Workshop: Just Write – 30 November 2015

student with laptop

(PGT) Just write 

  • Monday 30 December 2015 at 09:00 -12:30

Are you looking for time and a space that let’s you focus just on writing? Then try our Just Write session. Remove all distractions and get writing in a quiet space shared with other students focused on writing too.

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

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

(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

PGT Newsletter – May 2014

May 2014 NewsletterThe Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (May 2014) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about

  • Events/workshops
  • Resources

Resources

Institute for Academic Development – Postgraduate pages

Calling for Student Participants: Partners in Assessment and Feedback – 3 April 2014

Cropped_PGTStudentsJoin EUSA, and University staff and students for this one day event on Thursday 3 April 2014 at Pollock Halls.

The event aims to allow for the sharing of ideas and discussion of experiences about assessment.

The day has been organised round three themes : developing a shared understanding of assessment; designing assessments with students as active partners; improving student assessment experiences.  Please come along, even if you can only join us for part of the day – we really want to hear your voice in this discussion.

Further information is at the following link: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/news/article/14498/Partners-in-Assessment-and-Feedback-Conference-Join-Us/

Register on eventbrite using the password Edinburghpartners (case sensitive).  There is no charge and lunch will be provided. http://assessmentandfeedback.eventbrite.co.uk

We look forward to meeting you there!

The Partnership in Assessment and Feedback team

PGT Newsletter – March 2014

Mar 2014 newsletterThe Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (March 2014) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about

  • Events/workshops
  • Resources

Resources

Institute for Academic Development – Postgraduate pages

Mind Mapping – 5 March 2014

mindmapThis course will provide you with a small toolkit of techniques that you can apply to help you to manage the piles of information, papers, letters and articles that clutter your desk and mind. It will help you to make notes quickly and in a way that your mind may process more readily. After the course, if you practice and use the techniques, you may improve your recall of information, improve your note-taking and enhance your creativity.

During the workshop you will:

  • Understand how using tools such as mindmaps relate to the way your mind deals with information . Examine how note-taking can restrict your ability to process information . Learn how to use graphical and mapping techniques that can aid your creativity and research

[Note: students can download mindgenious from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/services/computing/desktop-personal/software/main-software-deals/mindgenius]

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

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