Don’t miss the exam survival sessions in November

This National Stress Awareness day – some reminders about how we can help as the semester moves into course work hand in time and then exams.

The NSS highlights exams are one of the top reasons for stressed students – so don’t miss the Exam Survival Guide and How to Manage Exam Stress Power Hours later this month – each session is full of useful tips and  techniques to help you survive and succeed in your exams.

StressPoster

And remember – if you are feeling stressed you don’t need to cope alone – there’s lots of support available across HWU e.g. Health and Wellbeing, Academic Study SkillsChaplaincy – so get in touch – we’re here to help.

Workshop Cancelled: Endnote Online, 13 October 2017

Unfortunately the following workshop has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances:

13 October 2017
Endnote Online
13:15 to 14:15

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required and opens on Mon 11 September.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Workshop: Publishing with IEEE. Thursday 25th May 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 25th May 2017
Time: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Location: 2.01  Post-Graduate Centre,  Edinburgh Campus

Book here 

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Members and customers around the world rely on IEEE as a source of technical information.

This practical workshop, aimed at new and early career researchers and postgraduate students in engineering, computing, medical and technology related areas, will provide an overview of publishing with the IEEE.

The session will be introduced by Prof. Stephen McLaughlin, Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The ‘Publishing with the IEEE’ Workshop will cover:

  • Overview of IEEE, technology areas and quality of content
  • The University’s publishing activity on IEEE Xplore
  • Choosing the best fit periodical or conference for your paper
  • What editors look for
  • Why papers may be rejected
  • Paper structure
  • Ethics
  • Open Access options
  • Impact factor
  • Importance of through literature reviews and support available
  • Submission and review process
  • Tools available to support publishing
  • Tips
  • Key contacts and support

This event is open to all University staff and students.

Power Hours Workshop week commencing 13 February (Edinburgh Campus Library)

powerhoursThe following workshops will be held week commencing February 13th in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Monday, February 13, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Teamworking
Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

How to Manage Stress

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time:12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

PowerPoint for Posters
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Essay Writing: Plan for Success

Date:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time:
14:15 – 15:15
Location:Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus:Edinburgh Campus
Categories:All welcome, Most suited to UG students


Box of Broadcasts

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome


Excel: Go Further

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome


Understanding Turnitin for PG Students

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: PG students only


Literature Searching
Date:Friday, February 17, 2017
Time:14:15 – 15:15
Location:Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus:Edinburgh Campus
Categories:All welcome

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Vision/Blackboard Webinars for staff

bbwebinarA new series of webinar training is now available for using Vision/Blackboard.

  • When: Ongoing recordings are available
  • How: Self enrol onto the Vision course: Bb Training Webinar Series

This series of webinar provides instruction on the essential features and functions of Blackboard Learn™ 9.1. (Vision).

Through a variety of activities, including hands-on exercises, participants learn how to organise and build a course online, monitor and assess student performance, and use communication tools to enhance interaction.

Throughout the workshop, participants discuss pedagogical principles related to online learning, along with best practices for teaching in both Web-enhanced and fully online environments.

The Webinar series covers three broad themes:

  • Course Design
  • Assessment
  • Connectivism

Live webinars will be recorded and added to the Bb Training Webinar Series course.

To Self Enrol:

  1. Login to Vision
  2. Click Courses tab
  3. Type Bb train into search box – Click Go
  4. Hover over Bbtrainweb – Bb Training Webinar Series – Click arrow
  5. Click Enrol
  6. Click Submit
  7. Click OK

That is it!  You are now enrolled and will see the Bb Training Webinar Series in My Courses

Power Hours Workshop week commencing 6 February (Edinburgh Campus Library)

powerhoursThe following workshops will be held week commencing February 6 in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

 

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Mindmapping Fundamentals
Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Poster Design
Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students

Writing in Paragraphs
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students

Evaluation of Online Sources
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 13:30 – 14:00
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Presentation Skills
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Word: Page Layouts and Numbering
Date:Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Open Access and the REF: What You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: Staff and PGR only

Literature Searching
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students

MindMap with MindGenius
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Desktop
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 10:15 – 11:45
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

HW VPN: Getting Connected
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 10:15 – 11:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: Staff Only

Critical Reading of a Journal Paper
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Power Hours Workshop week commencing 30 January (Edinburgh Campus Library)

powerhoursThe following workshops will be held week commencing 30th January in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
 
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG student
 
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 15:15 – 16:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
 
Study Support Software
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
 
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 15:15 – 17:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
 
Date: Thursday, February 2 , 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students
 
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 13:15 – 14:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
 
OneDrive
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 16:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Power Hours workshops (Edinburgh): week commencing 23 January

powerhoursThe following workshops will be held week commencing 23rd January in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Citing & Referencing Numeric

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Online

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Critical Reading:Hints & Tips for Undergraduate students

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students

Making the Most of your Personal Tutor

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 16:15 – 17:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Online

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Time Management

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suitable for UG and PGT students

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:45
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.