Online Workshop: Being Critical for Your Dissertation – 10 March 2016

(PGT – Online) Being Critical for Your Dissertation

students at UoE

  • 10 March 2016 @ 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)

As a masters student, you will need to demonstrate your critical thinking skills throughout your dissertation.

This interactive online workshop will give you some tips and strategies on how to plan for, practice and communicate critical thinking in your dissertation.

Students should have their dissertation title (it does not need to final) and the dissertation marking criteria if possible (this maybe in the programme guide or online).

Students are encouraged to comment and ask questions during the workshop.

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.

 

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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.

Online Workshop: Project Planning -23 February 2016

(PGT – Online) Project Planning

students at UoE

  • 23rd February 2016 @ 19:00 – 20:00 (UK Time)

All successful projects need to be planned, and while some of us are natural planners most of us need a little help.  In this online session we will apply some simple tools and techniques to help us solve many of the common problems we face and avoid others altogether.  We will focus particularly on where and how to begin planning a project and consider the three related aspects of time, budget and quality.

As well as listening and watching, participants will also get the chance to do two practical activities to help them put some of the ideas presented into practice.

By the end of this one-hour interactive online session, you will have a clearer idea of the importance of good planning and how it will help make a difference to your projects.

Because of the short course duration, we will not examine any project management software.

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.

 

Exams and Assignments: Hints & Tips

It’s the end of semester 2 and many Masters students have exams or assignments.This can be a stressful time but there are many things that you can do to help with exam study and assignments.students studying

For further information and resources http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught

Presentation and Speaking – 4 Feb 2014

calendarThis highly interactive and fast paced course will explore the key skills necessary to help you communicate your research to both academic and non-specialist audiences. We’ll focus on the latest research in communication studies and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly results of academic presentations.

We’ll watch keynote TED talks and examine why the speakers succeed and what keeps us on the edge of our seats.

Why should you come?

  • Researchers need to engage a variety of audiences for a successful career(s).
  • To build your core communication skills and confidence.
  • To prepare you for reviews, seminars and future conference presentations.
  • It’s also  a little challenging, dynamic and seriously fun.

Finally we’ll help you explore your strengths as a professional presenter and create a short action plan for future presentations.

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

Welcome – New PGT Students

new student websiteA warm welcome to our new postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

Getting started

If you are wondering where to find information about the following then click on the ‘new students web pages‘:

  • money & fees
  • accommodation
  • immigration advice
  • preparing for study
  • and more

The New students pages will provide you with information and who to contact http://www.ed.ac.uk/staff-students/students/new-students/new-students

Frequently Asked Questions are now available on the new students pages (online distance learning) http://edin.ac/13AW1IW.

calendarInduction Sessions for Online Distance Learners

This is an online drop-in session with the Online Learning Support Team, designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh. There will be members of Information Services (IT and Library Support) and Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PG study support) staff available at the session to help you orient around our online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

Booking link: http://edin.ac/16I4vjZ

IAD logoSupporting you with your studies

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) is here to support you with your studies. For more information about events, workshops and resources visit www.ed.ac.uk/iad/postgraduates

We are also on Twitter @iad4masters

Introduction to the online Library and Endnote for distance learners

studentIntroduction to the online Library for distance learners

  • Thursday 17 October  7-8pm UK time
  • Saturday 19 October 12-1pm UK time

 

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome.

These sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you would 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 http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete the pre-session questionnaire for the date you would like to attend. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Endnotebook Online workshop for distance learners

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote.

*Before* the workshop, you should

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Events/Workshops for PGT students in October

calendarThe following events and workshops are open to all Taught Masters students at the University of Edinburgh. To find out more and to book a place, visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Please note that some of the workshops will not be open for booking until 1-2 weeks before the event, as demand is high.

On-campus Workshops in October
1 Oct (13.30-16.30)  Time Management & Goal Setting
8 Oct (13.00-16.00)  Effective Writing: Grammar
10 Oct (09.30-12.30) Study Skills
31 Oct (13.00-16.00) Effective Writing: Grammar
5 Nov (13.30-16.30) Study Skills

Online Workshops in October
15 Oct (18:00-19:00) PGT Info Session: Supporting you with your studies
Cancellation policy:

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to the “My Stuff” tab within MyEd and then Event Booking. Click on “My Bookings” – here you will have the option to cancel your place.

Other information

Upcoming Events/Workshops for PGT students

Recycled calendarThe following events and workshops are open to all Taught Masters students at the University of Edinburgh. To find out more and to book a place, visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Please note that some of the workshops will not be open for booking until 1-2 weeks before the event, as demand is high.

Workshops

Cancellation policy:
If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to the “My Stuff” tab within MyEd and then Event Booking. Click on “My Bookings” – here you will have the option to cancel your place.

Other information

IAD Information Sessions – Induction Week

wordle2The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) aims to help students succeed in their current studies and in their future careers. There are three sessions running in induction week (9-13 Sept 2013), which will include a very short presentation and an opportunity for you to ask questions about how the IAD can help you, while you are studying at the University of Edinburgh.

11 Sept (10.00-11.00) & 12 Sept (14.30-15.30)
Lecture Theatre 1, Institute for Academic Development, 7 Bristo Square.
This is an open session for postgraduate taught students – no booking is required and you can leave at any time.

13 Sept (18.00-19.00) – online session
This is an open session – you can leave at any time. As this will be a blackboard collaborate session (online), booking is required in order to received the workshop link to join the virtual session.

To book for the 13 Sept workshophttp://edin.ac/15meGtr