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Work in Progress Seminar | WiP

Work in Progress Seminar | WiP

Seminar for Philosophy PhD Students at University of Edinburgh

How to Participate

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WiP is not convening as usual in Room 7.01 in the Dugald Stewart Building. Instead from April till July 2020, all WiP seminars will be help online via the video conferencing software Jitsi, which is fully encrypted, 100% open source, and does not require an account or any software. In order to take part in WiP seminars and to ensure the best possible online experience, we suggest observing the following guidelines.



To be sure to participate in every session, we suggest doing the following.

  • Each week you will receive an email informing you of the particular session.
  • If you are not on the mailing list, contact or
  • In the body of the email, you will find a hyperlink and password for joining the online classroom.
  • The hyperlink and password will be the same each week.
  • For security reasons, this information will not be posted here on the website.
  • Click this hyperlink at the time of the session (16:00 UK time) or up to 15 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your device.
  • No UoE username or software installation is required.


Online Session Etiquette

In order to facilitate an atmosphere conducive for a online learning environment, we suggest observing the following guidelines.

  • Use headphones instead of computer speakers.
  • Turn video on to facilitate the online community.
  • Mute the microphone upon joining each session.
  • Ask a question during Q&A by pressing “Raise Hand” button.
  • Ask a follow-up by pressing “Raise Hand” button.
  • If you cannot use voice, type questions in the chat.


Information for Speakers

So that your presentation can be delivered as best as possible, we suggest the following.

  • Sharing just your presentation or handout (and not your screen) is recommend.
  • Sign-in 15 minutes before the start of the session to become acquainted with the software.
  • Hosts will provide a quick tutorial for speakers.
  • Talks should not exceed 30 minutes to ensure sufficient time for discussion.
  • To ensure your Internet connection meets video conferencing requirements, we recommend the following: (takes 1 min)
    visit and check that your connection has at least 10Mbps download, 5Mbps upload speed, and your ping is fewer than 50ms.
  • If you would like tips on camera position and lighting, we have found Tom Ford‘s advice helpful.

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