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Wednesday 24th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Getting started: Library research essentials - Engineering and Computing 

An introduction to Newcastle University’s library services and resources for postgraduate researchers.  You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.  This workshop 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 25th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Content and Layout 

Michelle Miller organises this self-directed study 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...


Thursday 25th Jan 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Data Management - Singapore 

Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. This session introduces the research data management landscape, including its drivers and benefits, and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. Several tools and res...


Monday 29th Jan 2018 - 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 the pre-requisite Document Management – Content and Layout.  When putting together reports and a thesis, having a full understanding of ...


Monday 29th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Data Management 

Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. This session introduces the research data management landscape, including its drivers and benefits, and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. Several tools and res...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 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


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group faciliated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive. Like a mini-writing retreat,...


Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Getting started:Library research essentials for the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics and Natural and Environmental Sciences 

An introduction to Newcastle University’s library services and resources for postgraduate researchers.  You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.  This workshop w...


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D2: Science in the Media 

An Introduction to working with the media - the benefits and the risks, what journalists are looking for and how to prepare. This workshop aims to show how media publicity can work in favour of your research by attracting funding, offers of collaboration, and achieving a higher profile for both r...


Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 - 10:00 (3 hr)
A1: Advanced Document Management - using Word and EndNote 

Michelle Miller 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, page...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: Research Proposal to Innovation Proposal 

Applying proven, professional tools and techniques to evaluate your research project and consider each aspect that will encourage successful outcomes. This practical workshop will allow participants to highlight potential barriers to realisation of the research aims, devising possible solutions t...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
C2: Informal Introduction to Research Degrees 

For new research students only.

Bachelors' and masters' degree programmes are very structured, with annual examination cycles, frequent assessed coursework exercises and regular feedback on your performance. A research degree is different.

The main aim of any research programme is to carry out ...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 17:00 (1:30 hr)
{react} Magazine - Issue 10 Launch Celebration 

As {react} magazine marks its 10th issue, join us for a celebration in the historic Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park.

Run by science students at Newcastle University {react} aims to inform those interested in science or science-based research, providing an insight not only into the end pro...


Thursday 1st Feb 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Research Ethics - Singapore 

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. ...


Monday 5th Feb 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills 

Presentations are a fact of academic life. Unfortunately, some of the very things that make for a good researcher or a good lecturer can be actually un-helpful when it comes to making conference presentations and the like.

Please note: that this workshop has limited places and is expensive to pr...


Monday 5th Feb 2018 - 12:00
D3: Enterprise Shed - Making Ideas Happen 

This online course is about your role, through your ideas, in creating change. There are 3 main reasons why you should participate by committing 3 hours per week, for 4 weeks to The Enterprise Shed:

You will develop confidence in yourself as a ‘doer’. You will do this through analysi...


Monday 5th Feb 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills 

Presentations are a fact of academic life. Unfortunately, some of the very things that make for a good researcher or a good lecturer can be actually un-helpful when it comes to making conference presentations and the like.

Please note: that this workshop has limited places and is expensive to pr...


Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (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 7th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Library Referencing and EndNote 

Accurate and consistent referencing is of vital importance in your PhD. EndNote is reference management software designed to make your academic life easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, hel...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 14:00 (3 hr)
B3: Making the Most of your PhD Experience 

Whether you have thoughts of an academic career or a career outside academia, you will need more than just your PhD to succeed. Employers from all sectors want to see evidence of skills, experience, motivation, achievement and interest from within your PhD and from what you have done alongside it...


Thursday 8th Feb 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Advanced PowerPoint Skills - Singapore 

Presentation and public speaking skills are very useful in many aspects of work and life. The ability to stand up in public and express ideas clearly and confidently is extremely important.  At some point in your academic life, you will be required to give a presentation using PowerPoint.

T...


Friday 9th Feb 2018 - 09:00 (4 hr)
A2: Getting Started with IBM SPSS Statistics for beginners: Very Basic SPSS 

This course is a simplified introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics. After completing the workshop you should be able to perform some basic operations in SPSS such as:


Monday 12th Feb 2018 - 09:00 (4 hr)
A1: Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students who are about to start or are already writing up their thesis.  The course trains students in using information technology to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previou...


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Biological and genetic modification safety training 

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


Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: Write Here, Write Now 

Want to get some writing done?

Write Here, Write Now is a regular writing group faciliated by the Writing Development Centre for research postgraduates of all faculties. Our 2 hour structured writing sessions can help you get motivated, concentrate and be productive. Like a mini-writing retreat,...


