We started our 2016 ECRAG meetings by setting the bar high! It was great to welcome, not one, but three guest speakers from Warwick University: Dr Carole Mockford and two ‘lay people’ Susan Boex and Uma Sharma. Patient Public Involvement (PPI) is now becoming an integral part of research and is essential to secure funding.… Continue reading Including lay people in research: Patient Public Involvement (PPI)
After a not so sunny summer, we welcomed ECRAG-ers back to the last meeting of the academic year. Our ice-breaker question to get us started was based on something very close to our hearts: food (we always put on a good spread at our meetings!): if you were only aloud to eat one food for… Continue reading Copyright for researchers: what you can and can’t copy
Along with coinciding with Chinese New Year, this session also marked the first ECRAG meeting of 2015. The, slightly unrelated, ice breaker question asked, “have you ever been told you look like a famous celebrity?”. As always there was a mix of responses from sporting personalities, such as Michael Chang and Amir Khan, to movie… Continue reading Publishing strategies: go for gold or time to go green?
It may be summer break for the undergrad students but ECRAG-ers are still hard at work. As a special treat, the August meeting was a pizza party! We were all delighted about the new addition of pizzas to Fresh Thinking caterers menu and naturally the ‘ice-breaker’ question was “what is your favourite food?”. It was… Continue reading Getting your research into the media: 21st August
The May ECRAG meeting was very well attended dispelling the myth that qualitative research is the underdog to quantitative- apparently everyone wants a piece of it! We started the meeting off in true ECRAG style where the question of the month was; what is your dream holiday destination? You might have guessed at hot sun… Continue reading Summary from ECRAG meeting: May 22nd 2014
The April edition of ECRAG featured a highly enjoyable and engaging workshop on small group teaching run by Helen Timmins and Andy Shanks from the interactive studies unit. This was one our most popularly attended sessions and involved a lot of participation from the group. Helen and Andy shared fun anecdotes and used a… Continue reading April 17th: An introduction to small group teaching
Our last ECRAG meeting was on the 20th March which apparently was the first day of Spring. We certainly all had a spring in our step and shared our favourite things about this season; unsurprisingly colourful flowers and longer days topped the list. Given the topic, this meeting was always going to be a… Continue reading Notes from ECRAG meeting: Mar 20th 2014