Digital Footprint Campaign – 29 September 2014

Digital Footprint logo

On 29 September 2014 the ‘managing your digital footprint’ campaign launches. The campaign is for all students (UG, PGT, online) and PhD researchers. It is being led by the Institute for Academic Development in collaboration with EDINA, the Careers Service, EUSA, Student Information Points, Information Services, and other University departments.

There will be various competitions (you could win a Kindle, book tokens and more), activities, workshops, resources and advice throughout 2014-2015. The focus will be on how to create and manage a positive online presence (digital footprint), which could assist with:

  • professional networking
  • finding the right job
  • collaborating with others
  • keeping safe online
  • managing your privacy and the privacy of others
  • how to set up effective social media profiles
  • using social media for research and impact

Find a foot logo

Congratulations, you have found a foot. For an opportunity to win a prize, visit ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

For more information visit www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint or find us on
Blog: http://uoedigitalfootprint.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @UoEDigitalFoot #UoEDF
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uoedigitalfootprint

Study skills ODL workshop: Being critical

(PGT- ODL) Study Skills – Being Criticalstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 7 October 2014 7-8 PM UK Time

This quick, interactive online session will give you some starter ideas about taking a more critical approach to thinking for your masters. In this session, you are asked to reflect on what ‘being critical’ means to you. This is an interactive session, you are encouraged to ask questions and voice opinions. Please note that this session will not cover subject or discipline specific guidance.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To register: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

(PGT) Quick Consultation Sessions (on-campus)

These quick consultation sessions are open to any on-campus taught postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.
Please note: places are limited.

calendar

Description:
This half hour one-to-one session with a Study Development Adviser can help students develop effective study strategies and enhance current study skills. The session could be used to discuss such things as (but not limited to) effective reading, time management and dissertation planning.

It is important for student to have in mind one or two specific study skill issue(s) you wish to discuss.

This consultation will not cover:

  • Subject or discipline specific guidance
  • Proof-reading/editing service

Cancellation:
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the appointment. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Please email iad.masters@ed.ac.uk if you wish to cancel or change your appointment.

 

Writing workshops for PGT students

There are a number of writing workshops designed for and open to all on-campus taught postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

writing workshops flyer for postgraduate taught students

The flyer provides information about

  • Writing workshops for PGT students
  • Resources

Other resources:

Endnote Online (bibliography tool) tutorial for distance learners

Endnote Online (bibliography tool) tutorial for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 23 October  7-8pm UK time

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily. Please note that this session will not cover the desktop version of EndNote, and is focussed on the web-based version.

*Before* the workshop, you should

  1. register for the web version of EndNote using your UoE identity, so you get additional server space and referencing styles:

http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/mvm/EndNote_Web_registration.pdf

  1. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of EndNote:

http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/refman/endnote/using-endnote-online-2.html

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire linked to below. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 23 October  7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/o9xfy8h

Introduction to the online Library for distance learners

Introduction to the online Library for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 16 October  7-8pm UK time
  • Saturday 18 October 12-1pm UK time

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete the pre-session questionnaire for the date you’d like to come. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 16 October  7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/qdg4opu

Saturday 18 October 12-1pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/pu24hhb

Upcoming Events/Workshops for PGT students

The following events and workshops are open to all Taught Masters students at the calendarUniversity of Edinburgh. To find out more and to book a place, visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Please note that some of the workshops will not be open for booking until 1-2 weeks before the event, as demand is high.

Workshops

Cancellation policy:
If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: You can cancel your booking via MyEd Event Booking Channel. Click on “My Bookings” – here you will have the option to cancel your place.
We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

Other information

Newsletter – September 2014

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (September 2014) is now live. September Newsletter imageYou can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about

  • Events/workshops
  • Resources

Resources

Matriculation Advice: Online Distance Learning Students

For new students matriculation consists of three elements, all of which must be wordle2completed before you are fully matriculated as a student of the University:

  • Registration – registering at the University by completing an online Registration form via the MyEd portal and making arrangements for the payment of your tuition fees. Completion of the registration process is only one of the components required for full matriculation at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Once you have commenced your studies your Personal Tutor or Supervisor will confirm that you are on programme
  • Fulfilling any admission criteria if prescribed by your College.

Further information about the matriculation process for  online distance learning students can be found http://www.studentsystems.ed.ac.uk/student/matriculation/how_to_register_dl.htm

Related Links

Events for new postgraduate students

Welcome events specifically for new postgraduate students at the University of calendarEdinburgh – 8-12 September 2014

Details: http://www.ed.ac.uk/staff-students/students/new-students/events/daily-calendar/welcome-week/specific-students/postgraduate

Other Resources