Thursday 15th Feb 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
C2: Writing Your Research Project Proposal 

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 to write a good PhD proposal. Much of the material covered will be applicable to other research proposals. It assumes that you ar...


Monday 19th Feb 2018 - 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 19th Feb 2018 - 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 19th Feb 2018 - 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 19th Feb 2018 - 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 19th Feb 2018 - 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 19th Feb 2018 - 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 20th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: The Networking Effect 

This practical session uncovers the reasons to create and maintain a useful network as a researcher, who can help you and how to create a consistent message when promoting yourself and your research. These skills, both in person and online, can then be directly applied to developing your pro...


Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
A2: Introduction to R 

This course covers introductory R material, including: 


Thursday 22nd Feb 2018 - 13:30 (2:30 hr)
C1: Good Practice in Research 

This session will be both a practical and informative workshop for individuals carrying out research to explore what is meant by research integrity and scientific misconduct, why it matters and how to avoid it. 

The University expects all its staff and students to adhere to the highest stan...


Thursday 22nd Feb 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
D2: Introduction to Science Communication - Singapore 

Come along to this session to improve your communication skills, learn how to teach science to anyone and have a bit of fun along the way. Find out the benefits of being able to communicate the science you do better and pick up some skills and tips for being able to talk about your research to an...


Friday 23rd Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing for Publication 

This session is primarily intended for those with little or no experience of writing for publication, but may also be useful for more experienced authors who wish to gain a better understanding of the publication process.


Monday 26th Feb 2018 - 13:30 (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...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 09:30 (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. ...


Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 - 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? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday 1st Mar 2018 - 17:00
A2: Statistical Modelling (formerly Practical Statistics)  

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


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
C2: Part-time researchers - strategies for success 

Part-time researchers, including those involved in long term fieldwork, can often face additional challenges in managing & completing their doctoral research. These two half day sessions aim to give you a forum to discuss these and find strategies for success. The topics that will be covered ...


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Wednesday 28th Feb 2018 - 14:30 (1 hr)
B1: Coping with Stress Through Resilience 

This hour-long wellbeing session aims to help attendees identify possible stress triggers and the impact these might have on mental health and performance. It also enables the group to explore possible coping strategies including specific techniques and lifestyle factors.

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Thursday 1st Mar 2018 - 09:00 (8 hr)
D3: STEM focused Enterprise Challenge - innovation and creativity competition for SAgE PGRs 

An Enterprise Challenge is a fast-paced, STEM focused competition to actively develop innovation skills and apply subject knowledge, whilst tackling real-world problems

Taking part in an Enterprise Challenge can dramatically increase your employability and innovative behaviours in the space of j...


Thursday 1st Mar 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
D3: Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 1 - Singapore 

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


Friday 2nd Mar 2018 - 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 2nd Mar 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
D1: Working with your Supervisor 

The aim of this course is to assist you with thinking about the Student / Supervisor relationship and to help you to explore how you could manage that that relationship more effectively.

Topics covered will be:

Expectations from both parties

How to build, manage and maintain supervisory relati...


Monday 5th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
A2: Critical Thinking 

A PhD is not a research diary. It needs to record more than what you did and what you found. To be successful you need to demonstrate that you can think critically, i.e. that you can take the data that you have generated, and your knowledge of the relevant literature, and process this data in ord...


Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 - 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, ...


Thursday 8th Mar 2018 - 09:00 to Friday 9th Mar 2018 - 17:00
A2: Making Sense of Scientific Evidence: An Introduction to Systematic Review Meta-Analysis and Decision Modellin for Applied Scientists (Evidence Synthesis Training) 

Day 1:

09.00 – 12.30 Introduction to Systematic Review.

We will introduce the need for systematic review, the key stages of review, appraisal of strength of evidence and extraction of effect sizes.

14.00 – 17.00. Introduction to meta-analysis in R. 

We will introduce fixed an...


Thursday 8th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B3: Job Search Strategies (for Researchers who have some idea of the career paths that interest them) 

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...


Thursday 8th Mar 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
D3: Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 2 - Singapore 

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


Monday 12th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (7 hr)
C2: Managing Your Research Project 

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 r...


Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 - 09:00 (8 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 13th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D2: Managing the Transition into your Research Degree 

This workshop will get you ready for stepping up a gear in your academic studies, giving you the tools to manage the transition into your research role. We will be covering time management, advanced information searching, reading and notetaking and much more. This workshop is aimed at anyone who ...


