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!

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.

 

 

 

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

Research impact and engagement: coming very soon!

We’re almost ready to release the Research Bites programme for June and July, where the focus will be on Research Impact and Engagement.

Look out for sessions about:

  • engaging with the public, schools and industry
  • impact through social media
  • writing impact case studies and statements
  • impact metrics

Research Bites sessions are usually live-streamed and recorded, so if you can’t make it in person, you can catch up online.

More details to follow very soon!

Intellectual Property and Enterprise in May

May’s theme will be Intellectual Property and Enterprise.
Join us for an informal 20 minute session. Just turn up, no need to book. Tea/coffee and cake provided.

Licensing your work with Creative Commons
Thursday 4th May, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream
Creative Commons licences and how they communicate what others can do with your work.
Lorna Pimperton, Academic Liaison Librarian & Copyright Officer, Library

Filing and commercialising a patent based on your research
Monday 8th May, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3
Using patents to generate impact and revenue from your research.
Gavin Smith, Intellectual Property Development Manager, Research and Enterprise Services

Using copyright material in your research. 
Wednesday 10th May, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream
What to do about third party copyright in your thesis or research output, and how to navigate the grey area of ‘fair dealing’.
Lorna Pimperton, Academic Liaison Librarian & Copyright Officer, Library

Trademarks, design rights and copyright
Thursday 11th May, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3
Expert advice on intellectual property rights, other than patents, for your invention or research output.
Gavin Smith, Intellectual Property Development Manager, Research and Enterprise Services

Starting a spin-out company from your research. 
Monday 22nd May, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3.
Expert advice on forming a university company, running a company and obtaining finance.
Gavin Smith, Intellectual Property Officer, Research and Enterprise Services

How do I engage with business, and get industry partnerships?
Wednesday 31st May, 12.00, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3. Live stream
A look at how to gain more meaningful and productive relationships with external partners and how be proactive in forming successful collaborative research partnerships.
Nick King/Colin McLaughlin, Business Partnerships Team, Faculty of Science and Technology