Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Open workshops

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: 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 MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

(PGT - Online) Being Critical

Description

As a masters student, you need to be critical… but how? And what exactly does it mean?

This quick, 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.

 

This workshop does not include

Subject or discipline-specific advice

English Language advice

 

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.

 Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 27-Oct-2016, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT - Online) Being Critical for Assignments

Description

As a masters student, you will have probably been told to demonstrate critical thinking in your assignments. But what does this mean and how do you do it?

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

It would be useful for students to have with them an assignment they have been set, and any marking criteria. Alternatively, students could have a previous assignment and any feedback they have been provided.

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

 

This workshop does not include

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

 

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.

 Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Thursday 03-Nov-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT - Online) Effective Slide Design

Description

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

What this workshop does not include:

We will not have to time to go into the practicalities of using MS Powerpoint or other software packages—this session will focus on general design principles that will be readily transferable across platforms.

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.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 26-Oct-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT - Online) Endnote Web (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

Description

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work. Please note that this session is focussed on the web-based version of EndNote and will not cover the desktop version.

 *Before* the workshop, you should

1. register for the web version of EndNote using your UoE identity, so you get additional server space and referencing styles: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/mvm/EndNote_Web_registration.pdf

2. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of Endnote:  https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/HowTowiki/Using+EndNote+Online+to+Manage+your+References

3. Try to use EndNote web before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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.

 Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Thursday 13-Oct-2016, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(PGT - Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

Description

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

In this online session we will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and, also, help us think on paper.

By the end of this one hour interactive online session, you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and your scientific thinking.

And, you will also learn a little about unicorns.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to do some freewriting, so make sure you have some paper and a pen handy.

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.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Wednesday 02-Nov-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT - Online) Mendeley (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

Description

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Mendeley to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

 *Before* the workshop, you should

1.Sign up for a Mendeley account and download the desktop client: http://www.mendeley.com/

2.Follow these video tutorials for getting started: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/

3. Try to use Mendeley before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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.

 Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 19-Oct-2016, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(PGT - Online) Networking for your Project

Description

Great networking takes preparation and practice. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for good networking and help you prepare for mixer events.

This workshop will include:

  • Designing your networking words  
  • Planning what you want to find out from people
  • Planning what you want to tell people
  • Practicing networking the room
  • Post network
  • Good practice

This workshop will not cover:

  • Online networking strategies 

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years
Date Wednesday 16-Nov-2016, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT - Online) Working Effectively Around Your Life

Description

This course is aimed at part-time and online Post Graduate Taught students.

This course is aimed at part-time, online and other PGT students who have substantial commitments in addition to their academic workload.

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 up the momentum going between semesters. This online, interactive workshop aims to give you practical tips and strategies to working effectively for your masters. 

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

Pre-coursework

Participants are asked to think of their biggest challenge when it comes to time management – and be prepared to tackle it!

This session will not cover

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

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.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Friday 21-Oct-2016, 12:30 - 13:30
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(PGT - Online) Zotero (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

Description

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Zotero to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

 *Before* the workshop, you should

1. Sign up for a Zotero account https://www.zotero.org/user/register/

2. Download both the Firefox plugin and the standalone client: https://www.zotero.org/download/

 3. Follow these video tutorials for getting started https://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials

 4. Try to use Zotero before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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.

 Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Friday 28-Oct-2016, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Conference Poster Design

Description

How to Design a Conference Poster In 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.”

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years
Date Tuesday 25-Oct-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 7.01, David Hume Tower Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

Description

Due to the high demand for this event, booking will open approx .2 week before the workshop date.

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.

This workshop does not include

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

 

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 13-Oct-2016, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room G009, Richard Verney Health Centre, 7 Bristo Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Monday 17-Oct-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 302, Crew Building Kings Buildings
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Tuesday 01-Nov-2016, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 1.18, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 16-Feb-2017, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue 01M.469, Teaching Room 3, Medical School Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

Description

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshop we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Monday 07-Nov-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Tuesday 04-Apr-2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 24-May-2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar

Description

This course aims to show how a well-crafted sentence is put together and to give an understanding of the underlying grammatical rules.

No prior knowledge of grammar is required.

We will be dealing with such problems as tense, sentence length, sentence structure, joining sentences and punctuation, with a view to producing clear, unambiguous and readable academic writing.

This course will not cover writing for specific purposes, such as these, dissertations or abstracts. 

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Tuesday 15-Nov-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room G.16, 7 Bristo Square Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Monday 22-May-2017, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

Description

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. 

 

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Tuesday 11-Oct-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room G.16, 7 Bristo Square Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(PGT) Mini Writing Bootcamp

Description

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on an assignment?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them.

The aim of a Writing Bootcamp is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

The session will begin with a short Bitesize style workshop to offer advice on writing techniques, and motivate you to write. Following this you will have a 2.5 hours of writing split over 3 sessions. No distractions, just writing.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets. 

As places are limited please only book a place if you are able to attend the session in full.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 06-Oct-2016, 13:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 4.02, Charteris Land Moray House
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 17-Nov-2016, 09:00 - 13:00
Venue Room G009, Richard Verney Health Centre, 7 Bristo Square Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Monday 12-Jun-2017, 09:00 - 13:00
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Presenting your work!

Description

This 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?  

1.    Researchers need to engage a variety of audiences for a successful career(s).

2.    To build your core communication skills and confidence.

3.    To prepare you for reviews, seminars and future conference presentations.

4.    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

 

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 13-Oct-2016, 14:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2.02, Charteris Land Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Proof Reading

Description

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is it? This course looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the dissertation is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them. Proof correction marks are introduced and put into practice in a peer feedback session. 

Pre-course Work

In preparation for the course, each participant should bring a sample of their academic writing, which they would be willing to discuss with the tutor, and (optionally) with other participants (approx.600 words). Please bring 3 copies of your sample work along on the day.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Tuesday 22-Nov-2016, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room 1.01, 14 Buccleuch Place Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Monday 26-Jun-2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Venue Room B.5, 14 Buccleuch Place Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

Description

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.

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

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 (eg photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityPGT MScT All Colleges All Years
Date Thursday 10-Nov-2016, 09:00 - 12:30
Venue Room G6 Thomson's Land,(Computer Room) Holyrood Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT) Speed Reading

Description

In order for academic reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic (in terms of appropriately targeted) and critical.  This short workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more critically.

Course Objectives

The workshop (and practice afterwards) will help you to increase your speed and effectiveness of reading.  The practical exercises during the session will show you how to measure your base read speed and comprehension level and then increase your reading speed and efficiency.

We will use practical exercises and tutor-led input to help refine and improve four key areas:

  • Strategy – considering your reading strategy and learning some practical ways to improve information selection and absorption
  • Speed  - Techniques to increase speed of reading, and applying these with more dense and difficult material
  • Criticism – Acquiring methods and questions to improve your critical reading strategies
  • Consistency – Discover how to build consistent reading habits that will improve your efficiency, retention and recall.

 

Prework

There will a small amount of prework sent to you around two weeks before the course.  This will not take long and is nothing that you should not naturally be doing anyway.

 

This workshop does not include:

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 26-Oct-2016, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane Moray House
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 11-May-2017, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 1.20 Dugald Stewart Building Central Area
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

(PGT-Online) Get the best from your library

Description

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you're in your second or third year, you're still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you'll be asked to indicate any particular things you'd 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.

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.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years
Date Thursday 06-Oct-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

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

Description

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. 

The session will:

  • 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

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and your own hints and tips.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed to attend this session.

What is your digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles and much more. Further information and other workshop details can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

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.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityAll students All staff
Date Monday 10-Oct-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Off Campus
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .
EligibilityAll students All staff
Date Thursday 03-Nov-2016, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Off Campus
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .