Events and workshops

The following is a list of upcoming events and workshops.

Researcher KnowHow

Details for the March Researcher KnowHow programme are as follows:

Copyright and your thesis

Thursday, March 4, 2021 / 10:00 - 11:00 / Martin Wolf 

What copyright issues should you take into account before submitting the final version of your thesis? What’s high risk and what’s low risk? How will readers gain access to your thesis after graduation? In this session, you will learn about the issues to consider when including material created by other people in your PhD thesis.

Doing a systematic review: top tips for progressing your review

Monday, March 15, 2021 / 11:00 – 12:00 / Ruaraidh Hill, Angela Boland, Michelle Maden

This session provides advice on conducting key activities in a systematic review. It can also provide a ‘top-up’ to the 3 part series of workshops about systematic reviews which ran earlier in the academic session. Suitable for postgraduates and staff planning or doing a systematic review for the first time or who wish to brush up on their knowledge.

This session focuses on key steps in doing a systematic review. It will offer brief practical advice, showcase tools and share top tips for progressing your review. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

This session will be facilitated by experienced systematic reviewers from the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group and will refer to their popular book, ‘Doing a systematic review – a student’s guide’ (available via The Library).

Literature searching: tips and tricks

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / 11:00 - 12:00 / Catherine McManamon

Overwhelmed with information? Not finding enough? This workshop will work through the stages of planning an effective search and using a database’s built-in search functionality to full effect. Learn how to cover all the bases to capture early, seminal and brand new research on your topic.

Advanced Endnote

Thursday, March 18, 2021 / 14:00 - 15:00 / Nicola Howorth

This session would be particularly useful to those who have already attended the Knowhow session 'Introduction to Endnote'  but also those who are familiar with the basics of endnote and want to know more about this referencing tool.

This workshop will cover:

1.Organising your library

2.PDF handling

3.Merging thesis chapters 

Research Data Management and your PhD

Thursday, March 25, 2021 / 11:00 - 12:00 / Judith Carr

You may be planning to collect a lot of data, to carry out lots of interviews, or create your own data in some way. Whatever you are going to be doing whilst carrying out your research, thinking about how you are going to manage that data, look after it safely, find it again and share it, is essential.

This session, will go through the basics of research data management, discuss issues around dealing with sensitive data and data security and consider how you can create maximum impact by sharing your data.


Slides from previous sessions are available on the Researcher KnowHow libguide.


LGBT+ History Month Research Café

14:00-15:00 Wednesday 24 February 2021

For LGBT+ History Month, please join the LJMU Together and the University of Liverpool's LGBT+ Staff Network for a research cafe with topics focused on LGBT+ communities/issues or researchers at are LGBT+ themselves.

Each speaker will have between 15-20 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.

  1. Jen Germain and Alice Hillis PhD Candidate from LJMU's Public Health Institute: “Belt and braces approach; added benefit and extra reassurance”: Exploring the Provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men.

Further speakers to be announced when confirmed.


Further library training options

KnowHow offers online tutorials and workshops to improve academic skills.

Liaison Librarians can provide subject-specific library support. Contact the most appropriate member of the Liaison team to discuss your needs.

Other training and event opportunities

For alternative resources, particularly concerning sharing COVID-19 data, the RDA Alliance is a good resource.

Involved in computational research? N8CIR have some useful on-line resources and will also be running courses in 20/21.

WriteFest 2020

WriteFest is an international celebration of academic writing, that supports and encourages good practices and habits of writing.  Here at Liverpool, we are joining the celebrations with a month of writing related activities including weekly WriteFest Coffees, writing retreats and workshops.

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