Workshop:Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 11 October 2016

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 11th October 2016 @ 09:30 – 12:30

Grammar should be like the background music in a film.  If it’s good you hardly notice it.  If it’s bad, it jars and distracts you, and does not allow you to focus on what’s important.  We write to communicate our ideas, opinions and discoveries.  If the way we write obscures these goals in any way, then we have to rethink our approach.  Some people think grammar is unimportant, being a secondary issue to the main thrust of their writing.   However, if your use, or misuse, ostudents studyingf grammar leads your reader to stumble over your meaning, you have failed.  Grammar is important.

In this workshop, which consists of a series of short presentations, activities and discussion, we will look at the most common problems faced by writers when it comes to grammar and punctuation.

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

 

Online Workshop: Get the best from your library

(PGT-Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 6 October 2016 @ 19:00 – 20:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

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: Mini Writing Bootcamp – 6 October 2016

(PGT) Mini Writing Bootcamp

  • Thursday 6 October 2016 at 13:00 – 17:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on an assignment?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them.

The aim of a Writing Bootcamp is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

The 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 2.5 hours of writing split over 3 sessions. No distractions, just writing.

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

  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets.

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: Presenting Your Work! – 28 September 2016

(PGT) Presenting Your Work!

  • Monday 28 September 2016 at 09:30 – 12:30EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

This highly interactive and fast paced course will explore the key skills necessary to help you communicate your research to both academic and non-specialist audiences. We’ll focus on the latest research in communication studies and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly results of academic presentations. We’ll watch keynote TED talks and examine why the speakers succeed and what keeps us on the edge of our seats.

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

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!

There are a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

Events for semester 1 of 2016/17 are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a list of online workshops we will run in semester 1.

Getting Started with Your Studies
Online Distance Learning – Welcome!
Get the best from your library
Endnote
Mendeley
Zotero
Effective Slide Design
Being Critical
Managing Your Exams: Strategies and Tips
Working Effectively Together
Getting Started with Scientific Writing
Being Critical for Assignments
Managing your exams: effective revision techniques
Networking for your Project
Dissertations strategies for writing
Postgrad Launchpad – Part I: Thinking about a PhD?
Postgrad Launchpad – Part II: Thinking about a PhD?
Project Planning

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

University Services for Online Students

If you’re an online distance learning student, you can access the University of Edinbstudent with laptopurgh’s support services from the following links:

 

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 14 September 2016

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 14 September @ 19:00- 20:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on 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: Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 14 September 2016

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Wednesday 14 September @ 15:00 – 17:00

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and tutorials. Making the most of your lectures and tutorials is not just about note taking, it involves preparing before the class and reviewing techniques for afterward are essential to making the most of lectures and tutorials.students

This session covers:

  •  Pre lecture preparation
  • Pre tutorial preparation
  • Pre practical preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial, lecture and practical styles
  • Post tutorial, lecture and practical review

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their lecture experience.

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

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

 

PGT Newsletter – September 2016

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

The newsletter provides further information about:pgt-newsletter_1_sept_2016

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in September 2016
  • Events and courses information
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Online Workshop: Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence

Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence (online session)

  • Monday 10 October 2016 @ 19:00 -20:00Digital footprint logo

If I Googled you, what would I find? This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence.

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

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

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/projects/digital-footprint/events

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.