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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Monday 23rd Sep 2019 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Working with Stress 

These sessions introduce participants to mindfulness practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Sessions take place at lunchtime in the Graduate Training Suite.

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These ses...


Thursday 26th Sep 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Thursday 26th Sep 2019 - 09:00 (1 hr)
Introduction to Critical Appraisal 

Provided as an part of the MRes induction this session is open to all research students to help build awareness of non-reproducible results, poor experimental design, incorrect analysis, conflict of interests and even outright fraud.

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Thomas Nichols will refer to their own experience to help...


Thursday 26th Sep 2019 - 19:30 (2:30 hr)
PGR commUNITY event – Wasteland Theatre Show at Northern Stage 

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it.

WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one ge...


Friday 27th Sep 2019 - 09:30 (2:10 hr)
ICaMB Induction (ONLY for ICaMB PhD & MPhil students) 

This induction session is for PhD and MPhil Students based in the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences ONLY.

27th September 2019 Seminar Room L2.9

The timetable is as follows:

09.30 am – 09.45 am: Welcome to the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB) - Dr Tim Cheek, ...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 09:00 (1 hr)
Welcome to Newcastle University 

Welcome imageThe Dean of Postgraduate Studies, welcomes all new PhD, MD and MPhil students to the city, Newcastle University and to the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The session provides an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about living and studying in the North East of England.

“A frie...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 10:00 (30 mins)
Wellbeing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The University takes issues of research student Wellbeing and Equality Diversity and Inclusion of all their students and staff very seriously. This session will provide guidance on the range of support that is available.

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We are committed to embed work practices that support and promote the ...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 10:45 (30 mins)
Research Student Development, Careers and Enterprise Services 

The broad range of development opportunities available to all research students are presented, including information on the faculty travel grant, and scholarship schemes with input from the Careers Service and the Faculty Research and Enterprise Services team.

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Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Research Student Reception 

Medical School Main Entrance

Research Student Reception

All new and existing students are invited to this social event. Two leading academics in the faculty present a candid perspective on their career and their research. The talks will be followed by lunch in the foyer.

"Very inspiring presentation from two keen researc...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Managing Your PhD/MPhil for students NEW to Newcastle 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the oth...


Tuesday 1st Oct 2019 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for FORMER Masters students 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the other...


Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 - 11:30 (30 mins)
Introduction to Library Facilities 

Walton LibraryThe library provides a range of essential resources for researchers including access to journals, advice on comprehensive literature searching and guidance on referencing. The session is very useful for students who are new to Newcastle.

“Very friendly environment.”

“Exactly w...


Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 - 12:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. This session will provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started. 

“Very good overview of ePortfolio and how to develop outside of the research.”

“Got t...


Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. This session will provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started. 

“Very good overview of ePortfolio and how to develop outside of the research.”

“Got t...


Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 - 14:00 (30 mins)
Introduction to Library Facilities 

Walton LibraryThe library provides a range of essential resources for researchers including access to journals, advice on comprehensive literature searching and guidance on referencing. The session is very useful for students who are new to Newcastle.

“Very friendly environment.”

“Exactly w...


Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: The Artificial Gut 

Dr Peter Chater explains the development of a model gut system that can be used to test the absorption and uptake of drugs and nutrients. Currently operating as a service for pharmaceutical companies, the routes for further commercial development of this project will...


Thursday 3rd Oct 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday 3rd Oct 2020 - 10:00
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo, this session offers advice on citation searches, combined and limited searches, checking reference availability in the catalogue and electronic journals, and selecting, saving and printing articles and references.

&ld...


Thursday 3rd Oct 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Thursday 3rd Oct 2019 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory 

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research. There will be an opportunity to discuss the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and for professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

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“An inte...


Friday 4th Oct 2019 - 09:00 (1 hr)
EndNote 

All researchers wishing to use EndNote should attend this workshop which includes: searching for and importing references, adding citations to a document and formatting your bibliography, linking to
full text, amending citations and annotating and organising references

&l...


Friday 4th Oct 2019 - 09:00 (1 hr)
EndNote 

All researchers wishing to use EndNote should attend this workshop which includes: searching for and importing references, adding citations to a document and formatting your bibliography, linking to
full text, amending citations and annotating and organising references

&l...


Friday 4th Oct 2019 - 13:00 (2:30 hr)
Health and Safety Requirements for Research Students 

This is a mandatory session for all students who have not received University safety training previously. A general overview of safety procedures, including roles and responsibilities across the University is provided.

N.B. This presentation is provided for all research students. Previous MRes s...


Friday 4th Oct 2019 - 17:00 (2 hr)
PGR commUNITY event - Welcome Night at Boiler Room 

It's a new term again! Come along and meet your fellow PGRs, old and new, at the PGR Welcome Night. We will be presenting the PGR Community and the set of activities planned for the term. This will also be a good opportunity to let us know on what you expect from the community and how you can be ...


Tuesday 8th Oct 2019 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Teaching Opportunities for Research Students 

Paid teaching opportunities are available to full time PhD, MD and MPhil students who have the appropriate knowledge base and time available. This session will clarify how much time can be devoted to teaching, applicable payments and what training is required.

“Broke down teaching opportun...


Tuesday 8th Oct 2019 - 14:30 (1:30 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for part-time and staff candidates 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the other...


Tuesday 8th Oct 2019 - 14:30 (1:30 hr)
Managing Your MD 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the other...


Tuesday 8th Oct 2019 - 14:30 (1:30 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for Applied Health students 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the other...


Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Advice on choosing the appropriate databases and framing a search query including: defining your topic, tips for narrowing and broadening your search and using controlled vocabulary.

“The hand outs were great. It made me feel a lot more confident about different search engines, in the past...


Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 - 13:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory 

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research. There will be an opportunity to discuss the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and for professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

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“An inte...


Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: Biofilms 

Dr Nick Jakubovics heads a research group investigating the disruption of microbial biofilms. Initially focused on the commercial applications of this in dentistry, the group have expanded to consider potential impacts in a range of areas.

“Useful combination of sc...


Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

All researchers working with chemicals are required to attend this training, which provides advice on COSHH regulations, assessing and controlling risk, emergency procedures and first aid measures for fluorides, phenol and cyanide.

“Clear description about chemical hazards and how to fill ...


Thursday 10th Oct 2019 - 09:00 (1:30 hr)
Medline 

This session will help you understand the structure of Medline - the key to using it well - as well as how to sign into the database, use subject headings and limits, use combined and limited searches, check reference availability in the catalogue and select, save and print articles and reference...


Thursday 10th Oct 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Demonstrating Opportunities within the School of Biomedical Sciences 

The School of Biomedical Sciences offers a number of undergraduate bioscience degree programmes. We run undergraduate practical classes covering the core subject areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, sport and exercise, food and nutri...


Thursday 10th Oct 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Thursday 10th Oct 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Friday 11th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Biological and Genetic Modification Safety 

This session is mandatory for researchers working with biological agents and will cover safely handling genetically modified organisms (GMO). Essential advice on minimising risks will be provided.

“Very informative. Information was given very clearly and was easy to understand. Genuinely v...


Monday 14th Oct 2019 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Enhancing Attention and Curiosity 

These sessions introduce participants to mindfulness practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Sessions take place at lunchtime in the Graduate Training Suite.

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These ses...


Tuesday 15th Oct 2019 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Recording your Research (Lab books, Research diaries etc.) 

Considering three aspects of recording research methods and data: The conventional lab book, recording in a clinical setting and the recording of electronic data this session covers each and interplay between these methods.

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Mandatory for students new to Newcastle. Students who have complete...


Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

All researchers working with chemicals are required to attend this training, which provides advice on COSHH regulations, assessing and controlling risk, emergency procedures and first aid measures for fluorides, phenol and cyanide.

“Clear description about chemical hazards and how to fill ...


Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: ASTEROID 3D Vision 

Professor Jenny Read explains the development of ASTEROID, a computer game that can help assess the stereovision of children for use in the diagnosis and treatment of Squint and Lazy Eye. This presentation will explain how the research group hope to have ASTEROID ado...


Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - 15:30 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: Alcyomics Ltd 

Alcyomics Ltd is a spin-out company from Newcastle University offering a cost-effective alternative to animal testing for drugs, chemicals and cosmetics. Dr Shaheda Ahmed, Senior Scientific Officer at Alcyomics, presents a history of the company and how it developed its innovative Skimune&tr...


Thursday 17th Oct 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Content and Layout 

A self-directed study workshop on how to get the most out of MS Word using styles and style sets, table of contents, page layout and numbering, headers and footers, spelling and grammar, and equations.

Recommended for first year students working on their end of year report, and for those ne...


Friday 18th Oct 2019 - 13:00 (30 mins)
Storing research data during and after a project 

Whether you are collecting new data or accessing existing data you need to consider: how the data will be stored during a project; who will access to the data (and how); and where to archive the data at project end.

This session provides an overview of what needs to be c...


Friday 18th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Biological and Genetic Modification Safety 

This session is mandatory for researchers working with biological agents and will cover safely handling genetically modified organisms (GMO). Essential advice on minimising risks will be provided.

“Very informative. Information was given very clearly and was easy to understand. Genuinely v...


Saturday 19th Oct 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday 20th Oct 2019 - 22:00
PGR commUNITY event - PGR Retreat at Lake District 

Come and join us in a weekend retreat just before the day gets shorter and things become busier. We will head-out to one of the most beautiful sites in England, the Lake District (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWYM07J9mU)

 

About the retreat location

Keswick, situated between the huge ...


Monday 21st Oct 2019 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Biological and Genetic Modification Safety 

This session is mandatory for researchers working with biological agents and will cover safely handling genetically modified organisms (GMO). Essential advice on minimising risks will be provided.

“Very informative. Information was given very clearly and was easy to understand. Genuinely v...


Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Images and Tables 

A supervised, self-directed workshop which covers creating and managing images, formatting and manipulating tables and referencing these objects within the document efficiently.

Suitable for first year students working on their end of year report. Attendance is recommended but this course c...


Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Public Speaking (NEPG support) 

There is a general acceptance that presentation skills between academics may be limited by the complex nature of the work being presented. However, good presenters do exist and they can generate great interest in their research. Experts in Science communication will help make you one of those goo...


Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Public Speaking (NEPG support) 

There is a general acceptance that presentation skills between academics may be limited by the complex nature of the work being presented. However, good presenters do exist and they can generate great interest in their research. Experts in Science communication will help make you one of those goo...


Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
How to Sleep 

How to sleep!

Good enough sleep, not too much and not too little, is a cornerstone of our physical and mental health.

Unfortunately, a healthy amount of sleep is not always easy to achieve.

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about


Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: AMLo 

Dr Marie Labus is the Chief Operating Officer of Newcastle Spin-out company AMLo, in this presentaion Dr Labus will explain the development of their prognostic test for Melanoma and give some consideration of where the company will head to next.


Thursday 24th Oct 2019 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

All researchers working with chemicals are required to attend this training, which provides advice on COSHH regulations, assessing and controlling risk, emergency procedures and first aid measures for fluorides, phenol and cyanide.

“Clear description about chemical hazards and how to fill ...


Friday 25th Oct 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Public Speaking (NEPG support) 

There is a general acceptance that presentation skills between academics may be limited by the complex nature of the work being presented. However, good presenters do exist and they can generate great interest in their research. Experts in Science communication will help make you one of those goo...


Wednesday 30th Oct 2019 - 13:15 to Sunday 20th Oct 2019 - 14:00
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Health 

These sessions introduce participants to mindfulness practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Sessions take place at lunchtime in the Graduate Training Suite.

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These ses...


Friday 1st Nov 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Monday 4th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Monday 4th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
EndNote 

All researchers wishing to use EndNote should attend this workshop which includes: searching for and importing references, adding citations to a document and formatting your bibliography, linking to
full text, amending citations and annotating and organising references

&l...


Tuesday 5th Nov 2019 - 18:00 (3 hr)
PGR commUNITY event - Bonfire Night 

Celebrate Guy Fawkes night with your fellow PGRs. We will be watching

the fireworks display and then we will head to a pub near the Quayside. Tag along your family and friends. More details will be posted soon on our Facebook page, Twitter and WhatsApp group. You can book your slot via workshop ...


Wednesday 6th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Friday 8th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Monday 11th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (30 mins)
Storing research data during and after a project 

Whether you are collecting new data or accessing existing data you need to consider: how the data will be stored during a project; who will access to the data (and how); and where to archive the data at project end.

This session provides an overview of what needs to be c...


Wednesday 13th Nov 2019 - 12:00 (3 hr)
Clinical Research with Older people 

An interactive workshop which explores the challenges and opportunities associated with involving older people in clinical research.

Includes:
• Strategies to approach and recruit older people to clinical studies in a range of settings
• Legal and ethical considerations
• The advanta...


Wednesday 13th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Wednesday 13th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
How to Sleep 

How to sleep!

 

Good enough sleep, not too much and not too little, is a cornerstone of our physical and mental health.

Unfortunately, a healthy amount of sleep is not always easy to achieve.

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about

 


Wednesday 13th Nov 2019 - 15:00 (1 hr)
NHS Research Governance 

An introduction to the NHS Research Governance framework, clinical trials regulations, the role of the ethics committee and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA). This session is compulsory for researchers who have clinical aspects to their work.

The session will be s...


Wednesday 13th Nov 2019 - 16:00 (1 hr)
Insights from Industry: Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Ltd. (formally Avecia) 

Fuji Diosynth Biotechnologies are a world leader in the development of drug manufacturing procedures and offer a full service from R&D through to production. In this presentation staff from the company will explain what researchers in Drug discovery should know about production processes and ...


Thursday 14th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Basic Stats (ISRU) 

A succinct tour of contemporary statistical tools and techniques commonly used in medical and bioscience research. Topics include summary statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), correlation and regression.

This session will provide a good basic knowled...


Thursday 14th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Thursday 14th Nov 2019 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Brilliant Club: The Scholars Programmes 

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral researchers into state schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of high performing pupils...


Friday 15th Nov 2019 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

An introduction to the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to participate successfully in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the basics of statistical sampling; populat...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 16:00 (1 hr)
STEM for Britain (House of Commons) Poster Event - Application Support 

The STEM for Britain poster competition is a great opportunity for researchers to display the relevance of their work to Members of Parliament. In this session a previous participant will offer the benefit of their experience and there will be guidance on the poster and abstract.

“Really u...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Want to perfect your presentation skills or to engage new and exciting audiences? This opportunity is for you!

What is Bright Club?

Bright Club is the thinking person’s comedy night! It is the platform which transforms researchers / lab technicians / academics from Universities around the...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 13:00 to Sunday 20th Oct 2019 - 14:00
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Insights From Industry: Getting Investment 

Mr Alex Buchan, Investment Director of Northstar Ventures, presents a clear and honest picture of what investors are looking for and the sort of returns they require when investing in a business idea.

100% said the session improved their skills or awareness in finance, funding and resources (C3)...


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 09:00 (8 hr)
North East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG 2019) 

The North East Postgraduate Conference is the UK's largest postgrad conference for Medical, Bioscience and Applied Health sciences. It is free and open for Research Students to present and anyone to attend. For more information and to book your place go to NE-PG.co.uk 


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

An introduction to the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to participate successfully in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the basics of statistical sampling; populat...


