MMM: 2015 Work Based Project Survey

If you have done a work based project for your dissertation we would love to hear from you. Each year we look to gain insight into students’ experiences doing a Work Based Project (WBP) and the benefits to students like you.

If you participated in a Masters WBP this year, we would appreciate hearing about your views and experiences, this can be done via our short online survey.

Survey https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mmm-2015-edinburgh-student-work-based-projects

The online survey will be open until the 13th of October. We look forward to hearing your ideas and learning from your experiences.  

 

Teaching Awards Are Now Open for Postgrads to Nominate

eusaThe 2015-16 EUSA Teaching Awards are now accepting summer nominations! Postgrads can nominate their research or dissertation supervisor(s), and all students taking summer courses can nominate their teachers, support staff, and courses. Summer nominations will be open until 31 August, and the Teaching Awards will re-launch in November.

EUSA’s Teaching Awards recognise the teachers, support staff, and courses that have an enormous positive impact on students’ learning experiences at Edinburgh University. Great teaching comes in many forms, but it can inspire and challenge you, and ensure that your academic experience at University is everything it should be.

There are seven categories. You can nominate as many individuals or courses (in as many categories) as you like.

As well as recognising the excellent work of your teachers, the Teaching Awards are a valuable way of getting your feedback on positive academic experiences to improve the quality of teaching at Edinburgh. Therefore, EUSA will share anonymously the comments from your nominations with the person you’re nominating and with University staff to highlight what you have identified as best practices in teaching and student support.

The shortlisted nominees for each category will be chosen by a student panel based on the supporting statements you provide. Make sure you explain why you are submitting the nomination and why the person or course deserves the award! The Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 20 April, 2016. If the person or course you nominated is shortlisted for an award, you will be invited to the ceremony.
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Here is your chance to give us feedback?

At the IAD we really appreciate the feedback we receive from students. Each year we strive to improve our programme of workshops and ensure we are meeting the needs of PGT students. We use this to improve our provision of workshops, online and on-campus, and our learning resources which you can find here.

We will use your feedback to enhance our existing support (workshops and learning resources).  Your anonymous feedback may be used for research purposes, although you will have an option to opt out of this when you take the survey.

We would really appreciate it, if you would take a few minutes to complete our online survey.

https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/iad-pgt-survey-2014-15-project

 

 

New International Students Support from the International Student Advisory Service

If you are an international student about to start your studies at the University of Edinburgh The International Student Advisory Service can help you. The International Student Advisory Service provides a professional advice and student support services to all non-UK students seeking to study at the the University. Their services includes delivering specialist immigration advice and a range of welfare and advisory services to support the international student community.

This years orientation and induction activities include:

  • Airport Welcome
  • International Day
  • International students’ welcome guide (January & September)
  • Online information for new students
  • Social events for new students

More information can be found at the following link.
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/student-advisory

The International Student Advisory Service, also have a wordpress (blog) which includes practical advice for new students moving to the UK and Edinburgh for the first time. https://isasuoe.wordpress.com/

University Printing Services for students

Blog on behalf of University of Edinburgh Printing Services

The University Printing Service can print and bind your dissertation. UNIVERSITYThere are two sites at Infirmary Street and JCMB, KB where they can offer soft and wire binding.

Printing services have recently introduced hard backed binding which is approved by the University Library Research Collections.

For more information on prices for printing your dissertation please email printing@ed.ac.uk

http://www.ed.ac.uk/printing 

Teaching Awards Are Now Open for Postgrads to Nominate

eusaThe 2015-16 EUSA Teaching Awards are now accepting summer nominations! Postgrads can nominate their research or dissertation supervisor(s), and all students taking summer courses can nominate their teachers, support staff, and courses. Summer nominations will be open until 31 August, and the Teaching Awards will re-launch in November.

EUSA’s Teaching Awards recognise the teachers, support staff, and courses that have an enormous positive impact on students’ learning experiences at Edinburgh University. Great teaching comes in many forms, but it can inspire and challenge you, and ensure that your academic experience at University is everything it should be.

There are seven categories. You can nominate as many individuals or courses (in as many categories) as you like.

As well as recognising the excellent work of your teachers, the Teaching Awards are a valuable way of getting your feedback on positive academic experiences to improve the quality of teaching at Edinburgh. Therefore, EUSA will share anonymously the comments from your nominations with the person you’re nominating and with University staff to highlight what you have identified as best practices in teaching and student support.

The shortlisted nominees for each category will be chosen by a student panel based on the supporting statements you provide. Make sure you explain why you are submitting the nomination and why the person or course deserves the award! The Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 20 April, 2016. If the person or course you nominated is shortlisted for an award, you will be invited to the ceremony.
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University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Guide for 2016

The Univpostgraduate guide_Page_01ersity’s Postgraduate Guide for 2016 entry is now available. The Guide is a recruitment publication that provides an overview of the University’s taught postgraduate programmes and main research areas.

It also covers key aspects of the University’s wider offer including accommodation and life in Edinburgh, student support and career development, international links, and funding opportunities.

Individual copies are available for collection from the Visitor Centre at 2 Charles Street, Edinburgh.

Postgraduate Guide 2016 online

Your Careers Service – Now and After You Graduate

A message for the Careers Service

We hope that you have had a great time at Edinburgh and are now starting to look forward to the next stage of your career. If however you have still to finalise your career plans you are very welcome to contact the University of Edinburgh Careers Service.

The Careers Service will be open throughout the summer. Individual appointments with a careers consultant can be booked online or you can drop in at any point to speak to an information adviser at the helpdesk.

As well as supporting current students, the Careers Service provides a service to recent graduates. Details of the support offered, including telephone and Skype appointment, can be found on the Service’s website.

We hope that you will continue to find the Careers Service’s website a valuable resource. As a graduate you will also still able to access graduate jobs and information on careers events via MyCareerHub.

We will be in touch over the next few months to ask about your career plans and hope that you will be happy to complete our graduate destination survey.

With very best wishes for your future,
The Careers Service Team

What’s Next Conference for International students

What’s Next Conference for International students presented by the International Office/

If you’re aWhat's Nextn international student who is about to graduate then we hope you will attend this new event, which will equip you with the tools and inspiration you need to move onto the next stage.

Professor James Smith
Vice Principal International

 

Leaving university represents a big transition. This conference is designed to help you get prepared and equipped and leave you inspired about what you can accomplish.

You’ll hear from external speakers, University staff, alumni and fellow graduates, as well as getting an opportunity to reflect on your experiences here.

Follow the link more information and details of how to book a ticket:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/events/whats-next

Workshop: Making the Most of Work Based Projects – 8th July 2015

(PGT) Making the Most of Work Based Projects

  • Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 09.30-12.30

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on your Work Based Project. The event will involve discussions around skills and experiences gained during your WBP, while thinking about how to take that forward as you leave your Masters Programme. The workshop will involve group discussions and activities.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the link below:
IAD Postgraduate Workshops: http://edin.ac/16I4vjZ