Research Bites is having a break

It has been a busy year for Research Bites. 165 people have attended the sessions in person, with many more watching online. This year we have added sessions on Research Ethics, and Engagement, and have seen spikes of interest in the following sessions:

Thanks!

Many thanks to all of the fantastic presenters who have delivered such a wide range of informative sessions over the last academic year. Research Bites would be nothing without you! Every single session has provided new information, and a forum for informal Q&As and discussion among the research community here at Lancaster University.

Recordings

If you have missed any sessions we keep the most recent recording in the Recordings Archive. Unfortunately, not every session has been recorded. Please feel free to contact presenters to ask for any follow up information.

Live stream

This year we have experimented with broadcasting the sessions via live stream. This has been mostly successful, with participants tuning in who would otherwise have missed out. Thanks to everyone for their patience during the technical hitches, and all the support from Stephen Owens, ISS. If you would like to tell us about your live stream experience – good or bad – please get in touch.

Research Bites in 2017-18

Research Bites is going to have a break while we plan how to continue the format. We look forward to returning as soon as we can.

Tanya Williamson, Academic Liaison Librarian

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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