PGT Newsletter – April 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:PGT_Newsletter_8_Apr_2017

  • All workshops available in April 2017
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Workshop Promotions
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Online Workshop -Getting Started with Your Dissertation -5th April 2017

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Dissertation

  • Wednesday 5th April 2017 @ 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.istock_000014760316xsmall

A dissertation is a serious investment of time and energy. It is the defining feature of a Masters so it is worth thinking about what it is you really want to do with it and what you really want to get out of it.

This online interactive session will give you strategies to start thinking about the subject and focus of your dissertation as well as practical tips for project managing it.

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 – 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

Online Workshop -Decision Making in Practice – 2 Parts – 28 February and 3rd March 2017

(PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – Part 1 and Part 2

  • (Part 1) Tuesday 28th February 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)
  • (Part 2) Friday 3rd March 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

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?

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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.

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 – February 2017

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

The newsletter provides further information about:pgt_newsletter_6_feb_2017

  • All workshops available in February 2017
  • IAD Learning Resources
  • Festival of Creative Learning
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Online Workshop – Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 01 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • Wednesday 1st February 2017 @ 19:00-20:0022

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.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to do some freewriting, so make sure you have some paper and a pen handy.

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 – Being Critical – 25 January 2017

(PGT – Online) Being Critical

  • Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 12:15-13:15

As a masters student, you need to be critical… but how? And what exactly does it mean? Woman and laptopThis quick, 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.

This workshop does not include
Subject or discipline-specific advice
English Language advice

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

University Services for Online Students

If you’re an online distance learning student, you can access the University of Edinbstudent with laptopurgh’s support services from the following links:

Online Workshop- Online Distance Learning-Welcome! – January 2017

(PGT – Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome! ODL Only

  • Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 14:00-15:00
  • Thursday 19th January 2017@ 19:00-20:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

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

*This session is for ODL students only

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

Upcoming Online Distance Learning Sessions

There are a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

Events for semester 2 of 2016/17 are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a list of some of the online workshops we will run in semester 2.

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!
Get the best from your library
Endnote
Mendeley
Zotero
Getting Started with Your Studies
Being Critical
Working Effectively Around Your Life
Getting Started with Scientific Writing
Dissertations for Publications
Project Planning
Decision Making in Practice
Being Critical for Your Dissertation
Searching Research Literature
Getting Started Writing Your Dissertation
Dissertation Panel

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