Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Doctoral researchers

Transferable skills and career management training, resources and support for researchers completing a doctorate.

The 2017/18 Postgraduate Researcher brochure is now available.  You can download a copy here, or you can contact the IAD to request a hard copy version.

IAD 2017/18 Postgraduate Researcher brochure (PDF)

Courses & events

Information on our training courses and events for doctoral researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book.

Advice & support

Advice and training suggestions aimed at different stages of your PhD, plus useful guidance and contacts.

Newsletter for PhD researchers

Our newsletter, blog and Twitter for doctoral researchers and a link to the Vitae Researcher Bulletin.

Career management

Information and advice on how to plan your career and develop the skills you will need now and in the future.

Networks & forums

Suggestions for finding networks and forums within which to engage with other researchers.

Funding

Get funding to run your own development initiatives, support further research, or start up a business.

International 3 Minute Thesis competition

Information about the 3 Minute Thesis competition in general and for individuals interested in entering.

Resources for staff who support doctoral researchers

Downloadable resources designed to help staff facilitate activities and training for doctoral researchers

Training needs analysis

We have developed a resource for RDF-based skill mapping. The ‘Training Needs Assessment’ spreadsheet has been designed to allow you to identify your current skillset and plan your future development as a researcher’

Training needs analysis (Excel) - download now

Related Links

Our PhD student blog: iad4phd