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PGT Newsletter -August 2016

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (August 2016) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • All pre-arrival workshops available in September 2016…
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As Bo Burnham says in his Netflix special ‘Make Happy’, I believe that if you can live your life without an audience; then you should. This might strike you as rather ironic, considering it was said by a comedian releasing his work to millions of people, and I’m saying it now on my blog to however many of you stumble on to it; but, I honestly believe it’s the best way to live. 441 more words

6 Ways To Create A Positive Online Footprint

The CEO of Google has suggested that once you leave college, you may want to change your
name to distance yourself from all the dumb things you did as a younger person and can’t erase from the Internet.  1,121 more words

Personal Development

Why 'googling' yourself should be part of your digital health check

When was the last time you googled yourself? Some may ask why on earth would I want to do that? Well it is an effective way of finding out what others can learn about you from the Internet. 282 more words


Your name Inc.

There has been a lot of talk about personal branding. It took a while for me to fully understand the concept of having a personal brand. 578 more words

Learning And Development

The Importance of Social Media

We live in an increasingly digital age, where augmented reality is now the norm with apps like Pokémon Go, 22% of people meet their bæ via online dating, and increasingly more businesses are utilizing digital media platforms over physical locations to save on overhead costs. 484 more words


My son has just turned 3 - and I've already forgotten so much about him

My second son had his third birthday recently – and flicking back through old pictures and posts on my digi.me I was struck by how much has already fallen out of my own, non-digital memory. 351 more words

Using Digi Me