Research Communication Seminar Series

This seminar series aims to help engineering graduate research students develop skills essential for effective research communications.

Copyright Issues ‎in Engineering Research Writing

Date: Monday 11 May
Time: 2 - 3:30pm
Location: Online/Zoom

Every time you post something online, write code or research your chosen field, you are using and creating ‎copyright material. But do you understand your rights and responsibilities under copyright? Learn how ‎to avoid copyright pitfalls with this session, where we will look at the differences between creative ‎commons, GPL and MIT licences, discuss open access options, and answer any of your copyright ‎questions.

Repeat session

Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 2 - 3:30pm
Location: Online/Zoom


Designing an Effective Poster

Date: Monday 1 June
Time: 2 - 3pm
Location: Online/Zoom

A poster presentation is a way to communicate your research in a conference. However, designing an eye-catching and informative poster is not an easy task. This seminar will provide guidance on how to design a poster and make an outstanding poster presentation.

Repeat session

Date: Tuesday 13 October
Time: 2 - 3pm
Location: Online/Zoom


Engaging Your Audience: Develop Your Oral Research Communication Skills

Date: Tuesday 18 August
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Online/Zoom

Developing and delivering an oral presentation which is engaging and effective requires good strategies and practice. This workshop will guide participants through the process of planning, structuring and delivering an effective and engaging oral presentation to intended audiences.


Crafting a Research Article for Top Journals

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Online/Zoom

This seminar covers the key aspects of manuscript preparation and submission to highly selective journals. Drawing on his editorial experience, Dr. Adam ‎Brotchie will provide tips for optimising the different elements of a paper, allowing you to communicate the significance and novelty of your work ‎effectively to editors, reviewers and readers. He will also advise on writing effective cover letters and appeal letters, and identifying the most-suitable ‎journal for your work. This seminar should leave you with a clearer sense of what editors look for in top journals, and the knowledge and tools to enhance ‎your publication success.‎

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