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NeuroGrad Winter School
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3764-21-00-00There are 26 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 01/12/2020
Tilmelding : 1st year graduate students
ECTS credits1.60
Date and time13.01.2021, at: 09:00 -
21.01.2021, at: 17:00
 
Tilmelding : 2nd year graduate students
ECTS credits1.60
Date and time14.01.2021, at: 09:00 -
21.01.2021, at: 17:00
 
Tilmelding : 3rd year graduate students (Course start 13th january)
ECTS credits1.60
Date and time13.01.2021, at: 09:00 -
21.01.2021, at: 17:00
 
Tilmelding : 3rd year graduate students (Course start 14th january)
ECTS credits1.60
Date and time14.01.2021, at: 09:00 -
21.01.2021, at: 17:00

Regular seats78
Course fee2,160.00 kr.
LecturersNanna MacAulay
Contact personTrine Lind Devantier    E-mail address: 
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
The NeuroGrad Winter School is designed to stimulate networking between PhD students affiliated with the graduate program in neurosciences (NeuroGrad) at University of Copenhagen and networking between PhD students and senior researchers in neuroscience. It offers a chance for the PhD students to discuss their project with other PhD students and supervisors. Furthermore, the graduate students will obtain transferable skills relevant to the stage of progress of their PhD study and project.

All applicants will be allocated a place in the waiting list until the deadline for application has passed

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1st year graduate students
1.Critically review abstracts and poster presentations
2.Reflect on oral presentations
3.Apply correct scientific writing to their research papers and thesis

2nd year graduate students
1.Present and discuss a scientific poster
2.Reflect on oral presentations
3.Apply poster presentation skills to their poster presentations

3rd year graduate students
1.Present at discuss their research project orally
2.Apply communication and presentation skills to oral presentations


Content
Day 1 consists of workshops of different skills relevant to the different stages of the graduate studies.

1st year students will attend the course on ‘writing skills in academia’:
Writing is an integral part of academia, and includes specific genres such as the abstract, manuscript or the thesis.

This workshop contents are:
•How to get started
•Structure your writing
•Abstract style
•English grammar
•Legible scientific English

The goal of the workshop is to have a clear idea of the content of your first abstract and possibly even a first draft of an abstract (or part thereof) ready for next year’s winter school.

Teacher: Nicolai Paulsen, language consultant


2nd year students will attend the course on ‘Posters: can they deliver the goods? Yes!’:

Get ideas and tips about what to present, how to portray it, and how to present it orally

The goal of the workshop is to have a clear plan of how to make your poster for the following week and how to present it in a manner that gets your message across.

Teacher: Carol Bang-Christensen


3rd year students will attend the course on ‘Communication & presentation in the academic context: How to be confident and persuasive’:

Whether small talk or academic subject presentation – the ability to present oneself adequately and to communicate one’s concerns effectively is a deciding factor of career related success in academia.

With a few fundamental strategies for communication and presentation techniques, it is possible to illustrate complex data in a context relevant way, to convince others, to win supporters and thus reach the respectively set goals.

In this workshop the participants engage with their personal communication strategies. Through exercises and role-plays they familiarize themselves with established presentation techniques and train their communicative competencies. The workshop contents are:

•Communication basics: Good communication presumes set goals
•Presentation basics: Preparation is key
•Go public – go scientific! The context makes the difference
•Everything under control? Dealing with difficult situations
•Role-play: Presentation situations in practice
•Minima rhetorica: Tips & tricks on the art of oratory
•Communication & presentation:My next steps

Teacher: Melanie Lynn Conrad, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement

The goal of the workshop is to acquire great presentation skills and get clear ideas of how to prepare your slides for the following week and how to communicate your message in a concise manner.


Graduate students affiliated with the graduate program in neuroscience (or other graduate students working in the field) participate in day 1.

Day 2 contains plenary lectures and presentations from the PhD students in the graduate program in neurosciences: 2nd year PhD students present their research projects on posters and 3rd year PhD students present their projects orally. The abstracts and presentations will be reviewed and evaluated by the 1st year students under guidance of a group of supervisors in the graduate program.

Plenary lectures by:
BrainPrize winner (2016) Professor Richard Morris (D.Phil., FRS, Edinburgh Neuroscience): “The making and keeping of memory”.
(the 2020 winners have not been through their ceremony and award presentation yet, due to Covid19)

Lone Frank: “The fifth revoloution – the brain epoch and what then?”

Prizes will be given to best abstract, poster presentation, and oral presentation.

Graduate students and supervisors affiliated with the graduate program in neuroscience (or others working in the field of neuroscience) participate in day 2.
Participants
The course is intended for PhD students affiliated with the graduate program in Neuroscience, but PhD students in the field of neuroscience, but associated with other graduate programs, are also welcome.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programs at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Neuroscience

Language
English.

Form
Mixture of plenary lectures, workshops, discussions, oral and poster presentations.

Preparation
An abstract of the project must be submitted by 2nd and 3rd year students (no later than Dec 1st, 2020 by email to course administrator (TLDE@sund.ku.dk). PhD students must prepare either an oral presentation (3rd year) or a poster (2nd year), or prepare to act as poster reviewers (1st year).

Course director
Professor Nanna MacAulay, Department of Neuroscience
Email address: MacAulay@sund.ku.dk

Course administrator
Trine Lind Devantier (TLDE@sund.ku.dk)

Teachers
‘Writing skills in academia’ is taught by Nicolai Paulsen
‘Posters: Can they deliver the goods? Yes!’ is taught by Carol Bang-Christensen
‘Communication and presentation in the academic context’ is taught by Melanie Lynn Conrad, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement

Dates
1st year students: January 13th (9-17) + January 21st (9-17 (followed by dinner)), 2021
2nd year students: January 14th (9-17) + January 21st (9-17 (followed by dinner)), 2021
3rd year students: January 13th or January 14th (9-17) + January 21st (9-17 (followed by dinner)), 2021

Course location
(All rooms are large enough to accommodate the participants while adhering to the corona-guidelines at the Faculty)

Jan 13th:
1st year students: Faculty Club, the Panum building 16.6
3rd year students (half): Room 13.1.83, the Mærsk building

Jan 14th:
2nd year students: Faculty Club, the Panum building 16.6
3rd year students (half): Room 13.1.48, the Mærsk building

Jan 23rd:
Jerne Auditorium, the Mærsk building (Neurodinner in Faculty Club, Panum 16.6)

Registration
Please register before December 1st, 2020 and mark which year of your graduate studies you are in at the date of the course. Note, last minute registration for newly enrolled NeuroGrads can take place until January 9th.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.

Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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