Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 12th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 @ 19:00-20:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

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.

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Online Workshop: Pre-arrival: Getting Ready for your Studies – 04th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Getting Ready for your Studies

  • Tuesday 04th September 2018 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time, there will be lots of new things and you’ll have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This friendly online, interactive workshop will signpost some of the key points to getting a good start in your studies.

Depending on participants’ priorities, this could include:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This is a general workshop designed to signpost participants to starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshops: Pre-arrival: Getting started with the library

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

  • Thursday 23rd August 2018 @ 13:00 – 14:00 (Book here)
  • Wednesday 29th August 2018 @ 10:00-11:00 (Book here)
  • Wednesday 05th September 2018 @ 13:00 – 14:00 (Book here)

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 Workshops: Pre-arrival: Writing at PGT Level

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  • Wednesday 22nd August 2018 @ 10:00-11:00 (Book here)
  • Tuesday 29th August 2018 @ 19:00-20:00 (Book here)

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offer study skills workshops throughout the year. IAD will be offering a set of online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills, this will include writing at PGT level.

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 Workshops: Pre-arrival: Critical Thinking

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(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Critical Thinking

  • Tuesday 21st August 2018 @ 19:00-20:00 (Book here)
  • Tuesday 28th August 2018 @ 13:00-14:00 (Book here)

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, we offer study skills workshops throughout the year. This year

we will be offering a set of  online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills such as critical thinking, writing at PGT level and getting the best from your library at the University of Edinburgh.

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

Pre-arrival Workshops with the IAD

Pre-arrival workshops

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, we offer study skills workshops throughout the year. This year we will be offering a set of online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills such as critical thinking, writing at PGT level and getting the best from your library at the University of Edinburgh.

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Pre-arrival: Critical Thinking
21st August (19:00 – 20:00)
28th August (13:00 – 14:00)

Pre-arrival: Writing at PGT Level
22nd August (10:00 – 11:00)
29th August (19:00 – 20:00)

Pre-arrival: Getting Started with the Library
23rd August (13:00 – 14:00)
29th August (10:00 – 11:00)
05th September (13:00 – 14:00)

Pre-arrival: Getting Ready for your Studies
04th September (13:00 – 14:00)

Please click on the time would like to attend to book your place. A full list of all of the IAD’s PGT workshops can be found here.

 

 

 

 

PGT Newsletter (August 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (August 2018) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • Upcoming Pre-Arrival Workshops
  • Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Welcome Events 2018/19
  • Information on the Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

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EUSA Peer Proofreading Scheme – Re-opening for submissions on Monday 16th July 2018 – Closing date Friday 10th August 2018

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The Peer Proofreading Scheme will be open for a limited summer service for postgraduate masters students. The Scheme will be open from Monday 16th July until Friday 10th August 2018. This limited summer scheme will be specifically for Masters students seeking feedback on a section of their dissertation. Please note the scheme is offered on a first come, first serve basis and the full eligibility criteria is available on the EUSA website.

The aims of the scheme are:

  • To increase access to trustworthy proofreading services on campus
  • To reduce dependency upon proofreading services among users of the scheme by training them to spot basic grammar and spelling errors
  • To enhance the sense of community among students at the university through peer support
  • To provide student volunteers with a rewarding volunteering opportunity, developing their transferable skills and experience

If you have any questions, feel free to email EUSA at proofreading@eusa.ed.ac.uk

Students who are formally assessed as having dyslexia may be entitled to more comprehensive proofreading support, provided by the Student Disability Service.

Eligibility 

Please be aware that some courses, especially from English Language Education, are not eligible for proofreading. If the quality of English is specifically being assessed you should not use the scheme. If in doubt, ask your course organiser or tutor.

  • We can only accept assignments from non-native English speakers.
  • Students should submit assignments at least seven days before their deadline. If you submit your assignment after 5pm, we will not receive it until the next working day- please bear this in mind when calculating seven days: work submitted at the weekend will NOT be received until the following Monday!
  • Students may submit no more than one 2, 000 word section of their dissertation during the summer period.
  • Students must provide a valid University of Edinburgh email address.
  • Please remove any graphics from your work; work which is too large cannot be processed by our system.
  • We are unable to read resumes, CVs, applications for job, applications for programmes of study: the summer scheme is for sections of Masters dissertations only.

After submitting your work you will be emailed a validation link. Don’t forget to click this, or we won’t receive it!

For further information about submitting your work and how peer proofreading works please click on the following link: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/support_and_advice/the_advice_place/academic/peerproofreading/

Other Useful Links

Peer Proofreading Scheme FAQs – Answers to frequently asked questions about how the Peer Proofreading Scheme works. If you have any questions about the Scheme, please start here!
Institute of Academic Development – Has a wealth of information and resources designed to help students make the most of their learning.
Read. Write. Cite. – This campaign aims to offer help with referencing, citations, and academic good conduct.
Tandem Language Programme – Join in Tandem’s weekly events to improve your skills in a range of languages, including English.
International Student Centre – Meet new friends from all over the world and travel Scotland.
EUSA Volunteering – Get involved in the local community, make new friends, and build your CV!
EUSA Global – Learn more about global activities run by your Students’ Association

Workshop: Just Write Session – 25th July 2018

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  • Wednesday 25th July 2018 @ 09:00 – 13:00

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, with a member of staff present, to ensure that everyone abides by the rules.

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

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

PGT Newsletter (July 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (July 2018) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in July 2018
  • PGT Newsletter_11_July_2018Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • The Feeling Good App
  • IAD Learning Resources
  • Information on the Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

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