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Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Advanced Document Management - using Word and EndNote 

The FMS Digital Skills Team runs this session that draws together different strands in research and document management.  This session is suitable for second or third year students and those preparing to write their thesis. 

New and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote, including te...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
B3: Exploring Career Options (within and beyond academia 

Along with specialist skills and knowledge, accomplished researchers possess high level transferable skills with many applications in the working world. Yet few employers outside academia actively seek graduates with a research degree. So, how do postgraduate researchers explore their career opti...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 14:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 18th Nov 2019 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Tuesday 19th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Compendex and Knovel 

Join us for a practical workshop delivered by training reps from our database supplier for Compendex and Knovel (Engineering Village). Compendex is an interdisciplinary engineering database covering nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and op...


Tuesday 19th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2:30 hr)
C3: Funding & Impact: How they fit with your research career 

This workshop will introduce you to the research funding landscape and the importance of maximising the impact of your research, with the view to enhancing your career opportunities particularly if pursuing an academic route.

It will provide you with guidance on what you can do to prepare from a...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

The Scientific Writing for Postgraduates course provides an essential toolkit for producing professional and publishable scientific writing. This course ...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Biological and GM Safety 

Programme & Objectives

Aimed at

Staff and postgraduate students who carry out biological work or work in laboratories of containment levels 1, 2 and 3.


Workshop Overview

An overview of the legal and University requirements for working with Biological Agents of Hazard Groups 1, 2 and 3, an...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 10:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 11:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 11:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (3 hr)
B3: Career Conversations with MSP/Computing Alumni 

Alumni from the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics and Computing, from diverse careers and work environments, will share their experience of finding work after a PhD and talk about the nature and challenges of their work - including advice for those interested in following a si...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
How to manage anxiety and stress - part I 

 

             “Why is my heart pounding? Why are my hands sweating? Why can’t I concentrate? Why do I feel so keyed up and anxious? Is it just me that feels like this”? …

These are just some of the questi...


Wednesday 20th Nov 2019 - 15:30 (1:30 hr)
Sport and Wellbeing 

This one hour workshop will provide information on the impact that keeping active can have on our wellbeing. Information covered includes:

-        How to break negative cycles

-        How sport and exercise can improve well...


Thursday 21st Nov 2019 - 14:00 (1 hr)
A1: IEEExplore 

Join us for a practical workshop delivered by training reps from our database supplier for IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore delivers full text access to high quality technical literature (journal articles, conference papers and standards) from the IEEE and IET, alongside hundreds of up-to-date ebooks fro...


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

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


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 09:30 (3 hr)
C2: Preparing for Your Doctoral Viva 

So, you've spent several years efforts putting a fantastic thesis together - but your success still depends on a shortish meeting with people you don't really know. It’s probably worth finding out as much as you can about that meeting! Many doctoral students are daunted by the oral examinat...


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

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


Friday 22nd Nov 2019 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D1: Influencing and Negotiating 

Working with people in teams and workgroups, or even just on committees means we have to find ways of trying to get them to do more of what we want, without being obnoxious.

This workshop explores the ways of doing that, developed by researchers over the last couple of decades and applied by peo...


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

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


Monday 25th Nov 2019 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
A2: Programming with R 

Programming with R

This course requires knowledge of R up to the standard covered in the course "Introduction to R". This course covers more advanced programming routines and best practice for making statistical analysis reliable and reproducible and includes the following topics:

  &...


Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Web of Science/Publons 

Join us for a practical workshop delivered by training reps from our database supplier for Web of Science/Publons. Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database, which indexes scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and conference proceedings. We will explore how Web of Science can help...


Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (3:30 hr)
A2: An Introduction to Matlab - Part 1 

This workshop is for students new to MatLab. It will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab, including vectors and matrices, functions, scripts, programming, linear algebra, and basic plots. (Part 1 of 2).

Rating 2018/19: New

 


Tuesday 26th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
B2: Time Management 

This 2 hour workshop has been run successfully for hundreds of academics in various universities including in the HASS Faculty at Newcastle for the last five years.

It starts by looking at the bigger questions of context, purpose and meaning, and then gets into the nitty gritty of academic life:...


Wednesday 27th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: SCOPUS 

Join us for a practical workshop delivered by training reps from our database supplier for Scopus. Scopus is a large, multidisciplinary database, which indexes peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and trade publications. It provides cited-reference searchin...


Wednesday 27th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
How to manage anxiety and stress part II 

With a diverse mix of relaxation exercises; problem solving solutions and stimulating discussions, this workshop has been designed to help equip you with some fabulous tools and techniques for decreasing the debilitating symptoms of stress and anxiety.

To gain the full benefit of this workshop, ...


Wednesday 27th Nov 2019 - 18:30 (2 hr)
C2: Induction for Research Students - Singapore 

The purpose of this induction session is to introduce you to the NewRIIS and Newcastle University.  An overview of essential information about resources and support available within the University will be given as well as providing an introduction to research degrees

Topics covered will inc...


Thursday 28th Nov 2019 - 09:00 (7 hr)
C1: Emergency First Aid 

Objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

Understand the role of the first aider including infection control and recording incidents.

Assess situations, circumstances and events in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.

Administer first aid to...


Thursday 28th Nov 2019 - 11:00 (3:30 hr)
A2: An Introduction to Matlab - Part 2 

This workshop is for students new to MatLab. It will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab, including vectors and matrices, functions, scripts, programming, linear algebra, and basic plots. (Part 2 of 2). Part 1 pre-requisite.

Rating 2018/19: New


Thursday 28th Nov 2019 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Reaxys 

Join us for a practical workshop delivered by training reps from our database supplier for Reaxys. Aimed at chemists looking for experimentally-relevant results quickly, Reaxys enables you to build precise search queries to find substances, properties, reactions, bioactivity data, academic articl...


Friday 29th Nov 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Presentation Skills Using PowerPoint 

Presentation and public speaking skills are very useful in many aspects of work and life. Using an effective and well-designed presentation is a significant element to delivering a successful presentation.  At some point in your academic life, you will be required to give a presentation usin...


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

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


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

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


Monday 2nd Dec 2019 - 13:00 (3 hr)
A1: Writing Your Thesis in LaTeX 

This introductory session is for students new to LaTeX. Do you use a lot of equations in your dissertation or thesis?  LaTeX is an open-source mark-up language designed with mathematicians, scientists, and engineers in mind. It can handle equations, figures, and tables with aplomb, while get...


Tuesday 3rd Dec 2019 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Speak so people will listen 

What should you be doing on stage? This session covers body language, vocal use, and emotional projection. The focus here is giving presenters, not just techniques but an understanding of why those techniques are effective. I encourage a no rules approach, where no behaviour is incorrect, but pre...


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.


Tuesday 3rd Dec 2019 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D2: What does it all mean? Data and communication 

Talking about and sharing data or information are a key part of any researcher’s job. However, often this element of communication is done poorly leading to audience failing to understand, feeling frustrated or worse yet drawing the wrong conclusions.

Rating 2018/19: New

This session loo...


Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A1: Introduction to HPC 

High Performance Computing (HPC) services accommodate computations that are too large, too long or too numerous to be run on desktop computers or a single server. This course is a practical introduction for those who need to make use of HPC in their research. It will be run on the University's 'R...


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...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 14:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 6th Dec 2019 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 9th Dec 2019 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Tuesday 10th Dec 2019 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Pre-work Required) 

Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspirations.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire that is designed to help the user gain a better understanding of themselves and othe...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 09:30 to Thursday 12th Dec 2019 - 16:30
A2: Statistical Design of Experiments 

The statistics based methodology of Statical Design of Experiments is a technique applied to improve and ensure robust systems and processes where many factors/variables have an effect. This course provides participants with an opportunity to augment their knowledge through the understanding of a...


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

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


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 10:00 (2 hr)
Laser Safety (open bench) training 

Programme & Objectives


Aimed at

This training is for laser workers who work with class 3B and 4 open bench laser systems who through their work could potentially be exposed to the beam.

 

Workshop Overview

The training provides users with the basic principles of laser science and sa...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 13:30 (1:30 hr)
The Brilliant Club Celebration event 

Celebrating three years of collaboration between The Brilliant Club and Researcher Development at Newcastle University.

Over the last three years through this collaboration with The Brilliant Club, Newcastle University PhD and post-doctoral researchers have worked with more 560 pupils from 35 di...


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019 - 18:30 (2 hr)
C2: Writing Your Phd Project Proposal - Singapore 

You are required to seek formal approval for your proposed PhD research project within about 3 months of starting your studies.

The aim of this session is to help you write a good PhD Project Proposal.

It assumes that you are in the very early stages of your PhD studies and that you have no pre...


Thursday 12th Dec 2019 - 13:30 (2 hr)
C2: Final Stages of the PhD - Practical Steps 

Are you coming to the end of your research degree and thinking about the submission and examination of your thesis? The aim of this session is to inform you of annual progression requirements in the later stages of your degree, the thesis submission process and likely examination timescales. The ...


Friday 13th Dec 2019 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Designing an Effective Research Poster 

This workshop has been designed for researchers who present research posters at academic conferences and events. Regardless of your experience base, this workshop will explore how to design communicate your research in a simple poster form that will attract an audience, and keep them interested.

...

Friday 13th Dec 2019 - 13:30 (3 hr)
A3: Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving 

Innovation and creativity are, in theory, the lifeblood of a university environment.  Often, however, the in-depth detail of our work and the highly logical nature of post-graduate study can be at odds with the creation of original ideas. 

Dr Steve Hutchinson will lead this session and...


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

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


Tuesday 17th Dec 2019 - 09:00 (2 hr)
Chemical Safety 

Programme & Objectives


Aimed at

 

This training is for any staff members or postgraduate students who are working with substances which are classified as hazardous under COSHH or subject to the requirements of DSEAR.

 


Workshop Overview

 

The training explains chemical h...


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

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


Wednesday 15th Jan 2020 - 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 16th Jan 2020 - 09:00 (5:15 hr)
Induction for 1st Year PGRs 

Induction event for SAGE first year PGRs.

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


Monday 20th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
Visa and Immigration information session for 1st Year PGRs 

Visa and immigration information for non-EEA students holding a Tier 4 (General) student visa or Short-term Study visa.

Rating 2018/19: 4.2


Monday 20th Jan 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Thursday 23rd Jan 2020 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Health and Safety & Risk Assessment 

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

Course contents


Friday 24th Jan 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Content and Layout 

The FMS Digital Skills Team leads this workshop for first year students, working towards their end of year report. The course offers an invaluable insight into how to get the most out of MS Word when managing the content and layout of a document by moving beyond basic formatting. This session wil...


Monday 27th Jan 2020 - 09:30 (1:30 hr)
C1: Travel Health and Safety 

This workshop is suitable for Postgraduate Students who are planning to travel outside of the UK as part of their studies.

Course contents


Monday 27th Jan 2020 - 13:00 (4 hr)
A2: Introduction to Linux 

Linux is a family of free, open-source operating systems. An alternative to Windows or macOS.

Linux powers most of the world's supercomputers (including the University HPC, rocket), most Internet servers, the majority of financial trades worldwide, and over two billion Android devices. In short,...


Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 - 09:30 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Images and Tables 

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


Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 - 14:15 (1:30 hr)
B1: ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

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


Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 - 09:30 (1:30 hr)
C1: Chemical Safety and COSHH 

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

Course contents:


Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 - 11:15 (1:30 hr)
C1: Biological safety and genetic modification (GM) 

Biological safety and genetic modification (GM) safety are offered as a combined training course.

If you do not require the GM component you will be able to leave before the GM course begins.

Biological safety course contents


Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 - 12:30 (2 hr)
A1: Advanced Document Management - using Word and EndNote 

The FMS Digital Skills Team runs this session that draws together different strands in research and document management.  This session is suitable for second or third year students and those preparing to write their thesis. 

New and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote, including te...


Thursday 30th Jan 2020 - 09:00 (4 hr)
C1: Good Practice in Research 

This session will be both a practical and informative workshop for individuals to explore planning and carrying out your research, data management and analysis and dissemination of results. It will also cover what is meant by research integrity and scientific misconduct, why it matters and how to...


Friday 31st Jan 2020 - 09:00 (8 hr)
A2: Introduction to R 

This is a one day intensive course on R. This course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals, The main focus will be to introduce fundamental R concepts.

If you want to use your laptop during the workshop, then you will need to download and install R and Rs...


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

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


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 09:45 (4:15 hr)
A2: Getting Started with IBM SPSS Statistics for beginners: Very Basic SPSS 

This course is a simplied introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics.

After completing the workshop you should be able to perform some basic operations in SPSS such as:


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

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


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 14:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 3rd Feb 2020 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 - 13:30 (3 hr)
C1: Research Ethics (Theory) 

Students will be provided with the skills to evaluate academic research in general, and their personal research projects in particular. The session will start with a search for a suitable definition of ethics and of the methods and theories that could be deployed to scrutinise academic research. ...


