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:

Workshop – How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project – 6th April 2017

(PGT) How to Plan, Run and Complete Your Project

  • Thursday 6th April 2017 @ 13:30-16:30Top view of young students in library

A successful research project does not solely depend on an important research question and a well-designed protocol, but also on the efficient execution of the project. Many research projects fail to complete on time and on budget and some struggle even to get off the ground. In this half-day workshop we will apply the principles of project management to research projects and show how by applying some simple tools and techniques we can solve many of the common problems we face and avoid others altogether. The workshop will consist of a series of short, interactive lectures, interspersed with practical exercises.

After the workshop each participant will:

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

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

Project Planning – 13 Feb 2014

calendar‘How do you plan your first research project? This session explains the basics of project planning and helps you to apply them to academic research and your research project in particular.

Various tools and techniques will be discussed to help you think creatively and plan your project.  We will also look at how you can manage your time and yourself effectively during your research.

Course contents include:

  •    Project planning – understanding constraints, scope and purpose
  •    Project planning techniques – mind maps, drill down, risk analysis and planning charts (including reviewing and monitoring)
  •    Time Management – approaches and tools
  •    Professional Working Relationships in the research environment

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

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