Make Your Research Stand Out!

Make your research final

Doctoral students join us in this event to celebrate Open Access Week 2013.

Discover about the Library Services for Research, open access for scientific publications, how to manage research data and hear Tom Pollard, a doctoral student from UCL explaining how he makes his research stand out.

The event will include several short talks and an opportunity to chat with our guest speakers over lunch.

Free lunch is provided!

Book on to the event:

  The programme:

11:30- 11:55: The RCUK Open Access Policy and what this means for PhD students, Dr Nancy Pontika, Information Consultant for Research, Royal Holloway, University of London

11:55 – 12:10: Upload your research manuscript to Pure, Dr Dace Rozenberga, Research Information Manager, Royal Holloway, University of London

12:10 – 12:35:Why I am an Open Access advocate, Tom Pollard, Postgraduate Research Student, University College London

12:35 – 13:05: Managing your research data: tips and best practices, Martin Donnelly, Senior Institutional Support Officer, Digital Curation Centre

13:05- 13:30 : Free lunch

Shut up & Write: the event!

Procrastination Meter

The dreaded write up..

Many post graduate researchers talk about how difficult it can be to just sit down and write, write up their research, their notes, because research can sometimes only involve you, it can make it harder to remain motivated and focused.

Unfortunately, the nature of some research plus the lack of space provision on campus for post graduates often results in these students feeling a little lost, alone and disheartened.

To try and reveal some of these anxieties.. the Library services have set up ‘Shut up & Write’ an event for post graduates only.

It’s a pretty simple concept.. you turn up, you sit down, you write..

Then afterwards you get the chance to meet other postgraduate students and staff in your own dedicated space.

These events have proved popular across the country with other libraries, we hope that is will give you a time and place to crack on with some work before discussing ideas with others in a similar situation.

Here are the list of sessions for 2013/2014 so far!

9th December 2013; 

21st January 2014;

17th February 2014;

31st March 2014;

15th April 2014;

Booking Essential, All sessions run 13.45- 16.30 unless otherwise stated.


Just Write


The Library Loves Researchers!

Library Loves Researchers


Throughout the month of October

The Library will be celebrating all things RESEARCH!

From new PGT Masters, first year PhD students arriving on the 2nd October to established Academics & researchers

We are here to help.

We have three key events that will be postgraduate only:

Shut up & Write, Make your Research stand out! & Who’s citing Who?

Along with this, we are going to be promoting resources and guides that can help you get ahead with your research & sharing interviews, tips & advice from those who have survived the highs & lows of researching to tell the tale!

If there is anything that you’d like us to cover- please don’t hesitate to get in touch via e-mail, twitter or facebook!

-The Library Team-