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

 

Wrapping up your masters dissertation? Join us for lunch

Escape 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, 15 July, 1-2pm
Venue: Teviot Dining Room

Register for the event:
Keep an eye on the EUSA website  https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/eusapostgraduate/eventsandnetworks/events/

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

 

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

Confident Professional Performance – A GESA, Careers Service and Acting Out UK event 23 June 2015, ECCI

This is a half day workshop designed to build confidence, improve ability,  and enhance the delivery of any public speaking event or Interview

Confident Interview Performance: focus on competency-based questions and presenting yourself – and your Masters – concisely and effectively, this is a safe place to practice for the real thing!

Acting Workshop:  Learn techniques to improve public speaking/interview performance.  Have the opportunity to practice and perform public speaking, and receive invaluable feedback and tips on delivery in a supportive environment

For details and registration at:  https://confidentprofessionalperformance.eventbrite.co.uk

Writing Retreat for Postgraduate Students

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The aim of a ‘writing retreat’ is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

Each session will begin with a short Bitesize style workshop to offer advice on writing techniques, and motivate you to write. Following this you will have a 2 ½ hour writing session. No distractions, just writing.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

  • There will be four writing sessions over two days
  • You will get most out of the time by attending all four sessions, however you can sign up to attend any combination of the sessions which suits your needs.
  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets.  If you don’t have a laptop let us know, we will have a small number available.

Between the morning and afternoon sessions on both days, there will be a short lunch break, please note lunch is not provided.

  • Monday  Bitesize Session 1: Writing Strategies
  • Monday  Bitesize Session 2: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Thursday Bitesize Session 1: Structuring Your Writing
  • Thursday Bitesize Session 2: Being Your own Editor

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

Your Input Counts- Digital Footprint Survey

Complete the Digital Footprint Survey – University of Edinburghwordle

This survey is open to all undergraduates, postgraduates, online students and PhD researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey on ‘managing your digital footprint’. This is the second digital footprint survey and we would appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey, even if you completed an earlier survey in semester 1. In doing so, this will help us to understand how you are using the internet, specifically social media, and how you approach the management of your digital footprint (online presence).

At the end of the survey you have the option of entering into the prize draw in order to win one of three £10 book tokens.

Closing date: 19 June 2015

Survey link: http://edin.ac/1drLFYj

Workshop: Dissertation Writing and Planning – 16th June 2015

(PGT) Dissertation Writing and Planning
Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 09.30-12.30 – Kings Buildings

For many, starting your dissertation can be a big challenge.  Planning and writing techniques can be a good a way to get you started and keep you going through your dissertation.

This workshop is designed to help you with dissertation planning and writing techniques. 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 also be lots of opportunities to ask questions!

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

IAD Postgraduate Workshops: http://edin.ac/16I4vjZ

Writing Retreat for Postgraduate Students

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The aim of a ‘writing retreat’ is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

Each session will begin with a short Bitesize style workshop to offer advice on writing techniques, and motivate you to write. Following this you will have a 2 ½ hour writing session. No distractions, just writing.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

  • There will be four writing sessions over two days
  • You will get most out of the time by attending all four sessions, however you can sign up to attend any combination of the sessions which suits your needs.
  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets.  If you don’t have a laptop let us know, we will have a small number available.

Between the morning and afternoon sessions on both days, there will be a short lunch break, please note lunch is not provided.

  • Monday  Bitesize Session 1: Writing Strategies
  • Monday  Bitesize Session 2: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Thursday Bitesize Session 1: Structuring Your Writing
  • Thursday Bitesize Session 2: Being Your own Editor

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

PGT Newsletter – June Edition

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (June  2015) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about

  • All workshops available in May and June 2015PGT_Newsletter_10_June_2015
  • Dissertation Panel (online) -12th May 2015
  • PhD Panel online and on-campus
  • PG Applicant Information session
  • EUSA Peer Proofreading
  • Other resources on assignments, writing and exams

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