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Tuesday 19th Sep 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Bright Club Stand-up Comedy Training 

Fancy engaging new and exciting audiences?
Want to polish your performance and presentation skills?

We’ll help you find your inner comedian and steer you through the pitfalls of a boring monologue to nurture your confident chatterbox that the audience will cheer. Yes you got it right! It&rs...


Wednesday 20th Sep 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Advice from the NIHR Training Panel: Talking Heads  

This session is delivered by the NIHR Newcastle Training Network and is a unique opportunity to get advice first hand from members of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowships Panel. Professor David Jones and Professor Judith Rankin will begin with an overview followed by a mock panel with Dr James Frith. Th...


Thursday 21st Sep 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

**Please note: to confirm your booking for this session you must complete your stats query form and submit it by 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday 12 September. You will receive the form by email when you book a session.**

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the re...


Thursday 21st Sep 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 21st Sep 2017 - 12:30 (1:30 hr)
Post-Submission Scholarship Scheme Launch 

The post-submission scholarship scheme aims to give research students the opportunity to greatly develop their skills and employability following the submission of their thesis of final dissertation. Scholarships provide up to three additional months stipend in one of three possible areas. 

...

Monday 25th Sep 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Managing Stress through Mindfulness 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 27th Sep 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 28th Sep 2017 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Introduction to Critical Appraisal 

There are a vast number of academic papers and books published each year. Learning to recognise non-reproducible results, poor experimental design, incorrect analysis, conflict of interests and even outright fraud is vital in determining which are useful for your research.

Prof. Bob Lightowlers ...


Friday 29th Sep 2017 - 13:30 (2 hr)
ICaMB Induction (ONLY for ICaMB PhD & MPhil students) 

 

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

The time table is as follows:

1.30 pm – 1.45 pm - Welcome to the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB) Dr Tim CheeK Postgraduate Tutor for I...


Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1 hr)
Welcome to Newcastle University 

The Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Prof John Kirby 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...


Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - 12:00 (30 mins)
Introduction to Library Facilities 

The 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.

 


Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Breath 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - 14:00 (30 mins)
Introduction to Library Facilities 

The 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.

 


Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - 16:00 (2 hr)
Research Student Reception 

All new and current research students are invited to attend the Research Student Reception. One of the faculty's leading researchers will discuss their science and career path, providing insights into what has helped them achieve success and the pitfalls they have overcome. A drinks reception wil...


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory  

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research, exploring the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

Presented by Jan Deckers.

"Interactive session that ...


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - 11:30 (30 mins)
Research Ethics - Application 

Practical advice on what's needed to get ethical approval for a research study. Research students requiring ethical approval should attend. Those with approval arranged are advised to attend to improve their understanding of these requirements.

"Was useful to know what I have to do to get ethica...


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for students NEW to Newcastle 

This introductory workshop will help you to manage your studies successfully. Dr Alison Tyson-Capper, the Faculty Postgraduate Tutor, will provide essential information on support systems and requirements for academic progression. You will also have the chance to ask any questions, discuss your a...


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Managing your PhD or MPhil for former Newcastle students 

This introductory workshop will help you to manage your studies successfully. Dr Jeremy Brown will provide essential information on support systems and requirements for academic progression. You will have the chance to ask any questions you might have about moving from Masters to PhD/MPhil, ...


Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Managing your MD 

This introductory workshop will help you to manage your studies successfully. Dr Rakesh Heer, Director of MD studies, will provide essential information on support systems and requirements for academic progression. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you might have about balancing ...


Wednesday 4th Oct 2017 - 12:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. Mr Simon Cotterill and Dr Richy Hetherington provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started.

"Really useful. I'm new to the use of e-portfolio and the step-by-step instructions were r...


Wednesday 4th Oct 2017 - 13:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. Mr Simon Cotterill and Dr Richy Hetherington provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started.

"Really useful. I'm new to the use of e-portfolio and the step-by-step instructions were r...


Wednesday 4th Oct 2017 - 15:00 (1:15 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...


Wednesday 4th Oct 2017 - 16:00 (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...


Thursday 5th Oct 2017 - 09:00 (2 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo. Ms Erika Gavillet 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....


Thursday 5th Oct 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Friday 6th Oct 2017 - 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 6th Oct 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Friday 6th Oct 2017 - 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...


Friday 6th Oct 2017 - 13:00 (2 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 6th Oct 2017 - 16:00 (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 10th Oct 2017 - 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 and available. 

90% said the se...


Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness in Everyday Life 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for part-time and staff candidates 

This introductory workshop will help you to manage your studies successfully. Prof Neil Sheerin will provide essential information on support systems and requirements for academic progression. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you might have about balancing your studies with your...


Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil for Applied Health students 

This introductory workshop will help you to manage your studies successfully. Prof Elaine McColl will provide essential information on support systems and requirements for academic progression. You will also have the chance to ask questions, discuss your ambitions and meet the cohort of students ...


Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo. Ms Erika Gavillet 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....


Wednesday 11th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Wednesday 11th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (1:15 hr)
Translational Tales: The Snorepod 

Following on from their success licensing the PeePod, a portable urine flow meter, Dr Michael Drinnan and Dr Alison Bray have moved on to tackle sleep problems with the Snorepod. Hear how new medical devices are brought into use.

This session is new to the Development Pr...


Wednesday 11th Oct 2017 - 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.

“Have not worked in a lab or with chemicals before so all ...


Wednesday 11th Oct 2017 - 15:30 (1 hr)
Translational Tales: Demuris 

Dr Nick Allenby manages all research operation at Demuris, a Newcastle University spin out company that focuses on the pressing issue of antibiotic resistance by the development of novel antibiotics.

“The speaker gave a good insight about novel antibiotic testing and&nb...


Thursday 12th Oct 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 12th Oct 2017 - 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 12th Oct 2017 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Science Communication: Introduction to Public Engagement 

Science  communication skills are key when engaging with ...


Thursday 12th Oct 2017 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Brilliant Club (researchers into schools) 

The Brilliant Club is a charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in low participation schools to deliver university-style tutorials to pupils. A tutor placement offers you the chance to complete meaningful and well-paid work, whilst communicating your resear...


Friday 13th Oct 2017 - 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.

"The speaker delivered the talk in a clear, lively manner. It was very clearly outlined which respo...


Monday 16th Oct 2017 - 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 16th Oct 2017 - 13:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory  

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research, exploring the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

Presented by Jan Deckers.

"Interactive session that ...


Monday 16th Oct 2017 - 14:30 (30 mins)
Research Ethics - Application 

Practical advice on what's needed to get ethical approval for a research study. Research students requiring ethical approval should attend. Those with approval arranged are advised to attend to improve their understanding of these requirements.

"Was useful to know what I have to do to get ethica...


Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 - 12:00 (2 hr)
Clinical doctoral fellowships: pointing the way to Oz  

This is a multi-stakeholder event that aims to demystify the yellow brick road that leads to the submission of a doctoral clinical research fellowship. Open to all health professionals and will involve a blend of didactic and surgeries on aspects of the application process. Cosponsored by: NIHR B...


Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 - 12:00 (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 17th Oct 2017 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Recording your Research (Lab books, Research diaries etc.) 

In this session Dr Richy Hetherington, Dr Richard Oliver and Dr Simon Cockell will discuss three aspects of recording research methods and dates: The conventional lab book, recording in a clinical setting and the recording of electronic data. The interplay between these methods is considered.

Ma...


Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 - 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...


Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Cultivating Compassion 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (1:15 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 18th Oct 2017 - 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.

“Have not worked in a lab or with chemicals before so all ...


Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 - 15:30 (1:15 hr)
Translational Tales: HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd  

Mr Colin Tristram is the co-founder of HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd, a small business producing analyte controls for use in immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridisation assays. This presentation provides great insights into the start-up of a biotech company from outs...


Thursday 19th Oct 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 19th Oct 2017 - 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 19th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (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.

Prof Rob Taylor will present the October ses...


Friday 20th Oct 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Friday 20th Oct 2017 - 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.

"The speaker delivered the talk in a clear, lively manner. It was very clearly outlined which respo...


Monday 23rd Oct 2017 - 09:00 (2 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo. Ms Erika Gavillet 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....


Monday 23rd Oct 2017 - 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.

"The speaker delivered the talk in a clear, lively manner. It was very clearly outlined which respo...


Tuesday 24th Oct 2017 - 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...


Tuesday 24th Oct 2017 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Statistical Considerations in Experimental Research 

The Development Programme provides a range of advice on statistics and methods of data analysis. This session aims to put that advice into context. The session covers the factors to be considered when planning quantitative data collection and how to minimise any risks that are inherent in analysi...


Wednesday 25th Oct 2017 - 13:00 (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 25th Oct 2017 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Insights from Industry: Hexis Lab 

Dr Sola Idowuis is the CEO of Hexis Labs, a company at the forefront of innovation in skin care and nutrition. This presentation will give insights into the operations of a spin out company in the healthcare market place.

“Good to hear about a company that started from ...


Wednesday 25th Oct 2017 - 15:30 (1:15 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.

This session is new to the Deve...


Thursday 26th Oct 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 26th Oct 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Thursday 26th Oct 2017 - 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.

“Have not worked in a lab or with chemicals before so all ...


Monday 30th Oct 2017 - 09:30 (7:30 hr)
North East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG) 

The NEPG conference is the largest annual postgraduate conference in the UK, featuring the latest biomedical science research carried out by top postgraduate researchers in the North-East. The conference provides postgraduates the chance to attend insightful talks by renowned speakers, participat...


Tuesday 31st Oct 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Resilience 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 1st Nov 2017 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Demonstrating Opportunities in the School of Biomedical Sciences 

The School of Biomedical Sciences are currently in the process of recruiting demonstrators for next academic year. The current rates of pay (subject to change annually), are as follows:

Demonstrating Practical’s and marking: £14.21
Seminar Leading: £25.80
Invigilating: £8.2...


Wednesday 1st Nov 2017 - 15:30 (1:30 hr)
Insights from Industry: Intellectual Property Rights  

Patent Attorneys Elliot Stevens and David Mansell of Murgitroyd & Co. deliver this session, which aims to highlight the importance of Intellectual Property Rights when attempting to generate an impact from research findings. It will cover the patent process including costs...


Thursday 2nd Nov 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 2nd Nov 2017 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Introduction to Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) 

In this session we will cover the following areas:

Delivered by: Dr Susan Hrisos, Senior Research Associate, IHS
Dr Lynne Stobbart, Seni...


Monday 6th Nov 2017 - 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 7th Nov 2017 - 11:00 (1 hr)
Constructing a externally funded clinical research fellowship application at doctoral and intermediate level  

Dr Justin Durham, Director of Externally Funded Clinical Fellowships will deliver an interactive workshop as part of the NIHR Newcastle Training Network. This session will give an overview of considerations, plans, and strategies to help construct a successful externally funded clinical research ...


Tuesday 7th Nov 2017 - 12:00 (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...


Wednesday 8th Nov 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 8th Nov 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Well-being 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Thursday 9th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Thursday 9th Nov 2017 - 11:00 (1:30 hr)
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism 

Dr Richy Hetherington covers broad aspects of academic integrity including issues around data manipulation and reproducibility. Ms Erika Gavillet advises on the issues surrounding plagiarism and the methods used to detect it.

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

100% ...


Monday 13th Nov 2017 - 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...


Tuesday 14th Nov 2017 - 11:30 (1 hr)
Voice North: How we can help you with PPI/E 

Unsure how to engage and involve members of the public in your research?

Voice North can help you!


Tuesday 14th Nov 2017 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Research IT Support and Overview of Statistical Packages 

The session will encompass an overview of research IT support available and a discussion of the variety of statistical packages available, led by Dr Simon Kometa.

In the first part of this session an overview of Research IT support is given. The second part discusses the advantages and disadvant...


Wednesday 15th Nov 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Body Scan Meditation 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 15th Nov 2017 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Insights from Industry: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 

Mr Paul Graham is a Qualified Person (QP) and consultant who provides training and support for companies in the pharmaceutical industry. This session explains how standards are maintained in drug manufacture and will be very useful for researchers considering commerc...


Wednesday 15th Nov 2017 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Insights from Industry: Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Ltd. (formally Avecia) 

Mr Chris Mullen, the former Head of Manufacturing at Fujifilm Diosynth’s Billingham site, presents a perspective on drug development and manufacture from a world leader in this field. 

The company is a major employer of R&D scientists and may help research...


Wednesday 15th Nov 2017 - 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...


Friday 17th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (7:30 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

Dr Simon Kometa provides guidance on the use of the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to be able to effectively participate in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the ...


Monday 20th Nov 2017 - 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.

The session wil...


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 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...


Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - 13:00 (30 mins)
Clinical post-doc fellowships: The application & interview  

Dr James Frith, NIHR Clinician Scientist will deliver an interactive workshop as part of the NIHR Newcastle Training Network. Clinical research fellowships are highly competitive. The further down the pathway you venture the harder the competition becomes. Early preparation is key. This session w...


Thursday 23rd Nov 2017 - 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 23rd Nov 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Productivity 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Friday 24th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (7:30 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

Dr Simon Kometa provides guidance on the use of the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to be able to effectively participate in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the ...


Friday 24th Nov 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Monday 27th Nov 2017 - 10:00 (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 28th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (2 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo. Ms Erika Gavillet 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....


Tuesday 28th Nov 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness and 'Down-Time' 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Thursday 30th Nov 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 30th Nov 2017 - 12:00 (1:30 hr)
A Community of Philosophical Enquiry 

In this session you will be invited to partake in a participant-led philosophical enquiry, based on Matthew Lipmans' 'community of enquiry' approach to teaching and learning; a method centred on the development of critical thinking, questioning and democratic dialogue.

The session will be led by...


Monday 4th Dec 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindfulness in the Workplace 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 6th Dec 2017 - 15:00 (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 7th Dec 2017 - 09:00 (3 hr)
Statistical Support: One-to-One Advice 

We are delighted to offer one-to-one statistical advice for researchers.

The assistance offered covers the whole process of research, from refining the research hypothesis and helping design the study through to data analysis and writing up the results for publication/thesis. Dr Kim Pearce (Medi...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 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 ...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 12:00 (1:30 hr)
A Community of Philosophical Enquiry 

In this session you will be invited to partake in a participant-led philosophical enquiry, based on Matthew Lipmans' 'community of enquiry' approach to teaching and learning; a method centred on the development of critical thinking, questioning and democratic dialogue.

The session will be led by...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 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...


Thursday 7th Dec 2017 - 15:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Monday 11th Dec 2017 - 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...


Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (MBTI) - Preparatory work required 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and others in order to work more productively and develop effective relationships with others, helping you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspiratio...


Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Mindful Communication 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 - 13:00 (1 hr)
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 2017.

A member of the 2016 organising team and Richy...


Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - 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...


Tuesday 19th Dec 2017 - 13:15 (45 mins)
Lunchtime Mindfulness: Cultivating Generosity 

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness meditation practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being. Each session will involve o...


Wednesday 20th Dec 2017 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Systematic Review 

This session aims 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.

Presented by Dawn Craig. This workshop is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Training School.

90% said the sessio...


Thursday 11th Jan 2018 - 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.

At PhD level, your style is evolving into that of a confident, independent scholar an...


Thursday 11th Jan 2018 - 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 12th Jan 2018 - 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.

“Have not worked in a lab or with chemicals before so all ...


Monday 15th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (1 hr)
Welcome to Newcastle University 

The Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Prof John Kirby 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...


Monday 15th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Managing your PhD/MPhil/MD for January starters 

Essential information for students starting their PhD or MPhil, led by Dr Alison Tyson-Capper, the Faculty Postgraduate Tutor.

Information on support systems and requirements for academic progression will be provided but you will also have the chance to ask any questions, discuss your ambitions ...


Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 - 11:00 (1 hr)
ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

Engaging with your ePortfolio is an essential element of your research degree. Mr Simon Cotterill and Dr Richy Hetherington provide the rationale for its importance and give practical guidance get started.

"Really useful. I'm new to the use of e-portfolio and the step-by-step instructions were r...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Science Communication: Introduction to Public Engagement  

Science  communication skills are key when engaging with ...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 - 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.

"The speaker delivered the talk in a clear, lively manner. It was very clearly outlined which respo...


Thursday 18th Jan 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Recording your Research (Lab books, Research diaries etc.) 

In this session Dr Richy Hetherington, Dr Richard Oliver and Dr Simon Cockell will discuss three aspects of recording research methods and dates: The conventional lab book, recording in a clinical setting and the recording of electronic data. The interplay between these methods is considered.

Ma...


Monday 22nd Jan 2018 - 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 22nd Jan 2018 - 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 22nd Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Non-Medline Library Databases 

Covering Scopus, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL and touching on Embase and PsycInfo. Ms Erika Gavillet 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....


Monday 22nd Jan 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 1 

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...


Thursday 25th Jan 2018 - 11:00 (1:30 hr)
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism 

Dr Richy Hetherington covers broad aspects of academic integrity including issues around data manipulation and reproducibility. Ms Erika Gavillet advises on the issues surrounding plagiarism and the methods used to detect it.

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

100% ...


Monday 29th Jan 2018 - 12:00 (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 29th Jan 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 2 

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 30th Jan 2018 - 09:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 09:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 11:00 (1 hr)
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. Dr Lorna Dargan and a panel of academics will provide guidance on what to expect and how best to prepare.

83% said the session improved their skills o...


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 13:00 (2 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...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 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 5th Feb 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 3 

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 6th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6:30 hr)
Introduction to Science Journalism and the Media with {React} Science Magazine 

A one-day suite of workshops ideal for anyone with an interest in science writing and communication. Over the course of the day, you will receive an introduction to public engagement, science journalism, tips on how to research and write an article and how to make scienti...


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (3 hr)
Demonstrating Opportunities in the School of Biomedical Sciences 

The School of Biomedical Sciences are currently in the process of recruiting demonstrators for next academic year. The current rates of pay (subject to change annually), are as follows:

Demonstrating Practical’s and marking: £14.21
Seminar Leading: £25.80
Invigilating: £8.2...


Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 - 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.

“Have not worked in a lab or with chemicals before so all ...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 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.

"The speaker delivered the talk in a clear, lively manner. It was very clearly outlined which respo...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 11:30 (1 hr)
How to write a plain English summary 

In this session find out:

Delivered by Dave Green, NIHR Public Contributor and Helen Atkinson, Engagement Support Co-ordinator


Friday 9th Feb 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Thesis Writing 

An overview of the regulations on thesis preparation and submission. Using her experience of successfully supervising numerous research students, Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers offers tips on how to structure a thesis and the writing-up process.

Mandatory for all students in their final...


Monday 12th Feb 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 4 

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 13th Feb 2018 - 13:00 (1:30 hr)
Research Ethics - Theory  

A theoretical backdrop for the consideration of ethics in bioscience research, exploring the concept of bioethics and what the implications are for the individual, society and professionals working in bioscience, medicine and health sciences.

Presented by Jan Deckers.

"Interactive session that ...


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 14:30 (30 mins)
Research Ethics - Application 

Practical advice on what's needed to get ethical approval for a research study. Research students requiring ethical approval should attend. Those with approval arranged are advised to attend to improve their understanding of these requirements.

"Was useful to know what I have to do to get ethica...


Monday 19th Feb 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 5 

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 21st Feb 2018 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Building Robust Search Strategies 

Ms Erika Gavillet advises 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 session also looks at sensitivity v. specificity, selecting appropriate sources, search en...


Friday 23rd Feb 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 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...


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
The Basics in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: 6 

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 27th Feb 2018 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Systematic Review 

This session aims 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.

Presented by Fiona Beyer. This workshop is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Training School.

90% said the ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (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 ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 13:00 (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 1st Mar 2018 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Writing Your First Year Report 

Dr Alison Tyson-Capper 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 rec...


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Second Year Annual Review: Your Research Outputs 

Dr Alison Tyson-Capper delivers this mandatory session for all PhD students to help preperations for the second year annual report. The session also consider career routes for doctoral students, highlighting outputs and activities that can support a researchers' prospects in academic and non-acad...


Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 - 11:00 (1 hr)
Designing Research that provides health and wellbeing for all: how NIHR RDS 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 7th Mar 2018 - 11:30 (1 hr)
Preparing for your grant application  

This session will be looking at effective patient & public involvement & engagement (PPI/E) as a pathway to impact and what you should be thinking about when writing your PPI/E grant application.

There will be two parts to this session;

Impact: PPI in context
Facilitated by Dr Gwen Aver...


Wednesday 7th Mar 2018 - 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.

The literature review is of...


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 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...


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 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...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 11:00 (1 hr)
Constructing a externally funded clinical research fellowship application at doctoral and intermediate level  

Dr Justin Durham, Director of Externally Funded Clinical Fellowships will deliver an interactive workshop as part of the NIHR Newcastle Training Network. This session will give an overview of considerations, plans, and strategies to help construct a successful externally funded clinical research ...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 14:00 (1 hr)
Communication and Presentation Skills 

All postgraduate research students are required to present their work and an increasing emphasis is placed on the ability to present well. Prof Daniel Nettle offers advice based on his own experience of presenting his work to a variety of audiences.

This session will provide guidance on how to e...


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? (PhD/MD/MPhil) 

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 14th Mar 2018 - 12:00 (1 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 15th Mar 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 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...


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 09:00 (8 hr)
Practicalities of 'Omics  

Newcastle University's annual Practicalities conferences are organised by the Scientific Facility Managers and aim to focus on the practicalities and techniques involved in their fields of expertise.

We are delighted to announce that the conference will return in 2018 with a focus on our "Omics"...


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (MBTI) - Preparatory work required 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and others in order to work more productively and develop effective relationships with others, helping you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspiratio...


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 11:30 (30 mins)
Clinical doctoral fellowships: The application & interview  

Dr Richard Holliday, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow will deliver an interactive workshop as part of the NIHR Newcastle Training Network. He will share his experience of completing a successful fellowship application and attending a fellowship interview. This session will describe the areas to work...


Wednesday 21st Mar 2018 - 09:00 (8 hr)
Advanced Systematic Review 

In addition to the two-hour Systematic Review workshop which runs in January and February (see here), we are delighted to introduce a a longer, more in-depth session this year. This full-day workshop will expand on the material covered in the shorter Systematic Review workshop and aims ...


Friday 23rd Mar 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Tuesday 3rd Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Making a Successful Career Move 

In this session, run by Dr Lorna Dargan, you will start to explore some of the options for scientists outside academic research.

Making a successful career move requires considerable time and effort. Along with expert knowledge and intellectual curiosity, accomplished researchers possess high le...


Wednesday 4th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
NVivo Introduction 

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

Led by Dr Matthew Breckons and Dr Jo Lally, Qualitative Research Associates in the Institute of Health & Societ...


Wednesday 4th Apr 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
NVivo Practical Training 

This workshop builds on the introduction workshop which takes place in the morning. Attendance at the morning session is a pre-requisite for participating in the afternoon practical session.

The class involves hands-on exercises and, although data will be provided, attendees are encouraged to br...


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 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...


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Future Proofing for the prepared researcher; NIHR BRC Careers Development workshop  

Getting your post-PhD career off to a good start can sometimes be a challenge, often because the demands of writing a thesis mean that career planning can fall down your list of priorities until your hand-in deadline suddenly looms over the horizon. Our experience of working with researchers (doc...


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...


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Tuesday 24th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (3 hr)
An Introduction to Scientific Computation (Python) 

Understanding a powerful, flexible, easy-to-use and freely available programming language can increase data handling efficiency and open new research avenues. In this workshop you will set up a working Python environment on your own machine, write some simple code and explore some research-driven...


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 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...


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Beyond the Viva - Practical Advice 

Aimed at research students as they come to the end of their degree, this session will provide signposting for overseas students wishing to
stay in the UK, as well as careers perspectives for all students.

There will be some discussion of internships and temporary contracts in the c...


Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 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.

Prof Rob Taylor will present the October ses...


Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 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 4th May 2018 - 09:00 (7:30 hr)
SPSS Beginners 

Dr Simon Kometa provides guidance on the use of the statistical package SPSS and the variety of statistical methods for which it can be used. A basic knowledge of statistics is required to be able to effectively participate in this session.

