Online Workshop – Pre-arrival Getting started with the library – 22 August and 7 September 2017

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Getting started with the Library

  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017 @ 12:00 – 13:00
  • Thursday 7th September 2017 @ 10:00-11:00

In this session, we will cover the essential things you need to get the best from the

Library at the University of Edinburgh for your studies, whether you’re in Edinburgh or studying online. Please bring plenty of questions, and in this friendly and welcoming introduction and discussion, you’ll get a head start in preparation for your course.

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

  • Know about the types of materials available in the Library collections
  • Know how to find physical Library locations
  • Understand how to access online Library resources (like ebooks, ejournals, etc.)EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
  • Know how to use the Library’s DiscoverEd catalogue to find resources you need
  • Know what to do if the Library doesn’t (yet) have what you need
  • Know how to get help when you need it

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 – Dissertation for Publications -18 May 2017

(PGT – Online) Dissertation for Publications

  • Thursday 18th May 2017@ 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

bookWant 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 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

Workshop – Dissertations for Publication – 2 May 2017

(PGT) Dissertations for Publication

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017 @ 13:30-15:30 UNI 11

More than a dissertation? Think about publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get more from 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. Plus, your supervisor will be pleased because they won’t have to do it!

This session will not cover: Referencing and formatting, subject or discipline specifics, proof-reading or editing.

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-Zotero Web (Bibliographic Tool) – 1 March 2017

(PGT- Online) Zotero (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • Wednesday 1st March 2017 @ 12:00-13:00zotero

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Zotero to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1. Sign up for a Zotero account https://www.zotero.org/user/register/

2. Download both the Firefox plugin and the standalone client: https://www.zotero.org/download/

3. Follow these video tutorials for getting started https://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials

4. Try to use Zotero before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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 -Dissertations for Publications – 17 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Dissertations for Publications

  • Friday 17th February 2017 @ 12:30 – 13:30image of a keyboard

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 click the following link:

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

Workshop -Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies -25 January 2017

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 09:00-12:30

The Course is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and develop good bookpractice in literature searching.

The key objectives and aims of the course are:

  • Develop  an understanding of how information resources provided by the Library and beyond, both printed and electronic, are organised and their major features
  • Develop the ability to search and evaluate research literature by performing advanced search strategies and techniques, such as by using Boolean search operators
  • Develop the ability to manage search results and citation styles with the help of a bibliographic management software such as EndNote.

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

Study Tips – Preparing for the Next Semester

Before the start of a new semester, it is always useful to reflect on your experiences and develop how you learn and study. The Institute for Academic Development provides a variety of resources which can support Masters students.wordle2

  • Developing your English
  • Effective studying and Learning
  • Time management
  • Literature searching
  • Academic writing
  • Writing at postgraduate level
  • Critical thinking
  • Proof reading skills
  • Presentations and posters
  • Dissertations

You can access all the above resources through: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/learning-resources

Workshop: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students

  • Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 08:45 to 17:00 AND Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 08:45 to 17:00student with laptop

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write a publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

This Writing Bootcamp shall give you a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life. By the end of the Bootcamp we will have discussed writing strategies, and you will have a personalised writing plan and, most importantly, done some writing!

There will be over 8 hours of writing time across the two days of the Bootcamp. Split into ½ day sessions, each section will begin with a short Bitesize workshop, discussing tips and techniques, followed by writing blocks. Participants will be sent the schedule and preparation instructions in advance of the Bootcamp.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

  • There will be over 8 hours of writing, split into 10 blocks over the two days.
  • You will get most out of the time by doing the preparatory work, following the instructions in the “Guidance Information for Participants”.
  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets. If you don’t have a laptop let us know, we will have a small number available.

Places are limited please only book a place if you are able to attend the Writing Bootcamp in full (2 days)

Due to the popularity of this Bootcamp, booking will close on Thursday 16th June 2016.

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 -Searching Research Literature – 4th April 2016

(PGT-Online) Searching Research Literature

  • 4 April 2016 @ 12:30 – 13:30book

The Course is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and develop good practice in literature searching.

The key objectives and aims of the course are:

  • Develop  an understanding of how information resources provided by the Library and beyond, both printed and electronic, are organised and their major features
  • Develop the ability to search and evaluate research literature by performing advanced search strategies and techniques, such as by using Boolean search operators
  • Develop the ability to manage search results and citation styles with the help of a bibliographic management software such as EndNote

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.

Workshop: Just Write – 17th March 2016

  • (PGT) Just Write
  • Thursday 17th March 2016 at 09:00 – 12:30students studying

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?
The aim of a ‘Just Write’ session is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.
A space will be provided for you to write in a focused way.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.
–       You will get most out of the time by coming prepared to write
–       Bring your laptop and any notes you may need with you

Schedule
09.15-09.30 – Arrival/ Set-up
09.30-10.15 – Writing
10.15-10.25 – Short Break
10.25-11.25 – Writing
11.25-11.35 – Short Break
11.35-12.25 – Writing  

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