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Two workshops organized by EMU and University of Sheffield in September 2017

EMU is organizing in cooperation with the University of Sheffield two workshops on September 7th and 8th 2017. Both of the workshops will be conducted by professor William Holt (more information about Prof. Holt may be found here: http://fazelilab.group.shef.ac.uk/Holt.html) and Mrs. Lisa Thurston (more information about Mrs. Thurston may be found here: http://searmet.emu.ee/team/) from the University of Sheffield.

The first „Presentation Skills Workshop“ will take place on 7th of September at 09:00 – 12:00 in the building of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, EMU (Kreutzwaldi 62, room B-119). This workshop is most appropriate for students and very early career scientists. The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  1. Informal presentation and discussion including:

„How to successfully prepare and present your periconception research“

„How teaching periconception at the undergraduate level differs from presenting your data to scientific colleagues“

  1. Student Presentations and Constructive Feedback

We would like all students attending the workshop to present a 10min talk on their research or on a subject they have been asked to teach. This will be a good practice exercise and also provide an opportunity for the group as a whole to experience different presentation styles and formulate some useful feedback for each individual speaker.

 

The second workshop on topic „Scientific Writing Workshop and Drop-in Writing Clinic“ will take place on 8th of September at 09:00 – 12:00 in the building of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, EMU (Kreutzwaldi 62, room B-119). This workshop is most appropriate for students, very early career scientists and any staff member struggling to write scientific articles for English-speaking journals. The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  1. Informal presentation and discussion regarding, ‘How to write a scientific review’
  2. Scientific writing drop-in session

Professor William Holt and Lisa Thurston will run a drop-in session where they will be available to any staff/students to advise on specific abstract/journal submissions. There might be also a good opportunity to organise a ‘Grandparent System’, where students are assigned a member of staff from Sheffield who will be available via email for scientific writing/proof reading in the future.

If any of the students or early career scientists are especially keen on a detailed  1-1 session, it is possible to book an hour of their time in the afternoon for individual consultation.

Registration is required for participation in both of the workshops. For this, please send an e-mail to confirm in which workshop(s) you would like to participate by 31st of August the latest to the e-mail address: hemminki.otstavel@ut.ee or hemminki.otstavel@emu.ee. If you would like to book an hour on Friday afternoon for individual consultation, please let us know as well.

Both of the workshops are conducted in the frames of Horizon 2020 project SEARMET.

More information: Hemminki Otstavel, SEARMET project assistant, +372 56 354 033

hemminki.otstavel@ut.ee or hemminki.otstavel@emu.ee.

SEARMET Workshop "Managing Research Projects" by project manager Hector Pagan on August 25th 2017

 

We are happy to announce that SEARMET project will have its first workshop of the new school year taking place on August 25th 2017. SEARMET project manager Hector Pagan will conduct a workhop on topic „Managing Research Projects“. Hector Pagan has experience in writing research proposals for different funders as well as managing different EU funded projects. The main goal of the workshop is to teach PhD students and postdocs about managing their research projects and discuss the most common mistakes. The students who would like to receive feedback for their individual proposals or have a one-on-one meeting with Hector to discuss these, should send their projects/proposals by 18th of August to the e-mail address: hemminki.otstavel@ut.ee or hemminki.otstavel@emu.ee.

The workshop will take place on the 25th of August starting at 14:00 in the buidling of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, EMU (Kreutzwaldi 62, room B-119).

In case of any questions, please contact SEARMET project assistant Hemminki Otstavel (hemminki.otstavel@ut.ee / hemminki.otstavel@emu.ee, +372 56354033).