The workshop covers the functions of SPSS such as: the ...


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 15:00 (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.

At PhD level, your style is evolving into that of a confident, independent scholar an...


Wednesday 9th May 2018 - 15:00 (2 hr)
Induction Catch-Up for April starters 

Essential information for students starting their PhD/MPhil/MD, led by Dr Richy Hetherington.

As with the 'Managing Your...' workshops held earlier in the year, this session will cover support systems and requirements for academic progression. Material from the ePortfolio and 'Recording your Res...


Tuesday 15th May 2018 - 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 16th May 2018 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Zotero, Mendelay, Twitter, etc: Tools for the 21st Century Researcher  

Within the bracket Web 2.0 technologies there is a range of tools you can use to retrieve, store and share information; online reference managers such as Zotero, places to discuss your research findings such as ResearchBlogging.com and forums to get help with problems.

Dr Simon Cockell of the Bi...


Thursday 17th May 2018 - 09:00 (7:30 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 18th May 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Support for Researchers Working with Public and Patient Groups 

Dr Susan Hrisos and Dr Lynne Corner take you through their experience of involving the public in the design and delivery of research and give you the opportunity to discuss ways you can increase the impact of your work by developing effective partnerships with patients and the wider public.

...

Thursday 24th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Advanced PowerPoint 

From researching and knowing your audience to rehearsing and delivering, this workshop takes you through the stages of creating an effective and memorable presentation using MS PowerPoint.

You will learn how to enhance the visual impact of your presentation whilst avoiding the pitfalls...


Friday 25th May 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 30th May 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Monday 4th Jun 2018 - 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...


Thursday 7th Jun 2018 - 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...


Tuesday 12th Jun 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Myers-Briggs Personality Typing (MBTI) - Preparatory work required 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and others in order to work more productively and develop effective relationships with others, helping you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspiratio...


Thursday 14th Jun 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Tuesday 19th Jun 2018 - 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 19th Jun 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? (PhD/MD/MPhil) 

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 19th Jun 2018 - 16:00 (1 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 21st Jun 2018 - 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 22nd Jun 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Monday 25th Jun 2018 - 13:00 (1 hr)
What Makes a Good Poster? (MRes) 

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 27th Jun 2018 - 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...


Monday 2nd Jul 2018 - 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, a poster you would like to improve, or a poster from a previous m...


Saturday 7th Jul 2018 - 12:00 (1:30 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.

We will also consider the features of good abstracts and academic writing style. Q...


Wednesday 11th Jul 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 11th Jul 2018 - 11:00 (1:30 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.

Common problems are identified and the features of successful abstracts are examined.

Recommended for all students who wish to gain a better under...


Wednesday 11th Jul 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Applied Statistics (for ICM research students): 1  

This four part workshop takes a bioscientist’s perspective to work through examples of how to use the most common statistical tests. Dr Katrin Jaedicke has developed these sessions as an online resource that are augmented by attending the facilitator-led sessions.

The course covers statist...


Wednesday 18th Jul 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Applied Statistics (for ICM research students): 2  

This four part workshop takes a bioscientist’s perspective to work through examples of how to use the most common statistical tests. Dr Katrin Jaedicke has developed these sessions as an online resource that are augmented by attending the facilitator-led sessions.

The course covers statist...


Wednesday 25th Jul 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Applied Statistics (for ICM research students): 3  

This four part workshop takes a bioscientist’s perspective to work through examples of how to use the most common statistical tests. Dr Katrin Jaedicke has developed these sessions as an online resource that are augmented by attending the facilitator-led sessions.

The course covers statist...


Thursday 26th Jul 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...


Wednesday 1st Aug 2018 - 15:00 (1 hr)
Applied Statistics (for ICM research students): 4 

This four part workshop takes a bioscientist’s perspective to work through examples of how to use the most common statistical tests. Dr Katrin Jaedicke has developed these sessions as an online resource that are augmented by attending the facilitator-led sessions.

The course covers statist...


Friday 17th Aug 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a su...


Wednesday 22nd Aug 2018 - 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 Higher Education in a ...



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