Online Workshop – Effective Slide Design – 10th October 2017

(PGT – Online) Effective Slide Designstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00

Most of us use slides in our presentations, whether these are for short departmental meetings or major presentations at international conferences.  However, one of the commonest features of all presentations is poor slide design.  Our slides are visual aids to help our audience understand and follow what we are saying.  Unfortunately, the slides presenters use are often overcrowded, difficult to see and badly designed.   As visual aids they fail both visually and as aids for the audience.

Using lots of examples, the session facilitator, Allan Gaw, will introduce participants to the acronym SWIPE and show how its component parts can be used to help us design clean, simple slides that will serve us best as great visual aids.

After this online session each participant should:

  • be aware of the main problems in slide design
  • be familiar with the concept of SWIPE in slide design
  • understand how to make your slides both visually appealing and useful to your audience
  • have a simple strategy for producing effective slides for any presentation

 

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.

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Workshop – Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 10 October 2017

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 09:30-12:30students studying

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, of 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 click on 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 – 5 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 5th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (GMT Time)

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 https://youtu.be/srqpOtxXgE0 .

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…image of a keyboard

  • Know how to discover and find the resources available via the Library.  This will include databases and journals recommended for your subject area
  • Know how to get your hands on readings and how to access full text articles or books from references you already know
  • Know techniques for planning your research and finding new publications on a topic

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.

Postgraduate Welcome Talks – 12 September 2017 – Videos

Postgraduate Welcome Talks – 12 September 2017

The University of Edinburgh held a Welcome event for Postgraduate Taught students on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

UNIVERSITYThis event was held at the McEwan Hall and involved presentations from Academic staff; students; the Institute for Academic Development; and the Students’ Association. These talks give insight and background to the University of Edinburgh to inspire you during your Masters study.

Please click on the following link which will allow you to view the welcome talk: http://edin.ac/2uGDaEW

 

 

 

 

How to succeed in your studies for International students – 25 & 28 September 2017

How to succeed in your studies for International students

  • Monday 25th September 2017 @ 14:00-16:00 (Project Room, 50 George Square)
    or
  • Thursday 28th September 2017 @ 18:00-20:00 (Teaching Studio LG.07, David Hume Tower)

This workshop is suitable for international UG, PGT and PGR students.

This workshop is designed to help you get the most from your studies while you are here at Edinburgh.

Drawing from the 5 element model for student success the workshop will lEDINBURGH UNIVERSITYook at strategies and tips to help you succeed.

This workshop will cover:-

  • Academic expectations
  • Learning strategies
  • Overcoming challenges

There will also be an opportunity to meet and network with other students from around the university.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the eventbrite link for the workshop you wish to attend:

25th September 2017: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-succeed-in-your-studies-for-international-students-tickets-37607113890?utm_term=eventurl_text

28th September 2017: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-succeed-in-your-studies-for-international-students-tickets-37607129938?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

Workshop – Effective Approaches to Tutorials – 21 September 2017

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Tutorials

  • Thursday 21st September 2017 @ 10:00 – 11:00

This interactive workshop will explore what is expected from students in tutorials and how you can get the most out of them. The session will discuss preparing before, interacting during and making the most of them afterwards.

This session covers:

  • Pre tutorial preparationistock_000006051647xsmall
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial styles
  • Post tutorial review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their tutorial 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

Workshop- Effective Approaches to Lectures- 21 September 2017

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures

  • Thursday 21st September 2017 @ 09:00-10:00

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and note making. Making the most of lectures is not just limited to the lecture, preparing before and reviewing techniques afterwards are essential to making the most of lectures.

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  • Pre lecture preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Lecture styles
  • Post lecture review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

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

Workshop – Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 14 September 2017

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 10:00-12:00book

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.

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 will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

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

Workshop – Practical Proofreading and Editing – 12 July 2017

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 12th July 2017 @ 10:00-12:30

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students. istock_000006051647xsmall

A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and a major investment of time and effort. It is also the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth presenting it well.

This interactive session will introduce strategies to help you incorporate revising into your personal writing process. It will highlight tricky things which tend to catch students out, suggest useful tools and offer tips to help you submit your best work.

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 – June 2017

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (June 2017) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT_Newsletter_10_June_2017

  • All workshops available in June 2017
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Student Intern Opportunity – Maker Space
  • Online Learning Resource- Literature Review
  • Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

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