Wednesday 14th Mar 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Creating Academic Posters 

ITSkills will introduce the various stages of creating
an academic poster using PowerPoint. The session is 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 http://fms-itskills.ncl.ac...


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 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 four years.

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


Thursday 15th Mar 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Good Practice in Your Research -Singapore 

This session will be both a practical and informative workshop for individuals carrying out research to explore what is meant by research integrity and scientific misconduct, why it matters and how to avoid it. 

The University expects all its staff and students to adhere to the highest stan...


Friday 16th Mar 2018 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

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


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
B1: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop 

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


Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: Intellectual Property Session 

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...


Thursday 22nd Mar 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Creating Academic Posters - Singapore 

IT Skills will introduce the various stages of creating an academic poster using PowerPoint. The session is 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 http://fms-itskills.ncl....


Friday 23rd Mar 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Thursday 29th Mar 2018 - 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 29th Mar 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Content and Layout 

This self-directed study workshop offers an invaluable insight into how to get the most out of MS Word when managing the content and layout of a document. This session will look in detail at topics including:


Thursday 29th Mar 2018 - 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.  ...


Thursday 29th Mar 2018 - 15:30 (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 29th Mar 2018 - 18:00 (45 mins)
D2: Presentation Skills (one to ones) - Singapore 

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 are required to take along a presentation of no more than 15 minutes in length to work on during the session with Tony. He ...


Thursday 29th Mar 2018 - 18:45 (45 mins)
D2: Presentation Skills (one to ones) - Singapore 

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 are required to take along a presentation of no more than 15 minutes in length to work on during the session with Tony. He ...


Sunday 1st Apr 2018 - 00:00
D3: Bright Club 

This is an excellent opportunity to improve you communication skills, get first class training and reach a wider public with information about your work.

We’ve all been there.  After a tiring day at work, going home to your family or to the pub with friends. One chat leads to ano...


Sunday 1st Apr 2018 - 00:00
D3: FameLab 

FameLab is an international competition for scientists, mathematicians and engineers to get involved in science communications. Participants have three minutes to convey a scientific concept of their choice, this does not need to be their own research.

They will be judged by leading researchers,...


Sunday 1st Apr 2018 - 12:00
D3: Meet the Scientist (Life Science Centre) 

Why Meet the Scientist? 

Meet the Scientist is a chance for visitors to ask questions, learn about what different scientists do on a day-to-day basis and how they got into their chosen field, and maybe even help them with their research.

All sorts of people work in the sciences, and we wan...


Sunday 1st Apr 2018 - 12:00
D1: Go Volunteer (NUSU) 

University isn’t just about lectures, libraries and sit-down learning. Here at Go Volunteer we aim to make sure you get the most out of your time at Newcastle by offering volunteering opportunities that help you develop the skills employers look for, supplement your degree course, help...


Tuesday 3rd Apr 2018 - 09:00 (4 hr)
A1: Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students who are about to start or are already writing up their thesis.  The course trains students in using information technology to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previou...


Thursday 5th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Document Management - Images & Tables 

When putting together reports and a thesis, having a full understanding of the functions of MS Word can save hours of frustration. This supervised, self-directed workshop covers skills including:


Thursday 5th Apr 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
A2: Statistics Consultancy - live training session (Singapore) 


Tuesday 10th Apr 2018 - 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? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Tuesday 10th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
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 12th Apr 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
C2: Preparing for Progression 

This workshop will explain the rationale and expectations behind the annual progression exercise for research students. It will provide an insight into the expectations of the Progress Review Panel and show you how to get the most out of progression.

A panel of academic supervisors, progres...


Thursday 12th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
Advanced Document Management - Using Word & EndNote 

Michelle Miller 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, page...


Thursday 12th Apr 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
D3: Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 3 - Singapore 

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


Friday 13th Apr 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
B2: (Academically Effective) Speed Reading 

In order for academic reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic (in terms of appropriately targeted) and critical.

This workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more cri...


Friday 13th Apr 2018 - 13:30 (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 ex...


Monday 16th Apr 2018 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
A2: Programming with R  

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


Monday 16th Apr 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Voice Coaching and Body Language 

Can you think, write, but not present yourself with assurance and to good effect? This workshop is for those who either lack or wish to enhance their voice projection and body language.

The tutor will share with you his vast experience of helping staff in business, academia and the theatre to pr...


Monday 16th Apr 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
B2: Resilience 

Emotional robustness and emotional toughness (resilience) are what keep us going when the world seems to conspire against us. It''s what makes the difference between those who give up and those who don''t. It''s a set of tools and techniques for staying strong and keeping going in the face of dif...


