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Academic Writing: Introduction to Academic Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop introduces you to the concept and practice of academic writing. We will consider some of the underlying principles of good academic writing, and also cover the main stylistic conventions to achieve a clear and formal writing style. Please note that this is an introductory session to academic writing. Other workshops are available for more detailed guidance on specific parts of the academic writing process.

Data Management Plan: Why plan? Briefing for your 1st Year DMP

For: Date: Time: Location: All 1st year PGRs
Thursday, February 21, 2019
16:00 - 17:00
Building 67 Room 1023
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Keeping your data safe, findable and re-usable is essential to good research. Planning this from the start helps not only the sharing of data in the longer-term, but ensures that it is available for you as the primary researcher to find and use as you begin to write up your thesis or article. This session will explain the DMP template that all 1st year PhD’s are required to complete and lodge with their 1st progression report in PGR Tracker. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/doctoral-college/professional-development-programme/about-the-programme/knowledge-and-techniques-for-research/finding-using-and-managing-information/data-management-plan-why-plan.page

Academic Writing: Introduction to Academic Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, February 25, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop introduces you to the concept and practice of academic writing. We will consider some of the underlying principles of good academic writing, and also cover the main stylistic conventions to achieve a clear and formal writing style. Please note that this is an introductory session to academic writing. Other workshops are available for more detailed guidance on specific parts of the academic writing process.

Research Data Management: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Monday February 25, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Building 59 Room 1257
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Research data management is about good research practice. Research data comes in many forms and this lunchtime briefing will cover principles that apply to all types of data including annotations on texts, scanned images, notes and observations, pictures, sound as well as spreadsheets. The purpose of research data management is to enable researchers to create high quality research that is reliable, reproducible and retrievable. Greater emphasis is being placed on research data as an output and increasingly Governments and Funders have the expectation that data, created through research they have funded, will be made available for future research.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, February 28, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Academic Assignment

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, March 04, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will guide you through the process of structuring an academic assignment. In particular, the focus will be on the traditional three-part essay structure, although the content covered in the session will also be relevant to different styles and genres of academic writing. We will consider the necessary components of an introduction and conclusion. We will also cover the structural principles that govern a clear and coherent main body.

Referencing and avoiding plaigiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

E-thesis: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practical things of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, March 07, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Data Management Plan: Why plan? Briefing for your 1st Year DMP

For: Date: Time: Location: All 1st year PGRs
Friday, March 08, 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Building 67 Room 1001
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Keeping your data safe, findable and re-usable is essential to good research. Planning this from the start helps not only the sharing of data in the longer-term, but ensures that it is available for you as the primary researcher to find and use as you begin to write up your thesis or article. This session will explain the DMP template that all 1st year PhD’s are required to complete and lodge with their 1st progression report in PGR Tracker. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/doctoral-college/professional-development-programme/about-the-programme/knowledge-and-techniques-for-research/finding-using-and-managing-information/data-management-plan-why-plan.page

Academic Writing: Critical Analysis

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, March 08, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will help you to develop your understanding and application of critical analysis when writing an academic assignment. We will work towards a clearer definition of critical analysis and establish a transferable model to help guide and shape your writing in a critical fashion. We will also look at examples of academic writing to see how critical analysis can be applied in effective way.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library, Training Room 4077
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This workshop will include an introduction to Library Search, a one-search interface which allows you to discover online and print content across the Library’s collections. During the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice what you have learnt via some short activities with library staff on hand to help. By the end of the session you should be able to: find specific items on your reading list; gather information to write an assignment or compile a report; carry out searches using keywords, and find reliable information for your work.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Academic Assignment

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This interactive and collaborative workshop will guide you through the process of structuring an academic assignment. In particular, the focus will be on the traditional three-part essay structure, although the content covered in the session will also be relevant to different styles and genres of academic writing. We will consider the necessary components of an introduction and conclusion. We will also cover the structural principles that govern a clear and coherent main body.

Referencing and avoiding plaigiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, March 14, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Literature searching using the Systematic Review methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: PGRs from Business, Education, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences who are doing a Systematic Review
Thursday, March 14, 2019
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematised Literature Review, sometimes also referred to as a Systematic Review. The session will focus on key databases hosted on different platforms such as Proquest, EBSCO and Web of Science.

Academic Writing: Critical Analysis

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will help you to develop your understanding and application of critical analysis when writing an academic assignment. We will work towards a clearer definition of critical analysis and establish a transferable model to help guide and shape your writing in a critical fashion. We will also look at examples of academic writing to see how critical analysis can be applied in effective way.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Research Data Management: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Building 44 Room 1057
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Research data management is about good research practice. Research data comes in many forms and this lunchtime briefing will cover principles that apply to all types of data including annotations on texts, scanned images, notes and observations, pictures, sound as well as spreadsheets. The purpose of research data management is to enable researchers to create high quality research that is reliable, reproducible and retrievable. Greater emphasis is being placed on research data as an output and increasingly Governments and Funders have the expectation that data, created through research they have funded, will be made available for future research.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesay, April 03, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Data Management Plan: Why plan? Briefing for your 1st Year DMP

For: Date: Time: Location: All 1st year PGRs
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Building 06 Room 1081 (L/R B)
Book Now

Keeping your data safe, findable and re-usable is essential to good research. Planning this from the start helps not only the sharing of data in the longer-term, but ensures that it is available for you as the primary researcher to find and use as you begin to write up your thesis or article. This session will explain the DMP template that all 1st year PhD’s are required to complete and lodge with their 1st progression report in PGR Tracker. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/doctoral-college/professional-development-programme/about-the-programme/knowledge-and-techniques-for-research/finding-using-and-managing-information/data-management-plan-why-plan.page

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, April 05, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Systematic Reviews (Health related): searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: PGRs from Medicine, Health Sciences and Psychology
Friday, April 12, 2019
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms.

E-thesis: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
11:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practical things of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

Research Data Management: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Building 06 Room 1081
Book Now

Research data management is about good research practice. Research data comes in many forms and this lunchtime briefing will cover principles that apply to all types of data including annotations on texts, scanned images, notes and observations, pictures, sound as well as spreadsheets. The purpose of research data management is to enable researchers to create high quality research that is reliable, reproducible and retrievable. Greater emphasis is being placed on research data as an output and increasingly Governments and Funders have the expectation that data, created through research they have funded, will be made available for future research.

Referencing and avoiding plaigiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

How to make the most of Open Access publishing

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Friday, May 03, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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"An introduction to open access publication and how to make your work available in this way, including what the benefits are to you as a researcher, what open access policies you may be required to follow and what funds are available to support open access publication. By the end of the session: • You’ll be able to confidently describe open access, • You’ll be aware of the benefits of publishing open access, • You’ll know how to make your work open access, • You will have been introduced to Pure (our research management system), • You'll know how to find open access journal articles • You’ll need to know where to ask for help."

Bibliometrics: Measuring the impact of research

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Thursday, May 09, 2019
10:00 - 11:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Measuring research impact is increasingly important - and can be applied to journals, researchers and even whole departments or universities. This session will give you an understanding of the importance and key principles of bibliometrics - a key technique for measuring this impact.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, May 09, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

E-thesis: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Thursday, May 16, 2019
09:30 - 11:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practical things of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

Research Data Management: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Friday, May 17, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Building 67 Room 1023
Book Now

Research data management is about good research practice. Research data comes in many forms and this lunchtime briefing will cover principles that apply to all types of data including annotations on texts, scanned images, notes and observations, pictures, sound as well as spreadsheets. The purpose of research data management is to enable researchers to create high quality research that is reliable, reproducible and retrievable. Greater emphasis is being placed on research data as an output and increasingly Governments and Funders have the expectation that data, created through research they have funded, will be made available for future research.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Systematic Reviews (Health related): searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: PGRs from Medicine, Health Sciences and Psychology
Monday, June 10, 2019
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms.

Combining structure and formatting in your dissertation (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice when formatting a long and structured document such as a dissertation. This is the first of three sessions on using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This hands-on workshop allows you to get the very best out of Word functionality. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of what Styles are and why they are key to using Word; how to apply and modify key Styles; make use of the additional benefits of Styles - Navigation Pane, Table of Contents, Cross-reference and accessibility features.

E-thesis: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGRs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practical things of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

Using tables and graphics in your dissertation (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when including data or graphical evidence. Such objects should be clearly labelled, referenced and made accessibility compliant. This is the second of three hands-on sessions using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can: convert text to tables; repeat your table's header row; sort data inside a table; use referencing tools such as captions, cross-references and tables of figures; add accessibility features.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Dissertation page layout (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when using page layout features. This is the third of three hands-on sessions using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can correctly set up your file paper size and margins; create landscape pages for large tables or diagrams; create running content such as page headers and page numbering; ensure content that you want to appear together stays together.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, June 20, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, June 20, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, July 05, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

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