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The Research Support Team offer a range of online training sessions held via either Zoom or Teams and a list of these can be found below together with booking details. Departmental libraries offer their own training - check your local library website for more information.
Don't forget that we also offer a range of online, self-paced training which you can take at any time. These resources can all be found in our Online Learning Hub and our UTBS pages.
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Upcoming training sessions
How to Give a Terrible Presentation
Tuesday 25th January, 1pm - 2pm
In this session we will look at the process of pulling together an eye catching and accessible set of slides, capturing the attention of your audience, preparing for the unexpected and crucially how to overcome your nerves. At the end of the hour you will be able to put together and deliver a perfect presentation, whatever topic you choose.
Promoting Yourself and Your Research
Tuesday 1st February, 1pm - 2pm
This session will guide you through the decisions you need to make to create a promotional strategy that works for you. We will look at how to build a successful online profile, where to (legally) share your work and where to spend time creating a targeted output.
Making an Impact: What you REALLY Need to Know about Metrics
Thursday 10th February,1pm - 2pm
This session offers an introduction to modern metrics as one element of a wider system to measure success. Learn about traditional metrics, newer methods such as Altmetrics and why there is more to impact than just numbers. We will also discuss the move towards the responsible use of metrics and how research active staff at any level can get involved.
Navigating the Online Library
Tuesday 15th February, 1-2pm
In this session we will highlight some of our most useful online resources including electronic books and journals and the range of databases you can access to help with your search. We will also give you a tour of iDiscover (our library catalogue) and pass on our tops tips and tricks for getting the most out of online sources including how to build a successful search, find what you need and choose the right resources for your work.
From CopyWRONG to CopyRIGHT
Tuesday 22nd February, 1pm - 2pm
This session will introduce the basics of copyright, outline how you can use the work of others in your own and how to safely share your work at the end of a project. We will also look at Creative Commons licences and how these can help you understand and grant permission to use work.
Using What You Find
Tuesday 1st March, 1pm - 2pm
In this session we will be giving advice on referencing material, avoiding plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity. If you aren’t sure if you should use a reference manager or record your sources manually we will be discussing both and giving our top tips for making your referencing experience as smooth as possible!
1st Monday of every month in term, 1pm - 2pm
Confused by copyright? You don’t have to be. Feel free to bring along your copyright questions to this regular monthly session and we’ll do our best to offer you a quick diagnosis.