PGCert Events List
Events that can be considered for inclusion in your PG Cert are listed below.
|Date & Location||Title of Event||Details||Contact for more details|
|Ongoing||Datatree online course||
A free online course with all you need to know for research data management, along with ways to engage and share data with business, policymakers, media and the wider public. The self-paced course will take 15 to 20 hours to complete in eight structured modules. The course is packed with video, quizzes and real-life examples of data management, along with plenty of additional background information. CPD certified - An electronic certificate is provided for completion of each module. The course is for any scientist, whether you look after your own data or are guided by an organisation. The course is especially aimed at PhD students and early career researchers but is for anyone who wants to get the right data habits now, including thinking of end-users of your data.
|Find out more|
|Coding Club||A POSITIVE PEER-LEARNING COMMUNITY. We are an enthusiastic group of ecology and environmental science students and researchers. Coding Club is for everyone, regardless of their career stage or current level of R knowledge. Our mission is to create a diverse learning community where we help each other to attain fluency in statistics and programming||
Find out more here
|Datalab online courses||Includes courses such as “Data Science for Ecologists and Environmental Scientists” which is a broad introduction and you can enrol anytime and “Data Science for Environmental Modelling and Renewables”||Find out more here|
4 week free online course
|Career Management for early career academic researchers||Explore different career options, learn what you want out of a career and understand how to implement good career decisions.||Join the course here|
Various dates and times depedning on the courses
|Mathematical Sciences Training||Contact Johanna McBryde for information on how to register and registration fees.|
11 March, 13.00
|Leader & Influencer Conversations||
These informal discussion are organised to help you meet people from various walks of life, including research, industry, and policy, who are in the position to influence and make a difference. The event will take place on-line, using Zoom, and is faclitated by two students (so please let us know if you would like to volunteer to lead such a conversation).
At this event, chat with Luc Bas. Currently Luc is the European Regional Director for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN)
|If you are interested in this event, please contact SUPER.|
17-25 March 2021
|MASTS Graduate School Annual Retreat||The goal of the retreat is to bring together the geographically dispersed MASTS and SUPER postgraduate population and to create a tight-knit student community, while providing useful and informative training sessions and seminars. View the programme here. 4 x half day online sessions.||Contact Emma Defew for more details|
19 April - 24 May 2021
|Virtual Community Science Camp||
Are you an early career researcher in environmental science? Are you interested in public engagement especially working with people affected by climate change and ecological crises? Would you like to work toward social and sustainability goals?
Virtual Community Science Camp is a 5 week interactive online learning programme exploring the concept and practice of community-centred approaches to research as seen through a diverse set of case study examples.
Applications open 9 February and the deadline for applications is 5pm, 8 March.
We highly recommend you sign up to the introduction event on 8 February (2.30pm-4pm), which will give you an opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into how the course can support your professional and personal development.
|Please join us for NERC’s Virtual Community Science Camp (19 April – 24 May 2021)|
6-7 May 2021
|MEDDLE training - Multiple Environmental Driver Design for Lab Experiments||This course will help you define research questions, identify responses and drivers and help you to design a great experiment!||Contact Emma Defew for more details|
24 November 2021
|NatureScot & MASTS Policy day for Grad Students||
Graduate students (MSc students, MASTS/SUPER PGRs) are invited to spend the afternoon with NatureScot policy & advice colleagues who will deliver a number of interactive sessions.
|Contact Emma Defew for more details|
5-7 Oct 2021
MASTS Annual Science Meeting
|More details to follow!||Contact Emma Defew for more details|
- MASTS online 2020 Grad School Retreat (28-30 Oct 2020). See Programme here.
- MASTS online Annual Science Meeting (5-9 Oct 2020), which included ECRS workshops on: Working with Policy-makers, Presenting with impact, Habits of a Productive Researcher and Fast Track Your Research Impact
- SNH Policy & Advice Seminar for Graduate Students (4 Nov 2020), with a focus on ecotourism, methods for monitoring marine SPAs; and nature based solutions.
- Leader conversation with Michelle Stanley (5th June 2020)
- Webinar: Top tips on CV writing and interview skills (15th May 2020)
- Webinar: Having an Impact on Policy: A practical guide (12th May 2020)
- Leader conversation with Martin Valenti (1st May 2020)
- Turing PhD Enrichment Scheme
- Communicating Science to make an impact (CREW, AM) & Evidence-based marine planning (MSS, PM). Policy day in Edinburgh, 20th Nov 2019.
- SNH Policy & Advice Seminar for Graduate Students (20 Nov 2019). More details here.
- Intellectual Property - perspectives from innovators and industry event (Oct 2019, run by IBioIC)
- MASTS Annual Science Meeting (2-4 Oct 2019), which include workshops on data management and modelling, plus the option to join the Lunch with Leaders event.
- Best practice in Training, Teaching & Interactive Learning(September 2019, organised by CEH)
- Using drones to map habitats (July 2019, organised by CEH)
- Evidence synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making (July 2019, organised by CEH)
- How to further your career in Marine Science talks at the local ECSA meeting (30th April 2019 at Heriot Watt)
- SAIC Aquaculture Innovation & Industry Engagement Programme
- Logical and Critical Thinking - free online course
- MASTS 2019 Grad School Retreat. See Programme here.
- Writing retreat (19-23 Nov 2018)
- MASTS-SNH Marine Policy Seminar(14 Nov 2018). Click on the titles to download the powerpoint presentations from this event. •Introduction to Scottish Natural Heritage (Carol Hume) •Mobilising marine benthic survey datasets - The Sound of Barra (Rona Sinclair) •Marine Protected Areas – A walk through the site selection process (Sam Black) •Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) – Stakeholder engagement to reduce animal entanglement in fishing gears (Dr Kirstie Dearing) •Overview of SNH marine & coastal placement opportunities available for Masters/PhD students (Carol Hume)
- Embrace your inner marine planner (14 Nov 2018)
- MASTS Annual Science Meeting (31 Oct - 2 Nov 2018)
- Time series models for ecologists(1-5 October 2018)
- ECR Workshops: Vegan package in R and Leadership Skills in academia(20th Sept 2018)
- Whalefish Professional Development Course - Marine Research Techniques & Conservation (Millport 10-12 August 2018)
- Blueprint: The Future of Our Seas. Opportunity for public engagement training and practice (Oban, 30/31 July 2018)
- Advanced Course - Living Oceans and Climate Change(7-13 July 2018, Portugal)
- Communicating with the media and public, as part of the NERC Data Tree data management training course(21 June 2018, Edinburgh)
- MASTS Grad School Retreat (14-16 March 2018)
- SAGES Grad School Retreat (29/30 Nov 2017)
- MASTS-SNH Marine Policy & Advice Seminar for Graduate Students (22 Nov 2017)
- MEDIN guidelines and standards workshop (15/16 Nov 2017)
- Understanding science policy in Scotland (9 Nov 2017)
- MASTS Marine Renewable Energy & Marine Planning & Governance Forums Writing Retreat (5-10 Nov 2017)