Workshops – Being Critical – October/November 2017

(PGT) Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing

  • Tuesday 31st October 2017 @13:30 – 16:30EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

(PGT – Online) Being Critical for Assignments

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017 @19:00 -20:00

Being critical is a crucial element for Masters level study and it is essential for assignments!

These two interactive workshops offer an opportunity to develop your critical thinking for your assignments and try out practical tips and strategies.

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

 

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Workshop – Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – 25th October 2017

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 25th October 2017 @ 09:00 – 12:30

The Course is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and develop good practice in literature searching.UNI 11

The key objectives and aims of the course are:

  • Develop  an understanding of how information resources provided by the Library and beyond, both printed and electronic, are organised and their major features
  • Develop the ability to search and evaluate research literature by performing advanced search strategies and techniques, such as by using Boolean search operators
  • Develop the ability to manage search results and citation styles with the help of a bibliographic management software such as EndNote.

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

Online Workshop – Being Critical – 20 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Being Critical

  • Friday 20th October 2017 @ 13:00-14:00

As a masters student, you need to be critical… but how? And what exaHeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08ctly does it mean?

This friendly, interactive online workshop will give you some starter ideas on how to take a more critical approach to thinking generally for your masters.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and voice opinions during the workshop. Students are asked to think about what ‘being critical’ means to them.

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

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 – Working Effectively Around Your Life – 17 October 2017

(PGT- Online) Working Effectively Around Your Life

  • Tuesday 17th October 2017 @ 12:00-13:00Top view of young students in library

A masters course is an intensive and demanding period. You have to fit a lot of challenging work in around your life, your work, your family etc. and try to keep the momentum going.

This online, interactive workshop aims to give you practical tips and strategies to working effectively during your masters.

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

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.

 

 

Run your own event as part of the Festival of Creative Learning! 19 – 23 February 2018

FCL 2018

The Festival of Creative Learning is a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, culminating in a curated week of events each February. All staff and students are now invited to apply for up to £500 to run an event during the second Festival of Creative Learning next 19-23 February. The deadline for submissions is Monday 23 October. Successful applicants will have access to ongoing support from the Festival team and Event Organiser community to help realise your ideas – no prior event management experience required.

Find more information on our aims and values, the history of the Festival and how to apply or get involved in other ways on our website. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UoE_FCL and Facebook @FCLUoE. You can also join our mailing list for updates http://edin.ac/2us2Rqc (EASE log in required) or email us at creative.learning@ed.ac.uk.

Workshop – Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing – 12 October 2017

(PGT) Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 12th October 2017 @ 14:00-17:00Top view of young students in library

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning

at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

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

Postgrad Launchpad Events- Thinking about a PhD

Postgrad Launchpad Events:-
Thinking about further study? You may have just started your Masters but if you are thinking of applying for a PhD now is the time to get started!

Postgrad Launchpad runs events throughout the year to help students find out more about what it is like to study for a PhD, how to find a PhD, applying for PhDs and information around the types of funding available.

On Campus Workshops
(Postgrad Launchpad) Is a PhD for Me (CSE/CMVM Students)
Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 08:30-09:30 (Staff Panel)Basic CMYK

(Postgrad Launchpad) Is a PhD for me (CAHSS students)
Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 13:00-14:00 (Staff Panel)

Online Workshops
(Postgrad Launchpad- Online) What it’s like to be a PhD student
Thursday 02 November 2017 @ 09:00-10:00 (Student Panel)

For more information about these events and to book: http://www.ed.ac.uk/students/careers/postgrad-launchpad

 

Workshop – Conference Poster Design – 11 October 2017

(PGT) Conference Poster Design

  • Wednesday 11th October 2017 @ 13:30 – 16:30

How to Design a Conference Poster
iStock_000003160236XSmall_leavesIn research, we are often called upon to present our work in the form of a poster at a conference.  The design and layout of these posters is important, if we are to show our work in the best possible light.  Many posters are, however, poorly thought out and badly designed.  This half-day workshop, using a series of short presentations and practical sessions will examine in detail the features of good poster design, will look at the relative importance of pictures versus words, and will equip the participants to play an active role in the design of their future conference posters.

After the workshop each participant will:

•            understand the purpose of the conference poster
•            be familiar with the basic rules for poster design
•            understand the importance of words, pictures and flow
•            know how deliver a conference poster
•            have a working strategy for designing a winning poster.

What previous participants have said about the course:
“Presenter covered the material clearly and with enthusiasm.”
“I now know what I should not do as well as what I should do.”
“Easy layout to follow, practical information, informative, attention catching.”

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

Online Workshop – Effective Slide Design – 10th October 2017

(PGT – Online) Effective Slide Designstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 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

 

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

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.

Workshop – Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 10 October 2017

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 09:30-12:30students 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 find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

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