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Workshops and training for researchers

 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Shut up and write

Tue 26 Jan 2021, 09:30 - 11:30 GMT

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Please sign up and download the app for free via this link:

https://zoom.us/

We will send you the Zoom link for the workshop a day before the workshop is to take place, booking onto this workshop is essential.

Shut Up and Write is an event for researchers to come together for a fixed amount of time and write. The aim is not to put pressure on you to be productive, rather, to help you carve out some dedicated time to write and to present a chance to connect with other researchers. It is a great way make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between writing sessions of 35 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges we are facing as a research community and how we might support one another.

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How to write a great research paper, and get it accepted by a good journal (hosted by Elsevier) (Online)

Tue 26 Jan 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Please sign up and download the app for free via this link:

https://zoom.us/

Pre-recorded Workshop and Q&A webinar with our experts on 26th January 2021, 2.00pm

Knowing the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to send it to, really helps in getting your paper accepted. Also understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process.

Before the session, please watch the recorded video at your convenience. The video will cover the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to submit your papers. Also, you will gain an understanding of how editors and publishers think, what they expect in your submission, and how the peer review process works.

Click below to watch the recorded 2-hour workshop:

https://youtu.be/-48NsDo73nQ

At the Q&A event, our experts, Dr Anthony Newman and Dr. Holly Shiels, will be happy to take questions and answer your queries related to the publishing process.

Dr Anthony Newman is a Senior Publisher with Elsevier and is based in Amsterdam. Currently responsible for fifteen laboratory medicine and biochemistry journals, he joined Elsevier over 30 years ago and has been Publisher for the last 20+ years. Before then he was the marketing communications manager for the biochemistry journals of Elsevier. By training, he is a polymer chemist and was active in the industry before leaving London and moving to Amsterdam in 1987 to join Elsevier.

Holly Shiels is a reader in cardiac physiology at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on the impact of the environment on cardiac physiology exploring cellular and to whole organism mechanisms that adjust heart function in response to changing temperature, dissolved gases and pollution. Such knowledge has application to cardiac health and disease and in predicting how organisms, populations and ecosystems respond to environmental change.

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7 steps to raising your research profile

Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Please sign up and download the app for free via this link:

https://zoom.us/

We will send you the Zoom link for the workshop a day before the workshop is to take place, booking onto this workshop is essential.

Getting noticed promoting yourself and your research online

This workshop will help you develop strategies for managing your online research presence by considering the following questions:

  • Which online tools and platforms are the most useful to me?
  • How can I find the time to use social media tools to promote my research?
  • How can I maximise access to my research?
  • How do I know if my online presence strategies are effective?
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Enhance your Public Speaking Skills using Improvisation Techniques

Thu 28 Jan 2021, 14:00 - 15:15 GMT

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Please sign up and download the app for free via this link:

https://zoom.us/

We will send you the Zoom link for the workshop a day before the workshop is to take place, booking onto this workshop is essential.

In this fully interactive workshop you will learn a range of improvisation techniques that will improve your confidence about public speaking and informal networking. Improvisation is a form of unscripted theatre that relies on heightened communication and creativity. Aside from performance, it can be also be used to promote teamwork, enhance presentation skills and ease social anxiety. We will focus on the application of improvisation for improving public speaking skills and will provide you with practical exercises to help you build confidence in communicating with a variety of audiences. Learn to be more present, feel confident speaking in any setting and embrace failure.

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