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04 May 2016

Young Researchers’ Days

19-21/5/2016

The Students Spring Symposium takes place this year as an event with in the first «Young researchers’ days». Other events include the Career Day and a series of workshops aimed at helping young researchers to develop needed skills. These workshops will take place on Thursday 19th of May and Saturday 21st of May. Places are limited and priority will be given to postgraduate students first and undergraduate students of the college on a first come first served basis. The program and workshop details follow:

If you would like to participate but you are not a student of the college please contact the s3-16 organising committee.

Workshop application form

Workshops programme (PDF)

 

Final Programme

Thursday 19/5/2016

9:30-12:00
Literature skills search workshop – Mr Pavlidis, Mr Solomon, and Mr Pappas
Venue: Lab Thalis and Multipurpose Room
Audience: BSc, MSc, 1st year of PhD – preregistration required

The aim of this workshop is to introduce students to the skills that they have to develop in order to search effectively for sources to inform their final year project, dissertation or thesis. There will be extensive discussion on keywords and effective search techniques that the students will have the opportunity to practice working in the lab in small groups. They will then present some key papers and literature search strategy to the other groups and receive instant feedback.

11:00-14:00
Career Day

15:00-16:30
Departmental Research highlights –
Dr Chrysochoou, Dr Eleftherakis, Dr Gkasis, and Dr Tatsioka
Venue: Auditorium
Audience: BSc, MSc, PhD students and staff

 

Friday 20/5/2016

11:30-12:00
Registration-Welcome to Student Spring Symposium (SSS)

12:00-13:00
Challenges of doing and supervising research (round Table discussion)
Venue:
Auditorium
Audience: BSc, MSc, PhD students and staff

13:00 – 14:45
Plenary session 1

15:00 – 16:00
Meet our PhD students
(presentations by PhD students)
Venue: Auditorium
Audience: BSc, MSc, PhD students and staff

16:15-18:00
Plenary session 2

18:15-20:00
Plenary session 3

 

Saturday 21/5/2016

Research Skills in Practice

10:30-14:00
Methodology workshop
– Dr Samarinas
Venue: Multipurpose Room
Audience: priority given to PhD students and suitable for BSc and MSc students – preregistration required (max 30 attendants)

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the rationale underlying the structuring of an effective and robust methodology. The workshop will discuss the fundamentals of research design and present the basic tools to overcome potential research challenges. Participants will engage in small group discussion and practice their comprehension of the research methodology framework through practical applications and research cases assessment.

or

10:30-14:00
Hands on statistics workshop
– Mr. Golitsis
Venue: Lab Ethra
Audience: priority given to PhD students and suitable for BSc and MSc students – preregistration required (max 30 attendants)

This seminar provides an understanding of the basic statistical methods and econometrics required for research purposes. The short seminar introduces participants to the assumptions, concepts and techniques used by statisticians and econometricians. This seminar focuses on descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, regression analysis and testing the key assumptions of the CLRM.

or

10:30-14:00
How to publish a paper workshop
– Prof Kefalas
Venue: Auditorium
Audience: priority given to PhD students and suitable for BSc and MSc students – preregistration required (max 30 attendants)

During the pursue for a higher degree, students often face the challenge to publish their work in workshops, conferences and journals. The aim of this workshop is to discuss tips on how UG, PGT students and PhD candidates can be successful on publishing papers. The workshop will not be discipline specific but will focus on issues that an inexperienced researcher tend to neglect, such as suitability of work to fora, scientific context, contribution and self-evaluation, clarity, structure, presentation, guidelines, to name a few. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to act as reviewers of scientific papers and use specific criteria to assess already published work.

 

PhD students should arrange to meet with their supervisors during these three days.

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