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/

Teaching Awards Are Now Open for Postgrads to Nominate

eusaFor the first time, we have opened the EUSA Teaching Awards to receive nominations from postgraduate students during August. The Awards recognise staff who are committed to promoting an excellent, vibrant, and varied learning and teaching environment at the University.

We are now accepting Teaching Award nominations from postgrads to highlight the excellent work of dissertation supervisors, Personal Tutors, and others who support students or teach over the summer.

We have streamlined the nomination process so there are now eight different Teaching Award categories. Every individual nominated for a Teaching Award receives a badge to demonstrate students’ recognition of their hard work, and to let students and colleagues see that they have been nominated. EUSA is accepting nominations until 31 August, and we will re-open nominations this autumn as usual.teachingawards

Postgrad students can nominate those who they think deliver good dissertation guidance, teaching, and student support at

http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/teachingawards

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