Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

Professional development workshops for research staff. Workshops are classified according to the skill areas listed in our research staff skills guide. These workshops are free to all research staff.

Teaching and learning

IAD courses on tutoring and demonstrating, for both new and experienced tutors.

Teaching and learning


A-Z course list

The course directory provides a list of all courses we run for research staff, plus links to an overview of other University training providers.

Personal and interpersonal skills

A range of workshops on managing yourself and working with others.

Career management skills

A range of workshops to help you plan and manage your career.

Communication and dissemination skills

Workshops to help you effectively communicate the results of your work.

Business and management skills

Workshops on managing the people, resources, processes and practices that enable you to get your job done, as well as general business and enterprise skills.

Research leader programme

Research Leader Programme for new and aspiring Principal Investigators (PIs). Typical programme structure, content and day by day outline.

Writing Retreats

Information on running your own writing retreats

Get Connected Welcome Day

Get Connected: Welcome Day & Networking for New Research Staff and Academics.