How to succeed in your studies for International students – 25 & 28 September 2017

How to succeed in your studies for International students

  • Monday 25th September 2017 @ 14:00-16:00 (Project Room, 50 George Square)
    or
  • Thursday 28th September 2017 @ 18:00-20:00 (Teaching Studio LG.07, David Hume Tower)

This workshop is suitable for international UG, PGT and PGR students.

This workshop is designed to help you get the most from your studies while you are here at Edinburgh.

Drawing from the 5 element model for student success the workshop will lEDINBURGH UNIVERSITYook at strategies and tips to help you succeed.

This workshop will cover:-

  • Academic expectations
  • Learning strategies
  • Overcoming challenges

There will also be an opportunity to meet and network with other students from around the university.

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the eventbrite link for the workshop you wish to attend:

25th September 2017: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-succeed-in-your-studies-for-international-students-tickets-37607113890?utm_term=eventurl_text

28th September 2017: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-succeed-in-your-studies-for-international-students-tickets-37607129938?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

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Workshop – Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 14 September 2017

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 10:00-12:00book

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and tutorials. Making the most of your lectures and tutorials is not just about note taking, it involves preparing before the class and reviewing techniques for afterward are essential to making the most of lectures and tutorials.

This session covers:

  • Pre lecture preparation
  • Pre tutorial preparation
  • Pre practical preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial, lecture and practical styles
  • Post tutorial, lecture and practical review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their lecture experience.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

PGT Newsletter – June 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT_Newsletter_10_June_2017

  • All workshops available in June 2017
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Student Intern Opportunity – Maker Space
  • Online Learning Resource- Literature Review
  • Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Workshop – Critical Thinking and the Art of Asking Questions – 26 April 2017

(PGT) Critical Thinking and the Art of Asking Questions

  • Wednesday 26th April 2017 @ 13:30-16:30Top view of young students in library

Jonas Salk, the scientist whose team discovered one of the first successful polio vaccines, once said: “What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question.”

This advanced questioning skills masterclass will teach students a new approach to enquiry and critical thinking.

The method emphasises humility, finely tuned listening, empathy, and Eastern and Western perspectives on mindfulness. The format features short video clips of interviews conducted by today’s top TV reporters and hosts in the US, UK and Canada to reinforce principles and techniques.

Throughout the session, students will work in small groups on a short exercise and a case study designed to apply what they’ve learned to research pursuits. Students will learn the Seven Deadly Sins of Asking Questions, the principles of great questions, the fundamentals of developing a research/dissertation question, and the techniques to develop a compelling question path, including leading someone into the moment of the topic and discovering and exploring “change points”.

Students will emerge from the workshop with enhanced questioning skills and a new level of critical thinking.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Applying for a PhD @ Edinburgh – Funding – Frequently Asked Questions

UNIVERSITYOn the 5th and 10th of November 2014 the IAD hosted on-campus and online panel discussions about applying for a PhD. This gave Taught Masters students the opportunity to ask staff questions about the PhD application process at the University of Edinburgh.

Representatives from Admissions, EUSA, International Office and the Scholarship Office were there to answer questions and give advice to students.

Over the next couple of weeks, this blog will cover some of the discussions raised during these panel sessions.

Examples of questions raised included:

  • Which scholarships are available to UK students in order to study in the EU?
  • Should I apply for funding from UK institutions, EU institutions or a combination?
  • Is the research proposal necessary to begin the procedure for funding next year?
  • How competitive is it applying for funding?

There are various PhD funding opportunities available, so it is important to spend time fully investigating these, including any small print.

Below is a list of some of the funding opportunity links with deadlines starting from November 2014 until early April 2015.  These are all prestigious PhD programmes with skills training and work experience features. Some are available to international students too.

General Links

Other funding deadlines

Diverse Edinburgh – Photography competition for international students

The 6th annual photography competition hosted by the International Office at the University of Edinburgh.

Entries will close on Sunday 2 November 2014 at midnight.

The theme is ‘Diverse Edinburgh’.

Photo competition previous entries

Entries from the competition in 2013.

The competition is open to all current international students at the University of Edinburgh.

One category is open to all current students who are on, or have been on, a ‘Go Abroad’ experience or exchange, and current Online Distance Learning students outside of the UK.

If you are interested in this competition and would like to find out more, please visit

Diverse Edinburgh – Photography competition for international students

The 6th annual photography competition hosted by the International Office at the University of Edinburgh is now open.

The theme is ‘Diverse Edinburgh’.

Photo competition previous entries

Entries from the competition in 2013.

The competition is open to all current international students at the University of Edinburgh.

One category is open to all current students who are on, or have been on, a ‘Go Abroad’ experience or exchange, and current Online Distance Learning students outside of the UK.

If you are interested in this competition and would like to find out more, please visit

Entries will close on Sunday 2 November 2014 at midnight.