


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 09:00 (7:30 hr)
Getting Started with the SAS System 

SAS is a powerful statistical package which can be used for predictive modelling to help companies use their data to provide insights into company performance, customers, markets, risks and more. Dr Simon Kometa provides a quick overview of the essentials of SAS including SAS base and SAS Enterpr...