Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Open workshops

Booking: these events generally open for booking three weeks 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via MyEd. Go to MyEd > News and Events > Training and event booking > 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) Getting Started with Your Dissertation

Description

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

A dissertation is a serious investment of time and energy. It is the defining feature of a Masters so it is worth thinking about what it is you really want to do with it and what you really want to get out of it.

This online interactive session will give you strategies to start thinking about the subject and focus of your dissertation as well as practical tips for project managing it. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues.

This workshop does not include:

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 14-Dec-2022, 12:10 - 13:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
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 your assignments or dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have create some time to practise them? 

The aim of the ‘writing bootcamp’ is to facilitate a time 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 writing session.  No distractions, just writing. 

Thinking of signing up? You’ll need to do any necessary preparation before attending the mini writing bootcamp (guidance will be sent out prior to the session). 

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

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 30-Nov-2022, 09:00 - 10:50
Venue Room 3.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre, 5 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 30-Nov-2022, 14:10 - 16:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(UG and PGT) Managing Your Exams: Essays in Exams

Description

Are you prepared for your exams?  Do you want to improve your writing under pressure?  This trouble-shooting session will help you develop strategies to write more effective long answers in your exams.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Strategies to practise during revision and to use in exams;
  • Writing under pressure;
  • Ways to break down questions;
  • Answer planning techniques.

This session for undergraduates and taught postgraduates is informal and friendly. You are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues in a supportive atmosphere.

This workshop will not cover:

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice
  • Referencing
EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years PGT UG
Date Wednesday 30-Nov-2022, 13:10 - 14:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(UG and PGT) Managing Your Exams: Strategies and Tips

Description

This online workshop will be an hour session focusing on how to manage your exams by improving your exam technique.

The session will focus on issues raised by participants and so could cover, for example, exam preparation and participation; i.e. how to cope with stress, practicing your exam technique and a review of exam strategies.

This session is suitable for any taught student who wants to improve their exam technique.

EligibilityMScT All Colleges All Years UG
Date Wednesday 07-Dec-2022, 12:10 - 13:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .