Workshop – (PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2017

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop)

  • Thursday 22nd June and Tuesday 27th June @ 09:00-17:00


Thinking ahead to writing your dissertation?

The Writing Bootcamp will give you a time and place for you to focus on writing without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life.

By the end of the Writing Bootcamp we will have discussed and practised some writing strategies, considered the key aspects of the writing process (including proof-reading and editing), and have a personalised writing plan to take your writing forward.

Places are going fast, so to find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:



Online Workshop: Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence

Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence (online session)

  • Monday 10 October 2016 @ 19:00 -20:00Digital footprint logo

If I Googled you, what would I find? This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence.

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

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

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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.


Social Media at the University of Edinburgh (Humanities)

studentThe University of Edinburgh has many social media platforms. Below outlines just a few of them (for Humanities). Future posts will include those for Medicine & Vet Medicine and Science and Engineering.

College of Humanities & Social Science

Careers Blogs

Careers, CV’s and Social Media

You probably have lots of questions about careers, CV’s and whether social media can help you to find a job.

The University of Edinburgh Careers Service has developed dream job next exit signa podcast which will introduce you to the essentials of CV writing for the UK market.

The topics covered in the six chapters are: Preparing to write your CV, Styles of CV, Presenting your personal details and education, Describing your experience, Creating an attractive CV, and Further resources.

Social Media

How can you use social media to find a job? The PPLS careers blog explains and provides useful guidance on:

Graduate Recruitment Fair – 23 May 2013iStock_000018239670Small

A whole variety of opportunities for summer 2013 and beyond will be on offer at this event – from exhibitors representing a variety of companies, postgraduate institutions and voluntary/charitable organisations.