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D3: The Impact of Research Success - considering the positive implications and challenges of making things happen 

As a researcher it is vital to determine a vision for you and your research and also to be responsible about the impact it can have at the height of its success. Do you understand how research can take shape and impact on you, your colleagues and the world around you?

Based upon the research by ...


Tuesday 17th Apr 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
B3: Transition to an 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...


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
D2: Finalising your Thesis 

The final stage of your PhD "writing up", presents a number of challenges as you collate several years of research and your own development as a scholar into a single, coherent document. This workshop addresses a range of topics: revisiting what makes a PhD thesis, working with what you already h...


Wednesday 18th Apr 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
C2: Finishing your PhD - Practical Consideration 

Are you coming to the end of your research degree and thinking about he submission and examination of your thesis? The aim of this session is to remind you of the thesis submission process and likely examination timescales. The criteria for the appointment of examiners will be discussed. The poss...


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B3:Making a successful career move (outside academic research) 

Making a successful career move requires time and effort.  Along with expert knowledge and intellectual curiosity, accomplished researchers possess high level transferable skills with lots of applications in the working world.  Yet few employers outside academia specifically seek higher...


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
B3: Your digital identity: how to build a network and promote your research online 

Do you know what people see when they search for you online? Is it the professional image you want to project? This session with help you to think strategically about your online presence.

This practical workshop will cover: 

- how to review what information is already available about...


Thursday 19th Apr 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
C2: Finishing Your PhD (Practical Considerations) - Singapore 

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 remind you of the thesis submission process and likely examination timescales.  The criteria for the appointment of examiners will be...


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 09:00 (7:30 hr)
Getting Started with the SAS System 

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


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Friday 20th Apr 2018 - 14:00 (2 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 24th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Document Management - Content and Layout 

Michelle Miller organises this self-directed study 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...


Wednesday 25th Apr 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Advanced PowerPoint Skills 

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...


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 09:30 (6:30 hr)
Induction for 1st 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 Doctoral Research. 

Topics covered w...


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 11:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Intellectual Property for Researchers - What it is and why you need to know 

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...


Thursday 26th Apr 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Intellectual Property - Singapore 

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...


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...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 10:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Careers Surgery 

Karen Parkhouse is the link Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty. You can arrange an initial discussion with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your expertise in othe...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 10:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Careers Surgery 

Karen Parkhouse is the link Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty. You can arrange an initial discussion with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your expertise in othe...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 11:00 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Careers Surgery 

Karen Parkhouse is the link Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty. You can arrange an initial discussion with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your expertise in othe...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 11:30 (30 mins)
B3: Confidential Careers Surgery 

Karen Parkhouse is the link Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students in the SAgE faculty. You can arrange an initial discussion with Karen to discuss any aspect of your career, whether you want to stay in academia, explore other options in research, consider using your expertise in othe...


Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 14:00 (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 the pre-requisite Document Management – Content and Layout.  When putting together reports and a thesis, having a full understanding of ...


Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 16:30
D1: The Interdisciplinary Researcher  

A two-day experiential training course looking at the building blocks of the collaborative style of research; inclusive communication, cultural awareness, robust planning, negotiation and the ability to work effectively with others.

Individual researchers wishing to build successful careers need...


Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 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


Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 14:00 (2 hr)
A1: Creating Academic Posters 

IT Skills will introduce the various stages of creating
an academic poster using PowerPoint. The session is 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 http://fms-itskills.ncl.a...


Friday 4th May 2018 - 10:00 (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...


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 10:00 (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


Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
How to Write an Effective CV and Covering Letter 

What are employers looking for? How do you demonstrate that you meet these criteria and can successfully apply your skills in a new role in or beyond academia? Whatever your career intentions, this session aims to improve your ability to market your research experience effectively on paper. The s...


Wednesday 9th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Getting started: Library Research Essentials - Engineering and Computing 

An introduction to Newcastle University’s library services and resources for postgraduate researchers.  You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.  This workshop w...


Thursday 10th May 2018 - 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, a...


Thursday 10th May 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
A3: Creative Thinking for Innovative Results - live training session (Singapore) 

Innovation and generating ideas are vital activities to immerse yourself in, when becoming a successful researcher. They are valuable in all areas of research e.g.: evaluating your next research proposal, considering the impact of your research or how your results might be commercialised or influ...


