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Professional Development Workshops

Workshops are open to all staff and students in the School of Social and Political Science only.

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 Events Date and Time Year of Study

Past Events

SDO Welcome Pizza Lunch for Postgraduates
18 September 2018 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
SDO Welcome Pizza Lunch for Undergraduates 20 September 2018 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here All UG
Getting Started at MSc Level 28 September 2018 (14.10-16.00, LG.11 David Hume Tower) - Register here * Session Full - waiting list availale*  PGT
Making The Most Of Tutorials 3 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Room 4,  CMB) - Register here UG1 and UG2
Project Management for Researchers 4 October 2018 (09.30-12.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD
Creating and Managing Effective Groups 5 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, CMB) - Register here PGT
Publish or Perish: Academic Publishing In A Nutshell

SpeakerDr. Joanna Young
15 October 2018 (09.30-12.30, 6th Floor Staff Room, CMB) - Register here PhD
Effective Learning 17 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, G.05, 50 George Square) - Register here UG1 and UG2
Presentation Skills UG

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)
17 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1st Floor, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Career Planning - PhD

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

18 October 2018
(13.10-14.00, Practice Suite 1.12, CMB) - Register here
PhD

Managing Teams

Speaker: Clare Wood (Global Head of Investment Assurance - First State)

'Taking on the World' - C. Wood (Women in Banking and Finance

18 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1st Floor, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Career Planning - PGT & PGR

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

19 October 2018
(13.10-14.00, Seminar Room 4, CMB) - Register here
PGT, PGR

Negotiation and Mediation

Speaker: John Sturrock QC (CORE Chief Executive and Senior Mediator)

24 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Career Insight: Global Impact Investment (Understanding, Measuring, and Managing Impact)

Speaker: Amanda Feldman, Director at Bridges Fund Management
24 October 2018 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Rooms 1&2, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Career planning and job search strategy - UG 3&4

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

25 October 2018 (13.10-14.00,  Seminar Room 4, CMB) - Register here UG 3 & UG 4
CVs and Cover Letters  -PGT, PGR & PhD

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)
26 October  2018 
(13.10-14.00, G.01 50 George Square) - Register here
PGT, PGR, PhD
Career Insight - Working for the Third Sector in International Development

Speaker: Eilidh Quinn, Vine Trust
26 October 2018 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Finding Internships and Work Experience
WORKSHOP FULL
Waiting list in operation.

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)
30 October  2018 (13.10-14.00, Seminar Room 2, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

The Theory of Managing Effective Teams

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)

31 October 2018 (14.30-16.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Social Media Boot Camp: Strategy, Sharing & Connecting

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young

1 November 2018 (13.30-15.30, Lister Teaching Building, G.09) - Register here PGT, PGR. PhD
Career Insight: International Development: Trends and Impact Systems

Speaker: Sarah Ralston
1 November 2018 (14.10-16.00, LG.06, David Hume Tower) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Idea's Generator for impact activities

Speaker: Katie Scott

2 November 2018 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Cross-cultural Communications

Speaker: Lorraine Porteous
2 November 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) -Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking & Engaging

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young

6 November 2018 (09.30-12.30, Practice Suite, 1st Floor, CMB) - Register here PhD
How to ace your research poster: Part 1


Speakers: Dr Corina Lacatus (PIR) and Alex Nogues (Senior User Experience Designer)

7 November 2018 ( 16.30-19.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG 4, PGT, PGR, PhD

Tech & Tools: Choosing From Over 1,000 Options

Speaker: Joanna Young

8 November 2018 (10.00-12.00 noon, G.16, Old Medical School, Doorway 4) Register here PGT, PGR. PhD
Thinking About Postgraduate Study

Speaker: Dr Daniel Clegg
8 November 2018 (13.10-14.30, Practice Suite 1.12, CMB) - Register here ALL UG

How To: Event Management

Speaker: Katie Scott

9 November 2018 (13.10 -14.30, Staff Room 6th Floor, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Knowledge Exchange and Impact

Speaker: Laura Cockram, University of Edinburgh
13 November 2018 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite 1.12, CMB) - Register here ALL UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Writing Skills to take you from A to Z ( or Year 1 to Dr): How to plan and write your thesis

Speaker: Dr. Pippa Goldschmidt
13 November 2018 (14.10-16.00, G.16 Seminar Room, Doorway 4, Old Medical School) - Register here PhD

Presentation Skills 

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)

14 November 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR. PhD
How to ace your research poster: Part 2

Speakers: Dr Corina Lacatus (PIR) and Alex Nogues (Senior User Experience Designer)
14 November 2018 ( 16.30-19.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG 4, PGT, PGR, PhD
An Introduction to Public Engagement with Research 

Speaker: Sarah Anderson 
16th November 2018 (10.00-12.00Noon, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD

How To: Event Promotion

Speaker: Katie Scott

16 November 2018 (13.10 -14.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
CVs and Cover Letters - ALL UG 

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)
21 November  2018 (13.10-14.00, Seminar Room 4, CMB) - Register here ALL  UG

**POSTPONED**
MASTERCLASS So you want to work in the Third sector? 

Masterclass with guest speaker: Sylvia Douglas (Ms, Miss, Mr), Social Enterprise Entrepreneur 

21 November  2018 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Room 6, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Is a PhD right for you?