Wednesday 5th Feb 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: What does it all mean? Data and communication 

Talking about and sharing data or information are a key part of any researcher’s job. However, often this element of communication is done poorly leading to audience failing to understand, feeling frustrated or worse yet drawing the wrong conclusions.

This session looks at why many data d...


Wednesday 5th Feb 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
A1: Introduction to HPC 

High Performance Computing (HPC) services accommodate computations that are too large, too long or too numerous to be run on desktop computers or a single server. This course is a practical introduction for those who need to make use of HPC in their research. It will be run on the University's 'R...


Wednesday 5th Feb 2020 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D3: Audience, Framing and Public Engagement 

The history of research communication is littered with examples where researchers failed to communicate because they didn’t understand their audience, the situation, or their own engagement biases.

This session explores some of those failures, helping participants find new perspectives on ...


Thursday 6th Feb 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
A3: Creative Thinking and Idea Innovation for Resourceful Researchers 

Idea innovation and evaluation is vital to being a successful researcher, in most areas of research e.g.: evaluating your next research proposal, considering the impact of your research or how your results might be commercialised or influence policy. These skills are also a key part of the succes...


Thursday 6th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Friday 7th Feb 2020 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

The Scientific Writing for Postgraduates course provides an essential toolkit for producing professional and publishable scientific writing. This course ...


Friday 7th Feb 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Introduction to Mindfulness 

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to mindfulness and how this approach can enhance your wellbeing. The benefits of mindfulness are explored in a way that can help you identify and incorporate this approach into your life to make a meaningful difference.  The focus is on connectin...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A1: MLD Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students about to start or are already writing up their thesis. 

The course trains students in using Microsoft Word to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previous document mana...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 14:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 14:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 15:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Monday 10th Feb 2020 - 15:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D2: Managing the Transition into your Research Degree 

Managing the Transition into your Research Degree This workshop will help you identify and implement the changes needed in the way you approach finding information and academic reading so you can make a successful transition from Masters level to Postgraduate Research level. The ability to priori...


Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 - 13:30 (2:30 hr)
B3: Making the Most of your PhD 

Whether you have thoughts of an academic career or a career outside academia, a research degree alone is rarely enough to compete successfully. Employers from all sectors want to see evidence of your skills, interests and motivation both from your experience as a postgraduate researcher and from ...


Wednesday 12th Feb 2020 - 09:00 (3:30 hr)
A2: An Introduction to Matlab - Part 1 

This workshop is for students new to MatLab. It will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab, including vectors and matrices, functions, scripts, programming, linear algebra, and basic plots. (Part 1 of 2).

Rating: 2018/19: New

 


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

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

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

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about

 


Thursday 13th Feb 2020 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
Getting Started with the SAS System 

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


Thursday 13th Feb 2020 - 10:30 (2 hr)
C2: First Year PhD Processes - Writing Your Research Project Proposal and Progression 

This session covers the two key milestones of your first year of PhD study. It assumes that you are in the very early stages of your research degree studies

  1. Project Proposal: You are required to seek formal approval for your proposed research project within 3 months of starting your studies. I...

Friday 14th Feb 2020 - 10:00 (3:30 hr)
A2: An Introduction to Matlab - Part 2 

This workshop is for students new to MatLab. It will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab, including vectors and matrices, functions, scripts, programming, linear algebra, and basic plots. (Part 2 of 2). Part 1 pre-requisite.

Rating 2018/19: New


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

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


Monday 24th Feb 2020 - 09:00 to Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - 17:00
A2: Statistical Modelling with R 

This course requires knowledge of R up to the standard covered in the course "Introduction to R", additionally familiarity with the statistical procedures is assumed and the mathematical underpinnings of the methods is not considered. Statistical modelling covers the following topics: 

&nbs...


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

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

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

This workshop will tell you all you need to know about

 


Thursday 27th Feb 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 ...


Monday 2nd Mar 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A2: Nvivo 

This course provides an introduction to NVivo qualitative analysis software. It is recommended for students new to Nvivo who are using predominantly qualitative data in their research or plan to use Nvivo for their literature review.

Rating: 2018/19: New


Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B2: Time Management 

This 2 hour workshop has been run successfully for hundreds of academics in various universities including in the HASS Faculty at Newcastle for the last five years.

It starts by looking at the bigger questions of context, purpose and meaning, and then gets into the nitty gritty of academic life:...


Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
B3: Job Search Strategies 

In a global graduate job market, there are a multitude of online career websites and recruitment services offering a fast route to employment. Alongside this, employers are looking for increasingly effective ways to secure the best candidates whilst minimising expensive advertising costs &nd...


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

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


Wednesday 4th Mar 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

This workshop is recommended for students who are starting to collect data or have data and are ready to manipulate and analyse it.

It covers topics including analysis, formatting and manipulation of data, production and formatting of charts and graphs, basic statistical analysis using MS Excel,...


Thursday 5th Mar 2020 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
A2: Programming with R 

Programming with R

This course requires knowledge of R up to the standard covered in the course "Introduction to R". This course covers more advanced programming routines and best practice for making statistical analysis reliable and reproducible and includes the following topics:

  &...


Monday 9th Mar 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Designing an Effective Research Poster 

This workshop has been designed for researchers who present research posters at academic conferences and events. Regardless of your experience base, this workshop will explore how to design communicate your research in a simple poster form that will attract an audience, and keep them interested.

...

Monday 9th Mar 2020 - 13:30 (3 hr)
B1: Finding and Harnessing Your Motivation 

In times of difficulty, and in challenging environments, perhaps the most important character trait is an ability to stay motivated and to keep going.  In this short, interactive workshop we'll examine the factors around both finding and then using your motivation to achieve your goals. Spec...


Tuesday 10th Mar 2020 - 09:45 (7:15 hr)
A2: Getting Started with IBM SPSS Statistics for beginners 

Dr Simon Kometa provides researchers with 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 S...


Tuesday 10th Mar 2020 - 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.


Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 - 09:30 to Thursday 12th Mar 2020 - 16:30
A2: Statistical Design of Experiments 

The statistics based methodology of Design of Experiments (DoE) is a technique applied to improve and ensure robust systems and processes where many factors/variables have an effect. This course provides participants with an opportunity to augment their knowledge through the understanding of a se...


Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Creating Academic Posters 

IT Skills will introduce the various stages of creating
an academic poster using PowerPoint. The session combines discussion with hands-on and participants should come with an idea and preferably some materials with which to work during the session.  Resources are also available online at

ht...


Wednesday 11th Mar 2020 - 15:30 (1:30 hr)
Sport and Wellbeing 

This one hour workshop will provide information on the impact that keeping active can have on our wellbeing. Information covered includes:

-        How to break negative cycles

-        How sport and exercise can improve well...


Tuesday 17th Mar 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Pre-work Required) 

Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspirations.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire that is designed to help the user gain a better understanding of themselves and othe...


Wednesday 18th Mar 2020 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

The Scientific Writing for Postgraduates course provides an essential toolkit for producing professional and publishable scientific writing. This course ...


Wednesday 18th Mar 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Content and Layout 

The FMS Digital Skills Team leads this workshop for first year students, working towards their end of year report.  The course offers an invaluable insight into how to get the most out of MS Word when managing the content and layout of a document by moving beyond basic formatting.  This...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


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

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


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 14:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 19th Mar 2020 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Monday 23rd Mar 2020 - 13:00 (3 hr)
A1: Writing Your Thesis in LaTeX 

This introductory session is for students new to LaTeX. Do you use a lot of equations in your dissertation or thesis?  LaTeX is an open-source mark-up language designed with mathematicians, scientists, and engineers in mind. It can handle equations, figures, and tables with aplomb, while get...


Tuesday 24th Mar 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Tuesday 24th Mar 2020 - 17:00 (2 hr)
Science Careers Outside the Lab 

Want to know more about careers open to science graduates who would like to use their knowledge and skills outside of a research or lab setting? 

Hosted by the Careers Service, ‘Science Careers Outside the Lab’ is an informal networking event for Science, Technology, Engineering...


Wednesday 25th Mar 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
D3: Generating impact from your PhD without losing your focus 

This session will give you everything you need to generate real-world impacts from your PhD. You will leave with practical tools you can use immediately in your research, no matter what discipline you come from, or where you are in the research cycle. The training is based on the latest rese...


Friday 27th Mar 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
A1: Introduction to HPC 

High Performance Computing (HPC) services accommodate computations that are too large, too long or too numerous to be run on desktop computers or a single server. This course is a practical introduction for those who need to make use of HPC in their research. It will be run on the University's 'R...


