Workshop: Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 09th October 2018

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 09th October 2018 @ 10:00-13:00students studying

Grammar should be like the background music in a film. If it’s good you hardly notice it. If it’s bad, it jars and distracts you, and does not allow you to focus on what’s important. We write to communicate our ideas, opinions and discoveries. If the way we write obscures these goals in any way, then we have to rethink our approach. Some people think grammar is unimportant, being a secondary issue to the main thrust of their writing. However, if your use, or misuse, of grammar leads your reader to stumble over your meaning, you have failed. Grammar is important.

In this workshop, which consists of a series of short presentations, activities and discussion, we will look at the most common problems faced by writers when it comes to grammar and punctuation.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

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Online Workshop: Effective Slide Design – 09th October 2018

(PGT – Online) Effective Slide Designstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 09th October 2018 @ 19:00-20:00

Most of us use slides in our presentations, whether these are for short departmental meetings or major presentations at international conferences.  However, one of the commonest features of all presentations is poor slide design.  Our slides are visual aids to help our audience understand and follow what we are saying.  Unfortunately, the slides presenters use are often overcrowded, difficult to see and badly designed.   As visual aids they fail both visually and as aids for the audience.

Using lots of examples, the session facilitator, Allan Gaw, will introduce participants to the acronym SWIPE and show how its component parts can be used to help us design clean, simple slides that will serve us best as great visual aids.

After this online session each participant should:

  • be aware of the main problems in slide design
  • be familiar with the concept of SWIPE in slide design
  • understand how to make your slides both visually appealing and useful to your audience
  • have a simple strategy for producing effective slides for any presentation

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshop: Online Learning – Welcome! – 21st September 2018

(PGT – Online) Online Learning – Welcome! OL Only

  • Friday 21st September 2018 @ 10:00 – 11:00

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 Learning (OL) 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 OL student.

*This session is for OL 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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 20th September 2018

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Thursday 20th September 2018 @ 10:00-12:00book

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and tutorials. Making the most of your lectures and tutorials is not just about note taking, it involves preparing before the class and reviewing techniques for afterward are essential to making the most of lectures and tutorials.

This session covers:

  • Pre lecture preparation
  • Pre tutorial preparation
  • Pre practical preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial, lecture and practical styles
  • Post tutorial, lecture and practical review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their lecture experience.

 

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 19th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 19th September 2018 @ 12:00-13:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

PGT Newsletter (September 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (September 2018) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • Welcome to the University of Edinburgh
  • What does the IAD do?
  • Events and courses information
  • Welcome Events 2018
  • Teaching Award Nominations
  • School Specific workshops

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Online Workshop: Online Learning – Welcome! – 13th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Online Learning – Welcome! OL Only

  • Thursday 13th September 2018 @ 17:00-18:00

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 Learning (OL) 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 OL student.

*This session is for OL 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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 13th September 2018

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Thursday 13th September 2018 @ 10:00-12:00book

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and tutorials. Making the most of your lectures and tutorials is not just about note taking, it involves preparing before the class and reviewing techniques for afterward are essential to making the most of lectures and tutorials.

This session covers:

  • Pre lecture preparation
  • Pre tutorial preparation
  • Pre practical preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial, lecture and practical styles
  • Post tutorial, lecture and practical review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their lecture experience.

 

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 12th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 @ 19:00-20:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Online Workshops: Pre-arrival: Getting started with the library

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Getting started with the Library

  • Thursday 23rd August 2018 @ 13:00 – 14:00 (Book here)
  • Wednesday 29th August 2018 @ 10:00-11:00 (Book here)
  • Wednesday 05th September 2018 @ 13:00 – 14:00 (Book here)

In this session, we will cover the essential things you need to get the best from the Library at the University of Edinburgh for your studies, whether you’re in Edinburgh or studying online. Please bring plenty of questions, and in this friendly and welcoming introduction and discussion, you’ll get a head start in preparation for your course.

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…

  • Know about the types of materials available in the Library collections
  • Know how to find physical Library locations
  • Understand how to access online Library resources (like ebooks, ejournals, etc.)EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
  • Know how to use the Library’s DiscoverEd catalogue to find resources you need
  • Know what to do if the Library doesn’t (yet) have what you need
  • Know how to get help when you need 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