Online Workshop – Effective Slide Design – 10th October 2017

(PGT – Online) Effective Slide Designstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00

Most of us use slides in our presentations, whether these are for short departmental meetings or major presentations at international conferences.  However, one of the commonest features of all presentations is poor slide design.  Our slides are visual aids to help our audience understand and follow what we are saying.  Unfortunately, the slides presenters use are often overcrowded, difficult to see and badly designed.   As visual aids they fail both visually and as aids for the audience.

Using lots of examples, the session facilitator, Allan Gaw, will introduce participants to the acronym SWIPE and show how its component parts can be used to help us design clean, simple slides that will serve us best as great visual aids.

After this online session each participant should:

  • be aware of the main problems in slide design
  • be familiar with the concept of SWIPE in slide design
  • understand how to make your slides both visually appealing and useful to your audience
  • have a simple strategy for producing effective slides for any presentation

 

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

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

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

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Workshop – Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 10 October 2017

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 09:30-12:30students studying

Grammar should be like the background music in a film. If it’s good you hardly notice it. If it’s bad, it jars and distracts you, and does not allow you to focus on what’s important. We write to communicate our ideas, opinions and discoveries. If the way we write obscures these goals in any way, then we have to rethink our approach. Some people think grammar is unimportant, being a secondary issue to the main thrust of their writing. However, if your use, or misuse, of grammar leads your reader to stumble over your meaning, you have failed. Grammar is important.

In this workshop, which consists of a series of short presentations, activities and discussion, we will look at the most common problems faced by writers when it comes to grammar and punctuation.

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

Postgraduate Welcome Talks – 12 September 2017 – Videos

Postgraduate Welcome Talks – 12 September 2017

The University of Edinburgh held a Welcome event for Postgraduate Taught students on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

UNIVERSITYThis event was held at the McEwan Hall and involved presentations from Academic staff; students; the Institute for Academic Development; and the Students’ Association. These talks give insight and background to the University of Edinburgh to inspire you during your Masters study.

Please click on the following link which will allow you to view the welcome talk: http://edin.ac/2uGDaEW

 

 

 

 

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

Online Workshops: Online Distance Learning- Welcome! – 14 & 22 September 2017

(PGT-Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome!

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 @17:00-18:00student with laptop
  • Friday 22nd September 2017@ 10:00-11:00

This is an online drop-in session with the Online Learning Support Team, designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.

There will be members of Information Services (IT and Library Support) and Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PG study support) staff available at the session to help you orient around our online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

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

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

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

 

Online Workshops – Getting Started with Your Studies – 13 & 20 September 2017

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your StudiesUNI 11

  • Wednesday 13th September @ 19:00-20:00
  • Wednesday 20th September @ 12:00-13:00

Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on specific study-related topics later in the semester. Please visit here for a list or our workshops.

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

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Online Workshop – Pre-arrival Critical Thinking – 16 and 23 August 2017

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Critical ThinkingEDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

  • Wednesday 16th August 2017 @ 10:00-11:00
  • Wednesday 23rd August 2017 @ 09:00-10:00

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, we offer study skills workshops throughout the year. This year we will be offering a set of  online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills such as critical thinking, writing at PGT level and getting the best from your library at the University of Edinburgh.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

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

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

PGT Newsletter – August 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT Newsletter_12_Aug_2017

  • Online Pre-Arrival Summer School
    Workshops—August 2017
    Please note bookings will open from Monday 7th August 2017.
    Due to the popularity of these workshops, bookings may close early.
  • The University of Edinburgh—Student Welcome Events– September 2017
    Please note some of these events may require advance booking.
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Workshop – Proof Reading – 26 June 2017

(PGT) Proof Reading

  • Monday 26th June 2017 @ 09:30-12:30Top view of young students in library

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is

it? This course looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the dissertation is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them. Proof correction marks are introduced and put into practice in a peer feedback session.

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

Workshop – Dissertation Planning and Writing – 1 June 2017

(PGT) Dissertation Planning & Writing

  • Thursday 1st June 2017 @ 09:30-12:30EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

This workshop is for suitable for all taught postgraduate (PGT) students who are thinking about starting or have started their dissertation.

A dissertation is a key part of a masters programme. It’s a chance for you to plan and undertake a significant body of your own research. This can be a very rewarding experience, but can present many challenges: What exactly is a dissertation and what does it look like? Where do I start? When do I stop? How do I do it?

This interactive workshop will focus on practical strategies for successfully completing your dissertation; from emphasizing the importance of good planning to actually getting started with writing. Themes of the workshop include:

  • Effective planning
  • Thinking about the examiner’s point of view
  • Critical reading and analysis of sources, and writing
  • Effective writing

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