PGCert Events List

Events that can be considered for inclusion in your PG Cert are listed below.

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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.

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25 June 2019 (also planning a later date in 2019) Evidence synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making

This one-day course will introduce you to Evidence Synthesis. It will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out an Evidence Review Synthesis for an area of Natural Environment research of your personal interest. You will gain and improve skills in undertaking an evidence review – from inception and question formulation with clients, to undertaking a systematic search and data extraction, and reporting. We will also cover the nature and application of different synthesis methodologies within different evidence contexts, policy research, evidence synthesis, mapping and meta-analysis. The training involved hands-on group exercises in developing review questions and undertaking a review. 

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17 & 18 July 2019

 

Using drones to map habitats

This two-day course will provide participants with the basic skills needed to take images collected from a UAV platform such as a quadcopter, process the images into a scene suitable for image processing, and generate classified images. We will talk you through the steps necessary to produce high quality and accurate maps suitable for the mapping of vegetation and land forms. Student rate is £499.

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17 September 2019

Best practice in Training, Teaching & Interactive Learning

This interactive and participatory full-day training course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to train other people in formal and informal situations.Student rate is £229. The course will be held in Wallingford, UK.

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2-4 Oct 2019

Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

MASTS Annual Science Meeting Check back soon for more detail of the 2019 programme or visit http://www.masts.ac.uk/annual-science-meeting/ Emma Defew for more details

Winter 2019/2020

How to write highly cited papers This interactive half-day workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. Find out more here

Winter 2019/2020

Bayesian methods for ecological and environmental modelling This four-day course will run over 5 days. It will be a mixture of presentations and practical exercises. It will give you a solid grounding in Bayesian methods that can be used with any kind of model and data set to compare models, estimate parameters, analyse uncertainties and communicate results. Find out more here

18-20 March 2020

Aviemore

MASTS Graduate School Annual Retreat The goal of the retreat is to bring together the geographically dispersed MASTS postgraduate population and to create a tight-knit student community, while providing useful and informative training sessions and seminars. Further details of the 2020 programme coming soon! Emma Defew for more details

 

Past events:

  • How to further your career in Marine Science talks at the local ECSA meeting (30th April 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)