Workshop: Masters Dissertation Question Session – 11th May 2016

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  • Wednesday 11th May 2016 at 14:00 – 16:00

Have you questions about doing your dissertation? Why not come along to our Dissertation Question Sessions where you can ask previous masters students about what it is like to do a dissertation.

This event will be informal and will include a panel session and a networking break with refreshments.

What does this workshop include:

  •     Panel open question session
  •     Informal networking

What does this workshop not include:

  •     Subject specific guidance
  •     Specific referencing styles
  •     Proof reading

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

Workshop: Writing Skills – 16 May 2016

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08(PGT) The Writing Process: Getting Started

  • Monday 16 May 2016 at 09:30-12:30

For many students, starting to write is one of the most challenging aspects of doing a dissertation. How do you know whether you are ready to write? How do you overcome the sense of paralysis or overwhelm that often accompanies the early stages of the writing process? This workshop provides tools and tips for how to get started; for generating, focusing, targeting and structuring material; and for developing a first draft. All of these will be put into practice through the development of a short text.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

PGT Newsletter – May 2016

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (May 2016) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_8_May_2016

  • All workshops available in May 2016
  • Dissertation Question Sessions: on campus and online
  • Upcoming Writing Bootcamp (June 2016)
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Workshop: Speed Reading – 11 May 2016

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  • Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 13:30-16:30

In order for academic reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic (in terms of appropriately targeted) and critical. The workshop (and practice afterwards) will help you to increase your speed and effectiveness of reading. By using a number of tools, this workshop will help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more critically. The practical exercises during the session will show you how to measure your base read speed and comprehension level and then increase your reading speed and efficiency.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

Workshop: Dissertation Panels – 11 May and 26 May 2016

(PGT) Dissertation Panel

  • On campus – Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 14:00-16:00
  • *Online – Thursday 26 May 2016 at 12:30-13:30 (UK Time)students

Got questions about Dissertations? Want to talk to former MSc Students and experienced staff about dissertations?

The Dissertation Panel will allow you to engage with a panel of former Taught Masters  students from the University of Edinburgh, and staff from the University. The event will provide great opportunity to ask the panel questions surrounding dissertations and an opportunity to network with students and staff.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

*The online 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.

Exam Tips – Past Exam Papers

Cropped_PGTStudentsPast exam papers are available for students of the University of Edinburgh and they may be used as a study aid for exam revision.

Exam Papers Online is a service hosted by the University library, to provide access for staff and students to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards. Students can access the Exam Papers Online on and off-campus but will be prompted for your EASE username and password.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/exam-papers

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Exams and Assignments: Hints and Tips

Many Masters students have exams or assignments.This can be a stressful time but there are many things that you can do to help with exam study and assignments.students studying

For further information and resources http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught

Online Workshop: Networking For Your Project -4 May 2016

(PGT -MMM – Online) Networking For Your Project

  • 4 May 2016 @ 12:00 – 13:00

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Great networking takes preparation and practice. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for good networking and help you prepare for mixer events.

This workshop will include:

  • Designing your networking words
  • Planning what you want to find out from people
  • Planning what you want to tell people
  • Practicing networking the room
  • Post network
  • Good practice

This workshop will not cover:

  • Online networking strategies

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

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.

 

Workshop: Dissertations for Publication – 3 May 2016

22(PGT) Dissertations for Publication

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 13:30-15:30

Want more from your dissertation? Think about a publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get the most out of it? One way to make your dissertation work for you is to publish it. Many dissertations represent significant additions and advancements to their field. Publishing is a way to get your work noticed and can lead to surprising opportunities. And it doesn’t have to be just journal articles!

This interactive workshop will discuss strategies for producing a range of publications from your dissertation.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

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

Exam Tips – Exam Guide and Coping with Stress

stressStress is something that we all experience. The right amount of stress helps us achieve the things we want and allows us to fulfil whatever aims we have for ourselves. If we are facing too much challenge our stress levels can rise to a point where they begin to have negative effects on our performance and on how we feel.

During exams period, it is important for you to set realistic goals as you revise – reward yourself when you meet these targets and don’t stress about an unobtainable level of perfection. If you start to feel stressed, try to challenge those negative thoughts by focusing on positives and previous successes. If you find yourself beginning to panic at any point during revision time or even during an exam, there are various relaxation techniques that will help.

A short guide is published by the Student Counselling Service at the University of Edinburgh to give you some ideas about recognising when your stress levels are too high, and help you do something about it.

The Student Counselling Service has also published the Step by Step Guide to Exam Success to give you some ideas about how you can get the marks you want in your exams with the minimum of stress and panic!

The Edinburgh University Students’ Association also published a Q&A guide to exams and deadlines: