Category Archives: Workshop

Information Security Week

treat-treasureInformation Security Week 3-7 October 2016

The week will focus on why information matters to all University staff and students, and how you can take some very simple steps to quickly protect your personal data and research content.

The main event on the afternoon of 5 October will see invited internal and external speakers present and discuss some of the issues. These will be very accessible and are aimed at all audiences, regardless of technical abilities. Bookings are now open via the following event channel:





Innovative Learning Week – Careers Service

The University of Edinburgh’s Innovative Learning Week – ILW
15 to 19 February 2016 –  is approaching soon.

As part of this week-long festival of creative learning, the Careers Service is offering something a little bit different for all online distance learning (ODL) students who are unable to participate in the programme of campus-based events. We hope that our week-long participative ‘event’ will be fun, informative and not require much of your time. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with each other and to hear from Edinburgh Alumni.

So, what’s happening?

Our careers event for ODL students will be delivered here on Career Connect, our careers blog for ODL students, and also through Twitter.

We will be sharing the experiences and reflections of ODL graduates throughout the week on Career Connect – sign up to follow Career Connect posts by email using our ‘follow’ tab today. You will find a series of posts throughout the week as listed below:

  • Monday:       Distance learning degrees – what are the benefits?
  • Tuesday:       Studying while working is challenging – what helps?
  • Wednesday:  Leadership – what makes a good manager?
  • Thursday:     Reflecting on your Values.
  • Friday:          More advice from Edinburgh distance learning graduates.

We will also be facilitating daily career discussions on Twitter. Each morning we will post our discussion question and a link to the blog post of the day. How this event goes is up to you – we hope that there will be some lively discussion and that you will enjoy sharing your thoughts and ideas with each other.

We look forward to reading your tweets!

New Year – New You? Online Workshop 2 Feb

Digital Footprint: Creating an Effective Online Presencequote from a student

2 Feb 2016, 7-8pm (UK time).
Eligibility: All University of Edinburgh students

This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence.

The session will:

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and your own hints and tips.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed to attend this session.

What is your digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles and much more. Further information and other workshop details can be found

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Information Security Awareness Week

Edinburgh University Information Security Awareness Week:
quoteMonday 26th October to Friday 30th 2015.

The awareness week is intended to promote four themes, and to encourage you all to take the Information Security Essentials training course.

During this week there will be information security advice clinics, opening on various University campuses.

Further information can be found:

Find out about managing your digital footprint at

Creating an effective online presence – workshops

quoteThere are various workshops/sessions (online and on-campus) taking place in October and November which focus on your Digital Footprint and creating an effective online presence. Further details can be found

What will you do to create an effective online presence? – share with us on Twitter or on Facebook

For more information visit or find us on
Twitter: @UoEDigitalFoot #UoEDF

Workshop: Digital Footprints lab – explore your tracks and traces

  • 22 April 2015 (14.00-15.30)
  • 29 April 2015 (13.30-15.00)

Booking link:

Join us for one of our labs on Managing your Digital Footprint. We will explsocialmediaore our own digital tracks and traces (on your choice of machines in the computer lab or your own devices) and discuss what we find. We will then look at ways to curate an online identity/presence, including some expert advice on best practices.

Everyone is welcome and we hope that by the end of the session you will have had a chance to reflect on your own digital footprint and consider how you’d like to manage your digital identity in the future.

The session will be very informal and interactive as we want this to be about you sharing your own experience as well as learning from the social media experts that will be leading the labs.

Research note:footprint We will be capturing notes and audio from the discussions – and you will be asked to consent to this. We will treat your comments and discussion with respect. Notes and transcripts from the audio will be fully anonymised before feeding into our research associated with the Managing your digital footprint project.

Further information about managing your digital footprint can be found

Workshop – Using social media for career research and networking

Using social media for career research and networking – 23 March 2015 (12:00-13:00)socialmedia

Eligibility: UG, PGT, PhD @ University of Edinburgh

This short interactive workshop will provide information on how to manage your digital footprint (online presence) and how to use social media platforms effectively for careers, networking and collaboration (such as LinkedIn).

The session will:

  • Provide information on what your digital footprint is and creating an effective online presence
  • Provide information on the benefits of using social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, for professional networking, job searching and collaboration
  • Provide an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions

This session will be run jointly by the Careers Service and Institute for Academic Development

Booking link and further workshops can be found at:

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