Workshop: Networking For Your Project – 1st May 2019

(PGT) Networking For Your Project

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019 @ 13:10-16:00

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Do you need to start making some connections with people who might help you with your research project and who will be interested in your findings? You might also be thinking about networking for your future career. This interactive workshop will help you develop a strategy for networking with your stakeholders and provide some hints and tips for effective networking. Students should come prepared to talk about why they would like to build connections.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

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Workshop: Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – Dissertations – 25th April 2019

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – Dissertations

  • Thursday 25th April 2019 @ 09:00-12:00

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Writing a Literature Review – 24th April 2019

(PGT) Writing a Literature Review

  • Wednesday 24th April 2019 @ 10:00-13:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

The literature review is a key component of a dissertation, because it motivates and contextualises key research issue.

Developing a review is a complex task which involves selecting, organising and evaluating source material; reading actively while taking effective notes; and shaping relevant information into a coherent piece of writing.

This workshop offers practical ways of making this process manageable and beginning to develop a review.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshop: Getting Started Writing Your Dissertation – 15th April 2019

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  • Monday 15th April 2018 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

Getting started writing your dissertation can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to get started and really easy to put off! But no-one else can write your dissertation but you…

So how do you start, and maintain, writing your dissertation?

This online interactive session will give you practical strategies for thinking about writing,

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

PGT Newsletter (April 2019)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (April 2019) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Exam Bootcamp
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Featured Online Workshop: Managing your Exams: Strategies and Tips
  • Exam Resources
  • Respect at Edinburgh

 

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Workshop: How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project – 4th April 2019

 How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project

  • Thursday 4th April 2019 @ 13:10-16:00Top view of young students in library

A successful research project does not solely depend on an important research question and a well-designed protocol, but also on the efficient execution of the project. Many research projects fail to complete on time and on budget and some struggle even to get off the ground. In this half-day workshop we will apply the principles of project management to research projects and show how by applying some simple tools and techniques we can solve many of the common problems we face and avoid others altogether. The workshop will consist of a series of short, interactive lectures, interspersed with practical exercises.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • be able to define the different component parts of a research project
  • understand the common challenges that arise when managing a research project
  • be familiar with project management tools and techniques
  • be able to put these into practice
  • understand how to avoid the commonest problems that arise in management of research

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshop: Getting started with writing your dissertation – 3rd April 2019

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Dissertation

  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019 @ 12:10-13:00 (GMT Time)

A Woman and laptopdissertation is a serious investment of time and energy. It is the defining feature of a Masters so it is worth thinking about what it is you really want to do with it and what you really want to get out of it.

This online interactive session will give you strategies to start thinking about the subject and focus of your dissertation as well as practical tips for project managing it. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues.

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking) – 2nd April 2019

Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019 @ 10:00-13:00iStock_000003160236XSmall_leaves

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshop we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Dissertation Planning & Writing – 28th March 2019

Dissertation Planning & Writing

  • Thursday 28th March 2019 @ 13:10-16:00

This workshop is for suitable for all taught postgraduate (PGT) students who are thinking about starting or have started their dissertation.istock_000020658968small

A dissertation is a key part of a masters programme. It’s a chance for you to plan and undertake a significant body of your own research. This can be a very rewarding experience, but can present many challenges: What exactly is a dissertation and what does it look like? Where do I start? When do I stop? How do I do it?

This interactive workshop will focus on practical strategies for successfully completing your dissertation; from emphasizing the importance of good planning to actually getting started with writing. Themes of the workshop include:

  • Effective planning
  • Thinking about the examiner’s point of view
  • Critical reading and analysis of sources, and writing
  • Effective writing

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

PGT Newsletter (March 2019)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (March 2019) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Preparing for your Dissertation
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Featured Workshop: The Art and Craft of Editing
  • Dissertation Planners
  • Mental Wellbeing – 5 Ways to Wellbeing

 

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