August: CV writing, networking, interview and finding your first research job

In August, Research Bites will be hosting colleagues from Careers. These sessions have been really popular in previous years, so get there on time for a seat and a piece of cake! Live streams will start at 12.00 BST, but please be patient as there is sometimes a short delay.

August 2017: Careers

Just turn up, no need to book! Tea/coffee and a cake provided.

CV tips for PhDs

Thursday 3rd August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST

This session will cover the format of an academic CV, a traditional CV and show examples of both.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & David Mashiter, Careers & Employment Advisers, Careers

Finding your first research job

Monday 7th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST

This session will identify the key resources to assist you in finding your first researcher position.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & Kirsty Thornton, Careers & Employment Adviser and Careers Consultant, Careers

Succeeding at interviews

Tuesday 15th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1 Live stream at 12.00 BST

How to prepare for academic job interviews, hints and tips on how to succeed and common academic interview questions.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Bring your biography – advice for Early Career Researchers

Wednesday 16th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. No live stream.

A chance to review your biography and personal profile and explore the steps you can take to increase their impact. Remember to bring your biography and CV with you.

Elaine Davies, Careers Consultant

The importance of networking for Early Career Researches

Wednesday 23rd August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1 Live stream at 12.00 BST

Learn why building your professional network is important as a researcher, and understand what you’re looking to achieve, what you have to offer, and how you can make the most of your network.

Shelley Morgan, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Look forward to seeing you there!

Room change for ‘Proactive partnerships for impact’ session

Room change

Again the room for the next Research Bites has been changed in order to overcome the technical problems we’ve been experiencing recently in Bowland North SR 3.

Please note we have moved the next session to Bowland North SR1.

 

Research Bites: Proactive partnerships for impact

Thursday 27th July, 12.00, Bowland North SR 1

Live stream at 12.00 BST

Co-designing productive, impact driven research.

Nick King, Business Development Manager & Colin McLaughlin, Technology Transfer Manager, School of Computing & Communications

Live stream

The live stream does seem to be working better now. Please do stay with us is the stream doesn’t start immediately at 12.00, and let us know at academicliaison@lancaster.ac.uk if you experience a problem.

Links to the live stream are available from the Library website, and require you to sign in with your University username and password. The links will play a recording shortly after the session has ended.

Change of venue for Research Bites: School University Research Engagement

Research Impact

Research Bites continues on the theme of Research Impact through out July, starting with:

Research Bites: School University Research Engagement

Friday 7th July, 12.00, Bowland North SR 19

Live stream at 12.00 BST

Information about opportunities available for you to engage schools in your research, including Extended Project Qualification Mentoring and Research in a Box.

Dr Jane Taylor and Dr Catherine Baxendale

Please note we have moved this session to a different room – Bowland North SR19.

Live stream

We have been experiencing multiple problems with the live stream recently, so sincere apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced or disappointed.

We’re confident that this will work from now on – but please do stay with us is the stream doesn’t start immediately at 12.00.

Link to the live stream are available from the Library website, and require you to sign in with your University username and password. The links will play a recording shortly after the session has ended.

 

 

 

News! SciVal training, 29th June 2017, 3.30pm

Research Bites readers might be interested to hear more about SciVal, Elsevier’s research intelligence tool, directly from Dr Matt Walker, Senior Customer Consultant, Elsevier.

This session is aimed at members of staff involved with research, research management, development or support.


SciVal training, 29th June 2017, 3.30pm, Library C130

Dr Matt Walker (Elsevier) will lead a workshop from Academics and Research Support staff on the effective use of the Elsevier’s SciVal research intelligence tool (www.scival.com).

He will cover the responsible use of metrics and best practice for benchmarking and reporting using the tool. The session is suitable for new and returning users. Please bring your laptop if you wish to follow the practical examples used during the session.

Book your place


If this isn’t for you, but you’re interested in hearing more about SciVal, Masud Khokhar, Head of Digital Innovation, Library, will be delivering the following:

Using SciVal to measure academic impact, citations and collaborations

Monday 31st July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Learn about using SciVal to measure academic impact for yourself, your team, or your discipline and how it can be used to strengthen grant applications and identify potential collaborators with impact in mind.
Masud Khokhar, Head of Digital Innovation, Library

July 2017: Impact & Engagement continued

Research Bites will continue the theme of Impact and Engagement throughout July. Thank you to the fantastic presenters that we’ve had so far, and to everyone who has attended.

Just turn up, no need to book! Tea/coffee and a cake provided.

June

How to write a good impact case study

Thursday 22nd June, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Hints and tips for writing a high quality impact case study for REF.
Amy Gibbons, Faculty Impact Manager, Faculty of Science & Technology

Writing ‘Pathways to Impact’ statements

Wednesday 28th June, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
What they are, why they’re important, and some tips on best practice.
Ross Dachraoui, Impact Development Manager, Research & Enterprise Services

July

School-University Research Engagement

Friday 7th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Information about opportunities available for you to engage schools in your research, including Extended Project Qualification Mentoring and Research in a Box.
Jane Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre & Catherine Baxendale, Research Project Administrator, UK Student Recruitment & Outreach

Measuring academic impact using citations and bibliometrics

Wednesday 12th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 19. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Learn how citations and bibliometrics can be used to indicate academic impact.
Tanya Williamson, Academic Liaison Librarian, Library

Proactive partnerships for impact

Thursday 27th July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Co-designing productive impact driven research.
Nick King, Business Development Manager & Colin McLaughlin, Technology Transfer Manager, School of Computing & Communications

Using SciVal to measure academic impact, citations and collaborations

Monday 31st July, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST
Learn about using SciVal to measure academic impact for yourself, your team, or your discipline and how it can be used to strengthen grant applications and identify potential collaborators with impact in mind.
Masud Khokhar, Head of Digital Innovation, Library

Qualitative data analysis: NVivo event at Lancaster University

Research Bites readers might be interested in this event being organised by Dr Steve Wright in the faculty of Health and Medicine.


NVivo@Lancaster on Monday 26th June 2017

Discover how to get the most out of your qualitative research

NVivo@Lancaster is an event aimed at equipping researchers like you with the tools to be successful in your research. QSR International Limited are the software developers of NVivo and we’re hosting a day on campus in association with the Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Training programme to help you with your Qualitative Analysis.

You can learn more about NVivo@Lancaster by:

Attending one of our NVivo Seminars to see how NVivo can be used. LUMS LT10 Collaboration Suite – B Floor, Management School

  • Literature reviews with NVivo (9.30am to 11am)
  • Framework analysis with NVivo (11.30am to 12.45pm)
  • Analysing Social Media and Large Datasets (2pm – 3.30pm)

There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s during the seminars and you can attend as many sessions as you want.

Visiting the QSR International Exhibition Stand. LUMS, B Floor Foyer (outside LT10)

  • Drop by the stand to chat to the makers of NVivo. We’re on hand all day to answer your questions.

Drop by the NVivo Café. LUMS, B108 (opposite LT10)

Have a burning question about your research? Drop in with your project, do some work and get some expert advice or guidance. New to NVivo or want to see how it works? Call into the NVivo Café to try it.

All events are open to both staff and students of Lancaster University. Sessions will be live streamed and recorded, and remote support will be available at the cafe too.

Register

Please register and book on the sessions at http://bit.ly/NVivoAtLU – instructions here NVivo@Lancaster 26th June 2017- promo info and registration

We’ll be tweeting about the event using the hashtag #NVivoAtLU


All enquiries to Steve Wright.