Tomorrow: Learning at GSA workshop for new students

Anxious about coming to study in a new place?
Not sure what to expect?
Keen to meet other new students?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above come along to our workshop for new students starting at GSA in September. This short workshop will be an opportunity to meet other new students, explore the nature of learning in creative disciplines in higher education, and gain a sense of what you want to get out of your time at GSA.

For further information please contact learningsupport@gsa.ac.uk
Tuesday 16th September 11am – 12:30pm
Meet at Student Support Services, 30 Hill Street

‘Your Voice’ in Extended Academic Writing workshop Tues 6th May

‘Your Voice’ in Extended Academic Writing

When:  Tuesday 6th May at 3.30pm for one hour

Where: the Library Quiet Space (upstairs)

Facilitated by Dr Anna Fisk, LS&D

At this Learning Support and Development workshop, we will discuss:

  • communicating clearly in academic writing
  • your academic style and personal voice
  • integrating the words of others into your writing
  • the writing process and its challenges

This workshop is the last of the Moving On to Extended Academic Writing series, designed to help undergraduate and postgraduate students prepare for extended academic writing (any written task above a 5,000 word count).  Students preparing for their Honours year or who are already working on an extended writing assignment will find this workshop useful.

To book your place, email j.cairns@gsa.ac.uk with the subject heading “‘Your Voice’ in Extended Academic Writing Workshop” and provide your full name and the name and year of your programme of study.

Moving on to Extended Academic Writing – workshop today!

The first installment of our new series of workshops, Moving on to Extended Academic Writing, takes place today. This set of workshops is to support students about to embark on their first extended writing assignment (over 5000 words), either as Honours or taught PG students.

Today’s session, ‘What to Write About’, looks at:

  • the context for your writing
  • an appropriate area of research to write about
  • your previous perspective in a source review /  literature review / research proposal
  • types of extended writing – extended essays, reviews or reflective journals
  • approaches to research and finding resources

When: Tues 8th April (today!), 3.30pm – 5.00pm.

Where: Library Quiet Space (upstairs).

Email learningsupport@gsa.ac.uk if you have any questions.

New workshop series starts next week: Moving On to Extended Writing

Moving On to Extended Writing

In response to student feedback, Learning Support & Development are hosting a series of workshops this term to help students prepare for extended academic writing at GSA (any written task above a 5,000 word count).

The workshops will focus on the importance of communicating clearly in academic writing and will provide an opportunity for you to think about what topic and thesis you will write about, and which kind of writing is most suitable for you.

All students are welcome to attend; third year students contemplating an Honours year, or already engaged in an extended writing practice will find these workshops particularly relevant.

When: Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm

     8th April – What to Write About

     15th April – Mapping Out Your Research Ideas

     6th May – Your “Voice” in Extended Academic Writing

Where: Library Quiet Space (upstairs)

To reserve your place on one or more of these workshops please email learningsupport@gsa.ac.uk

For more information on our workshops, visit this page.

This Week (17th-21st Feb)

Wednesday 19th February

Thinking about Learning: Your Higher Education at GSA

Library Quiet Space, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Workshop 4: Thinking Critically and Reflectively

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Getting Your Ideas Funded

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Bourdon Building, 4pm-5pm

Careers. This session will look at how you can get your creative ideas funded, looking at the funding landscape, understanding funders’ hooks, and writing great proposals.

Cook, Taste and Share Recipes From Around the World

A tasty opportunity to learn about new recipes and food! We are holding a cooking demonstration for students to show off their favourite recipes and foods.This is your opportunity to come along and help with the cooking or come and taste and learn. All students are welcome – we are particularly looking for students who have a recipe from home (whether home is Scotland, China, USA etc) to share.Contact Fiona or Graeme at welfare@gsa.ac.uk.

