9am - 5pm
Sunday 29 March - Saturday 4 April 2020

First MATHEGRAM training school: Research methods and science communication

The objective of this training school is to provide training in generic and transferable skills in research methods and communication of the science and technology to the public, regulators, industry and the media, including literature reviews, research methods and planning, technical writing, how to write a project proposal, data management, strategic innovation, management and exploitation of IPR, and use of digital media for science communication.

University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH

This training school is free for MATHEGRAM members. If you are a member of the public then please contact us to find out more information.

Topics

The first MATHEGRAM training school covers the following topics:

  • Research methods and planning
  • Literature review
  • Research proposal
  • Technical Writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Science communication using the digital media
  • MOOCs
  • Strategic innovation
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Public engagement
  • Unconscious bias
  • Data management workshop
  • IPR: Management and exploitation.

Programme

Sunday 29 March - Welcome reception (7pm - 9pm) venue: TBC.

Location: Treetops in Oak House, Stag Hill campus.

Time Activity Speaker
9am - 9:15am Registration, tea and coffee  
9:15am - 9:30am Welcome and introduction Charley Wu, MATHEGRAM Coordinator
9:30am - 11am Research methods and design talk Colin Hare, University of Surrey
11am - 11:30am Break  
11:30am - 12:30pm Technical writing session on literature review Charley Wu, University of Surrey
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 2:30pm Technical writing session on publications part one Charley Wu, University of Surrey
2:30pm - 4pm Unconscious bias talk Michael Hassell, University of Surrey
4pm - 4:30pm Break  
4:30pm - 5:30pm Lab and campus tour  
6:30pm - 8:30pm Group dinner  

Location: Treetops in Oak House, Stag Hill campus.

Time Activity Speaker
9am - 9:15am Registration, tea and coffee  
9:15am - 10:15am Keynote lecture: How to watch paint dry Prof Joe Keddie, University of Surrey
10:15am - 11:15am Data management Dr Alice Motes, University of Surrey
11:15am - 11:45am Break  
11:45am - 12:30pm Communications and presentation Colin Hare, University of Surrey
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 3:30pm Introduction to strategic innovation Michele Marigo, Johnson Matthew
3:30pm - 4pm Break  
4pm - 5pm Public engagement Dr Michael Rose, University of Surrey

Location: Lecture Theatre B, Stag Hill campus.

Time Activity Speaker
9am - 11am IPR introduction and exploitation talk Dr Ambi Batra, University of Surrey
11am - 5pm Visit to the Imperial College  

Location: Lecture Theatre B, Stag Hill campus.

Time Activity Speaker
9am - 10am MATHEGRAM MOOC: Next steps Marco Ramiaoli, INRA, France
10am - 5pm Workshop: Using digital media for science communication part one Quoxel Ltd
6pm - 9pm Training school dinner  

Location: Lecture Theatre B, Stag Hill campus.

Time Activity Speaker
9am - 12:30pm Workshop: Using digital media for science communication part two Quoxel Ltd
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 2:30pm Workshop: Using digital media for science communication part three Quoxel Ltd
2:30pm - 3:30pm Technical writing session on publications part two Charley Wu, University of Surrey
3:30pm - 4pm Break  
4pm - 5pm Technical writing session on project proposals Charley Wu, University of Surrey
5pm - 5:30pm Feedback and wrap-up  
6:30pm - 8:30pm Group dinner  

Saturday 4 April - Team building and social activities (organised by ESR committee)

Book your place

If you would like to attend this training school then please register your interest.

Accommodation

We aren't able to provide accommodation as part of this event, however the University has a limited number of rooms on our campus for visitors. Alternatively, there are hotels in the Guildford area:

  •  Holiday inn: Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. Tel: +44 0871 942 9036
  • Travelodge: Woodbridge Meadows, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 1BD. Tel: +44 0871 984 6295

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