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CBE Research Festival Session Bookings

School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at 09:30 - Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 16:00 (GMT)

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Type End Quantity
Research Speed Dating 20/01/15 11:30-12:30   more info Ended Free  
Public Engagement: Comedy and Engineering 20/01/15 12:30-13:00   more info Ended Free  
The role of Research Challenges 20/01/15 14:30-15:00   more info Ended Free  
How to write a Research Proposal 20/01/15 15:00-16:00   more info Ended Free  
How to find Research Funding 21/01/15 10:00-11:00   more info Ended Free  
Tour of the Test House 21/01/15 11:30-13:00   more info Ended Free  
Open Access 21/01/15 11:30-12:30   more info Ended Free  
Public Engagement: Why Social Media matters 21/01/15 12:30-13:00   more info Ended Free  
Elevator Speech 21/01/15 14:30-16:00   more info Ended Free  
CBE Lab Tour 21/01/15 14:30-16:00   more info Ended Free  
Applying for Fellowships 22/01/15 10:00-11:00   more info Ended Free  
Research impact: research that matters 22/01/14 10:00-11:00   more info Ended Free  
Data Archive 22/01/15 11:30-13:00   more info Ended Free  
Public Engagement: Becoming a Member 22/01/15 12:30-13:00   more info Ended Free  
Discussion on the Future of Research 22/01/15 14:30-15:30   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details

Welcome to our first-ever School of Civil and Building Engineering Research Festival. Whilst this event is organised by the Hub Committee from the School of Civil and Building Engineering it is open to research staff and students from all disciplines. The activities of the Festival will support you in thinking about your research skills, looking for research funding, creating research impact and engaging with the public. A range of academics will share their knowledge and best practice with you, and you will have great opportunities for networking and learning about other research in a fun and informal manner.

Please see below for the session schedule and competition details. You will need to book onto each session that you're planning on attending.

Tuesday, 20 of January 2015

Time

Location

Session Title

Session Description

10.00-11.00

James France Building, CC021

Festival Welcome and Opening

A welcome from Professor Tony Thorpe (Dean of the School of Civil and Building Engineering) and Professor Malcolm Cook (Associate Dean for Research for the School of Civil and Building Engineering) introducing the aims and schedule for the Festival

11.30-12.30

James France Exhibition Area

Research Speed-dating

A fun way to network: Tell about your research to as many people as possible, and learn about their research too!

12.30-13.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB10

Public engagement: Comedy and engineering

Guided by a professional compere and headline comedian, brave Loughborough University researchers turn comedian for one night only to give an amusing insight into the not very seedy underworld of academia. Learn how they do it and why it’s good for your research here!

14.30-15.00

James France Building, CC021

The role of Research Challenges

An introduction to Energy and Changing Environments and Infrastructure challenges by professor Kevin Lomas and Professor Neil Dixon. Session chaired by Professor Malcolm Cook.

15.00-16.00

James France Building, CC021

How to write a research proposal?

Professor Kevin Lomas will share his experience and knowledge on how to write the best research proposals.

15.00-16.00

James France Building, CC111

How to design a research poster?

A hands-on session with Dr Lynda Webb on what to do and what not to do when designing a research poster.

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Time

Location

Session Title

Session Description

10.00-11.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB002

How to find research funding?

A session run by the Research Office will explain what are the best ways of looking for funding, what types of funding are out that and what kind of funding you could apply for.

11.30-13.00

Test House. Meeting point: tbc

Tour of the Test House

Come and visit one of the six test houses, which between them cover some of the most common methods of house construction in the UK. You’ll see what can be done to make a typical 1930s semi-detached house more energy efficient, and learn about determining heat loss; testing the effectiveness of zonal heating control systems and evaluating a new type of solar thermal hot water system.

11.30-12.30

Stewart Mason Building, SMB002

Open Access

A session run by the Library will help you to understand what Open Access is and how it impacts your publications.

12.30-13.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB002

Public engagement: why social media matters

Professor Jacqui Glass and Dr Paul Stephens will talk about how to use social media and make it beneficial for your research

14.30-16.00

James France Building, CC111

Elevator Speech competition

Run by professor Malcolm Cook, this interactive workshop is for anyone involved in - or likely to be involved in - face-to-face pitches.

