Past Events

April 2024

Conversation with the Media

12:00pm: Lunch at MIB - The perfect place to trade ideas over a tasty meal.

1:00pm: Conversations with the Media Workshop. Learn to navigate the media landscape with confidence. In this workshop a journalist will give practical advice on how to cooperate with journalists and facilitate a discussion on our experiences and thoughts on media appearance. The workshop content will be tailored to the needs of the participants. Therefore, participants will be asked to briefly describe their previous experience with media communication.

March 2024

We kicked things off with lunch at 12:00pm, great food and great company as always.

Then at 13:00, we jumped into the Qualitative Analysis Methods Workshop. Perfect for anyone new to the field, the session covered different qualitative research methods and how they can be used in projects. It was interactive and full of practical takeaways.

Here is what the schedule looked like:

12:00pm: Lunch at IMC - Another opportunity to catch up and chow down.

1:00pm: Qualitative Analysis Methods Workshop at IMC
Get to know qualitative research methods with our workshop! Tailored for those new to the field, this engaging session promises an insightful overview over different qualitative methods. Discover the various applications of qualitative research analyses and explore how to integrate them into your own projects. Join us for an interactive experience, ensuring you leave with practical insights ready for implementation.

February 2024

We started off with our usual lunch meetup at 12:00pm, catching up and relaxing together - always a highlight.

Then at 13:00, we dove into the Mental Health Workshop on Stress Drivers. It was all about understanding the deep-seated reasons behind our stress and learning how to handle them. We explored how past experiences influence our decisions and discovered ways to manage stress better.

Here is what the schedule looked like:

12:00pm: Lunch at Psychology - Our regular lunch meetup to network and unwind. 

1:00pm: Mental Health Workshop (Stress Drivers) at Psychology
A session to understand and manage the pressures we face. Experiences from our childhood influence us throughout adulthood. Even in later years, we continue to adhere to the dos and don'ts we learned in our youth. These drivers often affect our decision-making and behavior, causing stress at times. In this workshop, you will become acquainted with the different drivers, discover which ones significantly shape your own behaviour, and learn how to use this knowledge to reduce stress.  

January 2024

In January, we kicked things off at noon with some amazing eats. Lunch at MIB was all about good food and even better company, setting the perfect tone for the afternoon. It's not every day you get to take a midday break that fills your belly and your spirit!

Then, at 13:00, we dove headfirst into the world of Python with our Python in Research Workshop. Whether you were a total newbie to coding or just new to Python, this workshop was the place to be. We got our hands dirty with some real coding, shared a ton of laughs, and learned why Python is such a big deal in the research world. It was all about getting savvy with the latest tech, and let me tell you, we nailed it.

Here is what the schedule looked like:

12:00pm: Lunch at MIB - A midday break for food and thoughts.

1:00pm: Python in Research Workshop at MIB - Time to get savvy with the latest in our field.
In this workshop, you will get practical experience about how to program in Python. Some prior coding experience is required but this could be from different programming languages if you are interested in discovering the benefits of using Python in research.

Events in Autumn 2023

December 2023

In December, for our last event of the semester, we had a lovely lunch with meals from various countires: focaccia, quiche and even vegetarian tarteletter!

Thank you to all those who attended!

November 2023

Wednesday 8th of November:

                                            17h-19h: Drinks at IMC

Thursday 23rd of November:

                                             12h-13h: Lunch at MIB + R workshop with focus on Lme package

Tuesday 28th of November:

                                             9h30-16h: Presentation as Storytelling with Pieter Buis

October 2023

Thursday 12th of October:

                                             17h-19h: Drinks at Psychology

Thursday 26th of October:

                                             12h-13h: Lunch at Psychology

                                             13h-15h: Breathing workshop led by Renee Lynn For

September 2023

Welcome Back Pizza Night - 14th September 2023

AU-CogNet is back and the first event of the new semester happened Thursday the 14th at 18h.

In the pavilion of the CFIN/MIB building at 18h, we got together to meet new employees and reconnect with colleagues. Pizza was provided with funding from the Arts well-being fund.

(apologies for the shaky photo)

The second event this semester was an Introduction to R workshop on the 28th of September.

Academic Flourishing – Surviving and Thriving in Contemporary Academia - 6th and 7th June 2023

On the 6th (9h - 17h) and 7th of June (9h - 12h), we will hosted Johannes (Yogi) Jäger for a workshop on how to survive and thrive in academia. 

'During this workshop, we will contemplate a number of tools, metaphors, and ways of framing that are useful for coping and flourishing in the context of modern academic life. The discussion will be grounded in an evidence-based analysis of the current state of academic research and funding. This will happen in the form of an interactive workshop, where participants are asked to embark on a little intellectual adventure, to be carried out as individual work and discussion in a small-group format. There is no need to prepare in advance. All that is required to make this a fun and productive event for everyone is simply that you are fully present, both physically and mentally, during the duration of the workshop.'

To learn more about Yogi, you can check his website, google scholar, and this recent interview with the Brain Inspired podcast. We hope to see many of you there!

The event was free of charge thanks to generous support from the School of Communication and Culture.

Pizza & Drinks - 25th May 2023

We enjoyed some casual networking in the sunshine in the park in fron of CFIN/MIB. Once it got too windy, we went inside for some pizza, curtosy of the Arts Health& Well-Being fund. As you can see from the picture, we were definitely feeling good thanks to the pizza!

Data wrangling in R - a practical workshop using tidyverse with Prof Kristian Tylén - 27 April 2023

In this 2-hour workshop you will learn practical tips and tricks for data wrangling in R using tidyverse. This workshop is suitable for those who are already familiar with R basics and want to enhance their data wrangling skills or need advice for specific issues. Please note this will not be an introduction to R for complete beginners.

Later in the day, we will meet for an informal gathering at the Studenterhus from 17h – this is open to all, so please join us even if you won’t attend the workshop!

The workshop will be divided in two parts. In the first part, Kristian will present the tidyverse and provide a pipeline for data wrangling and tutorials for the basic functions. In the second part, you will have hands-on help from Kristian and the other attendees to work on your data. 

Some experience is required, e.g. loading data and basic R functions. Please ensure to bring your laptop and that you have up-to-date R (version 4 or above) and Rstudio (version 1.3 or above) installed and working. If you need help updating R and Rstudio, you can check this link:

Speed Dating & Pizza - 30 March 2023

For our first event, we invited you to Nobelparken where we will do a few rounds of academic “speed-dating” as a fun way to get everyone to know each other in a relaxed setting (no need to prepare any talks or rehearse a round of introductions!). This will be followed by pizza, snacks, and soft drinks/beers (payment via mobile-pay box on the day) and everyone is welcome to stay and socialise afterwards.