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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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

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 – February 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:pgt_newsletter_6_feb_2017

  • All workshops available in February 2017
  • IAD Learning Resources
  • Festival of Creative Learning
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2017 at the IAD!

Happy New Year and welcome for those returning to their programmes and those starting to study their new programmes!

UNIVERSITYThe Masters (PGT) team at the Institute for Academic Development offers a varied programme of support for MSc students across the University of Edinburgh for 2017.

  • Workshops

We run a range of courses and workshops on-campus and online tailored specifically for Masters Student’s throughout the year. More details about our upcoming workshops for 2017 can be found at the IAD postgraduate workshops website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

  • Study Skills Consultations

We offer face to face and online study skills consultations for Masters students, these are with one of our Study Development Advisor’s. More details about Study Skills Consultations can be found here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/study

  • Learning Resources

There are a series of Learning Resources designed for Masters students on the IAD website, these cover a range of topics including advice on preparing for exams and writing dissertations.

  • Blogs, Tweets and Newsletter

We regularly post to the iad4 masters blog, advertising upcoming workshops and highlighting advice. We have an twitter account, from which we promote workshops and events that may be of interest. Every month we also send out a Newsletter (via email) which you can receive through your school. You can also find the newsletter online.

Applying for a PhD @ Edinburgh – References – Frequently Asked Questions

UNIVERSITYOn the 5th and 10th of November 2014 the IAD hosted on-campus and online panel discussions about applying for a PhD. This gave Taught Masters students the opportunity to ask staff questions about the PhD application process at the University of Edinburgh.

Representatives from Admissions, EUSA, International Office and the Scholarship Office were there to answer questions and give advice to students.

This blog will cover some of the discussions surrounding references raised during these panel sessions.

Examples of questions raised included:

  1. If you have known your referee for only 3 months- is that long enough for someone to then provide a written statement about your work?
  2. Can you submit the same recommendation letters used to apply for Masters?
  3. If the potential referee is not used to writing a reference- what to do?

Choosing your referees is a very important task; your references should reflect your skills and abilities. It is advised to try and pick people who can provide an academic reference, with regards to teaching you, reading and marking your work.  If returning to academia after a long break, then providing an up to date reference relevant to your area of interest would be highly recommended.

If you have recently started your master’s studies, you should try to speak with potential referees in advance and build a stronger relation allowing your referees to then provide a strong recommendation.

Below is a link which provides further information regarding PhD application and reference requirements. This also includes guidance for referees whom may be new to writing PHD references.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/applying/references

 

 

One to one study consultation for online distance learners

These one to one consultation sessions are open to all postgraduate online distance students at the University of Edinburgh. 

calendar

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.
The session will take place through Skype.
Please note: places are limited.

Description:

This half hour one-to-one session with a Study Development Adviser can help students develop effective study strategies and enhance current study skills. The session could be used to discuss such things as (but not limited to) effective reading, time management and dissertation planning.

Please have in mind one or two specific study skill issue(s) you wish to discuss.

This consultation will not cover:

-Subject or discipline specific guidance.

-Proof-reading/editing service.

Cancellation:

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the appointment. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Please email iad.masters@ed.ac.uk if you wish to cancel or change your appointment.

 

(PGT) Quick Consultation Sessions (on-campus)

These quick consultation sessions are open to any on-campus taught postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. calendar

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.
Please note: places are limited.

Description:

This half hour one-to-one session with a Study Development Adviser can help students develop effective study strategies and enhance current study skills. The session could be used to discuss such things as (but not limited to) effective reading, time management and dissertation planning.

It is important for students to have in mind one or two specific study skill topics that you wish to discuss.

This consultation will not cover:

  • Subject or discipline specific guidance
  • Proof-reading/editing service

Cancellation:
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the appointment. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Please email iad.masters@ed.ac.uk if you wish to cancel or change your appointment.