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

Resources

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

Online Workshop -Decision Making in Practice – 2 Parts – 28 February and 3rd March 2017

(PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – Part 1 and Part 2

  • (Part 1) Tuesday 28th February 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)
  • (Part 2) Friday 3rd March 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

This is a two-part workshop with sessions. Please only book a place if you are able to attend both sessions.

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.  What influences our decision making?  What is a good decision?

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How can we arrive at the best possible decision?   How do we think about risk? During these two online sessions we will address these questions, using 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.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • understand the factors—economic, psychological and social—that influence your own decision making and that of others
  • be able to define an important decision and an effective decision
  • be able to use these insights to make more effective personal decisions
  • be able to understand the decisions of others and how you may influence them
  • appreciate how individuals think and decide about risk.

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

 

Online Workshop- Online Distance Learning-Welcome! – January 2017

(PGT – Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome! ODL Only

  • Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 14:00-15:00
  • Thursday 19th January 2017@ 19:00-20:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

There will be members of staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PGT study support) available at the session to help you orient around the online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

*This session is for ODL students only

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

Online Workshop – Networking for your Project – 24th November 2016

(PGT – Online) Networking for your Project

  • Thursday 24th November 2016 @ 13:00-14:00

Great networking takes preparation and practice. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for good networking and help you prepare for mixer events.

This workshop will include:22

  • Designing your networking words
  • Planning what you want to find out from people
  • Planning what you want to tell people
  • Practicing networking the room
  • Post network
  • Good 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 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

Workshops:Postgrad Launchpad – Part I: Thinking about a PhD? And Part II: What it’s like to be a PhD student – 26 October 2016 and 2 November 2016

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(PGT) Postgrad Launchpad – Part I: Thinking about a PhD?

  • Wednesday 26th October 2016 @ 13:00 – 14:30

This information session will bring together expertise from across the University to provide guidance on the scope and purpose of a PhD, as well as researching your PhD options and looking for funding. Current PhD students will also share their experiences of research study.

(PGT) Postgrad Launchpad – Part II: Thinking about a PhD?

  • Wednesday 2nd November 2016 @ 13:00 – 14:30

Following on from Part I: Thinking about a PhD?

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

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

 

 

 

Online Workshop: Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence

Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence (online session)

  • Monday 10 October 2016 @ 19:00 -20:00Digital footprint logo

If I Googled you, what would I find? This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence.

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

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

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/projects/digital-footprint/events

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.

 

Wrapping up your masters dissertation? Join us for lunch

 

eusaEscape from the library and take a break from your dissertation – join us for a free lunch and discussion about how to wrap up your Master’s dissertation before (and ahead of!) the deadline.

Staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) will present tips for editing and proofreading your dissertation, and they will give information about what additional support and workshops they will be offering this summer. In addition, staff from the Advice Place will be on hand to share the key information you need to know about the support they offer.

Come along to this informal event to ask us any questions you may have!

This event is for University of Edinburgh students

Date:Friday 8 July 2016, 1-2pm
Venue: Teviot Row House, Dining Room

Register for the event:
Please sign up for this EUSA event via eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrapping-up-your-masters-dissertation-lunch-tickets-26092698965

 

Workshop: Masters Dissertation Question Session – 11th May 2016

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  • Wednesday 11th May 2016 at 14:00 – 16:00

Have you questions about doing your dissertation? Why not come along to our Dissertation Question Sessions where you can ask previous masters students about what it is like to do a dissertation.

This event will be informal and will include a panel session and a networking break with refreshments.

What does this workshop include:

  •     Panel open question session
  •     Informal networking

What does this workshop not include:

  •     Subject specific guidance
  •     Specific referencing styles
  •     Proof reading

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