Online events: July and August 2014

studentIf you want more information about studying at the University of Edinburgh but can’t visit our campuses, our live, online events are a great way to ask us questions.We want you to be able to speak directly to the right person and have therefore arranged a programme of online events to allow you to chat with the experts.

For further information on how to take part, technical help and the events timetable, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s Online Events page

Register for the next session: various dates in July and 27 August 2014

Wrapping up your Masters Dissertation? Join us for lunch

eusaEscape from the library and take a break from your dissertation – join us for a free lunch in the cafe of the Informatics Forum.

studentsSpeak with members of the IAD, the Careers Service, the International Office, and students who have completed a Masters to hear tips about how to wrap things up and start thinking about the next steps.

From editing to formatting, from job applications to work visas – come along to this informal event to ask us any questions you may have!

This event is for University of Edinburgh students

Date:  Wednesday, 6 August 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Venue: Cafe, Informatics Forum (Central Campus)

Register for the event: http://masters-dissertation-wrapping-it-up.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

Online events: register now

studentIf you want more information about studying at the University of Edinburgh but can’t visit our campuses, our live, online events are a great way to ask us questions.We want you to be able to speak directly to the right person and have therefore arranged a programme of online events to allow you to chat with the experts.

For further information on how to take part, technical help and the events timetable, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s Online Events page

Register for the next session: 23 July 2014

Where to next?

dream job next exit signWe’re nearing the end of June, and many taught postgraduates will be in the final stages of their studies.  Whilst you are focused on your dissertation, or final project, it may be difficult to see beyond that.  However, now is a good time to consider where you go next.

Consider why you started your studies, what was your motivation?  Did you want to move on in a specific career? Or change to a new career?  Thinking back to your original plans can help you to see if that is still the right path for you.  Studying at a postgraduate level allows you to discover skills, and capacities, that may have opened up completely new opportunities – so compare why you started, to where you are now, to help plan where to go next.

Think of the end of your studies as a process of transitioning on to the next phase.  This may be moving on to a PhD, or leaving the University to progress your career.    Remember to contact support units, such as the Careers Service, to help you in this transition.

If you need support with your academic development in the final stages of your PGT studies please look at our website for workshops, and resources to help you: www.ed.ac.uk/iad/postgraduates

Finally, it has been a pleasure to work with the PGT community at Edinburgh, we gain so much from your enthusiasm, and interests.  I wish you the best in your future endeavours, and look forward to hearing about your successes.

Dr Donna Murray
Head of Masters Provision
Institute for Academic Development

Dissertation Planning and Writing – 10 June 2014

bookThis workshop is held at the King’s Buildings campus.

This workshop is designed to help you with dissertation planning and writing techniques to keep you going. It should also provide an opportunity to think about and discuss:

  • Masters level examiners view – what do examiners want
  • Article analysis – how to improve your paper analysis skills
  • Critical reading of sources
  • Dissertation writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing strategies

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions. This is suitable for all PGT students who are thinking about starting their dissertation or have started their dissertation. Please note that this workshop will be held at King’s Buildings

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

Booking details can be found:http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Apply now for the Summer School – Transform the Future Built Environment

Places are filling quickly for the Climate-KIC Summer School ‘Transform the Future flyerBuilt Environment’ from 7 – 18 July in Rotterdam!

The deadline for the second round of applications is Monday June 2nd.

Ensure that you have a chance to be considered, places are limited!

Registration: Find the full information pack and register for the Summer School on: http://www.climate-kic.org/events/phd-summer-school-transforming-the-future-built-environment/

Ph.D.’s, excellent Master students, postdoc’s and driven professionals are all invited to apply.

Programme & Opportunities

The programme focuses on the challenges of sustainable refurbishment, climate impact and building technologies in relation to human interaction and urban stakeholders.

It includes a series of talks of academic interest, transferable skills sessions, excursions to Fablabs and inspiring workshops. You will get many opportunities to explore making and prototyping.

Key note speakers include:

  • Prof. dr. ir. Arjan van Timmeren, Delft University of Technology (on Urban Design & Innovative Facades)
  • Prof. dr. Pieter Jan Stappers, Delft University of Technology (on Context Mapping / Value of Prototyping),
  • Research Professor Peter Troxler, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (on revolution in the Make Industry and Fablabs)
  • Prof. dr. David Keyson, Delft University of Technology (on Energy Management Systems)
  • Katrin Hauser, Manager of the international Climate-KIC Flagship Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA) (on Climate-KIC, business modeling and innovation)

The overall ambition is to provide a unique learning experience of lasting added value, beyond regular academic training. You will get international networking opportunities and link with overseas partner institutions.

This is an opportunity to get away from your regular work environment, meet people from other disciplines and cultures and have a great time!

Questions
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at: phdsummerschool@tudelft.nl

Academic Writing – 4 June 2014

calendarThis Academic Writing workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Using consistently a referencing style.
  • Importance of engaging critically with the material.
  • Importance of structuring the essay (intro, main part, conclusions).
  • Questions of style: using an academic register.
  • Plagiarism: What it is and how not to plagiarise.

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

Booking details can be found:http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Dissertation Planning and Writing – 2 June 2014

bookThis workshop is designed to help you with dissertation planning and writing techniques to keep you going. It should also provide an opportunity to think about and discuss:

  • Masters level examiners view – what do examiners want
  • Article analysis – how to improve your paper analysis skills
  • Critical reading of sources
  • Dissertation writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing strategies

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions. This is suitable for all PGT students who are thinking about starting their dissertation or have started their dissertation

There are other dissertation workshops running:

  • (PGT – SCE) Dissertation Writing and Planning – 10 June at King’s Buildings

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

Booking details can be found:http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Calling all Masters students: Chance to share your inspiring ideas for a better world!

Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh is looking for twenty excellent young academics, paintingentrepreneurs and professionals aged 35 or under with bold and fresh ideas which could have a positive impact on society. You will have 3 minutes to pitch your research or business idea to a high profile panel of judges and an interested audience of academics and representatives from business and policy organisation at the Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh on 29th July 2014. There will be a chance to network during the event and the best presenter will have the chance to speak at the international Lab Finale in Berlin on 8th November 2014.

You can apply to present here:

http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply

The application form is straightforward. You will be asked to provide:

  • your contact details,
  • higher education qualifications (plus publications if you have them),
  • your motivation for applying,
  • the title of your talk and a one sentence summary,
  • and upload a PDF your CV

 

The applications will be reviewed in early June after the deadline and we will let you know as soon as possible if you have been successful. There will also be specialist pitching and presentation training available in late June so you feel fully prepared to take to the stage at the event on 29th July.

You can see the videos of previous winners online here: http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/winners

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Isbel at lara.isbel@d.ac.uk