Studying for a postgraduate award through online learning allows a lot of flexibility but most students are balancing their studies with other commitments such as work or family. As a result we find that students often report their studies as a very intensive time and welcome support that will enable them to engage with their studies more effectively (and in a time efficient way!).
The Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development have developed a new resource, Supporting taught postgraduates, to help taught postgraduate students to engage quickly and effectively with their studies. The resources provide support during your programme to help you to achieve academically, and take opportunities for career enhancement, and to support you to make and realise successful career decisions. It pulls together a lot of information that is scattered around other parts of the University website and ensures it is directly relevant for postgraduate students. Covering topics such as academic writing, time management, critical thinking, and career planning, we hope it will be of use to you as you continue your studies at the University.
You can get an overview of the topics covered in the image below or go directly to the website.
The Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) have developed a new resource to showcase the academic career journey from PhD student to group leader or head of institute. You’ll find it interesting to view if you’re thinking of doing a PhD with the intention of following an academic career.
The resource is a collection of video case studies from individuals at the University of Edinburgh who are at different stages of the academic career journey and across a range of disciplines. The case studies show the challenges and rewards of an academic career, and the personal qualities and experiences that can be influential in helping individuals to progress an academic career. In addition, the videos demonstrate the type of support provided by PhD supervisors, research group leaders, and other academic colleagues that has helped the individuals progress their academic career.
Part 1 – (PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – 01 March 2016 @ 19.00-20.00
Part 2 – (PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – 04 March 2016 @ 19.00-20.00
This is a two-part workshop with sessions. Please only book a place if you are able to attend both sessions.
We all make decisions every day. However, that doesn’t mean we all find it easy. Indeed, the ability to make good decisions may make the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. What influences our decision making? What is a good decision? How can we arrive at the best possible decision? How do we think about risk? During these two online sessions we will address these questions, using a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with activities, including one that you will do offline between the sessions, that will allow you to discover what kind of decision-maker you are, and to put your decision making into practice.
After the workshop each participant will:
understand the factors—economic, psychological and social—that influence your own decision making and that of others
be able to define an important decision and an effective decision
be able to use these insights to make more effective personal decisions
be able to understand the decisions of others and how you may influence them
appreciate how individuals think and decide about risk.
To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:
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