Friday 11th May 2018 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
C1: Biological and genetic modification safety training 

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


Friday 11th May 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
C2: Informal Introduction to Research Degrees 

For new research students only.

Bachelors' and masters' degree programmes are very structured, with annual examination cycles, frequent assessed coursework exercises and regular feedback on your performance. A research degree is different.

The main aim of any research programme is to carry out ...


Monday 14th May 2018 - 10:00 (1:30 hr)
A1: Data Management 

Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. This session introduces the research data management landscape, including its drivers and benefits, and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. Several tools and res...


Tuesday 15th May 2018 - 09:30 (2:30 hr)
C1: Good Practice in Research 

This session will be both a practical and informative workshop for individuals carrying out research to explore what is meant by research integrity and scientific misconduct, why it matters and how to avoid it. 

The University expects all its staff and students to adhere to the highest stan...


Wednesday 16th May 2018 - 14:00 (3 hr)
A1: Advanced Document Management - using Word and EndNote 

Michelle Miller 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, page...


Thursday 17th May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Getting started: Library research essentials for the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics and Natural and Environmental Sciences 

An introduction to Newcastle University’s library services and resources for postgraduate researchers.  You will learn about the wide range of information resources in your subject area, enabling you to undertake your literature search effectively and efficiently.  This workshop w...


Thursday 17th May 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
C2: Writing Your Research Project Proposal 

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 to write a good PhD proposal. Much of the material covered will be applicable to other research proposals. It assumes that you ar...


Friday 18th May 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Friday 18th May 2018 - 13:00 (4 hr)
A1: Preparing Your Thesis (Managing Long Documents) 

This session will be most beneficial to final year students who are about to start or are already writing up their thesis.  The course trains students in using information technology to produce a thesis or similar piece of lengthy, complex work.  It represents the culmination of previou...


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 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? You can look excellent on paper but you also need to perform well in person. In this session we will look at all aspects of th...


Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
A1: Library Referencing and EndNote 

Accurate and consistent referencing is of vital importance in your PhD. EndNote is reference management software designed to make your academic life easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, hel...


Thursday 24th May 2018 - 09:15 (7:15 hr)
D2: Scientific Writing 

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


Friday 25th May 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
A2: Critical Thinking 

A PhD is not a research diary. It needs to record more than what you did and what you found. To be successful you need to demonstrate that you can think critically, i.e. that you can take the data that you have generated, and your knowledge of the relevant literature, and process this data in ord...


Thursday 31st May 2018 - 18:00 (1:30 hr)
C2: Preparing for your Viva - live training session (Singapore) 

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 ex...


Tuesday 12th Jun 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
B1: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop 

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


Thursday 14th Jun 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Monday 18th Jun 2018 - 09:30 (3 hr)
D2: Presentation Skills 

Presentations are a fact of academic life. Unfortunately, some of the very things that make for a good researcher or a good lecturer can be actually un-helpful when it comes to making conference presentations and the like.

Please note: that this workshop has limited places and is expensive to pr...


Monday 18th Jun 2018 - 13:30 (3 hr)
B1: Developing your Emotional Intelligence 

It would be nice to think that all that mattered in academia (or anywhere else) was how well we did our jobs. Unfortunately the research is pretty clear that what is at least as important as our IQ is our EQ, our Emotional Intelligence. This workshop starts to explore some of the basics of being ...


Tuesday 19th Jun 2018 - 10:00 (2 hr)
B3: Job Search Strategies (for researchers who have some idea of the career paths that interest them) 

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 19th Jun 2018 - 12:30 (1 hr)
B1: Coping with Stress Through Resilience 

This hour-long wellbeing session aims to help attendees identify possible stress triggers and the impact these might have on mental health and performance. It also enables the group to explore possible coping strategies including specific techniques and lifestyle factors.

Rating: 4.4


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Wednesday 20th Jun 2018 - 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...


Thursday 21st Jun 2018 - 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 four years.

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


Thursday 21st Jun 2018 - 13:00 (3 hr)
C2: Part-time researchers - strategies for success 

Part-time researchers, including those involved in long term fieldwork, can often face additional challenges in managing & completing their doctoral research. These two half day sessions aim to give you a forum to discuss these and find strategies for success. The topics that will be covered ...


Friday 22nd Jun 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Wednesday 11th Jul 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Thursday 26th Jul 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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


Friday 17th Aug 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - demonstrator 

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


Wednesday 22nd Aug 2018 - 10:00 (6 hr)
Introduction to Learning and Teaching one day workshop - seminar 

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