Institute for Academic Development

New PhD students

The early stages of your PhD are about finding your feet, working out what you want to achieve and making the best possible start to your postgraduate research.

First steps

Tips for the initial actions you need to take in the early stages of your PhD, and getting the support you need from your Supervisor and School.

Training suggestions

We offer courses tailored to those in the first year of research. Other units can offer more specialised help, such as English language courses.

Study tips videos

Tips from Edinburgh postgradutes for postgraduates.