PGT Newsletter – March 2017

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (March 2017) is now live. You can download it from

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • All workshops available in March 2017pgt_newsletter_7_mar_2017_1
  • University Resources – Exams
  • Event: Gearing Up for Your Masters Dissertation Event in association with Edinburgh University Student Association
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy


PGT Newsletter -July 2016

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (July 2016) is now live. You can download it from

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_10_July_2016

  • All workshops available in July 2016
  • Dissertation Writing Resources
  • EUSA event: Wrapping up your masters dissertation? Join us for lunch
  • What makes you a successful online learner?
  • Academic career stories at University of Edinburgh
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy


Wrapping up your masters dissertation? Join us for lunch


eusaEscape from the library and take a break from your dissertation – join us for a free lunch and discussion about how to wrap up your Master’s dissertation before (and ahead of!) the deadline.

Staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) will present tips for editing and proofreading your dissertation, and they will give information about what additional support and workshops they will be offering this summer. In addition, staff from the Advice Place will be on hand to share the key information you need to know about the support they offer.

Come along to this informal event to ask us any questions you may have!

This event is for University of Edinburgh students

Date:Friday 8 July 2016, 1-2pm
Venue: Teviot Row House, Dining Room

Register for the event:
Please sign up for this EUSA event via eventbrite –


Peer Proofreading for Non-native English speakers

EUSA proofreading

The Peer Proofreading Scheme was developed by EUSA in recognition of the demand among non-native English speaking students for help in proofreading assignments.  The Scheme is powered by reliable student volunteers, who proofread the work of fellow students.

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


  • EUSA can only accept assignments from non-native English speakers.
  • Students should submit assignments at least seven days before their deadline.
  • Assignments submitted should be no longer than 3000 words.
  • Students may submit no more than two assignments per semester.
  • 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.

Please note that the scheme operates on a first come-first serve basis, and EUSA cannot guarantee to read all work submitted to the scheme.  If EUSA are unable to proofread your work, they will endeavour to let you know within 24 hours.

For further details, including submission guidelines and eligibility can be found:

Teaching Awards Are Now Open for Postgrads to Nominate

eusaFor the first time, we have opened the EUSA Teaching Awards to receive nominations from postgraduate students during August. The Awards recognise staff who are committed to promoting an excellent, vibrant, and varied learning and teaching environment at the University.

We are now accepting Teaching Award nominations from postgrads to highlight the excellent work of dissertation supervisors, Personal Tutors, and others who support students or teach over the summer.

We have streamlined the nomination process so there are now eight different Teaching Award categories. Every individual nominated for a Teaching Award receives a badge to demonstrate students’ recognition of their hard work, and to let students and colleagues see that they have been nominated. EUSA is accepting nominations until 31 August, and we will re-open nominations this autumn as usual.teachingawards

Postgrad students can nominate those who they think deliver good dissertation guidance, teaching, and student support at

Calling for Student Participants: Partners in Assessment and Feedback – 3 April 2014

Cropped_PGTStudentsJoin EUSA, and University staff and students for this one day event on Thursday 3 April 2014 at Pollock Halls.

The event aims to allow for the sharing of ideas and discussion of experiences about assessment.

The day has been organised round three themes : developing a shared understanding of assessment; designing assessments with students as active partners; improving student assessment experiences.  Please come along, even if you can only join us for part of the day – we really want to hear your voice in this discussion.

Further information is at the following link:

Register on eventbrite using the password Edinburghpartners (case sensitive).  There is no charge and lunch will be provided.

We look forward to meeting you there!

The Partnership in Assessment and Feedback team

Masters Dissertation Lunch – Free pizza, and support for writing your dissertation

eusaMasters Dissertation Lunch  – Free pizza, and support for writing your dissertation

The EUSA Postgraduate group are running an event on Tuesday 4th March to support students who are about to enter the dissertation phase of their Masters studies.  This event will be a discussion with students who have written a dissertation, as well as an opportunity to talk to study advisers, and other academic support.

Come along for free pizza, and take some of the stress out of the dissertation process.  Book via Eventbrite:

Full details are below:
Masters Dissertation Lunch
EUSA Postgrad Group
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 from 1-2pm
Teviot Row House, Dining Room


The EUSA Postgraduate Convener, Thibaut Clamart, will be hosting this event. Thibaut convenes regular meetings of the EUSA Postgraduate Student Group which seeks to make sure that postgrad issues are at the heart of everything the University does. The Group coordinates a number of events throughout the year, including regular Forum meetings, EUSA’s Postgraduate Freshers’ Week events, and additional events relevant to postgraduate students (