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Student Handbooks and Timetable 2017/18

2017/18 Student Handbooks

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Timetable of Important Dates/Deadlines for BBSRC DTP 2017 Student Cohort:

Last updated 19 September 2017

DateDescription

25 September 2017

DTP Student Welcome Meeting (09:30-11:00, Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre)

Theme Leader Meetings (11:00-12:00, various locations)

Lunch (12:00-13:30, Pitt Building, Newton Room)

Introduction to Programming in R, session 1 (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

26 September 2017

Introduction to Programming in R, session 2 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Data Carpentry and Plotting, session 1 (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

27 September 2017

Visit to Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute (meet at Hilton Hotel, Downing Street, at 08:30)

Visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany

28 September 2017

Visit to the Animal Health Trust (meet at Hilton Hotel, Downing Street, at 09:00)

Visit to the Babraham Institute

29 September 2017

Data Carpentry and Plotting, session 2 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Reproducible Research (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

2 October 2017

Introduction to Programming in R, session 3 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Introduction to Programming in R, session 4 (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

3 October 2017

University General Safety Course and Chemical/Lab Safety Course (10:00-14:00, Cambridge Corn Exchange) - compulsory

Statistics for Biologists, session 1 (14:30-17:30, Titan Teaching Room 2) - half of cohort attends

4 October 2017

Statistics for Biologists, session 1 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Room 2) - repeated from yesterday

University Graduate Safety courses (12:30-17:00) - optional and research appropriate

Students are encouraged to meet with their Rotation Project 1 Supervisor

5 October 2017

Statistics for Biologists, session 2 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Welcome Dinner (19:00-22:00, Robinson College)

6 October 2017

Statistics for Biologists, session 3 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Statistics for Biologists, session 4 (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

9 October 2017

Statistics for Biologists, session 5 (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

Rotation Project 1 begins in the afternoon

W/c 9 October 2017

Personal Development Strategy Interviews (Plant Sciences, Supervision Room 1)

     Visit the DTP Training Course in Moodle to book your time slot

6 November 2017

SysMIC course begins

15 November 2017

SysMIC Web Support Session (1. Introduction to Matlab)

24 November 2017

Meet Programme Alumni event (14:00-17:00, Emmanuel College)

29 November 2017

SysMIC Web Support Session (2. Networks 1)

13 December 2017

SysMIC Web Support Session (3. Networks II)

15 December 2017

Rotation Project 1 ends

18 December 2017

Managing your Supervisor workshop, plus networking with the MRC and NERC DTP Programmes (14:00-17:30, University Centre, Cormack Room)

19 December 2017 to 2 January 2018

Winter break

8 January 2018

Rotation Project 1 report due (12:00)

Analysis of Biological Data (14:00-17:00, Titan Teaching Rooms)

9 January 2018

Analysis of Biological Data (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

10 January 2018

Analysis of Biological Data (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

SysMIC Web Support Session (4. Vectors & Matrices)

11 January 2018

Analysis of Biological Data (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

12 January 2018

Analysis of Biological Data (09:30-12:30, Titan Teaching Rooms)

15 January 2018

Rotation Project 2 begins

24 January 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (5. Functions & Calculus 1)

21 February 2018

Preparing for PIPS Workshop (14:00-17:00, David Attenborough building, Room 2.49)

7 February 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (6. Functions & Calculus II)

21 February 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (7. Functions & Calculus III)

7 March 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (8. Building Models)

21 March 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (9. Introduction to R)

23 March 2018

Rotation Project 2 ends

11 April 2018

SysMIC Web Support Session (10. Statistics I) 

13 April 2018

Rotation Project 2 report due (12:00)

ENWW Learning Log due (12:00)

13 April 2018 to 23 April 2018

Spring break

23 April 2018

PhD begins and PhD Project Proposal write-up

21 May 2018

PhD Project Proposal due (12:00)

May/June 2018

DTP Programme Workshop (all cohorts)

June 2018

SysMIC course ends

June 2018

2017 Cohort Training Feedback Session

31 August 2018

Deadline to complete Preparing for PIPS Module 1