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

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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

Online Distance Learning – Welcome Sessions

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!student

This is an online drop-in session with the Online Learning Support Team, designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.

There will be members of Information Services (IT and Library Support) and Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PG study support) staff available at the session to help you orient around our online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

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

  • 6 Sept 2014 noon-1pm UK time
  • 10 Sept 2014 noon-1pm UK time
  • 10 Sept 2014 6.30-7.30pm UK time
  • 11 Sept 2014 6-7pm UK time

Workshops for online distance learners

There are a number of workshops, tutorials and consultations for online distance studentlearners at the University of Edinburgh. Further information about these can be found on the ‘online events‘ tab on this blog.

Other resources:

New! MyCareerHub

MyCareerHub-logo-400x200The University of Edinburgh has launched the MyCareerHub.

This new interactive online system is exclusive to University of Edinburgh students and graduates and will replace SAGE, offering you:

  • jobs, events and appointments all in one place
  • access anytime, anywhere
  • features you can personalise

You will be able to access MyCareerHub via the Careers Service website and log in using your EASE username and password. https://mycareerhub.ed.ac.uk/