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Events and workshops

Writing better reports
2 March 2015

Not sure what the difference is between a report and an essay? Don't know what is expected of you? Learn what makes a good report at this workshop

Coherence in writing
4 March 2015

This workshop is aimed at home students who would like to improve their communication in writing. By the end of the session, participants will be better able to logically organise their writing, write coherent paragraphs and link their main points effectively. This workshop is a useful follow up to the ‘Grammar and Punctuation’.

RefWorks: getting started
4 March 2015

Learn about the software tools available to help you store and sort your references and create bibliographies.

Referencing and citation (Harvard)
9 March 2015

Do your referencing and citation skills need improvement? Learn how to cite different types of resource for your assignments.

Finding quality information for your literature review
11 March 2015

Do you need to find journal articles to complete your literature review. Are you struggling to know where to begin? Then this course is for you.

Punctuation and Proofreading
11 March 2015

This practical workshop is specifically aimed at students whose first language is English and who wish to refresh and improve their punctuation skills for academic writing purposes and for their future careers, and to be able to proofread effectively. It includes a pack of resources for independent study.

Literature review: writing it up
18 March 2015

Have you completed your literature review but are struggling to write it up? This session will look at how to review the literature.

Revising effectively
5 May 2015

Want to improve your exam performance? Revision plays a key part in ensuring you have all the information to hand on the day. Tips for effective revision strategies.

Effective exam technique
5 May 2015

Recent exam results not what you hoped for? Come along to this workshop and find out why things go wrong, and how to avoid the pitfalls in the future.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Theory
3 March 2015

Develop your knowledge and intellectual abilities, so that you will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University but also in the future too.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Practice
3 March 2015

Test the search strategies and statements that you developed in 'Finding information for your literature review and beyond - Theory', as well as trying out citation searching techniques to further develop your knowledge of your research topic. Expert help will be on hand to guide and support you.

Copyright and your thesis
5 March 2015

Copyright law is constantly evolving, with the latest change in Summer 2014. Learn how and why PGRs much comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Plagiarism and citation for PGRs
10 March 2015

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Keeping up-to-date
12 March 2015

You've done your literature search, but how can you keep your research up-to-date? This job is made easier by the use of current awareness services from within databases and beyond, but how can you avoid information overload?

Managing your references effectively
16 March 2015

Your PhD thesis can involve hundreds of references, so how can you keep a check on them all? Learn about the advantages of using bibliographic software for managing your references effectively and develop a basic working knowledge of RefWorks and Mendeley.

RefWorks: an introduction
29 April 2015

Come along to this session to learn how RefWorks can help you manage your references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. The session is aimed at all University staff and students who want to learn what the tool can offer and start using it straight away.

Mendeley: an introduction
29 April 2015

Mendeley is one of the fastest growing reference management tools that is freely available. Come along to this session to learn how it can manage your PDFs, references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. You will also have the time and opportunity to practise your new skills in the lab.

Creating an effective publication strategy
6 May 2015

Getting your research outputs noticed is the key to a successful academic career. Take time to reflect on the most appropriate dissemination channels, learn about the pros and cons of bibliometrics for measuring success, as well as the increasingly important open access publishing routes.

Open access - why is it important to me?
7 May 2015

This session will explain what open access is and how it impacts on research practice and dissemination.

Collaboration: tools to help you share and communicate your research
12 May 2015

Learn about tools that can help make your life easier. Particular areas of focus will be on free collaborative tools that aid joint development of documents, projects and networking.

Doing a Systematic Review
14 May 2015

A systematic review is becoming an increasingly popular method for providing an overview of a research area, but is it really different to a 'normal' literature review? Find out more in this session.

Research Data Management
21 May 2015

Do you know where all your research data is located? Is it secure, backed up or duplicated? Do you know what constitutes research data? Have you written a data management plan? Did you know that some funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more. .

RefWorks: an introduction
27 May 2015

Come along to this session to learn how RefWorks can help you manage your references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. The session is aimed at all University staff and students who want to learn what the tool can offer and start using it straight away.

Mendeley: an introduction
27 May 2015

Mendeley is one of the fastest growing reference management tools that is freely available. Come along to this session to learn how it can manage your PDFs, references and create bibliographies at the touch of a button. You will also have the time and opportunity to practise your new skills in the lab.

Finding Information for your Literature Review - Theory
23 June 2015

Develop your knowledge and intellectual abilities, so that you will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University but also in the future too.

Copyright and your Thesis
25 June 2015

Copyright law is constantly evolving, with the latest change in Summer 2014. Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Plagiarism & citation for PGRs
1 July 2015

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Keeping up-to-date
6 July 2015

You've done your literature search, but how can you keep your research up-to-date? This job is made easier by the use of current awareness services from within databases and beyond, but how can you avoid information overload?

Managing your references effectively
8 July 2015

Your PhD thesis can involve hundreds of references, so how can you keep a check on them all? Learn about the advantages of using bibliographic software for managing your references effectively and develop a basic working knowledge of RefWorks and Mendeley.

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