Monday 30th Mar 2020 - 09:30 (7 hr)
C2: Managing Your Research Project and Working with your Supervisor 

This workshop aims to help you effectively manage your PhD project and future research projects which you might undertake. 

It is particularly useful for PhD students within the first few months of their studies. The workshop utilises a project management process developed specifically for ...


Thursday 2nd Apr 2020 - 12:30 (1:30 hr)
D3: 3 Minute Thesis Launch 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks doctoral Students to explain their research in just three minutes using only one slide.  The explanation should be easily understood by a non-specialist.  Winners of the University competition will go forwards to a prestigious national comp...


Friday 3rd Apr 2020 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

The Scientific Writing for Postgraduates course provides an essential toolkit for producing professional and publishable scientific writing. This course ...


Tuesday 7th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (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 ...


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

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


Monday 20th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A1: MLD Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students about to start or are already writing up their thesis. 

The course trains students in using Microsoft Word to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previous document mana...


Monday 20th Apr 2020 - 13:30 (3 hr)
B3: Academic Career Pathways 

Securing a postdoctoral research contract is the natural first step to an academic career for many doctoral graduates. In the current HE environment however, there are different ways to progress beyond your PhD depending on your field and the research funding environment.

This interactive sessio...


Tuesday 21st Apr 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
C2: Preparing for Your Doctoral Viva 

So, you've spent several years efforts putting a fantastic thesis together - but your success still depends on a shortish meeting with people you don't really know. It’s probably worth finding out as much as you can about that meeting! Many doctoral students are daunted by the oral examinat...


Tuesday 21st Apr 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Tuesday 21st Apr 2020 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D1: Unofficially Supervising Student Research Projects 

Many researchers, as part of their own career development strategies, take on the responsibility of helping to supervise students on lower-level research projects. The aim of this workshop is to consider good practice in student project supervision.

 By the end of this short workshop partic...


Wednesday 22nd Apr 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D3: Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Valuable Ideas 

Intellectual Property is the lifeblood of all academic research. Everything you do which is new, generates Intellectual Property.

Appreciating the issues relating to Intellectual Property will help you protect your results and your interests. This interactive presentation will provide an introdu...


Wednesday 22nd Apr 2020 - 14:00 (2 hr)
B3: Exploring Career Options (within and beyond academia) 

Along with specialist skills and knowledge, accomplished researchers possess high level transferable skills with many applications in the working world. Yet few employers outside academia actively seek graduates with a research degree. So, how do postgraduate researchers explore their career opti...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
C2: Final Stages of the PhD - Practical Steps 

Are you coming to the end of your research degree and thinking about the submission and examination of your thesis? The aim of this session is to inform you of annual progression requirements in the later stages of your degree, the thesis submission process and likely examination timescales. The ...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 14:40 (50 mins)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 23rd Apr 2020 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Friday 24th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Presentation Skills Using PowerPoint 

Presentation and public speaking skills are very useful in many aspects of work and life. Using an effective and well-designed presentation is a significant element to delivering a successful presentation.  At some point in your academic life, you will be required to give a presentation usin...


Friday 24th Apr 2020 - 14:00 (1 hr)
A1: Open Access Publishing 

Open access publishing makes research available to everyone, for free and with limited restrictions on reuse. This maximises the visibility and impact of research with potential benefits for researchers, research funders and society. Making publications open access is therefore becoming standard ...


Monday 27th Apr 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Presentation Preparation 

This workshop is a detailed walk though of preparing a presentation. 90% of the work needed to deliver a good talk comes before you ever get on a stage. In the session participations will learn how to give focus to their talks, think specifically about how to engage the audiences they work with a...


Tuesday 28th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Images and Tables 

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


Tuesday 28th Apr 2020 - 14:15 (1:30 hr)
B1: ePortfolio and Personal Development Planning 

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


Wednesday 29th Apr 2020 - 10:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 29th Apr 2020 - 10:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 29th Apr 2020 - 11:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


Wednesday 29th Apr 2020 - 11:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Career Conversations 

Karen Parkhouse is the dedicated Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty.

You can book 30 minute, confidential appointment with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your ...


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

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


Friday 1st May 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Creating Academic Posters 

IT Skills will introduce the various stages of creating an academic poster using PowerPoint. The session combines discussion with hands-on and participants should come with an idea and preferably some materials with which to work during the session. Resources are also available online at https://...


