Stand Out Skills Webinar | Build Your Own Academic Website

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31 May 2023
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Stand Out Skills is a new webinar series for early career researchers working in materials science disciplines. Hosted by experts, each episode will explore useful presentation, communication, or career skills for researchers which aren’t normally taught as a part of traditional education pathways for materials scientists.

Through Stand Out Skills webinars, you will learn a host of new abilities to complement your research career, including how to build your own research website, improve your academic CV and utilise new technologies to present your work more effectively.

The series will support your early career journey and help you to build a repertoire of valuable new skills to distinguish yourself and thrive in your research community.

About the webinar

Websites are a great way to promote yourself, your research, or other projects you participate in. Adapting one of the many freely available website templates allows you to build a personal brand and communicate effectively.

In this talk, Dr Lucy Whalley (Northumbria University) will walk you through how to set up a free, static (non-interactive) website using Github Pages and highlight some effective examples from materials science research.

About the host

Dr Lucy Whalley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University.

Lucy’s research uses solid state physics, quantum chemistry and high-performance computing to investigate why particular materials can efficiently generate energy from sunlight (solar cells), or repeatedly store and release energy (rechargeable batteries). She is an Assistant Professor at Northumbria University and a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. Lucy was previously a PhD student and post-doc in the Materials Design Group at Imperial College London, where she was awarded the Thomas Young Centre at Imperial award for her thesis “Defects and distortions in hybrid halide perovskites”.

Lucy is a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education and currently teaches computational physics and research computing skills at UG and PG level. She is a topic editor at the Journal of Open Source Software, and has a broader interest in how we can improve research practice in the computational sciences – with a focus on working openly and software publishing. Lucy’s research is supported by the Materials Chemistry Consortium, where she serves as a committee members.

Lucy is also a member of Rising Stars, a group created by early career researchers to celebrate and support the rising stars within underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Topics. They have previously worked with Royce on in-person events, with more planned for the future.

For up-to-date information about Lucy’s research, talks etc please visit her website.

To see Lucy’s contributions to open software please visit her github page.

Note on registration

The age, gender, and nationality data collected in the Zoom registration form is entirely optional. It is included to help Rising Stars’ commitment to making their content accessible to underrepresented groups across materials science. The data will be held by Royce in accordance with our privacy policy – https://www.royce.ac.uk/privacy-policy/ – and only aggregated and de-anonymised statistics will be passed to Rising Stars.