Before the start of a new semester, it is always useful to reflect on your experiences and develop how you learn and study. The Institute for Academic Development provides a variety of resources which can support Masters students.
Some programmes of study may have exams while others may not.
Exams at taught postgraduate level are an opportunity to demonstrate your insight, knowledge and mastery of your subject. While exams can be daunting, with proper preparation many students come to view exams as enjoyable: exams become an opportunity to consolidate their learning experience.
For exams you may want to consider:
Planning and revision
Strategies for sitting your exams
The Institute for Academic Development has a web page which focuses on exam preparation. The page includes useful resources, planners, revision techniques, and strategies for sitting your exams.
The Peer Proofreading Scheme is currently OPEN for submissions.
Please note, the final date for submissions in Semester 1 is Friday 1st December. You can submit work up until 5pm on this date. After this date the Peer Proofreading Scheme will be closed until January 2018.
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
Students who are formally assessed as having dyslexia may be entitled to more comprehensive proofreading support, provided by the Student Disability Service.
Please be aware that some courses, especially from the English Language Teaching Centre, 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.
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.
We are unable to read resumes, CVs, applications for job, applications for programmes of study: the scheme is for academic coursework only.
(Postgrad Launchpad) – What it’s like to be a PhD student
Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 13:00-14:00
This interactive session will give you more insight into what PhD study is really like. Put your questions to current PhD students during our panel discussion, and find out more about studying at the doctoral level through our Institute for Academic Development session.
Postgrad Launchpad Events:-
Thinking about further study? You may have just started your Masters but if you are thinking of applying for a PhD now is the time to get started!
Postgrad Launchpad runs events throughout the year to help students find out more about what it is like to study for a PhD, how to find a PhD, applying for PhDs and information around the types of funding available.
Event: Gearing Up for Your Masters Dissertation Event in association with Edinburgh University Student Association
Wednesday 15th March 2017 @ 13:00-14:00
Are you thinking about your Master’s dissertation, but not sure how to get started? Do you want to know more about the process in general?
The Students Association has organized a lunch where you can get advice from several University services as well as students themselves!
There will be introductions from the Institute for Academic Development, the English Language Teaching Centre, and the Advice Place/Peer Proofreading on the support available to you.
Then you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions and hear from other students who have completed a dissertation.
Bring along your dissertation ideas, questions about managing your dissertation, and hear what others will be working on. It’ll be the perfect occasion to help you plan ahead for your
dissertation summer and ease any concerns!
Watch out for an event in the summer that will focus on finishing off your dissertation and what may be next.
Welcome to iad4masters blog. This blog is managed by the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh and is aimed at Taught Masters students. We will post regularly, providing information on resources, events, workshops and much more.