You will have the opportunity to practise simple techniques to improve your impact - both verbal and non-verbal, and present your research in three minutes to a panel of judges. The best pitch wins a prize!

14.30-16.00

CBE

Tour of the CBE labs

The tour will show the best and the most interesting research that is conducted in the School of Civil and Building Engineering, and will provide an opportunity to talk to those doing this research.

14.30-16.00

James France Exhibition Area

Social Media Help Point

Want to learn more about social media? Not sure how to use Twitter to promote your research? Trying to understand whether you need a LinkedIn profile or not? Come and have an informal chat with Dr Paul Stephens who is here to help you! (No registration required)

 

Thursday, 22 of January 2015

Time

Location

Session Title

Session Description

10.00-11.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB002

Applying for Fellowships

A session run by the Research office introduces different types of Research fellowships and explains how to apply for them.

10.00-11.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB103

Research impact: research that matters

A session run by the Research Office and the Enterprise Office discusses why research impact is so important. Four best-practice case studies will be presented by Professor Neil Dixon, Professor Simon Austin, Dr Lucy Budd and Dr Sam Kayaga.

10.00-14.00

James France Exhibition Area

Social Media Help Point

Want to learn more about social media? Not sure how to use Twitter to promote your research? Trying to understand whether you need a LinkedIn profile or not? Come and have an informal chat with Dr Paul Stephens who is here to help you! (No registration required)

11.30-13.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB002

Data Archive

This presentation run by the National Data Archive will cover essential facets of research data management, including how data can be shared and what practical steps researchers need to take to share their research data. 

11.30-12.00

Stewart Mason Building, SMB010

Public engagement: becoming a member

In this session Dr Chris Goodier will talk about the benefits of engagement with such bodies as the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Charted Institute of Building

14.30-15.30

James France Building, CC021

Discussion on Future of the Research

A panel of esteemed academics (Professor Jacqui Glass, Professor Tony Thorpe, Professor Kevin Lomas, Professor Neil Dixon and Professor Andrew Dainty) including) chaired by Professor Malcolm Cook will discuss the future of the research and answer your questions.

15.30-16.00

James France Building, CC021

Closing remarks and award ceremony

Professor Tony Thorpe and Professor Malcolm Cook will conclude the Festival and award the prizes for the Best poster, Best Research Exhibit and the Best Elevator Speech.

Competitions

Poster Competition

We would like to invite you to submit a poster outlining your research. Your posters will be displaye in the exhibition area throughout the three-day event. This a great opportunity to disseminate your research across the university, connect with researchers and develop your presentation skills. The standard poster size is A0.

Submitted posters will be entered into a competition: the winner will receive a £50 voucher, which will be chosen by the festival delegates.

Please send your name and poster title by Monday 5th January to Sarah (S.H.Barnard@lboro.ac.uk) and register for the festival by Friday 9th January. Poster presenters are required to display their posters by 9.30am on Tuesday 20th January.

Exhibition Competition

Can you present your research in an unconventional manner? If so, this competition is for you! The exhibition will run throughout the three-day event. This is a great opportunity to disseminate your research across the university, connect with researchers and develop your communication skills. Exhibits will be entered into a competition: the winner will receive a £50 voucher, which will be chosen by the festival delegates.  

Please send your name and exhibition title, with a brief description (including power and support requirements) by Monday 5th January to Stephen (S.M.Porritt@lboro.ac.uk) and register for the festival by Friday 9th January. Exhibitors are required to set up their display by 10am on Tuesday 20thJanuary.

Other

Engineering Games 

Each day, 14:00-14:30 In CC111, James France Building. Come and play Giant Jenga, engage in Energy trivia, build your own bridge out of straws – and do many more fun things that will keep you awake after lunch! (no registration required).

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Do you have questions about CBE Research Festival Session Bookings? Contact School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University

When & Where


James France/ Stewart Mason Buildings
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at 09:30 - Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 16:00 (GMT)


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Organiser

School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University

For any questions/ queries please contact Mary Lilliman (M.Lilliman@lboro.ac.uk)

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