Transferable Skills Training

Information on PPar Transferable Skills Training.

The University's Institute for Academic Development (IAD) hosts multiple Transferable Skills training sessions, designed to help postgraduate students acquire and develop skills transferable to research and future employment. 

Compulsory Courses

CDT in Pervasive Parallelism students are *required* to take the following IAD courses in the years specified below. Attendance will be monitored to ensure that all students attend.

Please book a place for yourself on these courses as soon as possible once booking opens. Places are limited, so it is important to book well in advance. Bookings normally open around one month prior to the course date, but sometimes earlier. If you are not able to book a place, please e-mail ppar-cdt @ inf.ed.ac.uk.  

MSc BY RESEARCH YEAR

 

* How to be an Effective Researcher * [2-day course]

 

  • Thu. & Fri, 19th & 20th October 2017 [9:30-16:30]
  • Thu. & Fri, 16th & 17th November 2017 [9:30-16:30]
  • Thu. & Fri, 22nd & 23rd February 2018 [9:30-16:30]
Presenting Made Easy - Presentation Techniques (SCE & MVM) *  (Part I)
  • Tuesday, 7th November 2017 [12:30]
  • Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 [12:30]
  • Tuesday, 20th March 2018 [12:30]

Presenting Made Easy - Delivering Presentations  * (Part II)

NOTE: PRE-COURSE WORK REQUIRED.    

  • Monday, 13th November 2017 [09:30-12:30]
  • Friday 26th January 2018 [09:30-12:30]
  • Friday 23rd March 2018 [09:30-12:30]

How to Do an Informatics PhD *

NOTE: PRE-COURSE WORK REQUIRED

  • Wednesday, 15th November 2017 [13:30-16:30]
  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018 [13:30-16:30]

Finding Academic Literature - Science and Engineering ​ *

NOTE: NOT compulsory, but very strongly recommended for 1st year students, 

especially for students who do not have strong skills in the area.

  • Date / time TBC
   

FIRST YEAR PHD

 
Internships and Career Planning *
  • Date / time TBC
Preparation of your PhD Proposal for 1st Year Review (Informatics) *  
   

SECOND YEAR PHD

 

Writing an Informatics Research Paper  *

NOTE: PRE-COURSE WORK REQUIRED

  • Wednesday, 29th November 2017 [13:30-16:30]

Practical Project Management for Research Students  *

  • Thursday, 26th October 2017 [9:30-13:30]
  • Thursday, 8th February 2018 [9:30-13:30]
  • Wednesday, 25th April 2018 [9:30-13:30]
   

THIRD YEAR PHD

 
PhD Thesis Workshop - School of Informatics *
  • Date / time TBC
Preparing for the Viva - School of Informatics *
  • Date / time TBC
   

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED COURSES

 
Poster Production *
  • Date / time TBC
Designing Effective Slides *
  • Date / time TBC
Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Research Student *
  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018 [9:30-12:00]
How to Write a Winning CV *
  • Online talk; available for viewing at students' leisure
If you attend any additional IAD courses, please inform the CDT Administrator.
 

TEACHING SUPPORT WORK COURSES

 
Effective Tutoring Introduction *
  • Wednesday, 20th September 2017  [13:30-16:30]
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018 [13:30-16:30]
Tutoring in the Sciences *
  • Wednesday, 27th September 2017 [13:30-16:30]
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018 [13:30-16:30] 
   

Courses by Interest

Students are encouraged to take additional courses according to career aspirations and research development needs.