Events and workshops
Loughborough Student Book Club
16 May 2016
The Student Book Club meets for the last time this Academic Year when we will be discussing Mohsin Hamed's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'.
Referencing software question and answer workshop
13 May 2016
Practical workshop offering help with the software tools available to help you store and sort your references and create bibliographies.
Creating an effective publication strategy
4 May 2016
Getting your research outputs noticed is the key to a successful academic career. Take time to reflect on the most appropriate dissemination channels and learn about the pros and cons of bibliometrics for measuring success.
Open access - why is it important to me?
5 May 2016
Open access is growing in importance when using and disseminating research. How can it impact on PGRs? 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
10 May 2016
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.
Demystifying systematic reviews
11 May 2016
A systematic review is becoming an increasingly popular method for providing an overview of a research area, but how does it differ from a 'normal' literature review and when is it appropriate to do one and what is involved? Find out more in this session.
Research data management
19 May 2016
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.
Copyright and your thesis
21 June 2016
Copyright law is constantly evolving. Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.
Finding information for your literature review and beyond - Theory
23 June 2016
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
23 June 2016
Test the search strategies and statements that you developed in 'Finding resources 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 on hand to guide and support you.
Plagiarism & citation for PGRs
29 June 2016
Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.
30 June 2016
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?