Transferable Skills Workshop 1

Transferable Skills Workshop 1

27th-28th February 2020, Aston University, Birmingham UK

Location, date

Transferable Skills Workshop 1 (TSW)

  • Date: 27th-28th Feb 2020
  • Place:  Aston University Birmingham, UK
  • Participants: ESRs from WON and EID projects coordinated by Aston: REAL-NET, FONTE and MOCCA  
  • Description: The Workshop will focus on academic writing, open access/research integrity and social/media engagement, key communication skills, how to create the perfect presentation, networking and team working.
Day 1_ 27th Feb_Agenda

09:00 -09:45      Network meeting with Erasmus students (AiPT Reception, NW708)

10:00 – 12:09     Engaging with the social media (Room: MB404D) Dr Annmarie Hanlon, Cranfield School of Management

12:00 – 12:45     How to write for “The Conversation” , Michael Parker, Editor  The Conversation

12:50 – 13:30     Lunch at Conference Aston

13:40 – 14:30     IP presentation (Room: MB231) Luke Southan, Aston University

14:30 – 15:30     How to write a great paper, Rachel Won, Editor of Nature Photonics

15:30 – 15:45     Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30     Open access , Malcolm Horne, Aston University

16:30 – 17:30     Scientific writing , Srikanth Sugavanam, Aston University

17:30 – 18:00     Closing

Day 2_ 28th Feb_Agenda

Richard Fallon, The Marketing Engineer (Room MB227)

09:00 -10:30      Key communication skills

10:30 – 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 – 13:00     How to create the perfect presentation

13:10 – 14:00     Lunch at Conference Aston

14:10 – 15:45     Session on Networking

15:45 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00     Session on Team Working

17:00 – 17:30     Closing

18:40 – 22:00     Social Event and Dinner

NW708– North Wing, 7th floor
MB231 – Main Building, 2nd floor room
MB227 – Main Building, 2nd floor room
MB404D – Main Building, 4th floor room;

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About the Speakers
Annmarie Hanlon
Academic and Practitioner in Digital Marketing
Annmarie is an academic and practitioner in digital marketing strategy and the application of social media for business.Originally a graduate in French and Linguistics from University of London, Annmarie gained a Master’s in Business Administration, focusing on marketing planning. She studied for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma for which she won the Worshipful Company of Marketors’ award for the best results worldwide. She subsequently gained a distinction for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s E-Marketing Award and her PhD investigated social media marketing within organisations and she was awarded the Mais Scholarship. As Course Leader for Social Media Management on the International Executive MBA programme at the University of St Gallen, she planned, designed and delivered this intensive elective course.
Michal Parker
Editor of “The Conversation” UK
Michael is a news and features journalist with more than 12 years’ experience covering everything from crime to culture for British newspapers and magazines, formerly Associate Editor at The Big Issue in London for three years before leaving to write travel guides in the US. Prior to entering journalism Michael worked in technology as a systems administrator, and he retains interests in Linux and open source software, digital rights, privacy and surveillance.
Rachel Won
Internal Editor Nature Photonics
Rachel joined Nature Photonics in June 2006 from Aston University’s Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK where she worked as a Medici Fellow commercializing photonics research. She obtained her PhD in optical fibre sensing, microwave photonics and fibre nonlinearities as a member of Aston’s Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, Rachel worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Malaysia. Rachel is based in London.
Srikanth Sugavanam
Post-doctoral Research/EU Project Manager at Aston University
Srikanth Sugavanam is a post-doctoral research scientist/EU Project Manager with the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University. He completed his PhD in 2015 from the AIPT under Prof. Sergei Turitsyn, specializing in the area of real-time intensity and spectral measurements of fibre laser dynamics. He has also worked in the area of optical metamaterials, Raman fibre lasers, and random fibre lasers. His contributions have been featured in several international journals, including Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. Apart from actively pursuing research, Srikanth is fulfilling the role of Programme Manager for the Marie S.- Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship programme, MULTIPLY, co-ordinated by Aston University.
Richard Fallon
Technology Supply Chain for Manufacturers, Engineers and Technologists, Marketing Engineer for Professional Services
Richard gained his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Aston University in 1998. He went on to work for British Airways as part of their Business Analyst graduate scheme. In this role, Richard acted as a consultant between the delivery parts of the business and the IT department. He was responsible for putting business cases together and translating customer’s needs into IT requirements and developing new business processes to enable the new system to be efficiently used. While at BA, he became a Qualified Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators. He then worked at a senior BA level for Npower before starting his own business in 2004. Since 2005, he has helped UCB students develop employability skills, has worked with BSEEN and NCGE graduate entrepreneurs and spoke numerous times at BCU. He has also delivered the Chartered Management Institute’s Level 4 Diploma in Management to numerous companies in Birmingham.
Malcolm Horne
Open Access and Research Repository Specialist at Aston University
Malcolm works as an Open Access and Research Repository Specialist at Aston University. His previous roles include Information Specialist at Aston University and Academic Support Librarian at the University of Warwick.