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) Revisiting Your Structure

Description

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

A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth taking time to consider your structure.

This interactive session will help you step back from the detail of your writing and take an overview of your dissertation.  It will suggest practical ways you can isolate the main themes of your work and develop a convincing order to present your ideas.  We will also discuss the purpose of key sections of academic dissertations.  

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
Date Tuesday 17-Jul-2018, 15:00 - 16:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

(PGT) Just Write Sessions

Description

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?

The aim of a ‘Just Write’ session is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

We’ve organised a space and time (over 2.5hrs) for you to write in a focused way, with a member of staff to facilitate the writing sessions (and to ensure that everyone abides by the rules).

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

-       You will get most out of the time by coming prepared to write (e.g. do any necessary reading beforehand)

-       Bring your laptop and any notes you may need with you

Schedule

09.15-09.30 - Arrival/ Set-up

09.30-10.15 - Writing

10.15-10.25 - Short Break

10.25-11.25 - Writing

11.25-11.35 - Short Break

11.35-12.25 - Writing 

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.

EligibilityPGR students MScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Wednesday 25-Jul-2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Venue Room 1.26, Paterson's Land Moray House
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .