Institute for Academic Development

Professional development

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

  • EASTChem Thesis Workshop
  • Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Biological Sciences
  • Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Engineering
  • Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Geosciences

EASTChem Thesis Workshop

Description

This course provides advice and information on how to write a chemistry PhD thesis and prepare for the examination process. The session will include practical, interactive activities and contributions from experienced PhD supervisors, examiners and recent PhD graduates.

 

Course Content:

The role of the thesis and doctoral regulations

The external examiner's perspective and responsibilities

Organisation, motivation and planning

What makes a good thesis

Writing and reviewing the thesis

Anticipating the viva

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Biological Sciences

Description

This creative and innovative course is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars.

In this course we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text). Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.

The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page!

There is an optional follow up course 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster.

This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.

EligibilityPhD SCE Biology 1st Years PhD SCE Biology 3rd Year PhD SCE Biology 2nd Years
Date Wednesday 01-Jun-2016, 09:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Engineering

Description

This creative and innovative course is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars.

In this course we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text). Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.

The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page!

There is an optional follow up course 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster.

This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.

EligibilityPhD SCE Engineering all years
Date Thursday 17-Mar-2016, 09:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Geosciences

Description

This creative and innovative course is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at conference or seminars.

In this course we explore key visual design and communication skill guidelines to focus on layout, visual impact and powerful writing (text). Posters require us to change our communication approaches, writing habits and style. We will learn to write and design with clarity, conviction and impact by using design-thinking methods and understanding what does, and does not, work on a wall and on a PC.

The aim is to explore your untapped creative and personal communication strengths through a well-designed and beautifully communicated message on a poster: potentially your CV on a page!

There is an optional follow up course 'Presenting your Poster Pitch' which gives you the opportunity to practice presenting your poster.

This workshop replaces the previous 'preparing for conferences' workshop.

EligibilityPhD SCE GeoScience all years
Date Wednesday 30-Mar-2016, 09:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 6307, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.