Workshop: Writing a Literature Review – 21 April 2015

calendar(PGT) Writing a Literature Review

  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 at 09:30-12:30

The literature review is a key component of a dissertation, because it motivates and contextualises key research issue. Developing a review is a complex task which involves selecting, organising and evaluating source material; reading actively while taking effective notes; and shaping relevant information into a coherent piece of writing. This workshop offers practical ways of making this process manageable and beginning to develop a review.

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

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

EUSA Peer Proofreading Scheme

EUSA proofreading

EUSA developed the Peer Proofreading Scheme in recognition of the demand among non-native English speaking students for help in proofreading assignments.  The Scheme is powered by reliable student volunteers, who proofread the work of fellow students.

The aims of the scheme are:

  • To increase access to trustworthy proofreading services on campus
  • To reduce dependency upon proofreading services among users of the scheme by training them to spot basic grammar and spelling errors
  • To enhance the sense of community among students at the university through peer support
  • To provide student volunteers with a rewarding volunteering opportunity, developing their transferable skills and experience

Eligibility

  • We can only accept assignments from non-native English speakers.
  • Students should submit assignments at least seven days before their deadline.
  • Assignments submitted should be no longer than 3000 words.
  • Students may submit no more than two assignments per semester.
  • Students must provide a valid University of Edinburgh email address.
  • Please remove any graphics from your work; work which is too large cannot be processed by our system.

Volunteer proofreaders comment only on the grammar, vocabulary, and general clarity of written English. They do not advise on subject matter or argumentation.

More Information can be found on the EUSA website https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/peer-support/search/peerproofreading/

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Dissertation – 25 March 2015

(PGT-Online) Getting Started with Your Dissertation HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

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. Finding and expressing your motivation will keeping you going through the intense, and sometimes challenging, dissertation period.

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.

The IAD is running a series of dissertation writing and planning workshops, for more information, please follow the link below.

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

Workshop: Preparing for Your Work Based Project – 23 March 2015

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08(PGT) Preparing for Your Work Based Project: Workplace Etiquette

This workshop will look at preparing for your work based project. Whether going out into the field, working with a collection, in the lab or into a company’s offices, understanding the workplace environment can help your project run more smoothly. This course will look at workplace etiquette, people skills and preparing for on-site work (whether abroad or in the UK).

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: Decision Making in Practice – 23 March 2015

(PGT – Online) Decision Making in PracticeHeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

  • Part 1: Monday 23 March 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)
  • Part 2: Monday 30 March 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)

We all make decisions every day. However, that doesn’t mean we all find it easy.  Indeed, the ability to make good decisions may make the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. During these two online sessions we will use a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with activities, including one that you will do offline between the sessions, that will allow you to discover what kind of decision-maker you are, and to put your decision making into practice.

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 check the time zone – please click the following link:

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

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

Workshops: Work Based Project Dissertations

22(PGT) Preparing for Your Work Based Project: Workplace Etiquette

This workshop will look at preparing for your work based project. Whether going out into the field, working with a collection, in the lab or into a company’s offices, understanding the workplace environment can help your project run more smoothly. This course will look at workplace etiquette, people skills and preparing for on-site work (whether abroad or in the UK).

Online Dissertation Panel – Tuesday 24 March 2015

calendar(PGT- Online) Dissertation Panel

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 academic staff from across the University experienced in marking dissertations. The event will provide great opportunity to network and to ask any questions you have surrounding your Masters Dissertation.

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 check the time zone – please click the following link:

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

 

Workshop: Dissertation Writing and Planning – 16 March 2015

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(PGT) Dissertation Writing and Planning

  • Monday 16 March 2014 at 13:00-16:00

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 following link:

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

PGT Workshops: This Week

Highlighting some of our PGT workshops, that can help you whilst working on your Masters.

(PGT) Leading the team: a Masters introduction to leadership, teams and effective collaboration

11 March 2015 at 09:30-12:30

Booking Link: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=10889

(PGT) Mapping Your Mind
11 March 2015 at 09:30-12:30

Booking Link: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=12400

(PGT) Presenting your work!
11 March 2015 at 13:30-16:30

Booking Link: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=10890

For a full list of available workshops, please visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Online Workshop: Decision Making in Practice – 23 March 2015

(PGT – Online) Decision Making in PracticeHeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

  • Monday 23 March 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)
  • Monday 30th Mar 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)

We all make decisions every day. However, that doesn’t mean we all find it easy.  Indeed, the ability to make good decisions may make the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. During these two online sessions we will use a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with activities, including one that you will do offline between the sessions, that will allow you to discover what kind of decision-maker you are, and to put your decision making into practice.

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 check the time zone – please click the following link:

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

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