Online Workshop: Working Effectively Around Your Life – 22 February 2016

(PGT-Online) Working Effectively Around Your Life

  • students22 February 2016 at 12:30 – 13:30 (UK Time)

This course is aimed at part-time and online Post Graduate Taught students.

This course is aimed at part-time, online and other PGT students who have substantial commitments in addition to their academic workload.

A masters course is an intensive and demanding period. You have to fit a lot of challenging work in around your life, your work, your family etc. and try to keep up the momentum going between semesters. This online, interactive workshop aims to give you practical tips and strategies to working effectively for your masters.

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

Pre-coursework

Participants are asked to think of their biggest challenge when it comes to time management – and be prepared to tackle it!

This session will not cover

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

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

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.

Online Workshops – Endnote Web Bibliographic Tools

Endnote Online (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial for Distance Learners

  • Thursday 18 February 2016 at 19:00 – 20:00

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work. Please note that this session is focussed on the web-based version of EndNote and will not cover the desktop version.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1. register for the web version of EndNote using your UoE identity, so you get additional server space and referencing styles: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/mvm/EndNote_Web_registration.pdf

2. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of Endnote:
https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/HowTowiki/Using+EndNote+Online+to+Manage+your+References

3. Try to use EndNote web before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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

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.

 

Online Workshop: Dissertations for Publications – 18 February 2016

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(PGT Online) Dissertations for Publications

  • 18 February 2016 @ 12:30 – 13:30 (UK Time)

Want more from your dissertation? Think about a publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get the most out of it? One way to make your dissertation work for you is to publish it. Many dissertations represent significant additions and advancements to their field. Publishing is a way to get your work noticed and can lead to surprising opportunities. And it doesn’t have to be just journal articles!

This 1 hour, online interactive workshop will discuss strategies for producing a range of publications from your dissertation. It is open to online and on-campus students.

This workshop does not include

  • Referencing and formatting
  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

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 follow 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

 

Workshop: Finding Science & Engineering Academic Literature – 11 February 2016

book(PGT) Finding Science & Engineering Academic Literature

  • Thursday 11 February 2016 at 15:15-16:45

A hands-on session with Academic Support Librarians designed to give you tips, save you time and effort and give you confidence in finding relevant academic literature for essays, reports, literature reviews, dissertations etc.

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: Choosing, Applying for WBPs – 9 February 2016

students studying(PGT) Choosing, Applying for WBPs

  • Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 13:30-16:30

This course will get you thinking about your work based project (WBP) choice and application. Whether going out into the field, working with a collection, in the lab or into a company’s offices, understanding the experiences that each WBP can give you can help with your choice This course will look at WBP choice, and the process for applying to a host organisation for onsite 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

Workshops: Postgrad Launchpad February 2016

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

 

If you’re interested in postgraduate study, more information can be found at the events below:

Making the transition to masters study

  • Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 13:00 – 14:30

This workshop will provide insights into what distinguishes masters study and introduce you to the skills you’ll be expected to develop.

Postgraduate research: preparing for the PhD experience

  • Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 14:30 – 16:00

This workshop will allow you to explore the nature of PhD study and the skills you will require for success at doctorate level.

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 Newletter – February 2016

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

The newsletter provides further information aboutPGT Newsletter_5_Feb_2016

  • All workshops available in February 2016
  • Postgrad Launchpad workshops
  • Innovative Learning Week 2016
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Workshop: Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – 4 February 2016

calendar(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 4 February 2016 at 13:30-16:30

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

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: Time Management and Poster Production-3 February 2016

calendar(PGT) Take Five: Time Management

  • Wednesday 3 February 2016 at 09:30 -12:30

There are many methods of considering, examining and quantifying how we use our time, and they all can be extremely valid. However, there are a few fundamental questions which should be addressed before this course can be effective.

Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing and expecting a different result, and so this is true of how we use our time. Do we really want to change? Are we prepared to learn new habits?

Taking time to look at how we use time might appear to be a rather strange concept, but arguably not as strange as thinking that time is something that we can somehow manufacture.

Participants should leave with greater clarity about what goals are important to them and, furthermore, how they might reach them. Through discussion, exercise and coaching, participants will gain a greater insight into how their values and attitudes relate to their choices, and how realistic those choices might be.

(PGT) Poster Production

  • Wednesday 3 February 2016 at 13:30 – 16:30

As a postgraduate, this course will help you with the initial layout and design of an academic poster. The course will show that creating an effective poster improves your ability to make an impact in a crowded setting, engage with those attending and then both succinctly and clearly communicate your research.

Focusing on the practical elements of a poster and the event you show it at, the session will take you through the process of the production and presentation of your ‘research on a page’.

As a group we’ll discuss a variety of real examples of academic poster styles; what works, what doesn’t, what is expected and what can perhaps be challenged. We’ll explore ideas on balance, colour, content and structure to help you create a poster that is as unique as it is effective.

The university facilities and technical assistance available will also be discussed.

This course does not consider specific content for posters; it focuses on the medium of communication that a poster is.

Whether you already have produced a poster or not, this course asks that you arrive having considered what yours might include and what impact you might want it to have.

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

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 1 February 2016

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • 1 February 2016 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time)

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

In this online session we will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper.  By the end of this one hour interactive online session, you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and your scientific thinking.

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 follow 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