Research Students Seminars Booking System

Welcome to the online research skills booking system for workshops and training courses. On these pages you can view details of workshops, book places, view and manage your bookings, and run a transcript of workshops attended.

The online management system will keep track of your bookings for you. Once logged in the student area, you will be able to view those workshops you have requested; those which are confirmed, those you have attended, and those you are on a waiting list for. You will also be able to produce a personal transcript of your attended workshops.

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New Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging

Students will be introduced to microscopy and image formation. We will cover how light can be used to study biological samples, the important difference between magnification and resolution, and the various types of microscope platforms that are available.
Staff Contact: Dr Darren Robinson

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Academic Publishing - Editing and Peer Review

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic publishing process, from call for papers, abstract submissions, blind peer reviewing, editing, and publication.
Staff Contact: trackchanges@sheffield.ac.uk

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Automated Sequence Analysis

This module will equip students with the analytical and practical skills to manipulate DNA and protein sequences in useful ways.
Staff Contact: Prof Jon Sayers

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Beyond the Impact Factor: using metrics to help identify highly-cited and highly-discussed research

This session will give an overview of citation metrics and altmetrics, and introduce a range of tools that can be used to help identify highly-cited and highly-discussed research. We'll discuss the strengths and limitations of these metrics, and how to use them responsibly.
Staff Contact: Anthea Tucker & Oliver Allchin

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Boosting your digital presence as a researcher

This session will introduce you to online tools to help you maximise your influence on the research community, begin to create an online personal profile which will be visible to other researchers and to possible employers, and assess the impact of others.
Staff Contact: Helen Moore (Library) & Rachael Roberts (Careers Service)

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New Career Decision Making

Making career decisions is about so much more than coming up with a job title.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts/Darcey Gillie

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New Career Management Strategies

Career management strategies are much more knowing a job title, finding work, or building an effective CV.
Staff Contact: Darcey Gillie

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Careers 1:1 Consultations

Every week throughout the year, one of the specialist careers advisers for postgraduate researchers will be available at the Graduate Research Centre for 30 minute one-to-one consultations.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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Copyright and open access: Your thesis and beyond

What is copyright, and how does it affect you as a researcher? Come along to this workshop to find out how you can reuse material fairly and legally in your writing - and how copyright protects works that you produce. Discover how the Library is advancing efforts in open access publishing to make your research available to the widest possible audience. Please bring along any current queries for a roundtable discussion.
Staff Contact: Ruth Mallalieu, Sharon Cocker and Emily Nunn

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New CV and Linked-In profile retreat for researchers

This drop-in retreat provides the space, IT and support to enable you to enhance your CV and LinkIn profile.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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First Steps with NVivo

This course is designed for users to be able to create an NVivo document, introduce their sources to NVivo and start annotating and coding their sources
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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Getting Data into SPSS

For users to be able to open SPSS, set up a data set, manually enter a data set and also enter data from other packages e.g. Excel
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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Going Further with SPSS

To introduce users already familiar with basic SPSS to some of the most commonly used advanced statistical techniques in SPSS.
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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Help! I need to use R

To enable researchers to make an assessment of whether they want to use R
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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New How to Network

This session will provide an opportunity to find what networking is, why it's important, and how learning to network effectively can enhance your career opportunities.
Staff Contact: Darcey Gillie

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Introduction to Advanced Microscopy Techniques Featured

During this session students will learn about the resolution limits of optical microscopy and how advanced techniques are employed to push these physical boundaries.
Staff Contact: Dr Darren Robinson

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New Introduction to Basic Statistics for Biologists Featured

There are actually very few statistical tests that scientists (as compared to statisticians) use. A few can be done by hand: these include the two most common ones (t-test and chi-squared test). In addition, most of the common calculations (mean, standard deviation, t-test) can be done in Excel.
Staff Contact: Professor Mike Williamson

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Introduction to ImageJ (FIJI) Featured

Students will be introduced to the free software platform ImageJ that enables users to open, process and analyse microscopy data from any platform currently available in the LMF.
Staff Contact: Dr Darren Robinson

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New Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging

Students will be introduced to microscopy and image formation. We will cover how light can be used to study biological samples, the important difference between magnification and resolution, and the various types of microscope platforms that are available.
Staff Contact: Dr Darren Robinson

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Introduction to Reference Management Software

This session introduces the purposes and principles of using reference management software to keep track of your reading, from exporting citation data from online resources to organising and annotating your references and PDFs of full-text articles It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience.
Staff Contact: Steve McIndoe

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Looking after your Research Data / Making a DMP

This workshop will help you to get the most out of your data by keeping it safe and secure, organising, describing, archiving and sharing it, and by augmenting it with pre-existing data from a variety of sources. Support will be offered for Data Management Planning.
Staff Contact: Bev Jones

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New Making the most of your final year

This 2hr session will cover ways in which you can ensure you get the best value out of your final year of PhD study in order to be more ready for life after your PhD.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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New Marketing yourself to employers (inside and outside of academia)

This interactive session will use practical exercises and activities to make sure you are prepared and able to market yourself effectively in any recruitment and selection process.
Staff Contact: Dr Rachael Roberts and Dr Darcey Gillie

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Neuroanatomy Dissection Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

This 5 week course comprises practical human brain dissection suitable for PhD students embarking on research in neuroradiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology and biomedical science.
Staff Contact: Dr Tom Farrow

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Next Steps with NVivo

This course is designed for users to be able to use some of the complex tools that are available in NVivo: to help them with coding, specialist analytic techniques and reporting to others
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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NVivo Cafe

A chance to work on your projects with other people who are also working in NVivo and with someone to answer queries that arise.
Staff Contact: Jean M Russell

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Preparing For Viva - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Students only

The aim of this seminar is to give some useful information about the viva exam, what to expect and how to prepare for it.
Staff Contact: Martina Daly

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New Promoting yourself well at interviews outside academia

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Research Ethics & Integrity FCS6100 (Workshops) Social Sciences Researchers Only

The workshops will be organised around case studies that will provide a focus for student reflection on research integrity and ethics. The workshops will cover - ‘Approaching Your Research’, ‘Doing Research’, and ‘Disseminating Research’.
Staff Contact: Kate Reed

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Simple Graphs and Statistics with SPSS

For users to be able to explore their data graphically, carry out simple descriptive analyses and bi-variate analyses
Staff Contact: Jean Russell

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New So you think you want an academic career?

In this session you will learn about the different career paths in academia and about a range of employers in higher education, including those outside the traditional university sector.
Staff Contact: Dr Rachael Roberts

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Tools for literature searching

This workshop introduces search tools to help you with your literature review, and provides opportunities to use and evaluate them with support from Library staff.
Staff Contact: Brenda Steel & Emily Stock

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Visualising & Analysing Biomedical Datasets with R

This unit will teach students how to visualise biomedical data using histograms, scattergrams, line plots, and more sophisticated methods including heatmaps, and how to turn these into publication-quality images.
Staff Contact: Prof Simon Cross

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Writing Your Thesis - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Students only Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

Staff Contact: Martina Daly

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