Online Workshop- Getting Started Writing Your Dissertation-17 April 2017

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  • Monday 17th April 2017@ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

Getting started writing your dissertation can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to get started and really easy to put off! But no-one else can write your dissertation but you…

So how do you start, and maintain, writing your dissertation?

This online interactive session will give you practical strategies for thinking about writing,

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.

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

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

 

Workshop – Mini Writing Bootcamp – Structuring your writing – 12 April 2017

Mini Writing Bootcamp- Structuring your writing

  • Wednesday 12 April 2017 @ 09:00-13:00

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on an assignment?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, aWoman in assessment centernd 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 click on the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop – How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project – 6th April 2017

(PGT) How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project

  • Thursday 6th April 2017 @ 13:30-16:30Top view of young students in library

A successful research project does not solely depend on an important research question and a well-designed protocol, but also on the efficient execution of the project. Many research projects fail to complete on time and on budget and some struggle even to get off the ground. In this half-day workshop we will apply the principles of project management to research projects and show how by applying some simple tools and techniques we can solve many of the common problems we face and avoid others altogether. The workshop will consist of a series of short, interactive lectures, interspersed with practical exercises.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • be able to define the different component parts of a research project
  • understand the common challenges that arise when managing a research project
  • be familiar with project management tools and techniques
  • be able to put these into practice
  • understand how to avoid the commonest problems that arise in management of research

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

Digital Footprint Course – Manage your online presence

Digital Footprint Course | Managing Your Digital Footprint

New free online course to help you manage your online presence (digital footprint)

The University of Edinburgh Digital Footprint MOOC (on Coursera), focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing privacy online, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (eprofessionalism). By the end of the course participants should be confident in managing a digital footprint that works for them, whether it’s small and 250_180_originalprivate, or a more effective and impactful presence.

As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don’t always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.  This course includes a range of experts from across the world, practical advice, as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on and refine your own online presence and digital footprint.

The course starts 3 April 2017. Register now https://goo.gl/jgHLQs

You can also join the conversation on Twitter @DFMOOC #DFMOOC

Online Workshop -Getting Started with Your Dissertation -5th April 2017

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Dissertation

  • Wednesday 5th April 2017 @ 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.istock_000014760316xsmall

A dissertation is a serious investment of time and energy. It is the defining feature of a Masters so it is worth thinking about what it is you really want to do with it and what you really want to get out of it.

This online interactive session will give you strategies to start thinking about the subject and focus of your dissertation as well as practical tips for project managing it.

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.

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

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

 

Workshop – (PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)- 4th April 2017

(PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017 @ 09:30-12:30

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshoistock_000006051647xsmallp we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

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

Workshop – Dissertation Planning & Writing- 27th March 2017

(PGT) Dissertation Planning & Writing

  • Monday 27th March 2017 @ 13:30-16:30

This workshop is for suitable for all taught postgraduate (PGT) students who are thinking about starting or have started their dissertation.istock_000020658968small

A dissertation is a key part of a masters programme. It’s a chance for you to plan and undertake a significant body of your own research. This can be a very rewarding experience, but can present many challenges: What exactly is a dissertation and what does it look like? Where do I start? When do I stop? How do I do it?

This interactive workshop will focus on practical strategies for successfully completing your dissertation; from emphasizing the importance of good planning to actually getting started with writing. Themes of the workshop include:

  • Effective planning
  • Thinking about the examiner’s point of view
  • Critical reading and analysis of sources, and writing
  • Effective writing

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

Online Workshop -Being Critical for Your Dissertation -23rd March 2017

(PGT – Online) Being Critical for Your Dissertation

  • Thursday 23rd March 2017 @ 09:00-10:00 (UK Time)

As a masters student, you will need to demonstrate your critical thinking skills throughout your dissertation.istock_000014760316xsmall

This interactive online workshop will give you some tips and strategies on how to plan for, practice and communicate critical thinking in your dissertation.

Students should have their dissertation title (it does not need to final) and the dissertation marking criteria if possible (this maybe in the programme guide or online).

Students are encouraged to comment and ask questions during the workshop.

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.

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

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

 

Event: Gearing Up for Your Masters Dissertation – 15 March 2017

Event: Gearing Up for Your Masters Dissertation Event in association with Edinburgh University Student Association  

  • Wednesday 15th March 2017 @ 13:00-14:00

istock_000004735385xsmall_researchersAre you thinking about your Master’s dissertation, but not sure how to get started? Do you want to know more about the process in general?

The Students Association has organized a lunch where you can get advice from several University services as well as students themselves!

There will be introductions from the Institute for Academic Development, the English Language Teaching Centre, and the Advice Place/Peer Proofreading on the support available to you.

Then you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions and hear from other students who have completed a dissertation.

Bring along your dissertation ideas, questions about managing your dissertation, and hear what others will be working on. It’ll be the perfect occasion to help you plan ahead for your
dissertation summer and ease any concerns!

Watch out for an event in the summer that will focus on finishing off your dissertation and what may be next.

To book your place please click the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gearing-up-for-your-masters-dissertation-event-tickets-31925044668

Workshop- Influencing Skills and Leading -17th March 2017

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(PGT) Influencing Skills and Leading

  • Friday 17th March 2017 @ 13:30-16:30

As our careers grow and develop we can often find ourselves in positions where we have a great deal of responsibility and perhaps not too much authority.   This is where our ability to Lead and Influence becomes paramount.

These elements come naturally to some, but they are just rules in a game that can be learned and assertively applied.

This session will focus on building an understanding of how to effectively influence people around us.   We’ll also consider a few basic elements of how to lead in an authentic way – and not simply rely on a badge that says ‘in charge’.

This will be achieved through a blend of situation-based discussion, tutor input, paired work and real-life problem solving.

By the end of the session, participants will

  • Have built a toolkit of influence skills and techniques.
  • Understand how to assertively influence with confidence.

Established some rules and tools for leading, influencing and dealing with challenging individuals.

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