Workshop – Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – 25th October 2017

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 25th October 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 practice in literature searching.UNI 11

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

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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

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Workshop – Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing – 12 October 2017

(PGT) Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 12th October 2017 @ 14:00-17:00Top view of young students in library

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning

at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

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 – 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

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

 

 

 

 

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,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

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 (September 2017)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_1_Sept_2017

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in September 2017
  • Events and courses information
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources