ACES

ACES Skills Training For PGR
ACES Research Ethics
ACES RefWorks
ACES Introduction To Bibliographic Databases
ACES Health And Safety For PGR
ACES-MERI Advanced Measurement Techniques
ACES-MERI MATLAB
ACES-MERI Poster Preparation
ACES-MERI Talk Preparation
ACES-MERI Student Seminar Day
ACES-C3RI Research Principles And Practice
ACES-C3RI Research Directions And Sources
ACES-C3RI Research Methods And Presentation
ACES-C3RI Researching The Media
ACES-C3RI Researching Communication

 

ACES Skills Training For PGR

This course will comprise 4 main sessions:
– Getting the most out of supervision
– Development needs analysis and PDP
– Research integrity and intellectual property
– Getting the most out of conferences
All of the sessions are mandatory for all ACES research students and attendance will be monitored.  You will be attached to the SHUSpace Blackboard site and you will be able to see a timetable and further details about the module via SHUSpace.  There will also be some expectation for you to work through parts of the Epigeum online researcher training modules.

Dates: TBC

Contact: d.j.cleaver@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES Research Ethics

This session will introduce you to the principle of research ethics and the Sheffield Hallam procedures for ethical clearance. It will also involve you doing an initial ethic checklist for your research project and introduce the online EPIGIUM module ‘Ethics 1’ which all Sheffield Hallam research students must complete.

Dates: October and February

Contact: d.p.waddington@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES RefWorks

This session will be delivered separately to each Research Institute. RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic system with which you can build up a database of all of your reference material. It is flexible and very powerful, particularly when it comes to outputting reference lists for papers and thesis.

Dates: February

Contact: c.abson@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES Introduction To Bibliographic Databases

This session will be delivered separately to each Research Institute. As a researcher it is vital to be able to access relevant high level information – Googling is not enough! Here you will learn more sophisticated information retrieval skills and see how to use subject specific databases relevant to your research area.

Dates: February

Contact: c.abson@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES Health And Safety For PGR

The session aims to provide clear H&S guidelines for new PGR’s around personal safety & safety of others within the university environment including and laboratories & workshops.

Dates: October and February

Contact: p.slingsby@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-MERI Advanced Measurement Techniques

This module aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to make informed decisions on experimental materials analysis techniques. A number of techniques will be demonstrated, the emphasis being on a) what each can achieve and b) the potentials for synergy from combining results obtained using from different techniques. This will promote effective decision making in research planning and operation, as well as a broad understanding of what different approaches can be used for.

Dates: November

Contact: l.alboul@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-MERI MATLAB

MATLAB is a powerful programming language for numerical computations. It is employed in a plethora of industrial and academic environments. MATLAB has numerous built-in functions for engineering, physical, graphical, mathematical and computing applications. Besides this it has a variety of specialised toolboxes for specific applications, such as control systems, machine vision, signal processing and many others. MATLAB also has the Symbolic toolbox that allows operating on symbolic expressions. In the first sessions we will cover MATLAB fundamentals, and the following sessions will be tailored to the specific research needs of attendees.

Dates: March

Contact: l.alboul@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-MERI Poster Preparation

Compulsory for all Year 1 MERI Students. This course is aimed at year 1 students to give tips and techniques on how to prepare for the MERI Student Seminar Day, at which they will have to present a poster.

Dates: May

Contact: l.alboul@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-MERI Talk Preparation

Compulsory for all Year 2 MERI Students. All second year students are required to give a talk at the MERI Student Seminar Day. This course is designed to give advice on preparing and delivering an effective research talk.

Dates: May

Contact: l.alboul@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-MERI Student Seminar Day

This event takes place once a year. All students are required to attend. 1st year students are required to submit a poster of their project, 2nd years give a presentation to the group and defend/show off their research. All MERI staff are invited. This is compulsory for first and second year students. Lunch and drinks are provided and there are prizes for the best presentations.

Dates: May

Contact: d.j.cleaver@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-C3RI Research Principles And Practice

This module presents the concepts and skills necessary to undertake high level research. It provides the necessary foundation to allow students to identify and critically review appropriate research publications and resources for conducting research, and encourages a critical awareness of the range of methods, techniques and tools needed to undertake significant research projects.

Dates: TBC

Contact: f.slack@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-C3RI Research Directions And Sources

An introduction to research for artists and designers. The unit covers theoretical principles appropriate to the range of approaches likely in art and design research from the scientific to the poetic, as well as initial reflective and practical activities for designing a research project.

Dates: Thursdays of Semester 1

Contact: j.joseph-lester@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-C3RI Research Methods And Presentation

This unit builds on ‘Research Directions and Sources’ and has two aspects. One covers specific qualitative and interpretive research methods in which students are guided through sample exercises. The other considers research presentation by concentrating on the activity of writing, both as an aspect of methodology in itself and as a communicative tool.

Dates: TBC

Contact: j.joseph-lester@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-C3RI Researching The Media

The aims of this module are:
– To develop your understanding of the research process, different institutional, political and intellectual contexts in which media research takes place, the researcher’s position in the process and the related motives and truth claims
– To revisit the main paradigms in audience research, examining a number of representative studies and commenting on their ontological and epistemological assumptions
– To evaluate the core methodological approaches to researching the media and their theoretical implications

Dates: TBC

Contact: r.finch@shu.ac.uk

 

ACES-C3RI Researching Communication

Principles of Research Design; Case Studies; Review. A review of the principles and practice of research design, drawing on a series of case studies of past and present research projects conducted by staff.

Dates: TBC

Contact: r.finch@shu.ac.uk