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.

Research Study Skills

New Academic Publishing - Editing and Peer Review Featured

This workshop is intended to introduce potential peer reviewers and copy editors to the Track Changes journal, and explain what the roles entail.
Staff Contact: trackchanges@sheffield.ac.uk

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New Academic writing for PhD students (12 week course)

Staff Contact: James Foley, ELTC

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New Achieve More for PGR - Cross-Faculty Research Challenge

The PGR Cross faculty Research Challenge module aims to develop students’ transferable skills with a view to enhancing employability and their ability to think outside the box.
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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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Critical Review of Research Papers Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

This unit will provide training in the detailed critical assessment required to review a scientific paper.
Staff Contact: Dr Dan Hampshire

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New Doctoral Internships

The Doctoral Internship aims to provide employment-relevant experience for PGR students. This may be an integral part of their research project or experience unrelated to that.
Staff Contact: Hilary Jones (hilary.jones@sheffield.ac.uk; 20932)

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Effective Presentation and Seminar Participation Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

Ever wanted to watch yourself present? Ever wanted to ask a question at a seminar but too afraid to ask? Students will be provided with practical guidance on how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation and how to get the most out of attending seminars.
Staff Contact: Dr Alison Gartland

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Fast Track: literature searching & reference management

This 4-hour This Fast Track workshop combines content from Tools for literature searching (LIB101) and Introduction to EndNote (LIB102). You will have the opportunity to use and evaluate a range of literature searching tools to help find journal papers, books and other types of information for your research. The workshop will also introduce EndNote Online reference management software, to help you collect and organise references and format citations and bibliographies.
Staff Contact: Brenda Steel, Emily Stock, Liam Bullingham & Peter Barr

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Fast Track: the influential researcher

This workshop will explore various ways to raise your online profile and increase the visibility of your research. The workshop combines Where to Publish? (LIB301) Sharing your research (LIB302) and Standing out from the crowd (LIB303) which are also available as separate modules.
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New Introduction to Basic Statistics for Biologists

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 Endnote

This session introduces Endnote Online, a web-based tool to help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Endnote.
Staff Contact: Liam Bullingham, Maria Mawson & Peter Barr

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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 Science Policy Faculty of Science Researchers Only

Engaging with policy-makers is becoming increasingly important for researchers.
Staff Contact: scienceinpolicy@sheffield.ac.uk

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Introduction to Scientific Thinking

This Unit will explore approaches to problem solving and in particular contrast the strategies used in everyday life with those that we need to develop to undertake sound scientific research.
Staff Contact: Dr Colby Eaton & Dr Francois Guesdon

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Looking after your research data

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.
Staff Contact: Jez Cope

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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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New Online thesis writing course (12 week course) for DL students only

Staff Contact: Dinah Ward, ELTC

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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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Presenting Yourself and Data at Conferences

Staff Contact: Sheila Franks

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New Promoting yourself well at interviews outside academia

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Sharing your research

This workshop will introduce the principles of Open Access publishing and explore how sharing your research publications and data online can help boost the impact of your work. We will demonstrate the University’s open access repositories.
Staff Contact: Kate O’Neill, Anna Marshall

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Speaking Skills for Research Purposes - ELT6060 (12 week course)

The course is intended principally for students whose first language is not English.
Staff Contact: Mr George Turner, ELTC

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Standing out from the crowd

This session will introduce you to online tools to help you maximize your influence on the research community, 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 & Rachael Roberts

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Thesis Writing: Principles and Practice - ELT6050 (12 week course)

A practical course, developing the necessary skills to write up your research as a thesis.
Staff Contact: Dr Dinah Ward, ELTC

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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: Dr Simon Cross

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Where to Publish? Using metrics to find influential journals and authors

This workshop will explore various ways to raise your online profile and increase the visibility of your research. The workshop combines ‘Where to Publish?’, ‘Sharing your research’, and ‘Standing out from the crowd’ in one 4-hour session.
Staff Contact: Anthea Tucker & Oliver Allchin

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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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