Online Workshop – Being Critical – 20 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Being Critical

  • Friday 20th October 2017 @ 13:00-14:00

As a masters student, you need to be critical… but how? And what exaHeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08ctly does it mean?

This friendly, interactive online workshop will give you some starter ideas on how to take a more critical approach to thinking generally for your masters.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and voice opinions during the workshop. Students are asked to think about what ‘being critical’ means to them.

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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Online Workshop – Get the best from your library – 5 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 5th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (GMT Time)

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation https://youtu.be/srqpOtxXgE0 .

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…image of a keyboard

  • Know how to discover and find the resources available via the Library.  This will include databases and journals recommended for your subject area
  • Know how to get your hands on readings and how to access full text articles or books from references you already know
  • Know techniques for planning your research and finding new publications on a topic

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

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  • 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-Top 10 Tips for Delivering your project – 23 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Top 10 Tips for Delivering your project

  • Thursday 23rd February 2017 @ 19:00-20:00

All successful projects need to be actively managed.  This is true ofcalendar writing a dissertation, planning a research project, gaining employment or even cooking a meal for friends.  In this online lecture we will look at how we should approach a project, plan it and execute it.  Along the way we will look at the commonest mistakes people make as well as a number of tips that will help us bring our project to a successful completion.

After the session each participant will:

•        be able to define the different component parts of a project
•        understand the common challenges that arise when managing a project
•        be familiar with simple project management tools and techniques
•        be able to put these into practice

 

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

 

Online Workshop -Decision Making in Practice Part 1 and 2

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  • Part 1 – (PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – 01 March 2016 @ 19.00-20.00
  • Part 2 – (PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – 04 March 2016 @ 19.00-20.00

 

This is a two-part workshop with sessions. Please only book a place if you are able to attend both sessions.

We all make decisions every day. However, that doesn’t mean we all find it easy.  Indeed, the ability to make good decisions may make the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life.  What influences our decision making?  What is a good decision?  How can we arrive at the best possible decision?   How do we think about risk? During these two online sessions we will address these questions, using a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with activities, including one that you will do offline between the sessions, that will allow you to discover what kind of decision-maker you are, and to put your decision making into practice.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • understand the factors—economic, psychological and social—that influence your own decision making and that of others
  • be able to define an important decision and an effective decision
  • be able to use these insights to make more effective personal decisions
  • be able to understand the decisions of others and how you may influence them
  • appreciate how individuals think and decide about risk.

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

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

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.

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.

PhD Panel: Thinking about a PhD – Online & On Campus – 19th & 20th November 2015

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITYOn the 19th and 20th of November the IAD is hosting a panel discussion for Taught Masters students who are considering applying for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

Students will have the opportunity to ask staff questions about the PhD application process at the University of Edinburgh via a panel discussion. There will be representatives from Registry, Admissions, IAD, EUSA, International Office and the Scholarship Office.

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

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

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 4 November 2015

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(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • 4 November 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time)

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

In this online session we will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper.  By the end of this one hour interactive online session, you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and your scientific thinking.

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 follow the following link:

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

Online Workshop – IAD Getting Started with Your Studies – 29 Jan 2015

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08(PGT – Online) IAD Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Thursday 29 January 2015 at 18:00-19:00 (GMT)

This is a study skills session for all new online distance learners. It will highlight some of the study support available to you during your Masters and some of the key study skills for a Masters year. There will be a study development advisor from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) to answer any study-related questions you may have.

This session will focus on generic study skills required for Masters level study. It will not cover subject specific, technical or software issues.

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

Workshop: Writing skills for online distance learners – 26 Nov 2014

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(PGT – ODL) Getting Started with Your Scientific Writing- Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 19:00-20:00 (GMT)

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). 

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

This online session will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper. By the end of this one hour interactive online session you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and thinking.

For more information and to book a place, please click here.