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Tuesday 19th Nov 2019 - 11:00 (2 hr)
Finding the Right Help with Statistics and Planning Experiments 

This session will consider a number of quantitative analysis tools available for researchers and help to identify where sources of help are available. the Development programme offers Basic Stats training SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab and one to one support. Guidance on the best help for you will be provi...


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 3rd Dec 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively.


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...


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 - 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 14th Jan 2020 - 14:15 (1:15 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...


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...


Monday 27th Jan 2020 - 11:00 to Tuesday 27th Oct 2020 - 13:00
Finding the Right Help with Statistics and Planning Experiments 

This session will consider a number of quantitative analysis tools available for researchers and help to identify where sources of help are available. the Development programme offers Basic Stats training SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab and one to one support. guidance on the best help for you will be provi...


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 ...


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 - 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 ...


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...


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...


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 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. 


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...


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 - 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...


Wednesday 20th May 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
How to Succeed at Interview 

How do you make the right impression, answer questions effectively and make the most of your experience to convince an interviewer you are the best candidate for the job?  Your written application may be excellent but you also need to perform well in person. In this session, we will look at ...


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 (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 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...


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...