Welcome (back)!

A very warm welcome to all new and continuing students on our Digital Education programme!

We’re excited to kick-start the academic year 2018/19 this week, with orientation activities for new students starting our ‘An Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning’ (IDEL) course.

For continuing students taking ‘Education and Digital Culture’, ‘Assessment, Learning and Digital Education’, and ‘Learning Analytics: Process and Theory’ courses, these all begin next week on Monday 17 September.

Key dates for your diaries this year are:

Semester 1 – September 2018
Monday 10 September – Orientation week – Week 0
Monday 17 September – Start of semester – Week 1
Monday 3 December – Final week of teaching begins – Week 12

Semester 2 – January 2019
Monday 7 January – Orientation week – Week 0
Monday 14 January – Start of semester – Week 1
Monday 1 April – Final week of teaching begins – Week 12

Dissertations students will also be continuing with us of course – and if you are due to start your dissertation this semester, we will also be in touch with you in the next few days.

You’ll be hearing from course organisers directly, but I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for your upcoming studies this year.  We’re looking forward to it!

– Phil Sheail (Programme Director) and the Digital Education teaching team

Scottish Grad School of Social Science June 2012

Hi All.  Some information I received on a University summer school in the Social Sciences below, in case it’s of interest to any of you.  This is ‘save the

date’ info – the full programme hasn’t been released yet:

“Save the Date | Scottish Graduate School of Social Science 1st
Annual Summer School, June 2012

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS) is delighted to
announce its first annual Summer School to be held at the University of
Edinburgh on 18-20 June 2012.

This exciting event is aimed at postgraduates in Scotland who are studying
any discipline within social science. Events will include
discipline-specific training, masterclasses and workshops, led by experts in
the field. This advanced training will appear alongside other practical
activities based around transferable skills, knowledge exchange and
specialised IT packages, specifically relevant to your needs. Each day will
culminate in a plenary session, bringing together social science experts
from within and out with Scotland.

On-course students pursuing doctoral study in social science programmes at
SGS member institutions are entitled to free attendance. Eligible students
may also receive help with travel costs and accommodation.

In order for us to gauge demand and allocate sufficient places, please
register early interest by emailing events@socsciscotland.ac.uk with your
name, university and programme of study.”