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 17:00 (2 hr)
PGR commUNITY event - Launch of PGR Community as a Society 

We are finally transitioning the PGR community project to a society. Join us in our relaunch as a society where we will announce our term officers, upcoming events and initiatives specifically tailored for the PGRs. More details will be posted soon in our Facebook page, Twitter and WhatsApp group...


Monday 25th Nov 2019 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Decision-making 

These sessions introduce participants to mindfulness practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Sessions take place at lunchtime in the Graduate Training Suite.

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These ses...


Monday 25th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

Topics covered include analysis, formatting and manipulation of data, production and formatting of charts and graphs, basic statistical analysis using MS Excel, and using Excel as a database with pivot tables.

Recommended for students who are either starting to collect data or have data and are ...


Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (1 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo, this session offers advice on citation searches, combined and limited searches, checking reference availability in the catalogue and electronic journals, and selecting, saving and printing articles and references.

&ld...


Wednesday 27th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Thursday 28th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Friday 29th Nov 2019 - 15:00 (1:30 hr)
Procrastination 

Most of us are familiar with the struggle to complete a task as we can find ourselves procrastinating. This workshop aims to develop practical strategies to help you break any procrastination habits you may have. We will not be looking at the underlying reasons why we procrastinate, rather focuss...


Monday 2nd Dec 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Monday 2nd Dec 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Project Risk Management 

PhDs, like any project, need to be actively managed. One key aspect of project management is the consideration of how the project is open to risk. A framework for appraisal of the risks is presented and discussed.

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This workshop will consider how the project is open to risk – t...


Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Insights From Industry: Costs & Finance 

In this practical session business consultant with RMT, Stephen Slater will take you through a simulated balance sheet for a small company. This will help you to consider the costs involved of running a small company, what the position is around Tax and how to make the most of any opportunities s...


Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 - 15:30 (1:30 hr)
Insights from Industry: Project Management 

Mr John Patterson has many years’ experience heading up numerous projects for one of the most successful companies in the North East. This session will consider a variety of project management techniques and put into context the use of different approaches in r...


Thursday 5th Dec 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Demonstrating Opportunities within the School of Biomedical Sciences 

The School of Biomedical Sciences offers a number of undergraduate bioscience degree programmes. We run undergraduate practical classes covering the core subject areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, sport and exercise, food and nutri...


Thursday 5th Dec 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Thursday 5th Dec 2019 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
SPSS Advanced 

Building on SPSS for Beginners, Dr Simon Kometa explores the features of SPSS including: simple and multiple regressions; repeated measure analysis, cross tabulation, survival analysis, binary logistic regression and a brief introduction to 2-way and n-way ANOVAs.

Prerequisites: you must have at...


Thursday 5th Dec 2019 - 15:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Advice on choosing the appropriate databases and framing a search query including: defining your topic, tips for narrowing and broadening your search and using controlled vocabulary.

“The hand outs were great. It made me feel a lot more confident about different search engines, in the past...


Monday 9th Dec 2019 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Writing Examination Essays 

This workshop will help you prepare for essay-based exams, structure your essay, and write clearly and concisely. To illustrate these points, we will analyse and evaluate sample essay questions and answers.

Some students, especially those used to multiple choice or short answer exam questions, a...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Hig...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Data analysis and visualization using R 

R is a powerful, free, widely-used programming language for statistical analysis of quantitative data. This short course will introduce you to programming in R; analysing datasets using general and generalized linear models; making publication-quality figures; simulations; and advanced analysis t...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 13:00 (3 hr)
NEPG Postgraduate Conference Organisers Meeting 

The NEPG is a great opportunity for you to present your work but this conference is also organised by research students. This meeting provides a commitment free chance to find out about getting involved in the planning and delivery of the NEPG 2019.

“Really excited to be able to take part ...


Thursday 12th Dec 2019 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

One-to-one statistical support sessions are provided throughout the year. These sessions are intended to help you with specific issues in the design and analysis of your quantitative research. Participants are required to provide details of their query on application.

Booking a one-to-one sessio...


Friday 13th Dec 2019 - 17:00 (3 hr)
PGR commUNITY event - PGR Holiday party 

It’s the holiday season again. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we want you to enjoy this day as a celebration of another year of accomplishments, new friendships and new beginnings for 2020. There will games, food and different activities prepared for everyone to enjoy. More details...


Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Systematic Review 

These sessions aim to support researchers as they work towards a comprehensive literature review. Of particular interest to those working in public health, but useful for all to attend.

This workshop is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Training Network.

“Clear oversight into systematic rev...


Thursday 9th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Academic Writing 

An interactive workshop to help you to identify the conventional features of scholarly writing, explore ways to make your writing clearer and more self-assured, and discuss strategies to develop your own style.

Workshop delivered by the Writing Development Centre.

“Absolutely BRILLIANT wo...


Thursday 9th Jan 2020 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Managing Long Documents 

Building on previous document management and library skills sessions, this workshop develops your advanced Office and Endnote knowledge, allowing you to focus on research work in your later stages without IT distractions.

Most beneficial to final year students about to start or already writing u...


Friday 10th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

All researchers working with chemicals are required to attend this training, which provides advice on COSHH regulations, assessing and controlling risk, emergency procedures and first aid measures for fluorides, phenol and cyanide.

“Clear description about chemical hazards and how to fill ...


Monday 13th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (1 hr)
Welcome to Newcastle University 

Welcome imageThe Dean of Postgraduate Studies, welcomes all new PhD, MD and MPhil students to the city, Newcastle University and to the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The session provides an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about living and studying in the North East of England.

“A frie...


Monday 13th Jan 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Tuesday 14th Jan 2020 - 11:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. This session will provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started. 

“Very good overview of ePortfolio and how to develop outside of the research.”

“Got t...


Tuesday 14th Jan 2020 - 13:30 (30 mins)
Introduction to Library Facilities 

Walton LibraryThe library provides a range of essential resources for researchers including access to journals, advice on comprehensive literature searching and guidance on referencing. The session is very useful for students who are new to Newcastle.

“Very friendly environment.”

“Exactly w...


Tuesday 14th Jan 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Managing Your PhD/MPhil/MD – An essential guide 

These introductory workshops will help you to manage your studies successfully. You will have the chance to ask questions and address any areas of concern. Attending is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil students. If you cannot attend the most appropriate session you may attend any of the other...


Wednesday 15th Jan 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Getting that 'first postdoc' position 

A researcher’s first postdoc position can often be career defining. It is important to make a careful and informed choice about the postdocs on offer. Prof Anthony Moorman offers advice on possible routes into an academic role and the perspective of an academic involved in recruiting resear...


Thursday 16th Jan 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Recording your Research (Lab books, Research diaries etc.) 

Considering three aspects of recording research methods and data: The conventional lab book, recording in a clinical setting and the recording of electronic data this session covers each and interplay between these methods.

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Mandatory for students new to Newcastle. Students who have complete...


Monday 20th Jan 2020 - 09:00 (1 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo, this session offers advice on citation searches, combined and limited searches, checking reference availability in the catalogue and electronic journals, and selecting, saving and printing articles and references.

&ld...


Monday 20th Jan 2020 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Teaching and Supervising Project Students 

Whether you are directly responsible for supervising a student's project or find yourself offering advice and helping out, this session will help you understand what is expected of you and how to manage students’ expectations.

Dr Alison Tyson-Capper and Dr Marita Grimwood run this workshop...


Monday 20th Jan 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Tuesday 21st Jan 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
Basic Stats (ISRU) 

A succinct tour of contemporary statistical tools and techniques commonly used in medical and bioscience research. Topics include summary statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), correlation and regression.

This session will provide a good basic knowled...


Tuesday 21st Jan 2020 - 14:00 to Friday 21st Feb 2020 - 15:00
EndNote 

All researchers wishing to use EndNote should attend this workshop which includes: searching for and importing references, adding citations to a document and formatting your bibliography, linking to
full text, amending citations and annotating and organising references

&l...


Wednesday 22nd Jan 2020 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Want to perfect your presentation skills or to engage new and exciting audiences? This opportunity is for you!

What is Bright Club?

Bright Club is the thinking person’s comedy night! It is the platform which transforms researchers / lab technicians / academics from Universities around the...


Thursday 23rd Jan 2020 - 11:00 (1:30 hr)
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism 

In this interactive session aspects of academic integrity including data manipulation and reproducibility will be covered. A member of the Library team advises on the issues surrounding plagiarism and the methods used to detect it. 

This workshop is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil stud...


Monday 27th Jan 2020 - 09:00 (1:30 hr)
Medline 

This session will help you understand the structure of Medline - the key to using it well - as well as how to sign into the database, use subject headings and limits, use combined and limited searches, check reference availability in the catalogue and select, save and print articles and reference...


Monday 27th Jan 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 - 09:00 to Friday 28th Feb 2020 - 10:30
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Advice on choosing the appropriate databases and framing a search query including: defining your topic, tips for narrowing and broadening your search and using controlled vocabulary.

“The hand outs were great. It made me feel a lot more confident about different search engines, in the past...


Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 - 13:00 to Friday 28th Feb 2020 - 14:00
PhD Interviews 

Masters students who are applying for PhD positions might be wondering what to expect in the interview and what they should emphasise to impress. June Kay and Dr Jeremy Brown will provide guidance on what to expect and how best to prepare

“It was useful to hear from someone who often inter...


Thursday 30th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Biological and Genetic Modification Safety 

This session is mandatory for researchers working with biological agents and will cover safely handling genetically modified organisms (GMO). Essential advice on minimising risks will be provided.

“Very informative. Information was given very clearly and was easy to understand. Genuinely v...


Friday 31st Jan 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Hig...


Friday 31st Jan 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Creating a Data Management Plan 

The production of data management plans (DMPs) is mandated by an increasing number of research funders worldwide. This session will run through the areas to address within a DMP and suggest some useful data management tips along the way.

Data management planning of some form has been accepted go...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Wednesday 5th Feb 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

All researchers working with chemicals are required to attend this training, which provides advice on COSHH regulations, assessing and controlling risk, emergency procedures and first aid measures for fluorides, phenol and cyanide.

“Clear description about chemical hazards and how to fill ...


Thursday 6th Feb 2020 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Biological and Genetic Modification Safety 

This session is mandatory for researchers working with biological agents and will cover safely handling genetically modified organisms (GMO). Essential advice on minimising risks will be provided.

“Very informative. Information was given very clearly and was easy to understand. Genuinely v...


Friday 7th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Thesis Writing 

An overview of the regulations on thesis preparation and submission. Using the experiences of successfully supervised research students, this session offers tips on how to structure a thesis and the writing-up process.

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Mandatory for all students in their final year.

91% said the session ...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 09:00 (1 hr)
EndNote 

All researchers wishing to use EndNote should attend this workshop which includes: searching for and importing references, adding citations to a document and formatting your bibliography, linking to
full text, amending citations and annotating and organising references

&l...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory 

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research. There will be an opportunity to discuss the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and for professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

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“An inte...


Wednesday 12th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
How to Sleep 

How to sleep!

 

Good enough sleep, not too much and not too little, is a cornerstone of our physical and mental health.

Unfortunately, a healthy amount of sleep is not always easy to achieve.

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about

 


Thursday 13th Feb 2020 - 09:45 (7:15 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...


Monday 17th Feb 2020 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 

Prof Matthias Trost covers in a six-hour lecture series the absolute basics in mass spec and proteomics, including the newest methods developed in recent years and their application. This basic knowledge will help you design better experiments and understand the oppo...


Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Advice on choosing the appropriate databases and framing a search query including: defining your topic, tips for narrowing and broadening your search and using controlled vocabulary.

“The hand outs were great. It made me feel a lot more confident about different search engines, in the past...


Friday 21st Feb 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Monday 24th Feb 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Your Personal Development Plan (PDP) - Preparing for the Progress Review Panel 

The early stages of a PhD can be a steep learning curve, so how do you capture this learning and get the most from the experience and the opportunities on offer?  This session will help you get the most from your PDP.

With contributions from the Careers Service and a research student w...


Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Systematic Review 

These sessions aim to support researchers as they work towards a comprehensive literature review. Of particular interest to those working in public health, but useful for all to attend.

This workshop is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Training Network.

“Clear oversight into systematic rev...


Wednesday 26th Feb 2020 - 09:00 (1 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo, this session offers advice on citation searches, combined and limited searches, checking reference availability in the catalogue and electronic journals, and selecting, saving and printing articles and references.

&ld...


Wednesday 26th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Writing Your First Year Report 

This workshop offers strategic and technical advice on writing a suitable literature review for your first year report. The session will consider what should be included in your report and the amount of time that should be spent completing it.

Although not compulsory, it is strongly recommended ...


Wednesday 26th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
How to Sleep 

How to sleep!

 

Good enough sleep, not too much and not too little, is a cornerstone of our physical and mental health.

Unfortunately, a healthy amount of sleep is not always easy to achieve.

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about

 


Wednesday 26th Feb 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

Topics covered include analysis, formatting and manipulation of data, production and formatting of charts and graphs, basic statistical analysis using MS Excel, and using Excel as a database with pivot tables.

Recommended for students who are either starting to collect data or have data and are ...


Monday 2nd Mar 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Second Year Annual Review: Your Research Outputs 

An advice session for all the second year students due to complete their second year review. The session also considers career routes for doctoral students, highlighting how outputs and activities at this stage can be career defining and formative.

This session is mandatory for all students due ...


Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020 - 11:00 to Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 13:00
Writing a successful research funding application- How the Research Design Service can help you? 

Dr Bronia Arnott, NIHR RDS NE Research Methodologist will deliver a workshop as part of the NIHR Training Network.  The Research Design Service (RDS) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and...


Wednesday 4th Mar 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 4th Mar 2020 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Writing a Literature Review 

This workshop, run by the Writing Development Centre, will discuss the process of mapping out the field and structuring the literature review, as well as strategies for writing so that you retain control over the material without losing your own critical contribution.

Though not compulsory, this...


Thursday 5th Mar 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Recognising and building your resilience to the rigours of research 

This session investigates how researchers deal with the challenges they face and reflect positively on their experience. Participants will be encouraged to consider the potential benefits of coping strategies such as the use of mindfulness and meditation.

Working at the cutting edge of knowledge...


Monday 9th Mar 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Public Health & Health Service Research students-Preparing for your First Year Review (Mandatory for PhD, MD amd MPhil in IH&S) 

This session is aimed at students undertaking epidemiological and applied health research to inform public health and health care interventions, who may use different research methods and procedures and have different research outputs and impacts to biomedical research students. Recognising these...


Tuesday 10th Mar 2020 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Communication and Presentation Skills 

Dr Daniel Erskine, former winner of the INSIGHTs public lecture prize offers advice based on his own experience of presenting his research to a variety of audiences. This session will provide guidance on how to express your science in a clear and interesting fashion.

 


Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 - 12:00 (3 hr)
Clinical Research with Older people 

An interactive workshop which explores the challenges and opportunities associated with involving older people in clinical research.

Includes:
• Strategies to approach and recruit older people to clinical studies in a range of settings
• Legal and ethical considerations
• The advanta...


Thursday 12th Mar 2020 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Managing Long Documents 

Building on previous document management and library skills sessions, this workshop develops your advanced Office and Endnote knowledge, allowing you to focus on research work in your later stages without IT distractions.

Most beneficial to final year students about to start or already writing u...


Wednesday 18th Mar 2020 - 09:00 (8 hr)
Advanced Systematic Review 

These sessions aim to support researchers as they work towards a comprehensive literature review. Of particular interest to those working in public health, but useful for all to attend.

This workshop is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Training Network.

“Clear oversight into systematic rev...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 31st Mar 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Making a Successful Career Move 

In this interactive session run by the faculty’s postgraduate Careers Adviser, we will help you to explore some of the many career options for scientists outside of academic research. 

Two former PhD students will talk about their experience of moving into training as a patent attorne...


Wednesday 1st Apr 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
NVivo training 

An introduction to NVivo for qualitative data management and analysis, including how to set up a project, upload data, begin coding, run reports and techniques to aid data analysis.

This session will assume basic knowledge of qualitative methods but no prior knowledge of NVivo and example data w...


Wednesday 15th Apr 2020 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Applying for Fellowships 

This session is for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers thinking of applying for a non-clinical Fellowship from a Research Council or medical charity.

It describes what funding bodies are looking for in prospective Fellows and what support is available to applicants from the Faculty. PhD s...


Monday 20th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 21st Apr 2020 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Want to perfect your presentation skills or to engage new and exciting audiences? This opportunity is for you!

What is Bright Club?

Bright Club is the thinking person’s comedy night! It is the platform which transforms researchers / lab technicians / academics from Universities around the...


Wednesday 22nd Apr 2020 - 11:00 (1 hr)
How to write a plain English summary 

In this session find out:

Delivered by Dave Green, NIHR Public Contributor. 


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
The Viva and Beyond 

Prof John Kirby covers what you should expect from your viva (research degree oral presentation), how you should prepare for it and explains typical viva scenarios.

Your viva is an opportunity to reflect on your performance as well as identifying areas in which you might still need help. It is a...


Wednesday 29th Apr 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Chairing at a Scientific Meeting 

Facilitated by an experienced Chair who will share their experience of conducting numerous scientific meetings, including how to make a speaker feel at ease, encourage positive and non-confrontational questions, and ensure everything runs to schedule.

“The session was very helpful both on ...


Thursday 30th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in Hig...


Thursday 30th Apr 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Biotech & Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) information 

An introduction to the Biotech and Environment YES competitions. YES entrants work in teams to create a hypothetical company bidding for funding to commercialise their ideas. The competition takes place over three days, with a prize of £2,500 and a trip to the USA.

Competing teams receive ...


Friday 1st May 2020 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

An introduction to the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to participate successfully in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the basics of statistical sampling; populat...


Wednesday 6th May 2020 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Induction Catch Up 

This session is facilitated by Dr Richy Hetherington and is aimed at April starters, or for any research students that have missed mandatory sessions and don't want to wait until the next academic year. This session offers a quick run through of induction materials and highlights how materials ca...


Monday 11th May 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 17:00
Pint of Science 

Pint of Science is an international engagement festival. The basic idea is simple... talks in pubs.

Monday 11- Wednesday 13 May 2020
More information at www.pintofscience.co.uk 


Tuesday 12th May 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Scientific Writing 

Dr Alison Tyson-Capper offers guidance on scientific writing, particularly for academic publication. She will draw on her extensive experience in this area, suggesting strategies for successful writing and tips on how to avoid errors. 

85% said the session improved their skills or awareness...


Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Medline 

This session will help you understand the structure of Medline - the key to using it well - as well as how to sign into the database, use subject headings and limits, use combined and limited searches, check reference availability in the catalogue and select, save and print articles and reference...


Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Alt-Metrics, ORCID, and Modern Research Tools 

There is a growing realisations that the measures to recognise researchers’ outputs and productivity are complex. Being recognised is vital for research success and ORCID registration is important for that. Understanding Alt-metrics and how modern research tools can interplay with that is i...


Thursday 21st May 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Presentation Skills Using Powerpoint 

This session takes you through the stages of creating a good presentation, from researching and knowing your audience to rehearsing and delivering. It includes information on how to improve the visual impact of your presentation whilst avoiding the pitfalls of PowerPoint’s advanced features...


Friday 22nd May 2020 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
SPSS Advanced 

Building on SPSS for Beginners, Dr Simon Kometa explores the features of SPSS including: simple and multiple regressions; repeated measure analysis, cross tabulation, survival analysis, binary logistic regression and a brief introduction to 2-way and n-way ANOVAs.

Prerequisites: you must have at...


Friday 22nd May 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching ...


Friday 22nd May 2020 - 10:00 (1 hr)
Writing for Publication and the Publication Process 

As you approach publishing your work you need to understand the process, make key decisions and manage your writing. This workshop discusses how to handle communication with editors, peer reviewers and co-authors and explores differences in writing styles.

Workshop delivered by the Writing Devel...


Tuesday 26th May 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Brilliant Club: The Scholars Programmes 

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral researchers into state schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of high performing pupils...


Monday 1st Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Content and Layout 

A self-directed study workshop on how to get the most out of MS Word using styles and style sets, table of contents, page layout and numbering, headers and footers, spelling and grammar, and equations.

Recommended for first year students working on their end of year report, and for those ne...


Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? 

This interactive workshop uses existing posters to examine what makes a good poster, providing practical advice on layout, title, figures, use of colour and other design features.

For any student thinking about presenting a poster this session provides a fantastic insight into what will make the...


Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? 

This interactive workshop uses existing posters to examine what makes a good poster, providing practical advice on layout, title, figures, use of colour and other design features.

For any student thinking about presenting a poster this session provides a fantastic insight into what will make the...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Images and Tables 

A supervised, self-directed workshop which covers creating and managing images, formatting and manipulating tables and referencing these objects within the document efficiently.

Suitable for first year students working on their end of year report. Attendance is recommended but this course c...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Dissertation Writing Workshop for Students on the MRes 

From planning to proofreading, this workshop explores process and content, including areas of difficulty such as the introduction and literature review, presenting and discussing results, and writing a conclusion. NB This year’s session has been adapted to have greater input from the MRes t...


Wednesday 10th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Advanced Document Management - Using Word and Endnote 

This session covers new and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote such as templates, page layout and section breaks, using and manipulating Endnote citations and references, as well as reviewing skills covered previously.

Suitable for second or third year students and those preparing to write ...


Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Poster Presentations - Practical Advice (PhD, MD and MPhil only) 

This supervised self-directed study session gives you the chance to evaluate poster templates and offers tips on how to improve your own poster designs.

This is a particularly valuable session if you have a partly designed poster, a poster you would like to improve, or a poster from a previous m...


Thursday 18th Jun 2020 - 13:00 (3 hr)
Managing Long Documents 

Building on previous document management and library skills sessions, this workshop develops your advanced Office and Endnote knowledge, allowing you to focus on research work in your later stages without IT distractions.

Most beneficial to final year students about to start or already writing u...


Monday 22nd Jun 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? (MRes only) 

This interactive workshop uses existing posters to examine what makes a good poster, providing practical advice on layout, title, figures, use of colour and other design features.

For any student thinking about presenting a poster this session provides a fantastic insight into what will make the...


Wednesday 24th Jun 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Your Personal Development Plan (PDP) - Preparing for the Progress Review Panel 

The early stages of a PhD can be a steep learning curve, so how do you capture this learning and get the most from the experience and the opportunities on offer?  This session will help you get the most from your PDP.

With contributions from the Careers Service and a research student w...


Thursday 25th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Monday 29th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Poster Presentations - Practical Advice (MRes only) 

This supervised self-directed study session gives you the chance to evaluate poster templates and offers tips on how to improve your own poster designs.

This is a particularly valuable session if you have a partly designed poster or a poster you would like to improve.

100% said the session impr...


Monday 6th Jul 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 8th Jul 2020 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Academic Writing: Accessible Abstracts 

Advice and guidance on how to write clear and engaging abstracts that are accessible to readers without advanced knowledge of your particular field.

Delivered by the Writing Development Centre.

“Essential insights into high quality writing”.

“Very useful, interactive and supp...


Friday 24th Jul 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 11th Aug 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Wednesday 26th Aug 2020 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

 The Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILTHE) workshop is a one-day blended learning workshop that provides an opportunity for those with no or very limited teaching experience to explore some of the main ideas and issues relating to learning and teaching in H...


Tuesday 15th Sep 2020 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Want to perfect your presentation skills or to engage new and exciting audiences? This opportunity is for you!

What is Bright Club?

Bright Club is the thinking person’s comedy night! It is the platform which transforms researchers / lab technicians / academics from Universities around the...


Saturday 7th Nov 2020 - 11:00 to Thursday 7th Nov 2019 - 12:00
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism 

In this interactive session aspects of academic integrity including data manipulation and reproducibility will be covered. A member of the Library team advises on the issues surrounding plagiarism and the methods used to detect it. 

This workshop is compulsory for all PhD, MD and MPhil stud...


Tuesday 17th Nov 2020 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Want to perfect your presentation skills or to engage new and exciting audiences? This opportunity is for you!

What is Bright Club?

Bright Club is the thinking person’s comedy night! It is the platform which transforms researchers / lab technicians / academics from Universities around the...


Saturday 21st Nov 2020 - 11:00 (1:30 hr)
Medline 

This session will help you understand the structure of Medline - the key to using it well - as well as how to sign into the database, use subject headings and limits, use combined and limited searches, check reference availability in the catalogue and select, save and print articles and reference...


Thursday 3rd Dec 2020 - 09:00 (8 hr)
MatLab 

Matlab is an interactive computing system designed to handle practically every kind of engineering and scientific computation, especially matrix calculations (MATrixLABoratory).  This workshop will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab...


Saturday 5th Dec 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Advanced Document Management - Using Word and Endnote 

This session covers new and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote such as templates, page layout and section breaks, using and manipulating Endnote citations and references, as well as reviewing skills covered previously.

Suitable for second or third year students and those preparing to write ...



ONLINE Health & Safety for Research Students 

This presentation should only be viewed as a short term replacement for attending the appropriate training session in person.