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Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Introduction to SAS JMP Software 

SAS JMP is rapidly becoming the statistical data visualization software of choice for biotechnologists and research scientists worldwide. Recently, this software became available to staff and students at the university.  This brisk, two-hour introduction is designed to get scientists up and ...


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...


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...


Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 - 10:00 (3 hr)
Basic Stats (ISRU) 

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

This session w...


Wednesday 24th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Finding Your Voice 

Undertaking and presenting your research involves several voices. You will be involved in discussions with peers and supervisors, presentations and papers, as well as identifying the voice needed for writing. Each of these can call on different aspects of expression and the need to negotiate...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 13:00 (2 hr)
Introduction to SAS JMP Software 

SAS JMP is rapidly becoming the statistical data visualization software of choice for biotechnologists and research scientists worldwide. Recently, this software became available to staff and students at the university.  This brisk, two-hour introduction is designed to get scientists up and ...


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


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 (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)
Writing a successful research proposal - How the Research Design Service can help you 

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


Wednesday 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 - 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 ...


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 - 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 ...


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...


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...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Building Your Confidence 

This workshop will help deepen your understanding of what could be hindering your self-confidence. For some, that can be in all situations, for others it may be specific scenarios where our confidence deserts us. This workshop will be a practical exploration of the topic, with opportunities provi...


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...


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...


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.

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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...


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...


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...