EUSA Peer Proofreading Scheme – Open for submissions on Monday 17th July 2017 – Closing date Friday 4th August 2017

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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 17th July until Friday 4th August 2017. Students may submit one section of work which is no longer than 2000 words.

Please note the scheme will be offered on a first come-first serve basis. If unable to proofread your work, EUSA will endeavour to let you know within 24 hours. Please read the criteria below before submitting your work here. This link will become live on 17th July.

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 for summer scheme 

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 one section of work which should be no longer than 2000 words.
  • 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 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

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’ Associa

PGT Newsletter – March 2017

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

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

Resources

PGT Newsletter -July 2016

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (July 2016) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

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

Resources

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 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrapping-up-your-masters-dissertation-lunch-tickets-26092698965

 

Peer Proofreading for Non-native English speakers

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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

Eligibilityeusa

  • 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: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/peer-support/search/peerproofreading/

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

http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/teachingawards

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: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/news/article/14498/Partners-in-Assessment-and-Feedback-Conference-Join-Us/

Register on eventbrite using the password Edinburghpartners (case sensitive).  There is no charge and lunch will be provided. http://assessmentandfeedback.eventbrite.co.uk

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: http://bit.ly/1aQmcVO

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 (http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/eusapostgraduate/postgradforum/).