Speaker: Dr. Elke Heins 
22 November 2018 (12.00-13.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR

Professional Networking for Researchers: Strategy & Engaging

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young

23 November 2018 (09.30 -12.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB - Register here  PhD

How To: Event Feedback

Speaker: Katie Scott

23 November 2018 (13.10 -14.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
 Decision Making and Influencing 

Speaker: Allan Gaw MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM
28 November 2018 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
The Art of Strategic Questioning

Speaker: David Steinberg ( Reykjavik Sky Consulting)
29 November 2018 (13.30-16.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking & Engaging

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young

7 December 2018 (13.10-15.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

 Writing Skills to take you from A to Z ( or Year 1 to Dr): How to edit and critique your work
*Rescheduled*
Speaker: Dr. Pippa Goldschmidt

12 December 2018 (14.10-16.00,  Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD

CVs and Cover Letters  -PGT, PGR & PhD

Speaker: Jennifer Steven

16 January 2019 (13.10-14.00, Seminar Room 2, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Navigating Peer Review: Challengers, Responses & Publishing 

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young
21 January 2019 (09.30-12.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD

LinkedIn: Developing Your Profile  - PG

Speaker:  Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

25 January 2019 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Communication Skills


Speaker: Mark McAteer (Fire and Rescue Scotland)

29 January  2019 ( 14.10-16.00, Venue TBC) - Register here ALL UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Presentation Skills 

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)

30 January 2019 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Room 4, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Performing Well At Interview -PGT, PGR & PhD

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

1 February 2019 (13.10-14.00, LG.09, David Hume Tower) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Project Management

Speaker: Allan Gaw MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM

1 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

LinkedIn: Developing Your Profile - UG
(Rescheduled)

Speaker:  Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)

4 February 2019 (13.10-14.00, Seminar Room 4, CMB) - Register here ALL UG
 Effective Learning for Exams 5 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Writing Skills to take you from A to Z ( or Year 1 to Dr): How to plan and write your thesis

Speaker: Dr. Pippa Goldschmidt
5 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, 3.11 David Hume Room, Dugald Stewart Building) - Register here PhD

The Theory of Managing Effective Teams

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)

6 February 2019 (14.30-16.30, Seminar Room 6, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Career Insight - Key Skills in Social Change and Development Fundraising

Speaker: Pooja Warier, Managing Partner at The Conduit Connect and JP Hamilton, Partnerships Director at World Wide Generation
7 February 2019 (12.00-15.00, Lecture Theatre C, David Hume Tower) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Project Management

Speaker: Allan Gaw MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM
8 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, CMB)
Register here
PGT, PGR, PhD

Writing Skills to take you from A to Z ( or Year 1 to Dr): How to edit and critique your work

Speaker: Dr. Pippa Goldschmidt

12 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, CMB) - Register here PhD

Presentation Skills 

Speaker: Iain Davidson (Seeing Stone)

13 February 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Attracting Your Own Research Funding: writing & applying for fellowships

Speaker: Dr. Joanna Young

14 February 2019 (09.30-12.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD
The Art of Strategic Questioning

Speaker: David Steinberg ( Reykjavik Sky Consulting)
14 February 2019 (13.30-16.30, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Pursuing a Career in Academia

Speaker: Dr James Mittra, Head of STIS, University of Edinburgh

15 February 2019 (13.00-15.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGR, PhD

Understanding online tests and assessment centre interviews 

Speaker: Ken Dalgleish, Aspen People

27 February 2019 ( 14.00-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB)
- Register here
UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Networking


Speaker: Sarah Ralston 

28 February 2019 (14.00-16.00, Practice suite, CMB) Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Online Copyright and Intellectual Property 

Speaker: Charlie Farlie,  University of Edinburgh

1 March 2019 (14.00-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Performing Well At Interview - UG

Speaker: Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)
 
6 March 2019 (13.10-14.00, Practice Suite, 1.12 CMB) - Register here ALL UG

Cross-cultural Communications

Speaker: Lorraine Porteous

6 March 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Dr Denis Rutovitz – Edinburgh Direct Aid Talk 6 March 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Decision Making and Influencing

Speaker: Allan Gaw MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM

13 March 2019 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Room 4, CMB - TBC) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD
Introduction to leadership Theory

Speaker: Ken Dalgleish, Aspen People 
13 March 2019 (14.00-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) 
- Register here
UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Cross-cultural Communications

Speaker: Lorraine Porteous

20 March 2019 (14.10-16.00, Seminar Room 1&2, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

Leadership

Speaker: Mark McAteer

20 March 2019 (14.10-16.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here UG, PGT, PGR, PhD

Leadership in an International Context


Speaker: Lorraine Porteous

22 March 2019 (14.10-16.00,  Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Turning Research into Policy **CANCELLED**
New Date TBC

Speaker: Victoria Loughlin ( Scottish Government)
26 March 2019 (14.00-16.00, 6th Floor Staff Room, CMB) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD

CANCELLED - PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A ONE TO ONE SESSION WITH CAREERS ADVISOR JENNIFER STEVEN VIA MYCAREERHUB

No Idea For My Career - PG **This is a new date. **

Speaker: Jennifer Steven

4 April 2019 (14.10-16.00, LG.08, David Hume Tower ) - Register here PGT, PGR, PhD
Preparing for your first-year review board 29 April 2019 (10.00-12.00,  Practice Suite 1.12, CMB) - Register here PhD
Careers: Graduate Bootcamp

Speaker:  Jennifer Steven (Careers Service)
29 May 2019 (10.00-13.00, Practice Suite, 1.12, CMB)
Register here
UG 4
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