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

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