Thursday 20th February

Student Welfare Drop-In Service

Student Union (The Vic), 12pm-2pm

Student Welfare will be holding drop-in sessions at the Student Union (The Vic) to offer students practical advice on how to manage money, funding and debt advice. This is a great opportunity to ask questions or pick up information to help you make the most of your resources. If you are worried about budgeting, finances or need advice on funding, GSA Student Welfare Advisers can give you guidance on a variety of topics: 

  • Discretionary Funding
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Debt advice
  • Support with any welfare problems you may be having

Putting Your Reading Into Writing

Library Quiet Space, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 6: Developing a Thematic Concern in Writing

More information on our workshops series is available here.

This Week (10th-14th Feb)

Wednesday 12th February

Study and Writing Skills 

Library Quiet Space, 1pm-2.30pm

Workshop 4: Finishing and Reviewing Your Writing

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Thinking about Learning: Your Higher Education at GSA

Library Quiet Space, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Workshop 3: What is higher education and why does it do things this way?

More information on our workshops series is available here.

How to Write an Artist’s CV and Statement

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Bourdon Building, 4pm-5pm

Careers. Artists CVs are different to employment CVs. Come along and find out what the differences are and how you can develop your artist CV before you graduate.

Thursday 13th February

Student Welfare Drop-In Service

Student Union (The Vic), 12pm-2pm

Student Welfare will be holding drop-in sessions at the Student Union (The Vic) to offer students practical advice on how to manage money, funding and debt advice. This is a great opportunity to ask questions or pick up information to help you make the most of your resources. If you are worried about budgeting, finances or need advice on funding, GSA Student Welfare Advisers can give you guidance on a variety of topics: 

  • Discretionary Funding
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Debt advice
  • Support with any welfare problems you may be having

Putting Your Reading Into Writing

Library Quiet Space, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 5: Referencing: Summarising, Paraphrasing and Quoting

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Friday 14th February

Learning in the Studio

Library Quiet Space, 3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 4: Learning From Assessment and Feedback

More information on our workshops series is available here.

This week (3rd-7th Feb)

Wednesday 5th February

Study and Writing Skills 

Library Quiet Space, 1pm-2.30pm

Workshop 3: Research and Organisation for Academic Writing

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Thinking about Learning: Your Higher Education at GSA

Library Quiet Space, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Workshop 2: What is the point of art school?

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Pitching Your Work to Others

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Bourdon Building, 4pm-5pm

Careers. This session will explore the art of pitching. How do you do it? What is best practice? and what practice should you avoid.

Thursday 6th February

Putting Your Reading Into Writing

Library Quiet Space, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 4: Evaluating Your Sources in a Written Form

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Friday 7th February

Learning in the Studio

Library Quiet Space, 3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 3: Developing Effective Studio Presentation Skills

More information on our workshops series is available here.

This week (27th-31st Jan)

Wednesday 29th January

Study and Writing Skills 

Library Quiet Space, 1pm-2.30pm

Workshop 2: The Writing Process

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Thinking about Learning: Your Higher Education at GSA

Library Quiet Space, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Workshop 1: Who are you and why are you at GSA?

Making great career decisions….SWOT

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Bourdon Building, 4pm-5pm

Following on from last weeks self awareness discussion, this session will explore strategies for making great career decisions, including SWOT.

Thursday 30th January

Putting Your Reading Into Writing

Library Quiet Space, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 3: Keeping track of information and effective note making

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Friday 31st January

Learning in the Studio

Library Quiet Space, 3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 2: Planning, organising and recording your research development

More information on our workshops series is available here.

This week (20th-24th Jan 2014)

Wednesday 22nd January

Study and Writing Skills 

Library Quiet Space, 1pm-2.30pm

Workshop 1: Getting Started on Written Assignments

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Keeping ahead of the game: understanding the creative industries

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Bourdon Building, 4pm-5pm

The creative industries are constantly developing and moving – this session will explore how you can keep informed about industry developments and identify trends and future skills needs.

Thursday 23rd January

Putting Your Reading Into Writing

Library Quiet Space, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 2: Library Skills: Finding the Right Sources for Your Topic

More information on our workshops series is available here.

Friday 24th January

Learning in the Studio

Library Quiet Space, 3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 1: Documenting Your Learning and Creative Process

More information on our workshops series is available here.