PGT Newsletter (October 2017)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_2_Oct_2017

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in October 2017
  • Festival of Creative Learning 2018 – Run an event
  • Postgrad Launchpad Events – Thinking about a PhD?
  • Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

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Postgrad Launchpad Events- Thinking about a PhD

Postgrad Launchpad Events:-
Thinking about further study? You may have just started your Masters but if you are thinking of applying for a PhD now is the time to get started!

Postgrad Launchpad runs events throughout the year to help students find out more about what it is like to study for a PhD, how to find a PhD, applying for PhDs and information around the types of funding available.

On Campus Workshops
(Postgrad Launchpad) Is a PhD for Me (CSE/CMVM Students)
Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 08:30-09:30 (Staff Panel)Basic CMYK

(Postgrad Launchpad) Is a PhD for me (CAHSS students)
Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 13:00-14:00 (Staff Panel)

Online Workshops
(Postgrad Launchpad- Online) What it’s like to be a PhD student
Thursday 02 November 2017 @ 09:00-10:00 (Student Panel)

For more information about these events and to book: http://www.ed.ac.uk/students/careers/postgrad-launchpad

 

Workshop – Conference Poster Design – 11 October 2017

(PGT) Conference Poster Design

  • Wednesday 11th October 2017 @ 13:30 – 16:30

How to Design a Conference Poster
iStock_000003160236XSmall_leavesIn research, we are often called upon to present our work in the form of a poster at a conference.  The design and layout of these posters is important, if we are to show our work in the best possible light.  Many posters are, however, poorly thought out and badly designed.  This half-day workshop, using a series of short presentations and practical sessions will examine in detail the features of good poster design, will look at the relative importance of pictures versus words, and will equip the participants to play an active role in the design of their future conference posters.

After the workshop each participant will:

•            understand the purpose of the conference poster
•            be familiar with the basic rules for poster design
•            understand the importance of words, pictures and flow
•            know how deliver a conference poster
•            have a working strategy for designing a winning poster.

What previous participants have said about the course:
“Presenter covered the material clearly and with enthusiasm.”
“I now know what I should not do as well as what I should do.”
“Easy layout to follow, practical information, informative, attention catching.”

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

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

 

Online Workshops: Online Distance Learning- Welcome! – 14 & 22 September 2017

(PGT-Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome!

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 @17:00-18:00student with laptop
  • Friday 22nd September 2017@ 10:00-11:00

This is an online drop-in session with the Online Learning Support Team, designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.

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

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.

 

PGT Newsletter – July 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_11_July_2017

  • All workshops available in July 2017
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • EUSA event: Wrapping up your masters
    dissertation?
  • Dissertation Writing Resources
  • Academic career stories at University of Edinburgh
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

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