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Short courses at EGU 2016

Short courses at EGU 2016

This year there are more short courses than ever to choose from at the General Assembly. You can supercharge your scientific skills, broaden your base in science communication and pick up tips on how to boost your career – be it in academia or outside. There are also a range of courses aimed at making your time at the conference easier, be sure to take part, especially if it is your first time! And, if you do attend the short courses, don’t forget to share your experience with  other conference participants on social media using the dedicated hashtag: #EGU16SC. Read on for a small selection of what’s in store at EGU 2016:

Supercharge your science – new techniques and dealing with data

Tips and tricks to boost your career

Being able to secure your own funding for research is key to a successful academic career and will give you important skills applicable to industry jobs too, so why not check out these three grant writing courses?

Additionally, you can also improve the chances of landing your dream job by attending these career development sessions.

You can also gain very useful insight from those who have done it before, so why not take part in your Division’s ‘Meet the masters’ session? Here you’ll be able to meet experts in the field who can give you tips on how to get the most out of your career.

A selection of short courses aimed at improving your chances of landing your dream job. (Photo by Yolanda DeLoach distributed via Flickr)

A selection of short courses aimed at improving your chances of landing your dream job. (Photo by Yolanda DeLoach distributed via Flickr)

Science communication skills

With a growing emphasis on engaging the public with science and research why not take part in one of the many workshops designed to develop your science communication skills?

There are number of courses which can help you make the most of the conference! (Credit: EGU/Stephanie McClellan)

There are number of courses which can help you make the most of the conference! (Credit: EGU/Stephanie McClellan)

Make the most of the conference

Attending the conference for the first time can be daunting, as can be taking the step from presenting to convening a session. Here is a selection of short courses which can help you make the most of the conference, no matter what capacity you attend the conference in!

The EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 17 to 22 April. Check out the full session programme, for a complete list of short courses available, on the General Assembly website.

Laura Roberts Artal is the Communications Officer at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She is also the point of contact for early career scientists (ECS) at the EGU Office. Laura has a PhD in palaeomagnetism from the University of Liverpool. Laura tweets at @LauRob85.

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