Friday 1st May 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Introduction to Mindfulness 

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to mindfulness and how this approach can enhance your wellbeing. The benefits of mindfulness are explored in a way that can help you identify and incorporate this approach into your life to make a meaningful difference.  The focus is on connectin...


Tuesday 5th May 2020 - 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.


Tuesday 5th May 2020 - 12:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


Wednesday 6th May 2020 - 09:00 (5:15 hr)
Induction for 1st Year PGRs 

Induction event for SAGE first year PGRs.

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


Thursday 7th May 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Data Handling and Spreadsheet Skills 

This workshop is recommended for students who are starting to collect data or have data and are ready to manipulate and analyse it.

It covers topics including analysis, formatting and manipulation of data, production and formatting of charts and graphs, basic statistical analysis using MS Excel,...


Monday 11th May 2020 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
Visa and Immigration information session for 1st Year PGRs 

Visa and immigration information for non-EEA students holding a Tier 4 (General) student visa or Short-term Study visa.

Rating 2018/19: 4.2


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

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


Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Advanced Document Management - using Word and EndNote 

The FMS Digital Skills Team runs this session that draws together different strands in research and document management. This session is suitable for second or third year students and those preparing to write their thesis.

New and advanced techniques in Word and EndNote, including templates, pag...


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 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Friday 22nd May 2020 - 10:00 (3:30 hr)
A2: An Introduction to Matlab - Part 2 

This workshop is for students new to MatLab. It will give participants hands-on practice using some of the most useful features of Matlab, including vectors and matrices, functions, scripts, programming, linear algebra, and basic plots. (Part 2 of 2). Part 1 pre-requisite.

Rating 2018/19: New


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 09:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 10:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 11:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 13:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 14:30 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Thursday 4th Jun 2020 - 15:45 (1 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills (One to Ones) 

For Final Year PGRs who have a forthcoming presentation and would like some tailor-made presentation skills advice.  Tony Childs, a highly experienced presenter and trainer, will be available for one-to-one appointments of one hour to offer tailor-made presentation skills advice.  

You...


Tuesday 9th Jun 2020 - 13:00 (1 hr)
Understanding the Doctorate (Visa) Extension Scheme 

This session is for PhD students on Tier 4 visa who would like to stay in the UK once their PhD ends. If you are currently studying for a PhD on a Tier 4 visa, you can apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme to stay in the UK for 12 months after your course has ended. You can sue the 12 months t...


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

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


Thursday 11th Jun 2020 - 09:30 (3 hr)
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Pre-work Required) 

Forming and maintaining effective relationships with others will help you achieve personal and career satisfaction whatever your aspirations.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire that is designed to help the user gain a better understanding of themselves and othe...


Friday 12th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B2: Time Management 

This 2 hour workshop has been run successfully for hundreds of academics in various universities including in the HASS Faculty at Newcastle for the last five years.

It starts by looking at the bigger questions of context, purpose and meaning, and then gets into the nitty gritty of academic life:...


Monday 15th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A1: MLD Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students about to start or are already writing up their thesis. 

The course trains students in using Microsoft Word to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previous document mana...


Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B3: Job Search Strategies 

In a global graduate job market, there are a multitude of online career websites and recruitment services offering a fast route to employment. Alongside this, employers are looking for increasingly effective ways to secure the best candidates whilst minimising expensive advertising costs &nd...


Tuesday 16th Jun 2020 - 14:00 (2:30 hr)
C3: Funding & Impact: How they fit with your research career 

This workshop will introduce you to the research funding landscape and the importance of maximising the impact of your research, with the view to enhancing your career opportunities particularly if pursuing an academic route.

It will provide you with guidance on what you can do to prepare from a...


Wednesday 17th Jun 2020 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

The Scientific Writing for Postgraduates course provides an essential toolkit for producing professional and publishable scientific writing. This course ...


Thursday 18th Jun 2020 - 09:00 (8 hr)
D1: The interdisciplinary Researcher 

Interdisciplinarity, impact and collaboration are words which set the tone for the current academic research climate. But what does it take to ensure productive research collaborations? What are the rules of engagement and how can we ensure that all parties get benefit and value from the endeavou...


Friday 19th Jun 2020 - 13:00 (3 hr)
A1: Writing Your Thesis in LaTeX 

This introductory session is for students new to LaTeX. Do you use a lot of equations in your dissertation or thesis? LaTeX is an open-source mark-up language designed with mathematicians, scientists, and engineers in mind. It can handle equations, figures, and tables with aplomb, while getting a...


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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